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    የጀርባ ህመም መነሻ ምክንያቶች

    (በዳንኤል አማረ @ኢትዮጤና) #EthioTena #BackPain

    መነሻው ምን እንደሆነ በዉል ሳያዉቁት በጀርባ ህመም ተሰቃይተዋል? የጀርባ ህመም በአደጋ ብቻ ላይከሰት ይችላል የአቀማመጥ ሁኔታ የሚጠቀሙት ጫማ ከመጠን ያለፈ ዉፍርትና ከባድ ነገሮችን ማንሳት የላይኛዉና ታችኛው ጀርባ ህመም ያስከትላል።

     በሴቶችና ወንዶች ላይ የጀርባ ህመም የሚያስከትሉ መነሻ ምክንያቶችን በዝርዝር እንመልከታቸው፦

    1. የቢሮ ወንበር!
    የቢሮ ወንበርዎ ለጀርባ ህመም ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽዎ ያደርጋሉ ሲቀመጡ ጎበጥ የሚሉ ከሆነ ጀርባዎ ላይ ጫና ያደርጉበታል አከርካሪ ሊጋመንታችን ከአቅም በላይ ይለጠጥና ዲስካችን የጀርባ አጥንታችን እንዲወጠር ያደርጋል ከጊዜ ብዛት የጀርባ አጥንታችንን በመጉዳት ለጀርባ ህመም ይዳርገናል።

    2. የሚያደርጉት ጫማ!
    ጫማ ለጀርባዎ ጤንነት ከፍተኛ ሚና ይጫዎታል የማይገባ/ትክክል ያልሆነ ጫማ አቋምዎን በማዛባት ማዕከላዊ የግራቪቲ ቦታን ያዛባል ይህም በታችኛው የጀርባ ክፍልዎ ላይ ህመም ይፈጥራል።

    3. የሚተኙበት ፍራሽ!
    የሳሳ ፍራሽ መጠቀም የታችኛዉን የጀርባ ክፍል እንዲሰምጥ ያደርጋል በተጨማሪም የአከርካሪ አጥንቶችን እንዲዛቡ በማድረግ በጡንቻዎች እና የአከርካሪ መገጣጠሚያዎች ላይ ዉጥረት ይፈጥራል።

    4. የጀርባ ቦርሳ!
    የሚይዙት የጀርባ ቦርሳ ትልቅ ከሆነ ብዙ እቃዎችን የመያዝ እድል ይኖርዎታል ተጨማሪ ሸክም በጀርባዎ ላይ መጫን ትልቁ የጀርና ህመም ምክንያት ነው። በአንድ በኩል ያለዉ የሰዉነት ክፍልዎ ላይ ሸክም መጨመር የአከርካሪ አጥንቶች እንዲጎብጡ በማድረግ የጀርና ህመም እንዲከሰት ያደርጋል።

    5. በሆድ በኩል መተኛት! 
    በሆድ በኩል ተደፍተዉ ሲተኙ በጀርባዎና በአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ላይ ተጨማሪ ሸክም ይጨምራል በአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ላይ ተጨማሪ ሸክም ጨመሩ ማለት ደግሞ የሙሉ ሰዉነትዎን ቅርጽ ያዛባዋል ጭንቅላትዎን ወደ ጎን ሲያዞሩት ደግሞ ጭንቅላትዎንና አከርካሪዎት ከመደበኛ አቅጣጫዎ ውጪ አደረጉት ማለት ነው።

    6. ትከሻ ወይም አንገት ለረጂም ሰዓት አንገትን አዘንብሎ(ደፍቶ) መቆየት ወይም መጓዝ!
    በትከሻዎቻችን መሀል ያሉትን ጡንቻዎች እንዲዝሉ በማድረግ የላይኛው ጀርባ ክፍል እና የአንገት ህመም ያስከትላል።

    7. ላኘቶኘና ስማርት ስልኮች!
    በአለም ላይ ያሉ ሰዎች ሁሉ በኤሌክትሮኒክስ መገልገያዎቻቸው ፍቅር ስለወደቁ በነዚህ ሰዎች ላይ የጀርባ ህመም የተለመደ ነው። በስራ በተጠመድበት ወቅት ስልክዎትን በትከሻዎና በጆሮዎ መሀል በመያዝ ለረጂም ጊዜ ማውራት የአንገት ህመም ያስከትላል።

    8. ከመጠን ያለፈ ውፍረት!
    ከሌሎች በሽታዎች በተጨማሪ ከመጠን ያለፈ ውፍረት ለጀርባ፣ መገጣጠሚያ እና ጡንቻዎች ህመም ያጋልጠናል። አብዛኛዎቹ በሚኖራቸው ውፍረት በዳሌና በታችኛው የጀርባ ክፍል ህመም ያጋጥማቸዋል።

    9. እግርን አጣምሮ መቀመጥ!
    እግርዎን አጣምረው በሚቀመጡበት ጊዜ የአከርካሪ አጥንትዎ ቀጥ ማለት ይሳነዋል ይህም በዳሌ አካባቢ የሚገኙ ጡንቻዎች ከመጠን በላይ እንዲለጠጡ ያደርጋቸዋል። በተጨማሪም የደም ዝውውር በመስተጓጐሉ ምክንያት ቫሪኮስ ቬይን(Varicose vein) ለተባለ በሽታ ያጋልጣል።

    10. ሲጋራ ማጨስ!
    በሲጋራ ውስጥ ያለው ኒኮቲን ወደ ዲስክ(Disc) የሚሄደውን የደም ዝውውር በመቀነስ የአከርካሪና ጐን አጥንት ችግር ያስከትላል። በተጨማሪም ካልሲየም በአግባቡ ከሰውነታችን ጋር እንዳይዋሀድ በማድረግ የአጥንት እድገትን ይገታል በመሆኑም ሲጋራ የሚያጨሱ ሰዎች ከማያጨሱ ሰዎች በአንድ እጥፍ የጀርባ ህመም ችግር ያጋጥማቸዋል።

    መልካም ጤንነት!!!

     

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  • 13 Health Problems the Moons on Your Nails Warn You About

    If you look at your fingernails, you’ll notice light areas at the base. These are moons, or lunulae. Their change in color, shape, or size can indicate not only the presence of a disease but also the predisposition to it. Such diagnostics help you notice the problem in time and take action.

    When a lunula changes on one finger

    • A lunula on the little finger, as a rule, should be almost unnoticeable or completely absent. It’s connected with the work of the kidneys, small intestine, and heart. An increased lunula can be a result of high blood pressure.

    • The ring finger is responsible for the work of the reproductive and lymphatic systems. A barely visible lunula can hint at digestion problems.

    • The middle finger is connected with the work of the brain and cardiovascular system. The absence of a lunula can indicate vascular problems and high blood pressure.

    • The index finger lunula can disappear or get considerably smaller because of improper function of the intestine, pancreas, or chronic E.N.T. diseases.

    • The lunula on the thumb reflects the work of the lungs and spleen. It’s the most visible of all and should take up no more than 25% of the whole fingernail. It can get significantly smaller in smokers or bigger when you have arterial hypertension.

     

    Overly large lunulae

    Lunulae are considered large when they occupy a third (or more) of the fingernail. They indicate problems with the cardiovascular system, heartbeat disruption, and low blood pressure.

    Large lunulae can be often found in athletes and people whose occupation is connected with physical activity. If a person isn’t involved in sports, enlarged lunulae may appear because of a high level of stress.

