Saturday, July 19, 2008

Yoga as Remover of Back Pain

Yoga Exercises as Remover of Back Pain

1. Exercise and Back Pain
A typical response to experiencing back pain is to take it easy - either staying in bed or at least stopping any activity that is at all strenuous. While this approach is understandable and may even be recommended in the short term, when done for more than a day or two it can actually undermine healing. Instead, active forms of exercise are almost always necessary to rehabilitate the spine and help alleviate back pain.
When done in a controlled, gradual, and progressive manner, active exercise distributes nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues in the back to keep the discs, muscles, ligaments and joints healthy. Consequently, a regular exercise routine helps patients avoid stiffness and weakness, minimize recurrences of low back pain, and reduce the severity and duration of possible future episodes of low back pain.
Depending upon the patient’s specific diagnosis and level of pain, the back pain exercise and rehabilitation program will be very different, so it is important for patients to see a spine specialist trained to develop an individualized back exercise program and to provide instruction on using the correct form and technique.
Practical PointFor most back conditions, active exercise and stretching - not rest - is typically necessary to help reduce pain and encourage healing.
To be effective, a patient’s back pain exercise program should be comprehensive, working the whole body even if it targets the back. A balanced workout should include a combination of stretching, strengthening, and low impact aerobic conditioning.
Stretching as part of a back pain exercise routine
Almost everyone can benefit from stretching the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the back and around the spine. The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments and tendons are all designed to move, and reduced motion can accentuate back pain. Stretching different muscles and ligaments is essential for gaining and maintaining mobility and flexibility. Patients with chronic back pain may find it takes weeks or months of stretching to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that meaningful and sustained relief of low back pain typically follows the increase in motion

2. Yoga as Remover of Back Pain:
In this page, you will find all the information you need to reduce lower back pain with special yoga exercises for back problems. Perhaps even heal your lower back completely.
Many times all the back needs is a little regular exercise. Even just 10 minutes a day. With just a little effort and some experimentation you can find exactly how to exercise your back and reduce the pain or become pain free.
Yoga for back pain should begin with simple stretches for the lower back then exercises that strengthen the back and supporting muscles.
We have 2 downloadable clips for you. On the right you can see the easy version of exercises. In part 2 there is a slightly harder version of exercises. The aim is to create blood flow around the area and to strengthen the core.
You can greatly reduce back pain and help heal back problems with proper back exercises. This is no longer a theory and is accepted by all leading back care specialists.
Choose an exercise program that is not too intense. Slowly increase the intensity of stretches and strengthening exercises to prevent aggravation in the spine. There may be a little back pain after exercises but don't be put of. Try again at less intensity. Choosing the right Yoga for back pain will strengthen the spine and increase flexibility. This is necessary for support and greater range of motion.
Yoga for back pain exercises for stretching the spine are below. Exercises are necessary for a healthy spine and can many times remove back pain but proper posture must also be practiced to greatly reduce back pain on daily basis.
Simple sequence of yoga for back painThis sequence helps to heal the spine because it creates good blood flow which both reduces pain and supplies fresh nutrients to teh effected areas. It also pushes the discs away form the nreves in the lower back. Common Causes of Back Pain Disc injury can be the cause of prolonged back pain but muscles and ligaments may also be damaged or inflamed. Other causes may be infections, tumor, cysts and bone spurs.
Discs are located between the bones in the spine. Disc damage can be a slipped disc or sometimes called herniated disc, ruptured disc or bulging disc. Discs do not actually slip. Discs that rupture leak their internal fluid. This can interfere with nerve energy flow and can cause pain. Discs can degenerate causing bone to grind on bone and tissue to be displaced. This can also place pressure on nerves causing pain due to bone fragments or loose tissue.
Rupturing can quite often occur when a disc has been bulging for a while or can suddenly occur due to an accident or sudden force on the spine due to incorrect lifting. The synovium is thin tissue that allows fluid to aid in lubricating joints. Synovial cysts quite often occur as a result of degeneration. They are benign fluid filled sacs that develop on the joints of the lumbar spine. They can interfere and obstruct the electrical signals that run along the nerves causing pain. They can usually be removed quite easily but complications may occur depending on the exact location of the growth and a surgeons ability to access it. Many people have synovial cysts but have no symptoms.
The sacroiliac joint can create pain when it does not sit in its housing correctly. This problem occurs in a higher rate in women than men, this is due to the increased flexibility in this area. The joint fuses in men at about 35 years old and about 50 years old for women. A few factors may vary the time of this fusion.

