Archive for October, 2011

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Monday, October 31st, 2011

1. Feeling sad or blue, or “down in the dumps”

2. Loss of interest in things the person used to enjoy, including sex

3. Feeling worthless, hopeless, or guilty

4. Sleeping too little or too much

5. Changes in weight or appetite

6. Feeling tired or having little or no energy

7. Feeling restless

8. Problems concentrating or making decisions

9. Thoughts of death or suicide

Face care tips For Men

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Clean your face regularly to keep it free of acne and grime. Use a face wash at least twice a day but ensure that the chemical content in it is minimal. Also, to ensure you retain the moisture in your skin, do not use deodorant based soaps for your face. Use a skin toner containing vitamin E or Aloe Vera. While using razors, ensure that it has strip of aloe or vitamin to save you from the after shave burns.

You can also apply a homemade face pack that suits your skin type to clean your face and tighten the skin. For a suitable homemade beauty recipe for your face you may browse through our homemade beauty tips on this website.

If you prefer a rugged look, then visit a salon for a beard or mustache style that best suits your face. Apply a sunscreen before going out and use vaseline on your lips to keep them from getting dry.

Beauty Tips For Men

Monday, October 31st, 2011

 

Remedies For Bird Flu

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I regard natural antiviral remedies as more effective than pharmaceutical ones. An added bonus is that natural remedies are basically free of side-effects, and they are non-specific, meaning that they are effective against all viruses as well as against bacteria and fungi.

Most natural antivirals are antioxidants. Usually a cocktail of strong antioxidants is used in high concentrations. These include the vitamins A, C, D and E, alpha lipoic acid, and extracts of grapefruit seed and olive leaf. Supportive minerals are magnesium, selenium and zinc. Colloidal silver, hydrogen peroxide, garlic, and a range of herbs and essential oils may be used in addition. Different quantities and combinations of these may be used at different stages of infection alert or an actual infection.

During a general infection alert you may take the following with each meal or three times daily:

* Half a tsp of sodium ascorbate (or other form of vitamin C)
* 1 halibut liver oil capsule
* 250 mg of natural vitamin E
* 15 mg of zinc
* 100 mg of alpha lipoic acid
* 100 � 200 mg of magnesium
* 200 mcg of selenium only once a day
* fresh garlic with most meals (squashing under lemon juice reduces odour)

Remedies for Dengue

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Treatment

1.Neem leaves, Neem Oil are a great purifying agent and should be applied on a damp warm cloth in dosages of between 15 to 60 grammes 2-3 times daily. It should be noted that usage should be restricted in both males and females seeking pregnancy.

2.Drink as much water as you can in order to replace fluid loss. It will also help to bring down body temperature.

3.Avoid eating solid foods until the fever is gone. You can replace the foods by drinking plenty of distilled water and/or juices.

4.The leaves of the coriander can be taken in the form of a tonic to reduce the fevers in dengue.

5.Kakamachi is syrup like product that can be consumed as a soothing, cooling drink that can expel negative toxins such as those that build up during an attack of dengue from the digestive system and ultimately purify it. A cup twice daily is the recommended dosage.

6. Fruits rich in vitamin C like amla (embellica officinalis) are advised as vitamin C helps in better absorption of iron.

7.Chyavanprash can be taken as it is an immunobooster, blood purifier and increases blood count.

8.Hogweed is used to bring down temperatures. Hogweed produces plenty of perspiration which flushes the toxins and brings the fever down.

9.The seeds of hermal are powdered and taken as either an infusion or as a decoctin to treat intermittent and recurrent fevers that are observed in dengue.

10.Boiled tulsi that is basil leaves served in a warm drink like tea can help prevent an outbreak of dengue. This bitter and pungent herb has all the properties that strengthen the internal system against fever.

11.10-15 basil leaves should be chewed twice a day or these can be boiled in 200ml water on low heat. When half the quantity is left it can be taken 2-3 times a day. This strengthens the body’s defence mechanism.

12.Mix 360 mg of Shunthi Churna with 125 mg of Hinguleshwar and now take this mixture at least 4 times daily, you may take with tea or hot water. If case the temperature of the patient rises beyond 104°F (40°C), then you may apply cold pad, on the forehead till the temperature subsides.

13.Papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. The juice of Papaya leaf is a sure cure for platellete deficiency.