    Small lunulae

    Small lunulae, which can be barely seen behind the cuticle, indicate low blood pressure and circulatory disorders. This can be a sign of a weak immune system, poor metabolism, or lack of iron and B12.

    If the lunulae are noticeably separated from the rest of the nail plate with transverse lines, it indicates problems with blood sugar levels and the possible development of diabetes.

     

    Lunulae aren’t visible at all

    Don’t panic if you haven’t found lunulae on your own or your child’s nails. They’re often not visible on children’s nails and appear over time. In some people, they don’t appear at all due to physiological specificities of the nail structure.

    However, a sudden disappearance of lunulae is perceived by modern medicine as one of the symptoms of a circulatory disorder. This study showed that the absence of lunulae is connected with thyroid gland disorders and a deficit of vitamin B12 and iron.

    Change in lunulae color

    1. Gray lunulae indicate severe fatigue, digestion disorders, and possible difficulties in nutrient absorption.

    2. White lunulae are healthy and natural. The moons should be several shades lighter than the skin.

    3. Purple lunulae are a sign of poor blood circulation and a lack of oxygen in the organs and tissues. Dizziness and headaches may often occur.

    4. Pink (red) lunulae may indicate low physical activity and lung problems.

    5. Black lunulae are an uncommon and extremely dangerous sign. As a rule, this is a symptom of heavy metal poisoning.

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  • This Japanese Method Will Help You Quickly Get Rid of Belly Fat

    Japanese actor Miki Ryosuke recently discovered an interesting method that helped him to lose 13 kg (28.7 lb) and 12 cm (4.7″) from the waist in just a few weeks. This result was a side effect of a back pain relief exercise prescribed to him by a doctor, and this exercise takes him only 2 minutes a day.

     


    Ryosuke called it a long-breath diet. The technique lies in taking a certain position, taking a three-second breath, and then a strong exhalation for seven seconds.

    Most European doctors support the use of breathing exercises for weight loss and explain their effectiveness as follows: fat consists of oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. When the oxygen we breathe in reaches the fat cells, it splits them into components (carbon and water). Therefore, the more oxygen our body uses, the more fat we burn.

    Perform the exercise every day for 2-10 minutes.

    • Stand up, and push one leg forward and the other back.
    • Now you need to strain your buttocks and transfer your weight to your back foot.
    • Start slowly inhaling for 3 seconds, lifting your arms above your head.
    • Then exhale forcefully for 7 seconds, straining all your body’s muscles.


    In addition, as experts say, this technique will strengthen the body’s muscles and increase metabolism.

    Source medicaldaily 
    Illustrator: Alena Tsarkova for BrightSide.me

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  • Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

    Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

    It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine… coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health benefits.

    Several massive studies have now shown that the people who drink the most coffee live longer and have a reduced risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

    Coffee is a Major Source of Antioxidants
    Young Brunette Enjoying Cup of Coffee

    When hot water runs through the coffee grounds while brewing, the substances in the coffee beans mix with the water and become part of the drink.

    Some of these substances are well known, including caffeine, but there are hundreds of other compounds in there as well, many of which science has yet to identify.

    Many of these compounds are antioxidants that protect our bodies from oxidation, which involves free radicals that damage molecules in the body.

    Without getting into complicated details, oxidation is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and common diseases like cancer and heart disease.

    Coffee, believe it or not, happens to be the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables… combined (1, 2, 3).

    When you’re treating yourself with a cup of coffee, you’re not only getting caffeine but a whole bunch of other beneficial compounds, including powerful antioxidants.

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  • 6 COMMONLY MISSED SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER...

    1. Swollen or Bloated Abdomen

    Swelling happens when fluid, called ascites, is trapped in the Abdominal cavity This is a symptom that occurs later as the disease progresses, but can still be blamed on other health issues. Thus, it is important to keep track of your health and compare this symptom to any of the other signs below.

    2. Persistent Pain in the Abdomen or Pelvis

    Chronic pain that displays itself in the abdomen or pelvis is a clear sign that something is wrong. This is a symptom for both ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts. Any pain that does not go away after a couple of days should be taken very seriously.

    3. Feeling Full or Difficulty Eating

    Oddly enough, women who are suffering from ovarian cancer will feel full faster and will have difficulty eating as much as usual. This is most likely because the cancer is disrupting the hormones that control metabolism.

    04: Urinary Problems

    Increase urination is a sign of ovarian cancer. The fluid that builds up, and causes the swelling mentioned above will push on the bladder. This is why women with ovarian cancer will need to use the restroom more often. Unfortunately, this symptom is often attributed to bladder problems.
     
    05: Change in Bowel Movements
     
    Any change in bowel movements, or constipation or diarrhea, could be a sign of ovarian cancer. This could be because the cancer has spread to the colon or because pressure from fluid buildup could be affecting the area.
     
    06: Spotting Between Periods
     
    Spotting can be linked to several different health issues, and one of them is ovarian cancer. Any abnormal bleeding should be mentioned to a health care professional. It is not normal and is commonly linked to serious reproductive system health problems.
    Of course, one or two of the symptoms listed above could be attributed to another, less serious health problem. That is why ovarian cancer often goes undiagnosed for months.
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  • IF YOU HAVE THESE TWO HOLES ON YOUR BACK YOU ARE REALLY SPECIAL

    IF YOU HAVE THESE TWO HOLES ON YOUR BACK YOU ARE REALLY SPECIAL

     

    They are called Venus holes; these are small circles, which are formed on the lower back in men and women. If they are found in men then they are called Apollo holes.

    They are located on the site of the junction between the two bones of the pelvis, and can be seen only in people who have this genetic predisposition or the appropriate size ligaments. We cannot choose whether we have them or not, because it usually depends on genetics.

    They are a sign of good circulation and a healthy body, a great circulation is an important prerequisite to achieve orgasm more easily.

    Since Venus holes are located at the place where there is no muscle, it is impossible to create some exercises that can make them show up, but if you work to eliminate excess body fat, these holes can become visible.

     

    Credits: www.cuisineandhealth.com

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  • 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT ON YOUR FACE! (NUMBER 9 WILL COMPLETELY DISAPPOINT YOU)

     

    Unfortunately, the Internet is loaded with many different DIY remedies, tips and methods – including skin care tips. Well, we’re not saying that they’re bad for you! We’re just saying that you should be very careful because some of them can do more harm than good! Yes, some of these homemade skin remedies can do more damage to your skin – than improve its health. As we said, there are many different homemade skin care tips, homemade creams, and other DIY skin care products on the internet today! But, you should be very careful and avoid using this 10 homemade remedies and ingredients!

     

    1. Hairspray

    You’ve probably noticed that many different home remedies for skin care include hairspray! Why – because the hairspray will help you dry out the acne and help you with other skin problems. Yes, hairspray will dry out your skin and acne, but it will also clog your pores and lead to irritation of the skin.

    1. Body Lotion

    The body lotion is called body lotion for a good reason – it is specially designed for your body, not your face. The skin on your body is much thicker and more resistant. And, you should know that the body lotions usually contain more aroma and fewer ingredients that are intended to moisturize.

    1. Toothpaste

    Many people around the world apply toothpaste on their face – usually to dry out the acne. Yes, this will help you with your acne problems, but, unfortunately, it will also irritate the skin and can cause serious skin problems, such as chemical burns or scars.

