Restoring Penis Sensitivity of Damaged or Non Receptive Penis Nerves

Penis sensitivity is reliant on the health of the nerves running throughout it’s tissues. The entire penis is filled with different nerves, able to pick up the sensation of touch, pain, pressure, heat, and of course, pleasure. Almost 85% of all the sexual pleasure nerve receptors in the male body are found in the penis, but like all nerves they can become permanently damaged through poor nutrition, injury or diseases. Penis specific vitamins, herbal medicines and common-sense self-care will go a long way to protecting the nerves in your penis to ensure a long and happy life.

Oils

Natural oils are important for the function of nerves. Every nerve in the human body is surrounded by a waxy substance called myelin — without it nerve sensations cannot be transmitted properly and become interrupted. Myelin is made primarily out of omega 6 fatty acids, such as oleic acid. Eating olives, walnuts, pecans, cashews, linseeds, chia seeds and peanuts are all great ways of increasing oleic acid and other omega 6 oils in your diet each day. In addition, applying oleic acid-rich oils to your penis may support the local health of the skin and nerves. Shea butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil and peanut oil all contain good amounts oleic acid. Cold-pressed oils are all safe for external application, and can be commonly found as bases for many natural creams and ointments.

Nutrients

Nerves need nutrients in order to function optimally. Specific micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals and amino acids, are used by the nervous system to facilitate synaptic messages. When nerve tissues have sustained damage, studies show that some nutrients may benefit the healing process. Vitamin D, B12 and folic acid have been researched for their ability to repair the myelin sheath around nerves. These vitamins may be of clinical benefit to patients suffering from diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis. In addition, L-carnitine, vitamin C, E and iron are necessary for the formation of healthy skin cells. When the skin is strong, elastic and moisturized, sensory nerves are far more sensitive and receptive.

Botanical Extracts

Traditional systems of healing have used plant medicines for stress, nerves and libido for hundreds of years. Today, science is beginning to understand the bioactive substances these plants contain and how they can benefit penis health and nerve health. St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the most popular herbal medicines used to support nerve health and treat neuropathies. However, at least one study has shown that St John’s Wort’s action on nerve health may be mild at best. Damiana (Turnera diffusa) has been shown to support libido and sexual health in some studies, most likely acting through the nervous system. Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) was studied by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan for its ability to improve nerve function. Their study revealed that Lion’s Mane stimulated an enzyme calledNerve Growth Factor, which facilitates the growth and function of nerves throughout the body.

Penis health Crèmes

Crèmes applied directly to the penis can support both nerve health and penis health. Following daily washing, dry rubbing, masturbation or sex, the skin of the penis can become toughened and dry, reducing the sensitivity of nerves. Penis health formulas for male organ health (most professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) contain a range of vitamins, including vitamin C, D, E and A, which may support the health and repair of nerves, stimulate circulation, and facilitate the healthy reproduction of new skin cells. These nutrients are combined with amino acids and Shea butter for fast absorption, and can be applied daily to promote tissue and blood vessel health in the penis.

Mnd / Als – Ayurveda Research and Treatment Center in India

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (MND) is the name given to a group of related diseases affecting the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurones are those nerve cells that control muscles, and their degeneration leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.

The disease course is generally aggressive, with 50% of patients surviving less than 3 years after the diagnosis. Approximately 20% of patients can survive for 5-10 years but the rate of progression varies greatly from one person to another.

There are different types of MND, each affecting people in different ways.

1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): presents with a combination of upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron signs in the limbs. 2. Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP): presents with speech and swallowing difficulties. As the disease progresses, limb and cognitive features develop.

3. Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA): less common than other forms of MND that presents with only upper motor neuron involvement.

4. Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS): presents with only lower motor neuron signs and is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the voluntary muscles.

5. Pseudobulbar palsy: is bilateral impairment of the function of the lower cranial nerves 9, 10, 11 and 12 which control the muscles of eating, swallowing and talking.

‘CHARAKA-THE SPECIALITY AYURVEDA’ Institute of Panchakarma & Research, a traditional health care center, came into existence by a group of committed, dedicated and experienced professionals in the field of Ayurveda. CHARAKA is gaining a wide popularity as one of the best among the available Ayurvedic treatment centers in India.

CHARAKA pays top priority to Ayurveda research as it aids the metamorphosis of ancient Ayurveda wisdom for the benefit of the present humanity.

CHARAKA is the 1st & the only research Institute in India which is working on MND. It is completely dedicated for its research since last more than 5 years. It also has formulated and tried various new formulations and therapies, which are found very effective for MND.

In Ayurveda, health is defined as the state where physical body, senses, and psyche are in original or natural state with respect to body and function.

