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2014-08-28

Natural remedy for eczema and dry skin

Dry skin and eczema often comes together. I have inherited dry skin from my late mother whom I remembered had scaly and peeling dry skin on her legs during her later years. I too I noticed had scaly and peeling skin, not only on my legs, but on my face as well.

In addition, I suffered from extensive eczema on my back many years ago. When I was in San Jose, California, because of the dry air, I noticed my leg itching and peeling skin on my legs the next day after arrival.

Using Oilatum soap recommended by a Dermatologist (skin doctor) didn't help much. So how did I solved my dry skin and eczema problems? Simple. I just stopped using soap (except for washing hands and also when using soap is unavoidable which is not often). I just used plain water for bathing.

Did bathing with plain water caused any problems such as body odour? Nope, as far as my observations went. None of my family complained of body odour. Neither did my friends complain of body odor when we gather together. I never notice people moving away when I am forced to be near them such as passengers on public transport or private cars.

I am still monitoring this simple plain water for bathing remedy for dry skin and eczema and will report further developments in due course.

2014-05-05

Young human blood boost brain power, delay ageing?

No human clinical trial yet, but studies on mice showed injection of young mice blood into old mice can boost brain power and delay ageing.

Trial had been reported in journals Nature, Science. A third piece of research, also from Harvard, pointed to GDF11 helping to sharpen smell. Alzheimer’s Research UK said the studies were interesting but urged caution.

Source: DRACULA TREATMENT! Injections of young HUMAN BLOOD can boost brain power, delay ageing.

2014-04-30

How I beat constipation naturally

I used to suffer from constipation. I used to go for days without a bowel movement, then had to really struggle and strain for my next bowel movement resulting in hard stool (feces). Then may follow increasingly loose stool. Then the next cycle repeats again - many days with no bowel movement, strain hard, hard stool followed by loose stool. The way I broke the cycle is to really increase my fiber intake, eating lots vegetables and fruits plus drink sufficient water.

Not to be forgotten is the need to go immediately to the toilet the moment you sense something in your rectum or you get the urge to defecate. Try your best not to postpone going to the toilet.

Then slowly my bowel movement began to become more regular and easy. For months now I no longer suffer from constipation.

2014-04-06

Melanoma and early detection

The word cancer strikes fear in most people. Skin cancer or skin neoplasm are named after the type of cells from which they arise. Melanoma which originates from the pigment producing cells (melanocytes) is the least common but the most aggressive and likely to spread leading to fatalities.

Most cases are caused by over-exposure to UV (ultra-violet) light from the sun, sometimes unavoidable, or from sunbeds which is by choice and avoidable. Most of the UV light from the sun are filtered by the ozone layer in the atmosphere but some gets through.

Unfortunately there is such a thing as ozone hole where the concentration of ozone is much reduced. Ozone holes are over the north pole and south pole. Australia is near the south pole and thus Australian residents are more susceptible to over exposure to UV and thus have higher risks of getting skin cancer.

If you are familiar with Australia you probably would have heard of "Slip Slop Slap", the term for that sun protection campaign very prominent in Australia in the 80s.

It is important for early detection of melanoma as then it has a high chance for a cure. Late detection could mean the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body and would be much difficult. It would be wise for Australian to get frequent medical checkup which includes screening for melanoma.

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2014-02-25

Ear Logic: Natural Remedy for Hearing Loss?

Neurosensorial hearing loss or sensitivity reduction is said to be the result of damages and even death of ear sensory hair cells/receptors in the ear. Ear Logic, a Korean company has claimed that by subjecting the ear to stimulation of sound at frequencies where hearings are affected can rejuvenate the hair cells thus leading to restoration of hearing without medication or surgical intervention.

My hearing in the higher frequency range has been affected. I am currently undergoing trials whereby I listen at the lowest possible sound level to recorded sounds in a MP3 for the left ear for 30 to 40 minutes twice a day everyday.