    1. Vaseline

    Many people around the world use Vaseline to moisturize their dry or chapped skin. You can also use this ingredient to treat bites from bugs or cuts, but, you should be very careful because this ingredient is not the best solution for your face. When you apply Vaseline for the first time, you usually get that feeling like it’s too moisturizing and softening your skin, but it actually leads to more pimples and dry condition.

     
    1. Hot water

    We all love a hot and steamy shower. But, you should be very careful, because too much hot water will soften the natural oils and remove the protective barrier that keeps moisture from escaping. This will cause more dryness.

    1. Hydrogen Peroxide

    Many people around the world use this powerful ingredient to prevent infection of minor cuts and burns, but – you should know that hydrogen peroxide isn’t a good choice for treating acne. Many experts around the world also say that hydrogen peroxide can cause inflammation and allergic reactions.

    1. Sugar

    Many different DIY skin care products contain sugar, right? This is another idea that seems like it will work, but it actually does more harm than good. As we mentioned before, your facial skin is not as elastic as the skin on your body. This ingredient may be good for your body or your feet, but it can damage your skin on the face.

    1. Alcohol

    Alcohol can be beneficial for many different things, but not for your face. The alcohol may be used to sterilize the wound and prevent infection. When you apply alcohol on your face, you can feel the freshness, but it can actually dissolve the DNA of your skin cells, resulting in dead skin cells.

    1. Baking soda

    We all know that baking soda has a rough texture and consistency, which is the main reason why many people think that this is the best ingredient for skin peeling. The experts say that maintaining the natural pH balance is vital to have a healthy skin. So, if you use baking soda to restore this balance, it will damage your skin and prevent it being able to retain moisture.

    1. Lemon

    You should know that the lemon can disrupt your pH balance from your face, which means that you should avoid using any of these items on site. As we said you should avoid these 10 ingredients, because they can do more harm than good! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and take care!

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  • 12 important signs that we don’t drink enough water

    There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of water. I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies. If you recognise any of the following signs in yourself, we recommend you go and drink a glass of H2O straight away.

     

    1. Your mouth is dry

    This seems pretty obvious, but the ramifications might not be so. Of course, any time you feel that sticky, nasty feeling in your mouth, you’d obviously reach for some sort of liquid. But sugary drinks are only a temporary solution to a larger problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucus membranes in your mouth and throat, which will continue to keep your mouth moist with saliva long after that first sip.

     

    2. Your skin is dry

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so of course it needs to stay hydrated. In fact, dry skin is one of the earliest signs of full-on dehydration, which can lead to much larger problems. A lack of water means a lack of sweat, which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day. If you want to stave off breakouts, your first recourse should be to drink more water.

    3. You’re overly thirsty

    We went over dry mouth already, but thirst goes beyond a desert-like tongue. Anyone who’s ever had a hangover can tell you that, upon waking up, your body just can’t get enough water. Alcohol dehydrates the entire body, and drinking water sends ’YES PLEASE!’ signals to the brain until your fluid levels get back to baseline. Listen to what your body is telling you; it knows what it’s talking about!

    4. Your eyes are dry

    By now it should be clear that drinking water affects more than just your mouth and throat. A lack of water intake leads to dry, bloodshot eyes (again, think of that last pounding hangover). Without water in the body, your tear ducts dry up. If you’re thinking ’So what if I can’t cry?’, realize that this could cause much more harm to your eyes, especially if you wear contacts on a daily basis.

    5. You experience joint pain

    Our cartilage and spinal discs are made up of about 80% water. This is an absolute necessity to keep our bones from grinding against each other with every step we take. By keeping your body hydrated, you ensure that your joints can absorb the shock of sudden movements, such as running, jumping, or falling awkwardly.

    6. Your muscle mass decreases

    Your muscles, also, are comprised mostly of water. Obviously, less water in the body means less muscle mass. Drinking water before, during, and after a workout not only keeps you hydrated and comfortable, it also brings water to the right places in your body, and decreases the chance of developing inflammation and soreness related to exercise and weightlifting.

    7. You stay sick longer

    Drinking water allows your body to continuously flush out toxins. Your organs work to filter our certain waste products like a machine, but if you don’t fuel the machine with water, it cannot work properly. What ends up happening in a dehydrated body is organs start to pull water from stored areas like your blood, which leads to a whole new set of problems.

    8. You feel fatigued and lethargic

    As we just mentioned, when a body is dehydrated it «borrows» water from your blood. A lack of properly hydrated blood leads to a lack of oxygen being brought throughout the body. Of course, a lack of oxygen leads to sleepiness and outright fatigue. A lack of stamina means you’ll start to experience that 2pm crash earlier and earlier in your day (and remember, coffee won’t help in the long run).

    9. You experience hunger pangs

    When you’re dehydrated, your body might start to think it needs some food. This happens throughout the day, and overnight when you wake up craving that midnight snack. However, eating food creates more work for your body, whereas drinking water purifies and your organs and supplies it with the fuel it needs to go through the other processes a body goes through.

     

    10. You experience digestive problems

    We spoke before about the mucus in our mouth and throat, and how keeping hydrated allows the membrane to function correctly. This also applies to the entire digestive system. Without proper hydration, the amount and strength of mucus in the stomach lessens, allowing stomach acid to do some major damage to your insides. This leads to what we commonly refer to as heartburn and indigestion.

     

    11. You experience premature ageing

    The amount of water our bodies retain naturally decreases as we age. Obviously, what this means is that, as we get older, we should consciously increase our water intake. While premature ageing is more evident on the outside, the damage it does to our insides will ultimately be felt over time. To decrease the risk of running your body raw, it’s important to continue to drink water throughout your lifetime.

     

    12. You’re reading this and have gotten this far

    I drink water all the time. I almost always have a glass or bottle of water next to me, whether I’m working, working out, or vegging out in front of the TV. If you clicked on this article, chances are you thought to yourself ’Hmm, I don’t think I drink enough water.’ So if you don’t think you do, pour a glass right now! Don’t overdo it, of course, but if you’re not getting the recommended amount (which is higher than you’d think), there’s no harm in drinking more. Now if you’ll excuse me, all this typing has made me thirsty.

     

    Source: lifehack

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  • Do I Have Prostate Cancer? 12 Early Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore

    Prostate cancer indications may not happen in the early phases of the malady. Men with prostate malignancy frequently notice signs as the disease progresses. It is imperative to stay up-to-date with yearly registrations keeping in mind the end goal to catch it in the early stages.

     

    These are 12 side effects men ought not to disregard to prevent the progression of conceivable prostate cancer:

    1. Trouble urinating and sometimes a powerlessness to urinate standing up.
    2. A need to urinate more often, particularly amid the night.
    3. Inconvenience beginning to urinate or a need to hold back when you are urinating.
    4. Powerless stream or diminished power in the stream of urine. You may see a basic trickle or a sentiment of bladder completion.
    5. Perceiving burning when urinating.
    6. Blood in urine.
    7. Blood in semen.
    8. Difficult ejaculation.
    9. General pain that affects the lower back, hips or thighs.
    10. Distress in the pelvic territory.
    11. Bone torment.
    12. Erectile brokenness.

    Prostate tumor indications are not really brought on by the malignancy itself, but rather due to the blockage coming about because of the development in the prostate, says WebMD. That is the reason why the development can influence sexual or urinary activities for men.

    The manifestations may likewise be brought on by non-cancerous issue, for example, a urinary tract disease or extended prostate. Your specialist can address these issues.

    See your specialist instantly in the event that you experience the ill effects of different manifestations prostate tumor. These signs may incorporate dull, profound torment or firmness in the lower back, pelvis, ribs or upper thighs. Bone torment may additionally happen in these territories.

