Jumat, 19 April 2013


Eucalyptus is an aromatic herb that has properties that provide great relief as a decongestant and an expectorant. For centuries Vick’s which is made as a Eucalyptus rub is applied to the back and chest of a person who has a common cold or any other respiratory distress. It is known to loosen the mucus in the chest so that it can be coughed up and expelled.

Eucalyptus also has some antibiotic association with it. Eucalyptus has both internal and external uses. Internally it is the leaves that are used for herbal teas that are able to assist people by acting as a diuretic, an anti-diabetic and also has some anti-tumor properties. The Eucalyptus oils are almost never used internally or ingested but on rare occasion a doctor might use a miniscule amount for nasal congestion, bronchial disease and other respiratory problems.

Externally, Eucalyptus is used as a vapor rub and while it is recommended that it be rubbed on the chest and back area it is also good for inhalation in such ways as steam vaporizers. Some even boil water and drop a teaspoon of vapor rub into it so an ill person can breathe in the fumes which will help to break up the congestion in the lungs. Quite often people have used the very same rub for sprains, bruises, and muscle aches and pains.

Never underestimate the power of Eucalyptus oil as it can be beneficial for many reasons. First it is a very powerful antiseptic, it is used to treat pyorrhea which is a gum disease. It is often used to treat burns too. One thing you can bank on is that insects do not like Eucalyptus so if you mix some with water and put it in a spray bottle you can be sure that bugs will stay away. A small drop on the tip of the tongue is said to take away nausea. Many people will soak a cloth in Eucalyptus and put them in their pantries or closets to fend off bugs and roaches. Another quick tip is a few sniffs of Eucalyptus is said to help someone who has fainted and when mixed with cinnamon is known to alleviate the symptoms of the flu.

Eucalyptus is also commonly used for aromatherapy too because when mixed with other oils it is extremely beneficial. The effects of Eucalyptus are stimulating and balancing and the scent is very woody. For the purposes of aromatherapy it blends well with Juniper, Lavender, and Marjoram. Eucalyptus when used in aromatherapy does the body good as it helps to relieve mental fatigue, improves mental clarity and alertness, sharpens the senses, refreshes and revives, stimulating, energizing.

It also has great effects on the body as it feels cooling; it relieves pain and sore muscles, breaks up congestion, and reduces inflammation. Eucalyptus incorporated with aromatherapy offers pure enjoyment. Inhaling the fragrance of Eucalyptus can reduce stress and lessen depression. It makes for an overall sense of better well being. Eucalyptus is great for both bathing and also for massage oils.


Echinacea is an herb that is extremely effective and holds multiple purposes. There are nine different species of Echinacea but the one most commonly used and referred to is the Echinacea purpurea. Many people take Echinacea everyday to prevent colds, flu, and any other types of infections that might be running rapid at the time as Echinacea has been known for strengthening the immune system. Some people also use Echinacea for the treatment of acne and boils. The entire Echinacea plant including the roots are dried and made into teas, juices, and tonics.

While many swear by the power and strength of Echinacea there is no scientific backing that gives these claims any validity whatsoever. The Natives used to use Echinacea for many different things including the treatment of poisonous snake bites and insect bites. Back in the 1800′s Echinacea played a very large part of United States medicine and then spread to Germany where they too used it for many medical purposes.

It was then used as an antibiotic and continued on until better antibiotics were made available. For years Echinacea sort of lost it’s pizzazz but more recently gained back its popularity. Many think the reason for that is because there is still no cure for the common cold.

There are many various parts of the Echinacea plant that are used to make medicine but most often it is the roots that are of the most value. Echinacea can be administered in many different ways such as in a tablets, capsules, juice, tea, extracts and tinctures. Some are made from the flower in full bloom and others are made from the root itself. Echinacea is also available in a topical solution or cream that many use for creams, lotions, mouthwashes, ointments, skin washes, and toothpastes. Further it is becoming quite common to add Echinacea to particular cosmetics as an anti aging remedy but that claim has no validity at all as there is no relationship between anti aging and Echinacea.

Echinacea is an extremely beneficial herb for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. When combined with other herbs such as Yarrow and Bearberry it is said to work great combating cystitis however Echinacea has yet to be endorsed by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Those who use Echinacea for the common cold swear by it and it is recommended that for the most effectiveness you should begin taking Echinacea when you notice the very first symptoms of a cold and then stay on it for three weeks and stop taking it for one week.

There are some who would be at risk if they took Echinacea such as people with multiple sclerosis, white blood cell disorders, collagen disorders, HIV/AIDS, autoimmune disorders, or tuberculosis. Heed caution also if you have any plant allergies; take other medications, or herbal remedies. Children should not take Echinacea, nor should pregnant women or nursing mothers.

Also, people who are on steroid medicine including betamethasone, cortisone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, triamcinolone, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, azathioprine, or other immune system suppressants should avoid the use of Echinacea.

Kamis, 18 April 2013

Diamond cuts and shapes, what it says about your personality

Like a shimmering snowflakes in winter, did you know that diamonds are absolutely unique? All vary in shapes, sizes, colors and cuts. Cutting and diamond shapes is what determines the value. And to debunk a popular belief, is different from a diamond shape diamond shaped. To distinguish, a cut is the faceted gemstones and proportions that gives shine and spark, while the shape is in a diamond shape that describes the structure and the attribute.

If you can deal with the technical aspects of a diamond, then you will have to do with facets, angles and proportions. This case will determine the beauty, brilliance and the cost of this gemstone. Cut is the only aspect of the diamond that is determined by the ability and skill of the craftsman’s hand.

