Emotional tension is something most people deal with, on some level, on a daily basis. You cannot always control tense situations that provoke you to lose your temper or become distraught. Things happen to everyone that are out of our control.
Read more: http://www.galoor.com/health-and-fitness/2018294-how-to-handle-emotional-tension#ixzz3ZQiAUjFv
Feeling down is an obvious reaction to life’s disappointments, impediments, and day to day struggles. A substantial number of people refer to this kind of feeling as depression or sadness. When people are depressed they feel down, empty, apathetic, inpatient, irritated, and in some cases even violent.
Feeling down affects your day to day activities includinginterfering with your eating habits, your studies, your sleep, and your capacity to work. There are many ways in which you can tell whether you are down or if you are depressed.
It is important to pay attention to the sighs, and to seek help if the problem becomes severe. When you cannot sleep for a longer period of time, or is you sleep excessively, then you may be suffering from depression. Feeling helpless or worthless is another sign. Sometimes it may even become difficult for you not to take control over your thoughts regardless of how much you try.
Some people who feel down or depressed lack appetite altogether, or cannot stop eating, because they find comfort in food. For those who consume alcohol, they may find themselves drinking excessively or engaging in strange behaviours.
Some become very bad-tempered, and more aggressive than usual. Another symptom is when you find that you have a very difficult timeconcentrating with normal everyday activities. These are symptoms associated with depression only if they occur for a prolonged period of time.
Feeling low has been attributed to a number of causes. One of the major causes is loneliness, when a person is lonely; they have a very low feeling of self-worth.
Other causes of feeling low or depressed include being short of money, being separated from family members, the death of a loved one, or anything that adversely affects the person’s life that is having the low feelings.
It is also common for people who lack social support to experience such feelings. Socialization is something that everyone needs in their life to feel that they are worthy. Marital problems can always be the onset of depression problems.
Another cause could be the weather. As strange at that may sound, studies have shown that the winter blues bring people down mentally.
Unemployment is also another factor that can cause people grief. This is especially true for people who are middle aged, and lose their job to outsourcing or to younger people entering the job market. This is seen every day in the news all over the United States.
Bad health can also cause depression issues, especially if the issue causes the person to be terminal. When you suffer from chronic diseases that seem as if they just won’t heal, you feel lifeless and depressed.
Many people who suffer from long-term diseases lack hope in life, and in most cases some of them have feelings of wanting to die. This is when a specialist should be contacted right away, to prevent suicidal thoughts.
Drug and alcohol abuse can also contribute to depression. It typically drains financial resources, and causes drastic changes in a person. It not only ruins the person, but also their loved ones around them. Whatever people may think, there is hope and help. They just have to realize that they have a problem and seek help.
Read more: http://www.galoor.com/depression/2018316-the-causes-of-feeling-down#ixzz3ZQjOdvAF
Should You Be Concerned if Your Period Stops after Birth Control
One of the most common symptoms after stopping birth control is the absence of menstruation. It is a term referred to as post-pill amenorrhea and is the act of the body restoring hormone levels. Hormones will regulate ovulation and determine menstrual cycles in women.
Hormone pills or birth control will have women on a regular and predictable cycle with medical control and stopping the birth control will actually replace this responsibility back to the body’s natural functions. Everyone may not respond the same and it can take a varied amount of time for the body to return to its normal function.
On average most women will respond within 4 to 6 weeks as their bodies cycle once without the aid of the medical hormones used in birth control. Some women may typically wait to up to 3 months without worry or concern. It is important to calculate and monitor when one quits the birth control and the active cycle resumes.
Every woman and their bodies can respond differently and it may also be determined by the type or strength of the birth control that will affect the cycles return. A stronger form may cause the body to take longer than a smaller dosage as the body will have to adjust and correct a larger gap of hormone replacement. Many birth controls can have information that can help determine the expected wait for a menstrual cycle to return. One can check this information online or with a health professional such as a doctor or pharmacist.
If you think it has been too long then it may be necessary to perform an at home pregnancy test to determine if one could actually have reason for not having a menstrual cycle. It could be safe precaution to check for pregnancy as soon as one quits birth control to help determine ovulation and chances of pregnancy and cycle of the pregnancy.
