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Natural Home Remedies For Controlling Pest Insects & Bugs

When it comes to pest control, you can spend all sorts of money hiring exterminators or buying smelly (and often toxic) sprays and chemicals for your home, but in some cases, you may not need to go to such extremes. There are a lot of completely natural insect and pest control remedies out there, many of which our ancestors have been using with great success for countless generations. You'll be pleased to know that many of these useful items can be found in the average household.
Though pest control can refer to dealing with pest birds, bugs, and rodents, this article will focus on getting rid of insects.
Insect Control in the Garden
Believe it or not, aluminum foil can successfully keep hungry insects and slugs away from your vegetable garden. Simply mix strips of aluminum foil in with your garden mulch to deter bugs and slugs. In addition, since foil is reflective, it will shine light back up onto your plants, giving them a solar boost.
Mothballs are another handy insect control device for the garden. You've probably heard of using mothballs in the closet to protect your sweaters, but you can also use them to kill bugs on potted plants. Simply place the plant in a clear plastic bag (i.e. a cleaning bag), add a few mothballs, and seal the bag for a week. When you take the plant out, it will be bug-free (and moths will stay away for a while too). Animals also hate the smell of mothballs, so you can toss a few into your garden and flowerbed as well, to keep away cats, dogs, and rodents.
Did you know onions are a natural pesticide as well? Here's an easy-to-make concoction that will repel insects (and animals too) in your flowers and vegetables: Use a blender to puree 4 onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, and one quart of water. Put the mixture aside and then dilute 2 tablespoons of soap flakes in 2 gallons of water. Pour all the contents in your blender, stir it up, and this gives you an eco-friendly bug spray to use on your plants.
Black pepper is another home remedy that works great for pest control in the garden. If insects are harassing your flowers, plants, and vegetables, simply mix pepper with flour and sprinkle it around your plants. Bugs won't be so eager to munch.
Lastly, you can make your own rock dust to get rid of insects in the garden.
Insect Control in the House
Dog and cat food, which is often left out around the clock, can be quite a temptation to ants and other insects. A simple way to make these six-legged intruders lose interest is to place a border of baking soda around the pet food bowls. Baking soda won't bother your pets (though they probably won't be keen on the taste), so it's no worry for them if they lap a bit up with their meal.
Another household item good at getting rid of insects is vinegar. For example, if your latest trip to the farmers' market brought back fruit flies as well as healthy victuals, then you can make traps for the flies by filling an old jar about halfway full with apple cider vinegar. Punch a few holes in the top, screw it back on, and the fruit flies will be attracted and trapped.
These are just a few of the easy ways to use simple household items to get rid of insects. So when you're having a problem, don't be so eager to pick up a can of chemical-filled bug spray. Look for natural solutions, and you will very likely find them!
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Hair Regrowth Home Remedies for Men

Men typically are more prone to have hair loss than women. In men, this hair problem is called androgen alopecia and male pattern baldness. It can be caused by several factors, but mainly due to hereditary factors that can run for generations. The other factors are deficiencies of folic acid and vitamins, sudden shock, stress, anxiety and inadequate general nutrition. Prolonged illnesses like anemia, syphilis and typhoid fever can also cause men to lose their hair. Men usually start to lose hair in their forties but some of them start to have the problem in their twenties. Hair loss in men can be categorized as a metabolic disorder. In the end, it results in hair falling, thinning and even disappearing.
This hair problem can be really stressful for some men. While most men try to improve their appearance by means of different hairstyles, men with hair loss have to face the fact that they lose more hairs each day. They can even become bald due to the excessive hair loss. This problem will affect their appearance and confidence. This leads men to seek remedies or treatments to grow their hair back. Some men turn to expensive treatments that promise great and fast results. However, these are often just scams to take money and can even make the problem worsen.
Preventing and treating hair loss can be very easy and affordable. You should keep in mind that there are numerous home remedies to grow your hair back. These remedies are very easy to obtain; you can even find them in your kitchen. Below are some home remedies you can use to treat your hair problem:
1. Prepare 4 tablespoons of henna (mehendi) leaves and a cup of mustard. Mix the two ingredients together and boil them. Once it has been boiled, filter it and keep it in a bottle. You can use this mixture to massage your bald patches.
2. Grind fenugreek seeds and mix this with water for the best result. Then, apply the ingredients on your head and massage your scalp. You should do this treatment at least 40 minutes before a shower. For best results, do this treatment every day for at least a month.
3. Prepare onion paste and use it to rub the bald areas. When these areas become red, apply honey.
4. Use a mixture of egg yolk and honey to massage your hair and scalp. Leave it on for an hour and then wash your hair thoroughly.
5. You can make a homemade shampoo to support your hair's growth. It is a mixture of 2 tablespoons of raw gram powder (which is chickpea or garbanzo bean flour), 5 tablespoons of milk curd and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your head and leave it for an hour. Then, wash your hair thoroughly.
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ADHD & ADD - Symptoms, Treatments, and Natural Alternatives

ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) also known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is defined as a syndrome that is usually characterized by a short attention span, inattentiveness, poor concentration, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of these things. Symptoms appear to begin in early childhood and can persist into adulthood.
While ADHD is often genetic, the root cause is not fully known or understood. Whatever the specific cause, it seems to appear early in life as the brain is developing. Studies have suggested that the brains of children diagnosed with ADHD are significantly different from those of other children. Neurotransmitters such as adrenalin, dopamine, and seratonin seem to be handled differently in the brains of ADHD children.
Many children are misdiagnosed with ADHD every year. This is why every child suspected of having ADD or ADHD should be carefully evaluated to determine exactly what is contributing to the suspected behaviors. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association divides the symptoms of ADD and ADHD into three categories: Inattentiveness, Hyperactivity, and Impulsivity. Some of the symptoms in each category include:
Symptoms of Inattentiveness:
* Failure to give close attention to details
* Careless mistakes in schoolwork
* Difficulty sustaining attention
* Appears not to be listening when spoken to directly
* Difficulty organizing tasks
* Easily distracted and often forgetful
Symptoms of Hyperactivity:
* Fidgets with feet and hands or squirms in seat
* Runs around or climbs on things inappropriately
* Difficulty playing quietly
* Excessive talking
Symptoms of Impulsivity:
* Interrupts others
* Blurts out answers before questions are completed
ADHD is a frustrating problem for parents as well as the sufferer, and unfortunately many parents are very quick to jump on the pharmaceutical bandwagon in an attempt to "cure" their child. Positive effects of these drugs include a calming of the central nervous system, while the negatives include possible addiction, and all of the other fine print that you always hear in the disclaimers of pharmaceutical commercials. In addition, some ADHD drugs have been linked to sudden death in children with heart problems. This is why it is so important to get all the facts before implementing any type of treatment for ADD or ADHD.
Natural treatments and remedies for ADHD include a change in lifestyle with a healthier diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, the elimination of unhealthy items such as soft drinks and processed foods, and of course plenty of exercise. An added benefit would include the introduction of yoga and meditation into the daily routine. All of these things together will most likely cause a reduction in the ADHD symptoms. Of course, as with anything, please consult a healthcare professional before beginning any type of treatment.
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Curing Pink Eye Or Conjunctivitis Naturally Using Home Remedies

What is Pink Eye?
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a clear membrane that covers the outer layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. As with other common eye inflammations, conjunctivitis usually looks and feels worse than it is. While the pronounced redness can be quite alarming, conjunctivitis very rarely causes long term visual damage. Pink eye is, however, a condition that often needs to be diagnosed and treated early as certain types of conjunctivitis are very contagious and any prolonged inflammation of the eyes should be treated with caution to prevent complications and tissue damage.