What each diamond cut indicates below are some significant facts about a cut gem that females generally prefers and things indicating the woman wearing it. The different cuts and shapes include round, oval, Emerald cut, princess cut, marquise, heart, pear-shaped. Here is a guide that can help you to understand your individual claim on the wearer:

-Oval diamond bearers are usually more traditional, yet eager to go often against the norm. Have to be different, wanting to pass up much of the time. Person wearing this type of diamond cut are those that outgoing.

Marquise cut takes a mistress of the 18th century. Women who often wears this cut makes an impression of someone who is money oriented. As diamond himself, Lord who likes this type of diamond cut like making an impression for yourself.

-A princess cut diamond is a square-shaped diamond with complexity on its side. Women wear this diamond cut are those that are the trend-setters and loves to be the center of attention. Are those fun loving women, who always looking for excitement and want to enjoy life to the fullest.

Heart shaped cut is among the top of the list people hopeless romantic. These types of women, usually jumps from one report to another. Commonly they get disappointed when they discover that love is just a false tale.

-Pear-shaped Diamonds are often times perceived as indications of purity and simplicity. Pear-shaped diamonds serves as a symbol of purity and simplicity. Individuals with this cut or a wedding ring or a classic elegant diamond engagement rings are generally very high-maintenance, perfectionists and often stressful.

If a diamond is used for the bracelet, earrings, pendant, ring, brooch or any type of jewelry, each diamond is sure to be elegant and different as the wearer. The quality and the trends mentioned above certainly do not apply to every woman. But if you find yourself choosing a diamond, just may perhaps come as no surprise that the diamond cut just choice might work cutting contour.

Classification of diamonds and buying guide

These diamond is the best friend of a girl, but these friends are quite expensive and their worth is judged by a classification report. Many people just go buy this precious stone, without seeing the report. Now a classification relationship of course clarifies that the gem is genuine, but explains a lot more about the stone. Tells you about the quality, beauty and price of the stone. Some reports also classification share a history of stone, which adds additional value. This story is also very useful to verify the claims of the seller. Another important reason to have a classification report is for insurance purposes. If you misplace your gem, that had a story connected to it or came from a Royal family, we would like to see is replaced by one that is of equal quality.

If you go a diamond that weighs less than 1 carat, so shouldn’t be very expensive and often not categorized either. Although, if the diamond is 1 Carat or more, be sure to always ask a classification report. It is also advisable to also get the stone removed from his position and have a report done by a renowned lab, before buying it. None of the reputable laboratories to do a report on a previously mounted diamond. GIA/Gem trade laboratory in us do most of these reports. Also a classification report would help to decide between several stones, are you able to understand the differences that make each factor. Although, if a stone seems more beautiful to you than the others, you can use the report as a bargaining tool and get what you want at a fair price.

Reading the correct relationship is an important factor in the purchase of diamonds, but if you can do this, then you can do some very expensive mistakes. A mistake that many people make when judging the quality of a diamond from the report is that they see only two factors, color and sharpness. These two factors alone may not help you make a sound decision, but it can be done to take an expensive. Another common problem is that people seem to neglect the condition of diamond, after it was reported. If the jewel is not in the same condition as stated on the relationship that you can get the price down, that would be to your advantage.

Reading the report is not a very difficult task. First, you should check the date of this report and see if the relationship actually belongs to the diamond, you chose. Also if the diamond wear experiences after the report, then it is not of the same value as mentioned. You want to also check the name of the report and if there is a well known, so it is best controlled by GIA as well. Once you’ve checked all for authenticity, you can proceed with the purchase of diamonds, no worries.

Senin, 15 April 2013

Protein-how much do you need and where to get it?

I challenge everyone to write down what they eat every day. Do for a whole week, and then you can focus on what they are consuming. Few of us pay attention to what we eat, and only will amaze you. For anyone trying to make a change in his eating habits, knowing what you eat is always a great start to learn how to reduce what you shouldn’t eat.

If you really want to get crazy, copy all the labels on canned, frozen or packaged foods that you eat and work out how much sugar, fat and sodium are swallowed, too. If you eat out, you can easily get nutritional information from fast food online.

Now compare the consumption week with a look at the chart to a balanced diet. Notice that you should eat less of the following: grease, oil, salt, sugar and alcohol. After this the next grouping includes meat and dairy products. If you eat more of the foods that you should, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you will find that you do not need to copy the labels to see what you are eating, because what you are eating is what you are buying without preservatives. Even if you don’t buy fresh, organic with its pesticides are better than canned and processed equivalent.

Add up the totals and try to compare them to a balanced diet. Is your heavy on the meat or protein? Have eggs and Bacon for breakfast, a ham sandwich for lunch and steak and potatoes for dinner? Where are the grains (also a good source of protein), fruits and vegetables? If you need meat, fish and poultry are best for you. But if you’re going for the protein, beans and nuts are the best and they are as filling as meat, too.

Most of the immigrants in America in the first 300 years of preferred settlement, pork and chicken to beef. It wasn’t until the civil war, when these two meat became scarce, that beef has taken over. Today we eat on average about 75 grams of protein each day. For a person who weighs about 160 pounds should have about 58 grams. That excesses could be justified if one eats more meat to replace or reduce the pop, bread or cakes, however.

A diet of moderation us usually provides all the protein we need. If you need meat, so try to focus on those that are flatter and treaties (which means avoid lunchmeats, sausages and Hot dogs.) The fact that about 80% of all antibiotics sold each year are used in livestock production which ends up eating is enough to give pause.