14.Two raw papaya leaves are pounded, and they are squeezed with a cloth to strain and filter the juice. Usually, one leaf gives one tablespoonful of juice and two tablespoonfuls of p-juice is sufficient for a day. To preserve its strength, the juice should be taken raw, without altering, boiling or any additions. No saps nor stems of the papaya leaf should be included-only the leaf should be crushed. The powerful ‘Papain’ enzyme in the papaya leaf has the ability to dissolve proteins and is already used for indigestion and stomach inflammation while another enzyme from the papaya leaf, ‘Chymopapain’ is used successfully in spinal treatment.

15.Use Tulasi leaf ten pieces and one black pepper. This should be the proportion. Grind it and make pea size pills, use it with water.

Feed Your Skin

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

They say beauty comes from within, right? Well it’s true, if you eat a healthy, nutrient rich diet, you’re going to have radiant, and beautiful skin.

The antioxidants in healthy foods will help protect your skin from sun damage, keep it tight, and wrinkle free.

Eat These!

Berries
Fruits
Greens
Nuts
Raw fats
Avoiding foods that make your skin break out helps a lot, this means avoiding sugar, and processed junk foods.

Throw these away!

Alcohol
Anything containing sugar
Deep fried food
Processed foods
Smoking
Wheat

Remedies For Amnesia

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Almonds are great for memory enhancer. Researches have proven its efficacy towards the brain and its functions. The almonds are effective in problems related to nervous system. For this, soak about 10 almonds in water keeping it overnight. Early in the morning, you peel off the brown skin and grind the almonds to form a paste. Consume this paste along with 1 tsp of butter. This remedy works wonderfully. This enhances the brain’s functions and calms down unnecessary anger. This is one of the simple and easy home remedies for amnesia.

1. Walnuts work as successful memory enhancers. Consuming 20 gm walnuts everyday, in the morning, will prove to be highly valuable. This home remedy can be made more effective if you add 10 gm of raisins or figs to walnuts.

2. Almonds are, traditionally, measured to be the best and the most effective memory booster. Soak about 10 almonds overnight. Peel off the brown skin in the morning and make a paste of it. Intake this paste, along with a tsp of butter, every morning. This works as a powerful memory enhancer and reduces needless anger.

3. Holy basil leaves prove to be an successful memory enhancer. Boil the leaves in water and strain the decoction. Drink the decoction, after it cools down. You can also eat the leaves directly, after washing them with water.

4. Another very popular home remedy for amnesia comprise of the herb, Brahmi. Prepare a decoction of the herb, by steeping it in boiling water and straining the water. Let it cool down and consume it in the morning, on an empty stomach.

5. For treating amnesia, biofeedback has prove to be a useful techniqu
e. In this process, the patient is made aware of his quantifiable bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and skin temperature. This raises the patient’s awareness as well as his conscious control of the involuntary physiological activities.

Men Foot Care

Monday, October 24th, 2011

It is very essential to care for your feet, to avoid rough, dry feet and foot infections. The following tips will help you maintain clean and healthy feet.
Wash your feet regularly and keep the area between the toes clean and dry.

Trim your toe nails regularly and file them.

Use a foot care lotion to keep your feet healthy and to avoid dry feet.

You can also use a pumice stone or foot file to get rid of thick dead skin on the heels and ankles.

If you are going to be wearing socks all day, make sure you use a deodorizing foot spray or talcum powder to avoid stinky feet, due to sweating of feet. Also, clean your shoes before you wear them.

Precaution before using any cosmetics to avoid allergies

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Applying too much cosmetics to your skin and using several new products simultaneously can be one reason of cosmetic allergy.

Using used or dirty brushes or applicators also cause skin allergies. Avoid trying new makeup products with a brush or applicator still “dirty” from use with other products. For best results, frequently used applicators and brushes should be cleaned no less than 2-4 times per month. Thus always clean and dry cosmetic applicators before using them for any new products. If not taken care then you might suffer from “cosmetic acne”, including blackheads, whiteheads and mild irritation.

Also check out each cosmetic product before using them because they might be adulterated and contaminated causing skin allergies.

Use proper brush for the particular product that you use because using wrong brush also causes skin irritation. For most makeup, use natural-hair brushes for easiest and best application. With cream-based formulas, however, best results will come from using synthetic or nylon-hair brushes because synthetic brushes hold less of the product, enabling more controlled application.

Take the following precautions

If you have sensitive skin then always test the product on your skin before using it.

