Swasthavritta - The Preventive...

The word swastha means calm or unperturbed by diseases or emotions. Vrtha means observation of rules. So swastavrtha is observation of the rules for a healthy life. Each scientific discipline has its one basic aim and ways. The science of ayurveda is one that is intended to give instructions for protecting and preserving ayu or life. But is can not be taken simply as one that give instructions for treatment alone. Generally speaking, ayurveda has two sections – swasthavrtha (regimen for a healthy life) and athuravrtha (on the studying of diseases and treatment). That is ayurveda give more stress on the importance of prevention of diseases – on prophylaxis. Swasthavrtha is the section which expounds on the necessary observance for preserving a healthy life. Athuravrtha is a section which presents remedial measures when diseases attach us. Since we are today facing with the problem of meeting with so many new diseases, the necessity of awakening the people to be conscious of their own way of life, is more. Hence the guideline of ayurveda as presented in the form of instructions …read more

Love Your Liver And Live a Lon...

When working well, your liver receives and filters 3 pints of blood a minute! A healthy liver removes these things from your bloodstream: Dead and unhealthy cells Micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and parasites Toxic environmental chemicals Cancer cells Globules of fat known as chylomicrons Filtered blood from your liver flows to the right side of your heart, ready to be pumped all over your body. Poorly filtered blood full of unhealthy fats and toxins can damage your heart and your immune system and cause you to age more rapidly. When your liver malfunctions, the consequences can range from mild symptoms of sluggish liver, to life threatening conditions. Symptoms Of Sluggish Liver Function These are many and varied. · Hormonal disturbances, menstrual problems, testicular problems, breast swelling. · Food allergies and sensitivities · Digestive problems such as burping, gas, bloating, pain. · Skin problems such as itchiness, rashes, eczema, psoriasis. · Chemical sensitivities (such as reactions to soaps, detergents, cosmetics etc) · Sleep difficulties · Eye problems ( sore, gritty eyes, vision difficulties, eye twitches) · Problems with tendons and …read more

The Three Types of Health We A...

When we hear the word health, we probably think first of our physical health… Our mental health and our financial health come second and third. But, as with all things, we should look for balance in life; and although our physical health is the most important of the three, it is good to realize that one without the other two does not make for a great life. We have to maintain all three if we are going to have the optimum existence; we must work at all three if we are to find any sort of peace in our daily lives. Our physical health is the basis to our daily ability of movement and general achievement. If we are not physically healthy, it will effect both our mental and our financial health; if we feel unwell or unable, then we are mentally challenged through each day to overcome the pain we endure and the lack of movement we battle against. Added to this, we are less likely to be on our game when it comes to earning money and we …read more

Take Back Your Life! Heal Comp...

As a compulsive overeater you’ve heard it all. “Have you tried a diet program?”, “Have you seen a nutritionist or doctor?”, “Have you seen a counselor?”, and the list goes on about the things people have said and the things we have all done to cope with compulsive overeating on a daily basis. Quite often many quit and throw their hands up in defeat that they have lost in what seems to be a never-ending battle. There are better ways to help yourself cope and here are a few of them. Compulsive Overeating does not have to be a fight, it can be a place to heal. You can acknowledge that it stands for something else, something that life is trying to tell you that you can heal. When your body is in physical or emotional pain, it is an opportunity to look, acknowledge and heal. So step one in dealing with Compulsive Overeating better is: 1. Acknowledge that the compulsion is taking the place of pain you don’t want to feel, but a pain that can, in fact, be …read more

Penis Health and Anejaculation...

Men who are interested in maintaining an active and enjoyable sex life make penis health a top priority. After all, good penis health has a direct impact on how much please a man gets from his sexual activities. But there are some conditions, such as anejaculation, which can have a serious effect on a man’s sex life even if the penis itself remains in good shape. What is anejaculation? Most men have never heard of anejaculation, which is a in some ways a good thing. It’s a fairly rare condition, which means that the majority of men won’t have to deal with it. But what is it, exactly? The word “anejaculation” means “no ejaculation,” and that describes the problem quite accurately: men with this condition are unable to ejaculate semen. The man still makes sperm, mind you, but the prostate gland and the seminal ducts can’t release the semen, often due to blockage. This doesn’t mean that they don’t get erect or react to stimulation. It also doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t have an orgasm; many men with anejaculation …read more

Addiction and Recovery - Using...

