Organizing for Your Personality The format depends on a combination of your personality and that which you want to accomplish. You must organize your portfolio so that it clearly shows your. Organizing Habits * Left-Brainers You tend to crave designated locations for everything. Because you like to sort, options with compartments can be especially satisfying. Left-leaners often prefer to keep things out of sight, so boxes that stack nicely in drawers or closets are appealing. Categorizing by date or event comes naturally, and multiples of identical storage options (say, matched photo albums) feed your urge for extreme order. * Right-Brainers Forget about trying to adhere to strict rules. Your keep-it-neat plan should capitalize on your pull toward the creative and the emotional. Containers you already own and love can be motivating. Investigate your clutter patterns: Do you drop your necklace on the bathroom counter when you're getting ready for bed? Maybe you need a wall hook by the sink to catch jewelry. If it works for you, it's correct. Ideas for the Left-Brainer * Keepsakes Varied in shape, keepsakes can be a headache for the neatnik. Think in terms of matched containers (your usual preference) in different sizes for the just-right fit you crave -- one for letters, one for theater programs, for example. Inexpensive divided boxes with depth let you sort ephemera (matchbooks, seashells) and stack it all nicely in a drawer. Where to buy: Medina boxes by Tozai Home, small, $82, and large, $98: jaysonhomeandgarden.com. Birch boxes, $30 for four, cb2.com. Unfinished-wood divided boxes, unfortunately, are no longer available. * Left-Brainer: Jewelry Divided acrylic trays play to the left-brainer's love of customization, providing the option to subcategorize (one tray for rings, another for necklaces) or implement a plan that speeds up a morning routine (accessories that are worn together stored in a row). All pieces are easy to locate, and earrings stay with their mates. High-frequency trays can stay out, while others can be stashed in a dresser drawer. * Left-Brainer: Photos Boxes with photo labels are great for single-subject sorting (one for each child, say). They can hold discs, too, so you can unify your digital and print collections. Flat archival boxes protect larger prints and vintage photos. Small albums are perfect for individual trips or events.   Ideas for the Right-Brainer * Keepsakes A memento collage above a desk lets you bask in memories. Start in the center of a bulletin board with a bright piece and build out, creating a dense but relaxed grid. Funky boxes, like those here masquerading as vintage books, hold 3-D items. Found containers (chocolate tins, gift boxes) catch random objects, like ticket stubs, and glass shows off shells. * Right-Brainer: Jewelry You're prone to tangles and forgetting what you own. A display keeps everything visible and knot-free. Hang jewelry from elegant insect pins on a foam-core board that's been covered in velvet and framed. (Pushpins stuck into a small bulletin board are fine, too.) A bust can hold a special necklace (or five). Flip over a glass and perch a bowl on top for rings and pins. * Right-Brainer: Photos Load pictures into bright boxes (which are easy to spot), and buy some scrapbooks. (Stash decorative tape, photo corners, and labels nearby.) When you have a few minutes, stick a couple of photos into a book, jotting down the corresponding memories. Use broad themes, like "kids" or "parties," so there's no pressure for detailed sorting.  

Top 3 ways to Relax If you are feeling stressed, one of the best things you can do is go for a run or hit the gym. Exercise is great for releasing mood- boosting chemicals such as endorphins and anandamine, which can help to lower anxiety and increase mental wellbeing. On top of this, exercise is also good for taking your mind off problems and helping to induce sleep. Get affectionate Having a hug is a renowned mood booster, and research findings published in Psychomatic Medicine have reinforced what we knew all along - that having a cuddle is great for reducing stress. Having physical contact has been found to raise levels of oxytocin - the "love hormone" - and lower levels of stress hormone cortisol, putting us in a more relaxed frame of mind. Get in the moment There are various things you can do to relax. However, if you are not fully present in the moment, it is unlikely you will fully benefit from these. If you find it difficult to switch off from your stresses, try making a list of anything that needs to be dealt with at a later date, set a time and date to deal with each item, then switch off your mind, cast your cares aside, and focus for now on simply enjoying the moment.  