Wash hands before applying cosmetics, especially to your eyes because your hands contain bacteria that could cause infection to the eye.

Always keep a check on the expiry dates of the cosmetics you are using and throw the cosmetics that have expired.

10 Home Remedies For Acidity

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

1. Chew a few holy basil (tulsi ) leaves to get relief from burning, nausea and gas. It is an effective home remedy for acidity.

2. Keep a small piece of jaggery (gur) in your mouth and slowly suck it. Repeat it every hour till acidity subsides.

3. Eat watermelon, banana or cucumber every hour. It is also a good remedy for acidity.

4. Eat a few almonds when your feel heartburn symptoms.

5. Drink coconut water 4-5 times a day. It is a common natural remedy for acidity.

6. Drink a glass of cold milk for fast relief of heartburn and acidity.

7. Keep a small piece of harad (Terminalia chebula) in your mouth and chew it after every meal.

8. Take one piece of clove and suck on it slowly.

9. Drink fresh mint juice slowly after meals. It will give you instant acidity relief.

10. Drink daily a 1 tsp juice of chebulic myroblan mixed with 1 tsp of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice.

Men Nail Care

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Hand and nail care is something that even many women tend to ignore, so men completely ignoring it, is no big deal. Follow the steps mentioned below, for appropriate hand and nail care.
Moisturize your hands and fingers daily post having a bath. Keep your hands and the area between the fingers clean.

Do not bite your fingernails, instead trim them on a regular basis and file them appropriately to avoid brittle nails.
Getting an occasional manicure at a salon is just fine!

11 best Face care tips

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

1.Mix milk powder in fresh milk and also add half egg now apply for 20 min for wrinkle free and glowing skin

2. mix rosewater,turmeric,honey in sandal face pack it really 100 percent work

3. mix oats powder with rose water.apply it on face for 30 minutes.it gives glowing skin

4. mix the Turmeric,milk and apply it on ur face. after 15min. wash ur face proprly. and u will bcome one of beautiful women in dis world….

5. mix fresh milk with lemon juice.apply on the face and make smooth massage on face.it removes the dust on u r face.try it daily for normal skin.

6. mix honey,lemon juice,&vegetable oil.apply the face will make the skin glow,good moisture for dry skin

7. egg use- oily skin- white licvied. dry skin- yellow licvied

8. Mix Lemon juice with olive oil for 15mins. Try it 3 or 4 times in a week. It will work 100%.

9. Wash your face with coconut water,it will leave your face clear and gives you a glowing skin.

10. apply cucumber juice on face for clear skin and raw potatoes slice on face to remove black spots.cool rose water on face for fair skin.it gives 100% result

11. Mix Besan powder,Lemon juice,sugar.Apply over face n leave to dry.Wash and rub ur face with ice cube.Do this daily once.It really works.U will get fresh glowing skin.

Remedies For Ulcer

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Causes Of Ulcer

Causes of ulcers on tongue are varied. These include the consumption of food items which are too hot for your tongue to handle. Coffee and tea are beverages that are usually taken hot and can be dangerous for your tongue. Ulcers on tongue are also caused by tongue damage or trauma due to spicy foods or foods that are too hot. In some cases, having a stomach or peptic ulcer can also result in having tongue ulcers. The abuse of cigarettes and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages can also cause ulcers on tongue.

The symptoms of ulcers on tongue are usually a burning sensation in particular areas of the tongue sometimes concentrating on the area that has been traumatized or damaged. In some cases of ulcers on tongue, bud like growths or protuberances can be felt on the tongue approximately two to three days before the ulcer develops. The tongue will also feel a bit sore when you talk and eat so there will be some loss of appetite due to the pain or discomfort of the ulcers.

Treatment For Ulcer

1. Mix half tsp of turmeric with warm cup of milk. Use it 2 times a day.

2. Fry the alum in frying pan. This will dehydrate the alum. Make a powder out of it and mix it with honey. Apply this on affected area.

3. Fresh yoghurt is good. It should be part of the daily diet. It cures the burning sensation of the tongue and also helps in healing ulcers.

4. One must take plenty of Vitamin C in the form of muskmelon, broccoli, red bell and yellow peppers, and unsweetened of cranberry juice. One can also have oranges and strawberries as they contain Vitamin C.