Although there is no precise equivalent for MND in Ayurveda, MND can be considered as ‘VATA‘ predominant disease. Vata is considered as a chief factor for the physiological maintenance of the body.
Vata biofactor is responsible for functions of the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems. Vata controls the respiratory, blood, lymphatic, excretory, and reproductive systems, as well as all types of movements. It is also responsible for the cognitive and neocognitive function of the brain and secretion of various chemical neurotransmitters and hormones. This description ofVata resembles the functions of central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems.

The Vata diseases as described in Ayurvedic classics include a wide range of neurological morbidities, including inflammatory, degenerative, obstructive, and functional. Factors provoking Vata result in the instantaneous manifestation of diseases, which can even prove to be fatal.

Most of the signs & symptoms of MND like fasciculations, cramps, wasting, weakness, spasticity, bulbar symptom etc. match that of the classical signs & symptoms of Vata derangement described in Ayurveda. So the line of treatment in Ayurveda mainly focuses on the pacification Vata and bringing back the equilibrium between all the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha).

CHARAKA offers a very effective treatment methodology based on the classical texts of Ayurveda. The treatment comprises of Detoxification and Rejuvenation through Panchakarma therapies, administration of researched internal medication.

***IMPORTANT ISSUE TO BE NOTED AND UNDERSTOOD BY ALL MND PATIENTS AND THEIR ATTENDENTS***

EARLY DIAGNOSED & TREATED CASES RESPOND TO THE MAXIMUM AND RATE OF SUCCESS WILL DECREASE WITH CHRONICITY OF THE DISEASE.

 

For further info log on to: http://www.charaka.org/motor-neurone-disease.html

Cannabis Explained

Cannabis sativa L. is the scientific name given to the cannabis or hemp plant in 1753 by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus. Since then, three main types have been identified:

Cannabis Sativa (Linnaéus 1753) or C. sativa L.
Cannabis Indica (Lamarck 1785) or C. indica Lam.
Cannabis Ruderalis (Janischevsky 1924) or C. ruderalis J.

Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis each have distinctive characteristics.

Sativa

Probably the most common form of Cannabis worldwide and also the type with the most applications. As a botanical name, sativa simply means ‘sown’ and is applied to the cultivated or common form of many agricultural crops.

A typical Sativa is a tall plant, generally a lighter shade of green than the other types. Its leaves are made up of long, narrow blades. Female flowers are longer and more ‘feathery’ in appearance than those of an Indica.

In general, the foliage of a Sativa is sparser than that of the other varieties Sativas grow taller than the other types, gaining height all through their growing and flowering phases. This is due to the equatorial origin of Sativas. In the tropical regions the length of day does not change very much between seasons, so Sativas are adapted to accomplish both their growing and flowering in a fairly uniform photoperiod.

The female flowers of Sativa strains usually grow along the length of the stem and branches, instead of forming in clusters around the internodes, as with the other types. This flower formation is due to the Sativa tendency to grow and flower simultaneously. As a result, female Sativa flowers are usually less dense and weigh less than Indica flowers.

A pure Sativa often requires a combined grow/flower period of around six months to ripen completely. For this reason there is no such thing as a pure indoor Sativa strain. All Sativa strains that are viable for indoor growing have been hybridised with Indica strains to make them more compact and faster to flower.

Nearly all cannabis grown for industrial purposes is Sativa. As the tallest variety it produces the longest fibres and therefore has the widest range of industrial uses.

Indica

Indica varieties are generally agreed to have originated on the Asian subcontinent or possibly Afghanistan. Lamarck, the first European botanist to classify this type, received his samples from India and thus dubbed the plant ‘Indica’ in recognition of that fact.

A typical Indica is a much more compact, thick-stemmed plant, usually attaining a height of less than two metres. It is a darker shade of green, some examples appearing to have almost blue or green-black foliage. Its leaves are comprised of short, wide blades. An Indica tends to produce more side-branches and denser foliage than a Sativa, resulting in a wider, bushier plant. Female Indica flowers form in thick clusters around the internodes of the plant and usually weigh more than Sativa flowers of similar size.

The life cycle of an Indica is divided into two distinct photoperiods – growing and flowering. Growing occurs when the plant is in an environment of long days and short nights. Here, the plant devotes its energy to increasing in size. As days become shorter and nights longer, the plant receives the signal that winter is approaching and flowering is triggered. Here, upward and outward growth slows or stops as the plant devotes its energy to growing reproductive parts.

An Indica requires both a growing and flowering period in order to reach its full size.

Many Indicas are a rich source of the cannabinoids THC, CBD and CBN. While a Sativa may possess a higher proportion of THC relative to its other cannabinoids, an Indica will often contain significant levels of all three. When ingested, Indicas tend to produce more bodily effects than Sativas – effects such as enhancement of physical sensations, relaxation, dry mouth, red eyes. These Indica effects are often grouped together under the term ‘stoned’, as opposed to the ‘high’ imparted by Sativas. This is not to say that Indicas have no psychoactive effect, just that they also have noticeable effects on the body.