What are the Symptoms of Conjunctivitis?
Pinkeye is caused by infections from bacteria or viruses, allergies, or certain irritants that come into contact with the eye. Because of all the different causes, there are several different types of conjunctivitis and different symptoms. Infection usually begins with one eye but can quickly spread to the other eye in cases of viral or bacterial conjunctivitis. Symptoms of pink eye may include:
Discomfort in the eye
Redness of the eye or inner eyelids
Discharge and teariness
Discharge may cause eyelids to crust and stick together while sleeping
Itchiness
Tenderness of the eye, or pain
Sensitivity to light
Swelling of the eyelids
Because conjunctivitis is highly contagious and can easily be spread to your other eye, other people and to yourself again once the initial infection has cleared, there are a few precautions that should always be taken:
  • Don't share towels, pillows, or washcloths with others, especially if they have conjunctivitis or other viral and bacterial conditions such as cold sores.
  • Change pillowcases and wash towels and bedding frequently.
  • Use immune system boosters to boost your immune system to help prevent infection as well as to encourage faster healing.
  • As much as you may want to, refrain from touching your eyes! If your eyes are itchy, rather use a clean compress for quick relief.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching your eyes.
  • Seek medical attention if you develop conjunctivitis when you have a cold sore as herpes simplex related conjunctivitis is a serious condition.
  • Discard any makeup used when you had conjunctivitis as it may be contaminated and this is an easy way to spread it again.
  • If you wear contact lenses, switch to glasses until your eyes have completely healed.
  • Wear sunglasses outdoors as sunlight irritates pink eye.
Home Remedies to Cure Pink Eye
Colloidal Silver -- You can buy colloidal silver in a spray bottle. Spray into your eyes two to three times a day. You can also put one or two drops of colloidal silver in your eyes two or three times a day if you can't find a spray bottle. Colloidal silver has been known to cure pink eye as quickly as six hours. Be sure to use a few days after healing to be safe.
Castor Oil -- Put one to two drops in your eyes two times each day. Your eyes will get better within one day, but you should keep using it for a few more days to make sure it is completely gone. Your eyes will get blurry from the oil but it does not sting or hurt and in fact can be soothing. Castor oil is an antimicrobal and is excellent for healing.
Sea Salt -- Put a teaspoon of sea salt in one cup warm water and stir until dissolved. You can use an eye dropper and put two to three drops of the saline solution you have created directly into your eye or you can use a cotton ball. Saturate the cotton ball and place it on your eye allowing the water to run into your eye. This is a tried and true remedy that has been used for many years and is still a staple in England. by-
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Best Diets to Lose Weight

Some thing tasty and yummy and yet you lose weight...
All the best diet plans are based on restrictions on carbohydrates, fats and high calorie products. During diet plans you can take fruits, green leafy vegetables, roughages and foodstuffs having less calories.

Top Diet Plans:
The Cabbage Soup diet has been used by dieters for years. This diet includes many versions but the simple one is that if you eat cabbage soup when you are hungry it will fill you up and will help you stay on low calorie diet. While you are on cabbage soup diet you must not take oily, fatty foodstuffs. This diet has very low calories. Therefore cabbage diet is among the best diets to lose weight.
The Sonoma diet was first prepared by Dr. Connie Gutterson. This diet includes antioxidant vegetables, juicy fruits like blueberries, spinach, whole grains and little almond oil. You can even add a glass of red wine. Sonoma diet is also approved as one of the best diets to lose weight.
Slim Fast diet is very helpful in controlling hunger for more than four hours. Slim fast diet is balanced, nutritional and rich in calcium and proteins. The Slim-Fast Diet plan is planned for dieter to take six times in day. You can add fruits, yogurt and cottage cheese. Fresh vegetables, meats and nuts are also a part of slim fast diet. It is not only diet cautious but also gives you a good flavor and taste. It can be considered as the best diet plan to lose weight especially for teenagers.
Negative calorie diet is less of a diet and more like diet helper. It consists of a list of foodstuffs whose net calorie account is less than total calories taken to digest them. These include high roughages, low fats, fruits and vegetables. Roughage is key content of negative calorie diet. The calorie output here is negative thus it will help losing weight.by-
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At Home Dental Care: Oil Pulling

Oil pulling with coconut oil is a new healing concept in the U.S., but for many years practiced in other countries such as India and China. It is completely harmless and consists of washing your mouth out with an edible oil, but not swallowing it. You can really use any kind of edible oil such as sunflower, sesame, virgin olive or coconut oil. I am going to focus on oil pulling with organic coconut oil but really any oil which is cold pressed and not refined is fine to use. It has many oral and systemic health benefits.
For the most benefits, it should become a regular part of your daily routine. It's best to start first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before eating or drinking. The recommended amount is a tablespoon of coconut oil for 15 to 20 minutes per day. For quicker results, you can do it more than once, but make sure it's at least 4 hours after you have eaten. You are swishing the oil around in your mouth, in and out of your teeth for 15 to 20 minutes without swallowing the oil, then spitting it out and rinsing your mouth out a few times.
When done on a regular basis, it helps to detoxify the body and will begin to work the first time you try it. It doesn't work by killing germs but by drawing out the toxins from the deep crevices between the teeth, gums, and the small tube-like structures inside the teeth. The tongue and the teeth are the accessory organs for the digestive system and hold these toxins in which the oil pulling draws out.
Oil pulling is effective in healing the gums, cleansing and brightening the teeth, healing oral infections, and curing bad breath. It increases the metabolism and will help your body to lose weight, if needed. It also helps in the treatment and even curing of these diseases: allergies, mouth and gum disease, constipation, bronchitis, hormonal issues, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, asthma, eczema, migraines, insomnia, meningitis, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, kidney disease, lung disease, and chronic infections.
If you have many toxins in your body, you may experience detox symptoms when you start oil pulling. Some of these symptoms include pimples, headache, mucus, and congestion. These symptoms will disappear as you continue with the oil pulling. Since mucus drainage is one of the body's ways to remove toxins, you may experience increased flow of mucus from your throat and sinuses. This is normal to experience, it's just the body getting rid of the toxins.
It may be difficult to do the full 20 minutes of oil pulling with coconut oil at first. I recommend starting out in 5 or 10 minute increments. Just swish it for as long as you can, spit it out, then start again. Try to do it for at least 15 minutes, once per day. Practice makes perfect. Try to keep busy like during your shower, watching the news, or doing the dishes while oil pulling. When your time is up, just spit it out in the toilet and rinse a few times with warm water and them rinse again with a good mouthwash and you're done.
I have consistently done oil pulling with coconut oil with Nutiva or Nature's Way EfaGold Coconut Oil. Both are very good quality and you won't be disappointed. There are many health benefits (not just through oil pulling) with the daily use of organic coconut oil. I have been using it for a few months now and have never felt better. There is a long list of benefits associated with the daily use, whether used internally or externally.
I use organic coconut oil every day for so many things. When I found out that it can also be used for oil pulling, I was very excited. There are so many health benefits with the daily use of coconut oil, By-
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19 Best Home Remedies for Acidity

