Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love your Eyes

I personally take extra care for my eyes because for me they are my windows in seeing the real beauty of living in this world. My eyes are often used up especially on my class studies, reading, making post updates on computer, research and more. I promised to myself not to wear glasses until I reach the age of 40s. Luckily my sight is still as bright and sharp as ever. My personal regimen is to never ever wash eyes at night especially that it is already tired and stressed out for the entire day. When I feel that my eyes are watery and smoky I stop using it and take a rest instead. A good sleep can regain the eye stress level. I also eat lots of green leafy vegetables and always include it on my diet. When I travel under the sun I always wear protective sunglasses with UV protection. Love the eyes for they are one of the most important parts of our being.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stomach pain by H-pylori


My brother has been in trouble with stomach pains recently and we at home were bothered because we had to attend to his sickness. A bacteria called Helicobacter pylori caused that ulcer or stomach pain. It is hard because the pain keeps on recurring every time he eat in full meal. I got to read some articles about this kind of bacteria and it states that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the bacteria responsible for most ulcers and many cases of stomach inflammation (chronic gastritis). The bacteria can weaken the protective coating of the stomach, allowing digestive juices to irritate the sensitive stomach lining. Causes, incidence, and risk factors.As many as half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori. Those living in developing countries or crowded, unsanitary conditions are most likely to contract the bacterium, which is passed from person to person. H. pylori only grows in the stomach, and is usually contracted during childhood. Interestingly, many people have this organism in their stomach, but don't get an ulcer or gastritis. Coffee drinking, smoking, and drinking alcohol increase your risk for an ulcer from H. pylori. If you have an ulcer or gastritis, you may have some of the following symptoms: Abdominal pain, Bloating and fullness, Dyspepsia or indigestion, Feeling very hungry 1 to 3 hours after eating Mild nausea (may be relieved by vomiting), Signs and tests - Simple blood, breath, and stool tests can determine if you are infected with H. pylori. If you have symptoms, your doctor will determine if you should have these screening tests.The most accurate way to diagnose H. pylori is through upper endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Because this procedure is invasive, it is generally only done on people suspected to have an ulcer, or who are at high risk for ulcers or other complications from H. pylori, such as stomach cancer. Risk factors include being over 45 or having symptoms such as: Anemia, Difficulty swallowing, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Unexplained weight loss. At this time the pain no longer occurs but the bacteria should be totally eradicated from his system.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Soothing Ointment

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In my to day activities, sometimes it is unavoidable that I can experience headaches, colds, flu, runny nose, muscle /joint pains, lower back pains, dizziness, nausea, over fatigue and more. Good thing  I have this menthol ointment with me. It really helps a lot during those days when I feel sick and tired from the daily stress of life. This is one essential medication to have at home that is very useful as fa as health is concern.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lavender Body Oil

My personal body oil  this time is this deep relaxing lavender. My skin is naturally sensitive and always prone to dryness. I have read that body oil is a skin care product that is generally recommended as treatment or prevention of extremely dry skin. Its main ingredients tend to be oils extracted from natural sources, such as from fruit or vegetable seeds, which give the product a smooth texture. Other common active ingredients include vitamin E and fatty acids, both of which have moisturizing properties. Using body oil as a person’s selected form of moisturizer is generally only recommended for those with extremely flaky, tight, or rough skin. These type of skin issues may not respond well to lighter, water-based moisturizing products because they may not be potent enough to fully saturate the skin‘s dryness. People with normal or oily skin will typically not be advised to use the product because its heavy texture can make their skin feel overly greasy, rather than just smooth. The oil can also clog skin pores and result in pimples for some people, even if they are not acne prone.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bath Towel

I bought this bath towel in the nearby mall and I was happy to see another kind of towel that I can use while taking a bath everyday.A flannel, wash cloth, washcloth, or face cloth is a small square about the width of a hand towel, and is used by wetting, applying soap to the towel, and then using the towel to apply the soap to skin. This increases abrasion, and can remove dead skin cells from the skin more effectively than just manual application and rubbing of soap. In some parts of the world, washing mitts are used for this purpose. I put here my favorite bath & shower gel from Body shop and enjoy the health benefits of using bath towel daily.