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The body's immune system is our first line of defense against attacks from germs, bacteria, and viral agents like the flu. The immune system detects these harmful invaders and begins the process of isolating and destroying them. But the immune system only works if it has the fuel that it needs.

Your Body Wants To Fight The Flu

Your Body Wants To Fight The FluThe body's immune system is our first line of defense against attacks from germs, bacteria, and viral agents like the flu. The immune system detects these harmful invaders and begins the process of isolating and destroying them. But the immune system only works if it has the fuel that it needs.You see, the immune system is called a "system" because it is comprised of various organs and sub systems that work together in harmony. The major parts of the immune system include:ThymusSpleenLymph systemBone marrowWhite blood cellsAntibodiesComplement system (30 specific proteins which circulate in our blood plasma).HormonesEach part of the immune system depends upon proper nutrition in order to be able to function at peak efficiency. If even one component of the immune system under-performs, the entire system is at risk of failing. A failed immune system leaves the body with no protection from any type of attack. That's why HIV and AIDS are such devastating diseases.Unfortunately, most people have diets that fail to provide even the minimum nutritional levels that our immune systems requires to do its work. And that's one of the major reasons why this flu season may be the worst one ever. Citizens of developed countries are eating diets that are high in saturated fats and sugars and low in vitamins and minerals. Many citizens of underdeveloped nations are suffering from malnutrition and even starvation. Whether the immune system is affected by too much of the wrong food, or not enough of any food is not what's important right now. What is important is that most people's immune systems are ill prepared to ward off this latest flu menace.But you don't have to let your immune system fail you when you need it the most. You have options.You can give your body's immune system exactly what it needs to operate a peak efficiency, and you can do it without having to eat a variety of special foods or ingesting handfuls of vitamins and minerals. All you need to do is Winterize your body by taking just one capsule per day.

Acne Natural Cure

Acne Natural Cure

At occurrence on a skin of eels it is necessary to use cautiously cosmetics since to rub in a skin of some creams and ointments can promote disease development.Eels it is possible to squeeze out periodically. For this purpose it is necessary to steam out a skin preliminary. In saucepan to pour boiled water and to throw a grass handful (milfoil, camomile, kalendula, mint) to incline the person over saucepan and to cover a head with a towel. To sit minutes 7-10. Hands and the person before procedure are necessary for processing carefully - a dirt from under nails to clean, wash up hands with soap and to process a skin of hands and the person spirit or cologne. If it not to make - on a place of the squeezed out eel there can be a furuncle that is much more unpleasant. After the skin will steam out, eels it is possible to squeeze out cautiously.Treatment acneTreatment acne should be complex to what are applied both internal, and external means.It is useful to accept inside from two to four teaspoons brewing yeasts every morning before meal.One of the best means of treatment acne, pustulous diseases - tincture from petals of a white lily. Fresh petals to combine in a bottle and to fill in with vodka or the dissolved spirit. Every evening to wipe this infusion the person.It is possible to apply the juice of leaves of the aloe. Leaves to wash boiled water, to dry and 10 days to lay in a dark cool place, then to crush and wring out juice. This juice wipe a skin. It is possible also mixture from leaves to fill in with cold boiled water, taking on 1 part of the crushed leaves of 5 parts of water to insist this mix, within an hour, then to boil it 2-3 minutes to filter and apply to lotionsHelp to get rid of spots and eels of a lotion and compresses from broth of birch kidneys. A table spoon of birch kidneys to fill in with a glass of abrupt boiled water and to boil 10-20 minutes. To allow to be insisted and filter. It is possible to make kidneys as tea, to insist and drink.It is possible to use and birch leaves. Drink tea all year long and will be rewarded by health. A table spoon with a hill on a 0,5-litre thermos to insist 20-30 minutes, drink instead of tea and water. Leaves can be made in a teapot or a coffee pot, but in a thermos all the same it is better. It is possible to rinse infusion hair.Fresh juice of the plantain big to wipe a skin, to add in masks.2 table spoons small cut root of the primrose spring on a glass of boiling water. To insist 1 hour. To filter. To wipe a skin.1 table spoon the flowers of the pith of the black to fill in with a boiled water glass, to do poultices. It is possible to drink infusion on a half-glass 3 times a day for blood clarificationFrom leaves,flowers bird-cherry it is possible to use broth for washings by Broth from a bark, kidneys, needle of the pine tree to wash the face. To use for baths2 table spoons grass of the wormwood of the bitter on 300 ml of boiling water to insist. To use for compresses and lotions. Juice fresh ice-hole to add in masks.Infusion from balm to use for lotions. 4 table spoons of a plant on boiled water.Internal means:2 spoons of leaves nettle to fill in 2 boiled water, to insist 2 , to drink on a half-glass 4 times a dayOne a spoon crushed roots of the dandelion to fill in boiled water, to boil 15 mines, to cool 45 mines, to filter. To drink on a half-glass 3 times a day for 15 mines to mealInfusion grass is the sage to drink instead of tea and coffeeWelcome To Natural remedies of alternative medicine