Read this article to know the best Home Remedies for Acidity. First of all let me tell you what is Acidity?
Acidity refers to a set of symptoms caused by an inequity. More names for acidity are hyperacidity or acid dyspepsia. Acid reflux or Acidity is one of the most normal diseases that cause heart burns in the upper body
Acidity can be a result of inappropriate dietary regimen or stress. It is a problem which when left unattended to, results in peptic ulcer and other complications. It is quite a simple problem when it begins, but it can get out of hand easily if not taken critically. It means the excess secretion of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach.
The usual signs of heartburn are a burning sensation or pain in the stomach after one to four hours of a meal. The too much secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach causes acidity. Acidity can be a result of improper dietary regimen or stress
The too much secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach causes acidity. Some causes of acidity include Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, citrus, tomato, peppermint, fried and fatty foods, over-eating, stress, some medications, and being overweight. Acid Reflux Disease causes harms to the esophagus as the acidic contents from the stomach, containing acids and pepsin, pushes back to the esophagus since the sphincter develops into weak and can no-more prevent the contents from stomach from gushing back in esophagus
Skipping meals, not eating on time, fried and spicy food, stress, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, alcohol, and wearing tight clothes can give you hyperacidity and heartburn.
Acidity is a problem that occurs very commonly; so going in for medications every time doesn't seem to be a very good thought. Some home remedies can be used to treat and prevent acidity.
Here is a list of some best Home Remedies for Acidity:
Home Remedies for Acidity
1) Eat a cup of vanilla ice cream or drink a glass of cold milk to get rid of acidity. This is an easy Home Remedy for Acidity
2) Raita prepared with fresh curd, grated cucumber, fresh coriander, tomato is a sure shot remedy in aiding digestion, and helps eliminate acidity.
3) Mint: Fresh mint juice taken every day or fresh mint leaves boiled in a cup of water and sipped slowly after meals also helps to keep the stomach acids at bay
4) Mint juice before meals keeps acidity at bay. This is another good Home Remedy for Acidity.
5) Chewing 5-6 basil leaves relieves flatulence and acidity.
6) Half a glass of fresh pineapple juice should be taken after a meal for treating and preventing acidity
7) A piece of jaggery or gur after lunch and dinner prevents acidity
8) A very simple remedy for acidity is thin butter-milk mixed with 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder
9) 9) One of the common Home Remedies for Acidity - Onion (pyaz): The juice of onions is an excellent remedy for acidity.
10) Habitual eating habits and a healthy diet can prevent acidity
11) Drink plenty of water (at least 6 to 8 glasses per day) and other fluids to maintain the acid balance in the stomach
12) A sherbet made with kokum and jeera reduces acidity
13) Lemon rind can also be eaten to prevent heartburn
14) A glass of cold milk provides instant relief. This is an effective Home Remedy for Acidity
15) Eat almonds to give relief to symptoms of acidity
16) Chew a few holy basil (tulsi ) leaves to get relief
17) Bananas, watermelon and cucumber have protective action against the acidity and heart burn
18) Lemon: Juice of one lemon mixed in half glass of water and ½ teaspoon sugar if consumed before meals helps to relieve acidity and is a good Home Remedy for Acidity
19) When suffering from acidity, drink five to eight glass of coconut water a day.
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How to Get Rid of Head Lice - Immediate Olive Oil Treatment, It Works!

Your head is itching, you feel as if something is moving in your hair or scuttling about on your scalp, are you delusional? That's doubtful, this is more likely the symptoms of tiny annoying little pests commonly known as head lice, they are especially annoying to children. I will show you how to get rid of head lice by using a safe and inexpensive ingredient found in most kitchens. The best remedy is simple, everyday olive oil treatments.

These parasitic pests are not choosy and they are all for equal opportunity infestation, being rich or having a clean and lovely home will not make you safe from these critters. They love hair and when it comes to finding a host that will provide them with a meal, lodging and a good life, they don't really care whose hair or what color of hair they use.

There are many home remedies and there are commercial preparations that can kill off these creatures. In my research for this article I came across many claims of products geared towards preventing, detecting, treating and removing head lice or louse as it is sometimes called.

Some products are effective and as usual, most are not. Some are new and some have been around for a while. Some are free and already in the home, and some you will need to purchase. Some will take days, some will take weeks and some will take a month or can span several months.

To get rid of head lice can be a daunting task, but popular home products have proven to be effective. They include chlorine treatment cycle, lysol, dye, Vinegar, alcohol, Vaseline, special combs and over the counter medication. If you need to treat the problem naturally you can do so with alternative cures including tea tree cure, olive oil, natural aloe soaps and shampoos.

Finally there are professional services where a specialist will apply specialize synthetic products to remove the eggs. However, this service usually cost money and sometimes multiple visits are required.

In all of the above an olive oil treatment at home is one of the best ways to take care of your problem. This is a safe and natural way of killing these creatures and make them a thing of the past. How to get rid of head lice is a really simple procedure when you use a healthy home remedy with a long history of success and safety.

All that is required for safe olive oil treatments is a ½ cup or less of cold press olive oil. Apply it until you have thickly coated all of the hair and scalp. It is very important that after the treatment the head is well covered. Use a shower cap or other head wrap that is non-absorbent to keep the olive oil on your head. This shower cap will also keep the oil and your buggy friends from getting on furniture or bedding.

The best length of time to leave it in place is 10-12 hours, so apply it in the early evening or late afternoon and leave it on overnight. You can then wash your hair in the morning when you wake up. It is also said that mayonnaise does the same trick, but mayonaise has a very bad smell if kept overnight.

A good shampoo will help you get the oil from your hair. Some people like to use a rinse made from 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar after the shampoo is completed. The vinegar rinse is also something that can destroy these crawly critters. While others are still trying to find out how to get rid of head lice you will have already solved the problem without any harmful chemicals.

Knowing how to get rid of head lice is not enough to cure the problem, prevention is the key and you also must get rid of the eggs or nits (nix) because the oil does not kill them. Getting rid of the eggs and nits is the only true way to prevent these creatures from re-infesting the hair. These eggs look like tiny white grains of rice and are attached to the hair shaft with a very sticky substance.

Removal is done by using your fingernails to pull them down and off of each strand of hair or by using a very fine toothed comb to dislodge and remove them. If you follow these steps, you will successfully control and eliminate any head lice episodes with a completely natural remedy or a combination of remedies.

This article list many good head lice remedies but they take a long time to show any results.

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How To Get Rid Of Bags Under The Eyes

Anyway you look at it, bags under the eyes do not look pretty. You of course would like to get rid of it at once. It will help to learn how to get rid of bags under the eyes especially on cases where you need to look your best such as job interviews or weddings. Even your first date may be affected by that puffiness under your eyes.
You may need to check if hereditary matter causes the bags under your eyes, because if they are, you need to be prepared to see very slow progression in your effort of getting rid of bags under the eyes.
Even with an inherited puffy eye bags, you will still be able to do something to avoid it from happening all the time.
If the bags under your eyes are not hereditary, it is easier to handle, however you need to know what may cause the bags under your eyes.
Common causes of bags under the eye How to get rid of bags under the eyes starts by understanding its cause. Some of the possible causes are:
  • Allergies, food and cosmetic allergies cause bags under the eye.
  • Water retention is another reason why you accumulate water under your eyes.
  • Tired eyes
  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Salty foods
  • Smoking
  • Vitamin K deficiency
Once you know what may causes the puffiness, you may now start learning how you can get rid of bags under the eyes. Getting rid of bags under the eyes and how to stay away from it
  • If the cause is allergy, treat the allergy and avoid exposing your body with the allergen.
  • If the problem is caused by water retention, drink as much water as you can.
  • Sleeping enough will help avoid bags under the eyes as well.
  • Eat healthy and well balanced.
  • Reduce salt in your food.
  • Quit smoking or reduce it significantly, if quitting is impossible.
  • Vitamin K supplements, and antioxidants vitamins and minerals will help get rid of bags under your eyes.
  • Eating fruits and vegetables will help keep that balance in your system and avoid water retention, including vitamin deficiency.
Ensure that while you are trying to get rid of the bags under your eyes, you are also taking care of yourself such as sleeping enough and exercising. This is a sure way to keep a healthy body and avoid skin problems including bags under the eyes.
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Does Salt Cause High Blood Pressure?