Early Signs of Pregnancy Many women feel very tired early in pregnancy (it takes lots of energy to create a baby!). In fact, fatigue is often one of the first signs of pregnancy. If you are signs and symptoms of pregnancy - find out what are commonly the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms can be different not only for Early Pregnancy symptoms, signs of pregnancy and possible other causes for the symptoms of pregnancy are discussed.   * Prickling, tingling nipples This can be one of the very earliest signs of pregnancy, kicking in within a week or so of conception. You may feel a tingling sensation as pregnancy hormones increase the blood supply to your breasts, particularly around the nipples. Once your body gets used to the hormone surge, the sensation will subside.   * Spotting and cramping It's common to have some spotting, a slight pink or brown-coloured stain in your knickers or when you pee, as well as cramping. Spotting in very early pregnancy could be caused by the egg implanting in your uterus. A little bleeding at around the time you'd normally expect your period may be caused by the hormones that control your periods breaking through.   * Feeling sick If you're lucky you'll escape this completely. However morning sickness is a common symptom of early pregnancy. It often starts when you're four to six weeks pregnant. You may feel nauseated and queasy, or even vomit. Despite its name, morning sickness can affect you morning, noon or night.   * Tender, swollen breasts From about six weeks pregnant, your breasts may become increasingly tender to the touch. It’s similar to how they feel before your period, only more so. You may notice that your breasts are larger and swollen, with blue veins visible just below the skin. Tenderness tends to be most common in the first trimester, easing as pregnancy progresses.   * Fatigue Feeling tired? No, make that exhausted. You may find yourself diving for your duvet as your body cranks up to support your baby right from the early stages of pregnancy. Though fatigue is not a sure-fire symptom on its own, it's a common pregnancy symptom. You may find tiredness wipes you out most in the first and third trimesters.   * Needing to pee frequently From about six weeks pregnant, you may notice that you're going to the loo more often. This is down to a combination of pregnancy hormones, a larger volume of blood in your system and your kidneys working extra hard. Watch out though, if you get pain or a burning sensation when you pee, it might be a urinary tract infection.   * Darkening of your nipples Skin changes are common during pregnancy. One of the first ones you may notice is the circle of skin round your nipples (your areolas) getting darker. This can happen from about eight weeks. You may also find that the bumps around your nipples become more pronounced or your nipples are more erect. At this time your vulva and vagina may change to a deeper, purplish red too.   * Altered sense of taste You may go off some foods, but develop a craving for others. Some women report a metallic taste in their mouth, others that they can’t stand the taste of coffee, tea or a food they usually like. It's a cliché, but food cravings or aversions sometimes can be a sign of pregnancy. If they're accompanied by some of the other symptoms on this list, start counting the days from your last period.   * A missed period If you're usually pretty regular and your period doesn't start on time, you'll probably take a pregnancy test before you notice any other symptoms. A missed period is one of the surest signs of pregnancy. But if your periods are irregular or you lost track of when your next one was due, you won’t realise your period is late. In this case, tender breasts, feeling queasy and needing extra trips to the loo may be early clues that you’re pregnant. And finally...   * The proof: A positive home pregnancy test Most home tests will give you a reliable result if you wait until at least the first day of a missed period. If a blue line appears in the test window, you're probably expecting. Make an appointment with your midwife, read our article, 50 reasons to be glad you're pregnant. Congratulations!

