The immune system protects the body by helping it to ward-off and recover from various diseases. While stress reduction and regular exercise are known to assist in strengthening the immune system, the types of food consumed make the largest contribution to a healthy immune system. Eating a well-balanced diet including a variety of healthful foods will boost this system's effectiveness like nothing else.

The chief destructive force that the immune system has to contend with is free radicals. Free radicals damage healthy cells by causing cell alterations (mutations) which can lead to serious illnesses such as Heart disease and Cancer. However, certain substances present in food can destroy free radicals. These substances are called antioxidants.

Causes of Low Immunity

Emotional state, stress, lifestyle, dietary habits and nutritional intake can impact the immune system. Low immunity can be caused by a number of conditions, surgical or medical treatments or due to age. Either of these conditions can reduce the ability of the immune system and cause serious infections.

Here is a list of conditions that may cause low immunity:

1. Nutrient Deficiency

2. Cancer

3. HIV/AIDS

4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

5. Low White Blood Cell count (Neutropenia)

6. Transplant surgery or usage of anti-rejection drugs

7. Low Stomach Acidity

Low immunity can also be due to age as immunity lowers with age. Immunity is also low among children and among pregnant women.

Symptoms of Low Immunity

The symptoms of low immune function include:

1. Chronic infections

2. Frequent colds and flu

3. Frequent cold sores or genital herpes

4. Sore or swollen lymph glands

5. Cancer

How to Improve the Immune System

1. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C to raise immune system levels.

2. Avoid fatty foods and those that contain refined sugar such as sweets and desserts.

3. Drink herbal teas especially green tea because it enhances the body to produce more immune cells.

4. Avoid eating red meat. Instead, go for fish, tofu, nuts, and grains.

5. Increase your water intake to 8 or 10 glasses of water a day.

6. Exercise regularly.

7. Practice a healthy lifestyle such as having enough sleep and avoid cigarette smoking.

Vitamin E

This nutrient helps to slow down the symptoms of aging and strengthen body cells that fight infection. People who eat foods rich in vitamin E or take supplements have an added weapon against Bacteria and viruses. Vitamin E also helps in the fight against Heart disease and Cancer. Good food sources of are whole grain foods and vegetable oils. Supplements are recommended to reach the daily requirement of this vitamin. Check with your doctor on the dose.

Iron

This fights infection and strengthens overall immunity. However, too much iron can be harmful and a physician should be consulted before starting a program of using iron supplements. Meats, dried beans and tofu are good sources of iron.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a general stimulant of the immune system. This herb is known to counteract the effects of stress and promote general well- being.

Diet to boost immune health

It a known fact that for an optimal immune function a healthy diet is the best solution. One should ensure the diet comprises of:

1. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds, whole grains, and nuts.

2. The diet is low in fats and refined sugars.

3. Foods high in carotenes such as: yellow and orange squash, dark greens, carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes.

4. Cabbage family foods (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, radish and turnip) help prevent low immunity.

5. Must contain adequate amounts of protein.

6. Flavonid rich berries, garlic, yoghurt and artichoke help boost immunity.

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Source: http://www.sooperarticles.com/health-fitness-articles/low-immune-system-causes-symptoms-tips-boost-immune-system-211500.html


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21 thoughts on “Signs And Systems Of Lupus

  1. Vicki

    Could my daughter have a swollen lymph node?
    I have a daughter who is 12 months old, and about two weeks ago I noticed a lump on the back of her neck. It feels like it is slightly larger than a pea. It has not gone down in size at all. It is not visible by just looking at her neck. Could this be a swollen lymph node? If it is a swollen lymph node is there anything I can do about it? She seems like she is in pain anytime something is around her neck. Should I take her to the doctor?

    1. Dr.dhananjaya Bhupathi

      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of——–Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It’s important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst———–—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor—-—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children’s bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 1 grain t.d.s.-sub-lingual.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  2. Cassia

    Is there anyway I can get tested for lupus without my fathers consent?
    I’m currently 15, and my father won’t get me tested for lupus even though my mother has it. I show signs of Lupus, and my mother wants to get me tested (my parents are divorced) what should I do? How can I get these tests done, just to be sure, without my fathers consent? Is there anyway?
    I have no “doctor”, and i have these symptoms:
    Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
    Unexplained fever
    Red rashes, most commonly on the face
    Chest pain upon deep breathing
    Extreme fatigue
    And Swelling (edema) in legs
    mouth ulcers

  3. Shanny

    What should i do im allergic to dust?
    Im allergic to dust and my nose is always blocked and i have difficulties breathing. Sometimes one of my nostrils is open. HELP!

