Tag Archive | Inflammation

Culicidae!

 

Hi there!

 

……….  It was a glorious hot summer evening
with a cloudless blue sky.
It had been such an awesome weather all day, that
it
would have been a waste to spend it indoors.

I really felt invited to sit outdoors, so I took my
tall glass of ice tea and sat in my comfortable
arm-chair on the balcony, to enjoy the tranquil views
and the 
hot sea breeze.

I was feeling serene and excited, when suddenly
I felt a sharp piercing on my lower left leg.
Almost immediately it started itching, and soon
I noticed a red bump appearing.

I was really disturbed and very annoyed by that;
my beautiful, magnificent and peaceful evening
outdoors was destroyed. 

I got up, went into the house and took my tea
tree oil bottle. 
I rubbed a few drops on my red skin, which felt
immediately better, but it still took some time to cure.

Since then,  I decided to dress properly with long
sleeves and trousers before I ever sit outdoors during
the summer months “……….

 

Aircraft

 

De Havilland Mosquito

 

Mosquitoes have been around for the last two
hundred and ten million years;     and there are
almost four thousand species worldwide.
They are a very big problem people have to face
in many countries, especially in tropical climates
and around the Equator.

Being bitten by a mosquito is an extremely
annoying thing and potentially dangerous.
They are very harmful in general, and they can
transmit various diseases.

Only female mosquitoes are attracted to human
beings, because they need to feed on our blood
for its protein content.
They puncture our skin with their proboscis
and suck out the blood.

For this process to be successful, they release a
kind of saliva to maintain the blood thin and
flowing.
Our immune system then releases histamines
to regulate the inflammation on the site.

All this procedure is causing itchiness and a red
bump;    depending on how sensitive each individual
is, the bump can be bigger or smaller.

 

Ducks on a pond

 

Grant Respite

 

During the summer months be especially
careful in order to avoid the mosquitoes’
unpleasant bites.

Avoid the following:

1)     Going out at dawn and at dusk because
these are the mosquitoes’ peak feeding times.

2)     Wearing dark clothes because they attract
mosquitoes.
Aim for loose, light-coloured
garments,
long trousers and long sleeves
when outdoors,
as well as closed shoes.

3)     Being close to stagnant waters,  any rubbish
and composts.
Remove any standing water 
from around your house.   

4)     Getting too hot.
Always try to stay cool.

5)     Exercising outdoors because the build-up
of lactic acid will attract mosquitoes immediately.

6)     Travelling to countries close to Equator or
any countries with tropical climate.

7)     Using any products with various perfumes
on your body.

8)     Drinking alcohol, especially beer.

9)      Leaving your windows and doors open in
your house or car.   Keep them closed to prevent
mosquitoes from getting inside.

 

Bumblebee

 

The Guardian Angels

 

To be on the safe side use the following
natural repellents:

a)     Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
b)     Lavender Essential Oil
c)     Peppermint Essential Oil
d)     Thyme Essential Oil
e)     Tea Tree Essential Oil
f)     Sage Essential Oil

Rub the above mentioned oils on your exposed
skin, your arms and legs to repel mosquitoes.

 

Koi Pond

 

A l s o  :

 

f)     Eat garlic and lemon

g)     Take Vitamin B complex

h)     Burn Citronella Oil in a diffuser

i)      Rub Pure Vanilla Extract on your exposed skin

If you are bitten, here are the most effective
natural remedies for you to consider:

 

    Soak a cotton ball in Apple Cider Vinegar or
Lemon Juice, and keep on pressing on the bite
until you feel more comfortable.

*     Slice up a Cucumber and hold a slice on the
bite for as long as it is necessary.

*     Put Aloe Vera gel  on the bite to help with
the healing process.

*     Mix some Baking Soda and Salt with a little
water and place the paste on the affected area.

*      Apply Essential Oil of Tea tree on the bite.

