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Relaxing and Regeneration Centre

Making time to relax seems somehow hard nowadays. We almost must force ourselves or plan it as it was another appointment in our daily planer. There is a reason why so many people suffer from a lack of sleep, burn-outs, depression and a bad immune system. We have certainly forgot how to relax and recover from situations that have put us back in life. It is therefore important to think of a personal way how to thoroughly relax, without staring at the phone or checking E-mails.

When being a kid, all we needed to forget about school and a bad grade, was going outside to play with friends, laugh, forget the time and feel pure happiness. We didn't focus on several things at the same time and didn't worry so much about everyone and everything. Sometimes we even wish to be a child again!

This has of course become more complicated now that we are adults and can't just go on the playground to get our thoughts off the stress. We have to somehow figure out our own personal playground. …

Are You Experiencing Painful Cramps During Periods?

Severe menstrual pain (Dysmenorrhea) usually occurs before the onset of your menstrual cycle. This pain is observed in the lower abdomen or lower back which can range from mild to severe. Dysmenorrhea can happen at either stage: beginning of the periods (Primary Dysmenorrhea) or after 1-2 years of women having periods (Secondary Dysmenorrhea).

I feel high pressure in the abdomen before periods. Is it due to cramps?

Yes, having pressure in the abdomen is a symptom of menstrual cramps. Other possible indications of menstrual cramps are as follows:
� Severe abdominal pain

� Pain in hips, inner thighs and lower back

� Nausea due to improper digestion

� Loose stools

Why am I having so much pain during my periods?

Menstrual pain basically occurs due to contractions in the uterus. When the uterus contracts strongly, it builds pressure on the blood vessels resulting in loss of oxygen supply leading to pain.

I have secondary Dysmenorrhea. Why does it happen?

Since you are secondary dysmenorrhea, it is i…

How To Combat Absurd Thoughts And Become A Genius

I had the privilege to be able to seriously study Carl Jung's method of dream interpretation and a big advantage because I was an excellent student. I verified that his method was the only one that was helping me understand my psychological problems, after studying Freud's method of dream interpretation, Erich Fromm's method, Pearl's method, and many other methods.

I could continue Jung's complicated and dangerous research because I obeyed the guidance I had in my dreams after recognizing that the unconscious mind that produces our dreams was wise. I could perceive the sanctity of the unconscious mind.

So, the therapeutical treatment I found helped me recover my religiosity. I was basically an atheist who admitted the possibility of God's existence, but didn't have any faith. When I verified the unconscious sanctity in my dreams and in the codes I found in Xavier's book and were related to the dream messages, I realized that I was talking with a holy spir…

5 Tips to Avoid Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs usually help heal an ailment or relieve pain. However, to make sure that the prescribed medicine works effectively and not ruins the health of the patient, it is important to take it in accord with a doctor's prescription. Misuse of such drugs can be harmful to a patient. An overdose of these drugs can even prove fatal.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among those who died from prescription opioid overdose between 1999 and 2014, the rates were highest among people aged 25 to 54 years.

As such, prescription drug overdose is never intentional as many of the medicines such as pain relievers, cough syrups, etc., come with measuring tools like spoons, cups, syringes, etc., to ensure a proper dose. However, the probability of overdose is highest in cases where a person is addicted to prescription drugs. Apart from this, there could be a situation when a person succumbs to an accidental overdose.

Nev…

Exercise and Workouts - Do You Overlook Calf Training?

When you hit the gym to do your resistance training program, which muscle groups hold your focus? If you are like many, chances are your calves get left out of the mix. Many people either overlook their calves: not thinking about them in their workout session or they just bypass them because they are too tired and have other areas to work on.

Your calf muscles support you through each and every step you take, so they are always working. The stronger they are, the less likely you will be to suffer fatigue as you are walking around doing your daily tasks and the more balance and agility you will have.

If you participate in any sports or recreational activities, chances are your calf muscles are playing a vital role in keeping your body upright and moving in the direction you want to go. This said, how can you make the most of your calf training? What needs to be in place to optimize your results?

Let's look at a few key points to keep in mind about calf workouts...

1. Seated And Standin…

The Upside Of Herpes - When One Infection Protects Against Another

"Every cloud has a silver lining" - that's what people sometimes say. But they are not thinking about HSV at the time. HSV or Herpes Simplex Virus could be unpleasant, yet the viruses that set it off and other related diseases may have a benefit. At least in mice, they provide bacterial resistance against diseases like the bubonic plague.