     

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  • How To Get Rid Of Acne Naturally At Home

    There are various ways to get rid of acne. In addition to anti-acne products commonly found in cosmetics store, you can try natural remedies that are safer, more environmentally friendly and of course easy to obtain. There are some natural ingredients believed to effectively eliminate acne.

    Causes of Acne

     

    Before talking about how to get rid of acne, we should know what are causes of acne. Hormones can cause acne. It is more common in teens. But basically everyone at all age levels can have acne. Some adult women have acne because of hormones that occurs when the pregnancy, menstrual cycle, or when you start or stop taking birth control pills.

    There are three factors that cause acne:

    1. Excess oil production
    2. Excessive dead skin cells will cause irritation to the pores.
    3. Growth of bacteria on the skin

     

    Acne occurs when skin pores clogged by oil and dead skin cells. Acne will cause red spots with white centers that grew when the clogged pores become inflamed and infected. Closing and this inflammation occurs in the pores of the skin that produce lumps beneath the surface of the skin called cysts.

     

    It is unknown what causes the increased production of oil that causes acne. But some things like hormones, bacteria, certain medical treatments and heredity plays a role.

     

    Home remedies to get rid of acne

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    1. Orange peel and Lemon

    Citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons have the ability to remove dirt and residue from the skin. Lemon juice is the most effective ingredient against acne and other skin problems to overcome. For stubborn acne, you can use orange peel. Pound the orange peel until smooth, add a little water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the area last orange peel facial acne, let stand approximately 10-15 minutes, then rinse.

     

    1. Cucumber

    Cucumber is a natural anti-oxidant that is able to deal with acne. In addition, cucumber also gives a soothing effect and calm inflamed acne. Finely grated cucumber, then paste on the pimples and blackheads area. Let stand for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

     

    1. Honey

    Put the swab into pure honey, and apply on the acne, leave about 10-15 minutes, and rinse. Do this every day until the acne dried up and disappeared.

     

    1. Papaya

    Pure blender until smooth in a blender, then apply to the inflamed blackheads and pimples, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with clean water. As a result, inflammation is reduced, and the facial complexion smooth and radiant.

     

    1. Cucumbers, oatmeal, yogurt

    Puree one small cucumber and one cup of oatmeal in a blender, then stir. Combine mixture with yogurt. Apply the mask to the face and neck, wait for 30 minutes. Wet the cloth with warm water and gently wipe the face. Rinse the rest of the mask with warm water.

     

     
    1. Yolk

    Separate the egg whites with the egg yolk. Place the egg yolk in the dish, stirring with a fork or whisk. Apply egg yolk to the face evenly, let dry for 15 minutes. Use a damp cloth to remove the yolk and rinse your face with warm water.

     

    1. Walnut and yogurt

    Destroy the walnuts to a fine powder, make as much as 2 teaspoons, mix with plain yogurt. Massage your face with a mixture of walnuts and leave for 20 minutes. To remove, rinse your face with warm water.

     

    1. Aloe Vera.

    Take an aloe vera, cut some part, peel the outer skin, apply on the acne, and repeat doing it this way every morning and afternoon. If you are patient enough, acne may be able to dry up and flake off for 3 days. Additionally aloe is also capable of removing stubborn acne scars.

     

    Treatment to get rid of acne

     

     

    You should try these six simple steps to get rid of facial acne.

     

    1. Wash your face every morning and night. “Every” is the key word. Spent the night oil and dirt can cause penetrate deep enough to infect the skin and cause acne. Wash your face with pimples a special formula that has at least 2% salicylic acid to help keep the pores to keep them clean.

     

    1. Make sure to wash your face in the morning with a moisturizer labeled “noncomedogenic” and “oil-free”. This will protect your skin from the materials used make-up every day. Use a moisturizer at night if your skin is very dry.

     

    1. After washing your face at night, Apply acne medication that contains no more than 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. This will reduce the bacteria that cause acne and give your skin a chance to rest without filling your pores with excess oil. Apply well in the morning, but no more than twice a day to avoid red spots.

     

    1. Never use abrasive scrubs or products that can make your skin peel. This can cause acne rupture and infection that spread the seeds of acne. Try it once a week wearing a mask that contains sulfur.

     

    1. Make up you can be a cause of acne. Be sure to clean all your brushes as often as possible. Dirty brush can carry the bacteria that cause acne. Switch to foundation and mineral makeup that will not clog your pores.

     

    1. Retin-A can help prevent clogged pores and can also be a long-term solution to control acne. Be careful in using it and follow dermatological advice.
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  • Mangoes and their amazing health benefits

    Apart from tasting really good and adding that ‘zing’ to any dish, mangoes are known to be a powerhouse of nutrition. According to Ayurveda, every part of a mango tree has medicinal properties -the fruit, the seed, the flowers and the bark.

    So, before you tuck in that yummy mango smoothie here are a few qualities of this amazing fruit.

    • Increases immunity: According physicians, a normal size Mango is more nutritious than butter or almonds. It strengthens and invigorates all the nerves, tissues and muscles in the brain, heart and other parts of the body. It cleans the body from within and helps to improve immunity. 
    • Provides protection against cancer: Mangoes are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoids (an antioxidant compound). It has been found that mangoes have qualities that can protect against colon, breast and prostate cancers as well as from leukaemia.
    • Helps maintain good vision: Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. Together, these compounds are antioxidants and can help in improving and maintaining good vision. The carotene content in the fruit helps to protect the body from lung cancer.
    • Aids control of blood pressure:  Fresh mangoes are a good source of potassium. Nutritionists say that 100 g of the fruit provides 156 mg of potassium and just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of the cell and body fluids. It also helps to control the heart rate and blood pressure.
    • Improves skin and complexion: Packed with Vitamin A, mangoes help by providing the body with an  essential nutrient  to maintaining healthy skin and complexion as well as the integrity of the mucus membranes.
    • Protects from heart disease: Mangoes are also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infections and scavenges harmful free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production (a hormone required to maintain muscle tone) within the brain. It also helps to control homocystiene levels within the blood, which in turn helps to protect the heart from CAD (coronary artery disease) and stroke.
    • Prevents anemia: The fruit contains moderate amounts of copper. Copper is an essential co-factor for the proper function of many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase. Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.
     A few ancient home remedies with mangoes:
    • Suffering from hair fall or grey hair? Try mango seed oil. An excellent source of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, the mango seed kernel has great moisturizing properties. You don’t need to go looking for the oil in the market. Just remove the outer coat of the mango seed and add them to a jar of coconut, til (sesame) or mustard oil.  Place the jar in sunlight for a few days. Use this concoction regularly for long, black and thick hair.  The leaf of the mango plant is known to be very effective in controlling diabetes and blood pressure. Boil three to four mango leaves in water and allow the mixture to ferment overnight. Crush the leaves and drink this infusion first thing in the morning.
    • The leaf of the mango plant is known to be very effective in controlling diabetes and blood pressure. Boil three to four mango leaves in water and allow the mixture to ferment overnight. Crush the leaves and drink this infusion first thing in the morning.

    Source https://www.thehealthsite.com

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  • 7 Reason to Eat More Avocado

    7 Reason to Eat More Avocado

    One of my favourite things to eat is avocados, a habit I picked up in high school. Avocados are delicious and highly nutritious in value. Avocado is considered a super fruit because it is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and healthy fats. Forget the myth that Avocados willmake you fat. Here are some reasons why you should eat avocado more often.