Unilateral movements can stress the Sacroiliac joint। These are yoga postures such as Tree pose and Warrior 3 which involve balance on one leg. Deep standing postures may also stress the joint but done lightly may be beneficial. If a posture feels like it is causing greater pain patterns it should be avoided or at the least modified. Postures like Cobra pose done mildly can really help sacroiliac displacement and herniated discs. A low Cobra pose is preferred for healing disc injuries.Cobra is a healing posture for the low back but this posture may have a negative effect if done incorrectly or too deep.Be sensible. If your attending a yoga class don't come straight into Upward Facing Dog. Choose a light Cobra posture and protect your back. Do this throughout your practice or at least for the first 5 to 10 Sun Salutations. This is the best way to aid the healing process.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Remedy for Piles

A Remedy for Piles

Piles (haemorrhoids) are the loose lining of skin that bulges out through the ring muscle which holds the back passage shut. They contain big blood vessels which can bleed or clot up and cause pain. The loose skin can produce irritating tags. Haemorrhoidectomy simply means removal of the haemorrhoids.

You will probably have a general anaesthetic and be completely asleep. Sometimes you may be given an injection in the back to numb the area. The ring muscle is stretched and the piles are trimmed off. Usually after two or three days, when your bowels have opened, you will feel fit enough to leave hospital provided there is someone to look after you. The wound heals up within a week or two.

I am here to tell you that if you don't want operation, I know one place where Piles is totally removed for all over life. This is a small village namely, Hanumaanpur near Muhgalsarai, Chandauli (Varanasi), U.P., INDIA. Here, A villageman give freely a piece of root of a specific plant to be chewed which helps us to get rid of any type of Piles.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008