Do yourself a big favor and choosing to eat less salad or beans more when eating out. It not only will slim your waist, fatten your wallet. Maybe it’s because we keep track of what we eat. Just might transform us all in the garden grows, chicken farming, canning and dehydrating food paranoid!

The logic behind packaging beverages

Part of the reason why the drinks are packaged as are you for marketing purposes. Companies want to market their products so they look attractive to the consumer. But the packaging is not only the appearance; It is also about practicality. Some types of drinks are packed in a certain way for a variety of reasons, including keeping in the best condition possible and keep costs.


One of the first beverage to be sold in bottles was milk. Why clear bottles used was so consumers could see the contents. This was partly for marketing purpose-to make it look fresh and tempting to drink-but also for practical purposes. Today the products contain the best before date but this was not always the case. Milk was bottled clear so people could see where he was going. Milk bottles are now usually used only for milk delivered to homes with cartons and plastic bottles more common in stores. Cartoons were originally used for marketing purposes with producers able to illustrate them with text and images to attract consumers. The use of plastic bottles is simply cost as they are cheaper to produce.


A distinctive feature of wine bottles is the concave shape inwards at the bottom of the bottle. This will not only come because of aesthetics though. It’s called a punt and was originally required to prevent the opposite; a concave shape out. This dates back to when the bottles are hand-blown. It was not possible to ensure that the form could be perfect and to reduce the risk of a concave outwards, means that the bottle could not stand, I created a deliberate concave shape inwards. Bottles are not typically blow these days, but this trend continued, but not for any practical reason. Another distinguishing characteristic of wine bottles is caps. These are used because they release a small amount of oxygen into the bottle that help mature. Bottles are then usually stored on their side to keep the Cork moist. This is to prevent the shrinking Cork, something that otherwise would be too oxygen enters the bottle. This is not so important for sparkling wines, such as Champagne, as there is enough moisture from flatulence to wine prevent shrinking too Cork. The colors of the bottles of wine are partly for marketing purposes, although there is also a practical reason. This is more distinguish the wines rather than absolute necessity. Some manufacturers have certain kinds of wine poured into bottles of particular color so it can more easily identify them. Darker colored bottles can also be beneficial in protecting the wine from sunlight.

Carbonated drinks

A well-known brand cola has created a bottle of the now iconic which was used to market the product. A clear bottle was used to make the content seem tempting with bottle shaped curves and to make it look more or less like a cocoa bean. Sodas are not filled completely upwards. This is not, as some might believe, so consumers don’t get what they think they are paying for, but because there is the potential for expansion. If the content has gotten too hot, you may have slight expansion causing the bottle to explode.


Beverage cans were introduced in 1960. They are made of aluminum or steel, Tin-plated and were used for beer, followed by carbonated beverages. The main reason is that made cheaper drinks package. There was originally a problem though, with some drinks by reacting with the metal which then affect the taste. An internal plastic coating is now used to prevent this.

Easy pumpkin pie crust for Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is not Thanksgiving dinner until after having a slice of delicious, rich in pumpkin pie! It also has the strictest diet to succumb to a slice of this all pie Thanksgiving dinner in time more popular! These are done several ways, but the most important step in creating a wonderful pumpkin pie is a fabulous pie crust! After getting a good base for the cake, making the filling is easy as pie. No pun intended!

One way to make sure you have a surefire delicious cake on Thanksgiving is buy a package of Pillsbury pie crust in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. I always keep a pack of these at hand if something doesn’t turn out as planned. These can be a great back-up source of perfect pie crust, and nobody will ever that are store-bought crust!

Now that you have at your fingertips a few extra pie crust for the big day, we can talk about making some delicious crust from scratch. After making this recipe a few times, it’s so easy that you don’t even need to try to remember a recipe. I love this recipe, because the crust is buttery, flaky and rustic-perfect for any ship Thanksgiving pie.

To begin this recipe you will need 3 cups of flour. I like to use flour for my needs. From that you want to add a teaspoon of salt. Mix to combine. Next, you want to add 1 1/2 sticks cold butter and 1 cup of vegetable shortening. The key is to make sure the butter is cold so the dough comes together nicely! After adding butter and grease for vegetable flour mixture, you just want to mix together using a pasta cutter. Once you have joined the fat with the flour, you want to add a beaten egg. After completing this step, you add 5 tbsp cold water and 1 tablespoon vinegar. You want to add vinegar as this result in a softer crust. Stir until well combined and form a disk.

At this point I would like to put my dough in a plastic bag and let it rest in the refrigerator for a few hours. When you are ready to use, just take out of the fridge and restore the desired shape!

Easy pumpkin pie crust for Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is not Thanksgiving dinner until after having a slice of delicious, rich in pumpkin pie! It also has the strictest diet to succumb to a slice of this all pie Thanksgiving dinner in time more popular! These are done several ways, but the most important step in creating a wonderful pumpkin pie is a fabulous pie crust! After getting a good base for the cake, making the filling is easy as pie. No pun intended!

One way to make sure you have a surefire delicious cake on Thanksgiving is buy a package of Pillsbury pie crust in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. I always keep a pack of these at hand if something doesn’t turn out as planned. These can be a great back-up source of perfect pie crust, and nobody will ever that are store-bought crust!

Now that you have at your fingertips a few extra pie crust for the big day, we can talk about making some delicious crust from scratch. After making this recipe a few times, it’s so easy that you don’t even need to try to remember a recipe. I love this recipe, because the crust is buttery, flaky and rustic-perfect for any ship Thanksgiving pie.

