Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Juicy Lemon (info found on FB)


Lemon: Nature’s Boon
Lemon has proved to be nature’s boon to the entire mankind. It gives solution to many health related problems. It has its own set of antiseptic and natural medications. Make sure you eat atleast one-fourth or half lemon daily.

Health benefits of lemon are due to many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates present in it. Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoid, a composite that holds antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, skin care, fever, hair care, dental care, indigestion and many other health problems. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can cure kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which can prevent formation of crystals.

# Indigestion and Constipation:
Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and consitpation. Add a few drops of lemon on your dish (take care lemon does not go well with milk), and it will aid in difestion. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent. A good drink post lunch or dinner is fresh lemon soda (also called fresh lime soda in many places). The recipe is add lemon juice, some cold water, soda, salts (common salt or rock salt) and sugar/honey (if you want it sweet), and mix it in a glass. You can also add some mint leaves or crushed fennel seeds for added taste. Drink this whenever you have a heavy lunch/dinner.

# Fever:
Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

# Dental Care:
Lemon juice is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums. In addition, lemon can also be used in regular cleansing of your teeth. You can look for a toothpaste containing lemon as one of the ingredients, or add a drop of lemon juice on your toothpaste. Some people also rub their teeth with the outer shell (the inner side touching your teeth) of a lemon after removing the juice. Take care - if you mouth starts burning, quickly put some water in your mouth.

# Hair Care:
Lemon juice has proved itself in the treatment of hair care on a wide scale. Lemon juice if applied on the scalp can treat problems like dandruff, hair fall and other problems related to hair and scalp. Lemon juice if applied on the hair, gives a natural shine to hair.

# Skin Care:
Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon juice can be applied to stop sun burn also. It helps to get relieved from bee sting as well. Lemon juice can also be applied on the skin for acne and eczema problems. It acts as an anti ageing remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking of lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings glow to the skin. If you search thoroughly in the market, you will find some soaps containing lemon juice also.

# Burns:
Lemon juice if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

# Internal Bleeding:
As lemon has antiseptic and styptics properties, it can stop internal bleeding. You can apply lemon juice on small cotton and place inside to nose to stop nose bleeding.

# Rheumatism:
Lemon is also a diuretic and can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

# Weight Loss:
If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

# Respiratory Disorders:
Lemon juice assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma. Lemon, being a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with respiratory disorders.

# Cholera:
The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon juice, as it acts as a blood purifier.

# Foot Relaxation:
Lemon is an aromatic and antiseptic agent and is useful in foot relaxation. Add some lemon juice in warm water and dip the foot in the water to get foot relaxation.

# Corn:
Lemon juice can dissolve lumps on the skin. It can be applied at the places where the skin has been hardened up. Drinking of lemon juice with water can facilitate the patient to get rid of stones.

# Throat Infections:
Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections as it has an antibacterial property.

# High Blood Pressure:
Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering with heart problems as it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as provides relaxation to mind and body. It reduces mental stress and depression.

People use lemon to make lemonade by mixing lemon juice with water. Many people use lemon as a washing agent, as it can remove stains. Lemon can also repel mosquitoes. Drinking of lemon juice with olive oil helps to get rid of gall stones. Lemon is well known for its medicinal control and is used in many different ways. As per the results reported in a study of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, lemon provides human guard against inflammatory polyarthritis and arthritis.


I found this posted on https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Medical-Awareness/304386039612985

I've heard of how lemons can benefit burns and help weight loss, but many of those items I had never heard of... I think I will be paying more attention to lemons from now on! ;o)

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Day #5- Ekphrasis Post :o(

I am sad to say that no matter how much research I have done, I still cannot understand the meaning of Ekphrasis.

I even asked my other blogging friends, and my photography friends, and they were as stumped as me!

So with that being said, I am sad to report that this is going to be one of my "get out of jail free" days.  I hope that in reading other posts from other bloggers I will finally understand what Ekphrasis is all about!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Day #4- I write about my health because...

Writing about my health has helped me to keep track of things going on with me, and sometimes see a pattern that could help me figure out what is wrong with me, if anything.

It's helpful to be able to keep track of certain symptoms, ailments, and other problems. More for yourself, it helps with a diagnosis for your doctor, if you need to see the doctor for a specific issue.

Another great reason to write about your health is to share with other's what you have dealt with, and hopefully help someone else who may have the same symptoms find the help they need. Also it gives others the reassurance that they are not alone in their health problems.

Since I started this blog, I have been mostly focusing on several areas of importance for myself. Weight  loss, healthy eating, safe pregnancy, and products that are better for your health have been a few topics that I have blogged about. When I blogged about my battle with staph, I also found a lot of information on the internet to talk about and refer to. Little did I know that I would end up on the top of the search engines with those posts. I had quite a few comments from others who have had problems with staph as well, as well as compliments on how informative my blog was for others.  Just knowing that I was able to help someone makes me even more willing to share with everyone some of my health issues, along with other information that I find to compliment.

I don't pretend to be a health expert, and I have that stated clearly on the main page of my blog. I hope to be able to continue being a source of information and a stepping stone for others who are looking for more information before going to their doctors.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Day #3-Superpower Day :o)

Oh boy. If I had a superpower, what would that be???? You honestly got me on that one, LOL!

I think the lazy person in me would say the power to move solid objects with my mind.

