Sunday, July 17, 2011

Remedies for Sinus

Home Remedies for sinus

Causes of Sinus Infection:
* Follow-up to a cold or flu.

* Injury to the nose.

* Growths inside the nose (polyps).

* Smoking.

* Irritating fumes.

* Environmental and food allergies.

The causes for this occurring are referred to under Coughs and Catarrhal Infections and the effects are very similar a blocked-up feeling in the nose, slight temperature, tickly cough, headache and excruciating pain in and around those cavities particularly above the eyes. Many of the remedies, particularly the inhalants, oils and tickly cough cures given under Colds and Chest Infections will work well.

Home Remedies for Sinus Pressure Relief:

* You should inhale steam vapors periodically. This is a very simple yet effective home remedy for sinus allergies. All you have to do is bow your head over a hot water bowl so that the steam can reach your face directly. Start inhaling the steam vapors. Repeat this for 2-3 mins as many times as it is convenient to do so. The main purpose is to thin the usually thick mucus so that drainage is enhanced.

* Consumption of garlic juice or garlic capsules. It has been said that garlic has anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties. Since a sinus infection could be either bacterial or fungal in nature, the properties of garlic should be an effective natural cure. Another option is to put some chopped fresh garlic in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam 2-3 times a day. This is another effective home remedy for sinus allergies.

* Another natural cure and home remedy for sinus infection is to use Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains potassium. This helps decrease mucus production and have shown to be beneficial as a natural home remedy of sinus allergies, runny nose and the common cold. Mix 2 teaspoonfuls of organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a full glass of warm water and drink it up. Do this 3 times a day.

* Food allergy is one of the major causes of sinus allergies. It may sound preposterous, but many people have found that avoiding certain food groups totally cured them of this condition! For chronic sinus allergies sufferers, you need to avoid taking dairy products, wheat, eggs, chickens, ducks, chocolates, peanuts, bananas and corn. To be absolutely sure which food group you may be allergic to, a diagnostic blood test is highly recommended. Therefore, avoiding certain food groups which are known to cause allergic reactions can be a simple and yet effective home remedy for sinus allergies.

* 2 fresh young nettle tops, 1 tablespoon blackberry leaves, 1 sprig fresh peppermint, 1 head meadowsweet 600 ml(1 pint) boiling water. Infuse all the herbs in the boiling water for 10 mmutes, covered. Take in the springtime to clear this painful problem before summer arrives. This will prevent sinus infection.

* Taken separately or in combination with juices of beet and cucumber, or with spinach juice, has been found beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble. In the case of combined juices, 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices, or 200 ml of spinach juice, should be mixed with 300ml of carrot juice to make 500 ml or half a litre of the mixed juice. This will help in reducing sinus allergies.
* Natural home remedy for sinus infection using Essential oil of eucalyptus or pine. A few drops of either in hot water are good to inhale. This is beneficial for the treatment of sinus allergies.

* The liberal use of mangoes during the season is considered an effective remedy for prevention and treatment of sinusitis. Mangoes contribute towards formation of healthy epithelium, thereby preventing frequent attacks of common infections like sinusitis. This is attributable to a high concentration of vitamin A in the fruit.

Making Up your Eyes

Making Up Your Eyes
That Actually Work

Eye make up tips are provided on these pages to educate and entice you. There are countless tips that can be considered, but only the best are worth your time. Many of us realize that the eyes are the most essential part of the make up of the face. Take note of these eye make-up tricks for a quick glamour fix that you’ll just adore!

· Arch your brows to begin. The key to a clean look for your eyes begins with a beautiful shapely brow! Avoid the “werewolf syndrome” by trimming and shaping your brows.  I always take in a picture to show how I want my brows to look.

Eyeliners. Eyeliners add further definition to the eye and put a more finished look to the effect desired with the application of the eye shadow. To apply the eyeliner, draw the line first on the lower lid, and then draw a line on the upper lid, starting from the inner corner and going towards the outer corner. The eyeliner should be applied closely to the lash line.

Mascara. In putting mascara on the eyelashes, a woman adds more life to her eyes and makes them seem brighter. The color of the mascara that you should choose, however, should complement the color of your skin.