To begin this recipe you will need 3 cups of flour. I like to use flour for my needs. From that you want to add a teaspoon of salt. Mix to combine. Next, you want to add 1 1/2 sticks cold butter and 1 cup of vegetable shortening. The key is to make sure the butter is cold so the dough comes together nicely! After adding butter and grease for vegetable flour mixture, you just want to mix together using a pasta cutter. Once you have joined the fat with the flour, you want to add a beaten egg. After completing this step, you add 5 tbsp cold water and 1 tablespoon vinegar. You want to add vinegar as this result in a softer crust. Stir until well combined and form a disk.

At this point I would like to put my dough in a plastic bag and let it rest in the refrigerator for a few hours. When you are ready to use, just take out of the fridge and restore the desired shape!

Minggu, 07 April 2013

10 Reasons You Will Benefit From All Natural Sun Protection

Sunscreen is Necessary to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Unfortunately, many commercial sunscreens are filled with chemicals that actually interfere with our bodies’ ability to produce the proper level of vitamin D. However, you can purchase all natural sun protection that has been specially formulated with organic ingredients to protect you and your loved ones from the dangerous effects of sun exposure.

When you use a sunscreen that’s non-chemical in nature containing 100% all natural ingredients you’re able to reduce your skin cancer risk without using chemicals.

Why Chemically Created Sunscreens are So Dangerous

Chemicals that are found in these sunscreens may cause severe health problems or increase your risk of contracting certain diseases. OMC is one of the main chemicals that are used in sunscreen that can be dangerous. This chemical is known to kill mice cells. And since it’s known to be toxic when it’s exposed to sunlight, why is it a component of 90% of all the commercially produced sunscreens available today? Studies have shown that the dangerous chemicals, in commercially produced sunscreens, are absorbed through our skin and then circulate throughout our bodies.

Our Coral Reef

Our coral reef is dying because of chemicals that are commonly found in commercially sold sunscreens. These ingredients are:

1. Cinnamate
2. Paraben
3. Camphor derivative
4. Benzophenone

It is thought that these four chemicals are responsible for awakening dormant viruses that are in a particular algae living in our coral reef. Only small doses of these chemicals can create an underwater viral epidemic. The infected algae begin to die. This algae is an essential part of the coral environment because they provide food energy which contributes to the reefs’ vibrant colors. When the coral does not have these algae, it turns white (bleaches) and dies. These viruses replicate, spreading throughout the coral communities surrounding them.

The Ten Benefits of Organic Sun Protection

You will be amazed when you realize all the benefits received when you use an all-natural sunscreen. Natural sunscreens will:

1. Help keep your skin healthy by nourishing it.
2. Protect your cells by repairing free-radical damage that may occur with exposure to the sun.
3. Reduces the appearance of damage to the skin that is caused by the sun.
4. Resist water.
5. Since they’re hypoallergenic, the possibility of skin reactions is eliminated.
6. Not have any parabens, chemical fragrances or nanoparticles.
7. Not kill our coral reef.
8. Not absorb the UVA & UVB rays but reflect and scatter them away from your body.
9. Provide you with a physical barrier from the sun, without clogging or irritating your pores.
10. Naturally moisturize your skin.

These are the many reasons you should consider using all natural sun protection. By using organic sun protection, you will also be helping to maintain our planet’s fragile underwater ecosystem.

Oxygen Is Life - Breath Your Way to Health

From the moment we take our first breath of life until our demise, we will breathe without thinking about it. We can, however, choose to focus on breathing and bring about physiological changes in our body that will prolong life and bring improved health.

Breathing consciously is an art and it is worth mastering.


Sit or lie so that your spine is straight and you are comfortable and relaxed.

Try taking a deep breath through your nostrils, softly and quietly (not a sniff) and focus on the soft palate at the back of your throat.

Imagine this air is going to fill your lungs from the bottom up in the same way that a jug is filled with water from the bottom up. You will notice the stomach expand.

As you breathe out, the air will escape from the top of the lungs down. If stale air is left in the lower part of the lungs then we do not exchange the carbon dioxide which has been extracted from the blood with life-giving oxygen.

Be aware of your rib cage as you breathe. The ribs should expand and contract gently. The lower ribs move out like a bucket handle, the middle ribs move out as well as up and down while the top ribs just move up and down. If you look in a mirror you should not see you chest heaving. You should see a gentle expanding and contracting in the front, side and back of the rib cage.
Just allow the out breath to gently give way to the in breath in a rhythmic cycle that suits you as an individual. You will find that with practice your breathing becomes deeper and allows your body to relax in a way you may not have experienced before.

Test Find your pulse by holding your fingers on your wrist just below your thumb. Begin to breathe while you count how many heart beats it takes to breathe in, then how many it takes to breathe out. It is not uncommon to find you breathe in for more beats than you breathe out or vice versa. Asthmatics usually breathe in for a longer period than they breathe out.

Tip Try allowing your tongue to come forward, relax your jaw, your lips can be closed or open slightly. Practice your breathing while holding your pulse. Can you feel a greater flow of air into your lungs?


More life-giving oxygen to the body. Not a single cell can be built without red blood and not a single red blood cell can be built without oxygen.
Releasing of body toxins via the breath. The lungs are a major organ of elimination. The build up of toxins in the blood causes fatigue and lowered immunity.
Oxygen to the brain improves mental health. Dr. Philip Rice say’s “The IQ of a child can be increased by enlarging the intake of oxygen through correct breathing.”