Herpes is just one of several itchy, blistering infections, caused by the virus group aptly named as herpes viruses. Eight members of the virus group infect humans and result in various illnesses including chickenpox, shingles, glandular fever, and, indeed, herpes itself.

Nearly everybody contracts one of these viruses during their childhood. But the virus group will stay in the body permanently; not just for the holidays. After your immune system combats the primary infection, the virus goes into an inactive phase called "latency." It stays hidden, showing no apparent symptoms. But it is likely to reactivate at any time.

In thi…

Best Anti-Aging Treatment Via Injection, See Results

Remember, it's not only to get rid all the wrinkles or creases in your face but to give you a healthy and graceful presence. With twenty-two FDA-approved fillers, it might be intimidating to pick the one that will be right for your specific aging concern.

Here is some information about the fillers and what aging issues each will target.

Why using fillers and the different types?

Rejuvenate your face and restore volume.

Enhance shape in different areas.

Plump out those wrinkles.

Collagen

Collagen is a protein that plays a key role to support the structure of your skin. Although collagen fillers were one of the first types available, their effect fades the fastest. Results will only last for 3 - 4 months, making this treatment less popular compared to your newer and longer-lasting choices that are now available on the market.

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

HA naturally occurs in your body. It plumps the skin if it binds with water. With age, our bodies retain less water and HA occurs less naturally. T…

Is Your Snoring Really a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

There are two different types of sleep apnea.

The most common are called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is caused by the soft tissues in the throat collapsing inwards as the muscles relax during sleep, blocking the airway. When this occurs, sufferers can stop breathing for several seconds until the body prompts them to restart. When breathing starts again, it's usually accompanied by a loud gasp or snort.

Central sleep apnea is quite different as the airway isn't blocked. It is due instead to the brain failing to tell the muscles to breathe and is caused by instability in the respiratory system.

Who Is More Likely to Develop it?
It can affect anyone; it can even develop in children. However, there are a number of risk factors for developing this condition. These include being male, overweight, and being over the age of 40.

Men with a neck size in excess of 17 inches and women with a neck size in excess of 16 inches are at greater risk of developing sleep apnea.

If you have a sm…

Quick Guide for Buying Used Roll Off Trucks

Roll Off trucks and containers are necessary for transporting waste and materials from one place to another, and here are some excellent options in the market for various needs. One of the primary considerations is the choice of used and new roll off trucks. If you are short on budget and need to get the work done without a massive initial investment, used roll off trucks are very handy. Also, for the same price, you can afford to get a better model, which is a significant advantage. For many businesses, the use of a roll off truck is limited, and therefore, buying second hand models is always a better idea, at least financially.

So, what does it take to buy a used roll off trucks? We have some quick tips right below to help you.

Start Right

When you are looking for used models, it is wise to check for the tell-tale signs. Usually, roll off trucks are prone to extreme wear and tear, and there can be significant signs of vehicle abuse. These signs include poor maintenance, frequent over…

Are Your Adrenal Glands in Trouble?

Are Your Adrenal Glands in Good Shape?

First, a little background. Our two adrenal glands, part of the ultra-connected endocrine system, sit atop our two kidneys, looking a bit like floppy berets. While they don't look significant, they play a huge role in health. As in HUGE.

Very few doctors understand the adrenals and how they work. And, unless you're at death's door, adrenal blood tests are pointless. The medicos lack of knowledge means their adrenal treatments don't help--and may do harm.

My adrenals haven't done their duty since a drunk driver crashed into my parents' car when I was a baby. So I've had a lifetime of opportunity to learn how the adrenals work and what to do when they don't work.

The last time I went to an endocrinologist, I had to explain to her how adrenals function and why the blood test doesn't work. After she checked to see if I was correct, she got all excited and hoped I'd become a regular patient so she could learn more.

W…

How To Keep Your Spine Happy And Healthy

There are several things you can try in order to help your spine as healthy as possible as well as reduce complications from your back condition.

Tips For Keeping Your Spine Healthy
Rest your spine while sleeping - Once you are lying down, all the structures in your spine that worked all day can finally relax and rejuvenate. It is very important for you to use pillows and mattress to let your spine rest in a comfortable and supported way. Your choice of pillow and mattress is often based on personal preference, your specific neck or back problem, or your preferred sleep positions.

