How can Yoga help you with your health problem?

There are a lot of people who are crazy about yoga. The reason why most people do yoga is that it makes them feel better, and it gets them into shape. The different poses and postures help to make your body healthy. Yoga is for most people, the best way to relax and unwind. If your aim is to keep your body in shape, this might be the best exercise for you.

Did you know that yoga is good to fight of certain illness? There have been numerous research, which proved that yoga helps you to control anxiety, reduces asthma, arthritis, blood pressure, back pain, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, diOffice Worker Meditating at Work Reducing Stress Levelsabetes, headaches, stress and many more.

Yoga has a lot of benefits and advantages. All in a day’s work, it can reduce tension and stress. Of course after a heavy day, you will feel that your muscles have been stuck up, and you will feel wasted.

If you do yoga, your self esteem will be higher. It is important to gain more confidence inside and out so that you can face people with no worries.

Yoga is good for the body in increasing your muscle tone, strength, endurance and flexibility.
If you are too fat and conscious about your body figure, yoga can help you lower your fat and keep your body in shape. Yoga exercises can burn excess fat and give you the desired figure that you want.

If you need time to relax and forget your responsibilities, yoga will be good to improve your concentration and enhance your creativity. Yoga will help you to think in a more positive way. If you have a fresh mind, you can think of good things and apply it easily.

Your body needs to relax once in a while. Sometimes, work can leave us wasted and exhausted. During the heavy days, we may not find time to unwind because work is still on our mind. Yoga can help you create a sense of calmness and well being.

Yoga exercise helps you improve a good circulation. Your organs and veins need to be exercised for it to function properly. Yoga can help stimulate your immune system and keep diseases at bay. If you have a good immune system, you can be sure that you are free from sickness.

Some people do yoga to be enlightened. They believe that yoga will help them bring up their spirit and keep them relieved. Yoga works differently for everyone, be it spiritual, emotional, psychological, mental and physical.

People think that yoga is only for spiritual people. But that belief is wrong. Even if you are not that religious, you can still do yoga. You will see and feel the difference at the same time. Find out how it works for you.

Due to the pressure and demands of life, we become stressed out, and we forget the essence of life. We tend to lose touch with the ones we used to spend time with, even ourselves.

We find that we are, most of the time, having to deal with deadlines and the hassle of keeping up with the paste of life. This leaves us a small time to wander and have that physical awareness.

These are the few things that yoga can provide. Find time to dedicate a part of it to yourself to relax and unwind in a way only yoga can give you.Man Performing Yoga by Lake

The difference between Stomach flu and the other flu

Do you know the difference between the flu and the stomach flu?

While “stomach flu” is a popular term, it is not a correct medical diagnosis. These are actually two different diagnosis caused by two different types of irritants. The correct term for the stomach flu is gastroenteritis.  ‘Gastro’ meaning stomach, ‘enter’ relating to the intestines and ‘itis’ meaning inflammation.

People who are suffering from gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, will have irritation or inflammation of the stomach and intestines, the gastrointestinal tract.  Gastroenteritis can be caused by either virus, bacteria or a parasite and does not necessarily need to be caused by an infectious process.  Triggers for gastroenteritis can include lactose intolerance or other allergic reactions to specific food types.

On the other hand, the flu is caused by a virus known as influenza.  The flu often mimics the same symptoms as a respiratory cold except that it begins much more quickly with symptoms of fatigue, fever and respiratory congestion.  Individuals who suffer from an upper respiratory infection, also known as the common cold, may also suffer from a low grade fever; but individuals who are experiencing the flu will generally have a fever greater than 100° Fahrenheit.

There are over 100 different types of viruses that can cause the common cold, yet only influenza virus types A, B and C will cause the flu.  However, while there are only three different types of influenza that cause the flu, all of these types are capable of genetic mutation and developing different strains each year.  The flu will also lead to more severe or life-threatening illnesses, such as pneumonia, in individuals who are immune suppressed or who have other underlying medical conditions which make their overall health precarious.  Individuals who are older, young children, those suffering from AIDS, cancer or other milder chronic conditions such as diabetes or asthma, may suffer more severe affects from having the flu.