Physician Assisted Suicide and The Art of Care

Physician Assisted Suicide and The Art of Care

In an age of managed care, rationing of care, and technological care, there is The Art of Care. We live in a society that has been given various choices to self-determine ones destiny in dying as one has been able to self-determine ones destiny in life itself. We have medicines and technological capabilities, and areas of the country allowing us to hasten or postpone ones dying. The purpose of this position paper is to outline the legal, ethical, religious, and philosophical ramifications involved in Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) and how affects of such decisions effect those connected to this issue. The pros for PAS are: People should have the right to die with dignity People should have the right to die with their senses intact People should have the right to die free of pain People should have the right to take charge of futile careThe cons for PAS are: Slippery-slope effect, or acceptable and unacceptable euthanasia No policy is able to effectively govern the scope of the right to die True wishes are hard to discern due to communication challenges Playing GodI am simply giving an overview, and not, a detailed analysis on this issue. My intent is to surface the issues in PAS and move toward a philosophy of care that can minimize peoples fear of death by the utilization of a type of care = The Art of Care. The Art of Care will help people gain inner strength that can enable him or her to cope with the external losses happening to their body. At the end of this paper, I hope to outline practical ways people can help terminal patients cope with a dying body from a place inside them that remains steadfast their soul.It was Karl Barth who said that it is for God and God alone to make an end to human life and that God gives life to us as an inalienable loan. It is my belief that we are given meaning and hope in all life situations. This instinct to survive and find value in all of our existence leads me to trust that there is much to learn in all phases of our life. Our ability to trust our Creators divine guidance and plan to make us more soul than body at the end of life is just as important as other aspects of living as well. We may do well to trust more and control less. It appears that maturity teaches us all to let go and follow a path inside us that does not always make sense to us externally. As we do, we begin to follow insight. To see from within what cannot be seen from without is our souls longing to be known and to surface in our lives. In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill cautions, A person should be free to do as he likes in his own concerns, but ought NOT to be free to do as he likes in acting for another, under the pretext that the affairs of the other are his own affairs. Autonomy is so important to us that science, as well as religious communities strive to honor and respect it. For within autonomy is the ability for one to discern for him or herself ones needs, values, and destiny. This is a movement into the art of care (science and religion) can work together in forging a healing response on the level of soul when physical cure is no longer possible.On the other side of this issue, it is evident that the Oregon s Death with Dignity Act has had its impact on America . Some people want this service available even if it is not chosen by a great number of people. The Oregon s Death with Dignity Act has been used very sparingly and a slippery slope does not appear to be in the present forefront. In 2001, twenty-one Oregonians chose to end their lives by ingesting a lethal dose of medication prescribed by a physician, accounting for 0.33% of the 6,365 Oregon deaths from similar diseases. The number of Oregonians opting for physician-assisted suicide has remained fairly stable, ranging from sixteen in both 1998, the first year the law was in effect, to twenty-seven in both 1999 and 2000. Clearly, there is no landslide in the making. It seems then, that people still want to have some sort of control in their dying and autonomy remains prevalent throughout the issue with PAS. This strong need to determine ones path in the face of suffering offers us hope, faith, and love in a sense of the self not easily defined without losing the grandeur of a trust within oneself to be led by the same power that brought our lives into being. It is here that we turn to the art of care to help us when curative care no longer has any answers. Here, we begin where we end, in that we trust in the very wisdom that has created us.Samuel Oliver, author of, "What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living" For more on this author; http://www.soulandspirit.org

Types Of Add Manifestation In Children

Types Of Add Manifestation In Children

Attention Deficit Disorder wears many faces among children. While the hyperactive, rebellious boys are easy to spot, there are also several other types of children that suffer from ADD that go undiagnosed because of their less conspicuous behavior. Girls often fall into this category.Some girls are referred to as the tomboy type. Preferring more physical activities, they often exhibit some of the key characteristics of ADD, without the defiant behavior of their male counterparts. For this reason, parents and teachers will usually assume the child is not academically inclined and unorganized, but never consider ADD to be a possibility.Another often undiagnosed group of ADD children are the chatty girls. This type is a combination of inattentiveness and hyperactivity and is typically exhibited as being extremely social. More hyper-talkative than hyperactive, these girls have a very difficult time keeping quiet even after being disciplined for talking. They will also tend to jump around a lot when telling stories and organizing their thoughts.Daydreamers are another category often overlooked as having ADD. These girls are usually very quiet and do not draw attention to themselves. However, their extreme inattentiveness is a standard ADD trait. They may exhibit depression and anxiety about school projects, but are not able to stay on task to complete assignments. These are probably one of the most difficult children to diagnose, as teachers and parents do not usually notice the behavior as being a problem and assume the child is simply lazy.Interestingly enough, there are also a lot of gifted girls with ADD. High IQ levels may make it easier to cope with inattention and impulsiveness, but as a child ages, their shortcomings often emerge. It must be remembered that ADD is not a learning disability, and sufferers do not inherently perform poorly in school. They may be able to mask their disorder well into middle or high school, where it them makes itself apparent as work becomes more difficult and assignments become more pressing.Attention Deficit Disorder can cause many problems when it goes undiagnosed. It will often be assumed children are lazy, unintelligent, and unorganized, when in actuality, they suffer from this disorder. They will often grow up with poor self-esteem and think themselves quitters, or even worse, think they are stupid because of the problems they have. It is important to notice these traits and treat them accordingly to prevent any long term consequences of the disorder.