One of the most important tasks of early recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is learning to replace the chemical with health living skills. Alcohol or other drugs have served many purposes over the course of addiction. They have played many roles. They had meaningful functions in your life. To prevent relapse in recovery, you must find healthy alternatives for the chemical. Most people do not start drinking or using other mood altering drugs to numb emotional or psychological pain. They started drinking or using to have fun, enhance a good time, be a part of a social group or gathering. Once you have consumed the chemical you learn quickly that mood / mind altering drugs do exactly that. You learn that these chemicals work to relax you, give you courage, help you concentrate or focus. They make you more articulate, a better dancer, a good conversationalist, more outgoing, or a better lover-or at least you think the chemicals do that. And they do work for the purposes that you are applying them, at least temporarily. Eventually, when you …read more

Stress and Illness - The Mind-...

For a very long time, people believed that stress can make you sick. But we had no way of scientific proof. With the development and progress of biomedical science we are now able to prove that there is a definite link between the state of mind and the state of health. The bridge that connects your mind and brain with the body and its overall health is the immune system. A properly functioning immune system protects the body from illness and when the immune system is malfunctioning, we get sick. This research paper will explore the mind-body relationship and how it affects the immune system and overall health and the life coaching implications. Immune system The function of the immune system is to protect our body from infection and disease. The immune system accomplishes this by recognizing “self” from “nonself” cells. These “nonself” cells can be from the outside world (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi) or abnormal cells from within our body (cancer). These “nonself” cells are commonly called antigens. Our immune system is comprised of bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, thymus, …read more

The Path to Wellness

Wellness is an attitude of empowerment in which there is an ongoing movement toward optimal well being of mind, body, spirit, and environment and an ongoing movement toward one’s full potential. Wellness involves the holistic integration of different aspects of well being. There are 7 major dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Intellectual, Environmental, and Occupational. Emotional wellness involves learning to manage stress effectively and being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Physical Wellness emphasizes developing body awareness, eating healthy foods, developing personal responsibility for your own health care, nurturing and caring for your physical being, and engaging in physical activity. Social Wellness involves contributing to the common welfare of community. It includes creating meaningful relationships, utilizing healthy communication skills, maintaining respect toward self and others, and creating a support system. Spiritual Wellness encourages discovering a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. It involves learning to balance your inner needs with your way of being in the world. Intellectual Wellness encourages engaging in stimulating creative and mental activities, developing knowledge and skills, and discovering your potential …read more

Advice on Early Orthodontic Ev...

Parents want their children to lead a happy and healthy life. Orthodontic evaluation is recommended at an early age to help parents along the path to improving their child's health. Orthodontics practices thrive to make sure parents understand the significant role early orthodontic evaluation- and treatment, if necessary- plays in children's oral health. They also inform their patients and patients' parents about the notable dynamic between oral health and overall health. The American Association of Orthodontists encourages children to get an evaluation by their orthodontist by age 7. Being assessed at this age does not always equate to treatment being necessary. But there are some alignment issues and unhealthy oral habits that may need to be addressed this early in life. Knowing whether a child is on a monitor-only or a treatment path at a young age can result in less invasive orthodontic treatment now, rather than surgery later. There are some issues that if detected and treated while a child is still growing, we can take that child off of a surgery path. We have the fact that they …read more

How to Treat Dementia and Alzh...

“Nootropic” is a term for a supplement that is ingested primarily for its effects on the brain. Nootropics is a Greek word meaning ‘Towards the Mind’. Nootropics are an emerging class of drugs that are designed to enhance cognitive function. Many of the cognition-enhancing “supplements” on the market make all the usual claims about “natural” enhancement – meanwhile they predictably contain just vitamins, herbs which have not been shown effective, perhaps nootropics, and often a stimulant, like caffeine. The only drug in the mix which is likely to have a noticeable effect by the user is the stimulant. The concept behind nootropics is to target some metabolic or nutritional aspect of brain function, especially a function involved with memory or attention, and then to provide a nutritional precursor to that metabolic pathway, or a drug that enhances the activity of a neurotransmitter, enzyme, or other metabolic factor. It is true and likely relevant that the brain is a very metabolically hungry organ. Optimal brain function depends upon most metabolic and physiological parameters functioning well. For this reason the brain is …read more

Why Use Socratic Seminars in Y...