    1. Smart Nurse

      This is the BEST Headache information.

      Make the connection!

      Being a nurse with over 25 years experience, I have seen a lot of people with various illnesses. Many allergic reaction are indeed caused from foods HOWEVER…many more are caused from chemicals and fragranced products as well as VOC’s in homes, schools and workplace.

      This is a growing problem and many people are not even aware that it exists as more and more chemicals are being introduced and used on a daily basis. Many people believe that because something smells good and it is on a store shelf that it is tested, approved and safe for use.
      Think again !

      We are now seeing more and more children and adults with Chronic Headaches, Sinusitis, Migraines, Chronic Sinus Infections, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Eczema, sinus / respiratory illnesses and Hormone related disorders. I can not emphasize how important it is to educate yourself about MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS) and the harm you may be doing to your health by using chemicals and fragranced products.

      If you or a loved one has symptoms of or suffers from Asthma, Allergies, Autism, chronic headaches, reproductive problems, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus or Fibromyalgia, you need to read further and learn about the signs and symptoms of MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

      Most doctors will not inform you about this because patients as a whole like to walk out of a doctors office with a prescription for some magical medicine and they do not want to be told that their expensive new perfume or newly installed carpet may be the culprit. So, the doctor will give you medications and many of these meds either do not work or cause other health problems.

      Chemicals and fragranced products are often the root of many disorders and illnesses when it comes to your health. Many of the below mentioned items are common triggers to sinus, asthma, itching, headaches, Migraines and allergy problems amongst other health issues. Get rid of them and your immune and respiratory system will thank you and you will breathe easier.

      And, it is not only personal body or cleaning products causing havoc on your health….many people become ill after wearing brand new clothing, dry-cleaned clothes, installing new carpet, painting, buying a new mattress or after home renovations because of the Flame Retardants, Antimony, Benzenes, Formaldehydes, etc. used in these products. So the answer is NO, you are not imagining that 2 weeks after your home, office or classroom got renovated you started to become ill, get dizzy or have headaches. This is happening more and more these days and adults as well as children are becoming sicker and sicker.

      Unfortunately, too many doctors compound the problem by prescribing chemical medications to try to alleviate the symptoms of an already chemical overloaded body and they rarely tell the patient to eliminate the chemical offenders. How many times have I seen people in the grocery store with Bounce, Glade Plug-Ins and Febreeze in their shopping cart along with a bottle of Benadryl , Migraine Excedrin and a box of Allergy Tablets ? Why don’t they make the connection?

      Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Then … well… then it has to be filtered by your organs which are already working real hard.

      BIG NO-NO’s —- I would SERIOUSLY recommend removing all of the below from your living / working area.

      No Bounce or dryer sheets – these are VERY toxic
      No Febreeze – your pets will even thank you for this
      No Glade Plug-ins – VERY toxic
      No Scented candles
      No Scented Dish Detergents
      No Fragranced Products on Body, Hair or Clothing
      No Smoke
      No Newspapers and Magazines – The ink is a huge irritant.
      No Dander
      No Sprays
      No Sharpies (marker pens)
      New Cartpeting, mattresses, paint, contain toxins that can trigger severe respiratory disorders as well as headaches and Asthma flare-ups.
      And remember, it is NOT the smell it is the Chemicals that make up the smell. So, even if something is “Fragrance Free” these products often mask the smell with another chemical ! There are plenty of safe healthy products out there that work well and do not have added chemical fragrances.

      More and more workplaces & schools are implementing Fragrance Free policies and creating “Fragrance Free Zones”… why do you think this is? Make the connection, your lungs , immune system and your general health will thank you.

  4. Lauren M

    Why did my baby stop sleeping through the night?
    My 9 week old slept through the night reliably from 6 weeks through 8.5. Then she got her 2 month vaccines on Friday (6 days ago) and hasn’t slept through the night since. It gets worse every night, and now it’s even worse than when she was a newborn! Any suggestions?