To monitor for possible pregnancy it may be necessary to perform a pregnancy test every week to 2 weeks until the menstrual cycle returns, this will help in also determining the time of conception and date of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for a woman to become pregnant soon after stopping birth control while some may take longer than normal to become pregnant. This is not only determined by the woman and her natural hormone levels but also by the types of birth control and their strengths.
There are some health factors that could be present if it has been longer than 6 months that could cause alarm and may require a visit to a gynecologist. There are tests that can be performed to insure that hormone levels are current and the body is not suffering from any type of disease or cancers. Although it is not uncommon for a woman to not return to normal for that long and even up to a year without complication.
Some women who suffer from stress or low weight can see longer delays in their cycles return as their bodies will have a harder time in restoring natural functions. It is important to monitor your body and its changes and to seek professional aid if questions or concerns may arise.
Read more: http://www.galoor.com/birth-control/2018195-how-long-can-it-take-to-start-your-period-after-stopping-birth-control#ixzz3ZQkO9e6k
Most people today would agree that health is not a one-dimensional experience. Commonly accepted definitions of health, such as that put forward by the World Health Organisation, incorporate physical, mental and social aspects of health. It follows that being healthy does not just mean being physically fit. Being of sound mind is also important, as is social wellness or the ability to form and maintain a network of friends and associates. Some would add spiritual health as another aspect of wellbeing. But what is the relationship between these components of health, and what is the implication of being strong in one area and/or lacking in another. In particular, what is the connection between mental and physical health and what does “healthy body, healthy mind” really mean ?
It is common to consider aspects of health as interdependent; that is, each element influences the other. Practitioners using this type of health model would look at the balance between aspects of health when assessing wellbeing. They may suggest activity in one realm to offset an over-emphasis in another. For example, someone who is working long hours in an office expending much mental energy and heading toward “burnout” may be advised to incorporate more physical exercise into his/her lifestyle in order to bring the wellness system into balance. This may seem like a simple remedy, but the implications can be quite profound. Making even a small effort in a (previously) neglected realm often results in a much more balanced perspective. By taking some time out to work on the physical aspect of health the mind gets a well-earned break and would most likely return to work refreshed and invigorated. Within this framework a balance of the health components is advocated and over-attention to one component of health is not.
It is generally accepted that there is a relationship between physical and mental health. Many athletes would agree that it takes a great deal of mental effort to sustain physical performance. You need only think of a momentary lapse in concentration, say in a game of tennis; to see how closely related the mental and physical aspects of sporting performance are. Although the impact of the mind on physical performance is generally accepted the influence of physical activity on mental health is not as widely acknowledged or understood. There has, however, been research supporting the notion that physical activity has the capacity to enhance mental health. Physical activity had been linked to a host of outcomes including positive mood, lower levels of depression and elevated alertness and concentration. Many would attribute these associations to chemical changes occurring within the body when physical exercise is performed. Other explanations are less direct and implicate factors such as the social aspects of exercise or the sense of mastery achieved in participating in sport. Although there is definitely some relationship between physical health and mental health, the pathways between the two are not yet fully understood.
It is important to keep in mind that the positive impact of physical exercise on mental health or wellbeing is relevant for mental health but not necessary mental ill-health. It would be unlikely that someone suffering from a mental illness, such as schizophrenia, would be prescribed exercise as a remedy. If it was as simple as physical health = mental health, there would be little need for psychologists. However, most health practitioners would agree that physical exercise is often a useful adjunct to therapy for mild mental conditions where physical exercise has been linked to positive treatment outcomes.
Protect your Mental Health
Mental and emotional health is a vital part of wellbeing. ‘There is no health without mental health”, says Professor Jane Fisher, the Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Health at Monash University. ‘Take the time to focus on the positive and the things you can do to boost your mental health and sense of wellbeing.”
Close relationships are one of the most important protective factors for mental health, says Prof Fisher. “Nourish good relationships, be committed to them, and get professional help to address destructive or negative relationships if necessary.”
To build new connections with people who share your interests, you could contribute to activities and projects in your local community or join a voluntary organisation, choir, mother’s group, etc.
Poor physical health or ongoing health conditions can limit your ability to do things, and can affect your mental health. Have regular health checks, and try to be as physically active as you can – There are many free or low cost activities that can keep you active, such as walking groups and community gardens, and these can also give you a break from everyday worries.