    1. Avocados can lower cholesterol

     

    Oleic acid is responsible for the avocado’s capability of lowering cholesterol levels. Avocados are packed with unsaturated fat and fatty acids, and have been scientifically proven to lower bad cholesterol levels while raising the amount of good cholesterol in your body. They’re also rich in vitamin E, which reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke.

    2. Nutrient booster

    It acts as a nutrient booster by helping the body to better absorb nutrients from the foods that are eaten with the fruit. A lot of vegetables and fruit salads which contain avocados in their recipes. That mixture helps the body absorb all the nutrients.

    3. Anti-ageing and other skin benefits

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    Avocado is believed to be an anti-ager as it’s full of anti-oxidants that help your skin cells regenerate. Eating avocado can protect your skin from wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing with its antioxidant carotenoids, Vitamin E which helps guard against photo-aging from sun exposure and vitamin C which is involved in the creation of elastin and collagen for maintaining your skin’s elasticity and firmness.

    4. They help in weight loss

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    Despite being high in fat content, avocados do help in weight loss. Avocados help keep you feeling full. Studies have shown that adding a half of a fresh avocado to lunch helped healthy, overweight people feel fuller and reduced their desire to eat between meals.

     

    5. It is good for diabetics

    A diet high in monounsaturated fats may help improve insulin function and blood glucose levels.. The high levels of potassium in avocados are also beneficial to diabetics due to its role in maintaining a healthy heart and regulating blood sugar.

    6. Can be used as a substitute for other foods

    Avocados have a creamy texture and some people find them to be a great replacement for cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise.In the right ratios, you can substitute butter with avocado for healthier baked goods like cookies, brownies and cakes.

     

    7. It is good for your unborn baby

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    Avocados are a good source for vitamins, A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, and folic acid. Also it contains the minerals magnesium,copper, iron, calcium and potassium. All these are important nutrients which are required in the developmental stages of your child’s growth. They are also a rich source of folate which is good for your baby.

    People that eat avocado regularly report softer hair, smooth skin, less joint problems, less body odour, better mental state and stronger libido. Eating an avocado every day is a simple and tasty way to support your continued good health.

    Source:afromum.com
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  • 10 Tooth Brushing Mistakes you Must Avoid

    Mistake 1: The tooth brush comes in a variety of sizes. It’s important to choose  a brush of the correct size to clean your teeth. If the brush is too big, it will be a strain to keep your mouth open. If it’s too small, then it will not clean your mouth effectively.

     

    Mistake 2: Another common mistake is the wrong choice of bristles. Angled bristles are  considered the best as they clean the teeth regardless of the position. Hard and stiff bristles can injure the gums, so opt for soft ones.

     

    Mistake 3:  Ignorance about the brushing technique is another point to note. The correct technique is as below:

     
    • Align the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line
    • Use short, gentle strokes and move the toothbrush back and forth around your teeth
    • Brush circularly or vertically around the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of all your teeth
    • When done, brush your tongue to remove bacteria and prevent bad breath
    • Lastly, finish off by rinsing your mouth thoroughly.

    Mistake 4: Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Although brushing thrice is preferred to neutralize bacterial growth and acidity generated by eating foods with lots of preservatives in them. The acidity from a can of coke can dissolve through the tooth in a single day when immersed in it.

    Mistake 5: Brushing teeth more than 3 times a day can lead to recession of gum line as well as erosion of enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth.

    Mistake 6:  It is recommended to keep changing the brushing routine once in a while. Otherwise, we tend to get lazy and miss plenty of tooth surface.

    Mistake 7: The inner surface of the tooth is just as important as the outer areas that make up your smile. Build up of plaque and bacteria on the inner surface can lead to gum disease and cavities.

    Mistake 8:  Thoroughly rinse your toothbrush after each use to avoid bacterial growth. Just imagine the amount of bacteria that will be growing on that brush, if not rinsed properly. Would you really want to stick that thing back in your mouth afterwards?

    Mistake 9: A damp toothbrush is a petri dish of bacteria! Dry the toothbrush before storing.

    Mistake 10: After using a toothbrush for a few months, the bristles bend and get ragged. Such toothbrush will not clean your teeth effectively. Most experts recommend switching to a new one every 3-4 months.

    Source:http://www.healthcaremagic.com

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  • 6 signs that your kidney is in danger

    Did you know symptoms like dry and itchy skin, fatigue could be indicating kidney failure?

    While we become more concerned about the most talked about lifestyle induced conditions like hypertension, blood pressure, diabetes, we often forget that our vital organs also need equal care and attention. Some of the signs of organ failure are so subtle that you never know you were suffering from something grave until you reach a point from where there is no turning back. The story is the same with your kidneys too. This is one reason kidney failure is usually detected very late. However, your body sends you warning signals much before, only if you pay heed to the same. Here are some early signs of kidney failure:

     

    1. Change in urine pattern

     

    The first sign of kidney failure is problems with your urine pattern or urination. The early signs of kidney malfunction might start with frequent urination at night, increase or decrease in urine output, dark coloured urine, an urge to urinate without being able to do so. And you can gradually suffer from painful urination indicating a urinary tract infection, foamy urine (due to protein leakage), stains of blood in urine. If you notice any of these signs, it is worrisome for your kidneys.

     

    2. Swelling or edema

    One of the most crucial functions of the kidneys is to flush out toxins and impurities and keep your system clean. However, when the arteries and capillaries in your kidneys get damaged this hinders the process of excretion of wastes. Then there is a build up of excess water and salt in the body which gets deposited in different parts of the body which leads to puffiness or swelling usually seen in the feet, hands and under the eyes.

     

     

    3. Itchy and dry skin

    Since the kidneys help to flush out toxins from the body, this keeps the red blood cells healthy and maintain the right nutrient and mineral balance in the. When there is an imbalance of minerals and nutrients and more wastes in the blood it can cause dry and itchy skin. This is often confused with skin allergy or rashes. However, if you notice the other symptoms of kidney disease like the frequent urge to urinate, edema along with this symptom it’s time to go to the doctor and get checked.

     

    4. Lack of appetite:

    There are no initial symptoms of kidney failure so when they start to deteriorate the first thing that happens to your body is an overload of toxins and wastes build-up. This is what gives rise to a variety of signs and symptoms, and lack of appetite is one of them. In fact, this is one of the most common symptoms of kidney failure.

     

    5. Extreme fatigue:

    When kidneys cease to function, they stop secreting a very important hormone callederythroprotien which helps in the production of red blood cells. These red blood cells help to supply oxygen and nutrient to every part of the body to sustain your energy levels and provide with nutrition. But due to kidney failure when there is less production of red blood cells, this could lead to a drop in haemoglobin levels and result in anaemia. Of the other problems that can arise due to anaemia, extreme fatigue could be one of them. However, most often this important sign is ignored and mistaken to general tiredness. As your kidneys keep deteriorating it could also lead to muscle cramping and pain.

    6. Nausea and vomiting:

    All these toxic build-ups can lead to nausea and vomiting which is another symptom which is highly ignored.

     

    Source:http://www.thehealthsite.com

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  • Why its very Important to Urinate After Having Sex


     

    It is very important to go for pee just after sex, it can save you from severe urinary tract infection (UTI), which can be painful and require antibiotics.

    By having sex, those microbes and bacteria in the genital area and rectum can enter and accumulate in the urethra, running the risk of infection occur in the bladder. In fact, it has been shown that this is one of the most common causes of urinary tract infections in women, and that is why, in order to avoid it, experts stress the importance to urinate right after sex .