    1. Mike702

      Your intuition is correct. Vaccines have caused the change in her sleep. The older a child gets, the longer they sleep, not visa versa. The reason, her immune system was probably damaged by the vaccines and now she can’t digest her food well or maintain good inner health, signs of dis-ease within her body. Of course a doctor won’t tell you this. I’ve been into alt health for over 10 years and have been involved with helping detox and “fix” autistic kids for 5 years. I’ve seen this happen many times and it’s sad that our corrupt medical establishment and so called doctors who are nothing less or nothing more than ho-wares of the big pharma companies do NOTHING to warn parents of the damage vaccines can and do cause children, even though by law they are supposed to disclose those risks.

      Would you put a gun to your child’s head if you knew 1-100 times it would cause them brain damage, permanent and life long? That’s what parents do when they vaccinate their kids. They play Russian Roulette with their kids health. Here are some facts about vaccine dangers:

      1) Disease was already on the decline when vaccines came on the scene. Why? The advent of sewer systems! 100 years ago, people took dumps in the local ponds where they fetched their drinking water. Vaccines have nothing to do with the decrease in disease. See ref #2 below for proof.
      2) 30 years ago, kids didn’t get ANY vaccines until they reached the 1st grade. Why? The medical establishment knew that kids immune systems don’t develop fully until they get older. Bush Sr sat on the board of Merck,largest vaccine company, and population control advocate, before becoming POTUS. After his term, kids were getting 15 vaccines before 1st grade. Now, 30! Childhood developmental problems back then were rare. Now they’re the norm.
      3) We mess with mother nature when we vaccinate. Viruses trigger immune responses when they enter our bodies naturally. When we put it into our blood, our immune system freaks out, thinks we’re trying to off ourselves, so it begins to attack us (auto-antibody diseases like autism, lupus, aids, etc) It stays, “hey, how did you get in here! The boss must of put you in here himself, so the boss has to go, he’s a traitor” so to speak.

      Drug companies own and control all medial boards, all doctors, all politicians, etc. Conflict of interest prevents them from being honest and forthright on this subject. Research this yourself and you’ll discover immunity comes from eating good food, living right, and keeping the body and immune system strong naturally, not via the “cornerstone of our medical establishment”, our national vaccine programs, which lead us down a life long path of dependency of prescription drugs (cha ching ching!), disease, (cha ching ching!) side effects that cause us to take different drugs (cha ching ching), brain damage, (cha ching ching) and population control. This is what happens when you put a ‘for profit” entity in charge of our health care. They have NO profit motive to cure disease, just MANAGE it!

  5. BabyGirl

    How serious are swollen neck lymph nodes?
    My neck hurts Soo bad under my jaw back by my ears, after reading up on it I’m pretty sure it’s my lymph nodes. I don’t have a fever, I don’t have a sore throat. A few days before the sore and pain in my neck started happening a few small chicken pox like dots appeared (Ive had chicken pox before though so its not that). Anybody have any information? My neck hurts when I turn it, and when I touch it in those areas.

    1. Dr.dhananjaya Bhupathi

      First of all, please, don’t be panicky. Study it carefully and discuss with Ur family members/friends and implement it for a month. By His grace, let us wish, U shall be fine in a few weeks.

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.

      Everyone MUST be aware of——–Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., — Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, severe hair loss [with excessive accumulated heat in the body], FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It’s important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst———–—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor—-—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children’s bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  6. Ryan Feringa

    How can I tell if this lump I have is a calcified lymph node, or a tumor?
    It’s a half inch to the left of the C6 vertebrae( Spinal Cord ) , I was wondering if there are even lymph nodes around there, or if it’s a tumor in my back.
    It’s 2:40, doctor isn’t available atm.

    1. Dr.dhananjaya Bhupathi

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a cyst, tumor [benign/malignant]. If possible identify it properly or U may use both medicines alternatively mentioned hereunder, for the best possible cure in 45 days.
      Prudent to be aware of
      Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
      Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It’s important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      •2. Tumor*— Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      •1. Cure for Cyst———–—Mixture of CF 3.x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, NM 3x and S 12x.

