Archive for March, 2010

Allergy to milk and gluten

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Allergy is a disorder where the body reacts abnormally to one or more substances. These substances can affect the body through the respiratory tract through the skin or through the gut (food allergy).

Dairy products are one of the biggest sources of allergies. It is estimated that 2-3% of children develop true milk allergy during the early years of life. Symptoms are mainly diarrhea, eczema or asthma. The symptoms usually disappear when children grow older.

In addition, a much larger group suffering from intolerance. Intolerance often occurs as a kind of hidden allergies. The effects do not result necessarily in immediate symptoms, but seems increasingly reflected in insidious symptoms such as fatigue, recurrent infections of the ears, nose or throat, depression, hyperactivity or irritability. Intolerant does not enjoy the great recognition of the established medical world, primarily because the disease, in contrast to most forms of allergy can not be detected in blood samples.

Experiences among alternative practitioners and physicians shows that up to 75% of the symptoms disappear if the milk products discharged from the diet. Many people do not tolerate milk products. These include Inuit, Indians, Asians, Africans and people from the Middle East. They do not have the enzyme in the intestine, which splits lactose (see more about lactose below). (more…)

Four basic approaches to Meditation

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

The four basic approaches to meditation are Mindfulness, Mantra, Visualization and Analysis. There is not a form of meditation that are better than others.

Mindfulness
When you focus your consciousness on your changing sensory experiences from moment to moment carries you mindfulness meditation.

mindfulness meditation

mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness is developed in Buddhist monasteries. It is usually based on conscious awareness of breathing. When meditation becomes more advanced, extended meditation the whole range of senses – both external and internal – to hear, smell, taste, feel and see. Recent studies indicate that regular mindfulness meditation makes people happier and strengthens the immune system. (more…)

The acid-base balance

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Remember that most chemical reactions are conditioned by the pH of the medium in which the reaction takes place. Also, the majority of chemical reactions, enzymes, proteins in the body can not take place in conditions of very precise acidity necessary to maintain homeostasis.

I – Recalls:
An atom consists of a nucleus made of protons and neutrons, around which one or more electrons distributed in layers, themselves divisible into even smaller particles. Protons have a positive charge, neutrons are electrically neutral. The electrons themselves have an electrical charge opposite to that of the proton. Thus, an atom has a neutral electrical charge, with the same number of protons and electrons. The iron atom has 26 each, mercury, 80, while hydrogen, 1. The sub-components are identical, it is their number that gives them special properties. Most chemists of you will remember the periodic table of elements of DI Mendeleev.

Some elements have the ability to lose or gain electrons easily, and to relate their electrons of the outer layer. This gives respectively molecules and ions. These are the latest interest here, especially the ions from the hydrogen atom.

The first element is specificity of losing its single electron easily. Do not remain then only the positively charged proton, is denoted H +. It is the concentration of H + in a fluid which determines its acidity. (more…)

The physical laws of gas

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

To properly absorb and understand the physiological processes involved in breathing, incorporating a simple, different physical laws governing the gas. This is a reminder level terminal S.

I – Ideal Gas Law
Gases are compressible, and expand at an elevated temperature. This law, called the ideal gas law, relates the pressure P, volume V and temperature T of a gas in the following formula:

PV = nRT where

  • n represents the number of molecules per gram of gas,
  • R is the gas constant
  • T is expressed in absolute temperature (T c 273 °)

Note that under physiological conditions “normal” correspond to 1 atmosphere is 760mmHg at 0 ° c (more…)

Breast Augmentation

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Surgical procedure used to improve the size and shape of the breasts of women. It is performed by the following factors:

  • A congenital lack of development that produces a lack of volume or a glandular imbalance with other body measurements.
  • Correct a reduction in size after breastfeeding.
  • Correct asymmetries.
  • Reconstruction technique.

This procedure involves placing an implant behind the pectoral muscle through a small incision. Thus, the implant is separated from the mammary gland and not interfering with breastfeeding or with radiographic examinations, such as mammography. (more…)

Goiters and nodules

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

1 – goiters:
Definition:
Diffuse increase in the volume of the thyroid gland that is not cancer or thyroiditis, which is not accompanied by disturbance of thyroid function.
Mechanisms:

  • Inability of the thyroid gland to provide the amount of hormone needed to require the agency at some point.
  • The decrease in hormone levels will lead to hyper-secretion of TSH, which will cause an enlargement of the gland.

Causes:

  • Iodine deficiency
  • Partial deficiency in thyroid hormones
  • Using drugs that block the conversion of iodine (eg lithium) or certain foods (cabbage, rape)

Epidemiology:

  • More common in women
  • Depending on their frequency in a given population, it is called endemic goiter and sporadic.
  • Endemic goiters occur in certain regions of the world generally have a deficiency in iodine (eg mountainous regions)

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Home remedies for herbal ear problems

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

As with eyes, serious infections of the inner ear should be referred to a specialist. Alternative therapies can be very useful for the problems caused by infection of the outer ear and excessive catarrh. Glue ear, a condition that commonly affects children, is discussed.

Earache

Earache is a sharp pain and fever caused by infection of the outer or middle ear.

Earache

Earache

Treatment
Herbal medicine for immediate relief, carefully apply to ears everywhere
drops of essential oil of St. John’s wort, almond, garlic, or mullein and hold a warm hot water bottle wrapped in a towel to the ear.
Consult a qualified practitioner / therapist for:
Homeopathy Belladonna is sometimes prescribed for acute throbbing. (more…)

Surgery for metastases

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Surgery may be used to ablate a metastasis.
A metastasis is a secondary tumor that develops in another body from cancerous cells from the primary tumor that have spread.
This means that these cells have spread elsewhere in the body, usually through the bloodstream and to a lesser extent through the lymphatic system. Also known as secondary location.
All primary cancers do not metastasize in the same areas of the body.
For example, breast cancers tend to produce metastases in the liver, lungs, bones or brain.
Cancers of the prostate metastasize most often in bones, liver or lungs.
In the natural history of cancer, metastases can be identified at three different times:

  • one or metastases may be discovered before the primary tumor and reveal the presence of cancer
  • one or metastases may be discovered during the diagnosis and assessment of the primary tumor,
  • (more…)

How to build muscles

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

If you are looking for information on how to build muscles then one of the best advice you ever get is focusing its efforts on compound exercises. Compound exercises are movements that use more than one joint. For example, the bench press is a complex exercise because both the shoulder and elbow movement. A bicep curl on the other hand, is a complex exercise as it only moves the elbow.
Compound exercises allow the use of heavy weights. Due to these factors the use of compound exercises in your training building muscle allows fast and efficient.
If your goal is to build muscle as fast as possible, recommend basing its program on compound exercises. Some good places to start are the squat, dead weight, chin-ups, and bench presses. With these 4 exercises only have stimulated most of the muscles in the body. (more…)

All you need to know about dental implants

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Missing a tooth or two is a fairly common situation for most people, especially as age. For some people the loss of a tooth decay wine, but for many others the loss of came from an accident. Many people who have lost teeth are embarrassed by the gap in their teeth and affects their self esteem.

dental implants
Other people are embarrassed by the way their discourse changed after the loss of their teeth. Fortunately, now there is a wonderful alternative to dental and partials to replace missing teeth – dental implants. You can also work in this field as a nurse assistant attending CNA training classes.

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are anchored in place of an artificial tooth root with the jawbone. (more…)

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