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Natural Remedies That Can Help Reverse Macular Degeneration

What is macular degeneration?

What is macular degeneration?

Imagine a black hole in your line of vision. This eye disorder called macular degeneration is a condition wherein the cells of the center of your retina called the macula are slowly degenerating.

Your central vision becomes blurry with a black hole on it until all of your sight falls into that black hole. Conventional doctors will agree that this is irreversible and there is nothing to prevent the possibility of blindness and certainly nothing to reverse the problem.

Alternative practitioners would say otherwise. They say that macular degeneration may be stabilized or reversed with nutritional intervention.

According to alternative practitioners, lutein is the best nutritional supplement for the eyes. In fact, everyone over the age of 50 must be taking this supplement.

You can get this by eating five servings of leafy green vegetables a week and since most of us don’t, it’s perfectly fine to take the supplements from health care stores. They even recommend another pair to go with that lutein, called the bilberry extract. This is thought to improve the circulation of the retina, helping to stop or reverse macular degeneration.

It’s also advised to make a change in lifestyle. Make it a practice to eat low fat, whole foods. Remember that our eyes have a myriad of little nerves in there that could also be inflicted with fats from high cholesterol diets.

Thus, the health of our eyes depends on the health of our whole body. When you are outside, wear sunglasses to protect the retina from the damages caused by ultraviolet radiation. And, I’m sorry coffeeholics, but caffeine is a no-no when you have this disease.

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Stress Management: 4 Strategies You Deal With That Properly

Stop Stressing

Stop Stressing

How is stress beneficial?

Are you kidding? Let me explain on this. You see, stress is a “double edged sword” when it comes to brain health, this feature makes stress management very important. The kind of stress you experience in daily life like while preparing for exams, facing the deadlines of an important task and narrow escape during an accident etc. can actually help improve the learning and problem solving abilities of our brain.

Brain, like all other natural things, has the ability to adapt to the changing environment. So, when you face any threat, danger or stressful condition then human brain starts to function at a much faster rate to come to a logical solution to the problem.

During stress conditions, human brain releases a hormone called “glucocorticoids”. This hormone increases the supply of nutrients to brain and help it work in an efficient way.

Stress also helps you remember important events of your life. For example if you have been in a road side accident then you would remember that event vividly as compared to other activities performed on that particular day. So, stress helps in the consolidation of memory as well.

Stress Management

Stress Management

How is stress harmful?

Management of stress is necessary because there are more harmful effects of stress on brain health as compared to its beneficial effects. During the periods of chronic and repeated stress, human brain cannot control the levels of “glucocorticoids” produced in the body. The uncontrolled production of this hormone starts to affect the memory and behavior control centers of brain.

It makes a person agitated, angry, with impaired learning and problem solving skills, restless, delusional and it makes difficult for him to concentrate on the give task.

How to manage stress?

Stress management is important as it gives you a sense of control over your life. Stress management helps to improve the working, sharpness and responsiveness of your mind. Stress can be managed in following basic ways:

Strategy # 1:

The first strategy of stress management includes avoiding anything that causes stress. It involves:

  • Avoid discussion with people that worsens your stress.
  • You should avoid getting into arguments that make you agitated and stressed.
  • Try to know your limitations. Never strain yourself in doing a task that is beyond your power or control.
  • Take control of your environment by switching off the TV or anything that induces stress.
Stress Management Strategies

Stress Management Strategies

Strategy # 2:

Another important strategy in stress management includes making time for fun and relaxation. It can be done in following manner:

  • Don’t stress yourself with excessive work load. Always give away some time for fun and relaxation.
  • Try to be social. Make good ties with your friends, family and neighbors. It will help you manage your stress.
  • Don’t try to be extra serious all the times. Try to smile and add humor to your routine conversations.
  • Try to adopt a hobby that makes you feel good. It might include playing golf, hanging out with friends, gardening etc.