How To Feel Better During Your Period When you are on your period. You really feel like doing is lying on rest. Not overcommiting ourselves is a good thing too during our periods.. We can still reap the feel good benefits of orgasm through masturbation. Here is a list of things you can do to feel better during your period. * Avoid stress. We often hear that stress is the main cause of all modern problems. It really is. So, try to avoid stressful situations during your period as stress tends to make your flow heavier. Ask for a day off from work if it is possible and get some rest. * Take a warm bath. While you might think taking bath during your period is not very hygienic, it is not actually true. Don’t worry about it. Instead, focus on your sensations. Warm water relaxes and eases cramps. Pour some scented body wash or throw a bath bomb to boost the effect. * Warm Up. To easy muscle spasms and feel better during your period try putting a hot (not too hot!!!) water bottle on the lower part of your belly, or wrap up in a blanket to get warmer. Drinking chamomile tea can also be helpful. * Take medicine. If you are in great pain there is no need to suffer. Take ibuprofen, acetaminophen or an OTC medication to alleviate cramps. The choice of a pill depends on what helps you best. Trust your organism. * Eat something really delicious. It’s simple – when we feel bad both physically or emotionally we can eat something really delicious and get better. But try to choose healthy and natural foods. You don’t want to work out hard when your period is over to shed those extra pounds you gain during those darned days, right? * Do something interesting! Positive emotions are often best healers. So, don’t just sit in front of your flat screen. Do something you love! Chat your friends, read favorite magazines, do puzzles or whatever that makes you happy! * Wear comfortable clothes. If you really feel bad during your period you will hardly want to go out much. So, stay at home and wear something which is very comfortable long t-shirts, sweats, fuzzy socks, etc. * Work out! Yes, it might sound horrible even to think about but if you are an active person working out can be a better remedy than anything else. Don’t overdo though. * Change your diet. Some doctors advise women who suffer strong pains during their periods to change their diets. Eat foods which contain plenty of potassium (such as bananas), reduce amount of salty and sugary foods.

Ear Infection Symptoms and Treatment Some tips that you can consider to get relief ear infections, ear infection treatment and reduce ear infection Ear Infection Symptoms. Symptoms of ear infection include: * ear pain, * fullness in the ear, * hearing loss, * ringing, * discharge from the ear, * nausea, * vomiting ,  * vertigo. Ear Infection Treatment * Avoid further scuba dives, coughing, sneezing, bending, and attempts to equalize the ears. * Pain may be relieved with 1-2 acetaminophen (Tylenol) every four hours and/or 1-2 ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) every 6-8 hours. * Pseudoephedrine (the active ingredient in over-the-counter medications such as Sudafed) 30 mg tablets, one every six hours for 2-3 days, may ease ear pressure. (People with a history of high blood pressure should avoid this product.) * For infections of the ear canal (otitis externa): neomycin (Ak-Spore HC, Cortisporin, Neotricin HC, Ocutricin-HC), polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone (Cortisporin, Otocort, Poly Otic), two drops in the ear canal four times per day for five days, may also be used. * If pain occurs, discontinue treatment and seek medical attention. * Oral antibiotics are usually recommended for discharge from the ear, nose, or mouth. If infection develops, continue antibiotics for at least five days after all signs of infection have cleared. Tell your doctor of any drug allergy prior to starting any antibiotic. The doctor will recommend the right antibiotic. Some can cause sensitivity to the sun, so use a sunscreen