Seemed simple enough but what present a bit of difficulty was setting the lowest sound level at which I could just hear the sound. The instruction was to adjust the sound to a level whereby the sound is inaudible then gradually increasing the sound level till I was just able to hear it.

I found the above a bit difficult as I could not be sure at what point the sound could just be heard. What I did was some experimenting. I set the sound level at a low level then repeatedly switching the sound off then on as it was easier to distinguish the difference between hearing the sound on being first switched on then to start from a low sound level and slowing increasing it.

What I have determined is I currently can just hear the sound at level 24. How many dB it is, I will try to find out. The trial has just started a few days again and hoping there will be good news to share.

2013-06-01

Leg wraps may save stroke victims

Inflatable leg wraps may be the natural remedy for stroke victims as well as for immobile patients (deep vein thrombosis).

Doctors at Western General Hospital and the University of Edinburgh conducted a trial with 2,876 patients and found that patients who uses cheap leg wraps have fewer blood clots. Prof Martin Dennis said: "At last we have a simple, safe and affordable treatment that reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis and even appears to reduce the risk of dying after a stroke.

Deep vein thrombosis refers to a blood clot in the leg and if the clot travels to the brain,can be very dangerous. Deep vein thrombosis is likely to strike airline passengers sitting for long period during a long flight, and also immobile patients.

Prof Martin Dennis said: "At last we have a simple, safe and affordable treatment that reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis and even appears to reduce the risk of dying after a stroke."

Dr Dale Webb of the Stroke Association charity said the results of this research are extremely encouraging and show that using a compression device on the legs of patients at risk of developing blood clots could be an effective treatment and has potential to save thousands of lives. He would like to see it incorporated into national clinical guidelines.

"This new device has the potential to save thousands of lives and we would like to see it incorporated into national clinical guidelines."

Leg wraps are inflatable devices regularly inflated with air to squeeze the legs, improves blood circulation and forces blood back to the heart. They can easily be bought at Amazon at low prices:



Source: Leg wraps raise hopes of saved lives after stroke

2013-03-22

Back (Spine) care guide in pictures.

Right ways on the left of the spine in the picture, wrong ways to avoid on the right:

back (spine) care guide in picture

Sime Darby Medical Centre Back Care Guide

Sime Darby Medical Centre Back Care Guide recommends that you treat your back (spine) with respect. Avoid bad habits and back strain.

Sime Darby Medical Centre Rehabilitative Services Back Care Guide



Back (spine) care guide


Do's

Bend your legs and not your badt Keep your spine as vertical as possib|e. If necessary, bend your knees. Keep loads close to your body. When load is heavy, seek HELP.

Change standing position often. If you must stand for long periods, use a small footrest to shift your weight. Stand upright with head up and baok straight.

Walk with good posture, chin tucked in, head high and toes pointing forward. Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes.

Sit straight and move car seat forward so that the knees are level with the hips. Support your lower back, use a rolled-up towel or lumbar support.

Support your back's 'lumbar curve' to reduce pressure on the spinal disks using a lumbar support or rolled-up towel. Your seat should be at a height that put your thighs parallel to the floor.

Sleep on a bed with a firm spring mattress and base. When sleeping on your side, bend knees so that they touch
the top of each other or if on your back, place a pillow under your knees.

Don't

Don't bend forward at the waist or twist while lifting heavy loads. Avoid holding load at arm's length. Don't lift load above shoulder level. These positions produce tremendous strain on the spine.

Don't stand too long in one position. Avoid bending over with legs straight. Don't walk slouching forward. Don't wear high heels when walking or standing for long periods.

Don't drive sitting too far back from the wheel. Stretching for the pedals and wheels produces strain.

Don't slump. Avoid sitting too far from your work or on a chair that's too high. Don't lean forward and arch your back.

Avoid sleeping on your stomach as it will cause swayback and back strain. Don't sleep or lounge of soft non-supporting mattresses or cushions.


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