Sunday, June 25, 2006

Natural Solutions For Urinary Problems

If you’ve had a Bladder Infection, you know that pain can be all-consuming during the acute stage. Bladder Infections are very common in women.

One in five American women will have at least one Urinary Tract Infection in her life. Of those, 20% will have another; 30% of those will have a third. An astounding 80% women who have had 3 Bladder Infections will have a 4th.

Some of these women go onto to develop a condition called “chronic UTI” where they relapse into a full blown Bladder Infection every few weeks. Urinary problems in men are less common, but when they occur, they are usually tied to Prostate Problems.

Urinary symptoms to watch for:

* urgent, burning, painful, Frequent Urination, especially at night
* foul-smelling, cloudy or bloody urine
* urination pain accompanied with lower back and abdomen pain and pressure
* Nausea, chills and Fever
* urethral discharge

A urine test, available at drug stores or through your doctor, can confirm whether or not you truly have a Bladder Infection. It’s important to see a physician if you have symptoms. Some STDs can mimic UTI symptoms. Further, if you have pain above the waist, you may have a kidney infection or Kidney Stones instead of a Bladder Infection, which requires immediate attention.

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Dog Travel Basics

Travel time is upon us. When we start packing up the items we want to take, we have to be sure to think about the dogs. Our dogs are part of the family and go with us.

Just like children, dogs should be safely restrained in a vehicle while traveling. We found a Leash that has one end that clicks in to the seatbelt. The other end has the usual clip and fastens to the harness. We prefer a harness to using the Collars for riding. If there are any sudden stops, the dogs are safely restrained without risk of damage to their necks.

If you travel in an SUV or station wagon, you can get barrier screens to put between the dogs and the passenger seats of the vehicle. These help to keep the canine family member from being thrown forward in the event of an accident.

Some of our friends have vans and actually are able to load up the travel kennels like those made by Vari Kennel. Their dogs are used to loading up in the kennels and settle right down for a long ride. They have their own crate beds and other accessories to make traveling quite comfortable.

Besides determining how the dogs will ride, we need to pack up supplies for the dogs just as we do for ourselves. We suggest that you prepare for most any event.

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Stay Focused

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood tree.

As he went further, he saw a large wild “Tom” turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.

A voice spoke to him and said, “Pray first, aim high and stay focused.” However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

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Olive Oil - Oil Profile

Olive: Olea Europaea

Medicinal Parts: Leaves, bark, fruit.

Description: The olive tree is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean area but widely grown in tropical areas and warm climates.

Properties and Uses:

Leaves: antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, and tranquilizer.

Oil: cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, Laxative. A decoction of the leaves or inner bark of the tree is effective against Fever; an infusion of the leaves has a tranquilizing effect helpful for Nervous Tension. Olive Oil taken internally increases the secretion of bile and acts as a Laxative by encouraging muscular contraction in the bowels. It is also soothing to mucous membrane and to dissolve cholesterol. Olive Oil is useful externally for burns, bruises, insect bites, sprains, and intense itching. With alcohol it makes a good hair tonic, and with oil of Rosemary a good treatment for Dandruff. One of its most common uses is as a base for liniments and ointments.

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How to Create Energy From Nothing

A lot of people feel “tired”, and blame it on getting not enough sleep, or other external factors. Basically, the fact that they’re tired is always “out of control.” What they don’t know is that there’s a reason for feeling “tired”, and that there’s a simple method to change “tired” to “energized” in a heartbeat….

Most of us feel tired during one of the four:

1) After waking up in the morning.
2) After intense physical activity, or long hours of work.
3) After sitting in one place for a long period of time.
4) During the evening, or in the late evening hours.

What do all four of those have in common? There’s one very common process that happens in our bodies in all four cases. During all of these we all experience very similar”symptoms” of tiredness. These include yawning, rubbing our eyes, feeling sllooowww, and having the urge to just get into bed and sleep.

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How Do I Make Her More Vocal During Sex?

"Dear Rachyl,

I have a question for you about my girlfriend�s shyness in bed. Can you give me some long term suggestions on how to get her to at least be more vocal in letting me know what she wants and how she wants it done? Do you have any suggestions on how to get her to moan and make cute, sexy noises more often??

It really turns me on. I know she enjoys what we do in bed, she just has a hard time being vocal about it. Thanks.


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Growing Shrooms

"I had tried all the other methods got some to grow but was never happy with the results. Small cakes giving you a ome small Shrooms. So I went bact to the basics. I asked myself What do Shrooms grow on in the wild? Cow paties and Grass. The cow paties actually decompose Grass and this is what the Shrooms grow on.

So I went on to figure out that straw would be the best medium. But straw alone had given some less than spectacular results. I figured there mast be a way to increase the results. This is what I finally came up with.

1)start with sredded straw. Now there are two ways this can be done one is you get a large pail place a layer of straw cover this layer with powdered lime. keep doing this until your about 3/4 full the way up. Place a cover on this and let it sit for no more than 24 hours."

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Living an Authentic Life

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.


You are meant to live an intimate and authentic life, a life that honors the depth of who you are, a life that nourishes your heart and expands your mind, a life that is unencumbered with what others think, a life that empowers you to be who you really are.

And yet, with the pressure we feel from others and life in general, the question may remain, “How can I live such a life?” “What steps can I take toward being just ‘me’?” In my own life, I have found the following practices to be invaluable and successful components in experiencing an authentic life:

Taking care of yourself:

Nurturing your body, mind and spirit must be a priority in your life. Accept that you can only give to others to the extent you are giving to yourself. Putting yourself first is not “selfish,” but “Self-full.”

Dare to be yourself:

Strip away the mask and let yourself just “be.” Take time to have fun and allow yourself to find humor in being human. Know that your purpose for being born wasn’t to live life according to what society deems correct. Your purpose is to discover your true self and live from that awareness. If you resonate to the color Violet, then be Violet, not brown. I once read a quote from Rabindranath Tagore who wisely asked, “That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for its entrance?”

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For My Fellow Mothers

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up puke laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, “It’s okay honey, Mommy’s here”

Who have sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who can’t be comforted? This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who DON’T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they’ll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors.

And for all the mothers who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football, hockey or soccer games instead of watching from the warmth of their cars, so that when their kids asked, “Did you see me, Mom?” They could say, “Of course, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” and mean it.....

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The Benefits of Activated Charcoal

"Charcoal is an amazing substance. It adsorbs more poisons than any other substance known to mankind.
It can adsorb lead acetate, strychnine, DDT, many drugs (including cocaine, iodine, penicillin, aspirin, phenobarbital), and inorganic substances (chlorine, lead, and mercury).

It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals, poisons, and other chemicals; thus it renders them ineffective and harmless.
It can adsorb Intestinal Gas and deodorizes foul-smelling gases of various kinds.

Charcoal can do these various things because of its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called 'adsorption' (not absorption). Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances. One teaspoonful of it has a surface area of more than 10,000 square feet.

The British medical journal, Lancet, discusses the amazing ability of the human skin to allow transfer of liquids, gases, and even micro-particles through its permeable membrane and pores, by the application of moist, activated charcoal compresses and poultices which actually draw bacteria and poisons through the skin and into the poultice or compress!

The article describes the use of charcoal compresses to speed the healing of wounds and eliminate their odors. But the poultices must be kept moist and warm for this Healing Process to occur."

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