Dealing With Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance or the inability to digest and metabolize lactose, which is the sugar found in milk, is a condition that can result in bloating, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. It is estimated that, depending on what part of the world you live, there is better than a 50-50 chance you will develop the condition as you increase in age. The severity of symptoms will vary with the person involved and the amount of lactose consumed. If the condition for you or one of your family members becomes an issue, there are ways to control this within your diet rather than experiencing the discomfort.

When lactose avoidance is not possible or when a person just doesn’t want to give up those foods which contain lactose, a supplementation for the enzyme lactase may be used. Lactase is the enzyme produced in our digestive systems that breaks down lactose, and supplements taken in pill form can do the same job, but with some caveats. First, too much acid in the stomach can break it down, so taking it on an empty stomach may eliminate its effectiveness. Next, it becomes ineffective if not in the small intestine before the problematic food arrives. So for lactase supplements to work, you may have to experiment a bit to get the right timing and dosage to fit your particular needs.

Another option is one of the many meal delivery plans that are now available. It is possible to get a balanced diet while eliminating dairy products, and there are plans that provide three meals a day plus snacks, seven days a week. A plan such as this would provide 50-60% of your calories from carbohydrates, 20-25% of calories from protein and less than 30% of your calories from fat. These are in compliance with the recommendations of the American Heart Association. Continue Reading ...

Medication For A Healthy Heart

Some people are suggested to take aspirin if they have already had a heart attack. Aspirin also helps keep your arteries clear for those who have had a bypass surgery, or any other artery opening surgery. In healthy people, aspirin is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration because of the risks involved with taking it. Before taking aspirin you should talk to your doctor first. You need to see if taking aspirin is really worth the risks.

Digitalis is used on people when their heart function has been damaged or altered. Digitalis works by making the heart pump harder. It can also regulate the beating of your heart.

ACE Inhibitor
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor works by stopping the making of the chemical that can narrow your blood vessels. It can also be used to control high blood pressure, and also for a damaged heart muscle. After a person has had a heart attack, an ace inhibitor may be prescribed to make the heart pump blood better. It may also be given to a person who’s heart has failed. Continue Reading ...

Dermatitis Learn To Cope

Are you dealing with a skin condition called Perioral Dermatitis? Do you have a rash around your nose and mouth and perhaps your eyes?
If so, you are well acquainted with the burning, the itching, the dryness, and perhaps even the seeming perniciousness of this rash.
I also dealt with Perioral Dermatitis, and it was many months before I was healed. In those months I tried product after product, and I also tried some of the medicines recommended by my dermatologist. There were many days of heartache, disappointment, tears, and frustration as I sought to be healed completely.
In this article I want to take a look at what I believe can lie behind a skin condition such as Perioral Dermatitis, or any skin condition for that matter.
After doing lots of research and reading into the mind/body connection, and after studying the opinions of experts in this field, I have come to believe that our skin is intricately related to Joy.
Many mental health professionals will attest to the fact that they have rarely had a depressed client without some sort of skin issue. Now I am not saying that you are depressed because you have Perioral Dermatitis. What I am asking you to consider though is how Joy or lack of Joy might be playing a part in your skin’s health.
Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies. Just imagine how it might respond to our inner emotional  we are sad or holding onto the past, if we are living in an emotional state that is lower than Joy, imagine how our large protective outward organ might play that out, how it might show up.
Joy can be so often “faked” in our modern lives. We want others to think we are doing well so we “put on a happy face”. And the presence or absence of authentic joy is a strong indicator of where we are in our unconscious mind. Joy is not tied to circumstances. True Joy, I believe, is related to love. Where there is love, there is joy.
So what does this mean for you today? What does this mean for you as you are seeking to be healed from Perioral Dermatitis? Ask yourself about Love. I am not indicating you need to be in the perfect loving relationship to experience Joy. What I am talking about goes much deeper. Do you know you are loved? Do you love yourself? Do you know that the Universe, God, Source, whatever you choose to call it, loves you completely? These are the conversations to be engaging in today.
You are  are  just are. Take time to really receive that. To let go of all that is hindering this belief, to let go of unforgiveness, to let go of resistance, to let go of the past. You are so powerful, and you have a choice today to pick up Love and Joy and to let go of hurt, pain, disappointment, bitterness.
I believe that as you continue to engage this process of discovering yourself, discovering Love afresh, you will be healed. Make this engagement a priority—you will find yourself not only healed of your skin condition, but healed in so many other places as well. For me, I began to be healed from Perioral Dermatitis as I started to relax, to relate afresh to some circumstances I felt threatened by, and as I began to love myself in the new season of life I was in.
The same can come true for you!
Here is to your Joy and your Health!

Brain Exercise Good For The Soul

In today’s fast paced world as more and more pressures seem to pop up every day, it’s vital to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. Just as we intend to keep unwanted weeds from our manicured lawn, the effects of stress can cripple your brain function. A daily mental workout will chop away those stress weeds and create a more ideal environment for your mind to function. Stress causes anxiety and mood disorders, you become restless, impatient. It’s physiological effects include headaches, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Its emotional effects can decrease cognitive function causing restlessness and automatic negative talk making it harder to concentrate and perform at your best.