The "Secrets" of Weight Loss The first and most closely guarded secret is there is no secret formula for effective weight loss. If a safe and effective diet pill is what you’re waiting for, I’ve got some bad news for you. It doesn’t exist, and probably never will. If you’re overweight, you have just two options – either learn to accept the way you are or learn how to lose weight. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vince Lombardi Yes, weight loss can be a lot of work. But the more you know about nutrition, foods and exercise and how your body reacts to them in the form of fat loss,and the easier your task becomes. The 2 Most Important Facts about Successful Weight Loss Before beginning any diet plan, it’s important that you understand these two important facts: 1. *Weightloss depends on energy balance*. To lose weight, your energy intake must be less than your energy expenditure. This will always be true. There are no foods, pills, or potions that will magically melt the pounds off. The only approach that works is eating less and/or exercising more. 2. *Permanent weight loss requires permanent change*. Don’t assume that you can spend six weeks on a diet and then return to your old eating habits. Short term diet plans only produce short term results. The only successful way to keep the weight off is to make small but permanent changes in your lifestyle. Coincidentally, this is also the best way to improve your health. The 6 Most Important Principles for Enabling Weight Loss Although many different weight loss techniques exist, nearly all are variations of just six basic principles. Study these principles, and make them part of your action plan: 1. *Maintain or improve your health*. If you don’t take care of your body, it won’t take care of you. So, as a first step, make sure that your diet supplies adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals, that you’re drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep and fresh air, and aren’t under too much unhealthy stress. Everything that you do to improve your overall health will help make weight loss more likely to occur. 2. *Reduce your Caloric intake*. To achieve fat loss, you have to change your energy balance. (See Fact #1 above.) There are just two ways to do this – either consume less energy (Calories) or expend more energy (via exercise). The easiest way to reduce your consumption is simply to cut back on the size of your meals and/or the amount of high-Calorie foods that you consume. This doesn’t mean that you have to give up any particular food. In fact, completely avoiding a food can lead to strong cravings that derail your diet. A smarter approach is to just eat less of those high-Calorie foods. Also beware of foods containing "hidden" Calories. For example: *Watch what you drink*. What you drink during the day can have a major impact on the number of Calories that you consume. There is very little difference between the satiating effects of different drinks, so this is one of the easiest places to improve your diet. Water is always your best choice, but coffee, tea, and diet drinks can also help cut Calories. *Be smart about condiments and toppings*. Butter, mayonnaise, and a lot of the "special sauces" used by restaurants are very concentrated sources of Calories. If you want to add flavor to your food, try using lemon juice, soy sauce, salsa or different spices instead. 3. *Maintain or increase your metabolism.* One of the most common mistakes that dieters make is to get excited or impatient with their diet, and reduce their Caloric intake /too far/. If you do that, your body will respond by lowering your metabolism and slowing your weight loss. To prevent this downward adjustment of your metabolism, make smaller changes to your eating habits. Your patience will pay off in terms of more consistent weight loss, more energy, and fewer cravings. For the best results, add exercise to your plan. Regular exercise not only expends energy as you’re doing it, but can also lead to increases in your basic metabolic rate, so you’ll burn more calories even at rest. High-intensity exercises burn the most calories, but don’t select exercises solely on their fat-burning potential. Instead, pick exercises (i.e. sports activities) that you enjoy, and want to incorporate into your daily routine. 4.*Avoid hunger*.Hunger is one of your body’s strongest stimuli, and can be an evil challenger to your will power. Hunger is also relatively slow to subside, and can cause you to eat more than you intended. To break this unproductive hunger-overeating habit, always try to eat before you get hungry. This may seem counter intuitive to someone who’s trying to limit their Calories, but it’s a very effective concept. Two different techniques can help make this easier to accomplish: *Eat smaller, more frequent meals*. Instead of three meals per day, try eating five or six smaller meals. By eating more frequently, there will be less time between your meals, and less chance of you experiencing such intense hunger. As an extra benefit, there is some evidence that suggests that eating more frequently can also help raise your metabolism. *Include more slow-to-digest foods in your meals*. When it’s not possible to eat more frequently, make sure that your meals contain a mix of nutrients. In particular, fats and protein are much slower to digest than carbohydrates. While most carbohydrates leave your stomach within about two hours, protein takes approximately four hours to digest, and fat takes as long as six hours. But remember fat has four times the calories of other energy sources. *Note*: The slower digestion of fat is one of the primary reasons that people on low-carb diets (like Atkins™ and South Beach™)experience less hunger than those on low-fat diets. It’s not necessary to completely eliminate carbohydrates from your meals, though. Most people on balanced-nutrient plans (like the Zone Diet) also experience better hunger control. 5. *Correct bad eating habits.* We eat not only for nourishment, but also as part of our social interactions. However, many people develop unhealthy habits that encourage overeating. Here are a few examples of bad eating habits that you should try to avoid: *Mixing food and entertainment. *It’s easy to mindlessly eat a tub of popcorn, a whole bag of chips, or a carton of ice cream while you’re watching TV. Make eating a separate activity, and you’ll consume less. *Eating to relieve stress.* There’s nothing wrong with taking pleasure from eating, but try not to use food as your primary stress reliever. Find other ways to dissipate stress (such as exercising, listening to music, or meditating) before eating. *Eating on the run*. With the abundant availability of convenience foods, it’s easy to grab something from a vending machine and eat your meals in your car. But try not to make this a regular daily habit. Plan your schedule to include enough time to prepare and eat your meals in a quiet place, without the rush. No one eats perfectly. However, if you continuously have trouble controlling what you eat, realize that correction of your eating problems may be beyond your own abilities. Please consult a psychologist or weight loss professional for additional help. 6. *Make a record of everything you eat* When making changes to your diet, it's very easy to lapse back into your old eating habits. Keeping a food diary is a great way to help prevent that from happening. Buy an inexpensive spiral notebook, and simply write down everything that you eat during the day. If possible, keep your food diary with you, and make your entries soon after you've eaten. For maximum benefit, keep making entries for at least three weeks. Keeping a food diary forces you to give conscious thought to everything that you eat. It may be a tedious task at first, but it will help you more quickly develop better eating habits. Your food diary will also be a tremendous asset if you later consult a dietician or health care provider for assistance with your diet. When keeping a food diary, it's also a good idea to take the time to add up the total Calories and nutrients that you consume eachn day. For your diet to be successful, your total Calories will need to decrease from their original level, but your nutrient intake must at least meet your minimum needs.