What is a Socratic seminar? A Socratic seminar is a formal discussion based on a topic where the leader asks open-ended questions. Throughout the Socratic seminar students will listen closely to the comments of others, think critically, and articulate their own thoughts and their responses to the thoughts of their peers. Students will learn to work cooperatively and ask questions intelligently and civilly. The Socratic seminar allows students to apply practical methods of a topic being discussed and enables the students to view certain points from several different perspectives. Throughout the discussion the teacher should minimally intervene, and when doing so it should be to lead the students to a specific topic or ask an additional open-ended question about a topic already being discussed. Giving the students the freedom to participate in a Socratic discussion will increase student involvement and student learning. A Socratic discussion can be utilized in any subject including history, language arts, sociology, etc. but I would like to discuss the use of a Socratic discussion in a health education class. Incorporating a Socratic seminar in your …read more

Health Benefits of Motorcycle ...

Motorcycle enthusiasts will tell you, the thrill and adrenaline rush you get when riding a motor bike down the road is amazing. The exhilarating feeling will get you out of any low points in your life, as least momentarily. Whether you just have time to go for a quick run, or actually plan a road trip with your buddies, there's no comparison. Some people love the sound and feel of a powerful engine's vibration as they ride down the road. Driving a car just does not give the same thrill it seems. With this said, even though there is great risk involved in riding a motorcycle, can it actually improve your health and general well being? Read on to find out! Some people will swear that motorcycle riding promotes healthy brain development. Furthermore, some people in their 50's and 60's credit their love for bike riding and other activities with their bike for helping them keep their brains functioning at a peak level. Riding a motorcycle pushes you to stay alert at all times and to multi-task. This helps people …read more

'Daoist Health Preservation Ex...

Chinese anti-aging and longevity expert Bian Zhizhong looks to natural treatments to restore youthfulness and prolong healthy life in ‘Daoist Health Preservation Exercises’ (1996) from China Today Press. He explains why these are more effective than traditional Western methods before setting out in easy-to-understand detail, practical methods and routines with supplementary drawn illustrations for those interested to follow as part of a relatively short text (144 pp) but one jam-packed with sound practical advice. Never judge a book by its cover,’ they say. However in this case the aforementioned, showing two Cranes walking to and fro with outstretched necks, should not be ignored. The Crane, a Chinese Longevity symbol, has good habits that help make it long-lived, These include Qigong practice. Safe in their mountainous, forested retreats Cranes walk to and fro with necks outstretched calling out ‘He’ forcibly exhaling stale air after a long day’s flying and feeding many miles away– thus the Crane’s is ‘He’ in Chinese. They are also associated, via 5 Elements Theory, with Water and the kidneys, hence the association between the latter and good …read more

Crested Gecko Health: Keeping ...

Crested gecko health: Keeping your crested gecko fit and health Crested geckos are some of the easiest reptiles to keep as pets, providing that a few very simple rules are followed. Crested geckos require a nutrient and calcium rich balanced diet, in order for them to grow properly and live a long and healthy life. They also require a temperature gradient in order for them to thermo-regulate and better digest the nutrients in their food. They also require plenty of space to move around, and being arboreal tree dwellers they also require a lot of climbing branches / perches. The most common health problems that occur in cresties in captivity are usually a result of one of the above not being offered, or not being offered to the correct standard. Below you will find an insight into the most common of these problems and ways to ensure that they are prevented. MBD: Metabolic Bone Disease in crested geckos: Metabolic bone disease in geckos is most often caused due to a lack of the correct nutrients being provided in their diets. …read more

Health and Spirituality

The special group of the WHO Executive Board for the review of the Constitution proposed that the preamble be modified to read (World Health Organization (1997) Review of the Constitution …, EB 10 1/7, p.2) "Health is a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" In January 1998, the Executive Board endorsed this proposal of the Special Group and adopted resolution EB 10 1.R2 recommending the World Health Assembly to modify the preamble of the Constitution accordingly (World Health Organization (1998) Executive Board 101st Session, Resolutions and Decisions , EB101.1998 / REC / l, p.52-53) In 2005, the Bangkok Charter for the Health Promotion in a Globalized World endorses a "positive and inclusive concept of health as a determinant of the quality of life and encompassing mental and spiritual well-being." From the earliest definition of WHO – "Health is the absence of an illness", we have come a long way. And this is certainly on time because after a long run for science and discovery, the world is …read more

Life Insurance Quotes?