Jumat, 05 April 2013

Viral pneumonia is contagious?

The most common causes of pneumonia include bacteria, viruses and other kinds of fungi that affect certain parts of the lungs of a human being. Is a highly contagious disease and has a tendency to spread through air particles. Healthy people can contract this disease through the breath and this leads the germ in their lungs and respiratory system that causes people to develop the disease.

People who have a weak immune system, such as the elderly and children and those people who have contracted other diseases such as cancer or HIV are prone to contracting this virus. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking and work in unregulated temperature also increases the chances of a person who could develop pneumonia.

The influenza A and B usually attack the human body during the spring. Along with these two diseases, comes the synovial virus. Flu shot are usually administered to protect the person from the strain of virus that is trying to attack your system.

There are several symptoms of viral pneumonia and these can include muscle pain, tiredness and coughing up sputum. Sometimes, when a healthy person suffers from these types of diseases, the patient experiences only a certain tiredness and fever. Many people delay a visit to the doctor which results in aggravation of the symptoms. If the virus cannot be treated properly and not given medical attention when needed, worsens and begin to affect other parts of the body. Symptoms include severe fatigue and tiredness, chest pain, trouble breathing and coughing up bloody sputum. If rest is not taken correctly, your digestive system will get hit and you will feel an extreme amount of dehydration. Some other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, but not all people are affected in this way.

The doctor will use something called a chest X-ray, which will enable you to do a test on your sputum to decide if you are a carrier of pneumonia or not. If the disease is left completely untreated for an extended period of time will most likely cause pulmonary edema or even death in some cases.

There are several treatments to cure this condition including adjuvant drugs and antiviral. After the fever of a missing person, he is advised to take bed rest for five days just to make sure the virus doesn’t return. Doctors sometimes feel that their hands tied when dealing with this virus, as they cannot use antibiotics to treat the bacterial disease.

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What is the future of digital radiology?

If you are a doctor or a doctor (and really, if you work in the field of medical health of any ability at all), one thing that you probably want to want to make sure of is that you are keeping up with the absolute latest in technology and equipment-and of course, if you work with the radiology in any capacity, we understand of course that Dr is considered superior to photographic Radiologyas gives you the chance to use less radiation and less time to capture images of equal quality. At the same time, however-no matter if is currently implementing this form of Radiology technology or not-you are also going to want to get a clear understanding of exactly where it is at present this form of Radiology, and where you plan to go in the future.

Recently, market research transparency put together and published a report titled “digital radiology Market-size, global market share, industry trends, analysis and forecast, 2012-2018,” and according to the results of the study, the global market for Radiology which is currently estimated at $9,7 billion is expected to continue to rise through 2018, all the way to an expected $13,3 billion!

Results of the study revealed that the North America-which currently maintains the international initiative with 41.9% revenue share of the global market of digital radiology is expected to maintain that its leadership in this field, Europe is expected to remain in second place. With regard to the volume, the total global market, Dr growth is projected to reach 158.2 thousand units by the year 2018!

The study published by market research of transparency also has a look at exactly why this form of Radiology has grown to where it is now, and because it is expected to continue expanding. among the reasons are the facts that many Radiology departments who are in a position where they face problems with storing, archiving, and retrieving large volumes of images and data–a problem compounded by the use of traditional films and resolved through the use of digital radiology imaging. In addition, fast and secure data transmissions continue to become increasingly important, and as such, digital radiology offers another key advantage. Eventually, in fact, it is believed that the Dr will become an integral component of any Radiology Department worldwide.

Kamis, 04 April 2013

Cotton is all created equal? The Top 2 things you want to know the next time you buy cotton clothing

Many of us have heard of dirty dozen that are “must Buy” as organic. Meaning that pesticides residues are larger on those twelve foods. And, if you buy them organic, avoid putting chemical toxins in your body.

But what about the cotton we wear? It really makes a difference if it is organic?

Consider this; the skin is the largest organ of your body. It is a living organism, which exudes, hair, moisturizes, hydrates, Burns, fades, scars and heals.

Cotton is an ideal material for comfort and his ability to breathe with the body.

But, what I didn’t realize, and one cannot know are the levels of pesticides used in the elaboration of this precious commodity.

Here are a two jaw-dropping statistics from our friends at White apricot;

1. Traditional cotton is the second most pesticide loads picked up worldwide! (accounting for about 25% of pesticide use in the world).

2. you take 1/3 pound of chemicals (including cyanide, dicofol, naled, sulfite ester insecticides and trifluralin-all known to cause cancer) to grow traditional enough to make just one cotton t-shirt. Whaat?

Organic cotton on the other hand is tilled in soil certified pesticides and herbicides-free, using organic agriculture methods, which produce healthy tissue, preserving the quality of our water and prevent toxins from entering the human food chain in the form of cotton seed and other byproducts. ”

In turn, not only organic cotton produces a product that is healthier against your skin, the organic process eliminates the fallout is harmful to our environment which can cause traditional agriculture.

So the obvious question is why not all Discount this way?

The short answer is that the results and returns with organic farming is less certain and in turn more expensive.

From chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are not permitted in organic farming, the job becomes more intense. crop rotation, beneficial insects introduced and monitored, composting, are some of the methods used. All are extremely successful, but not without risks.

There is a lot of hard work that goes into all farmed products, but I’m finding, and it can be agreed that organic farmers are a special breed, with a lot of heart!

I hope that you will join me in making the organic choice number one.