Strategy # 3

Adopting a healthy life style is another important strategy in stress management. These tricks of stress management include:

  • Try to exercise regularly. Exercise helps improve both your physical and mental health.
  • Always eat a healthy diet. Try avoiding junk food and add food stuff like vegetables and fruits in your diet.
  • Try relaxing activities like yoga, meditation and aerobics.
  • Reduce the consumption of sugar and caffeine. Use natural alternatives like honey.
  • Always get a proper good sleep. Make a “go to sleep” and “get up” time.
  • Avoid consumption of drugs, medicines, alcohol and sedatives.

Strategy # 4

Change in way of handling situations can help in stress management.

  • Manage your time in a better way. Spend more time in productive activities.
  • Try to compromise over different issues.
  • Always think of the bright side of the issue.
  • Try to express your feeling rather than suppressing them.
  • Don’t always seek revenge. Try to forgive others’ mistakes.
  • Don’t try to control the uncontrollable things.

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How to Get Better Sleep Without Insomnia

Insomnia relief

Insomnia relief

Insomnia or the inability to fall asleep can be very unhealthy. Not only does it rid your body of restful sleep but it also diminishes your energy supply for the next day’s activities. Insomnia also includes not being able to continually stay asleep and waking up earlier than expected.

Studies show that lifestyle seem to be the main cause for insomnia. By changing your lifestyle, you can surely have better and more restful sleep without having to deal with insomnia.

Establish a sleeping pattern. If possible, go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time every morning. This will establish your body clock and once your body has become accustomed to it, you won’t be having any sleepless nights in the future.

Do not bring your work to your bedroom. Bedrooms are supposedly exclusive for getting rest and other relaxing and pleasurable activities – not for doing homework or finishing a task from work.

Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages and food at least 6 hours before your established bed time. Smoking is also a huge insomnia trigger so it will be better if you try to stay away from nicotine. Nicotine can be a stimulant and can also be a depressant but either way, it will have effects on your sleeping pattern.

Make sure you exercise daily. You can take a walk or a quick jog every morning to loosen up your body and prepare you for the day’s activities.

I hope these few tips help you.

Here Are Quick Tips To Relieve From Bunion Pain

Bunion pain

Bunion pain

Too bad my wife has it on her right foot. I did some research online and some experts say that it is because of the very tight shoes with a narrow toe box that she wears or most of women do. But I say it’s hereditary. Why? It is because my father-in-law has bunion as well!

It’s so unsightly and painful that sometimes you think of surgery as the best option. For those who don’t know what is bunion, it’s the inflamed bone of the big toe that appears on the middle side, shoving y our big toe to the next toe like a fallen tree.

It can ruin the alignment of the bones next to the big toe which cause the bottom of the foot to be painful all the time. I think it has something to do with the missing medial arch of the foot. Try to inspect yours. My wife does have the classic flat foot which causes more slips and outbalances that she frequently has.

There are some exercises and alternative bunion pain relief provided by alternative medicine that you can choose upon as follows.

Stretching the big toe is one of the best ways to reduce or eliminate bunion pain. Sit with the legs outstretched on the floor with heels side by side and touching. Loop a thick and stiff rubber band around both big toes. Keeping heels together, move the tops of your leg apart so they form a V shape, hold stretch for 5 to 10 seconds or as tolerated. This will help strengthen the little muscles on the big toe.

Massage Bunion

Massage Bunion

For fast bunion relief, ice is the best and obviously the faster option. Apply the ice wrap on a towel, for 10 minute cycles. Meaning, 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off to be done two to three times a day, specially when there is bunion pain. If you have aspirin, you can mix 4 tablets in a basin of warm water and soak the feet for 10 to 15 minutes but if there would be skin irritation, discontinue usage.

Massage is the favorite option for bunion pain. It relieves the aches and releases tight muscles around the foot. You can have this done in a massage parlor. Make emphasis on the tight muscles above your ankle, continuing down to the bottom of your foot, where the arch is supposedly present. This will help increase circulation on that abused area of the foot.

Let me know how you deal with your bunion pain? Or if you have better alternative solution to deal with this problem, please share with my readers. To get more articles, visit my health care blog

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