We’ve all seen and heard the ridiculously low-priced rates for term life insurance. They’re not fake numbers but the reality is very few people actually qualify for the rates offered. The cost of life insurance is determined by two primary factors: Health and age, in that order. Pre-screening Requirements However, prior to a company considering insuring someone certain criteria needs to be met. There may be some variations and/or exceptions but most often the person: Must not be incarcerated; must not be in a hospital, especially on their death-bed; must not be on active duty in the military; must not be over age 85. Evaluation Process A person’s health is thoroughly evaluated by one or more underwriters. The evaluation usually includes a complete medical history and medications, occupation, recreational habits (skydiving is not usually considered healthy recreation), use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, height and weight, and possibly more depending on which company is evaluating. After that, a person’s age is factored in relative to the health evaluation. The underwriters have a chart that an actuary has determined how long …read more

Weight Loss Tips

We live in a nation of growing obesity. Statistics indicate that obesity has doubled since 1980. A 2008 report showed that 1.5 billion adults were clinically obese and over 45 million children were obese. There are complications connected to being obese. Approximately 3 million people die yearly from disease brought on or made worse from obesity. These diseases include diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Practice Prevention: There are many things you can do to control your weight and prevent obesity. It is fundamentally a shift in how you think. You must realize that you have a great deal of power over your own health. Consider the fact that you in part, can control how you age and how you can maintain good health throughout your lifetime. Of course disease can occur to any of us. However you can greatly reduce your risks with a healthy lifestyle. Physical Activity: Exercise is a very important part of any healthy lifestyle. Exercise will strengthen your body and you will begin to build muscle. Your metabolism will increase because muscle has a higher metabolic …read more

Sleep Peacefully by Eating Rig...

Evey morning that you wake up tired after a proper six to eight-hour sleep can most likely be attributed to difficulty breathing while you were asleep. Most people do not realize this ailment. This is a serious ailment because this directly affects your breathing patterns. Let's quickly review some of the most popularly know causes for this condition: Deviated Nasal Septum – This is apparently a very common condition amongst almost half the population. The bridge of the nose is tilted slightly to one side of the nose, which causes difficulty in breathing from the nostril on the affected side. Most people live with this for years without feeling the effects. This is more common in people who play aggressive sports like football. soccer etc. Obesity – Being overweight or obese bring with it a whole set of problems. It is only natural that people suffering from obesity have difficulty breathing even during normal activities, let alone while being asleep. A deviated septum on its own does not cause as many problems as the body may be healthy otherwise. However, …read more

29 Tips To Stay Young And Heal...

1.Eat Super Food If you want to keep young and healthy, then the advice from researchers are: Eat Super Food! Super Food is food you make from fresh ingredients; berries, fruit and vegetables, salmon and other fat fish, bird and game, nuts, red wine and green tea. 2.Give your lungs a challenge Frequent exercise increases lung capacity with up to 25 per cent. 3.Put the cigarette out If you smoke: put it out now! 4.Become aware of your breath Breathe with your stomach – ideally is 12-14 deep breaths per minute. 5.Keep your weight It is a burden for your joints to carry too many kilos 6.Eat breakfast A good and fibre healthy breakfast. 7.Build up musculature A study of men between 60-72 years show that they have doubled the muscle strength by frequent exercise in 12 weeks. 8.Enjoy your sex life Scottish researchers have proved that regular sex – three to four times a week – releases substances from your brain which slows down aging. 9.Check your posture You can better our posture through exercise as yoga or Pilates. …read more

What Is The Most Important Mac...

What do you consider the most important machine in your life — Car? Computer? Cell Phone? Television? Something Else? On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is it to you? Why? What are all of the reasons that make it a 10 in your life? If you believe that the car belongs at the top of your list, how much time and money do you spend taking care of it? Do you use any old fuel, consider checkups a waste of time, ignore the car wash, etc.? You probably have your own special rules for whatever machine you chose. Next question, do you treat and care for your own body with the same amount of effort? For instance: What quality of fuel (food)do you give it? Do you give it an adequate supply of water? Do you skip the boring routines like annual checkups because there are other things you would rather do? Do you keep doing what you have always done (too many calories with no exercise) and expect to get different results? Do you expect the …read more