Indicas are cultivated almost exclusively for their medicinal and psychoactive properties. Lamarck, when classifying this type, commented that Indica’s “firm stem and thin bark make it incapable of furnishing similar fibres to the preceding species (C. sativa L.) of which so much use is made.”

Ruderalis

The name ‘ruderalis’ comes from the German ruderal, a term for weeds growing by the roadside or on other fallow land.

Cannabis ruderalis is an uncultivated strain native to Russia and central Europe and is adapted to the harsher environments found in these locations. Whether seen as a variation on the single cannabis species or as a distinct species in itself, Ruderalis varieties are most likely descended from Indica varieties which, in turn, are probably descended from Sativas.

The differences between these three in their growing and reproductive patterns can be linked to the vastly different climates and environments encountered by the original tropical phenotype C. sativa L. as it colonised further and further north of the equator after the last ice age.

The most notable characteristic of the Ruderalis strain is its capacity to flower (and therefore reproduce) according to an individual plant’s age, independent of the photoperiod in which it is growing.

Since nearly all flowering plants take their cue to reproduce from the climatic factors indicative of season, the ability to begin this process based on changes in the plant rather than in its environment is known as ‘auto-flowering’.

A Ruderalis will begin flowering when it achieves a certain stage of maturity – normally after about seven weeks of growth, when it reaches its fifth to seventh internode. Once a Ruderalis has begun flowering, it continues to do so until other environmental factors (most notably winter) cause the plant to die. The other varieties may expire naturally once their reproduction has been accomplished, or may return to vegetative growth if given a long photoperiod.

Ruderalis’ adaptation to short, cool summers can be seen in other areas. Ruderalis has the ability to complete its life cycle – from being a seed to producing seeds – in just 10 weeks. Its seeds detach easily and can survive more than one season in frozen ground – until conditions are favourable enough to allow growth. The seeds can also survive their shells being cracked open when walked on by humans or animals. For some Ruderalis strains, this occurrence may even aid the germination of seeds.

A typical Ruderalis plant is very short in height, often between 10cm and 50cm at full maturity. It displays little or no branching and has wide, fat-bladed leaves, similar to those of an Indica. Once flowering begins, Ruderalis will gain even less height than an Indica.

Wild Ruderalis strains are nearly always high in CBD and low in THC.

While pure Ruderalis strains have little value in terms of fibre, medicine or psychoactivity, their auto-flowering capability and their extremely fast maturation time are of great interest to cannabis breeders. Hybrids made from combining Indica and Ruderalis strains are currently proving to be some of the earliest-maturing outdoor plants available.

Makati Real Estate features One Legazpi Park Manila Condominiums

The Makati Real Estate landscape near the Central Business District (CBD) is an interesting combination of residential enclaves with sophisticated and high-end residential and office towers. Posh mansions, classy bungalows, low-rise Manila houses and apartments in Manila compromise one scene of the Makati Real Estate.

On the other side, high-rise residential condominiums and apartments can be found right at the heart of the CBD in Salcedo Village and Legaspi Village. These skyscrapers usually stand side-by-side with office towers and are mostly inhabited by expatiates and locals who work in Makati.

Many individuals and corporations make a lot of acquisitions and investments in the Makati real estate sector because of obvious reasons and one of the newest property investments in Makati is One Legazpi Park – one of the newest high-rise Manila condominium buildings located in the corner of Legazpi and Rada Streets, Makati City fronting the Legazpi Park.

This 45-storey residential Manila condominium is in the heart of Makati CBD featuring modern architecture and finishing. One Legazpi Park Manila condominiums is an enhanced version of the Asia Tower, another Ayala condo also located in Legazpi Village. Each Manila Condominium offers an open kitchen, one bedroom, one bathroom and a utility room with a floor area of 65 sqm.

It also provides residents with high-class amenities such as a social hall, fully equipped gym, swimming pool and a day care center with play area- designed to make city living a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Legazpi Village is located within Makati CBD and boasts one of the most renowned shopping facilities in Metro Manila – The Greenbelt Mall which features exclusive restaurants, premium bars, cozy coffee shops and a superb movie theater.

The central location of Legazpi Village is within walking distance of most major office buildings in Makati CBD. Around the vicinity of One Legazpi Park is a lush green park in Rada Street called Legazpi Park and also several areas that are being landscaped including promenades, sidewalks along major streets and pedestrian walks that form part of the CBD’s walkway network.

Legazpi Village has an abundance of premium Manila condominiums, apartments for sale in Manila and Manila rentals varying from executive studios to extravagant penthouse units, amongst which the newest and most exclusive is One Legazpi Park Residences.

Furthermore, great hotels such as the New World Renaissance and Makati Shangri-La offer luxurious urban accommodation. The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), one of Asia’s best graduate schools for MBA students, is also situated in Legazpi Village, Makati City.