That being said, being able to move solid objects with my mind would make it easier to multitask, I think. That would mean that I can sit at the computer and work, while I'm "cleaning" the house. Just the thought of thinking about doing that sounds like so much fun!! In fact,  being able to do that just may help me get over my laziness and be more productive. Although, the downside to that would be me sitting at the computer for longer periods, or even just being too inactive at times.

Boy, I still think that would be AWESOME to have that superpower... hmmm, what would give that to me?  A vat of super-radio-active slime? Being bitten by a strange insect or animal?  Having an alien posses my body???

Monday, April 02, 2012

Day #2- Quotation Inspiration

Day #2- Quotation Inspiration

A simple saying. Powerful though.

I do over think things. Sometimes to the point that I am doubting my own decisions that I either already made or that I need to make. Like where diet and exercise are concerned... I think to myself and imagine in my head how I'm going to be doing certain exercises, eating certain foods and being overall happy. Thinking is way easier than actually doing. Like the other saying "easier said than done."

And, actually, I was over thinking how to do this post, LOL! I came up with another great quote though that is extremely powerful when you think about it:
And yes, it really has a lot to do with what you think. It's a challenge for some people though to think before they speak, and when you think about the meaning of Mr. Krabs wise words (which I'm sure he copied from someone else somewhere cause he didn't want to think) you will know that thinking and expressing what you think without words CAN be very powerful.

Wow, I'm sure that by the end of this post you will have counted the word "think" too many times :o)

When I was younger I was always the quiet bookworm that just happened to enjoy music, therefore turned into a bookworm band nerd... But my one fault was that I never thought about what I would say before actually saying it. That fault of mine would get me into trouble sometimes. I remember back in elementary school, I had been invited to play softball with some other 4th graders that I had previously had problems with. I was so excited that they had said that they wanted to try and be a friend and were supposedly sorry for causing problems with me. After a few days, I overheard one boy telling another that he was not going to allow a certain person to play because of something he did or had said before. Well, when we went out for lunch recess, I ended up walking with that particular kid, and I told him that so and so had said he couldn't play. Well, that turned into a right mess. Everyone got mad at me, calling me a tattle tale, liar, stupid (you name it, they said it), and then they kicked ME off the team.  I remember distinctly saying to the one boy in particular that started everything "But I thought you said..."

That right there was my downfall for a number of years. Some kids said I thought too much, LOL! Well, let me tell you right now, if Mr. Krabs had been around when I was in elementary school and had told me "it's not always what you say that matters. Sometimes, it's what you don't say." then I know things would have been different. I THOUGHT I had been doing this "poor" kid a favor by telling him what the other boys had said.

Now, I know that I think too much. And that first saying "I over think things" is VERY accurate. Going back to this diet and exercise thing: thinking is not the same as doing.  I see an idea for a recipe and I think "Oh, that looks good. I will try it."  Who knows how much later and you ask me how was that dish, and I'll have to think about it then truthfully say "I haven't made it yet. I think I will do that tomorrow"  Or, when I read about a particular exercise routine I'll think that's cool as well, and make a mental note to try it out, but do I actually put thoughts into actions?? Nope. Not one iota of my thoughts make it past the thought stage. Ok, I lied, some do, but the more important ones don't. Important ones such as calling a doctor and making an appointment to have my moles checked, or sending in an application for a job.

And then when I think about what it is I have to do, I start worrying. Worrying is the "what-if" stage of thinking. Your thoughts always start with "what if this happens?" or "what if I don't get that job?" Then I start fretting, which is the "OMG what the hell am I going to do about all my problems" stage of thinking.  Then all that fretting and worrying can sometimes overlap and actually happen at the same time... by that time you start to become depressed. Some people even become bi-polar or even as bad as schizophrenic!

When you get to THAT point in your life, you may want to actually STOP thinking for a while.

Strangely enough, my thoughts wandered a bit during my preparation of this blog post. Did I over think what I was going to do??? Sometimes what I think never even hits paper, or my fingers to be typed, or my mouth to be said. They just stay in my head and drive me absolutely bonkers.

Which is happening right now. I am getting distracted and my thoughts are heading elsewhere. Maybe because it is after midnight and I am getting tired.

So just remember the wise words of Mr. Krabs "It's not always what you say that matters. Sometimes, it's what you don't say."  I will leave you to your own thoughts to mull that one over! ;o)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Challenge Day #1- Health Time Capsule

Health Time Capsule

I'm making a time capsule of my health journal and it won't be opened until 2112. First thing that is included is a current photo of me. Along with the photo will be a sheet of paper that will have my vital statistics- i.e. age, height, weight, hair color, and eye color. I will include copies of my favorite recipes and other foods that I love to eat.  I will have information on what diets are currently trending- such as Atkins, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers. I will also include information about the current health and wellness companies that are making an overall impact on everyday life, such as Visalus, Herbalife, Melaleuca, among others. And last but not least, I will include materials such as DVD's of the top workouts today, including Yoga, Zumba, Crossfit, Turbo Jam, Insanity, P90X, and many more.

When it is opened again in 2112, people will be surprised that some aspects of our lifestyle have not changed much in 100 years while other aspects have made huge changes. I honestly believe that some of the top health and wellness companies today will be even stronger in the future. I also believe that food choices will be healthier. The current choices today for diet programs will have changed dramatically, almost become non-existent, and workouts will have new twists to them.

I would love to live another 100 years. Perhaps in my lifetime we will find a way to extend our lifespan, even if its just an extra 10-20 years. I'm a huge science fiction fan, and when I read stories about people living for 200+ years, I always wonder if we will ever find the way to achieve that.