Both sea salt and rock salt were well known to the ancient Greeks who noted that eating salty food affected basic body functions such as digestion and excretion (urine and stools). This led to salt being used medically. The healing methods of Hippocrates (460 BC) especially made frequent use of salt. Salt-based remedies were thought to have expectorant powers. A mixture of water and salt was employed as an emetic.
Drinking a mixture of two-thirds cow's milk and one-third salt-water, in the mornings, on an empty stomach was recommended as a cure for diseases of the spleen. A mixture of salt and honey was applied topically to clean bad ulcers and salt-water was used externally against skin diseases and freckles.
Hippocrates also mentions inhalation of steam from salt-water. We know today that the anti-inflammatory effects of inhaled salt provide relief from respiratory symptoms.
Thus, 2000 years ago, Greek medicine had already discovered topical use of salt for skin lesions, drinking salty or mineralized waters for digestive troubles and inhaling salt for respiratory diseases!
The doctor and alchemist Paracelsus (1493-1541 A.D.) introduced an entirely new medical concept. He believed that external factors create disease and conceived a chemically oriented medical system which contrasted with the prevalent herbal medicine. Only salted food could be digested properly: 'The human being must have salt, he cannot be without salt. Where there is no salt, nothing will remain, but everything will tend to rot.'
He recommended salt water for the treatment of wounds and for use against intestinal worms. A hip-bath in salt water was a superb remedy for skin diseases and itching: 'This brine - he said - is better than all the health spas arising out of nature.' He described the diuretic effect of salt consumption and prescribed salt preparations of different strengths that were used for instance against constipation.
'In recent years there has been much publicity about the need to reduce salt consumption in societies where salt is added to many processed foods (Denton 1984, 584-7).
It has tended to be forgotten that some salt intake is absolutely necessary; that people need salt, sodium chloride, to survive: The chemical requirements of the human body demand that the salt concentration in the blood be kept constant. If the body does not get enough salt, a hormonal mechanism compensates by reducing the excretion of salt in the urine and sweat. But it cannot reduce this output to zero.
On a completely salt-free diet the body steadily loses small amounts of salt via the kidneys and sweat glands. It then attempts to adjust this by accelerating its secretion of water, so that the blood's salt concentration can be maintained at the vital level. The result is a gradual desiccation of the body and finally death.' Roy Moxham
An eight-year study of a New York City hypertensive population stratified for sodium intake levels found those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as those on normal-sodium diets -the exact opposite of what the 'salt hypothesis' would have predicted. (1995)
Dr. Jeffrey R. Cutler documented no health outcomes benefits of lower-sodium diets. Salt Institute
A past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Suzanne Oparil of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, said her personal view is that the government may have been too quick to recommend that everyone cut back. 'Salt restriction as a solitary recommendation for the population for the prevention or the treatment of hypertension.
An abundance of the ingredients in unrefined real salt are as synonymous with life today as they were a billion years ago before single cells appeared here. Lack of them is synonymous with birth defects, organ failure, decay, diseases, premature aging and death at a young age.
The problem with salt is not the salt itself but the condition of the salt we eat - refined! Major producing companies dry their salt in huge kilns with temperatures reaching 1200 degrees F, changing he salt's chemical structure, which in turn adversely affects the human body.
The facts are that in the heating process of salt, the element sodium chloride goes off into the air as a gas. What remains is sodium hydroxate which is irritating to the system and does not satisfy the body's hunger and need for sodium chloride. Sodium and chloride are two of the 12 daily essential minerals.
In countries which do not alter their salt supply, heart disease and arthritis are so rare that many doctors have never seen a case. Their salt is dried from the ocean by the sun. Many people believe that salt is harmful to the human body.
The truth is we cannot live without sodium or chloride-salt. From salt the body makes sodium bicarbonate which is one of the essential compounds for alkalizing the food we eat. Also, from salt the body makes iron for producing the hemoglobin of the red blood cell.
Cl + O Mn + H Fe or
chloride + Oxygen = Manganese + Hydrogen = Iron.
There is not enough natural salt in our foods, so we must supplement our diet. When salt is withheld, weakness and sickness follow.
Try this experiment: Mix a spoonful of salt in a glass of water and let it stand overnight. If the salt collects on the bottom of the glass, it has been processed.
NATURAL SALT DISSOLVES! Salt that will not dissolve in water cannot dissolve in your body. Any foreign substance that collects in the body organs and tissues will eventually result in malfunctioning of essential body processes: heart disease, arthritis, hardening of the body tissues and arteries, calcium deposits in the joints, etc. Natural organic salt (saline) will not cause calcification in your body. Real sea salt can dissolve damaging calcium deposits in the body.
Science and medicine have tried to define the precise roles of salt in the healthy and diseased human organism. Blood, sweat, and tears all contain salt, and both the skin and the eyes are protected from metabolic acids from the effects of salt. When salt is added to a liquid, particles with opposite charges are formed: a positively charged sodium ion and a negatively charged chloride ion.
This is the basis of osmosis which regulates fluid pressure within living cells and protects the body against excessive water loss (as in diarrhea or on heavy sweating).
Sodium and chloride ions, as well as potassium ions, create a measurable difference in potential across cell membranes. This ensures that the fluid inside living cells remains separate from that outside. Thus, although the human body consists mainly of water, our 'inner ocean' does not flow away or evaporate. Sodium ions create a high pressure of liquid in the kidneys and thus regulate their metabolic function.
Water is extracted through the renal drainage system. The body thus loses a minimal amount of essential alkaline water. Out of 1500 liters of blood which pass daily through the kidneys, only about 1.5 liters of liquid leave the body as urine.
Salt is 'fuel' for nerves. Streams of positively and negatively charged ions send impulses to nerve fibers. A muscle cell will only contract if an impulse reaches it. Nerve impulses are partly propelled by co-ordinated changes in charged particles.
Fish from the ocean will die quickly if placed in a solution of refined salt and water. The sodium chloride, in its form as it comes from the refinery, is actually poisonous to them. Bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to consume too much refined salt, but you cannot consume too much natural unrefined liquid real salt.
In conclusion the question, "does salt cause high blood pressure?" The answer is absolutely NOT! High blood pressure is caused by dietary and metabolic acids that are not being properly eliminated through urination, defecation, perspiration and respiration. The truth is, you do not get high blood pressure you do high blood pressure with your lifestyle and dietary choices. Sodium chloride is the key to reducing and normalizing blood pressure and maintaining healthy pulse rate below 70 beats a minute.
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How To Get Rid of Intestinal Parasites Naturally