One Legazpi Park is handled and managed by Umbrella Online Philippine Realty firm – the best Philippine Real Estate. To know more of One Legazpi Park and other Manila homes for sale visit http://umbrellaonline.com/links.php?action=show&link_id=3.

Health and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a nine month journey… It is a time in your life to feel happy, excited, serene and joyful. However it is also quite normal to experience anxieties about the birth and worrying about whether you are nourishing yourself properly, exercising, keeping, calm, positive, loving thoughts and emotions within your being.

Pregnancy lasts 39 weeks or nine months from conception and is looked at in three stages.

Health & Nutrition During Pregnancy

To ensure that your baby develops in a healthy environment, you should keep your body as fit and well nourished as you possibly can. Do not think in terms of devising a special diet for pregnancy, it is more to do with eating a good variety of the right foods which are those that are rich in the essential nutrients.

Weight Gain

The amount of weight put on by women in pregnancy varies between 9 – 16 kilograms, with the most rapid gain usually between weeks 24 and 32.

Don’t “eat for two”. Some 46 percent of women gain too much weight during pregnancy.

Diet During Pregnancy

You ARE What You Eat therefore Your Baby Is What You Eat!

What You Eat affects your baby’s future. What you eat in the following nine months can impact your baby’s health, as well as your own, for decades to come.

A good diet is vital to health during pregnancy, and to the normal development of the baby. The time to pay attention to diet, and if necessary change it for the better, is several months prior to conception and not when pregnancy is confirmed.

During the critical early weeks the normal, healthy development of the embryo depends on the mother’s state of nutritional health and also her toxic state.

Mineral and vitamin imbalances which would probably go unnoticed in a child or adult can have a disastrous effect on the developing baby.

This is because the cells in the embryo are growing at such a rapid rate, causing an exaggerated response to any harmful influences.

A natural, organic, whole food diet is the only one which will adequately serve during pregnancy.

A high quality diet is needed to maintain your own health and the best possible conditions for the baby to develop.

As our environment becomes more polluted and the soils more depleted of nutrients, going 100% organic, if possible, is the best thing you can do for oneself, and for a developing fetus, and last but not least; the environment.

Pesticides, herbicides, and other forms of pollution interfere with the metabolic pathways of many nutrients and thus indirectly interfere with the development of the immune, endocrine, and neurological systems.

Eating as many of our foods in their live, raw form preserves 70 to 80% more vitamins and minerals, 50% more bioactive protein, and up to 96% more bioavailable vitamin B12.

Grains, nuts and seeds are the most potent health-building foods of all. Eaten raw or sprouted if possible (some grains need to be cooked), they contain all the essential nutrients for human growth, sustenance, and ongoing optimal health.

A well balanced diet is based on whole cereals and grains (brown bread, rice, pasta, buckwheat, rye, oats), nuts and seeds, pulses and beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, pure unrefined oils such as cold pressed olive oil, with some fish and eggs if required.

Fruit and vegetables are all excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and trace elements provided they are eaten in the right way.

They should be fresh, either raw or quickly cooked, steamed or stir-fried, and preferably consumed immediately after they are harvested.

Salt is needed to maintain the extra volume of blood, to supply enough placental blood, and to guard against dehydration and shock from blood loss at birth, (except in cases of kidney and heart problems) Suggested form of salt is Himalayan Pink Salt.

Proteins

• Form the basic building blocks of all our body tissues, cells, hormones, and antibodies.

• Food must fuel the growth of the uterus, which can grow to 30 times its original size over the nine months gestation period Add the development of breasts, placenta, development of breast milk, the baby’s body.

Proteins are divided into complete and incomplete:

Complete proteins contain significant amounts of all the essential amino acids, you find them in meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and soya bean products.

Vegetable proteins are incomplete and contain only some of the essential amino acids. Some vegetarian sources of complete protein are: buckwheat, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and almonds.

Plant proteins are easier for our bodies to digest and produce less toxic waste than animal proteins. The fiber in plants also has a very beneficial effect on the bowel; it ensures healthy bowel movements and the correct bacterial population in the gut, and prevents the buildup of putrefactive bacteria produced by excess animal proteins.

Eating meat and meat products also carries the risk from chemical and hormonal residues found in intensively reared animals. Also soya beans or soy products are mostly genetically engineered, hence it is wise to stay clear of them.

Pregnant women need about 60 to 75 grams of protein a day.

The best and cleanest sources of protein are green vegetables, spirulina, seeds (hemp, flax, sesame, poppy, sunflower, chia, quinoa, amaranth ).

Real strength and building material comes from:

• green – leafy vegetables, seeds and superfoods. They contain all the amino acids we require.

Essential Fatty Acids are vital to :

• the development of the baby’s nervous and immune systems. They build the cell walls in all our tissues, and so that trace elements and fat-soluble vitamins (A,E,D, and K) can be absorbed.

• EFA’s are needed to make adrenal and sex hormones, and to maintain a healthy population of bacteria in the gut.