5. Place a wet tea bag on the affected part. The tea bag will absorb the pain.

6. Suck a piece of ice cube.

7. Herbal teas are also good particularly chamomile tea.

8. Use a soft brush toothbrush.

9. Take multivitamins as well as mineral supplements.

10. Consume folate sources such as beans, peas and lentils. It is good to take more of iron and Vitamin B. Lean beef, tofu, fortified cereals contain a lot of iron; seafood and meats have a lot of Vitamin B.

Get Rid Off Acne

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Wash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Gently massage your face with circular motions. Don’t scrub. Overwashing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated. After cleansing, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends applying an over-the-counter (no prescription needed) lotion containing benzoyl peroxide. This will decrease oil and bacteria.

Don’t pop pimples. It’s tempting, but here’s why you shouldn’t: Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness, and even scarring. If you notice a pimple coming before a big event, like the prom, a dermatologist can often treat it for you with less risk of scarring or infection.

Avoid touching your face with your fingers or leaning your face on objects that collect sebum and skin residue like your phone. Touching your face can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated. To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face, such as treatment creams or makeup.

If you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.

If you get acne on your body, try not to wear tight clothes. They don’t allow skin to breathe and may cause irritation. Scarves, headbands, and caps can collect dirt and oil, too.
Remove your makeup before you go to sleep. When buying makeup, make sure you choose brands that say “noncomedogenic” or “nonacnegenic” on the label. Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.

Keep hair clean and out of your face to prevent additional dirt and oil from clogging your pores.
Protect your skin from the sun. It may seem like a tan masks acne, but it’s only temporary. A tan can cause the body to produce extra sebum, which may worsen your acne, not improve it. Tanning also causes damage to skin that will eventually lead to wrinkles and increase your risk of skin cancer.

How to Get rid off dark lips

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

You can use your toothbrush simply to exfoliate the dead skin cells off your lips. But remember to use them gently to avoid hurting your delicate lips. Apply a thin coat of a good lip balm after this. Incase your lips are chapped too, then stick to the same remedy, but with the toothbrush coated with Vaseline this time.

Massage your lips gently with a good lip balm every night. Also make sure that you drink at least eight glasses of water every day. During daytime, use lip balm with at SPF 15 or higher to protect them against glaring sun rays. Follow this routine religiously every day.

Try using concealer on your dark lips before wearing your favorite lipstick. For better outcome, use a lip liner to outline your lips and then fill them up with lipstick or lip gloss. Always go for best brands as far as cosmetics are concerned.

Incase you have noticed that your lips have started to turn dark after you have begun using a lip balm or lipstick from a mediocre brand, discontinue use immediately. Consult a dermatologist for repairing the damage undergone.

Remedies For Bulimia Nervosa

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Bulimia Nervosa commonly known as Bulimia is an eating disorder affecting men as well as women. It is a combination of binge eating followed by vomiting. When a person suffers from bulimia he or she eats large amount of food within a short period of time and vomit the same by using purgatives to avoid weight gain. It is a psychological problem due to issues with their weight, emotional baggage, depression, stress or self-esteem problems. It becomes very hard to find out if a person is suffering from bulimia.

People who suffer from bulimia look normal as well as have normal weight, some may happen to be overweight. Many of the eating disorder problems are done behind closed door adding to its secrecy. Family and friends support is very important for patients who suffer from this problem. Initially patients may deny then resists the fact about such problem and end up being angry with others and themselves. The main cause can be due to their shape and size which is very often determined by the things they see around and want to imitate the same.

A person suffering from bulimia can get better by using different therapies. There are no specific home remedies but a constant need to change ones present lifestyle can make a difference. You can join group therapy, family therapy or individual therapy which makes a lot of difference in your life. Have supportive friends around you. Talk to your friends about the inner turmoil you go through everyday. Talk about matters which concern you and be comfortable in your skin. Remove the guilt pangs from your mind and look forward for a better and healthy living. You can also try hypnosis as it is known to have worked on people.

