Monday, 20 February 2012

Clipix: Organise your life!

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You can then create clipboards meant for whatever thing, whether it is an article you need to study or online useful tool you are having an idea to buy, gift ideas or else food recipes you want to try. I guess your catalog is factually never ending. So, why you are waiting for? Just Clipix now and enjoy!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Clipix: Organise your life!

I am having the habit of bookmarking the interesting and useful sites that I come across while surfing online. Very recently, I have found an online site that is a smart place let you clip the most excellent fun things you hit upon over online to pass on to in the future. As a matter of fact, I am in the procedure of refashion my home and I discover such pretty adorn ideas or else executive ideas that I really would like to watch over as well as track on it.                                                
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Every now and then I would like to pay attention to the craft ideas or else techniques I want to make an effort on. In this online site we can able to make personalized clipboards to put in our clips to. And, we can prefer to maintain our clips personal or else we can share them with our beloved friends. We can also add others to our boards subsequently they can add clips too. In this way we can able to view what they include as well as they can also able to see what we add. This thing is really a perfect one if in the case while you are setting up a party with our friends and wish to keep watching beautify ideas or else contain a monthly craft group you would like to acquire ideas for. It has in actual fact a versatile clip it button that we can persevere with our toolbar thus while we are roving around online glancing at such things, we just hit it off the clip button and it adds it to no matter what toolbar we would like it to be on. This is really so cool! So, why you are waiting for? Just sign up for clipix now and enjoy!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Astragalus



General Information

Originally from China, astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. In the U.S., the plant became popular in the 80s. In fact, there are over 2,000 species of astragalus. However, these are the two related species Astragalus membranaceus and Astragalus called mongholicus which are mainly used for medical purposes.

Common Name
astragalus, bei qi, huang qi, astragalus ascending

Scientific Name
Astragalus membranaceus, Astragalus mongholicus, Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

How does it work?

The root of the astragalus is usually used in soups, teas, extracts and capsules. Most of the time, astragalus is associated with other plants such as ginseng, angelica, and licorice.

Astragalus has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, usually in combination with other herbs, to strengthen and stimulate the immune system. It is still used widely in China to treat chronic hepatitis and as adjuvant therapy against cancer.

This plant is also used for preventing and treating the common cold and upper respiratory tract infections.

Astragalus is also used against heart disease.

Your health care provider you may have recommended this product against other diseases. If you have questions, contact your health care provider.

Diseases it can cure
 
Tonsillitis
Angina
Bronchitis
Fever
Congestive heart failure
Laryngitis
Coronary artery disease
Otitis media
Common cold
Sinusitis

Data proving that it is possible to use the astragalus against a given health disorder are limited. The results of small preliminary studies indicate that astragalus may benefit heart function and may help the immune system to fight infections.

Some studies have shown the potential benefits of the use of astragalus - in combination with another herb, glossy privet flower (Ligustrum lucidum) as adjuvant therapy for cancer. In general, however, these studies were not well designed.

The NCCAM-funded investigators are studying the effects of astragalus on the body, especially on the immune system.

It is estimated that astragalus does not present a danger to most adults. Possible side effects are not known because astragalus is generally used in combination with other plants.

Astragalus may interact with drugs that inhibit the immune system, such as cyclophosphamide, a drug taken by patients with cancer and the same type of drug taken by people who have had organ transplants.

It is best to avoid using astragalus species that grow in the U.S., as "Oxytropis Lambert", since these species may have a different mode of action and other side effects.

Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider all natural health products you use.


Friday, 10 February 2012

Aloe Vera


General Information

The use of aloe goes back 6000 years to the time of ancient Egypt, when the plant was carved in stone. She was nicknamed "the plant of immortality", and was offered to deceased pharaohs.

Common Name
Aloe, aloe vera, aloe Cape, Barbados aloe, aloe vera

Scientific Name
Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis, Asphodelaceae

How does it work?

Aloe leaves contain a clear gel that is often used as a topical ointment.

The green leaf that surrounds the gel can be used to produce a juice or a dried substance (called latex) that is taken orally.

Traditionally, aloe was used topically to heal wounds and all sorts of skin problems, and orally as a laxative.

Today, in addition to its traditional uses, aloe is taken orally to treat various conditions such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and osteoarthritis. Aloe Vera is used topically to relieve arthritis, burns, sunburn, and psoriasis.

Aloe gel is found in hundreds of skin products, including lotions and sunscreens.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved aloe vera as a natural food flavoring agent.

Your health care provider you may have recommended this product against other diseases. If you have questions, contact your health care provider.

