Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

Causes of bad breath: what am I?

There are many factors that could be the cause of bad breath, and many of the factors that could be the causes of bad breath can be addressed quickly and easily using simple techniques. In fact the causes of bad breath are so well documented that it’s easy to find the factors causing bad breath for you.

So what exactly are the causes of bad breath?

Bad breath, halitosis, is usually is caused by VSC (volatile sulfur compounds), these are the most common causes of bad breath. But what are they, anyway?

Bacteria in your throat and mouth help to break down some protein. When some amino acids that have a lot of sulfur inside, start to get broken and therefore produce various malodorous compounds fouls from the back of the mouth and throat.

There is a common misconception that bad breath can come from your stomach, and although it may feel like that sometimes, the Natural product compound comes from your throat and mouth. However, after certain foods were consumed, encouraging the production of certain chemicals which are then discharged through the lungs. So that extra helping of fried onion rings is actually doing an odor through the lungs.

So how can we avoid these great causes of bad breath?

So many of the causes of bad breath are everyday things that we take for granted and use. Most toothpastes may be one cause of bad breath, because the stuff that makes the foam actually promotes the production of VSC.

A dry tongue can also be a cause of bad breath. The bacteria that produce those nasty SVCs actually don’t like oxygen, so a dry mouth is perfect, and then becomes a cause of bad breath.

The nasty stuff from bacteria derives from the degradation of amino acids, which are found in proteins. So the high protein foods can be a cause of bad breath, could also be a high-protein diet is usually one of the causes of bad breath.

Once you have high levels of bacteria in your throat, it becomes very difficult to fight bad breath, as those bacteria can use anything for the next trigger for your bad breath. Successfully reducing the amount of bacteria in your throat you can make sure that it becomes much more difficult to get first bad breath.

As regards seizures?

Seizures have been an important part of my life since I was 3 and a half years old. At birth, it was believed that the pliers were responsible for lesions in the brain. At the tender age of three, fell down the stairs, hitting the top of my head three times before my dad I could take. This event was the great event that triggered it all. A week later, was diagnosed with tonic clonic epilepsy also known as “big bad”.

Seizures and brain damage

My mother told me that my longest period of seizures lasted about 1 .5 hour. It is quite alarming as any neurologist will tell you that brain damage occurs after a period of harsh seizures 30 minutes or more.

Seizures treatment

These days, treatments of epilepsy were fairly new which explains rather basic care and methods. For example, the drugs I was taking was not monitored until I reached the age of 10 years. It was later changed as my new neurologist understood the medicines I had used was too strong for an adult, let alone a child. He also explained that the first 10 years of my life are a blur with a few memories. My family is actually what I compiled mainly on what happened in my life during this decade.

EEG (electro-encephalogram) was also based and closer to an instrument of torture that actually a significant instrument to detect unusual activity or brain damage. Then, using small needles to directly connect the cables for while now, miniature rubber connectors are glued to your scalp that are without pain.

Seizures and the social aspect attached to them

There was also the social aspect of the seizures. You see, in 1960 and 1970, people did not know that much about seizures of diseases such as epilepsy. So instead of recognizing their lack of information regarding this disorder of the brain, they used to compensate their own conclusions such as: possession by the devil, being mentally challenged or handicapped persons and so on. My grandmother has convinced my MOM to let me pray every night that I suffered from seizures because I was paying for the sins of my parents. My father still considers this taboo subject as he feels responsible not catch me immediately when I fell down the stairs. Later due to my hormonal changes during puberty, “grew out of it” and was able to live without any medication.

Pseudo seizures

I later developed pseudo seizures that was caused by extreme stress experienced at work where I was professionally and sexually abused. What are pseudo seizures? You basically are stress-reaction from your body, but it is not related to brain damage and does not require any medical attention as well as learn to cope with stress, sometimes seeing a psychologist or a counselor of some sort.

Autism and seizures

Then my worst nightmare became reality. My five-year-old son, who suffers from autism, just like his little sister, was diagnosed with epilepsy. I learned a lot about seizures through experience, but seeing your child with seizures, is the worst thing that you can always go through. When he had his first epileptic seizures, about eleven months ago, he was diagnosed with at first with febrile seizures by its trigger happens by sudden high fever and does not cause brain damage. As A result of an EEG during last summer, the results revealed that his brain displayed unusual activity in certain brain areas. In addition, having autism and given my history, the neurologist told me that had the 50% odds of suffering from epilepsy. He also said that higher than the 30% of children with autism are also affected by a disorder of epileptic seizures.

