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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Benefits of Anti-Aging Moringa Oil on the Skin

Moringa Oil is greatly valued for the unique properties it contains. It is one of the most valued ingredients in the cosmetic industry, especially because of the anti-aging properties. The oil is not only light, but it can spread easily onto the skin without making it sticky. It is also very popular as aromatherapy oil which makes it a popular choice for massage therapy.

Moringa oil is used in a variety of products including anti-aging creams, massage oils, hair care products, face creams, bath soaps and gels, perfumes and deodorants. But it is really the anti-aging properties of the oil that makes this sought out by many.

Moringa oil for the skin works much the same way as it does for the hair and scalp. Its cleansing and nourishing properties help improve the softness and elasticity of the skin. It prevents over drying of the skin which is common among ordinary soaps and cleansers. The properties in the oil include anti-oxidants and nutrients which can the free radicals on the skin to wreck havoc on the surface. These are the same free radicals which could cause the skin tissues to harden and loose elasticity giving way to wrinkles, flaky skin and dry skin.

Moringa oil for the hair is also very popular. Its nutrients and emollients are beneficial for the hair and scalp. It can help lift out the dirt from the hair which makes it a natural cleanser. It is very stable because of its antioxidants so all it takes is to wet the hair, massage the oil into the scalp and then rinse. This can effectively clean and moisturize the scalp and also help curb the development of dandruff, which are generally dry skin cells which flake off.

The perfumeries around the world greatly value the moringa oil for another reason. This oil can absorb and retain the most fugitive of odours. This makes it easier for them to maintain the stability of the perfumes they create. Because of the stability of the oil, the perfume does not go rancid as is common in the more commercial and cheap perfumes. Because of the ability to keep the multitude of scents within its properties, the oil is in much demand to help stabilise scents.

As mentioned before, the moringa oil is also a cleanser. This means that it has in its properties antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can help the skin heal faster from minor cuts, bruises, insect bites, scrapes, burns or rashes. When placed on the skin, and rubbed in, a little bit of water would naturally because it to lather up which only increases the cleansing.

Author :By Joe Jery Smith

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

5 Tips For Exercise After C-Section

The main thing about exercise after c-section is to wait until your incisions (i.e., stitches) have healed.

Before you try to exercise after c-section get the go ahead from your doctor to start an exercise program.

Once you have the go ahead from your doctor to exercise after c-section, try these exercises.

1. Walking. Walking is the best exercise after c-section for getting your body used to the idea of exercising again. Start with short strolls around the block with our baby in a stroller. Then lengthen your walks and maybe start to jog or run a little.

2. Kegel exercises. While the main point of kegel exercises is to strengthen the muscles of the vaginal wall, they can also help to strength pelvic muscles. So you can continue to do these exercises after birth.

3. Yoga. Be careful of anything that will stretch your abdominal muscles excessively. Otherwise, you should be able to perform basic moves like warrior I, pelvic tilts and supported bridge. You may be able to find postpartum yoga classes at your local gym or YMCA.

4. Pilates. Pilates is excellent for rebuilding your core. Listen to your body and make any modifications that will make the exercises easier and comfortable.

5. About your abs...start slow. Don't over do it or you run the risk of permanently damaging your ab muscles. These will probably be tender for awhile.

Use these tips to exercise after c-section and you'll lose weight reasonably and you get your body into proper shape without hurting your body more..

Monday, September 24, 2012

5 Skincare Tips To Prevent Dark Circles Under Eyes

When you have to deal with the possibility of dark circles under eyes, you may want to do something to prolong the inevitable.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent those dreaded eye dark circles.

1. Rubbing your skin, especially around your eyes, has a similar effect as the warm water. Sure, it is not a lot of damage, but it will accumulate over time. You will eventually lose the elasticity in your skin if you are rubbing on it. You should pat dry with a very soft towel to avoid doing any damage at all to your skin.

2. Everyone needs 8 hours of sleep every night to rejuvenate their skin. This will help your skin look its best. Not only does the sleep help your body recharge and help your skin to stay healthy, in fact having your eyes closed is a great way to prevent dark circles. Do not become Rip Van Winkle here; just get enough sleep every night.

3. Using chemicals on your face is always a bad idea. If you must wear any makeup at all, you need to make sure that it is natural. Organic products might cost a little bit more due to the organics boom thing happening now, but your face will thank you for it in another ten years. While other people your age has dark circles, you will still look like you are in your 20s.

4. Eye creams should follow along the same lines as the makeup you are using. If you are using an eye cream at night to fight back against the dark circles, make sure that you are using an all-natural product. Some eye creams work well for a few months, but then the effects start to show after prolonged usage. You can avoid this by going with a natural product.

5. When you want to remove your makeup, a gentle soap product and some lukewarm water will do the trick. Do not rub, scrub, and scrape it off either. Be very gentle with the makeup on your face and never use any alcohol or oil-based products to help in the removal. If that takes that much to get it off, it is not worth putting on.

Your eyes are usually the first thing people notice about your face, so make sure that you follow the tips laid out above if you want to avoid having premature eye dark circles. They are going to show up eventually, but you can put it off for a while.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Look At Home Treatment Of Kidney Stone

If you are getting afraid of kidney stone problems, do not worry. You can prevent the formation of kidney stone. You just want a self-care treatment at home. However, do not forget to consult the recognized physician. This self-care treatment a part of home treatments for kidney stones. Before going to any physician, home prevention is better than cure. A person firstly gives importance to prevent kidney stones, which is the relevant way to free from kidney stones. There are some precautionary measures, which you can use as a home treatment of kidney stones.