Diseases it can cure

Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Asthma
Constipation
Sunburn
Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes

Aloe latex contains strong laxative components. Products made with various components of aloe (aloin, aloe-emodin, and barbaloin) were at one time regulated by the FDA as oral laxatives-counter (OTC). In 2002, the FDA required that all OTC laxative products with aloe are eliminated from the U.S. market or reformulated because the companies that manufactured them did not provide the necessary safety data.

Previous studies showed that aloe gel applied topically could help heal burns and superficial wounds. However, one study showed that aloe gel inhibits healing of deep surgical wounds. The aloe gel does not serve to prevent burns caused by radiotherapy.

There is not enough scientific evidence to support the use of aloe against other diseases.

The topical use of aloe vera is not associated with significant side effects.

Abdominal cramps and diarrhea were observed in the oral use of aloe.

Diarrhea caused by laxative effect of aloe vera taken orally may reduce the absorption of many drugs.

People with diabetes who use drugs to bring down the sugar should be careful if they also take the aloe by mouth because preliminary studies indicate that aloe may lower blood sugar in the blood.

Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider all natural health products you use.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Garlic


General Information

Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant of the lily family. This is thousands of years as it is used as a medicine and as spice.

Common Name
garlic

Scientific Name
Allium sativum, Alliaceae

How it works?

The garlic cloves can be eaten raw or cooked. They can also be dried or powdered and used in tablets and capsules. Raw garlic cloves can be used to make oils and liquid extracts.

Garlic as a dietary supplement is most often used by people with high cholesterol, heart disease or high blood pressure.

Garlic is also used to prevent certain types of cancer, including cancer of the stomach and colon.

Your health care provider you may have recommended this product against other diseases. If you have questions, contact your health care provider.

It can be used for the following diseases:
  • Tonsillitis
  • Angina
  • High Cholesterol
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Laryngitis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Otitis media
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
There are some data showing that a high intake of garlic can slightly lower the blood cholesterol. Studies have emphasized the positive effect of a short-term use (1-3 months). However, a study funded by NCCAM to examine the safety and effectiveness of three garlic preparations (fresh garlic, garlic powder tablets dried, and tablets of aged garlic extract) for lower blood cholesterol levels, found no effect.

Preliminary research suggests that a high intake of garlic may slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), a condition that can lead to heart disease or stroke (CVA).

Results were mixed when it comes to whether a high intake of garlic cans slightly lowering blood pressure.

Some studies show that regular consumption of garlic can lower the risk of certain cancers. However, no clinical trial has examined this. A clinical trial on long-term use of garlic supplements to prevent cancer of the stomach, found no effect.

Among the recent research funded by NCCAM, we can mention the studies on the interaction of garlic with some drugs and its potential to thin the blood.

The use of garlic seems to be safe for most adults.

Side effects include bad breath and body odor, heartburn, abdominal pain and allergic reactions. These side effects are more common during the consumption of raw garlic.

Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) in the same way as ASA (acetylsalicylic acid). This effect can cause problems during surgery or shortly after. Use garlic with caution if you have surgery or dental work, or if you have a bleeding disorder. It seems wise to avoid eating garlic or taking a garlic supplement for at least one week before surgery.

It was found that garlic inhibited the effectiveness of saquinavir, a drug used to treat HIV infection. Its effect on other drugs has not yet been studied.

Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider all natural health products you use.


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Black cohosh


General Information

The black cohosh is a member of the buttercup family, a plant native to North America. Its use has become established in the Native American medicine and it was among the home remedies American 19th century.

Common Name
Black cohosh, black cohosh, bug-hunting, cimifuge, grass bug, black snake, Bladder campion

Scientific Name
Actaea racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa

How does it work?

The underground stems and roots of black cohosh are commonly used fresh or dried in full-bodied teas (infusions), capsules, solid extracts used in the preparation of pills or liquid extracts (tinctures).

The black cohosh has historically been used against rheumatism (arthritis and muscle pain), but it has been used more recently to treat hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and other symptoms that appear during menopause.

The black cohosh has also been used to treat cases of menstrual irregularity, premenstrual syndrome and to induce labor.

Your health care provider may have recommended this product against other diseases. Contact a health care provider if you have any questions.

Study results do not agree to show that black cohosh effectively relieves menopausal symptoms. A study funded by NCCAM found that black cohosh used alone or in combination with other herbs, has failed to relieve hot flashes or night sweats in postmenopausal women or premenopausal.

Most studies conducted so far have lasted less than six months, so it is unclear what would be the safety of long-term use.