Treatment for each of these conditions will vary depending upon the individual’s overall health and the underlying reason for the condition.  In other words, in a normal, healthy, young male or female additional treatment for the flu may not be necessary.  Individuals are able to recover from this illness by increasing the amount of fluids that they drink each day, getting plenty of rest and good nutrition.  However, individuals who have asthma or cancer may find that they need supportive care that is hospital-based rather than home-based.  Within the hospital, physicians and nurses will be able to administer intravenous fluids, oxygen and antibiotics for those who go on to develop pneumonia.

Gastroenteritis, sometimes called the stomach flu, may include a headache, fever and swollen lymph glands depending upon the particular germ that is causing the symptoms.  However, the individual will also suffer from abdominal cramping, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Individuals can experience gastroenteritis from food poisoning, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic reactions, parasite infections or viruses and bacteria.

In severe cases, the individual will lose a significant amount of body fluid that can result in dehydration.  Unfortunately, it does not take the loss of too much fluid in order to induce a medical situation that requires immediate attention of a physician.  Signs of dehydration can include lightheadedness; increased thirst; dry, sticky, mucous membranes; lack of normal elasticity of the skin and decrease the output of urine or tears. Individuals who have gastroenteritis may find they are unable to keep water in their stomachs without vomiting or may find they are unable to keep up with their fluid needs because of severe diarrhea.

For the most part, individuals who suffer from gastroenteritis can be treated at home with good, supportive care.  In common cases, such as viruses or allergic reactions to a particular food, individuals are able to recover nicely from gastroenteritis without significant medical intervention.  You can avoid dehydration by sipping clear fluids and gradually introducing a bland diet that includes bananas, rice, apple sauce and dry toast.  This diet is often referred to as the BRAT diet.  Eating bland dry foods makes it easier for the digestive system to accommodate the nutrition and calories and is unlikely to irritate a sensitive gastrointestinal tract.

When physicians or medical personnel are discussing the flu they are referring to the respiratory condition caused by influenza.  When referring to the stomach virus medical personnel may call it “stomach flu” or will more correctly call it a gastroenteritis or stomach virus.

The differentiation between these two diagnoses is usually easy to discern.  However, some people who suffer from the influenza virus will also have vomiting and diarrhea making the differentiation slightly more challenging.  These symptoms are usually rare but may happen when individuals suffer from a normally sensitive stomach and then experience the influenza virus.

So, the next time you tell someone you have the flu be sure to these specific about exactly what illness you really did experience!



Cleveland Clinic: Gastroenteritis
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Viral Gastroenteritis
KidsHealth.org: What is the Flu?
MayoClinic.com: Dehydration

Aromatherapy; Lavender

LavanderLatin name: Lavandula Augustifolia

Of all the Essential Oils, Lavender is unquestionably the most versatile and well-used oil and is also one of the few oils
that can be applied to the skin without diluting first. The antiseptic properties of lavender make it, especially valuable in skin care.
Lavender’s calming and soothing properties have a balancing effect on body and mind. Which is ideal when you’re stressed and tensed, and you’re in desperate need of relaxation. Furthermore, it will help, bring you in the mood to sleep.

The oil is extracted from the flowering tips of the evergreen shrub. It is cultivated in southern Europe, and in countries as apart as Australia and Britain.

Herbal Tradition:
Lavender was a favourite bathtime cleanser for the ancient Romans and has been used to speed healing.
Since the 18th century, it has been used in soap, perfumes, talc and pot-pourri

The essential oil is one of the most commonly used. It is both relaxing and stimulating, a powerful antiseptic and healer.
It also calms, refreshes, invigorates and lifts the spirit.

In aromatherapy it is excellent for tension, tiredness or depression, skin problems and aches or pains.
Because it is so gentle, it may be applied undiluted to burnt skin or insect bites and is safe to use during pregnancy.