Possible causes of seizures

Since then, I’ve done a lot of research and I found other sources that can cause someone to suffer seizures. For example, diabetes, stress, shock, an accident, brain injury, epilepsy can be the culprits.

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Coconut oil-amazing information about this oil

It was always said that olive oil is the best oil … in fact, extra virgin olive oil to be exact … so this is what I have been cooking for the past 5 years or so.

Then I heard of canola oil was the best thing … but what I’ve learned recently was amazing.

I read that coconut oil is the best oil to use.

I always thought that coconut oil was bad for you. I actually kept a can of coconut oil in my Cabinet for a couple of years because it just looked so good … but I kept thinking, “I can’t use that. It would be horrible to me and my family “… because I heard it was so fattening.

After doing some research, I stumbled upon the fact that coconut oil is actually the best oil you can “eat” because it has a lot of lauric acid in it. Lauric acid is known to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. And although I was always told it was fattening, actually contains no trans fats.

However, be sure to check the bottle or can in the first place. If it says “hydrogenated oil” the ingredients … so it’s not good for you. You don’t get that kind … no matter what! When nothing says “hydrogenated oil”, is known to cause the bad cholesterol and heart disease so if you forget everything else, remember this part.

So why has everybody been saying that coconut oil is so bad for you. So about 40 years ago, they did a study on “hydrogenated oils coconut” … and their results on the basis of that study. Remember what I said about any kind of “hydrogenated oils”? Yes, get rid of them.

How to prevent ankle sprains-risk factors (part 3)

There have been many studies on how ankle sprains are caused and the factors that increase the risk of ankle sprains. In this article I will go over some of the most common factors and less risk of incurring a sprained ankle. While someone who walks or runs, occur most frequently in athletes can cause ankle sprains. There are several risk factors proposed for ankle sprains in athletes. While it may be difficult for researchers to design good studies of risk factors there are a couple that are generally accepted for ankle sprains.

History of ankle sprain. The strongest predictor of ankle sprains is a previous history of ankle sprains. This conclusion is shared by almost all studies on the subject [1], [2], [3], [4]. People with the highest risk after they have sprained his ankle earlier are those who incorrectly rehabilitating the injury. An unrehabilitated ankle may be unstable following and is open to be sprained again and again. The reason for this, some researchers believe, is that when an ankle injury occurs when some of the nerves that tell your body what is your ankle is in position are damaged. These nerves are called proprioceptors and the ability to determine the position of the parts of your body is called proprioception. When these nerves are injured can be harder for your body to know how to position the foot to keep it safe.

Balance. Lack of balance (also called postural Sway), may indicate a lack of proprioception due to ankle stability. A study of risk factors of ankle sprain identified athletes with poor balance as those who could not keep a single-leg position for at least 15 seconds without touching the foot unplanted to remain stable [5]. These people had a greater occurrence of injury ankle sprain. Another researcher has studied players high school basketball using a machine specially designed to identify those with poor balance [6]. Players with low test scores pre-Leagues lived ankle sprains almost 7 times more than those with normal balance.

Height and weight. There isn’t much agreement if height and weight are significant factors for ankle sprains. Studies of soldiers in basic training exercises indicated that being taller and heavier were risk factors. Another research study, however, has experienced different results and determined that, by itself, is not a risk factor [7]. This was based on a study of 1,601 West Point cadets who participated in basketball with no history of ankle sprain or instability. There were no results to indicate height and weight, like something you want to increase or decrease the risk of a sprained ankle. Until more research is done is unclear whether people taller or heavier than have a higher risk for spraining an ankle.

Joint laxity of the foot shape. You might expect an ankle lax to be at a greater risk of ankle sprains. However, the evidence indicates that this is not the case. One research study evaluated ankle joint laxity by orthopedic test [8]. Based on these results that it was not possible to predict an increased likelihood for ankle sprains is based on joint mobility. Other factors such as the shape of the foot or over pronated while running or walking, did not indicate a higher risk of distortions. However, above and below pronation may indicate a certain instability of the foot.

Genus. Males and females tend to experience the same frequency of ankle sprains. When all other risk factors are taken out of the equation, neither sex is at a higher risk for a sprained ankle.

Muscle strength and reaction time. Muscle strength and reaction time are not risk factors for ankle sprains. The muscles in your legs control the position of the foot. The researchers studied the speed and forces necessary for ankle sprain [9], [10]. For ruptured a ligament in the ankle speed required is greater than the rate at which the muscles react to stimulus that the ankle is about to go too far in one direction or the other. Also it takes even longer for your muscles reach full contraction. By the time this happens that your ligaments may be gone long. What influence