NCCAM is funding studies that will attempt to better understand the possible effects of black cohosh on hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

There is not enough reliable data to determine whether black cohosh is effective against rheumatism and if it could have other jobs.

According to a specialist in U.S. Pharmacopoeia, women should stop using the black cohosh and consult a health care professional if they are suffering from a liver disorder or if they observe the manifestation of symptoms of liver dysfunction as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice. Several cases of hepatitis (liver inflammation) were reported while the women who used black cohosh observed renal failure. It is unknown whether black cohosh was the cause of these problems. Although these types of cases occur only very rarely and that their protests are not based on strong evidence, the research specialists still feel some concern about the possible effects of black cohosh on the liver.

The black cohosh can cause headaches and abdominal discomfort. Clinical trials comparing the effects of the plant and those of estrogen reported a low number of side effects, including headaches, stomach problems, heaviness in the legs and weight problems.

No interaction was reported between black cohosh and prescription drugs.

The safety of black cohosh has not been clearly established in the case of women who had breast cancer or in the case of pregnant women.

The black cohosh should not be confused with blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides). These two plants are different in terms of properties, therapeutic uses and side effects. The black cohosh is sometimes used in combination with blue cohosh to stimulate the intensity of uterine contractions during childbirth. This therapy caused side effects that affected newborns and has been attributed to blue cohosh.

Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider all natural health products you use.


Friday, 3 February 2012

Folic acid


General Information

Folic acid is a vitamin B group and since it is water soluble, it stays in the body for quite some time. It is found in supplement form and in fortified foods.

Folate from food sources (eg. Green vegetables, mushrooms, liver, bananas, oranges and tomato juice). The body absorbs and uses folic acid more easily than folate from food. The terms folic acid and folate are synonyms often used interchangeably to refer to folic acid supplements.

Common Name

Folic acid, folate, vitamin B9, folacin

Scientific Name

Folic acid, folate acid, pteroylmonoglutamic

How this product works usually?

Folic acid is taken orally and comes in various forms, including chewable tablets, capsules, drops and solutions. The doses ranged from 199 micrograms and 15 micrograms per day for children and adolescents aged 1 to 13, and 30 micrograms to 199 micrograms for those over 14 years. Those whose doctor diagnosed a severe folate deficiency may need higher doses.

For what purposes?

Folic acid contributes significantly to maintaining good health. It helps the body to metabolize proteins and also plays an important role in the functioning of the brain and nerves. It has an important influence on the formation of red blood cells and the production of genetic material known as DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Folic acid is especially important during pregnancy because a low level of folic acid can cause neural tube defects; it is a birth defect where the tissue surrounding the spine does not close properly during development.

Your health care provider may have recommended this product against other diseases. Contact a health care provider if you have any questions.

The folic acid supplements are effective in treating various types of anemia caused by an abnormal reduction in the number of healthy red blood cells, and due to low levels of folic acid in the body.

It is strongly recommended for pregnant women to take folic acid to prevent neural tube defects in their babies, and they commonly prey. In general, folic acid is safe for pregnant or nursing, as long as they comply with the recommended doses.

Folic acid is often prescribed to people who take low-dose methotrexate for long periods (this drug is frequently used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis). It is a way to prevent mouth sores, nausea and vomiting that may cause methotrexate.

We also assessed the intake of folic acid with vitamins B6 and B12 in order to prevent heart disease. However, a recent study has confirmed that this combination of supplements, compared to a "sugar pill" (placebo), does not reduce the risk of death, heart attack or stroke in the case of persons who have history of heart disease or diabetes.

At recommended doses, folic acid is well tolerated. By cons, high doses can cause side effects such as abdominal cramping, diarrhea, rash, sleep disturbances, irritability and confusion.

It could be an interaction between folic acid and certain medications against seizures. Discuss your concerns with your pharmacist.

Before taking any new medications, including natural health products, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider. Tell your health care provider all natural health products you use.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

How much you are having knowledge on fertility? - II


You should not consult a physician before trying to become pregnant for at least a year.

The answer is false.

In the cases described below, you must consult your doctor immediately

- the female partner is aged over 35 and you try to have a baby for 6 months or more
- your partner or yourself are likely to experience fertility problems
- you have experienced more than three consecutive spontaneous abortions
- you think you have a problem ovulatory
- your partner or you're concerned about your fertility and you want to see a doctor

Do you believe that younger couples never have fertility problems?