Infections with human intestinal parasites represent one of the most common health problems of our days, and they are usually accompanied by symptoms such as anemia, constipation, bloating, digestive disorders and skin rashes. Many people completely refuse to take the issue seriously, not wanting to believe they suffer from such an uncomfortable and embarrassing health condition. However, there is little to be ashamed of, since we are all exposed to the parasite organism by means of the air, the food and the drinks we come into contact with. Besides the use of powerful anti-parasite drugs that are usually prescribed for the matter, there are natural ways to prevent or deal with worm infections, particularly since we are talking about long-term interventions.
There are specific herbs Mother Nature has in stock for us that create a completely unfriendly environment for intestinal parasites. Savory is one unique herb used for centuries as a spice, and cure for intestinal problems. Besides its anti-bacterial and carminative properties, it stimulates digestion and creates an unfriendly environment for intestinal worms. It is best used as tea or essential oil; the latter has a higher content of active substances and effects appear in a shorter period of time. Savory oil works best in combination with pumpkin seed oily extract, another great remedy that eliminates intestinal worms. You can have raw - not fried - pumpkin seeds, or use supplements based on pumpkin oil.
Pumpkin seed oil can be used to get rid of intestinal parasites without any side effects at all; there is no restriction of administration for children or women. Though it should be taken for at least a fortnight, results are almost immediate. One or two hours after taking the pumpkin seed oil, take some castor oil or a laxative to increase bowel movement and start eliminating the parasites. The active substances have a paralyzing effect on the worms, they are not actually killed; therefore, it is good to follow the pumpkin seed oil with some powerful laxatives. You can mash 400 grams of pumpkin seeds and mix them with milk and honey until the composition reaches a puree consistency. Have it on empty stomach in the morning and follow it with castor oil a couple of hours later.
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Cancer Juicing - What Are the Best Juices For Fighting Cancer?

More and more, those who have been diagnosed with cancer are choosing to heal their bodies naturally and are opting to use alternative treatments for healing cancer. Juicing has proven to be a very effective way to help the body rid itself of cancer cells. People have been juicing to treat cancer naturally for decades, although it is just now increasing in popularity.
Cancer juicing, or juice therapy, has proven to be very effective due to cancer killing nutrients contained in certain fruits and vegetables. So what are some juices that help the body to rid itself of cancer?
Below are lists of foods that are known to fight and prevent cancer. These items must be consumed raw in order to get the full benefits, which is why juicing is such a powerful healing treatment.
Cruciferous Vegetables contain very powerful anti-cancer properties. Some cruciferous vegetables are:
- Collard Greens
- Kale
- Cabbage
- Cauliflower
- Broccoli
- Turnip
Beta Carotene is another powerful cancer fighting ingredient found in foods. These foods include:
- Carrots
- Peppers (chili, green, red, yellow)
- Leafy Greens (mustard, romaine, collards, kale, turnip greens, spinach, dandelion)
Proanthocyanidins (or PAC's) are powerful cancer fighters as well. Foods that contain PAC's include:
- Beets (including beet tops)
- Blueberry
- Plums
- Purple Grapes (with seeds and skin)
Other fruits that contain powerful cancer fighting ingredients include:
- Pineapple
- Tomato
- Dark Berries (strawberry, blueberry, red raspberry, black raspberry)
There are also bottled juices that are power packed with cancer fighting nutrients. Please research the brands and only go with the best. Recommended bottled juices include:
- Noni Juice
- Mangosteen Juice
- Goji Berry Juice.
Although the bottled juices listed above are great due to the powerful nutrients that they contain, fresh juice made from organic produce is definitely the best. During the juicing process, the fiber is removed with the pulp. Because of this, the nutrients needed to heal the body and restore the immune system go directly into the blood stream in the form of juice.
Many are amazed at the benefits of juicing because they quickly notice that they alleviate many other ailments as well including migraine headaches, allergies, dandruff, stiff joints, dull skin, dandruff, fatigue and high blood pressure. Many shed excess pounds as a result of juicing as well.
It is important to note that in order for juice treatments to truly be effective, the person must have a diet that does not include artificial chemicals, meat products or dairy products. Diet plays a major role in the healing process. Eating a natural diet and eliminating processed foods is essential to the healing process as well. Rebuilding damaged cancer cells through nutritional juice therapy is extremely effective and a much better alternative than chemotherapy, radiation and toxic drugs.
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Coxsackie Virus – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Infection usually is spread by fecal-oral contamination, although occasionally the virus is spread by droplets expelled by infected individuals. Items like utensils, diaper-changing tables, and toys that come in contact with body fluids that contain the virus may also transmit them to other individuals. Although people of any age can get infected, the majority of patients identified with Coxsackie infection are children. Pregnant women can pass Coxsackie virus to their newborns, which may cause serious problems for the newborn, so pregnant women need to notify their obstetrician if they exhibit symptoms of the infection, especially if they are near their delivery date.

Symptoms
The coxsackie virus apparently produces few or no symptoms in most instances, but it can cause a commonly occurring intestinal disease, with abdominal distress and diarrhea. Even when symptomatic, the resulting disease is usually a relatively mild one, which might be referred to as "intestinal flu." It most often occurs in late summer or early autumn and is consistent with what the Chinese call "summer heat syndrome," which usually manifests as an intestinal disorder accompanied by muscle aches and/or headaches, and fever. Rarely, the coxsackie virus can cause a more severe disease.
Coxsackievirus can produce a wide variety of symptoms. About half of all kids infected with coxsackievirus have no symptoms. Others suddenly develop high fever, headache, and muscle aches, and some also develop a sore throat, abdominal discomfort, or nausea. A child with a coxsackievirus infection may simply feel hot but have no other symptoms. In most kids, the fever lasts about 3 days, and then disappears.

Causes
Mild viral infection caused by several enteroviruses, most of which are in the subgroup Coxsackie A, seen most commonly in young children. The most distinctive symptom is a rash on the mucous membranes inside the mouth. The lesions in the mouth are round macules (nonraised spots) about 2 mm (0.1 inch) in diameter, occurring predominantly on the soft palate and tonsils. Herpangina usually starts.
The Coxsackie viruses subsequently were found to cause a variety of infections, including epidemic pleurodynia (Bornholm disease), and were subdivided into groups A and B based on their pathology in newborn mice. (Coxsackie A virus causes paralysis and death of the mice, with extensive skeletal muscle necrosis; Coxsackie B causes less severe infection in the mice, but with damage to more organ systems, such as heart, brain, liver, pancreas, and skeletal muscles.)
The virus responsible is known as the Coxsackie Viruses, most notably Coxsackie Virus Type A16. They are part of a class known as Enteroviruses. It is usually spread by hand to hand contact or stool to saliva transmission.

Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment other than treating the symptoms. This involves acetaminophen (Tylenol) for fevers. Mouth sores are probably the most problematic symptom, leading to children refusing to eat or drink due to the pain. Numbing ointments used for teething may temporarily ease the pain. Have your child drink cool drinks (such as milk), while avoiding citrus juices, which can sting them.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease usually resolve's itself within a week. Most often it's not needed for a child to see a doctor if symptoms are mild, as it rarely causes serious side effects. Uncontrolled fevers and signs of dehydration require prompt evaluation by a physician. Antibiotics will not help treat hand foot and mouth disease at all.
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Ways to Diminish Wrinkles(AGEING)

1. Prevent the Ageing Signs
Limit the Exposure to Sun, Alcohol and Cigarettes
Prevention is better than cure so try to avoid some of these things like sun, smoke and alcohol in order to prevent the ageing signs from coming earlier. You should apply a quality sunscreen on the face while going out. It also prevents from skin cancer.
2. Deep Breathing
It is good for your skin if you wake up early in the morning and take some deep breaths in the fresh air.
3. Water
Water always does good.Drink plenty of water and have a wrinkle-free fresh skin.
4. Flax Seed Oil
You need to drink flax seed oil at least four times a day. Start from drinking at least 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil in the morning when you wake up. Try to make sure that you are not allergic to flax oil or it may cause diarrhea.
5. Acupressure Point Massage
One of the best home remedies to diminish wrinkles is to massage on the acupuncture points on the face. Use your fingertips to massage the face by applying pressure on the specific parts of the face in circular round motions.
6. Get Adequate Sleep
 If you do not get enough sleep then there are a lot of chances that your skin cells may break down and if you get an adequate sleep, it will help in producing a hormone known as HGH (human growth hormone) which maintains the skin to remain elastic and thick. Usually the wrinkles start to form when the skin gets thin.
7. Don’t Squint
It is also said that squinting promotes the skin wrinkles. When you go out in the sun, your eyes are not used to it and similarly when you are out somewhere and you are in the direction of the sun, you may require to squint. This squinting overworks the facial muscles which eventually forms the wrinkles. Always wear sunglasses which would help in the protection of the eyes from sun damage as well as from squinting.
8. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables as much as you can as there are a number of vitamins and minerals in the fruits which prevents the face wrinkles and also keep the skin fresh.
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Quit Smoking With Nature's Help

Smoking is very dangerous to your health. Most smokers feel that there is nothing that they haven’t tried in order to quit. However, they may not be aware of the many natural means available which others have used to finally end this very destructive habit. It is possible to quit smoking, if you devise a plan, cleanse and support the body and use natural methods to curb nicotine cravings.
Most, if not all, people in the United States believe that smoking is unhealthy. Why then do people smoke? The answer lies in the addictive nature of nicotine. Over 80 percent of smokers declare that they want to quit and plan to do so at some point. Even heroin addicts admit that nicotine is truly the hardest drug habit to kick. (Haas, p.964)
Almost one-third of cases of pancreatic carcinoma can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Most lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking. (Smokers are five to ten times more likely to suffer from lung cancer than nonsmokers). The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater the risk of lung cancer.
Children of smokers have an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory infections and lung cancer.
"Children of smokers have a much higher incidence and severity of asthma, bronchitis, colds and ear infections. They also have impaired lung development and reduced lung function tests." American Journal of Public Health, p. 209, Feb. 1989)
If you eat a balanced diet, drink a lot of clean water and take a vitamin supplement daily, you may feel that you are generally healthy. However, if you smoke, this is typically not the case. Heavy smokers do not get as much of a benefit from a healthy diet. Blood levels of Vitamin C are much lower in smokers. Zinc, Vitamin A and folic acid are often depleted in the bodies of smokers.
Now that we have covered just a few of the negative effects of smoking on the body, let’s figure out how to quit - and without drugs! It may come as a surprise to you that there is a way to be free of this horrible addiction without using prescription medication for help.
Let’s now cover some ideas on how to actually go about quitting.
Have you tried to quit before and failed? Did you quit for awhile and then start again? You may feel that because you tried and failed, that it proves that you can’t quit. However, this is not the case. In reality, you get points each time you attempt to quit. You inevitably learned something each time you tried, which gets you that much closer to being successful in quitting. Most quitters did not do it on their first try. So just think of it as your "practice" run! (3)
A main part of your quit smoking plan, is to figure out which interventions you will use when you are hit with a craving to smoke. Try to avoid being around other smokers. Learn some deep breathing exercises that you can use to de-stress. Exercise is also a great way to limit stress and keep you busy.
Something to consider once you have decided to quit smoking, is how to get the toxins out of your body. One theory is that many dependencies originate in the liver. Cleansing and detoxifying the liver is a crucial first step toward breaking free of these addictions. Detoxifying the liver will reduce the cravings for nicotine. (ESP, p. 279)
You can use echinacea to help flush the nicotine out of the lymph system and lungs. Vitamin C is a great chelator of toxic substances in the body. (Which means it will "grab" the offenders and flush them out through the waste system). A usual dose of C is 1000 mg four times per day. N-Acetyl-cysteine 1000 mg, two doses of glutamine 1000 mg, four capsules of Evening Primrose Oils and 20 Sun Wellness Chlorella tabs are a good regimine for removing nicotine toxicity from the body. (Page p. 548)
It is important during your detox and quitting time that you "avoid junk foods and sugar that aggravate cravings" (Page p.548) Ginseng can help you to normalize sugar cravings, as can stevia, stevioside or FOS. Trace mineral and mineral deficiencies can play a part in some addictions. Magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc should all be included in the diet when trying to quit smoking. (ESP, p.279)
The main concern when quitting tobacco are the cravings! There are many choices when it comes to this issue. Essential oils, vitamins and herbal teas are all on the list of items in the "cravings" category.
Eating a diet which promotes body alkalinity is said to show less desire for tobacco. To calm your nerves, try Magnesium 800 mg daily, stress B-complex 100 mg daily, valerian/wild lettuce drops in water. (Page, p.548) Young Living Essential Oils offers a blend called "Peace and Calming" which, some people have reported, was all they needed during their quitting time.
Oil of clove is also reported by many people to be extremely effective in their war with nicotine cravings. In Stanley Burrough’s “Master Cleanser” book, he states "For those who wish to quit smoking, place a small amount (of clove oil) on your finger - place it on back of the tongue and you immediately lose your desire to smoke. This is an easy way if you really want to quit." Peppermint oil has also been reported to be effective. Just a touch of it on the tongue, in the same manner as you apply the clove oil will do it.
Single oils which may be helpful in smoking cessation in addition to clove and peppermint, are cinnamon and nutmeg. Other blends of oils recommended for reducing addictive behavior are Harmony, Thieves, Exodus II, Peace and Calming, JuvaCleanse and JuvaFlex. These can be directly inhaled or diffused, applied topically on the temples and/or back of the neck four times daily, or used as a warm compress over the liver.
Quitting smoking is not an easy task to undertake. However, if you give your body the right tools, you can repair the damage done by smoking, you can reduce your cravings and YOU CAN QUIT! Try some of these simple, natural and effective helpers. Nature is the best medicine, so believe in yourself and watch it happen!!
Quit Smoking With Nature's Help
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Most common Types of Cancer -Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands found in the neck, below the Adam's Apple with the function of regulating the body use of energy, make of proteins by producing its hormones as a result of the stimulation of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) produced by the anterior pituitary.
Thyroid cancer is defined as condition in which the cells in the thyroid gland have become cancerous.