• They are also essential to the normal development of the fetus’s brain: 70 per cent of all EFAs go to the brain.

The Best Fatty Foods include:

Avocados, Borage Seed Oil, Raw Cacao Beans (Chocolate Nuts), Coconut oil/ butter, Flax seed and its oil, Grape seeds, Hemp seed and its oil (cold pressed), RAW Nuts of all types (cashews must be soft to be truly “raw”), Nut Butters (almond butter is excellent), Olives and their oil (stone pressed or cold pressed), Peanuts (must be certified aflatoxin free), Poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and their oil (cold pressed), Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini (sesame butter), or even better if you can get hold of it at a health food store unhulled tahini (an alkaline fat, high in calcium), Young Coconuts (young Thai coconuts are available in the US at Asian markets), Coconut milk, coconuts (mature).

SUPERFOODS

Superfoods are foods with extraordinary properties. Usually they contain all essential amino acids, high levels of minerals, and a wide array of unique, even rare, nutrients. I have included the superfoods in the nutritional tips below.

Some prominent superfoods to include:

1) Himalayan Pink Salt – offers 84 minerals exactly identical to the elements in your body.

2) Spirulina (a spiral algae consumed for thousands of years by indigenous people in Mexico and Africa)

-It has the highest concentration of protein on Earth. 60%

-It is also very high in Iron, and many other vitamins and minerals.

-It is one of the highest sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) on the planet. Only mother’s milk is higher.

-It is recommended to take more Spirulina during breastfeeding because of the GLA.

-Spirulina is very high in human-active B12.

3) Blue-Green Algae (Klamath lake algae wonderful brain food). It is high in protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals and enhances the immune system.

I value it in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation for its enhancing effect on brain function.

4) Bee Pollen (wild pollen, not orchard pollen, should be used and should come from ethically harvested sources where bees are treated respectfully. Bee Pollen is nature’s most complete food) All amino acids, immune system, brain, eyes.

5) Flax, Sunflower, Chia, Sesame and pumpkin seeds are the best to use. Flaxseeds are excellent and the highest vegetarian source of omega-3-essential fatty acids, important for the immune system, nervous system, and brain development. I recommend one to two tablespoons daily of the uncooked and unheated oil or three to six tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds. (Use a coffee grinder). You may also grind the other above mentioned seeds and add them to salads, and fruit salads.

6) Wild young coconuts (not be confused with white Thai coconuts found in markets, wild coconuts are one of the greatest foods on earth. The coconut water and soft inner flesh are strength enhancing, electrolyte-rich, mineral-rich, youthening and invigorating. Great in smoothies.

NUTRITION TIPS

Here Are Some Nutrition Tips that will help you both:

1) Get Enough Folic Acid. 400 micrograms (mcg) daily. Folic Acid reduces chance of birth defects such as spina bifida. Especially in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2) Best Food Sources of Folic Acid are: RAW Green leafy vegetables, including spinach, kale, beet greens, beet root, chard, asparagus, and broccoli. Starchy vegetables containing folic acid are corn, lima beans, green peas, sweet peas, sweet potatoes, artichokes, okra, and parsnips. Oats are high in folic acid as well as whole wheat brown bread. Many fruits have folic acid such as oranges, cantaloupe, pineapple, banana, and many berries including loganberries, boysenberries, and strawberries. Also fresh sprouts such as lentil, mung bean sprouts are excellent sources. REMINDER: Folic acid is available from fresh, unprocessed food, which is why it is so common a deficient in our culture’s processed, cooked food diet.

3) Eat Your Fish. Getting enough DHA (found in abundance in seafood and flaxseed) is one of the most important things you can do for you and your developing baby’s health. DHA is the omega-3 fatty acid that can boost baby’s brain development before birth, leading to better vision, memory, motor skills and language comprehension in early childhood. Eat at least 12 ounces a week of low-mercury fish, or take a DHA supplement such as Krill Oil.

• Avoid large, predatory fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. (As big fish eat smaller fish, the larger, longer-living ones accumulate more mercury).

• Seaweed and Cilantro remove heavy metals and radioactive isotopes from the tissues.

4) Avoid Alcohol – The main risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy is the development of “fetal alcohol syndrome” (FAS). mother.. NO AMOUNT IS SAFE. AVOID TOTALLY.

5) Avoid Caffeine: In high amounts causes birth defects and still births, miscarriages and premature delivery.

6) Avoid Drugs – As far as possible all orthodox drugs should be avoided during pregnancy, especially in the first three months. Consider natural alternatives and visiting a medical herbalist or nutritionist prior to conception.

FOODS THAT MAY CAUSE INFECTIONS

Although the chance of contracting one of these rare infections is limited, you will reduce this likelihood even further if you follow the basic guidelines given here.

Listeriosis – caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, this is a very rare infection. Its symptoms are similar to flu and gastroenteritis and it can cause still birth.