 

Fountain

 

I n     C o n c l u s i o n  :

 

Mosquitoes are attracted to humans due to their
scent, heat and humidity.
Most importantly though,  it is down to our genes
how much our body is attractive to the mosquitoes.

This is because we carry very specific bacteria on
our skin that emit an individual smell.
Also, various species of mosquitoes prefer different
parts of our body to attack.
Especially, if you are a Blood Type O you will definitely
attract more mosquitoes than other blood types.

Ideally the best thing to do is to try and avoid being
bitten in the first place.
If you are in the house use air conditioning, and
always trap and kill any mosquitoes you see on the
walls immediately.

N o t e :

All the above mentioned are the best natural cures
and home remedies for you to adopt.
If any of you intends to travel to a tropical country
or any other high risk place, you should consider
a good commercial product to avoid catching any
serious disease.

Have a Nice Summer !!

 

 

Pergamum!

 

Hi there!

 

I met Al a few years ago, when he was
decorating my new house.
Al was a good looking 45 year old, happy man
with lots of clients.
But Al had a horrible secret.

Every now and then he had to avoid going to
work and stay at home, because he was suffering
from these crippling headaches.

It’s one of the worst feelings;    I start
experiencing a building pressure that grows
worse and worse, then I feel dizzy and nauseated
until I throw up.
I have to stay in bed because I feel so weak and
really sick until this headache goes gradually,
which takes usually a couple of days .
He said to me one morning on one of his breaks.

I remember my father was suffering from
these debilitating headaches, so it seems it is
in my genes;    the only thing I can do now is to
take preventative measures not to suffer it
very often ” ……….

 

Thick clouds

 

Claudius Galenus Hemicrania

 

Migraine is an intense and very strong headache
in one side of the head.
According to research, the nerve cells in the
brain become overstimulated and release chemicals,
that cause inflammation and swelling in the
blood vessels in the brain.

It can affect people of all ages, and it can last from
four hours to three days.
Migraine is a very common condition, and it affects
an estimated 20% of females and 10% of males
worldwide.

The majority of all sufferers will experience an
attack before or around the age of forty years old.
A number of people suffer very often, others
are in pain only occasionally.
The causes and triggers of migraine headaches
are very individual to the patient.

 

Sun in cloudy sky

 

Papyrus Ebers

 

Many factors can induce a migraine attack,
and they can take place up to 24 hours prior
to the onset of the headache itself.
The following are the main triggers:

1)     Genetic predisposition
2)     Certain diet, irregular meals or dehydration
3)     Excessive exercise
4)     Stress, anxiety or depression
5)     Travel and jet lag
6)     Very loud noise
7)     Very bright or flickering lights
8)     Hormone fluctuations
9)     Smoke or smoking
10)   Very heavy smells    
11)    Various medicines
12)    Variable sleeping patterns
13)    Too much caffeine or alcohol
14)    Various weather changes
15)    Many food additives
16)    Sexual activity

The following are the basic important symptoms
of a migraine headache:

a)     Pulsating headache
b)     Lightheadedness
c)     Various body sensations
d)     Visual sensitivity
e)     Hearing sensitivity
f)     Nausea and vomiting

The prognosis for these headache attacks can be,

*     the symptoms can continue in the same way
    the symptoms can become worse
    the symptoms can continue but be reduced and milder
*     the symptoms can clear up completely

 

Clear bright sun

 

Aretaeus Of Cappadocia

 

Here are the best natural options for migraine
relief, to prevent, reduce and manage this debilitating
headache:

a)     Exercise

Take moderate exercise like walking on a daily basis
to eliminate tension, stress and anxiety, which are
very well-known triggers for migraine attacks.

b)     Leisure

Adopt relaxation techniques like Yoga and massage
to unwind and feel calm and peaceful.

c)     Coenzyme Q10

Take this supplement regularly to improve the
circulation in the brain and stabilize the blood
sugar levels in the body.

d)     Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Take this supplement on a daily basis to reduce
inflammation in the body and the frequency
of migraines.

e)     Vitamins

Take Vitamin B complex every day.
Take Vitamin C every day.
Take Vitamin E every day.
To prevent migraine attacks.

f)     Magnesium

Take this supplement daily to relax the nerves
and the muscles in the body.

g)     Elimination Diet

Remove all allergens and chemicals
from your diet.