Types of thyroid cancer
The most common types of thyroid cancer include
1. Papillary thyroid cancer
Papillary thyroid cancer, the most common type of thyroid cancer, makes up about 80 percent of all thyroid cancers. The cancer tends to develop in the women age group between 30-40 years of age and grow slowly. Papillary thyroid cancer can be cure if diagnosed early.
2. Follicular thyroid cancer
Follicular thyroid cancer, the second most common thyroid cancer, makes up about 15 percent of all case. It is a low grow cancer with peak onset ages 40 through 60. Follicular thyroid cancer can be treat successful, if diagnosed early.
3. Medullary thyroid cancer
Medullary thyroid cancer, third most common thyroid cancer makes up about 3 percent of all cases, arise from thyroid hormone producing cells with abnormally high levels of calcitonin. Medullary thyroid cancer tends to grow slowly but it can spread to distant parts of the body, if not treated early.
4. Anaplastic thyroid cancer
Anaplastic thyroid cancer the rare case of thyroid cancer, makes up less than 2 percent of all cases. The cancer cells tend to grow and spread very quickly. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is deadly, with only 10% of alive rate, 3 years after it is diagnosed.
Symptoms
1. Lump in the neck
Due to uncontrollable cells growth and only 5% of this lumps are found to be cancerous.
2. Enlarged lymph node
Cancer has invaded the lymph nodes and its surrounding
3. Change of voice
Hoarseness or difficulty speaking in a normal voice as the tumor has affected the voice-box region.
4. Pain or discomfort in the throat or neck.
5. Problem of swallowing
As a result of tumor has affected the esophagus or of enlarged lymph node
6. Difficult breathing
Cancer may have invaded the lung or may affect either the upper or lower of respiratory track or due to enlarged lymph node
7. Etc.

Causes and risk factors
1. Age
Risk of thyroid cancer increase with age after 30
2. Gender
Women are twice at risk to develop thyroid cancer than men.
3. Race
In US, according to statistic, Caucasians are at greater risk than African Americans to develop thyroid cancer.
5. Exposure to radiation
People who exposed to the radiation therapy at a young age to treat certain cancer are at higher risk to develop thyroid cancer at later age.
6. Family history
Increased risk of thyroid cancer if one of your direct family has a history of thyroid cancer
7. chronic goiter
Risk of thyroid cancer increased if you have a history of enlargement of the thyroid gland.
8. Exposure to certain chemical agents
In a study by Copenhagen researchers, the effect of chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins on the thyroid. Ron and co-authors noted the correlation between chemicals and increased TSH and the resulting potential "in an increased opportunity for mutations and the development of cancer."
9. Low level of iodine
People with life-long iodine deficiency are more likely to develop thyroid cancer.
10. Heredity
People born with mutation in the RET proto-oncogene are at risk in developing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC).
11. Etc.

Diagnosis and tests
After family history and careful physical examination, If you have a family history of medullary thyroid cancer, blood test for calcitoninis is necessary
1. Blood test
The blood is to determine the levels of calcitoninis, elevation of calcitoninis may be signed of thyroid cancer.
2. Thyroid scan
With the inject of asotope, your doctor can view the images capture which will be classified according the amount asotope of absorption by the thyroid gland. If the gland is actively taking up the isotope, ultrasound will show whether the abnormality is a cyst or not. Thyroid biopsy may be required to further assessment.
3. Thyroid biopsy
In thyroid biopsy, a sample ofthe effected area is taken by a thin needle instrument (thin needle aspirate, under local anesthesia and examined by a pathologist under microscopy to view the type and stage of the cancer.
4. CT Scan (computerized tomography)
A CT scan generates a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation, to create a three-dimensional picture of the inside of the body in details.The pictures are viewed by your doctor to see the extent of the tumors abnormalities, such as spreading of cancer to the nearby structure and lymph nodes.
5. Etc.

Grades
The Grades of Thyroid cancer are depending to the tendency of spreading. Low grade cancers usually grow more slowly and are less likely to spread while high grade cancer indicates otherwise.

Stages
Thyroid cancer is classified as 5 stages
1. Stage 0
If the cancerous cell have not penetrated in deeper tissue but in the surface of the thyroid lining.
2. Stage I
In stage I, The cancerous cells are no longer in the surface but have invaded into deep thyroid lining, but still completely inside the thyroid gland.
Stage IA1
The cancer is not ≤ 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep and ≤ 7 mm (1/4 inch) wide.
a.1. Stage IA1:
The spreading is not less than 3mm(1/8 inch) deep and & less than 7mm (1/4 inch) wide.
a.2. Stage IA2: 
The invasion area is ≥ 3 mm but ≤ 5 mm (about 1/5 inch) deep and & less than 7 mm (about 1/4 inch) wide.
b. Stage IB: 
The cancer in this stage have invaded the connective tissue, & less than 5mm (1/5 inch).
b.1. Stage IB1:
Cancer is 4 cm large (1 3/4 inches).
b.2. Stage IB2:
Cancer is ≥ 4 cm (1 3/4 inches) but & less than 5cm (1/5 inch)
3. Stage II
In stage II, the cancerous cells have spread to distant tissues, but is still within the thyroid gland.
4. Stage III
In this stage, cancerous cells has spread to the tissues immediately surrounding the thyroid gland
5. Stage IV
In this stage, cancerous cells has spread to the tissues immediately outside of the thyroid gland, other distant parts of the body.

Preventions
A. What to avoid
1. Potassium Iodide
Potassium Iodide (KI) is one of the drug which can absorb radioactive iodine cause of thyroid disease and cancer. Today it has been used worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer in people who are exposed to radioactive iodides.
2. Avoid exposure to radiation
People who exposed to the radiation therapy at a young age to treat certain cancer are at higher risk to develop thyroid cancer at later age. Extra precaution to prevent exposure the thyroid gland when X ray is taken.
3. Avoid Iodine deficiency
Increase Iodine intake from diet to prevent iodine deficiency cause of thyroid cancer.
4. Avoid certain chemical agents
Chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins can increase the risk of thyroid cancer
5. Lose weight
In an article Published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Preventionthe meta-study indicated that the risk of thyroid cancer increases for obese men at roughly the same rate as it does for women.
5. Avoid chlorine and fluoride
Chlorine and fluoride are chemically related to iodine and they can block iodine receptors
6. Etc.

B. Diet
1. Cruciferous vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, etc. beside contain high amount of antioxidants, but also phytonutrients that have been shown to help prevent the onset and halt the progression of certain cancers.
2. Green tea
In some clinical studies researchers suggested that the polyphenols in green tea, may play an important role in the prevention of cancer by killing cancerous cells and stopping their progression.
3. Garlic
An analysis of several case-controlled studies in Europe suggests an inverse association between garlic consumption and risk of common cancers.
4. Tomato
Many studies showed that antioxidant lycopene in tomato inhibits cancer cell growth and exhibit apoptosis, causing cell death.
5. Soy
In laboratory studies, saponins have shown the ability to inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells and slow the growth of tumors in several different tissues.
6. Etc.

C. Nutritional supplements
1. Free radicals scavengers
Vitamin A, C, E are free radical scavengers enhanced the immune system against the forming of free radicals and prevent the alternation of cell DNA cause of abnormal cell growth.
2. Modified citrus pectin
In a study of researcher found modified citrus pectin may help block the growth and metastasis of solid tumors.
3. Selenium
Research showed that selenium has a protective effect on various stages of cancer, including both the early and later stages of the disease. In a study in large groups of people, researchers found that in areas of the world where selenium levels in the soil are high, death rates from cancer are significantly lower than in areas where selenium levels are low.
4. Lycopene
Many studies showed that antioxidant lycopene in tomato inhibits cancer cell growth and exhibit apoptosis, causing cell death.
5. Beta -carotene
In some laboratory, animal, and human studies, researchers found that vitamin A, certain retinoids may also inhibit cancer development.
6. Etc.