    Furthermore, doctors say, unlike men, female ejaculation does not occur through the urethra so the only way to draw and expel all those substances or particles that are introduced during penetration is through urination, so it is recommended not to forget this, once completed intercourse. It is advised not to take your time and to urinate preferably within 45 minutes after penetration.

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  • Your pores will disappear forever with only 1 ingredient!

    One of the most common problems people face with their large pores. Fortunately, there are simple remedies that you can make at home to tighten the pores, and with the help of which will make your face look soft and smooth again. The best thing is that these drugs are made from 100% natural ingredients.

     

    So, here are some natural remedies that can effectively make your skin soft and smooth again:

     

    Baking soda paste

     

    Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water. Then apply to the face. Let the paste stay for about 15 minutes, then wash your face with cold water.

     

    A mixture of rose water, lemon and cucumber

     

    Peel the cucumber and then mash. Put it in a pan, add a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of rose water, and then mix well. Apply the mixture on a clean cloth. Fold the cloth and start applying to your face. Finish by washing the face with cold water.

     

     

     

    Mask of egg whites

     

    You can make your own natural face mask combination of two egg whites and a few drops of lemon juice. Leave the mask on the face for several minutes until it dries. Then rinse with cool water. This natural mask has the ability to remove dead skin cells and oils and it will eliminate skin pores at the same time.

     

    Source: http://www.prirodna-medicina.info/uncategorized/vase-pore-ce-nestati-zauvijek-sa-samo-1-sastojkom/

     

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  • Be Aware Of THIS: These 9 Changes On Your Tongue Reveal Almost All Your Diseases

    As surprising as it may sound, your tongue reveals a lot about your health. No wonder every doctor’s appointment start with tongue examination.

     

    Even Chinese medicine agrees that the tongue can point to all diseases affecting a person. That’s why it’s recommended to consult an otorhinolaryngologist in case you notice changes in your tongue’s appearance.

     

    For your reference, these 9 changes on the tongue can indicate health problems:

     

     

     

    1. A thin white layer, apparent tooth marks and several red dots – these are the symptoms that point to a lack of energy in the body. This in turn leads to fatigue, poor appetite and excessive sweating. Lack of energy also affects a person’s mood and increases their anxiety.
    2. A thin yellow layer in the middle surrounded by the red surface of the tongue – such tongue appearance indicate digestive issues, dehydration as well as skin diseases. Also, people with these symptoms on their tongue suffer from frequent mood swings.
    3. Mass white layer with swollen edges of the tongue – this symptom is linked to improper function of the digestive system and susceptibility to water retention. People with this symptom often feel tired and lethargic.
    4. Black spots on purple surface – this points to a compromised circulatory system function, so people with this symptom can suffer from varicose veins, feeling of heaviness in their legs, headache, chest pain and dull skin.
    5. A thin white layer accompanied by a red tongue tip – this symptom indicates excessive exposure to stress resulting from an unstable emotional state. Also, the body energy is accumulated in the nodes causing inflammation.
    6. Red tongue with thick yellow layers in the middle – this points to an elevated body temperature, which may be the result of urinary tract infection or skin problems. People with this symptom are also often nervous because they feel uncomfortable in their body.
    7. A thick white layer in the middle of a pale swollen tongue – this appearance indicates an infection or inflammation linked to an autoimmune disease, or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This condition causes a pale complexion, spinal pain and a feeling of panic.
    8. Cracks on a red tongue surface – this points to a fungal infection in the body, and is often accompanied by night sweats, sleeplessness and irritability.
    9. A pale tongue without deposits – this symptom suggests reduced blood flow in the body, and possibly anemia, which in turn leads to dizziness and exhaustion. People with this symptom often lack focus and memory. In women, such tongue can indicate a possible hormonal imbalance.

     

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  • Four Minutes a Day For Just One Month and You Can Change Your Body Forever. Here’s How!

    It doesn’t take a full-time gym membership to completely change how your body looks, many people know that these days but what you may not know is that it only takes four minutes!

     

    It’s the 28-day plank challenge courtesy of Women Daily Magazine, and it will not only change the way you look, but will increase your total endurance and strength level as the cherry on top. At first you start planking for 20 seconds on day 1. Easy enough right? But then …

    Here’s the plan:

    Day 1 – 20 seconds
    Day 2 – 20 seconds
    Day 3 – 30 seconds
    Day 4 – 30 seconds
    Day 5 – 40 seconds
    Day 6 – rest
    Day 7 – 45 seconds
    Day 8 – 45 seconds
    Day 9 – 60 seconds
    Day 10 – 60 seconds
    Day 11 – 60 seconds
    Day 12 – 90 seconds
    Day 13 – rest


    Day 14 – 90 seconds
    Day 15 – 90 seconds
    Day 16 – 120 seconds
    Day 17 – 120 seconds
    Day 18 – 150 seconds
    Day 19 – rest
    Day 20 – 150 seconds
    Day 21 – 150 seconds
    Day 22 – 180 seconds
    Day 23 – 180 seconds
    Day 24 – 210 seconds
    Day 25 – rest
    Day 26 – 210 seconds
    Day 27 – 240 seconds
    Day 28 – Until failure

    If there’s anything important you take from this exercise it should be the proper body positioning. Without that then you’re not taking away everything from doing this that you could, and when you go to do something you deserve to be able to do it right!

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  • No One Ever Told You Onions Could Do These Miraculous Things!

    Onions are a natural cure for many health problems. It is the best remedy for severe vomiting and as a general antibiotic that can boost your immune system.
    The onion is from the allium family and is rich in sulfur providing the onion with its antibiotic and antiseptic properties. Onion is also extremely high in antioxidant Querectin which helps the body to fight free radicals.
    Natural Cures. Respiratory conditions respond well to onion juice as it is a great expectorant. Onions are good for cholesterol levels, heart, arthritis, a great antioxidant, and good for diabetes due to its flavonoid and sulfur compounds. Onions have been used as a standard treatment for thousands of years.

    Interesting Ways to Use an Onion

    Breakup chest congestion- Crush an onion within coconut oil. Coat the chest with onion paste and cover the chest with a dish towel then a shirt.

    •Colic- Cherokee Indian recipe for colic babies: Boil a small amount of diced yellow onion in water. Let the onion cool in the water then drain. Feed a teaspoon of the onion tea to the baby every hour until the baby appears to have some relief.

     •Ear pain/infection – Chop onion and put them into a thin sock and tie the sock closed. Place the flattened onion sock over the troubled ear and cover the head/ear/sock with a hat to hold the sock in place. Remove when pain is gone.

    Cuts- The transparent film of the onion skin will stop moderate bleeding immediately. It also acts as an antiseptic for the wound.

     Cough- Peel a large onion and slice in half. Cover the face of each onion with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cover the onions for one hour. The sugar/onion relish should be taken twice a day to help with the cough.
    •Fever- Slice an onion into thin slices. Rub the bottom of the feet with coconut oil. Put a thin slice into the arch of each foot and wrap with cling wrap. Cover the onion/feet with sock over night to allow the onion to draw out toxins and the illness from the body.
    •Cleanse the air- Place slices of onion on plates throughout your house to purify the air of viruses and bacteria.
    •Vomiting- Grate 1 white or yellow onion. Press the onion juice from the onion wrapped in a cheesecloth. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea and let it cool. Drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes. Drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait 5 minutes. Repeat both the onion juice and peppermint tea until the symptoms subside. Vomiting should stop immediately and the nausea should go away within 15 minutes.

