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Silent Symptoms: Simplifying Self Care for Chronic Immune Disease Sufferers

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For those coping with chronic neuroimmune disease, everyday tasks can be much more difficult and exhausting. Not only do these diseases cause painful, irritating symptoms, but having to explain and excuse them can take an emotional toll. If you’re someone who is dealing with a chronic immune deficiency or disease, making sure that you’re prepared to deal with flare-ups and awkward situations is a critical part of living your life. While it’s not always convenient, taking little steps to prepare for flare ups can soothe your symptoms, social life, and any anxiety that comes with coping.   Building a Toolkit   Immune diseases can manifest themselves in a broad variety of ways, and symptoms look different for every person. If you’ve been living with a disease for a longer period of time, you’re probably aware of the triggers that can cause issues for you, and knowing is half the battle....
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Sep
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8 Ways to Reduce Stress and to Be a Super Productive Student

College years are amazing - but they can be very stressful too. A number of projects and writing assignments might seem overwhelming to many students, especially if they didn’t have such workload at school. Add spending time with friends, taking care of various daily tasks, and even working sometimes - and you wouldn’t be surprised that some students find it incredibly hard to get through their college years without having their grades dropped. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Successfully combining college, personal life, and even work is totally possible if you learn how to organize your time right. So here are some tips that will help you become a more productive student.   1. Learn where does your time go.   First, spend some time analyzing your daily routines and studying. Try to find out how much time it takes for you to write a definition essay,...
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Jul
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5 Steps for DIY Home Mold Removal

There are more than 100,000 unique types of shape, and form remediation contractual workers take after a basic procedure to expel shape securely.  Since setting up regulation is an exceptionally complex process, take after these means to evacuate territories of noticeable form under 10 ceaseless square feet. This data will spare a ready and fastidious property holder thousands, and it's a similar procedure we use in many homes a year.  Materials and Equipment Needed for Mold Removal  • Dehumidifier  • HEPA air scrubber that procedures no less than 500 cubic feet for every moment  • Poly Plastic sheeting (6 mil)  • Duct tape  • Trash packs (6 mil)  • Wire brush  • Wet/dry vacuum with a HEPA air channel  • Dawn dish cleanser  • Small container  • Box cutter  • Small crowbar  • N95 respirator  • Latex gloves  • Eye assurance  • Rag towels  1. Stop the Source of Moisture ...
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Jul
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Six Ways to Avoid Social Isolation

Unfortunately, a lot of us feel socially isolated. Much of this is due to our technologically-driven time. We prefer to text and connect with people that way instead of face-to-face communication. However, social bonds are crucial to our health and social contact, especially if pleasant, has all kinds of benefits. Let's imagine what happens in our brains when we are about to get together with people we like. Well for one thing, before we even meet the person, we will probably look forward to the event and will be excited about it. We may recall previous happy times that we shared in the past. Then when we first see the person, our brain centers will be activated and we will feel good and reap all kinds of benefits. So, we need others to feel healthy and happy. Here are a few ways to avoid social isolation so that we can...
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Jun
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10 Best Acupressure Points to Relieve Anxiety, Palpitations, and Nervousness

Almost all of us must have experienced a terrifying feeling when out of nowhere your heart starts palpitating and beating out of the chest as if it’s going to crash any moment, and you panic whether you are having a heart attack. This precise feeling is known as heart palpitation or a rapidly beating heart, but in most cases it is always completely harmless in itself. But recurring palpitations can be a sign of heart health problem that is triggered by anxiety, and it is more prevalent among people who suffer from nervousness and anxiety attacks. Heart palpitations can also be caused by skipped beats. Palpitations are confusing and distressing for most people, but this problem can be successfully controlled and treated with acupressure therapy that works by relaxing the entire body and increasing circulation throughout the body. As tension is released, you start to feel better physically and emotionally and...
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May
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IBS, Smoking, E-cigarettes and Nicotine

IBS and other diseases of the digestive system, including diverticular disease, are affected by cigarette smoking. Tobacco smoking is rapidly being replaced by the use of e-cigarettes known as ‘vaping’. This system is claimed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes, giving the pleasurable effects of nicotine with only trivial side effects. However, the pharmacological effects of nicotine are still relevant to all nicotine delivery systems.

 

IBS sufferers are well aware that diet and the passage of food residues through the gut can influence their problems. Similarly, worry and stress affect the digestive system through nerve connections between the head brain and gut brain. Less attention is paid to substances which reach the bowel through its blood supply to modify nerve and muscle behavior. Drugs and their side-effects are an example.

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May
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Why Naturopathic Treatment is the Best Way of Promoting Good Health?