 

pergamumu-4

 

—  If you are already suffering from a migraine,
try the following home remedies:

1)     Apply Lavender essential oil topically on
the temples a number of times a day, as well
as inhaling its aroma.

2)     Acupressure points to try:
GV24.5 (The Third Eye point) between the
eyebrows.
Press this point firmly for one minute.

LI4 (He Gu point) the muscle between thumb
and index.
Press firmly this point alternatively for one minute.

PC6 (Nei Guan) inner forearm, between the two
tendons, three finger breadths below the wrist.
Press this point firmly for as long as necessary.

3)     If you can drink anything, make chamomile
or lime tea and sip it slowly.

4)     Rest or sleep in a dark and quiet room
until you feel better.

  If you choose to use any medication,
try over the counter common painkillers, but
in soluble or liquid form for faster absorption.
Also you can use an anti-emetic suppository.

Medicines should always be taken at the beginning
of the attack in order to be effective.

The Head Ache
by George Cruikshank
London 02/1819

 

 

 

Anhydrous!

 

Hi there!

 

For the last eight months she has been going
through a difficult and very stressful divorce.
She was feeling worried, continuously tense
and extremely scared of the future.

Once again she woke up in the middle of the
night totally distressed.
She started tossing and turning  —  and the
time was passing without her being able to go
back to sleep again.

For some time now she has been feeling complete
discomfort in her private parts.
As the time was going she found out that her
vulvae had become dry as a bone.

It’s unbearable.   I can’t go to my gym anymore,
I can’t walk properly, I can’t sleep at night ……..
I must get some
advice as soon as possible ,
she thought.

And so she did, although she was feeling extremely
embarrassed to discuss this delicate issue…………

 

Red Rose

 

Lusus Naturae

 

Vaginal dryness is the quiet plague.
It is the widespread problem most women
hesitate to discuss with anyone because they
feel nervous, afraid and embarrassed.

It can affect any woman between the ages
of
18 to 45 years for various reasons;
but 
it is much more prevalent in women above
the age of 45 years old, when female hormones
start declining and menopause usually starts.

According to surveys an average of 55% or more
of all menopausal women have experienced
vaginal dryness.
Unfortunately this is an extremely uncomfortable,
painful, frustrating and depressing condition,
which needs to be handled properly.

 

Purple Rose

 

Fan The Fire

 

The following are the main risk factors and
triggers for vaginal dryness:

a)     Too much stress and anxiety.
b)     Emotional & Relationship issues.
c)     Intense and excessive exercise.
d)     Childbirth & Breastfeeding.
e)     Allergies & Anti-histamine medications.
f)      Vaginal infections.
g)      Surgical removal of the ovaries.
h)      Endometriosis.
i)       Diabetes.
j)       Radiation & Chemotherapy.
k)      Autoimmune disorder.
l)       Smoking.
m)    Menopause. 

The consequences are very disturbing and can
become debilitating, as follows:

1)     Severe burning.
2)     Intense itching.
3)     Irritation & Inflammation.
4)     Acute soreness.
5)     Sharp Pain.
6)     Difficulty walking.
7)     Reduced sex drive.

 

Pink Flower

 

Shot In The Arm

 

The following are the best recommended
treatments to alleviate this distressing
and painful problem:

a)     Vaginal moisturisers to be used regularly.

b)     Water based lubricants to be used during
any sexual activity.

c)     Vitamin E pure oil or gel.

d)     Natural pure vegetable oils.

e)     Topical use of oestrogen cream/gel for
actual cure.