How Old Is Too Old To Start Pointe Work?

The "How Old Is Too Old?" question comes up often in forums and discussion groups centred on pointe training and it is an issue that not many teachers/therapists/authors address. Technically, there is less risk to adult feet when beginning en pointe as their growth plates are fully fused. However, very few adults who have not danced for several years in their youth will possess a foot of suitable shape or strength for dancing en pointe. The Perfect Pointe Book, a downloadable e-book designed to help girls get strong enough for pointe work, has details on exactly how to measure the range of motion in various parts of the foot and ankle required for pointe training.The issue of flexibility is the main area that will hinder most mature students from achieving a fully pointed position of the ankle, as this often requires some gentle stretching of the ligaments that is much easier when we are young. The range possible at the ankle also depends significantly on the natural mobility of the ligaments in general. Therefore, in a hypermobile individual (general laxity in all ligaments of the body), this will be easier to achieve. However, if there is a real desire to put the work in to improve this, I have seen some drastic improvements in foot and ankle range in adult clients.The strength requirements for an older ballet student to progress onto pointe actually exceed the requirements for a young dancer. This is due to the fact that most adult dancers are significantly heavier than the average 12 year old! The dancer must be able to control the feet well for all of the tests, especially when en fondu, and during petit allegro, as the increase in body weight will create much stronger forces through the joints in the foot while jumping. Lack of control of the arch when en fondu, especially on the slightly rounded sole of a pointe shoe, will put the knees under great strain when dancing. Turnout strength, range and control are also very important areas to assess.If an adult has been taking ballet classes for some time, and working their feet well in class, the required strength in the forefoot will not take long to develop. However, for the complete newcomer to ballet, learning how to isolate certain muscles in the feet may take some time. Our bodies develop motor patterns of movements that we do regularly, and it is important for this isolated foot control to become second nature to the dancer before commencing pointe work. There are so many other things to think about while en pointe, that the dancer must be able to easily control the position of the toes in the shoe to have optimum control and therefore safety en pointe.The co-ordination required to control the feet en pointe is something that is developed over years of dancing, and, as for any student, I would expect an adult to be dancing at least 3 classes a week for a year, and ideally regular classes for several years before considering pointe work.All the points discussed in "The Perfect Pointe Book" should be addressed for anyone of any age (men included!) before progressing onto pointe. It gives guidelines and tests for range and strengththat is so important to prevent injury. It is not impossible for an adult ballet dancer to progress onto pointe, but it will usually require a lot of work and dedication to achieve this safely.

Natural Acne Remedies

Some adults and teens who suffer from acne may refer to try cures that are natural instead of pharmaceutical. Here are some natural acne remedies.One of the first things that a natural practitioner will tell you is that it's what's inside that counts. Although most dermatologists will tell you that what you eat has no effect on your skin, a healthy diet can have positive effects on your skin, as well as your life in general. Follow sensible guidelines. Drink six glasses of water a day. Try to find organic produce. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Broil you food. Avoid fried foods. Eat fiber rich foods such as lentils and beans. Limit your alcohol intake. Go light on the caffeine, only two cups of tea or coffee a day. Stay away from sodas, too much sugar and caffeine. Along with a glowing and radiant complexion you might shed a few pounds along the way!To go along with a healthier diet supplements are suggested. Here are some supplement suggestions. A good daily multi vitamin. Vitamin C. An antioxidant blend of A, C, E, zinc, selenium. A fatty acid supplement such as primrose oil or fish oil. It is suggested that you talk with a qualified nutritionist to help with deciding what supplements you should take.Now you've taken care of the inside, there is work to do on the outside. Have a facial monthly. This will help keep your skin healthy and glowing. Your aesthetician will help you to identify your skin type and make recommendations about cleansers and moisturizers. This facial should include an exfoliation. If you suffer from acne as an adult you will still need to keep your skin moisturized. Make sure that you use an SPF on your skin everyday. There is no such thing as an overnight cure for acne. Keep in mind that any treatment takes time. A healthy diet, added nutritional supplements and a well thought out cleaning regimen will help. Give any program you start on at least 6 to 8 weeks to show results.

Summary

The body's immune system is our first line of defense against attacks from germs, bacteria, and viral agents like the flu. The immune system detects these harmful invaders and begins the process of isolating and destroying them. But the immune system only works if it has the fuel that it needs.