Lung Cancer Treatment లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ - జాగ్రత్తలు లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ అనేది క్యాన్సర్ వలన చనిపోయే కారణాలలో ప్రముఖమైనది. ఏ క్యాన్సర్ అయినా ముందుగా సూక్ష్మ పరిమాణంలోనే మొదలవుతుంది. అది పెరిగి పెరిగి నిర్దిష్టమైన పరిమాణానికి చేరే వరకు గుర్తించడం కష్టమే. ఎందుకంటే మనం చేసే పరీక్షలన్నీ క్యాన్సర్ కణితి పరిమాణాన్ని బట్టి గుర్తించేవిగా ఉంటాయి.   నాలుగు దశలు.. లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్‌ను నాలుగు దశలుగా విభజించారు. రెండో దశ కంటే ముందుగానే మనం దీన్ని కనుక్కోగలిగితే నయం చేయగలిగే అవకాశాలు ఎక్కువగా ఉంటాయి. ప్రస్తుతం అందుబాటులో ఉన్న అధునాతన సాంకేతిక పరిజ్ఞానంతో రెండో దశ క్యాన్సర్లన్నింటినీ నయం చేయగలిగే మందులు కనుగొనే అవకాశం లేదు. సాధారణంగా లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్‌ను ముందుగా కనుక్కోవడానికి స్క్రీనింగ్ పరీక్షలు చేస్తారు. అవి.. ఛాతీ ఎక్స్‌రే, కళ్ళె సైటాలజీ, స్పైరల్ కంప్యూటర్ టోమోగ్రఫీ. ఈ పరీక్షల ద్వారా క్యాన్సర్‌ను కనుక్కోగలిగే శాతం ఎంత? దాని వలన కలిగే ఉపయోగాలు ఇక్కడ ముఖ్యం కాదు. అసలు లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ బారిన పడకుండా ఉండాలంటే ఎలాంటి జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకోవాలో చూద్దాం.   "రేడాన్ అనేది రాళ్ళలోను, మట్టిలోను యురేనియం విచ్ఛిన్నం కావడం వల్ల ఏర్పడుతుంది. ఈ రేడాన్ గ్యాస్ మోతాదు ఇళ్ళలోను, ఇతర భవనాలలో అధికంగా ఉండి, ఆ గ్యాస్‌ను పీల్చడం వలన లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ వస్తుంది. ముఖ్యంగా సెల్లార్‌లలో, అండర్‌గ్రౌండ్ బిల్డింగ్‌లలో దీని మోతాదు ఎక్కువ..'' రాకుండా ఉండాలంటే.. లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ రాకుండా ఉండాలంటే రిస్క్ ఫ్యాక్టర్స్‌కు ఆమడ దూరంలో ఉండాలి. ధూమపానం, సెకండ్‌హ్యాండ్ స్మోక్, పర్యావరణానికి సంబంధించిన రిస్క్ ఫ్యాక్టర్ల నుంచి రక్షణ పొందాలి. ఆల్కహాల్‌ను సేవించకూడదు. పర్యావరణ రిస్క్‌ఫ్యాక్టర్లు : రేడాన్ ఎక్స్‌పోజర్ - రేడాన్ అనేది రాళ్ళలోను, మట్టిలోను యురేనియం విచ్ఛిన్నం కావడం వల్ల ఏర్పడుతుంది. ఈ రేడాన్ గ్యాస్ మోతాదు ఇళ్ళలోను, ఇతర భవనాలలో అధికంగా ఉండి, ఆ గ్యాస్‌ను పీల్చడం వలన లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ వస్తుంది. ముఖ్యంగా సెల్లార్‌లలో, అండర్‌గ్రౌండ్ బిల్డింగ్‌లలో దీని మోతాదు ఎక్కువగా ఉంటుంది. గాలి కాలుష్యం : గాలి కాలుష్యానికి లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్‌కు చాలా దగ్గరి సంబంధం ఉంటుంది. కాలుష్యం అధికంగా ఉండే ప్రాంతాలలో నివసించే వారికి ఈ రకం క్యాన్సర్ వచ్చే అవకాశాలు చాలా ఎక్కువగా ఉంటాయి.ఇక, ఇతర పర్యావరణ కారకాలలో.. ఆస్‌బెస్టాస్, ఆర్సెనిక్, క్రోమియం, నికెల్, తారు, తారు పొగ వంటివి ఉంటాయి. వీటన్నింటికీ సాధ్యమైనంత దూరంగా ఉండడం వల్ల లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ బారిన పడకుండా కాపాడుకోవచ్చు.   ఆల్కహాల్, ధూమపానం : ఆల్కహాల్ పుచ్చుకోవడం, ధూమపానం వల్ల క్యాన్సర్ వచ్చే అవకాశాలు మరింత పెరుగుతాయి. లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ బారిన పడకుండా ఉండాలనుకున్న వారు ధూమపానం, మద్యపానం వంటివి చేయకూడదు. ఈ అలవాట్లు ఉన్న వారు తక్షణం మానివేయాలి. ధూమపానం నుంచి బయటపడడానికి పల్మనాలజిస్ట్ ఇచ్చే కౌన్సెలింగ్, మందులు ఉపయోగపడతాయి. పోషకాహారం కూడా.. క్యాన్సర్ నిరోధంలో పోషకాహారం కూడా ముఖ్యపాత్ర పోషిస్తుంది. ఎక్కువగా తాజా కూరగాయలు, పండ్లు తీసుకోవాలి. అలాగే ప్రతి ఒక్కరు శారీరక వ్యాయామం తప్పనిసరిగా చేయాలి. కొంతమంది విటమిన్-ఇ తీసుకుంటే లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ రాదు అనుకుంటూ ఉంటారు. కానీ ఇది నిజం కాదు. అంతేకాదు, ధూమపానం చేసే వారు కెరోటినాయిడ్స్ ఎక్కువగా తీసుకుంటే లంగ్ క్యాన్సర్ వచ్చే అవకాశాలు ఎక్కువగా ఉంటాయి.