If so, be sure that the products are GOTS certified organic or OTA. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information out there. The products labeled “natural” “eco-friendly” “sustainable”, or even calling them “organic” when they cannot gives you the quality standards that they imply.

Thoughts to consider when choosing a dentist

When you choose a local dentist, there are many factors that you must consider. If you have family and friends who live in the area, you might want to recommendations or the name and number of their current family dental practice. Otherwise, you can use the local telephone book or the Internet to find a practical and personal interview before starting treatment.

Unless you have a specific oral condition that needs to be addressed, it is better to start with a family practice or General. You can always refer to a specialized practice if the need arises. During your initial search and interview, please address these topics:

-How long is the practice been around? Is a newly opened business, or have them successfully serves the community for many, many years?

-How much clinical experience and education have to this dentist? If you need a specific procedure as a matter of fact, you have the tools, knowledge and ability to complete to your satisfaction? If not, you might consider is transferred to a specialized practice.

-What types of dental procedures are regularly held at this Office? What is the process for reference, if there is a need for extra work?

-If you have a specific need, explain this during the interview. Ask about the ability of the Office to offer treatments that meet your needs. You can also ask about the pros and cons of each treatment option. If, for whatever reason, feel uncomfortable with having a procedure done by this dental office, did not choose to become their patient.

-The dentist does not participate in any professional dental society? What are the requirements for the remaining as a member of these societies? Some require their members to participate in continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest technology and dental procedures.

-What kind of emergency care is offered? The staff would be available after hours or during the weekend if an accident should occur or other dental emergency?

Office provides entertainment measures or extra patient comfort? For those who are nervous about a procedure, General cleaning, also makes the Office use pre-medication or nitrous oxide? Regarding the entertainment services such as music or TV?

-If you are interested in alternatives to perforation or scalpel, ask the availability and use of laser instruments.

-You need some cosmetic dentistry procedures done? Ask for the availability of these procedures, and if the dentist has the experience and knowledge to complete these procedures to your satisfaction. You can always ask to be referred to another Office, if you don’t feel confident in his ability to perform specialized procedures.

-Ask for a complete list of fees. Everything from general anaesthesia procedures should be included in the list. You will also be sure to know what procedures and treatment insurance benefits cover.

Rabu, 03 April 2013

Don't let your smile you get off, go and see a dentist

Many people feel that the only time you should go to see a dentist is when they have a dental emergency or it’s time for their annual checkup of seeds. On the contrary I think this kind of professional can do more to make sure that your oral health is in good condition. They can also enhance the appearance of your smile. There may be many different reasons why you may not feel comfortable smiling in a room full of people. You may have crooked teeth, you may have missing teeth or may be discolored. No matter what the reason, there is a dentist who can take your smile and turn it so you won’t have any problem in the future.

If you go see your dentist regularly and inform yourself of what caused to have teeth that are not perfect picture, you will find that there are a lot of factors that led to your appearance. Poor dental hygiene, visits, poor diet and lifestyle may all affect the appearance and condition of your teeth and gums. There’s a reason why so much importance is placed on toothbrush, dental floss and gargle several times a day. With all the food and the environmental factors that come into play, our teeth are engaged in an ongoing battle on a daily basis. With poor nutrition and improper dental hygiene, chances are large teeth and gums will lose the battle.

If you put in the time and care from the very beginning, you can avoid many dental problems to occur that would cause the loss of permanent teeth. In fact, it is much more convenient for you to follow the recommendations and advice of your health practitioner, that is for you to ignore it. If you neglect dental health now, as you get older, you will find that your teeth will not be strong enough to support the function for which you need them. This means that your teeth will start to crack and rot. When this happens, you need a special treatment to remove the entire tooth trying to save other teeth and prevent infection, pain and other disorders that are associated with dental health issues.

The way you take care of your teeth can come back to haunt you for the rest of your life. Although it is never too late to get a good start, first start to take care of teeth and gums correctly, the better condition, the teeth will be in when you go and see your dentist. Keep in mind that some minor conditions may be unavoidable; However their severity can be reduced by good dental hygiene. Don’t assume that you don’t have to take seriously the task and use of prostheses and dental implants when you are elderly. An ounce of prevention now can save you thousands of dollars in the future.

True or false-true freshman fifteen?

The serial number “15″ is the name for the weight gain often see students during their first year of college. At this time when the food has more “cred”, aka the credibility, campus dining halls and restaurants offer more options than years ago. Research indicates that the serial number “15″ is in fact and fallacy. Incoming college freshmen gain weight during the first year, but couldn’t add up to 15 kilos. Studies show that students typically see a gain of four to ten kilos during the first year of college. Four pounds may not seem like much, but the pounds add up over the years in college and beyond.

College is exciting, there are plenty of diversions, food options and students do not have to consider “Mother may I?” Freedom from parental control and their rules allows students to skip meals, eat sweets before or just dessert, pile on potatoes and indulging in alcoholic beverages when they would like. The experience of the College may also lead stressors-new challenges, new friends, adult decisions and sometimes loneliness, each of which can open the door to emotional eating.

To avoid creeping weight gain and help to remind people of healthy eating habits I’ve put together the following fifteen tactics to fight the “freshman 15″.

1. include a variety of foods in your diet—all things in moderation.

2. Choose nutrient-filled colored fruits and vegetables—pomegranates, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and more.

3. don’t skip breakfast. The high protein foods, like cheese, peanut butter, eggs and Canadian bacon you feel full to keep longer.