POPULAR EXERCISES TO LOSING STOMACH FAT AND LOVE HANDLESPart 2 contains the other 5 popular exercises to lose stomach fat and love handles, as well as some valuable Power Tips on putting your exercise into overdrive and gear up into high burning calorie mode. So, without further ado, here are the other 5 exercises:6)Dumbbell lunges: Stand up straight with feet together and a dumbbell in each hand against your sides. Take a step forward and bend your front leg till your thigh is parallel to the floor. Return to the starting position, bringing your arms up to your chest. Do one leg first and then repeat with your other leg.7)Dumbbell flyes: Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing into your sides. Slowly raise your arms out to the sides until it is parallel and level with your shoulders. Slowly return arms to your sides and repeat.8)Leg lifts: Attach ankle weights to both legs and assume a comfortable standing position. Lift one leg and try to touch your knee with the opposite elbow (almost like taking large steps with legs lifted up high). Interchange legs and elbows as one set and NOT as one leg at a time.9)Leg cycles: Lie flat on your back with hands behind your head (loosely!). Lift your legs into mid-air and bringing your knee up to your chest, try to touch your knee with the opposing elbow (feel it in your abs!). Interchange legs and elbows as one set.10)Cardio: Choosing either a treadmill or an exercise bike (preferred), do a quick 5 minute stint. Starting at a moderate pace for 30 seconds, raise the intensity level every 30 seconds for up to 3 minutes (e.g. end at intensity level 8 after starting at level 3). Finish the last 2 minutes at the starting intensity level as a cool down.Power Tips:*During the whole exercise routine do not take any breaks, rather just move right on into the next exercise to maintain a decent heart rate. You will notice that every other exercise targets a different muscle group, meaning you do not have to rest that muscle before continuing.*Exercise with a large squirt bottle of ice cold water with ice blocks and take a sip in between exercise, especially during cardio sessions. Ice cold water will burn more calories, even more so during exercise!*Do the cardio as if you are participating in a race, do not just leisurely cycle at the different intensity settings. Look like you are in a hurry to get there! Try to cycle 3 miles in 5 minutes as a challenge, or even more if that is too easily attainable for you!*Exercise before breakfast if at all possible. This will kick start your metabolism even more, enabling you to burn more calories during that whole day!

Diet Tips for Stomach (Belly) Fat Loss
In this article, I've posted the "diet tips for six pack abs" portion of our interview we recently did. Enjoy! Here it is...
CB: And finally Mike, 1 or 2 of your top secret nutrition tips for carving out those six pack abs. Open your vault of info!
MG: Well Craig, I think you'd agree that there has never been a more confusing time regarding proper nutrition for consumers. Every so called "expert" out there seems to disagree and contradict each other on what's the best way to eat for fat loss and overall good health.
One of the most important messages I try to teach my readers in this world of heavy confusion is that your diet doesn't need to conform to any of the fad diets... you don't need to go "low carb" or "low fat", or high or low anything for that matter to be successful in losing enough body fat to get lean enough to be able to see your abs. I like to try to simplify things for my readers. I think that balance is the key to success along with eating a diet that is made up of nutrient dense foods in their natural state (as unprocessed as possible).
In general, it is the heavy processing of foods that makes it wreak havoc inside our bodies. Most foods in their natural unprocessed state are inherently good for us. Of course there are always exceptions... a salad of poison ivy leaves is "natural and unprocessed" but certainly would not be good for us!
I'll leave your readers with a couple of the most important aspects of nutrition and diet that help to get you lean for life (and have any chance of getting those abs to show)...
1. Get enough quality protein in the daily diet - not only does it have a higher thermic effect than carbs and fat (so you burn more calories digesting it), but it also creates satiety so your hunger is satisfied longer. Plus it's a building block for maintaining and building lean muscle... And remember that the amount of lean muscle you carry is one of the main factors for controlling your metabolism.
2. Think fiber! When it comes to carbs, make sure that almost all of your carbohydrate intake is from higher fiber sources like vegetables, fruits, and high fiber unrefined grains. Try to avoid refined sugars and refined grains as that is one of the main reasons so many people struggle with body fat. I personally don't eat many grains as I prefer to get most of my carbs from veggies and fruits, but I am a bit of a fan of sprouted grains. I generally recommend looking for carbohydrate sources that have at least 2-3 grams of fiber per each 10 grams of total carbs. Remember that fiber helps fill you up and also slows down the glycemic response of the foods you eat, all beneficial for getting lean.
3. Don't be afraid to eat fat! Many people try to go way too low on their fat intake in their diet and this can negatively affect hormone levels in your body as well as causing more cravings. Try to eat enough healthy fats daily. Good sources are all nuts and seeds, nut butters, avocados, olive oil, organic meats and eggs, coconuts and virgin coconut oil. On that note, saturated fats from tropical oils are VERY misunderstood, even by many nutritionists and other health professionals. Yes they are composed highly of saturated fats, but are actually beneficial (but that's way beyond the scope of this article).
4. Avoid the two worst things in our food supply at ALL COSTS:
artificial trans fats from margarines, shortening, and hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods
high fructose corn syrup, which is in almost all sweetened products on the market
Again, if you avoid processed foods, it becomes easy to avoid these two worst offenders in our food supply.
I always contend that once you get a handle on these 4 main points of your diet detailed above, the rest starts to take care of itself as you gain control over your appetite, blood sugar levels, hormone levels, etc. It all falls into place, and you eventually gain total control over how lean you want to get. Gain control of this part of your life, and those abs may be showing in no time!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Computer Eye Strain: How to Relieve It with free eye exercises ...