Treatments
A. In conventional medicine
Treatment of thyroid cancer not only depends on the stage, grade but also age of the patient. Thyroid cancer occurs in older people tends to be aggressive, while in young adulthood and adolescence are curative
1. Surgery
The objective of the surgery is to cure, especial in the younger age group. If the cancer is low-grow and in the early stage, in most case after the thyroid gland was removed, patient will need to take thyroxine tablets for the rest of his/her life. If the cancer has spread to the nearby lymph nodes, the lymph nodes are also removed in the same surgery.
If your blood indicates that you have an elevation of calcitoninis, an inherited medullary thyroid cancer, then surgery may be only treatment.
2. Radioactive Iodine
Radioactive iodine usually is also used to treat hyperthyroidism. In case of thyroid cancer, radioactive iodine helps to destroy any remaining thyroid cancer cells after surgery.
Since it is highly radioactive, avoid exposing radioactivity to your family members or other people, there are some instructions that you must follow for the first 5 days after your treatment
a. Drink plenty of fluids.
b. Avoid contact with children and pregnant women.
c. Sleep in your own room.
d. Use separate towels, face cloths, and sheets.
e. Wash above and your personal clothing separately for 5 days
f. Etc.
3. Radiotherapy
a. Radiation may be used for stages II, III, and IV to kill any cancer cells remaining in the body. By using high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation, radiation therapy kills the cancer cells and keep them from growing or regrowing.
b. Side effects
b.1. Fatigue
b.2. Chest pain
b.3. Heart problem
b.4. Short of breath
b.5. Skin discoloration or pinkness, irritation.
b.6. Etc.
In the elder, and if the cancer has spread, chemotherapy may be recommended

4. Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is most use to treat with advance stage of cancer combined with radio therapy, as it has spread to a distant parts of the body by using drugs taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle of the patient to stop the growth of or to kill cancer cells.
b. Side effects
b.1. Nausea
b.2. Vomiting
b.3. Hair loss
b.4. Fatigue
b.5. Anemia
b.6. Mouth sores taste and smell changes
b.7. Infection
b.8. Etc.

B. Herbal medicine
1. Aloe
in some studies, researchers suggest that some chemical compounds of aloe, such as acemannan, aloeride, and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) may have immunomodulating and anticancer effects.
2. Absinthe
Absinthe is also known as Wormwood, a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage flowers extracted from leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium. In a study, researcher at the University of Washington found that wormwood can be used as a promising potential treatment for cancer.
3. Fenugreek
Fenugreek is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed), genus Trigonella, belonging to family Fabaceae. Vitro studies have shown that fenugreek exhibits chemopreventive properties against certain cancers.
4. Devil's Claw
The extract of Harpagophytum procumbens, commonly known as devil's claw,
In vitro studies, researchers found that cat's claw demonstrated anticancer effects against several cancer cell lines and has been reported to be effective in the treatment of lymphoma cancer, according to a study conducted by K. S. Wilson, M.D., which was published in the journal "Current Oncology" in August 2009.
5. Celandine
Celandine is a herbaceous perennial plant, genus Chelidonium, belonging to the family Papaveraceae, native to Europe and western Asia and introduced widely in North America.
In a study of Ukrain (Ukrain is an anticancer drug based on the extract of the plant)– a new cancer cure? A systematic review of randomised clinical trials, researcher suggested, according to the data from randomised clinical trials that Ukrain to have potential as an anticancer drug. However, numerous caveats prevent a positive conclusion, and independent rigorous studies are urgently needed.
6. Etc

C. Traditional Chinese medicine
1. Pu Kong Yin (Dandelion Root)
In a study of the efficacy of dandelion root extract in inducing apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells, researchers found that treatment with this common, yet potent extract of natural compounds has proven novel in specifically inducing apoptosis in chemoresistant melanoma, without toxicity to healthy cells.
2. Xia Ku Cao (Selfheal Fruit-Spike)
Researchers found that cyasterone in Xia Ku Cao showed anti tumor activity.
3. Qing hao
Qing hao is also known as wormwood. In a study, researcher at the University of Washington researcher found that wormwood can be used as a promising potential treatment for cancer among the ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine.
4. Jie Geng
The Researchers found that aponins in Jie Geng have been shown to very significantly augment the cytotoxicity of immunotoxins and other targeted toxins directed against human cancer cells.
5. Gan Cao
Gan Cao is also known as Licorice root. In-vitro, researchers found that saponins in Gan Cao stimulate the immune system and inhibit Epstein-Barr virus expression and possess anti-cancer activities.By: Kyle J. Norton
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3 Natural Cures For A Migraine Headache

Only a migraine sufferer understands the pain. Regardless of how the migraine starts the end result is the same - excruciating pain that renders you helpless. Walking hurts, breathing hurts. Even thinking hurts.
People often discount migraines without any true understanding of the suffering a migraine can inflict. They treat migraine sufferers like hypochondriacs or drama queens. This is simply not so. There are any number of painkillers and pills available to help curb the pain. The issue here is that many of these painkillers require repeat prescriptions and involve an ongoing cost. The other side effect of many of the prescribed medicines is that they can help with the pain of the migraine headache itself but tend to have a "knockout" effect on the sufferer.
Most migraine sufferers will be familiar with the "where did the day go?" effect of many of the stronger painkillers. There are natural remedies to the migraine plague. They're simple and cheap (if not free). None of these are to replace prescribed medication but can be used in conjunction with your medication to bring relief about faster. They also complement each other.
Dark Room
If you suffer from migraine headaches and an attack begins then find the quietest, darkest spot in your home and lay down there. The area or should also be relatively warm to allow you to relax faster. Your eyes should remain covered but open. This usually means using some sort of blindfold but a scarf, long handkerchief or other material works just fine. Keep your eyes open as much as possible because experience has shown that shutting your eyes to try and cope with the pain uses extra facial and jaw muscles that can just increase the problem and not cure it.
If an attack has already begun then follow the same routine and take whatever prescribed medication you have.
Relaxed Breathing
A migraine attack generally brings on a sort of anxiety attack in the sufferer. They know how much it's going to hurt so their heart rate increases. This increase in blood flow makes the problem worse. Once you've retreated to the quiet, dark area and covered your eyes from any possible stimuli then breathing is the next area to focus on. You must let your breathing relax. Panicked breathing will increase the pain you're already experiencing.
To allow your breathing to relax follow these steps:
1. Take a long slow deep breath and exhale equally slowly.
2. Again take a long, slow deep breath. As you're slowly inhaling focus on the sensation of the air filling your lungs. Feel the air filling your body. Once you've inhaled as much as is comfortable again exhale slowly. As you're exhaling focus on the sensation of the air leaving your lungs and escaping through your mouth. Breathe out completely.
3. Repeat the process of inhaling slowly, focusing on the sensation of the air filling your lungs and exhaling slowly 4 or 5 more times.
4. By the fourth repetition you should notice that your breathing is far more relaxed and calm. Your heart rate should now also have lowered back to a resting rate and you may even feel slightly sleepy. If so embrace that feeling and allow yourself to fall asleep.
Lavender Oil
This is the final step in the process. Lavender oil is renowned for its medicinal properties and this is doubly so for migraine headaches. Lavender oil is cheap and completely safe to use. Only use pure Lavender oil for treating migraines - lavender scented fragrances or scented oils are useless. It must be the purest lavender oil you can find.
If you feel a migraine attack coming then grab your lavender oil. Place a single drop of pure, undiluted lavender oil on each temple or behind each ear. Also place 2 or 3 drops of undiluted lavender oil on the pillow you're going to rest on.
Combined with a quiet, dark room and the deep breathing technique the lavender oil provides that final "punch" in the natural treatments. The scent of the oil will relax you and simply inhaling lavender infused air helps to ease the pain of a migraine almost immediately.By Niall Roche
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