      2.Cure for Tumor—-—Mature of CF 12x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, KS 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x and S 12x. For small children’s bloody tumour-CF 3x is useful

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      U may try both medicines alternatively. If not curable in 45 days, then
      anyways, prudent* to see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  7. TAPAS

    how improve body immunity system a Hodgkin lymphoma patient?
    my wife is Hodgkin lymphoma patient, her chemo completed 8 months ago. Dr said no evidence of cancer in here body, Any one help me how improve her body immunity system. remember that I live in India ( west bengal ) Plz help me.
    Sorry to yahoo answers Community if i cross the Community guidelines

    1. Dr.dhananjaya Bhupathi

      IMMUNITY* BOOSTERS: How to prevent cancer? How to recover ‘fast’ from the impact of chemotherapy/illness/excessive Radiation? Here is a way out. Preparation for Surgery and Post Surgical recovery, Post-Blood Transfusions & Prevention of illnesses by keeping Ur immunity levels intact while getting treatment for HIV/AIDS, Cancer, any dreaded and incurable disease condition.Longevity of cancer/hiv survivors can be increased by leaps and bounds. To get back hair growth after chemo.
      1. Good liquid Diet, green leaf juices + honey, like aloe vera juice, noni juice, wheat grass powder, fresh fruit [seasonal fruit only] juices sprouted seeds like green gram, horse gram, ground nuts, boiled- after soaking in water for 15 hours-Soya beans, etc., raw coconut, raw dates, watermelon, cabbage, yogurt, spinach, helped many a no. of Health conscious people all over the globe.
      2. Acupressure techniques – A MUST to ensure faster recovery. Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels.
      3. No salt, no baking soda, no cooked food, No chocolates, No Pizzas, No burgers —-to boost-up immunity power to produce antibodies. Say no to Deep freeze and deep fried products from KFC and McDonald, Diet sodas with aspertime and colas made in India, etc.
      4. Yoga Therapy—Kapalbhati, Bhastruka and Loma and anuloma to activate abdomen. Pelvic region and lungs.
      5. Aloe Vera juice – 30 ml. + 1 tsp of honey—t.d.s.
      6. Wheat grass powder – 1 tsp of powder + 2 drops of honey + 1 cup of hot water b.d.s.
      7. Noni Juice-A French fruit. 5 ml., t.d.s., in the I week; 10 ml tds., in the II week and 15 ml. t.d.s, from III week onwards. Add double quantity of water every time.

      8. For the first 10/15 days, drink pineapple juice.
      9. After 15 days, if the patient gets very hungry (it is a good sign of recovery), give the patient 3 to 4 ounces of curd, prepared in the following manner. To the boiled warm milk (preferably of cow’s or goat’s milk) add 12/15 leaves of tulsi and prepare the curd. If the patient is of Pitt Prakruti, give him this curd, adding thereto little powder of crystal sugar. For all other types of patients, this curd can be taken with little rock salt or black salt in it. Such curd can be taken 3 to 4 times a day. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.
      9. Eat roasted bitter gourd (Karela-bitter gourd) – has been found effective even in blood cancer. Just, burn it on direct fire as U burn –mokkajonna kande-Telugu, Hindi–Butta—- eat it just like that by chewing every mouthful 25 times.
      10. Panch Tulasi Drops –available @ any local Ayurveda Shop all over India. Dosage 1 drop + 1 cup of hot milk/tea/water daily.

      11.Preferably enema twice daily for the first 15 days or Triphala Churan [1 tsp churan + 1 cup of butter milk @ night before sleep] to keep her/his bowels free from accumulated feces/toxins for life.
      12.Vaginal Douche to keep her/him/Ur gonads cleansed for 15 days daily.
      I pray the Almighty for Godspeed recovery.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source:
      ‘Health in Ur Hands’ Vol. I & II available in all Indian languages all over the globe- by Dr.Devendra Vora,DSc.,MD.,FRCP, an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India— treated and caused to treat more than 2.00 lac cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, lupus/sle, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  8. Megan L

    Why do I have bad headaches and how come I’m always tired?
    It’s been a week and I have been having really bad headaches everyday and Im tired everyday. I will get 6-10 hours of sleep a night. Im 16, not pregnant, I take no medication. I would go to a doctor but my mom doesnt believe anything is wrong. But I feel miserable.