4. Choose low-density, fruits and vegetables like apples, oranges and other fruits with cucumber, celery and radishes. Low-density foods with fewer calories for a serving greater and you feel full to keep longer.

5. fill half plate with fruit and vegetables, a quarter with simply prepared fish or lean meat or vegetable proteins like beans, vegetables or tofu and the last quarter with whole grains such as rice, couscous or quinoa.

6. Choose broth-based soups over cream-soup–are lower in fat and calories and will help you feel full.

7. Avoid buffets all-you-can eat—this is an easy way to eat too.

8. Stay hydrated. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Many times you think you be hungry, thirsty. And don’t forget that you don’t want to drink your calories!

9. Eat before you go to the party.

10. If you are of legal age, to have alcoholic beverages, drink plenty of water and don’t overindulge in alcohol. Beer and mixed drinks are high in calories.

11. include at least 30-45 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week.

12. Avoid partying till late night pizza and snacks. Keep on hand healthy snacks like dried fruit or fresh, Greek style yogurt, low-fat cheese, low fat popcorn and nuts …

13. Snack wisely—-an ounce of nuts helps keep energy and are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

14. weigh-in on a regular scale; This will help keep the pounds add up unnoticed. Don’t forget to nix those baggy clothes.

15. Get a friend—by mating with a friend, you have a support system and you can encourage one another to fight the “freshman 15″.

Takeaway-combat “freshman 15″ helps focus the importance of lifestyle choices and healthy eating. Making the grade with wise decisions for healthy help helps to ensure positive outcomes for a lifetime.

Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

How (and how not) to sneeze and blow your nose

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing and blowing my nose probably seem like second nature to you-and probably don’t put much thought into any of these “natural” occurrences. But maybe you should.

It is indeed possible to injure yourself by coughing and sneezing improperly, and as you blow your nose can affect the duration of your illness.

When sneezing and coughing dangerous tour

Back injuries are one of the most common “side effects” of sneezing and coughing. Sammy Sosa, baseball player knows this first hand. In 2004 when he played for the Chicago Cubs, two sneezes sent her back into spasms, forcing him to need a Chair to support himself. The injury–a sprained ligament in his lower-back forced him to miss part of the season.

A vigorous cough or sneeze attack can leave you with higher or lower back pain (spasms) due to their nature, not only on your entire trunk, but also on the abdomen. This pressure is so intense that it actually can herniate a spinal disc weakened.

As “A-Choo” safely

Just before you feel a cough or sneeze coming, take a few seconds to correctly position the back. Doing so will protect the back and help keep any existing pain to a minimum.

Lean back slightly and placing a hand behind his back for support.
When you sneeze or cough, slightly bend your knees.
You can also (rather than above) stand up straight against a wall or door to keep your back from lurching forward when you sneeze or cough.

Blow your nose: good or bad?

CommonSense tell us that by blowing your nose during a cold would help remove some bacteria or viruses in disease-causing mucus, then helps us feel better, faster. But it turns out that this might not be completely true.

According to Dr. Owen Hendley and a team of researchers from the University of Virginia and the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, blowing the nose can actually cause mucus to be propelled back into the sinus cavity.

Not surprisingly, blowing the nose creates an enormous amount of pressure in the nose-pressure over seven times more than is produced by sneezing or coughing.

The researchers put an opaque dye into the nasal cavity of 10 study participants in order to determine whether the fluid could enter the sinus cavities. Three of the volunteers was asked to cough, three were led to sneeze and four blew his nose. After measuring the movement of the fluid with a CT scan, Hendley says:

“The who coughed or sneezed, there was no dye in any of the sinuses. And in all four of those who blew his nose, there was dye in one or more of the breasts … with a shot to the nose, given the amount of pressure and how much time is left, you could pass a milliliter of nasal mucus into the sinuses. ”

The problem with this, Hendley said, is that “If” you propel mucus in your sinuses during a cold-I’m suspecting that it was-so not only is mucus but the mucus that is likely to contain bacteria, viruses and may also contain mediators.

“It seems that it is quite possible that if you blow your nose, then there is a potential you might be worsening cold weather,” he said.

How to properly blow your nose

Sometimes, though, the relief that comes from blowing your nose can be sufficient for you to potentially more cold duration of risk. When you blow your nose, there is a proper technique that you can minimise the risk of mucus traveling back up your breasts and to reduce the risk of injury.

When you consider that adults are blowing your nose an average of 45 times a day during the first three days of cold, proper technique might make a difference.

Blow your nose gently. Blowing too hard creates even more pressure that may force infectious mucus in your ears and sinuses.
Avoid the shot “both nostrils-open”. Instead …
Press with a finger over a nostril.
Gently blow your nose into a tissue through one nostril.
Move your finger to close the opposite nostril and repeat.
Although you will feel more “stuffed-up” when you first wake up (after lying flat all night), do not blow your nose immediately. It is better to wait five or 10 minutes after been sitting upright before doing so.
Drink plenty of fluids. This will make it easier for mucus to be removed by blowing gently. Blowing your nose after taking a hot shower can also help.

The different types of force

There are many different types of resistance … and everyone needs to be taken into account when forming an effective program of physical training.

What makes someone stronger?

Well, that is not an easy question to answer … because it depends on which of the many different types of strength that you are talking about.

Someone can exhibit great proficiency in an aspect of strength while being completely devoid of another.

To better understand, we’re talking about three of the most important types of strength: maximum force, explosive force and strength resistance …

Maximum force is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out effort … regardless of age or body weight.