Every day, try to find something that gives you a sense of reward or achievement. It might be a simple thing like preparing an evening meal, putting a new plant in the garden, or contributing to a project at work.
If you have any concerns about your mood, mental health or physical wellbeing, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Share with a friend, or seek professional help.
Prof Fisher will talk about the importance of mental health at midlife in the free webcast event -Fifty Shades of Midlife – menopause, mood & more’ on 31 October. Book now at www.jeanhailes.org.au/webcast2012
Published with the permission of the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
Tollfree number 1800 151 441 for women seeking further health information www.JeanHailes.org.au
Exercise Effective Remedy For Depression
With approximately one million Australians currently suffering from depression and this figure expected to grow even further in future years, it’s no surprise medical practitioners, researchers and people with depression are looking to natural remedies like exercise to treat the illness.
A recent systematic review published in the Journal of Science in Medicine and Sport has affirmed regular exercise is likely to be effective in the treatment of depression symptoms.
Central Queensland University Researcher and Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Spokesperson Robert Stanton said with the prevalence of antidepressant medication dispensed within Australia having increased by more than 95 per cent within the last decade, it had been critical to pinpoint the appropriate dose of exercise for treating depression symptoms most effectively.
‘Understanding the appropriate exercise dosage for people with depression will provide accredited exercise physiologists with a framework that may be adopted in clinical practice to improve quality of life, possibly without the use of medication,” Mr Stanton said.
‘My research partner, Associate Professor Peter Reaburn, and I found exercise programs that comprise moderate-intensity, supervised aerobic sessions that last for 30-40 minutes and are undertaken three to four times weekly over a period of at least nine weeks are likely to be most effective in the treatment of depression symptoms.”
‘In fact, some studies show exercise to be equally as effective as medication or psychological interventions in reducing symptoms of depression.”
Mr Stanton said the research also suggested an affect-regulated approach to exercise – that is, where the intensity of an exercise session is determined by how the patient feels during the bout of exercise – may have the potential to increase short and long term adherence to exercise programs for people with depression.
‘For some participants, exercising at a physiologically determined -moderate’ intensity may not always be perceived as pleasant,” Mr Stanton said.
‘Where motivation to commence and maintain exercise is low, it may be valuable to change the session’s intensity to a level that the participant feels is more acceptable.”
Depression research and information body The Black Dog Institute points out regular exercise can be used to alleviate a number of symptoms of depression by increasing energy levels, improving sleep, distracting the sufferer from worries and inspiring a sense of control and self-esteem.
Mr Stanton said exercising in a group also had the potential to provide people with depression with social support and reduce loneliness.
‘We’ve really just scratched the tip of the iceberg with this research, and it would be interesting to delve even deeper into the best exercise modes for people with depression, whether solo or group exercise sessions are more beneficial and what the best model for exercise progression may be,” Mr Stanton said.
‘People with depression carry a significantly greater risk of chronic disease and premature mortality risk compared to those without depression, so it’s crucial that appropriate steps are taken to treat the illness,” Mr Stanton said.
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body for exercise and sports science in Australia and provides national leadership and advocacy on key issues. It supports its 3,500+ members and the community through fostering excellence in professional practice, education, training and research.
You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. You go see a counselor to get help. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out your condition. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are four ways to deal with this situation.
1. Listen To The Professionals And Not Your Friend: Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals know your situation more than anyone. They know what you are going through and are trained to deal with your situation. Your friends do not have the answers to your medical condition. When you have questions about your mental health situation consult with your counselor or other mental health professional. Listen to them and follow their advice and not your friends.
2. Your Goal Is To Get Better: Your goal is to get better, period. Don’t waste your time arguing with your friends or relatives who are giving you a difficult time. This isn’t a public relations event where you need to get everyone’s approval. This is your life and you’re the one suffering. Your main focus is for you to get better. This is the number one thing.
3. Tell Your Friends To Learn About Your Condition: Tell your friends and relatives that the best way for them to help you is to learn about your condition. They could talk to a counselor, they could do family therapy, they could read some good books or join you at a support group to learn about your condition. They won’t know exactly the pain your suffering but they will have some idea of what you are going through. If some of your friends won’t do this, then stay away from them. They will only make things worse.