Toxoplasmosis – usually symptomless (apart from mild flu symptoms), this can cause serious problems for the baby. Caused by direct contact with the organism Toxoplasma Gondi, it is found in cat faeces, raw meat, and unpasteurized goats’ milk. Soil on fruit and vegetables may be contaminated.

Salmonella – Contamination with Salmonella bacterium can cause bacterial food poisoning. This doesn’t usually harm the baby directly, but any illness involving a high temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration could cause a miscarriage or preterm labour.

HERBS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY.

Herbal remedies are for the most part quite safe to be taken during pregnancy; some are useful alternatives to drugs both in chronic illness and acute minor problems such as may arise during pregnancy. It is still preferable to take NO MEDICATION whatsoever in the first three months, unless there is a specific problem that needs treatment.

There are many Herbs which should never be taken in pregnancy – their emmonagogue or oxytocic properties may, in large amounts, cause uterine contractions and thereby risk miscarriage: I will only mention a few as there at least twenty on the list.

Nutmeg Myristica Fragrans

Thuja Thuja occidentalis

Calendula Calendula officinalis

Sage Salvia officinalis

Thyme Thymus vulgaris

Marjoram Origanum vulgare

Lovage Levisticum officinale

Rosemary Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rhubarb Rheum sp.

Herbs that are safe to eat to take in culinary doses but not as a medicine during pregnancy include:

celery seed, cinnamon, fennel, fenugreek, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and saffron.

If you enjoyed reading this article and would like to read the full version of this e-book called ‘A Natural Approach To Pregnancy’, visit my website http://www.easyconsciousliving.com or e-mail me at: barbara@easyconsciousliving.com

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“The Doctor Of The Future Will Give No Medicines, But Will Interest His Patients In The Care Of The Human Frame, In Diet, And In The Causes Of Diseases.”

–Thomas Edison.

Great Places to Propose in Sydney

Sydney, Australia is a popular destination for proposing marriage. Both locals and vacationers spend countless hours searching for the perfect place to pop the question, although Sydney does have a variety of options. Suitors should consider potential landmarks, natural settings, and restaurants when they decide on where to propose to their future fiancée.

Landmarks

Some of the best spots to propose in Sydney centre on the Sydney Harbour. This is one of the biggest attractions in the city, and it is free for both tourists and locals to enjoy. This makes it a perfect proposal spot for a person on a tight budget. One fantastic option would be to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. At the top the person could propose while admiring great views of the city and harbour.

Nature

For a more natural proposal, another terrific option would be to take a costal walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee. This romantic walk allows couples to explore four of the most popular city beaches in Sydney. Hikers can enjoy breathtaking views of the oceans along cliff tops, which could be an ideal setting for a proposal. For a romantic beach proposal, a person could set up a picnic or blanket on the world famous Bondi Beach. For a quieter occasion, Coogee or Tamarama would be better selections.

Another romantic destination in Sydney is the Royal Botanic Gardens. This setting feature lush vegetation that creates a perfect proposal atmosphere. Couples can find quiet places to picnic and relax with a beautiful view of the Sydney Opera House. The Gardens are also home to the OpenAir Cinema, which is an outdoor movie screen that runs during the summer. Couples are able to cuddle under the moonlight and stars and watch a movie. The lights of the harbour and the city are also in the background, and these elements make this scenario a perfect and romantic time to propose.

Restaurants

If an outdoors proposal isn’t what a suitor has in mind, there are also several very romantic restaurants in Sydney to consider. Doyles on the Beach in Watson Bay is well-known for being the most romantic restaurant in the city. They have been open since 1885, and they specialize in world-class seafood dishes. Diners can enjoy their meal inside or on the patio, and suitors can slip the ring out at an appropriate time during dinner for a romantic proposal. Aria Restaurant is also rated as one of the top restaurants in Sydney, and they specialize in chicken and fish. Guests enjoy panoramic and spectacular views of both the harbour and the Opera House.

Function Venue Brisbane

Although restaurants, clubs, pubs and discos are great, there are occasions when you just need to spend some quality time with the people you’re close with. It may be on your birthday, anniversary or maybe even your children’s birthday. Whatever the occasion, you can plan the perfect function to commemorate it with the wide range of function hire options that you have in Brisbane. Looking for a night out in Brisbane? depot Emporium provides the finest Brisbane dining experience on the edge of the city.

depot Emporium is the Fortitude Valley’s dining hot spot only 4 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. depot Emporium serves delicious, honest food throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner within an airy modern space with a stylish central bar creating the perfect environment for any occasion. depot Emporium features one of the most popular tapas bars in the area where you can experience the best of Iberian recipes.