Home Use:
Massage, baths, inhalation, poultice, compress.
A few drops in a hot bath will make you feel pleasantly drowsy and relieve anxiety. In a cool bath, it will refresh and energise.
Inhale a few drops from a tissue to clear the head and lift the spirits.
In massage, it is good for tense muscles or mental fatigue.
A lavender bath at night or a few drops on a pillow produce a calming effect.
Give your feet a treat with a delicious lavender foot bath.

Lavender is a brilliant first aider – dab neat onto cuts, abrasions, burns, insect bites and stings and watch how fast they heal.

It blends well with most oils, especially:
citrus oils;
Clary Sage;

It is perfectly safe for home use.

Health Problems Earthing Therapy Can Help You With!

Earthing Therapy can you help you with several health problems and other important issues.

    Earthing, Pain and Inflammation®
    Earthing and Nighttime Urination®
    Earthing and anti-aging®
    Earthing and Wounds®
    Earthing and Sleep®
    Earthing Blood Electrodynamics and High Blood Pressure®
    Earthing, Blood Sugar Regulation, Diabetes and Obesity®
    Earthing and Hormones (Cortisol, thyroid)®
    Earthing and Auto Immune Conditions.®
    Earthing and the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)®
    Earthing and Chronic Fatigue®
    Earthing and Electrosensitivity®
    Earthing and Household EMF®
    Earthing Mobile phones and PC’s®
    Earthing and the Brain®
    Earthing and Osteoporosis®
    Earthing® and Exercise

What is Earthing?

Many people have noticed that they feel better when they spend time barefoot in the outdoors. Now we know why!

Earthing™ (re-connecting with the earth) is a recent idea. It is based on scientific evidence confirming the long-suspected necessity for barefoot contact with the earth. Modern science has determined that standing barefoot on the earth (or otherwise connecting to the natural frequencies of the earth) has a wide variety of effects on the human body.

Standing barefoot on the earth (or otherwise connecting to the natural frequencies of the earth) connects the human body with an unlimited supply of free electrons resident in and on the surface of the earth. Standing barefoot on the earth also connects the human body with rhythmic cycles of the earth’s energy field. These appear important for synchronizing biological clocks, hormonal cycles and physiological rhythms.

The cells in your body constantly draw energy from the brain and the Earth’s electromagnetic field in an effort to achieve what is called “magnetic resonance”. Magnetic resonance occurs when the magnetic frequency in your brain matches a harmonic of the frequencies of the other organs and body tissues.
This normally occurs for only brief periods during sleep. During these periods, your body’s ability to heal, create enzymes and boost immunity is enhanced. Other vital functions related to magnetic resonance are being discovered almost daily by those working in the emerging field of quantum medicine. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 00;97;6242) (FASEB J 92;(abstract 2433)(Sci Week 00;Vol4(32))
– Dr.David Williams, Alternatives, March 2004.

Because our modern lifestyle prohibits most people from spending time in direct contact with the earth, Barefoot Connections™ products were designed to help make the connection – in the comfort of your own home or work place. In today’s world, re-connecting with the earth (Earthing™) could be one of the most important things you do!

This simple diagram illustrates how the concept of Earthing™ works. When a person is in bed – resting or sleeping on either the Barefoot Connections™ Bed Pad or on a Barefoot Connections™ Sheet Set – the body is connected to the earth. The sheeting fabric contains a grid of conductive, inherently antimicrobial, silver yarn. The fabric snaps to a copper wire system which is connected to the earth via a cable and stainless 3mm diameter, 30 cm long rod. The connection point does not require a big area- just 3cm (1 inch) diameter – as long as the roping reaches into continuous soil. (Unfortunately a plant pot wont work, as we want a connection to the whole earth field.) The body is immediately brought to the same electrical potential as the earth and connected with the earth’s vital electrons and other natural rhythms and frequencies. All of this occurs at the speed of light and without effort while in a state of rest or sleep.

Here’s how YOU can use
The Earthing Therapy right NOW!

Go outside for at least 30 minutes with bare feet and walk, play, run, sit or lay down on grass, concrete, dirt or sand and feel the difference in your body and your energy levels.

Because these surfaces are conductive it will allow the Earth’s Energy to flow into your body and it will help you with your health problems the Natural Way.