4. Distance Yourself From People Who Give You A Hard Time: This may seem cruel but if some of your friends or relatives are hindering your progress in getting better, then kindly tell them to follow step Three or else tell them to stay away and go bother someone else. Distance yourself from those people who won’t make an effort to help understand what you are going through. You need to surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Again, if you have problems or issues with a particular person, you can always ask your counselor for advice on how to deal with them.
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your depression and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future.
Remember your goal is to get better. Treat your mental health issues as a medical condition. If you have a medical condition, you go see a doctor to help treat it. Same thing applies to your mental health issues. Go see a professional and focus on getting better. Don’t try to get everyone’s approval.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to:http://www.managingfear.com/
I hope you are all well today. I was sitting in my doctors office and he is one of those doctors that does not believe in giving me good stuff to read and entertain me while I wait, the reading materials are all about health. So, instead of banging my head on the wall next to me, since that may draw negative attention, I picked up one of those health magazines.
Something caught my eye, jogging is something that tends to pop into my life from time to time. I do not enjoy jogging, I do not find it to be a fun exercise. I have jogged inside and outside, I don’t like either. Recently, I have come to a happy balance in a effort to lose weight. I recognize that, with my body, jogging does increase the amount and speed of weight loss. So, I do a jogging, walking combination on my treadmill. I set a number in my mind jog to it, when I have met my goal, I walk, and I repeat the process, It works for me.
So, as I am reading this article about jogging, It has the same old stuff in it, good for my body, yea yea yea. But it mentions one I had not heard of, good for my brain. Brain? It seems they did a study and the people who could walk at a brisk pace or run as the treadmill became gradually steeper, also did the best completing long term memory exercises. They taught them related words and tested them on those words, the fittest people did the best.
So I guess I need to try to be fit for my body and my brain. I do tease my kids about someday being an old lady sitting in my rocking chair, flubbing my lips because they all sent me over the edge. But I do have to admit, it is a much nicer thought, to think about being somebody who is sharp in my old age.
I hope you all Have a beautiful day!
Specialists say that the first treatment
The problem is identified, and the first thing you should know is whether the person breath smell good or bad, most people have a fetid smell of breath, but they do not know it, because the brain adapts to the smell of one’s personal.
There is a means of self-diagnosis of the first test of the tongue, and find out what is the color? If the rosy brilliant, it refers to the same well, but the white tongue and peeling in its appearance indicates smelly mouth, according to Harold Katz, a doctor and founder of bacteria breathe, California clinic.
The second test, according to Katz, is licking the back of the hand, and left to dry for a few seconds, and then try to smell the same place.
He said Katz, “It is important to remember that bad breath is usually not a sign of dental health Palestinian corrupt make bad breath .. and the same for the San,” pointing out that “it was found more than 600 species of bacteria in the mouth of the average person. ”
But what is the best way to fight the bacteria that cause bad breath? According to experts, the dry mouth is the most important reason to target the bacteria, so it does not need to be a lot of fluids.
Katz says, “where oxygen saliva, making it the natural enemy of the foul-smelling bacteria, they can not live in the presence of oxygen, drinking water and even chewing sugar-free gum can produce saliva and naturally get rid of bad breath.”
There were sugar-free mints or mouthwash pills, a solution he says Katz It’s not bad, but it is only temporary treatments, and will mask the odor, but does not kill the bacteria that cause odor.
Katz says that “Green tea has anti-bacterial properties that cause odor, and cinnamon contain essential oils that kill many types of oral bacteria.”
Also, eating fruits and vegetables, such as apples or celery, offers dual benefits of bad breath. And chewing more of them produces more saliva in the mouth, according to Katz, the watermelon and berries help.
Society’s preconception that “weed is bad” has slowly been changing over the years. We’ve seen evidence of changing attitudes towards weed to the south, with US states legalizing marijuana, in the growing merit of marijuana as a treatment of diseases, and the relaxed attitude towards cannabis in our own community, though that isn’t exactly new. With the much more positive light modernly shed on marijuana, you’d think the green stuff was truly good for you. One collection of research seeks to prove otherwise.
Wayne Hall, a researcher who studied the adverse effects of cannabis on the human body in 1993, wished to see how things have changed in the last 20 years, after many more studies have been carried out on the topic. Compiling research over two decades, including studies from New Zealand, Germany, and the Netherlands, his findings won’t be pleasing to smokers.