Home made lip gloss

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Homemade Flavored Lip Gloss

Cocoa Gloss

You Will Need
8 tbsp Beeswax
1/2 cup and 4 tbsp Almond Oil
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
1 tsp Cocoa Butter
Instructions
Start off by heating a large container on a gentle flame. Melt the beeswax in the container. Make sure that this is done on a low heat.
Pour in the Vitamin E oil and the almond oil. Also, add the cocoa butter and stir.
Take the container off the heat. Add the honey to the container and stir. Allow the mixture to cool before pouring it into smaller containers that should be perfect for storing lip-gloss.
Lemon Gloss

You Will Need
3 drops Lemon Flavor Oil
1/2 tsp Beeswax
1 tbsp Petroleum Jelly
Instructions
Get yourself a container. Heat the container over a low flame and melt the beeswax in the same.
Add the petroleum jelly to the container and stir well. Do this until the ingredients have melted thoroughly.
Take the container off the heat, add the lemon oil, and blend it well. Allow to cool before pouring it into a lip-gloss sized container. Your lip-gloss is ready!
Fruit Gloss

You Will Need
4 tsp Petroleum Jelly
4 tsp Fruit Juice (citrus fruits only)
4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
Add the petroleum jelly to a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 20 seconds or until the jelly melts. Stir the jelly with a spoon.
Proceed to add the fruit juice and vanilla extract to the petroleum jelly mixture and mix.
Wait until the mixture cools down before pouring it into a tiny container.

How To make lipstick stay longer

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Finish applying makeup all over the face before starting off with your lipstick. This is as good as the basic and most important rule of applying lipstick that lasts. Applying lipstick before you’re done with the rest of your face may cause the lipstick to smudge or look untidy. This is exactly why most women apply lipstick only after they’re done with the rest of the face. Some women even apply lipstick right before they step out. This is done to show off lips that look as fresh as flowers.

Zero in on a lipstick color or shade of lipstick that complements your overall look and skin tone. Basically, use a lipstick that goes well with your makeup and the color of your skin. Choosing a lipstick shade that complements the natural color of your lips is the way to go. Satin and glossy finish lipsticks are best for glamorous evenings or night outs. Matte lipsticks give you that muted finish to throw filtered rays of light on your workday or regular makeup.

The best way to have your lipstick last for long is by treating your lips with moisture. Start off the process by applying a small amount of petroleum jelly or lip balm. This helps give your lips much needed moisture and will also help lipstick last longer.

You will need a lip liner for this step. Take the lip liner and draw a thin line around the edge of your lips. The line should be only one shade darker than your lipstick. Any darker and your lips will literally look like they have been drawn onto your face. Start at the centre of the upper lip and draw away from the starting point. Focus more within the edges of the lips to stress less on thicker lips and focus more on the outer edges to highlight thinner lips. Subtlety and a steady hand is what are important here.
Proceed to apply your chosen shade of lipstick from the tube. You can also use a small and effective lipstick brush. Apply the lipstick within the outlines of your lips. Make sure that you apply the lipstick evenly and try not to stray away from the edges of your lips. You will need a steady hand for this step too.

If at all there is any excess color on your lips, you can always blot out the same to get to a look of perfection.

Remedies For Dengue Fever

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Treatment

No specific treatment for dengue fever exists.

If you have a mild form of the disease, your doctor will recommend making sure to drink enough fluids to avoid dehydration from vomiting and high fever. You can also take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) for pain and fever. Avoid aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve). These can increase the risk of bleeding complications.

If you have a more severe form of the disease, treatment consists of supportive care in a hospital. Such care includes intravenous fluids and electrolyte replacement, maintaining adequate blood pressure and replacing blood loss.
If you have any form of dengue fever, you may also be kept away from mosquitoes, to avoid transmitting the disease to others.

Prevention
No dengue fever vaccine exists. If you are living or traveling in an area where dengue fever is known to be, the best way to avoid dengue fever is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that carry the disease.

To reduce your exposure to mosquitoes:

* Avoid unnecessary outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most prevalent, such as at dawn, dusk and early evening.
* Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes when you go into mosquito-infested areas.
* Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing. Patch screens if necessary, especially where there will be night-time exposure.
* Use bed netting if available.
* Apply permethrin-containi ng mosquito repellent to your clothing, shoes, and camping gear and bed netting. You can also buy clothing made with permethrin already in it. Use repellent with a 10 percent to 30 percent concentration of DEET to your skin. Choose the concentration based on the hours of protection you need — a 10 percent concentration of DEET is effective for about two hours, whereas higher concentrations last longer. Keep in mind that chemical repellants can be toxic, and use only the amount needed for the time you’ll be outdoors. Don’t use DEET on the hands of young children or on infants under 2 months of age. Instead, cover your infant’s stroller or playpen with mosquito netting when outside. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, oil of lemon eucalyptus, a more natural product, offers the same protection as DEET when used in similar concentrations.