Find time to exercise your core in order to strengthen your back muscles and abs - Your core muscles (abdominal and lower back muscles) must be strong and supple to support your spine. It must be capable of taking the pressure off your lower back. Be reminded that most of the core muscles are rarely used on a daily basis. Hence, they must be toned via targeted exercises. These exercises are very simple and can …

Why I Cannot Tell You About My Mental Illness

Dear friend, thank you for your interest, but I cannot share with you, for I fear you won't understand. You can't possibly understand. And even if you would understand, me thinking you don't or can't won't help me open up to you, nor does it ever help when I think you could be judging me without letting on.

You probably won't understand that thinking, but there you go; you don't understand. Even if you did understand, I couldn't understand why you would, and I would struggle to believe you.

So you see, we have a real problem if you genuinely want me to or have an expectation that I share. And please don't pressure me. Force makes me freeze, and I may never open up to you, if there was a chance I could, or, ever again.

You might think you're able to help - if only I did share. As it is, in my present state, I cannot see how you could help, and even if I could see, and you were able to help, I would struggle to allow you to help me.

Please understand.

Magnesium - An Unexplored Method to Treat Depression

In today's times when stress has become a second habit, a large number of people are wrestling with the problem of depression. Despite the fact that it is so common, the condition is not so well understood and any kind of sadness is merely perceived to be a case of mood swings. One can understand the magnitude of the problem with the fact that about 16.1 million American adults above the age of 18 years reportedly dealt with at least one major depressive episode in 2014, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), depression is defined as "a period of two weeks or longer during which there is either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure, and at least four other symptoms that reflect a change in functioning, such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration and self-image."

Though medications and incorporating certain lifestyle changes can help one in fighting depression, the…

Gardening Makes You Happy

Dirt Microbes Increase Serotonin

A certain healthy bacteria found in soil, Mycobacterium Vaccae, has been found to release serotonin levels in the human brain. The neurotransmitter Serotonin regulates mood, improves the immune system, memory, and social behavior. Depression, anxiety, bipolar and obsessive/compulsive disorders have all been linked to low serotonin levels. So, basically, getting your hands in the dirt can stimulate the production of serotonin in the brain, which in turn makes you happy and healthier.

The happy microbes can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin while gardening. It is also possible for the bacteria to enter the bloodstream through a cut or scrape. Studies show that the health benefits may be felt for up to 3 weeks after contact and can work as well as anti-depressant drugs.

The Mycobacterium is also being studied for its positive impact on ailments such as Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic pain. Cognitive functions have also been shown…

How to Counter Flat Feet

Flat feet. It's something you may hear mentioned, but do you know a lot about it? It is a very common to have issues dealing with your arch, but how do you know if it affect you?

Let's find out if you have flat feet first:

1. Get your feet wet.

2. Stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, such as on a concrete walkway.

3. Step away and look at the prints. If you see complete imprints of the bottom of your feet on the surface, then you're likely to have flat feet.

Seems silly but it works! This is the less precise way to test it. Doctor offices have more tool, but this can be a great starting place.

Most people are born flat-footed and they have no problem concerning their feet or any joints related to their feet. Others may have a stretched or torn tendon, nerve problems, or possibly a broken or dislocated bone causing them to become flat-footed. While some women become temporary flat-footed from pregnancy, one of the many joys gained from childbirth.

If you were bo…

5 Tips for Fathers Whose Kids Abuse Substances

The biggest fear for any parent is to find out that his or her child is abusing substances. Unfortunately, the world over such cases are on the rise. What worsens the situation is that often such children or young adults end up leading a double life, which makes it difficult for people around to help them.

An adolescent might be abusing addictive substances when in school or with friends while leading a sober life at home. As a result, parents often never find out about his or her addiction. In addition, sometimes changes in the behavior of an adolescent are confused with hormonal changes, normal in this age group, further camouflaging the problem.

Both parents are equally important for a child's upbringing and well-being. However, these days even single parent families are increasing. Therefore, it is important for a father, as much as a mother is, to be aware of the symptoms of substance abuse in his child and to keep a check on it. Whenever any such signs are noticed such as a la…

5 Myths Debunked About Mental Illness

With the increasing focus on mental health issues across the world, various studies are being conducted to better understand the problem and to come up with appropriate treatment measures. Some of these studies have revealed that a significant percentage of the United States population suffers from severe mental health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately one in five American adult experiences mental illness in any given year.

Despite the fact that a large population in the U.S. suffers from mental illnesses, there is still a lot of stigmas attached to mental disorders. In fact, there are several myths that continue to be prevalent in the society regarding such disorders. However, not only are most of these myths absurd and false but many are contradictory.