India Monsoon Season Health Tips A few of the very common diseases of this season are cough, cold, flu, poor digestion, jaundice, typhoid, and dysentery. Besides, skin related problems such as abscess, prickly heat, and eczema are also very common. * You are fond of street food, the rainy season isn’t the time to indulge. Pollution of water and raw vegetables is very common during the monsoon. * Apply a strong insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away and prevent getting bitten. It's also a good idea to take anti-malarial drugs during this time of year, as malaria is at its most prevalent. * Where possible, try to avoid walking through dirty water. Besides leptospirosis, it can lead to numerous fungal infections of the feet and nails. * Also avoid walking where water is lying on the road, as traffic will drive by and spay it all over you. * Dry your feet whenever they get wet. * Avoid colds and coughs by keeping your body warm and dry. * Don’t enter air conditioned rooms with wet hair and damp clothes. * If you suffer from asthma or diabetes, avoid staying anywhere with damp walls. It promotes the growth of fungus and can be especially harmful. * Drink lots of warming herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Skin Disease As stress and other mental fatigues are big factors in the development of skin disease you should do all that you can to avoid them. Simple things like keeping to a regular sleeping pattern can work wonders on this score. Yoga, meditation and other breathing exercises can steady the body and allow you to find a sense of stillness and of being at one with the world. You should also try washing with Ayurvedic soap, particularly those containing neem extract. Not only will the essential oils within scrub the skin gradually clean of the outbreak, but it is also very soothing to luxuriate in. Recommended foods are. * Curds * Boiled vegetables * Pumpkin * Fruits and fruit juices * Foods to avoid or at least be consumed in moderation * Hot spicy foods * Animal fats * Eggs * Canned foods In general the Ayurvedic method recommends a healthily balanced vegetarian diet be followed as strictly as possible to achieve an overall feeling of well being no matter what your condition, as such a diet purifies the digestive system better and doesn’t contain the fats that build up and lead to illness.

Diabetes Care Tips Diabetes is a condition in which the body either doesn't produce the insulin it needs or resists the insulin the body does produce. Although numerous treatments exist for this condition, ultimately your destiny and prognosis lies in your hands; it depends on how well you care for yourself and manage your condition.   Diabetes may be classified into following 3 groups. * Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) * Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) * Juvenile Diabetes   The main symptoms of diabetes are as under: * Sugar in Urine * Sticky and Concentrated Urine * Frequent Urination * Frequent Hunger * Frequent thirst * Dryness in the skin * Weakness of eyesight * Feeling of tiredness and weakness * Itching in body   Some important things for a Diabetic patient: * The use of fenugreek (methi) in food is beneficial for diabetic patients. Sprouted methi or one tsp of its powder may be taken daily. * The diabetic patients may take the chapatti made up of wheat flour mixed with gram, soyabean and fenugreek (methi). * All the sweet products, preserved and packed food products, smoking, chewing of Tobacco and consumption of alcohol is completely prohibited for diabetic patients. * A diabetic patient should examine his blood sugar at the regular interval to ensure that it is in control. * Regular long walks are beneficial for diabetic patients.

Dangers of Tobacco Most people know that smoking is bad for the health and causes lung cancer and heart attacks. Other Health Dangers of Cigarettes for Smokers. Tobacco is responsible for many types of cancer like lungs, mouth, stomach, oral, kidney etc. It causes other diseases of urinary bladder, gall bladder, penis, heart and blood.  Brain attack: People who smoke cigarettes every day have more chances of brain attack than others. Lung Cancer: Largest death in world is due to lung cancer. People who start smoking in young age are more likely to have cancer of lung. Lung disease: Smokers are affected by chronic bronchitis and emphysema growing diseases. These are hard to recover and 80% people die from this disease. It causes difficulty in breathing because blockage in lungs. Pneumonia to be a common disease of smokers, which often proves fatal. Heart disease: Smoking increases blood cholesterol which causes high blood pressure. The risk of heart attack to smokers is three times more than the others.