 

L i f e s t y l e    C h a n g e s

 

1)     Avoid all feminine hygiene products.

2)
     Wash externally only with warm water

using your hand and pat dry.

3)
     Wear loose-fitting cotton underwear and

other clothing.

4)
     Reduce stress by removing most stressors

from your life.

5)
     Maintain a healthy weight.


6)
    Take regular exercise.


7) 
    Eat a healthy diet and drink liquids to stay

hydrated..

8)
     Engage in any sexual activity.

 

Be calm and very patient.

Never give up hope.

 

 

 

 

Quantum Leap!

 

Hi there!

 

Every night when getting ready for bed she
was watching her face in the mirror and
getting more and more obsessed with her
changing skin.

She noticed it was dry, dull and rough with
large pores, loss of elasticity, deeper lines,
a lot of sagging around the jaw and neck,
as well as one liver spot on her cheek.

Her bathroom cupboard was full of all kinds
of anti-ageing creams, serums and other
youth enhancing treatments;   but still she
could not notice any significant difference
in her skin appearance.

After long consideration she came to the
conclusion that her skin care regime was
not so efficient only because she had not
changed her lifestyle yet;
and probably her eating habits were
speeding up her skin’s ageing.

From now on I’m going to start making
healthy choices and take good care of
myself and especially my diet to improve
my overall well-being and appearance ……

 

Woman on swing Three women

 

Giant Strides

 

Ageing is a continual complex biological
process that all of us will experience eventually.
There is a good number of hypotheses regarding
ageing, none of which works solely but all
together at the same time.

Here are three of the most common theories
of ageing together with nutritional advice
to transform your health and your general
appearance
including your face skin.

a)      Free Radicals:

Oxidative stress can damage our cell structure
with dangerous consequences to our health.
A diet full of anti-oxidant foods will slow down
this destruction.
Supplemental vitamins E and C will also help
against this process.

b)     Tissue Inflammation:

Although inflammation is a natural curative
body response, when it is becoming long
term it proves harmful to the body tissues.
Include a variety of fresh unprocessed
foods in your daily diet as well as plenty
of vegetables and fruits.

c)     Hormone Imbalances:

When our hormones are out of sync ageing
will follow soon.
Eat a diet full of phytohormones and take
supplemental Vitamin B complex.

 

Frightened woman

 

A l s o:

Your digestion is one of the most important
biological processes for your life.
Every part of your health and beauty starts
with good digestion to absorb all nutrients.

For a healthy and efficient digestive system
eat a high fibre diet daily, and avoid cold
foods and drinks, too hot spices and saturated fats.

Chew slowly, eat less and more often and
aim for a short walk after meals to prevent
indigestion.

 

Aged to Perfection Retro Woman

 

Phase Change

 

This is the most productive, rewarding
and beneficial way to delay, prevent
and even reverse ageing naturally.

1.     Eat oily fish three times a week or take
an omega fish oil supplement daily.

2.     Eat two fruits daily with one being
from the berry family.

3.     Eat whole grains or pulses daily.

4.     Eat raw nuts and seeds daily.

5.     Eat four portions of all colours of vegetables
daily lightly steamed.

6.     Eat lean protein daily including four/five
eggs per week.

7.     Use only olive oil and coconut oil.

8.     Drink a few cups of liquids daily and
pure organic milk alternatives with your breakfast.

 

Life Text

 

A l s o:

Here are some nutritional pairings for you to consider:

     Pair organic eggs with organic hard goat cheese.

     Pair cooked organic tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil.

—     Pair wild salmon with lots of garlic.

     Pair fresh steamed spinach with squeezed lemon juice.

—     Pair organic porridge with organic pure milk alternatives.

—     Pair brown rice with peas.

—     Pair semi-skimmed organic goat yogurt with ripe banana.

 

Nutrition plays an extremely important and
very crucial part in limiting and delaying
the ageing process.
It protects and shields 
the body from
environmental damages.

Are you looking after your health and beauty?