Food and drinks are not the only attractions though; depot Emporium is also the premier function venue Brisbane has to offer. It is the perfect place for throwing a party, whether a big bash or a small intimate get together for family and the closest of friends. If you are looking for the perfect function venue in Brisbane to organise a corporate event, birthday or Christmas party, the depot kitchen team has many menu options to offer. The restaurant can hold up to 130 for a sit down function and up to 250 for cocktail events. To know more about depot Emporium and to check out the delicious items they have on offer on their menu, please visit www.depotemporium.com

5 Supplements You NEED To Use When Bulking

1. Protein powder (Whey)

You may be asking yourself ‘Why do I need protein?’ Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. It is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for healthy bodies. Protein has a number of different roles in the body, including:

– Repair body cells

– Build and repair muscles and bones

– Provide a source of energy

– Control many of the important processes in the body related to metabolism

Whey protein is a high quality protein powder from cow’s milk. Milk has two proteins: Casein and Whey. It’s often referred to as the ‘Gold Standard’ of protein and with very good reason.

A typical serving of whey protein contains the same amount of protein found in a chicken breast, but is also very low in fat and carbohydrates.

It is a naturally complete protein and is often referred to as a ‘fast’ protein for its ability to provide rapid nourishment to muscles. Excellent for a post-workout shake.

Whey protein has a higher biological value than many foods, including fish, beef and soya. What this means is that more of the protein is actually utilised by your body.

Whey protein contains high levels of essential amino acids and branch chain aminos acids (BCAAs), both of which play a vital role in fuelling muscle growth.

Whey protein is also naturally high in the amino acids gluthamine and leucine, which help with muscle repair and recovery after a tough workout.

2. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

There are twenty different needed fatty acids in your body, but they are all made from two: linoleic acid and linolenic acid. Linoleic acid is often referred to as omega 6 fatty acids, and

linolenic is often called omega 3 fatty acids. (Omega-9 is necessary yet “non-essential” because the body can manufacture a modest amount on its own, provided essential EFAs are

present.) These two fatty acids are essential. You must get them from supplements or the foods you eat because your body cannot manufacture them.

Why take fats? Dietary fats, when used properly, are of great benefit, rather than a risk, as some people perceive. EFAs offer protection against heart disease, free radical damage, and cancer, increase the metabolic rate and fat burning, increase muscle mass, and the production of hormones like testosterone.

EFAs are especially important for your joints. When you work out you apply tremendous pressure to your joints on a day-to-day basis. It is vital that we have a strong, smooth-running skeletal system to push ourselves to the max. Omega 3 has shown to have positive results in soothing tender joints and stiffness. For example, Omega 3s were tested on patients with arthritis. The results showed a significant reduction in disease activity, pain assessment, and number of weak joints. In addition, morning stiffness and several tender joints were relieved

Sources of EFAs include flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, fish oil, pumpkin oil, canola oil, walnuts, flax meal, flax bread, omega rich eggs, darky leafy greens such as spinach, and fish oil tablets, amongst others.

3. MultiVitamins

Exercising, although very beneficial to our bodies, can also be taxing. For this reason, we need to be eating a well-balanced diet. Yet, time and habits do not always make this possible.

This is where multivitamins become important tools for us to use. When purchasing a multivitamin, you should look for that contains vitamins A, C, D and K, folic acid, copper, iron and zinc. Each vitamin and mineral is known to help your body in its own unique way. Vitamin A is needed to help build strong bones.

– Vitamin C helps to build a strong immune system

– Vitamin D helps to protect our skin and bones

– Vitamin K helps our blood to lot

– Folic acid helps to build red blood cells

– Copper helps to absorb iron

– Iron helps to deliver oxygen throughout our blood

– Zinc helps our body to form blood and to heal

– Calcium and magnesium are both needed to build strong bones.

If you are working out on a regular basis then you should choose a multivitamin supplement that also contains the following:

– A greater amount of iron (usually about 50% of one’s total RDA)

– Multivitamin B complex vitamins

– Vitamin E

– Selenium

The B complex vitamins are known as the energy vitamins. They work to give and help our bodies process energy, easily and quickly. Vitamin E helps keep the body from oxidizing

Vitamin A, and it helps to keep the body’s tissues from breaking down. Selenium helps our body’s immune systems.

4. Creatine

Creatine is a natural nutrient found in foods like meat and is also found in our muscle cells, where it’s used to power high intensity muscle contractions. Creatine has been the mainstay of the sports industry for years as a sports enhancing amino acid that increases strength and endurance in athletes that supplement with creatine.

Research carried out in the last decade has shown that taking creatine orally at a rate of 5 to 20 grams per day appears to be very safe and largely devoid of adverse side-effects, while at the same time effectively improving the physiological response to resistance exercise, increasing the maximal force production of muscles in both men and women.

When buying creatine, you want to be purchasing creatine monohydrate.

5. L-Glutamine

Glutamine is an amino acid produced naturally by our body and is useful for the excellent functioning of our digestive system, immune system and many more. It is commonly produced by the brain, lungs, heart, kidney, liver, etc.