According to Hall, over the past 20 years, research on smoking marijuana has shown that:
-1 in 10 people who regularly smoke marijuana will develop a dependence
-Driving while high will double the risk of a car crash
-Teenagers who regularly smoke are twice as likely to drop out of school
-Chronic use of cannabis as a teenager and into adulthood increases the likelihood of cognitive impairment (though the exact reason why is unknown)
-Regular smokers have double the risk of developing mental disorder like schizophrenia, especially if there is a family history and they started smoking in adolescence
-Marijuana smokers are more likely to develop chronic bronchitis
-Those who smoke marijuana as a teenager are much more likely to use harder illegal drugs
-A strong link exists between smoking weed and the development of cardiovascular diseases in middle-aged adults.
A very depressing mix of findings, especially, if like many of us in Montreal, you’ve been smoking weed since high school. Not all is lost though, as many academics believe many of the aforementioned adverse effects can be cased by many different factors, and not solely due to smoking weed. One example would be the likelihood of doing other drugs. It isn’t the marijuana forcing the person to try other substances, it is the environment and persons (like a drug dealer) you encounter when smoking weed that increase the chances.
So I was listening to the radio today and I heard an advertisement for a medical group that is conducting a study and is looking for participants who are willing to be subjected to tests while they sleep.
They were pretty vague with exactly what types of studies would be done, but I am going to assume that you are just hooked up to some machine somehow.
It does seem a little creepy, but at the same time it would be interesting to find out if there is something that I do not know about the way I sleep.
I am sure that we have all questioned whether or not we sleep well, and maybe this is the way to tell.
I won’t do it just due to laziness probably, but if the opportunity ever presents itself it might be kind of cool.
In some ways college students are more connected than ever. Social media has provided multiple methods of staying in touch with friends and sharing information and content. Gaming has also provided a venue of being connected with others and having fun at the same time.
But in other ways many students are not connected at all, and they struggle with “face-time” that is real and not just virtual. Many living environments are both heavily wired and private; if one chooses one may isolate for huge chunks of time and “communicate” widely, yet not actually interact with anyone at all. This is a recipe for diminishing mental health.
So here is a rule of thumb to protect against that deterioration: at least twice a week, get involved in something that takes you out of your living environment, puts you in physical contact with others, and has nothing to do with class, work, or partying. This simple strategy incorporates crucial skill sets which, once learned, will benefit you for a lifetime. The skills also promote good mental health and are also related to retention and academic success.
So what kinds of things can you do? Most students had interests and hobbies in middle and high school, but they may have drifted from them in the excitement of starting college. Consider returning to them, or perhaps be more adventurous and take up new ones. Psychologists believe that learning new skills every five years or so is actually protective of brain health, so it will be good for you on that score as well. On most campuses there are dozens if not hundreds of student organizations, covering topics such as sport, politics or advocacy, environmental awareness, outdoor recreation, art, and so on. If you can’t find one that suits you, start your own. You can also see some ideas on this list. There is really no excuse not to try something.
On the other hand, there is no need to get over-involved, as this can lead to meaningless activity and burnout. Trying new activities also does not have to lead to long-term commitment. Simply try some and if they don’t feel like a good fit, move on and try another. Frankly, what you pick does not matter. What matters is that you pick something in the first place, and that you expand your skills and relationships. This is part of the recipe for feeling satisfied and in good emotional health, and generally your grades will improve too. That’s hard to beat!
This is where I spent part of my morning today. That is the Pacific Ocean to the left and Dana Point, California down below. I love walking here. The temperature was a mild 73°F/22°C. The sun was shining, and there was a lovely breeze coming onshore.
Although there are people of all ages walking or jogging here, on a Thursday morning, it is quiet and uncrowded. Most weekday mornings are like that. At times, there are surfers in the parking lot preparing to walk down the 140+ steps to the water below. Sometimes, I stop at the green wrought iron fence and watch them as they ride the waves.
It is on days like this that I am most grateful that my sister badgered me into moving back to South Orange County. I was living in Hawaii for a short period of time, but I really don’t care for the feel of the air in the tropics. I really prefer the fresh air on this side of the Pacific.