Healthy Heart is key to a Healthy Life The most important factor for heart health is a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is the key to preventing heart disease. the earlier healthy habits are embraced, the better. * General health check-ups after the age of 25 years in case of family history of heart disease. * Consuming food rich in protein, like fish as Fatty acids found in fish prevents clot formation. * Maintain good oral hygiene: Studies suggest gingivitis may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke because of the high levels of bacteria found in infected areas of the mouth. * Meditation: It has a direct impact on one’s blood pressure; there is a significant reduction in the blood pressure levels and is key to a healthy heart. * Avoiding extreme weather. In the cold weather blood pressure increases harming blood vessels thereby inducing heart attacks. * Consuming mixed nuts, about 25 gms of walnuts and peanuts as they help in bringing down cholesterol levels and are rich in proteins. * Starting the day with a spoon full of honey- It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and prevents heart attack. * Walking on dew bare feet: Walking restores a sense of balance and brings an inner calm hence it good for the heart. * Taking a tablet of 10 mg of statin everyday at night (if over the age of 40 and particularly diabetic).It helps to decrease cholesterol and reduce risk of heart attack. * Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes early in the morning since it reduces the affects of pollution on the heart, which are more likely during the evening hours.

Best Tips for Better Sleep These simple tips will help you sleep better at night and be more energetic and productive during your waking hours. * Establish a regular bedtime routine and regular sleep-wake schedule (Both deep sleep time and growth hormone release can be maximized by following consistent bedtimes routine) * Best quality of sleep is achieved between 10pm-6am. Every ½ hour sleep before midnight is comparable to 2 hours of sleep after midnight. It is not how late you go to bed rather how early that effects the quality of sleep * Avoid daytime naps of greater than one hour and naps late in the afternoon as this can adversely affect dream sleep at night * Avoid drinking caffeinated drink (coffee, tea, soft drink) after 12 pm * Avoid exercising too late at night( 3-4 hours before bed time). Best time to exercise is early in the morning If your partner snores, move to another room * Create a sleep promoting environment that is quiet, dark, cool (19-20 C ), and comfortable * Avoid watching tv before bed * Avoid having any mobile phones and electrical appliances within one metre of your bed * Eat light meals at night. Your body needs to use its energy to rejuvenates itself rather than spend the night digesting the food you have eaten the night before

Stress Relief Tips Family problems, not enough time, trouble with friends these are just a few of the many things that cause stress. These seven tips can help. * Allow plenty of time. Being too busy is a big source of stress. * Exercise. It's a great stress buster. * Get plenty of rest and eat well. You'll be able to handle stress better when it does come up. * Discuss your problems with a friend or family member. * When stress hits big, take a time-out. A few minutes away from the problem can help. * Breathe deeply slowly in, slowly out. Think of something pleasant. * Ask for help. If you feel like your stress is just too much, talk with your family, a friend or a counselor.

Turmeric Cure For Allergies Being a powerful anti-inflammatory agent it helps individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric is known to lower Total cholesterol and ldl cholesterol while increasing hdl cholesterol. It reduces blood sugar level in diabetics It boosts stomach defences against acid. The antioxidant activity of turmeric is mainly associated with its phenolic fraction, curcuminoids, which act as free radical scavengers as well as inhibitors of leukotrienes and prostaglandin synthesis. Turmeric is one of the best medicinal spices in the world. It is used in cooking for its detox properties to neutralise any toxins if present in the food preparation. Turmeric is being used in Ayurveda since centuries as an internal medicine for a variety of conditions ranging from allergy to diabetes, and as an external application for beauty as well as in skin disorders and arthritis. A few simple turmeric remedy for Allergies. Ground Turmeric and Ground Curry leaves one heaped teaspoon each to be taken together early morning in empty stomach for 3 to 6 weeks. Proven very effective in chronic allergic rhinitis.