How to protect our eyes from Computer radiation


More than 50 percent of computer users experience eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and other visual symptoms related to sustained use of the computer. This type of stress on the visual system can also cause body fatigue and reduced efficiency at work. In addition, there are now indications that heavy computer users are at risk.
Many of these symptoms can be reduced through a combination of correcting workstation conditions, posture, stress-relieving lenses prescribed specifically for computer operation, special anti-glare screens, eye exercises and nutritional supplementation.
We were born to have hunters' eyes, needed for spotting game or danger at a distance. But during the last 50 years nearly all our work and much of our recreation, for example, video games, has shifted the focus of our vision to arm's length. This increased amount of near visual tasks often produces such changes as nearsightedness, suppressed vision in one eye, poor eye teaming and reduced efficiency at work and at play.
Many computer users experience visual stress due to: 1) an increase in the number and complexity of necessary eye movements and focusing skills, 2) poor lighting conditions, glare and distracting reflections, 3) screen flicker rate, and 4) above all, the extended amount of computer use.
Computer visual stress may underlie many direct and indirect symptoms. Eyestrain is a common direct symptom, while the need for shifts in posture and muscular strain resulting from poorly arranged work stations cause eye problems indirectly and other physical problems directly.
Direct Computer Stress Symptoms
headaches while doing or following computer use
irritated and/or dry eyes
blurred vision
slow refocusing when looking from screen to distance objects
frequently losing place when moving eyes between copy and the screen
difficulty seeing clearly at a distance after prolonged computer use
occasional doubling of vision
changes in color perception
changes in glasses prescription
Other Computer Stress Symptoms
neck or shoulder tension and pain
back pain
pain in arms, wrists, or shoulders when working on the computer
lowered visual efficiency and more frequent errors
DeskTop Work Station Recommendations
The computer screen should be slightly below eye level (about 20 degrees). Copy should be at the same level as the screen.
Locate keyboard so your wrists and lower arms are parallel to the floor.
Chairs should provide proper back support and be adjustable
Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor with thighs parallel to the floor
Adjust the worktable so legs and knees clear it's underside
The screen brightness and contrast should be adjusted by the operator for the maximum viewing comfort
The workstation lighting should provide a 10:3 ratio: screen characters 10 times brighter than the screen background; room illumination 3 times brighter than screen background
Each workstation should have an adjustable shaded copy lamp that can be aimed by the operator without causing screen reflections
Eliminate glare and screen reflections by moving or tilting the computer or getting an anti-glare screen.
Try not to face toward windows or bright light sources
Operators should face into an open space beyond the computer screen
Clean the screen regularly as they attract dust
Short, frequent breaks are better than longer, less frequent breaks. Try 2-3 minutes every 15-20 minutes, 5 minutes every 30 minutes, or 10 minutes every hour.