I took my Fitbit for a spin here for the first time today. I have some statistics to report. I did only one lap of the walking/view park this morning. That added 1,714 steps to my day. I was hungry and left after only one lap to catch lunch. I’ll make sure to go earlier next time, so I can walk two laps without my stomach giving me an excuse to leave. This was only a seventeen minute walk. It’s silly to stay for such a short period of time. I adore spending time here.
Notice in the photograph above, that the city painted colorful waves on the concrete path. At regular intervals there are small patios hanging over the side of the cliff, where they constructed two or three concrete tables and benches so people can rest, read, picnic or just enjoy the view. Opposite these spots, there are wide steps up into the parking lot. The sides of the stairways are bordered with raised planters containing colorful flowering plants. But the cutest thing is that bronze starfish have been embedded into them, so that they look like they washed ashore on the waves.
There are also colorful mosaic fish laid into the patios of the picnic areas. The palm trees that you see on the right of the photo appear here and there adding a little shade. But they don’t add too much. People who come here do so for the air and the sun. We also stop and look at the enormous majestic mansions that are being constructed in tiers along the sand. Although many people stop to stare, few are really jealous. Some have made comments about a possible tsunami and the damage it would cause the homes.
I would be more concerned about the probability that a full moon, high tide and a storm off the coast would cause large damaging waves. This is a cove. The force of higher than normal waves could rip apart the homes closest to the sea. Then the debris would be pushed into the next tier up and so forth. If this happens, actually, when this happens, the walkway here will be full of people with cameras. Unless there is an science fiction sized tidal wave, the path is much higher than any water could reach.
This is due to the topography of the California coastline. There is a steep drop off along the coast called the California Incline. It is rare that homes or businesses are actually built at sea level. Most of California, even the famous Pacific Coast Highway is higher than that. There are some sections of the beach which can be reached by driving down a steep road or climbing down an unsafe hill. You have probably heard about houses falling into the sea, or landslides along the highway. This is part of the deal when you live in California.
It is best to live on higher ground and enjoy the coast the way I do. I either admire it from my living room window a mile or so away, or drive down to a lovely manicured path like this one for a walk. It is possible to walk along the sand itself, but I will wait until the funicular is running. Let the young ones hike the 140+ stair treads in both directions. I will admire it from this path until I can ride down below. I can be patient.
People are wrong when they say that tide and time wait for no one. When you are retired, you have the time to wait until the city turns on the funicular and the tide is out.
Is where you walk as lovely as this?
A friend I have made on the Internet has found that her mother was just diagnosed with this disease. Since they are in the UK the National Health Service is making her mother wait two weeks until they “decide what to do”. I have done this research to try to help. This could be an ongoing story for awhile.
Polycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD, is an illness characterized by cysts growing on the kidneys. This disease is known to have heredity as a causal factor. With PKD the kidneys lose their ability to function.
I actually cured myself of a pilonidal cyst without surgery. Pilonidal cysts have a hereditary factor to them as well. When I first got one the doctor told me that I had a congenital tendency to get them. That first time I had it surgically removed. This is a draining cyst that excretes blood and water. If left untreated it will eventually grow cancerous. He told me that I could get another one later in life and if I did it would probably grow back in the same general area. He was mainly right except that it grew on the other side of my body in my abdominal area on my belt line. This made it very uncomfortable.
When I realized I had another pilonidal cyst I reasoned that since it is something that could turn into a tumor and become cancerous that my body’s immune system would see it as an infection and try to fight it. Since I knew about the power of shiitake mushrooms to boost the immune system I decided to use them. Shiitake mushrooms are culinary mushrooms that are delicious in cooking but are not tasty or easily digestible eaten raw. Shiitake is the Japanese name. In Chinese restaurants they are on the menu as black mushrooms. I had Shiitake mushrooms in my meals four to five times a week for an entire month. The cyst went away. I continued to have shiitake mushrooms three to five times a week in my meals for the next month and the cyst never came back. Since polycystic kidney disease means that there are many cysts in the kidneys surgery would be out of the question except for a kidney transplant. The cysts could however come back. I recommend trying the shiitake mushrooms as well as eating other foods that boost the immune system such as garlic, salmon and tuna. Flax seed oil is very helpful because it is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is the shiitake mushrooms however that I have to stress if someone really wants to boost the immune system. The fish is important for the vitamin B12. The iodine in the fish is important to help the thyroid gland to produce the hormones for proper metabolism.