The answer is false

Although age is an important factor for fertility problems, younger people may also experience fertility problems. Among the risk factors that may affect fertility of younger couples are:

- ovulation problems
- blockage or damage to the fallopian tubes (which may be caused by sexually transmitted infections)
- abnormalities of the uterus or cervix
- endometriosis
- a low count or abnormal sperm
- factors related to lifestyle such as alcohol use, smoking and intense exercise
- the excess or deficiency in weight

If you are concerned about your fertility or if either of these risk factors you are concerned, consult your doctor.

Do you believe that it is possible to treat most fertility problems?

The answer is true

Several common problems related to fertility, such as ovulation problems, blockage of the fallopian tubes, fibroids, endometriosis and some of factors that reduce the quality of sperm can be successfully treated by your doctor or fertility specialist.

Among the treatments include:

- Drugs: they can be used to stimulate ovulation or to help when you follow the treatment of medically assisted reproduction such as IVF (in vitro fertilization)

- Surgery: one can use some surgery to correct anatomical problems (such as blocking the fallopian tubes) that can affect infertility.

- Assisted reproduction: these sophisticated treatments to help fertility can unite the sperm to the egg and putting them in the womb.

You think that you take good care of yourself, so that you should not have difficulty in becoming pregnant after the age of 35.

The answer is false.

Although many couples begin to have children when they are already in their late thirties and even forties, there is no guarantee that a woman can become pregnant after age 35, regardless of shape and health. It becomes more difficult to conceive a child later in life. The woman's fertility is at its peak when in their twenties, and then it starts to decrease with age, particularly after the age of 35.

If you are aged over 35 and you are trying to conceive for six months or more, consult your doctor. Get help quickly to maximize your chances of success!

You should also consult your doctor if you have ovulation problems or if you are concerned about your fertility for other reasons. You may want to also see a fertility specialist.

Infertility is caused by some factors as frequently for both sexes?

The answer is true

Some may think that infertility is a female problem. Yet the problems are a male factor as frequent in infertility as women's issues. About a third of infertility is caused by male factors, another third is caused by female factors and the final third is caused by a combination of male and female and from unknown causes.

Fertility problems most common in men are low count and poor sperm quality.

Fertility problems most common in women are ovulation problems. Other problems frequently associated with female infertility blockage and damage to the fallopian tubes.

If you are concerned about your fertility, ask your doctor.

Women still ovulate during the 14th day of their cycle.


The answer is false

Ovulation occurs 14 days before the first day of menstruation to come. When the cycle is 28 days, ovulation would occur and at day 14. But menstrual cycles do not count every 28 days. Some women may have shorter cycles or longer, in which case ovulation occurs before or after 14 days. If you are menstruating than every few months, it may be that you do not ovulates.

You can track your ovulation by a graph of the temperature of your body (you will notice a temperature spike after ovulation) or by using a kit ovulation predictor. If your ovulatory status or your fertility concerns you, consult your doctor.

If you have menstrual periods, you probably ovulate.

The answer is false.

Women who do not ovulate normally do not menstruate, but it is possible to have periods without ovulating. This is called an anovulatory cycle. If you do not ovulate for one cycle, you can get pregnant during this cycle. Ovulation problems are one of the fertility problems the most common for women. If you are not safe to ovulate or if you think a problem with ovulation is likely to harm your fertility, ask your doctor.

Having sex every day improves your chances of getting pregnant.

The answer is true.

If you have sex on a regular basis every two days, especially during the approximate day of ovulation, it gives you a better chance of conceiving a child. This is so because there will almost always available sperm inside the female to fertilize the egg when it appears. Sperm can survive for several days while the unfertilized egg lives only 12 to 24 hours. Having sex every day does not improve your chances compared to a frequency of every two days because sperm can survive for several days inside the woman.

If you have questions about when you're most fertile, your ovulatory status or the possibility that you will experience fertility problems, consults your doctor or fertility specialist. Your doctor can help you reach your goal of having a child.
                                                                                                                                  

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

How much you are having knowledge on fertility?


 It's time to test your knowledge regarding fertility!

You should not consult a physician before trying to become pregnant for at least a year.
True
False

Do you believe that younger couples never have fertility problems?
True
False

Do you believe that it is possible to treat most fertility problems?
True
False

You think that you take good care of yourself, so that you should not have difficulty in becoming pregnant after the age of 35.
True
False

Infertility is caused by some factors as frequently for both sexes?
True
False

Women still ovulate during the 14th day of their cycle.
True
False

If you have menstrual periods, you probably ovulate.
True
False

Having sex every day improves your chances of getting pregnant.
True