Friday, July 11, 2008



The mouth is a busy place, with millions of bacteria constantly on the move. While some bacteria are harmless, others can attack the teeth and gums. Harmful bacteria are contained in a colorless sticky film called plaque, the cause of gum disease. If not removed, plaque builds up on the teeth and ultimately irritates the gums and causes bleeding. Left unchecked, bone and connective tissue are destroyed, and teeth often become loose and may have to be removed.
A recent poll of 1,000 people over 35 done by Harris Interactive Inc. found that 60 percent of adults surveyed knew little, if anything, about gum disease, the symptoms, available treatments, and--most importantly--the consequences. And 39 percent do not visit a dentist regularly. Yet, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Moreover, a Surgeon General's report issued in May 2000 labeled Americans' bad oral health a "silent epidemic" and called for a national effort to improve oral health among all Americans.
The good news is that in most people gum disease is preventable. Attention to everyday oral hygiene (brushing and flossing), coupled with professional cleanings twice a year, could be all that's needed to prevent gum disease--and actually reverse the early stage--and help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.

· Care of my teeth? Sure I take good care of them: I brush them regularly, so what more do I need to do?
· Dearie me, you think brushing alone means good care of your teeth? Think again.
· First and foremost, is of course, brushing, as you rightly said. But are you following the right brushing technique? The next time you see your dentist, ask him to show you the right way to brush your teeth. Use a good toothbrush with SOFT or at the most MEDIUM bristles. Hard brushes only wear out your teeth, and are positively not recommended for those with weak or sensitive gums.
· You must preferably brush after each meal, or at least twice in a day. Use a good TOOTHPASTE: tooth powders, charcoal, sawdust etc. will only affect the enamel on your teeth in the long run, discolor your teeth, and make them sensitive.
· And remember to replace your tooth brush every three months. Don't chew on your brush like some folks do on those 'neem' sticks. Even if your tooth brush is less than three months old, if the bristles have spread out completely and look like they have been shredded, its time for a new toothbrush. Using shredded bristles will hurt your gums, and make brushing very painful and uncomfortable.


+ Do not rush the brushing process: your entire brushing session should last at least for three minutes.
+Use a good brand of TOOTHPASTE. Avoid abrasive elements like tooth powder, charcoal etc.
+Wash the bristles of your toothbrush before you brush your teeth.
+Toothbrushes are ideally stored in a cup or toothbrush holder, in a vertical position with the bristles up.
+Change your toothbrush the moment the bristles become serrated. Even if it is not so, it is a good plan to change your toothbrush every three to four months.
+Don't scrimp: buy a good quality toothbrush. Cheap toothbrushes have rough and uneven bristles which could damage your gums and wear out the enamel of your teeth with repeated use.
+Use a SOFT or at the most MEDIUM toothbrush. Hard brushes damage your gums and wear out the enamel of your teeth.
+NEVER SHARE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH. Its amazing how many people do it. A toothbrush is a very personal possession. Sharing it could spread disease, and is downright unhygienic

· Flossing:
· After brushing, you must FLOSS your teeth. Flossing clears any debris or deposits that accummulate between your teeth.Flossing wire is cheap and easily obtainable from your friendly neighborhood chemist. Its easy once you get used to the technique. If you have money to spare, you can even but a Y shaped floss holder. This makes flossing as easy as brushing teeth. Make it a habit to floss at least once in a day, ideally just before you retire for the night.
Occasionally, you should use a good mouth wash, to give your mouth the fresh, clean smell.
Apart from this, the mouthwash even disinfects your teeth, keeps germs out and helps prevent oral diseases like gingivitis. Listerine is a famous brand of mouthwash. Of course, there are other brands available as well. Almost every tooth paste manufacturer makes mouthwash as well. Some of the other well known brands of mouth wash are Macleans, Listermint, Oral-B, Pepsodent, Sensodyne, Super-G, Aquafresh and Colgate Plax. However, many of these brands are now available in India.