Antibiotic Overload?

The human digestive tract ranges from 25-35 feet and houses over 400 species of bacteria. In total there are over a 100 billion organisms in our digestive tract. The use of antibiotics is equivalent to pouring bleach into a fish tank in order to kill an overgrowth of algae. Continue reading “Antibiotic Overload?” »

The Benefits Of Probiotics

Bacteria Can Be Good For You! When we think of bacteria, we generally think it is bad. While this can be true, many of us are not aware that certain forms of bacteria can in fact be good for us. “Good” bacteria essentially combat the development of “bad” bacteria, which in turn strengthens our immune system and wards off disease. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Probiotics” »

Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak

The bird flu and rumors of a possible outbreak has everyone a little on edge these days. The good news is that even though your risk of becoming infected with the bird flu virus is very low, there is still plenty you and your family can do to prevent the bird flu from infecting your family. By being prepared for a possible outbreak today, you will be already taken care of if the rumors ever come to pass. Continue reading “Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak” »

Four Reasons The Bird Flu Is So Dangerous

Officials and health professionals are trying to keep everyone calm when it comes to the bird flu. Widespread panic is the last thing any country needs to effectively eliminate a virus such as the bird flu. But in doing so, people have come to think that the bird flu is of no danger to them and they do not have to worry about becoming infected themselves or even spreading the virus to other humans. Continue reading “Four Reasons The Bird Flu Is So Dangerous” »

Flu Vaccinations

The correct terminology for the flu is Influenza; it is a viral infection which is spread by droplet infection. It’s caught when people breathe in these droplet infections which have become airborne when the infected person has either sneezed or coughed into the air. It can also be transmitted via hard surfaces by contaminated hands etc. Continue reading “Flu Vaccinations” »

How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu

A pandemic of the bird flu is a very real possibility, possibly even inevitable. This is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans currently known. This is a serious virus, that so far has been resistant to current medications. It has the possibility of mutating and becoming able to be spread from person to person. In fact, nobody knows for certain if it is already able to spread that way. Continue reading “How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu” »

Candida yeast: Meaning, symptoms and prevention

MEANING

Viruses like bacteria and fungus can strike you any moment. Sometimes, it warns you of the consequences or sometimes it may kill you silently.

Well, that’s Candida Yeast, a type of fungus infection. Our body requires some amount of candida to maintain our immune system.

In certain cases, the candida microorganisms may aggravate and cause infections of the mouth, intestines, vaginal and skin.

Candia yeast is a strong and invasive parasite. On an average, at least thirty million men and women all over the world are suffering from this infection.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

Candida yeast infection causes and symptoms may be due to the following reasons:

  • Taking antibiotics may upset your immune system and the functioning of your guts. Oral medications at low dosages over a period of time may cause this infection.
  • Any kind of stress can trigger off physical changes in our body. It drains out the immuno-globulins, which is the first line of defense in our immune system.
  • Corticosteroidal medications, for asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, generally have a depressive effect on the immune system.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy behaves as female sex hormones in the body. Changes in the hormone levels are one of the main reasons why women are more prone to this infection.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause inflammation of the gut wall. It may interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which protect the mucous lining of our guts from our digestive acids and enzymes.
  • Poor diet is another cause of candida yeast.
  • Stimulants and depressants exhaust the adrenal glands, liver and pancreas and releases stored sugars into the blood stream, thereby causing this infection.
  • High sugar levels, that is, diabetes will cause more sugar in the blood and urine for the yeasts to feed on.
  • Eating disorders like starvation, bingeing and purging through vomiting or taking laxatives will all damage the friendly gut flora. The candidiasis will lead to weight loss and food cravings.

Other symptoms

Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:

  • Bladder infections
  • Energy loss
  • Puffy eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • High fever
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Mouth infections
  • Rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid problems.

DIETARY ADVICE

Besides treating symptoms with anti-fungal drugs, diet plays an important role in curing and controlling candida yeast infection. The main idea of adopting a diet plan is to eliminate foodstuff that feed on yeast. The time frame for following this diet chart depends on the severity of the symptoms. Normally, there is a marked improvement in the recovery process within two to four weeks.

The following are the general dietary tips to avoid aggravation of candida yeast:

  • Reduce carbohydrates
  • Reduce yeasty foodstuff
  • Reduce dairy products
  • Reduce intake of processed or packaged food
  • Reduce intake of fungi and mold

Bird Flu Virus

“The bird flu virus is the single largest threat to humanity …”
The Centers for Disease Control. The world is unprepared for the bird flu pandemic. According to the World Health Organization a bird flu outbreak may happen at any time. Continue reading “Bird Flu Virus” »

Mosquito Control

Mosquito control: Our mission is to provide information, and education to help you learn how to control mosquitoes using natural safe methods which leads to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes. Continue reading “Mosquito Control” »

Insect Bites

Generally insect bites humans when it is uptight of some act, which is a natural defense mechanism, but there are parasites as well which try to feed off by biting you. Some insects release formic acid and when it bites you, the formic acid is injected into your skin, which results skin irritation and allergic reaction. This skin reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Continue reading “Insect Bites” »