A daily mental workout will train the brain to focus on your goals. How do you set about trying to accomplish your goals. Do you have any goals? How did you reach your goals in the past? The human brain is made of 100 billion neurons, make full use of it to set out a course to reach your goals. It’s your best friend, a super computer ready to fulfill your commands. The wonderful thing about it is that as you hit each goal, it rewards itself by sending out more feel good neurons into your system to motivate you to set even more targets. It’s hard to reach a goal until you yourself plan it out first.

It’s important that we exercise our brain daily. We build new connections and learn new ways to solve problems, create more information and data that our brain can process. If you make it a goal to expand your brain, you may create innovative solutions to present day challenges. New learning stimulates those brain waves into action. Furthermore whenever you get stuck on a task, take a break and perform some other task and return later to see if new ideas materialized. Continue Reading ...

Natural Remedies for a Healthy Digestion

Digestion is composed of two fundamental processes – assimilation and elimination of food, which provide the body with energy and nutrients necessary for a healthy and active life. By eating healthy food, the body is provided with the necessary power which is supported by the digestive system that needs to absorb nutrients. One of the most common digestive problems is the accumulation of gasses in the intestines or abdominal bloating. A number of factors can cause it, such as stress, food intolerance, partial bowel obstruction, constipation, etc. This condition can be further worsened by consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and drugs. By consuming plants and food that reduce bloating and flatulence, you are also helping to reduce spasms in the intestines and stomach. Some natural remedies are listed here.

Ginger is one of the most popular spices in the world, with studies confirming it has a very strong healing effect for a variety of conditions, indigestion being one of them. Ginger is a digestive stimulant that enhances the secretion of gastric juices. It also helps to reduce bloating and nausea along with reducing spasms of the stomach and intestines. It can also be used as a treatment for nausea during travel, as well as for morning sickness. It can be consumed as a powder, freshly grated or in the form of tea.

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Aging Getting You Down? Tips For A Fulfilling Life

Do you long for the gorgeous skin which you had when you were young? Are you currently incapable of summoning the same energy you had before and do you feel old?

Tips To Make You Feel Younger

Always make certain you are finding the appropriate rest to your age bracket. Sleeping seven or nine hours can both relax you and also enable you to retain a healthy hormonal balance. Failing to get enough sleep could result in irritability and may put you in a poor mood. Continue Reading ...

How You Can Manage Your Anxiety And Stress

Everyone had different stress triggers. Unfortunately, many people cannot effectively deal with their stress. This post is designed to help you discover ways to deal with stress and cultivate a calmer and healthier lifestyle.

Make it a point to cut out excess stress in your lifetime. Stress can cause a variety of health issues, like stroke, cardiac arrest, depression and stomach ulcers,  among others. Adequate sleep may help reduce your stress levels and may even prevent you from developing any one of these illnesses.

If you find yourself feeling highly stressed, imagine a relaxing scene, one just for you. You may also try a variety of relaxation techniques while closing your eyesight and envisioning a peaceful scene, for instance, a spring meadow, sunlight setting over the ocean, a snow-capped mountain range, or another calming vista. Continue Reading ...

Get The Best Teeth Possible Using These Dental Ideas.

Those who are frightened of the dentist may have trouble visiting one. Luckily, many dentists understand your fears and do their utmost to successfully are comfortable always.

Tip one is to ensure that you brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. Otherwise, you may not properly clean your mouth. Make sure to have plenty of time every night and day to brush your teeth when you can so that you will don’t suffer from the plaque that’s building up.

A weak tooth enamel can cause issues with cavities. Bacteria from food debris eat into the enamel which then causes cavities. Unless you want this to occur to you, you need to view your dentist regularly to get your teeth cleaned. When you visit, the dentist may take x-rays of your mouth to ensure that there are no cavities. Continue Reading ...

Natural Remedies to Relieve an Earache

Ear infections and earaches can be extremely painful, ranging from a dull ache to a sharp, burning type of pain that can also radiate to your neck and jaw. Ear pain can cause you to lose concentration and be unable to perform your daily tasks. An ear infection is often caused by a bacteria or virus that gets into the middle ear, but can also be a result of ear wax accretion, allergies or upper respiratory issues. As there are three parts of the ear, each part can get infected, with the inner ear infection often being most painful. However, there are some natural home remedies available to help relieve an earache.

Using Garlic to Relieve an Earache

Well known for its anti-inflammatory effects, garlic is very good for reducing pain in the ear. To treat your earache, try a couple of drops of warm garlic oil, twice a day as garlic will work as a natural antibiotic. You can also use raw garlic. By inserting one garlic clove directly into the ear, it not only relieves the pain sensation but also creates a warm feeling in the area, thus allowing you to relax more quickly. Continue Reading ...

Need Help With Minerals And Vitamins?

Getting the right supplements in your daily diet can easily make a massive difference to your general health. A multivitamin can add what you need in the short term, but they are not always the best. Finding what your system needs isn’t always easy.

Do your greatest to enjoy a balanced, nutritious diet to make certain that you will get the vitamins and minerals you want. Try eating between five and seven portions amount of fresh produce daily, together with small protein portions. If you cannot accomplish this, look to supplements for that missing minerals and vitamins. Continue Reading ...