    Other Neat Onion Uses:

    • Rub a cut onion on you to repel bugs
    • Onion juice rubbed into your hair promotes growth
    • Onion juice repels moths
    • Boiled and cooled onion juice sprayed onto plants repels pests
    • Rub an onion slice into the face of an iron to prevent rusting
    • Polish copper and glassware with an onion slice
    • Rub a cut onion on you to prevent freckling

    The Native Americans have used onion to treat colds and flu for centuries. Even the World Health Organization has recognized the ability of onion to relieve coughs, congestion, bronchitis and respiratory infections.

     

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  • Remove Those Annoying Dark Patches on The Neck, Underarms and Inner Thighs in 15 Minutes

    Due to waxing, shaving, using deodorants and even sun exposure on the neck, armpits and inner thighs usually appear dark patches.

    Moreover, such as people who undergoing hormonal treatments people suffering from obesity, diabetes or gastrointestinal or genitourinary cancers usually have dark spots of these areas on the skin.

    On beauty treatments, dermatologist or products that are promising dark spots elimination from the skin people spend lots of money, but sometimes it can be only waist of time and money. We have three words to say to you:

    Sodium Bicarbonate, Olive Oil and Salt

    And say goodbye to all stains and feel comfortable in your skin again!
    In the following article, we are offering you an easy, simple and inexpensive way, to restore optimal health  for your skin , to make it  look younger, bright and stains free.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda

    Preparation method:

    Until it becomes a smooth cream mix all listed ingredients in a plastic bowl.

    Then apply on the skin area where you have dark patches, leave it  for about 20 minutes and remove with plenty of cold water.

    By using white clay, milk and lemon  is another technique, for removing stains which are almost black.

    Put the white clay into a bowl and mix it with milk and lemon, apply on the affected area and leave it for about 15 minutes, then wash it with cold water.

    Recommendations:

    • Until the stains disappears perform the chosen treatment 3 times a week.
    • Without using appropriate cream with UV protection during this treatment avoid sun exposure;
    • Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in vitamin E;
    • Olive oil must be extra virgin;
    • The salt have to be sea salt;
    • Use preferably skim milk;
    • Optionally, you can add a little coconut oil

    You can’t miss this opportunity to break free of dark spots on the skin with this natural recipe.

     

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  • Tweet 10 Unexpected Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction

     

    Erectile dysfunction—a persistent failure to achieve or sustain an erection—is a widespread problem; in the USA alone, estimates suggest there are around 18 million men who are afflicted. Achieving sexual arousal involves an intricate combination of brain, nerve endings, hormones, emotions, and blood vessels; it is not surprising that things can go wrong.

    We are all probably familiar with some causes of erection failure: old age, smoking, alcohol misuse, and diabetes. But there are a number of other, more obscure factors that can contribute to the male member failing to rise to the occasion.

    10High Blood Pressure

    To achieve an erection, the penis needs to be inflated with blood. We might reasonably expect that someone with high blood pressure would possess a more powerful pump to achieve this aim and therefore might be less likely than the average man to suffer erectile failure.

    Research has shown, however, that around two-thirds of males with high blood pressure (a disorder known medically as “hypertension”) experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. Persistently high blood pressure is believed todamage the blood vessels that supply the penis, preventing their full expansion and consequently denying the penis a sufficient blood supply. In addition to impeding the ability to gain an erection, high blood pressure may also dampen sexual interest and prevent ejaculation.

    If a man’s erection manages to survive the effects of high blood pressure itself, it still might succumb to the medications used to treat it. Both diuretics (often referred to as “water pills”) and beta-blockers, commonly employed to reduce blood pressure, can dampen erectile potency.

     

    9Antidepressant Medication

    We could be forgiven for assuming that pills that improve mood and counter misery would enhance a person’s sex life. But this is often not the case. Both the older type of antidepressant (the “tricyclics”) and the newer versions (the “SSRIs”) cause a range of sexual difficulties in both sexes, including erectile problems in males.

    The reason for this unfortunate side effect is that antidepressants change the levels of our nervous system’s chemical messengers, such as serotonin and dopamine. This has the effect of dampening the sensitivity of the sexual organs and impairing both sexual interest and arousal. Serotonin may be particularly potent in this regard due to its inhibition of nitric oxide, a chemical that plays a central role in the relaxation of smooth muscle to allow blood flow to the penis.

    So on top of the despair and feelings of worthlessness associated with depression, the medication widely used to treat it will often inflict the shame of impotence upon the sufferer. Who said that the pharmaceutical industry didn’t have a wicked sense of humor?

    8Snoring

    A German research study suggested that excessive snoring might contribute to erectile problems. The study proposes that both the maintenance of an open airway and ensuring sufficient blood flow to the penis rely on the same biological mechanism. The implication for the ladies is that the louder and more persistent the snoring from the man sleeping next to you, the less likely he’ll be to provide sexual satisfaction when he wakes up.

    However, the evidence for a direct link between snoring and erection failure is inconsistent. A questionnaire study of over 800 men in Minnesota compared heavy, moderate, and non-snorers on a range of sexual measures. While those in the “heavy snoring” category reported significantly less sexual satisfaction, no significant differences between the groups were found for ejaculatory function, erectile problems, and sex drive. It seems, therefore, that snoring is associated with a general reduction in sexual fulfillment (particularly in older men) rather than erectile dysfunction per se.

    7Trying Too Hard

    No pun intended, but trying too hard to achieve a stout erection might be the very reason why it fails to materialize. Unlike most tasks in life, where the amount of effort we expend corresponds to the likelihood of success, excessive mental and physical energy devoted to realizing a rock-hard penis may be counterproductive.

    Particularly unhelpful is a process often referred to as “spectatoring,” whereby the man continuously tries to monitor his performance during sexual activity. Attending to the potential consequences of not performing impairs sexual arousal. Rather than enjoying the erotic sensations, the man typically asks himself questions: How am I performing? Am I satisfying my partner? Is my penis hard enough? It’s as if he is not directly involved in the physical intimacy but is, instead, watching his own performance like a spectator at a sporting event. The associated anxiety can be self-fulfilling, with the apprehension around sustaining an erection directly causing its demise.

    6Peyronie’s Disease

    Peyronie’s disease is a disorder that afflicts around 1 percent of men. It involves the buildup of scar tissue along the penis, causing it to bend—painfully—during the process of arousal, thereby softening the erection. The causes of the disorder are unknown, although experts believe it might be a combination of genetic inheritance and injury to the penis. The speed of onset of the disease varies considerably, ranging from very gradual to a rapid, overnight emergence.

    In a non-aroused, flaccid state, the problem may not be apparent, but during erection pain is experienced and a bend in the penis becomes visible. In rare instances, the curvature can be severe. In up to 20 percent of the cases, the disorder will spontaneously rectify itself without treatment. The majority of sufferers, however, may require active intervention involving either medication or surgery. Nevertheless, given the potential for natural improvement, doctors often recommend watchful waiting for a couple of years before starting active treatment.

     

     

    5Anti-Baldness Drugs

    It is often claimed that bald men are more virile than their hairy counterparts. If there is any truth to this assertion, it may be because the hairless men opted not to resort to medications in an attempt to reverse their baldness. Several studies have linked the popular hair loss drug, Propecia, to subsequent erectile failure. During the 1990s, the drug company Merck & Co., the manufacturers of Propecia, had reported that any sexual side effects associated with the medication were rare and could be reversed by stopping the drug. Both these assertions were later shown to be incorrect.