Maximum force can be viewed through three types of muscle actions …

Concentric force occurs when the muscle shortens as exceeds the strength, as when lifting weights.

Eccentric force occurs when the muscle lengthens as yields at or try to overcome resistance, like when you control a weight on the way down.

Static resistance occurs when the muscle contracts against a fixed resistance, or contracts to prevent unwanted movements.

Explosive force is force per unit of time and is also known as the speed force.

There are several types of explosive force.

Starting strength is the ability to recruit as many muscle fibers as possible instantly at the beginning of the movement … Is the force required to accelerate rapidly a load that is at rest.

Acceleration force is how long you can hold the maximum number of muscle fibers recruited after starting resistance. Once you start the initial movement, the rate of force development is the acceleration … That’s what they get paid to move very quickly.

Tensile strength is the ability to be as strong as possible, for as long as possible.

Resistance resistance is characterised by being able to run a movement repeatedly for an extended period of time without being overcome by fatigue or sacrificing form.

Now let’s add a few more types of strength …

Relative strength is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out … effort relative to body weight.

For example … If two people have the ability to raise the same object, but a person is small and lighter in size, exhibit more strength.

Relative strength comes into play when you are measuring the ability of resistance against each other, competing in a sport that has weight classes or compete in a sport where you need to overcome your own bodyweight to perform a task.

Absolute force limit is the amount of force that can be generated from an all out effort … with the use of medications or supplements.

I personally am less concerned with this kind of strength because I only care about improvements that are properly and effectively exercise … and not through manipulation.

As you can see … There are a lot of strong types to consider when planning a program of strength training.

My suggestion …

Do not concentrate on the formation of a special kind of force at the expense of everyone else, unless you have a specific reason to do so.

For most of us, we don’t know what kind of force will be called into question as we go through our lives … so train them all.

Therefore, vary the physical training methods, stresses and intensity during the maximum strength training, resistance force explosive force to bring the greatest performance improvements for sport, work and life.

In this way, not only will be strong … but strong for any occasion.

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Tap water Vs bottled water, which is better?

Bottled water vs tap water, which is the best choice for you and your family? If you haven’t done much research on this topic, then I suspect that you might think of what I used to think-that should have been bottled water. But the tap versus bottled water debate is not completely resolved. Not all bottled waters are, in fact, everything you’re cracked up to be. Let’s take a look at this is some detail.

First off, just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s talk about what is wrong with the tap water.

Well, what’s right with the tap water might be a better question. In recent years, there have been numerous studies done on the quality of our municipal water systems. One such study, done by people of Nader, found more than 2,100 known toxic chemicals in our water. Another study of water systems nearly thirty American cities found traces of at least one pesticide in all of them. This is one of the big reasons that the bottled water vs tap water, bottled water debate is winning.

Chlorine, which is used by virtually all municipal treatment plants to kill bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms, is itself a big part of the problem with tap water. Can easily combine chlorine with organic material that is supposed to protect us from doing a class of chemicals called trihalomethanes-like chloroform. These substances are carcinogenic! No wonder, when it comes down to tap versus bottled water in people’s minds, always wins the bottled water.

But here is the catch. Not all bottled waters are healthier or safer than tap water! In fact, some bottled waters may be contaminated much more on average than tap water. Let me explain what I’m talking about.

Tap water is essentially federally regulated. There are federal guidelines covering permissible amounts of certain toxic chemicals and contaminants in tap water. For some of these contaminants, bacteria, e. coli, for example, there are no federal regulations that cover bottled water. As a matter of fact, 50% to 70% of bottled water is exempt from any federal regulations at all because it is never transported over state lines! So where does that leave you in bottled water vs tap water debate?

You leave needing a third alternative. Because tap water is suspect, and you can’t say that if bottled water is best, you need a way to get pure, clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Tap versus bottled water is not the whole story!

The real solution to the problem of pure water is to filter your own water! In this way you can make sure you are drinking water that is not contaminated. With water filters, you can also get pure and clean water available for cooking and even swim! So when it comes to bottled water vs tap water, the winner is … not! A good water filter and/or filter is what you really need!

Always healthy

I am currently documenting my fight to get healthy. I know that many of us like watching the Olympics and want to become fit. Fitness is not something we can achieve overnight, but I’m trying hard to become fitter and have a healthy life, so I’m going to try this for a few days and I want to document what is like trying to become fit.

Fitness is not easy, it is a lifestyle change and I want everyone to understand this. I’m going to work hard to become fitter and I’m hoping my fitness can become lifestyle. Healthy living is not easy, but hey, we can do it if we really put our minds.

So here is my schedule routine: I’m going to start every day practically doubling what I eat now. Note that I eat pretty healthy. I am a vegetarian so for breakfast I eat a big bowl of cereal, a slice of toast and a large glass of a protein shake. That is my breakfast. Hoping to get some kind of snack like Oatmeal Cookies before lunch and then I’m out.

After that you go to eat something like a peanut butter sandwich or a sub for lunch. Then for dinner I will eat quite heavy, lots of pasta with a salad (gotta get your Greens). I’m also having vitamins such as vitamin B and sleep more than 8 hours a day. I know that some of you this doesn’t sound like fitness at all, but what you’ll see is that fitness is to eat more and work harder.

Some of the diet tips that I found were from a vegetarian diet health site that showed me how to get a good breakfast. This is one way to God, figuring out how to get a good full breakfast that will fill.

Next, I followed some healthy living tips that were really good at showing me how to workout and stay healthy in an easy-to-follow the road. In this way you’ll always know what I need to stay in shape and keep working.