· Choose your shadows wisely. Eye color makes a difference when choosing shadow colors. Brown eyes look good with most colors, however, try adding some variety to your face by spicing it up with some color. Blue and green eyes should avoid the blue and green shadows. This will give you a pale and dull appearance. If you have blue or green eyes, smoky colors tend to bring out your eyes the best. A make-up trio is good to buy because part of the work is already done for you, color coordination. When you use a color trio, go from lighter to darker starting at the lid part of your eye.

· Applying the Shadow. Most women just start applying shadow without the most important initial step, the base. Using foundation to base your eyes brings out the true color of the shadow and allows the shadow to stay on longer. After the base, apply the shadow with a long tipped brush. These are just better for application and blending. To top it off, add a little liner to the very top of your lids to make your eyes appear sexier, but be sure to smudge it. Helpful hint-after applying more than one color, blend them with a separate brush to create a more natural look.

· Mascara is a Must- Choosing your mascara is tricky. Most women don’t put much thought or money into the type of mascara that they use. Well, if I were to invest in one expensive type of make-up, it would be the mascara. Why? Well, for one, cheap mascara can actually lead to breakage of the lashes! It’s true… cheap mascara, which leads to clumping, weighs down the lashes, which eventually leads to tearing lids out to remove the mascara. You can choose thickening mascara, lengthening, or conditioning (if you don’t need longer or thicker lashes) depending on what you need. The make-up market has a plethora of mascara products to choose from. I suggest avoiding colorful mascaras, as they tend to add too much to your look.

· Pull your look together by color-coding. Basically, be sure to tie it all together by choosing the rest of your cosmetics to match your beautiful new eyes. If you are wearing smoky eyes, red lips look great! Shimmery shadows go great with nude or earth tone lips. Never mix shiny lips with shimmery, eyes unless you want to look like a character from High School Musical. Just be sure that you aren’t over killing on one color.

Curl lashes An eyelash curler will make even long lashes look more gorgeous. For added effect, you can heat the curler under a blowdryer for a couple seconds. Test curler before applying to lashes because you could burn yourself.
Apply mascara Place the wand of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes and wiggle back and forth. Follow with another few sweeps of the wand. Apply to bottom lashes as well.

How Sugar ruins our Health

124 Ways Sugar Ruins Your Health

As much as we try to deny it, we all feel in our bones that sugar is harmful to us. Why else would we try to restrict our and our children's intake of it to only a few sweets at a time? We know it instinctively, but perhaps we need to know more

-Sugar can suppress the immune system.
-Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
-Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
-Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
-Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
-Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
-Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
-Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
-Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
-Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
-Sugar causes copper deficiency.
-Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
-Sugar can weaken eyesight.
-Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
-Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
-Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
-Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
-Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
-Sugar can cause premature aging.
-Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
-Sugar can cause tooth decay.
-Sugar contributes to obesity.
-High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
-Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
-Sugar can cause arthritis.
-Sugar can cause asthma.
-Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
-Sugar can cause gallstones.
-Sugar an cause heart disease.
-Sugar can cause appendicitis.
-Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
-Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
-Sugar can cause varicose veins.
-Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
-Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
-Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
-Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
-Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
-Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood.
-Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
-Sugar can increase cholesterol.
-Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
-Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
-High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non- enzymatically to protein)
-Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
-Sugar causes food allergies.
-Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
-Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
-Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
-Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
-Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
-Sugar can change the structure of protein.
-Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
-Sugar can cause cataracts.
-Sugar can cause emphysema.
-Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
-Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
-High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
-Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
-Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
-Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
-Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
-Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
-Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
-Sugar can damage the pancreas.
-Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
-Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
-Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
-Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
-Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
-Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
-Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
-Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.
-Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
-Sugar can cause depression.
-Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
-Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
-Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
-Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
-Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
-High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
-Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body's ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
-Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer's disease.Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
-Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
-Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
-Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
-Sugar can lead to dizziness.
-Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
-High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
-High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
-Sugar feeds cancer.
-High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
-High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
-Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
-Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
-Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
-Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more dificult.
-Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
-Sugar is an addictive substance.
-Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
-Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
-The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
-The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
-Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
-Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
-Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
-Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
-High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
-Sugar increases the risk of polio.
-High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
-Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
-In Intensive Care Units: Limiting sugar saves lives.
-Sugar may induce cell death.
-Sugar may impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in living organisms.In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
-Sugar can cause gastric cancer.
-Sugar dehydrates newborns.
-Sugar can cause gum disease.
-Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
-Sugar can cause low birth-weight babies.