Meanwhile in order to improve kidney function there is much that can be done with the right nutrition. Do not use salt because the inability of the kidneys to pass salt will cause fluid build up. Avoid processed sugar. Reduce or avoid animal protein. Animal protein will cause stress to the kidneys. Shiitake mushrooms contain all of the essential amino acids a person needs in their diet which is better for a person in this condition than animal protein. Vegetable sources of protein such as beans, legumes and whole grains are fine. Avoid beet greens, chocolate, eggs, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard and caffeinated tea. Avoid dairy products except cultured dairy products such as low-fat yogurt, buttermilk and cottage cheese.
Celery and parsley seeds will improve kidney function and reduce levels of uric acid in the blood. Natural, unsweetened cranberry juice will reduce bacterial build up and heal the bladder. Dandelion root will help the kidneys to excrete waste material. Herbs that help include goldenrod tea, juniper berries, parsley, marshmallow root, nettle, red clover and watermelon seed tea.
It is good to have a diet of mainly raw foods. Include asparagus, bananas, celery, cucumbers, garlic, papaya, potatoes and watercress. Legumes, seeds and soybeans contain the amino acid, arginine, which is good for the kidneys.
For an organic, herbal, kidney formula extract try: http://tinyurl.com/kidneyformula
I had some work done at the dentist. The shots they put in my mouth didn’t work at first so they ended up putting more in me! It was awful. My heart started racing and I was shaking a lot. They had me walk around the office until it stopped.
I’m happy to get the work done though. If you don’t take care of your teeth it ends up even worse in the long run. I have to take care of myself the best that I can since I’m still quite young. I don’t want any major problems when I’m older so I’m going to stay on top of things now.
I have finally figured out what is causing the vast majority of my tinnitus – my blood pressure medication! I’ve never been really good about taking it every day, mostly because my blood pressure is not THAT high, but my doctor put me on it anyway.
A few nights ago, I woke up with such bad ringing in my ears that I was afraid something else was wrong. I didn’t have any other symptoms, like a headache or anything, so I finally just took an anxiety pill (I rarely take those anymore) and sat up for awhile until it seemed like the ringing got less loud.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that my tinnitus has really gotten a lot worse since I’ve been better about taking my blood pressure meds. So I’ve decided to try to do some things that might allow me to get off the meds, like eating healthier foods that are high in potassium, magnesium and calcium, exercising more, losing weight, etc.
Sure hope it works!
From time to time, a good number of people experience cravings, especially for sugary food. Chocolate cravingsare on the top of the list for many people. Biologically, it happens when there is a low sugar level in the body.
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One thing that I thought I would share is something I have to do when doing deep cleaning. I have to clean in fifteen minute increments because of my medical issues. I need a about the same or more to rest. This way I don’t overexert myself or cause a flare up. I wish I could do the same for working out, but most of the time I am in too much pain. Today we are doing spring cleaning. We are breaking right now and I am going to do my bubbles as well as go on to all my other websites I work from home on and make a bit of money in between. Now, if only I could get paid for spring cleaning !
People are often moody for a number of reasons. This is typically healthy in normal people, but if the moodiness turns severe, then it may be necessary to seek professional help. The key to getting the moods under control is to first realize that you have an issue.
Most people are in denial that they have them, but if your family and friends start commenting on your behavior, then they probably aren’t lying to you. Once you come to a self-realization, only then can you begin to correct the problem. If your problem is mild, then there are many natural mood stabilizers that you can try without paying a dime. If the problem is more complex, then prescribed medication can be taken to get your moods under control.
Most people do not realize that even everyday activities can have an effect on a person’s mood. Natural mood stabilizers include being out in the fresh air, sunlight, exercise, St. Johns Wort, passion flowers, chamomile tea and winter cherries.
Research has suggested that the hormone serotonin plays a vital role in keeping people balanced. If this and other hormones are out of whack, then the emotional thought process is disrupted, and this is what causes people to have moodiness. If the hormone levels are low, sleep patterns can be disturbed, energy levels can be reduced and sexual appetite can be affected.
St John’s Wort works to balance moods, by causing a balance of neurotransmitters that control the hormone serotonin. Passion flowers can help mild mood swings if they are caused by mild depression or anxiety.