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Apr
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Looking Good During Pregnancy

Looking Good During Pregnancy
When a woman goes through pregnancy, it would be clear that there would be many physical and mental changes taking place. When these changes are taking place, certain women tend to take it as a negative sign. However, it should be known that this is nothing negative. You would be giving birth in a matter of few months or weeks and you would be receiving the much respected title of motherhood. It is an occurrence that you should be happy about; while it is possible for your life to undergo certain changes that would be much different from the life that you may have been used to. It should be understood that these changes should be accepted in a positive way and matters should be handled in such way where you would be able to be satisfied with the life that you lead during pregnancy. Here, attention should be directed...
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Mar
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How to Protect Your Eyes and Maintain Good Sight

How to Protect Your Eyes and Maintain Good Sight
Eyes are one of the organs we are naturally inclined to protect. Eye is extremely important for everyone. Even a small eye issue, if left untreated, could lead to more serious issues like permanent vision loss. So, follow the below health tips for maintaining good eye health:   Image Source:pexels Wear Sunglasses In harsh sunlight, do wear protective eyewear like sunglasses. It’s useful to keep protective eyewear like goggles and safety shields around the house just in case. Wear protective eyewear when engaging in activities that require them. If you are undertaking DIY projects or are handling chemicals at home, protective eyewear is a must. You can buy protective eyewear over the counter from pharmacies, sporting goods or convenience stores.  Visit an Eye Doctor or an Optometrist  An optometrist is not a medical doctor. But these are professionals who can conduct comprehensive eye examinations and diagnose conditions such as myopia...
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Mar
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The Eye Mask Saves Your Sleep

There are so many sleep benefits that people never think about. People most times will go without good sleep. Others want to have a good sleep but have many problems staying asleep or falling. This is reason one why people use masks when they want to enjoy a deep sleep. There are a lot of reasons why you need good deep sleep. The body most times reveals the tension and stress it is under through pain in the forehead and in the section around the eyes. Eye soreness and stress headaches are like modern plagues following you around wherever you go and making you feel miserable. The hot eyes steam mask is a product that in its efficiency and simplicity can offer true relief from this sort of nagging pain and unrelenting suffering. Made to be worn over the eyes, the eye mask can be applied to apply cold or...
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Mar
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NasoPure Nasal Wash Kit
Chronic sinusitis is an extremely common and troublesome condition, yet symptoms are often dismissed as being due to the common cold or a bout of flu, even by medical doctors! The suggested treatment simply rest and painkillers... I became interested in finding out more about chronic sinusitis and how best to treat it after becoming suspicious my wife was suffering from the condition. She was developing the telltale symptoms every month or two, and despite working as a teacher in a school where viral infections frequently infect much of the staff and student body, I couldn't believe she was catching every single infection going - every time. Things began to fall into place when I read a highlighted statement on the website SinusitisWellness.com run by sinus specialist, Donald Dennis, M.D. The statement reads: "We believe the true cause of chronic sinusitis is an allergic reaction to MOLD. This has been...
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Feb
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How to Adjust To Being Pregnant

How to Adjust To Being Pregnant
Along with the bundle of joy comes a lot of pain and discomfort, when you’re expecting. There will be instances where you will be twisting and turning in bed trying to find yourself a comfortable position and not succeed no matter how hard you try. Along with the bundle of joy comes a lot of pain and discomfort. Here are a few tips in adjusting yourself to being pregnant. Image Source: Pexels Body Pillow If you have issues with your hips and back, it is necessary to purchase a body pillow, it may seem costly but trust me it’s worth it! The body will help you get to a comfy position as it has five pillows, where one supports your back, two to support your head, one to keep in between your knees and one to support your belly. Now you may consider purchasing separate pillows to give you the same effect...
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18
Jan
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Natural Mold Removal Products
Mold and the illness it causes can be hugely stubborn to get rid of unless an appropriate and comprehensive protocol is put in place. That's not to say this needs to be a complicated or difficult process however. In this article you will learn of 5 simple steps you can take to get on top of the problem for good! To me it seems logical that if you want to treat mold-related illnesses such as chronic sinusitis, you first need to ensure your home environment, work (as much as possible) and even your car are free from mold so you are not constantly re-exposing yourself and/or your family to the source of your ill-health. None of us want to waste money on products that simply treat our recurring symptoms before the root cause of our illness is addressed, do we? This type of approach is also prudent for other environmental and...
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Dec
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Preventing mold growth and potential health problems after a water leak