If you are get rid of problem like dehydration and if there is the regular dilution of urine in your body, then this safety measures really keeps you safe from kidney stone formation.

 For preventing the kidney stone from formations, the first home treatment of kidney stone is to develop a habit of taking lots and lots of fluid in the form of water and fruit juices. It is one of the effective home treatments for kidney stones. This type of consumption of water in extreme level assists to crack the stones and make them ready to melt gradually with urine. The regular habit of drinking water makes these kidney stones absolutely eliminated.

Avoidance of the calcium supplements is also a part of the home treatment of kidney stones. It is seen that kidney stone formation is due to intake of calcium and calcium products. Instead of calcium, there should be use of magnesium supplement. If you are suffering from the calcium stones, then the first thing you have to do is to cut down as much as salt. It is beneficial for you to prevent intake of salt or else you have to take 2 to 3 grams of salt every day.

Another preferred option at home is eating of watermelon, which is an effective fruit for people who are suffering from kidney stones. The main advantage of this fruit is that it consists of plenty of water and so it assists to dissolve the kidney stones very speedily. Tomato juice is also an effective supplement for the kidney stones. So drinking of one glass fresh tomato juice at morning is one of the effective home treatments of kidney stones.

Likewise, tomato juice, fruit like grapes have an outstanding diuretic worth only because of high consumption of water and potassium salt in it. The low albumin and sodium chloride in this fruit lessen the pain of kidney stones. Therefore, the main objective of this home treatment of kidney stones is to make aware sufferers to eat grapes as much as possible.

The home treatment of kidney stone also includes some effective herbs. These herbs are used for kidney infection treatment. The first content of these herbs is Couch grass, which is diuretic, demulcent, and it is used as a purified tonic for kidney stone. The next herb that is used in home treatment of kidney stone is Cleavers. It has a property of diuretic which assists to wash out poisons and vex. It also provides assistance for lymph and resistant system of the body.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

A visit to Mavinakere Ranganatha temple

After a hectic work spread throughout week, we planned a long drive in week end. After a quick search on internet we decided to visit the village Mavinakere which is near Holenarasipur. Mavinakere is famous for its temples. It is popular among people living around Hassan as they worship the deities of these temples. This village is well connected by road.

We started at 6.30 am from Mysore and drove through Mysore Hassan high way .The road is simply fantastic.  The picturesque view of lush green fields, bullock carts, ladies carrying water pots and lovely birds will take anybody to a magical world.

We were in Mavinakere at 8.30 am. Here is a small introduction about this place. Mavinakere has two beautiful temples. Lakshmi venakataramana temple is in village and has a small approach road. Bettada Ranganatha temple is situated on a hill in the same village. Mavinkere was ruled by Palegara Laxmana Nayaka . He noticed the deity Ranganatha on hill and started worshiping it. 

It was not difficult for us to travel uphill through well constructed road. Cool breeze, awesome scenery from the hilltop refreshes mind.  We visited the temple and kneeled down before supreme lord. The temple is quite big and has huge open corridors where visitors can sit and view the bounty of nature. 

The hill has around 675 steps. Many devotees use steps to reach the top. We climbed the hill once again through these steps. It was a marvelous experience. People who are health savvy can add this hill to their picnic list. Climbing hill has its own health benefits.

After climbing down, we visited lakshmi venakataramanaswamy temple which is just few kilometers away from hill. The divine atmosphere of the temple makes devotees to forget the outside world. Idols of Lord venkateshvara and Lakshmidevi are very beautiful. Since this temple is on banks of river Hemavathi, Lord venkataramana is praised here as “Hemavathi thatavasa”. The calm and spiritual environment of temple prompts everybody to meditate. The sumptuous tasty prasadam tingled our taste buds and satiated hunger. The temple has a very old tree with a flat trunk.

Thus visit to Mavinakere was beneficial in many aspects. It rejuvenated both body and mind. We drove back to Mysore with sweet memories of this visit.

Place:  Mavinakere, Holenarasipura taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka state, India
Distance: 10 km from holenarsaipur, 20 km from Hassan , 95 km from Mysore,  180 kms from Bangalore
Driving directions:
From Mysore: Yelwala- Bilikere- Krishnarajanagar –  Gandhanahalli-  Holenarasipura- Mavinakere
From Bangalore: Nelamangala- kunigal- bellur-Chennarayapatna- Mavinakere

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smoking link to prostate cancer

Smokers can significantly reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer if they quit the habit, according to scientists.

New research from a team led by experts from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, US, has found that prostate cancer sufferers who smoke have a 61% higher chance than non-smokers of dying of the disease.

The risk of recurrence of the disease was similarly high for smokers, said the researchers, who analysed medical data of 5,300 men diagnosed with the disease between 1986 and 2006.

Men who smoked were also found to have more aggressive tumours at the time of their diagnosis. Among patients whose disease had not spread when first detected, smokers were 80% more likely than non-smokers to die.

Findings from the study - the largest of its kind to explore the link between smoking and prostate cancer - are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study leader, Dr Stacey Kenfield, said: "We found similar results for both prostate cancer recurrence and prostate cancer mortality. These data taken together provide further support that smoking may increase risk of prostate cancer progression."

The researchers also found that the death rates among prostate cancer patients who had quit smoking for more than 10 years were similar to that for non-smokers.

The same was true for men who had quit for less than 10 years, but were previously only moderate smokers.

"These data are exciting because there are few known ways for a man to reduce his risk of dying from prostate cancer," said Professor Edward Giovannucci, another member of the Harvard team.

"For smokers, quitting can impact their risk of dying from prostate cancer. This is another reason not to smoke."

Article source :http://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/smoking-link-prostate-cancer