Low Back Pain Relief Tips Here are examples of natural or home remedies that offer low back pain relief. * heat and cold applications such as electric pillow or an all-day heat wrap, hot showers/bath, ice packs or even a bag of frozen vegetables. * natural analgesic creams such as those with Capsaicin. * creams with bee venom extract. * acupuncture and reflexology. * massage and acupressure. * regular exercising, even during the pain flare up, but with gentle moves that don’t put pressure on the lower back etc.

Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the world. Iron deficiency at critical times of growth and development can result in premature births, low birth weight babies, delayed growth and development, delayed normal infant activity and movement. Iron deficiency can result in poor memory or poor cognitive skills and can result in poor performance in school, work,and in military or recreational activities. Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms. 1. Your fingernails break easily. 2. You may feel a lack of hunger. 3. You may be having a lot of headaches. 4. You may feel lethargic and weak 5. There might be a shortness of breath. 6. You may be feeling depressed or agitated. 7. Sometimes there are people that have a sore tongue. 8. Your skin color may be extremely pale. Treatments The treatments given are usually iron supplements unless the cause is kidney disease. Sometimes if the iron deficiency is too severe, a transfusion may be needed. Dietary changes will probably also be given. Eating foods that provide the body with iron such as raisins, dried beans, (in other words legumes), fish, and some meats. Liver is about the best iron source.

Tips for Sound Sleep After good sleep hygiene, the person feel refresh and energies throughout the day. * Warm shower bath is good before going to bed as it helps to relax for good sleep. * Proper and regular time for meal, medications, help to adjust your body clock and ease to smooth sleeping. * Brisk walk for 15-20 minutes preferably in the evening is good for sound sleeping. * Yogasanas, Pranayama and Mediation should be done on regular basis. * Try to avoid stress environment. * Meditation should be performed before going to bed every day as it helps to relax and lighten up your body and helps to give better sleep. * Rigorous exercise should be avoided as it produce stimulants that disturb the sleeping mechanism in the body. * Brahmi Oil helps calm and clear the mind, enhancing peaceful sleep. * Herbs like chamomile, passionflower, and skullcap to help calm the mind, soothe nerves and support sound, restful sleep. * Reading a book, listening soothing music may induce sleeping. * Avoid taking naps, especially after 3.00pm as it hinder in your night sleeping. * Caffeine, nicotine should be avoided, strictly after dinner as it may disturb the rhythm of your body and also not good for sleep hygiene. * Keep yourself away from alcohol and cigarette. * Going to bed hungry or taking heavy dinner both should be discouraged. * Give more weightage to salads and fruits in dinner. * Avoid sleeping pills as it may lead to develop different type of disorders in the body. * Bats sleeps 16 hours a day because its cave is quiet, dark and a little bit cool. We may also make our bedroom quiet, cool and dark for good sleep. * Unless and until you are feeling sleepy, do some work so to encourage your sleeping. * Massage of the head and foot is good for sleeping. To have a hygienic sleep.  

Which Sleep Position is Healthiest?   Back Position Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Bad for: Snoring. Consider this: "Snoring is usually most frequent and severe when sleeping on the back," Olson says. Perfect pillow: One puffy one. The goal is to keep your head and neck supported without propping your head up too much. ******************** Side position Good for: Preventing neck and back pain, reducing acid reflux, snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy Bad for: Your skin and your breasts. Consider this: If you're pregnant, sleep on your left side. It's ideal for blood flow. Perfect pillow: A thick one. "You need to fill the space above your shoulder so your head and neck are supported in a neutral position". ************************ Fetal position Good for: Snoring less, sleeping during pregnancy. Bad for: Preventing neck and back pain, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Consider this: Just straighten out a bit -- try not to tuck your body into an extreme curl. Perfect pillow: One plump pillow -- the same as side position, to give your head and neck support. *********************** Stomach position Good for: Easing snoring Bad for: Avoiding neck and back pain, minimizing wrinkles, maintaining perky breasts. Consider this: Do you snore? "Stomach-sleeping may even be good for you,". Facedown keeps your upper airways more open. So if you snore and aren't suffering from neck or back pain, it's fine to try sleeping on your belly. Perfect pillow: Just one (and make it a thin one) or none at all.