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Being a homeowner is never easy, especially when you're dealing with chronic illness, and the last thing you need are major unexpected problems. Unfortunately, that's exactly what my wife and I suffered recently when a central heating pipe burst and flooded our main living room. Aside from the immediate inconvenience of moving bulky furniture and fixing the leak, I soon began to worry about other consequences, particularly the possibility of persistent mold growth and the potential consequences for our health. Mold and its spores are nothing to be sniffed at - excuse the pun! As a study published in the journal Environment International explains, exposure to these mycotoxins has been linked to cancer, kidney disease, liver disease and immunosuppression. The last of these includes illnesses such as chronic sinusitis, which my wife suffers from (and is currently treating with the Breathe Easy Kit), and possibly chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) which I have lived with for 25 years; in...
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Dec
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Mold as a Possible Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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As regular readers will be aware, I was unlucky enough to be struck down with a chronic illness as severe and life-changing as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) at the age of just 11 years old. But was it really just "bad luck" or did environmental factors - specifically toxic mold exposure - play a role? This is something I've been considering carefully lately and wish to share with you.  Being just a child at the time, I obviously wasn't concerned with the "hows and whys" of what caused this annoying and frustrating illness, or the ramifications it would ultimately have for me and my family. All I wanted was my family doctor to give me some medicine to cure whatever was wrong. He had of course done so many times before for the recurrent ear, nose and throat infections I'd experienced growing up (mold-related themselves perhaps?). Surely I'd be back riding my BMX on the...
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Oct
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Athlete's Guide: Ways To Prevent And To Get Rid Of Jock Itch

Jock itch is one of the most common fungal infection of the skin often caused by the same fungus that results in athlete's foot. Though, technically you don't need to be an athlete to get a jock itch, but they are most common among athletes because of one simple reason, sweat! Athletes sweat a lot and often wear those sweaty clothes for a long period of time, which acts as a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that cause jock itch.  So, let us get into the depth of jock itch and know all about it such as: What is Jock Itch! Medically, jock itch is known as Tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin. It is caused by fungi called dermatophytes that live naturally on the skin. Typically, they are harmless, but under warm and moist conditions they multiply quickly and cause the infection. This is the reason why...
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Sep
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Ways in which you can contribute to the wellbeing of the earth

A majority of the humans does the opposite of contributing to the wellbeing of the earth. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to go with the flow. You can start to make a change, you can save the earth for the future generations. Not everyone contributes to the destruction of the earth unknowingly, sometimes, the day to day actions that we involve in will pollute the environment. It is always best find ways in which we can get all our work done without causing any damage. Most of the damage which leads pollution is done by large scale companies. These companies tend to release toxic chemicals into the nature, releases harmful gases in to air and the nature is affected in so many ways. This is not doing anything for the earth and in fact, it reduces the lifespan of the life on earth. A lot of pollution is...
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Sep
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How To Get Rid Of Annoying Staph Infection To Stop Ruining Your Life

Chances are that you have heard about staph infections, but not all of you would be able to explain much about it. Well, we'll solve the problem for you. Staph infection is a skin infection caused by a bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria is a normal inhabitant of the skin and lives there without causing any harm, but when the bacteria find a skin breach, they enter it and cause an infection. Now, depending on the conditions, the type of infection may differ. Here are a few explained with their signs and symptoms: MRSA What is it? It stands for Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus auerus. It is a skin infection caused by the same culprit. It appeared in the hospitals first, but then made its inroads into the community. Initially, it was treated with the antibiotic methicillin, but soon developed resistance due to overuse of the drug leading to bacterial resistance. ...
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Aug
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Sinful Habits You Should Give Up To Get Flawless Skin

Follow regular and reliable beauty regimens to keep your skin healthy and happy. We all have heard that! But somehow our lifestyle and other habits born out of lethargy, carelessness can deteriorate the quality of our skin. We all are aware of these skin care tips, frequent moisturizing, exfoliation and wearing sunscreen. I mean, we all know common and old skin care rules. In this article, I am going to reveal some skin care sins, which you committ on a daily basis and make your skin terrible. Let's know about 5 not so known sinful habits which are taking away your glow: Consuming Dairy And Other Inflammatory Foods: It is not about how healthy you eat, it is about how skin friendly you eat. Yes, there are certain foods which are healthy for your body, but not good for your skin. No doubt milk is an important source of calcium...
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Aug
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Overview of A Contagious Jock Itch

Introduction Jock Itch usually begins with a mild itching in the groin and it can get worse and, sometimes, even become more unbearable in some cases. Usually, the rash is seen on both sides of the groin. The rash may become too dry, rough and bumpy. Jock Itch is a fungal infection that mostly affects the skin of your genitals, buttocks and inner thighs. Men may develop this infection on the head of the penis, especially if they are not circumcised. And, on the other hand, women may develop a vaginal white discharge and yeast infection. It is most often seen in men and adolescent boys. Besides, many homeless individuals too tend to develop Jock Itch as they do not wash with anti-fungal soap and clean water in the groin and armpit areas regularly.  Symptoms of Jock Itch A few of the most common symptoms of Jock Itch include: Change...
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