In the current article, some of these common myths have been debunked using facts to help the readers in enhancing their knowledge about mental illness so that they can assist people livi…

What Ails the US Military

Mental health problems are not new to the U.S. military. Many war veterans in the past have reportedly suffered from a mental illness while serving the country. Unfortunately, some are still struggling with symptoms of various mental disorders.

When Robert Koger, former training administrator for the U.S. Air Force and well-known author, said, "The brave men and women, who serve their country and as a result, live constantly with the war inside them, exist in a world of chaos," he aptly described the state of mental and behavioral health in the U.S. military. According to the 2014 study published in the JAMA Psychiatry, "nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition," and the situation is most likely to worsen if left unaddressed. Moreover, the stigma that soldiers encounter while seeking mental health treatment has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of veterans grappling with untreated mental illnesses and depression-related sui…

Long Term Care

What is Long Term Care?
Long term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person's health or personal needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.

Most Long Term Care is Provided at Home
Long term care is provided in different places by different caregivers, depending on a person's needs. Most care is provided at home by unpaid family members and friends. It can also be given in a facility such as an assisted living facility, nursing home or in the community, for example, in an adult day care center.

The most common type of care is personal care help with everyday activities, also called "Activities of Daily Living." These activities include Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Toileting, Meal Planning & Preparation, and moving around, for example, getting out of bed and into a chair. These are services provided by in-home p…

Paleo Hacks Cookbook Recipes

Paleo hacks cookbook recipes are easy to make and are very affordable for even the most frugal person in the kitchen. The easy paleo recipes can be spread out throughout your work week without weighing you down. It's helped a large amount of people who are healthy conspicuous or are on strict diets.

The Paleo diet which is better known as "The Caveman Diet" is one of the top healthiest and effortless diets ones can be on today. You will eat, you will get your nutrition, that is your daily essential vitamins and minerals.

The hacker's favorite diet is one way to put it. Also it is probably the only planned diet that can make you feel energetic, strong and that works overall. In other words, it is works with "one's genetics". The basic rules is that if a caveman could not eat it, then you cannot either. This includes a list of thinks: Figs, nuts, regional vegetables, meats, leafy green and seeds.

The lifestyle of the Paleo diet:
In order to re-boost your vita…

Air Pollution - A Big Contributor to Dementia

Dr Elissa Wilker, a researcher in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, said: Our findings suggest that air pollution is associated with insidious effects on structural brain ageing, even in those, who are free from dementia and stroke."

The study found that those living near major roads suffered cerebral shrinkage, brain ageing, thereby increasing their dementia risk.

The study, published in the journal Stroke, found that small increases in air pollution were sufficient to increase the risks. The participants also had a 46 per cent higher risk of silent strokes. We know that silent strokes increase the risk of overt strokes and of developing dementia.

Now a study from Canada has shown a correlation between dementia and exposure to heavy automobile traffic. The study examined the medical records of 6.5 million Ontario residents aged 20 to 85. The researchers looked at the occurrence of three major neurological disorders - dementia, Pa…

Improving Your Vision With Vitamin A

One of the factors responsible for improving vision naturally is taking the right vitamins to increase vision health. Some vitamin supplements such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin play a role in reducing the risks for the age related vision disease Macular Degeneration. Vitamin supplementation becomes critical when we are suffering from nutritional vision deficiencies. For example, a deficiency in Vitamin A causes night blindness. Therefore, we need to feed our visual system with the right vitamins so that it functions efficiently thereby enabling us to increase our eye health.

An important vitamin that protects eye health is Vitamin A. Therefore, here is the nutritional role that Vitamin A plays in improving and protecting our eye health:
Vitamin A comes from a family of antioxidants that increase vision health. Additionally, they provide benefits such as building strong bones and improving immunity. For this reason, vitamin A has an immune system boosting benefit in terms of protecting our e…

Improving Vision Health With Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a major antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. It is also called Ascorbic acid. This vision supporting nutrient has the ability to boost the body's immune system against harmful free radical agents in the body that harm healthy cells. This nutrient also plays a major role in improving and protecting eye health. Therefore, here are a series of vision health benefits of vitamin C for better eyesight:

Reduces Risks For Cataracts: Vitamin C is a nutrient which is common to every cell in the body. The eye lens in particular consists of a larger amount of vitamin C than other parts of the body, therefore, this vision nutrient is critical to the maintenance of healthier eyesight. A deficiency in this nutrient can cause the development of cataracts. This nutrient has been shown to reduce the risks for the development of cataracts. For example, a scientific research study demonstrated that women who took vitamin C consistently for a period of 10 years actually experienced …