    The erectile impairments caused by Propecia are due to its active ingredient, finasteride, interfering with the metabolism of testosterone. A recent study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine described how 20 percent of hair loss patients who took the drug suffered sexual difficulties after three months of treatment. Strikingly, almost all the men in this sample continued to suffer sexual dysfunction for many months (sometimes years) after discontinuing the drug.

    4Women’s Tears

    The teardrops of weeping women may dampen more than their cheeks.

    In a bizarre experiment, men were instructed to sniff the tears of women who had recently watched sad movies. Afterward, their sexual interest and arousal were compared with a control group of men who had sniffed a salt solution. The research study involved a “double-blind” design in which neither the participants nor the researchers knew whether the liquid being smelled was tears or saline. The tear sniffers were subsequently found to be less sexually aroused by pictures of women and to have reduced levels of testosterone circulating in their systems.

    One explanation is that female tears may contain a chemical that lowers testosterone as a means of countering male aggression, a function that might have evolutionary benefits. The subsequent dampening of sexual arousal may be a secondary effect.

    3Anabolic Steroids

    Ladies, the next time you find yourself drooling over a muscular male body in the gym, bear in mind that all that masculine bulk might contrast starkly with what resides beneath the Speedos. Many bodybuilders resort to anabolic steroids as a means of accelerating muscle development and to help them recover more quickly from intensive training sessions.

    But these benefits might come at a cost. Although steroids boost the level of testosterone and might therefore be expected to enhance sexual arousal, prolonged use interferes with the body’s natural production of the hormone. This has the effect of shrinking the testicles and increasing the risk of erectile failure. Awash with all this additional, artificially induced testosterone, natural producers of the male sex hormone become lazy. Therefore, when the person stops using anabolic steroids, the body is often rendered incapable of generating sufficient amounts of testosterone to achieve erections.

    2Bowel Surgery

    Those of us who listened in a school biology class will know that our bowels and intestines are physically and functionally separated from our genitals. Yet research has shown that over three-quarters of men who underwent bowel surgery to remove cancerous tissue suffered erectile dysfunction in the aftermath.

    The reason for this link between bowel surgery and sexual malfunction is that nerves supplying the sexual organs are often damaged during the operation. As a result, the messages to the penis to generate an erection are weakened or even lost altogether.

    Doctors often deploy “nerve-sparing” procedures during bowel surgery in an effort to minimize the collateral damage, but sometimes the key nerves are obscured from the surgeon’s view. Even when a skilled surgeon manages to avoid severing these essential, erection-producing nerves, the trauma of the operation often impairs their functioning, causing temporary erectile problems that may last up to two years.

    1Prolonged Cycling

    Riding a bicycle on a regular basis is an excellent form of exercise that burns calories and strengthens the heart. But some experts have suggested that too many hours in the saddle might be associated with an unwanted side effect. A serious male cyclist, perched on a narrow saddle, may put the bulk of his weight on the perineum—the strip of skin between the anus and testicles. Since the perineum acts as a conduit for the nerves and blood vessels supplying the penis, its prolonged compression can evoke erectile dysfunction. The risk is highest in those men who spend more than three hours per week in the saddle.

    The risk of erectile failure can be reduced by deploying a wider saddle with a less prominent “nose,” thereby allowing the man’s weight to be redistributed so that the buttocks absorb more of the pressure. The good news is that erectile dysfunction associated with cycling is almost always a temporary affliction. Furthermore, numbness and tingling in the perineum will act as an early warning sign long before erectile failure develops into a significant problem.

    A recent study has challenged the idea that there is a direct causal link between cycling and erectile problems. Yet the findings did suggest that long periods in the saddle may increase the risk of prostate cancer in men over 50 years of age.

    I am a freelance writer who recently opted for early retirement following 33 years of continuous employment in the UK’s psychiatric services, mostly as a clinical psychologist. Since retirement, my writing focus is shared between criticisms of western psychiatry, general interest articles and humor. My book, Tales from the Madhouse: an insider critique of psychiatry, is due to be published by PCCS books in January 2015.

     

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  • How To Get Rid Of Foot Odor (Smelly feet)

    To fix it, here are tips to get rid of foot odor:

     

     

     

    1. Use Antiperspirants on the soles

     

    Antiperspirant is a cosmetic preparation used for the purpose of narrowing the pores thereby reducing perspiration. Antiperspirant can not only be used to overcome the odor in the armpits, but can also be applied to the soles of the feet. Antiperspirants work to block the channel leading to the sweat glands. This helps prevent sweat reaches the skin and helps reduce odor.

     

     

     

    2. Wash feet with water and baking soda

     

    Add a little baking soda to soap and water when you wash your feet. Baking soda will not reduce sweat, but it can reduce the amount of odor produced. Besides using it to wash your feet, baking soda can also be used to to wash your shoes and socks. Baking soda will help absorb some of the unpleasant odor.

     

     

     

    3. Zinc and Magnesium supplements

     

    Mineral deficiencies can cause a variety of symptoms, including one that may surprise you. Deficiency of certain minerals, such as zinc and magnesium, can cause increased body odor, according to scientists at Columbia University. You can increase the zinc in your diet by eating foods such as beef, salmon, pumpkin seeds and yogurt. Sources of magnesium in foods can be found in brown rice, black beans and almonds. But before taking the supplement, you should talk to your doctor first.

     

     

     

    4. Wear cotton socks

     

    If smelly feet has always been a regular problem for you, use your socks when wearing shoes. Without socks, sweat in the foot, it usually will go directly to the shoe. Socks help to absorb sweat and can reduce the growth of bacteria in the shoe. Socks made of cotton or wool is the best choice, because both these materials absorb sweat better than nylon socks. Make sure your feet are completely dry before cursing socks. Wear socks when wet can cause foot moist and trigger odor.

     

     

     

    5. Use soap acne by 10 percent Benzoyl Peroxide

     

    Given bacteria are the main agents that cause foot odor, use antibacterial soap acne seems to help. Look for acne soap contains 10 percent benzoyl peroxide, which can reduce the bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide works by slowly releasing active oxygen bacteriostatic effect also has a keratolytic effect and dries so supportive treatment effect.

     

     

     

    6. Put the dryer paper into the shoe

     

    Placing dryer paper in the shoe may seem strange, but it can help absorb foot odor. Dryer sheets will help eliminate odor and keep your shoes smelling fresh still.

     

     

     

    7. Use mouthwash

     

    Mouthwash (mouthwash) not only can make a fresh breath, but can also be used to keep your feet from getting too smelly. Soak your feet in water mixed with mouthwash once a day. Mouthwash will help remove bacteria from your feet, in the same way as killing bacteria in the mouth. If this bizarre enough for you, consider the foot rub with cotton soaked in mouthwash.

     

     

     

    8. Rub the leg with cornstarch

     

    Before you wear socks, you can sprinkle cornstarch on foot. Cornstarch to help absorb sweat, causing odor. Make sure your feet are completely dry before moisten it with cornstarch and do not forget to apply it on the sidelines of the toes.

     

     

     

    9. Changing shoes as often as possible

     

    Changing shoes as much as possible can help reduce odor in the feet. At the very least, try to avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row. When your shoes are wet from sweat, it takes several hours to dry completely.

     

     

     

    Source:http://healthandhealthytips.blogspot.com/

     

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