Winter cherry has an affect because it supports a person’s body during sporadic periods of physical or mental stress. The Chamomile tea works as a balancer, to keep the mood where it should be at an even keel.
If natural remedies do not work, then a person will have to take more drastic measures. If the mood swings are bad enough, this will usually involve seeing a physician to get a mental health evaluation, and to get chemical medication to control he moods.
Some of these medications include lithium, tegretol, and depakene. A person’s blood will be drawn periodically if they are on these medications, to check the levels. The person may also have to undergo counseling. Bio-feedback sessions can also be helpful.
They get a person to talk in-depth just as a therapist would coax the person to do. Once they get to the root of the problem, they formulate a plan of action to help you fix your problem.
The good thing is that the person is getting help, regardless of how they obtain it. Natural remedies are always better for the body than chemical medications, but sometimes they just don’t produce results to the level that is required.
Everyone in the world has mood swings, and life events cause stress for everyone. It is important to learn how to handle that stress to alleviate the mood problems. People may also find that deep breathing exercises, long walks, yoga or other mind stimulating exercise may help with mood issues, as well.
In my opinion (not a doctor, although I play one on TV), I would always try the basics first. Getting out of the house and going for walks in the park are great for the mind. In fact, if you can start waking up and going for a quick walk in the park first thing in the morning, I can promise you that, more often than not, you will see a big difference in your mood.
Working out, eating a healthier diet, staying away from stressful people, going for walks in the park, etc. are all great ways to stabilize your mood. If you find that these aren’t helping, then seek advice from a medical professional. Pills are not a long-term solution, so it’s always best to figure out what’s causing the moods first.
Read more: http://www.galoor.com/mental-health/2018330-mood-stabilizers#ixzz3ZQj399S7
Depression is a serious mental health condition that requires treatment. Depression should never go untreated. Outside of medications and counseling, there are things you can do to relax and put yourself in a better state of mind.
A few of these activities can include, changing your current diet to a healthier food plan, exercising on a regular basis, making sure you are getting enough sleep, seeking support with support groups, learning new relaxation techniques, and taking bubble baths. The last activity mentioned can be the best overall concerning your mood and outlook. Bubble baths are a proven method to easing stress and tension.
This may sound like a simple solution, and it is fairly easy to just slip into a bubble bath to relax and wash away the tension of the day. However, if you are going to seriously use bubble baths in your pursuit to help fight depression; you will need to keep a few things in mind.
Besides the positive action of taking time away from the stresses of daily life, you are taking the time to relax and cleanse not only your body, but also your mind.
A bubble bath is very different from a shower in that the time spent stretched out and submerged in hot sudsy water, has a different effect on your mind set than a quick shower just to clean your body.
The idea is to eliminate stress. It is a good idea to plan a bubble bath at least two times a week if not more. This may sound like an easy task, and truly it is, however the scents and type of bubble bath soap you choose, can make a difference in your outlook and how relaxed you feel after your bubble bath.
Before you slip into a hot tub of sudsy bubbles, prepare your surroundings. To set the prefect mood, light candles, dim the lights as much as possible, and turn on a soft strain of music that will encourage you to close your eyes and focus your attention on the beautiful setting that you have created.
This also means that you should turn off your cell phone and retreat from the world for at least twenty to thirty minutes since your time spent in a bubble bath should be uninterrupted.
Tranquility is the key to a soothing and calming bubble bath. The scent you choose to lounge in will also help to ease your stress and peacefully tantalize your senses. Try such soft scents as chamomile, rosemary mint, roses, and lavender.
If you do not want to invest in expensive bubble bath soap, then you can use an old familiar brand and add scented oils to help induce the relaxation technique. Fragrances will play a key role in helping you relax the most.
Once you sink down beneath the warm water you will start to feel your muscles relax and your depression will start to fade. Take in a long smooth breath and exhale slowly to breathe in the comforting scents that are also soothing your body.
Let your mind wander in the serenity of the moment and promise yourself that you will give yourself the time to enjoy a bubble bath as often as possible. Bubble baths are a positive method for improving depression.
Read more: http://www.galoor.com/depression/2018317-fight-depression-the-natural-way-with-bubble-baths#ixzz3ZQjkBXCC