When our body decreases the production of this element, a glutamine supplement can be taken and is a popular health product used by many nowadays. The food you ingest does no good if it isn’t absorbed. It’s like panning for gold with a chain-link fence. The anatomical equivalent of this chain-link fence is an assortment of digestive conditions, including leaky guy syndrome, for which L-glutamine has been shown to be a promising treatment. Consuming 10-30 grams post-workout can speed up repair and help prevent soreness.

You can find a wide selection of glutamine supplements in health stores, pharmacies and online due to the popularity of this supplement and the healthy benefits it can provide the human body.

Property Values Going North in Chennai Cbd

Mostly driven by strong demand from multinational companies, IT, banking and financial sectors commercial rental values in Chennai’s Central Business District (CBD) that encompasses Nungambakkam, Salai, Anna Nagar and Adyar areas have increased by 5-15 per cent in the past six months, sources inform, adding that these companies require Grade-A quality office space in Chennai but are not satisfied with the present state of infrastructure.

Current commercial rental value in Chennai varies from Rs 30-55 per sq. ft, while rental values of commercial properties in Chennai viz. offices and shops located at CBD region is reported to have the highest rental values at around Rs 45-55 per sq. ft. These rental values decreases off CBD region of about Rs 35-40 per sq. ft.

Chennai properties around the south-west part of the city are likely to enjoy a northward rally in the next couple of years. The business opportunities created by the modernization of airport would boost the property values in the areas around the facility. As per the reports of MagicBricks reports, the capital value for a residential apartment in Vela Chery hovers between Rs 2,500 and Rs 3,000 per sq. ft, at present. The market observers say that the capital values and rentals have already corrected by about 10-20 per cent in the past 8-12 months and market is apt for investment purposes.

According to the property experts, the areas of Guindy and Vela Chery would be among the most-benefited. Besides, the property prices in Chennai’s Saidpet area are also likely to go up as the airport project would progress.

Property investors might also be interested in locking properties around Inner Ring Road, in expectation of earning handsome gains. The road connects the central city localities like Kodambakkam and Mambalam with the airport.

Most encouragingly, the hotels and hospitality industry can leverage the benefits by securing suitable land areas in the areas. As the number of incoming passengers would rise in Chennai, demand for hotel rooms and service apartments would trigger like a bullet.

For more details on Chennai Property Prices, log on to magicbricks.com

Sydney Southern Cbd Becomes Koreatown Causing Overcrowding of Appartments

CHINATOWN has a new rival, KOREATOWN, according to research just released by Tim Green Commercial.

According to Tim Green of Tim Green Commercial, “the streets bounded by Bathurst Street, Pitt Street and Liverpool Street has been dubbed “KOREATOWN” by locals”.

Out of 41 shops that make up the “KOREATOWN” area, 24 shops or almost 60% were owned by Korean Australians, 5 shops were owned by Japanese Australian and 1 shop owned by Chinese Australians.

According to Tim Green “after speaking with local real estate agents we found out that students were renting apartments in towers such as Horden Tower, World Tower and Mirramar Tower and overcrowding them with as many as 10 students in 1 apartment. In fact, one unnamed tower has passed a by law giving the building management power to issue immediate eviction notices and $5000 fine to apartments being overcrowded”.

According to the ABS, enrollments in full fee paying courses of overseas students in Australia in the year to October 2007 increased 20% from 2006 to 437,000 and a study in 2006 by the ABS showed that Korea ranked 3rd for the number of students studying in Australia, representing 8% of all foreign students or 25,000 students.

According to various colleges in the Sydney CBD, most of the 25,000 Korean students study in Sydney and at universities and colleges in the city or city fringe.

According to Tim Green “the predominant types of shops indicate spending habits of the Korean community as there are 6 Korean hair and beauty shops, 7 Korean café/restaurants and 3 Korean convenience stores (with 2 more planned further down Pitt Street), hence one could assume the community spend most of their leisure time getting their hair and beauty treatments done, or eating out or shopping. In fact Noble Hairdressing has 2 outlets within 100 metres of each other”.

“Go to any place around the mid city shopping area on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 9pm and it is relatively quiet but go to the corner of Pitt and Liverpool Street and you can hardly move because there are so many people” says Tim Green.

As a sign of the times the City Convenience Store on the corner of Liverpool and Pitt Streets recently converted from a standard convenience store to a Korean convenience store. According to Jamal Gebara, owner of City Convenience Store “at night about 80% of customers are Korean students and Australians of Korean descent, whist during the day they (Koreans) make up 40%. I can only presume that they are studying during the day and go out after classes finish to either work in the area or shop and eat”.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT : TIM GREEN 0418 289787

“Tim Green Commercial is Sydney CBD’s largest Australian owned commercial real state agency and specializes in leasing, managing and selling of commercial property”

See www.tgc.com.au