  9. Angelino25

    Will spraying Febreze on carpets and furniture negate pesticide foggers?
    I have a small flea problem and I plan on fogging my apartment with an IGR flea fogger. After ventilating the place and cleaning everything, if I spray Febreze on the carpet and furniture, will this undo all of the IGR residue that is supposed to last for 7 months?

    1. Smart Nurse

      PLEASE READ THIS

      Long but worth the reading.

      Make the connection….This is the best info.

      Being a nurse with over 25 years experience, I have seen a lot of patients with various illnesses and disorders.

      Many allergies and headaches are caused from common everyday chemicals and fragranced products as well as VOC’s in homes, schools and workplace.

      This is a growing problem for many people and most are not even aware that it exists as more and more chemicals are being introduced and used on a daily basis. Many people believe that because something smells good or cleans well and it is on a store shelf that it is tested, approved and safe for use.
      Think again !

      We are now seeing more and more children and adults with skin disorders, nausea, dizziness, puffy swollen eyes, itching, Chronic Rhinitis, Chronic Headaches, Sinusitis, Migraines, Sinus Infections, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Chronic Hives, Eczema, sinus / respiratory illnesses and Hormone related disorders.

      I can not emphasize how important it is to educate yourself about MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS) and the harm you may be doing to your health by using chemicals and fragranced products.

      If you or a loved one has symptoms of or suffers from Asthma, Allergies, Autism, chronic headaches, reproductive problems, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus or Fibromyalgia, you need to read further and learn about the signs and symptoms of MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

      Most doctors will not inform you about this because patients as a whole like to walk out of a doctors office with a prescription for some magical medicine and they do not want to be told that their expensive new perfume or newly installed carpet may be the culprit. So, the doctor will give you medications and many of these meds either do not work or cause other health problems.

      Chemicals and fragranced products are often the root of many disorders and illnesses when it comes to your health. Many of the below mentioned items are common triggers to sinus, asthma, itching, headaches, Migraines and allergy problems amongst other health issues. Get rid of them and your immune and respiratory system will thank you and you will breathe easier.

      And, it is not only personal body or cleaning products causing havoc on your health….many people become ill after wearing brand new clothing, dry-cleaned clothes, installing new carpet, painting, buying a new mattress or after home renovations because of the Flame Retardants, Antimony, Benzenes, Formaldehydes, etc. used in these products. So the answer is NO, you are not imagining that 2 weeks after your home, office or classroom got renovated you started to become ill, get dizzy or have headaches. This is happening more and more these days and adults as well as children are becoming sicker and sicker.

      Unfortunately, too many doctors compound the problem by prescribing chemical medications to try to alleviate the symptoms of an already chemical overloaded body and they rarely tell the patient to eliminate the chemical offenders. How many times have I seen people in the grocery store with Bounce, Glade Plug-Ins and Febreeze in their shopping cart along with a bottle of Benadryl , Migraine Excedrin and a box of Allergy Tablets ? Why don’t they make the connection?

      Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Then … well… then it has to be filtered by your organs which are already working real hard.

      BIG NO-NO’s —- I would SERIOUSLY recommend removing all of the below from your living / working area.

      No Bounce or dryer sheets – these are VERY toxic
      No Febreze – your pets will even thank you for this
      No Glade Plug-ins – VERY toxic
      No Bug Bombs or Foggers
      No Scented candles
      No Scented Dish Detergents
      No Fragranced Products on Body, Hair or Clothing
      No Smoke
      No Newspapers and Magazines – The ink is a huge irritant.
      No Dander
      No Sprays
      No Sharpies (marker pens)
      New Cartpeting, mattresses, paint, contain toxins that can trigger severe respiratory disorders as well as headaches and Asthma flare-ups.
      And remember, it is NOT the smell it is the Chemicals that make up the smell. So, even if something is “Fragrance Free” these products often mask the smell with another chemical ! There are plenty of safe healthy products out there that work well and do not have added chemical fragrances.

      More and more workplaces & schools are implementing Fragrance Free policies and creating “Fragrance Free Zones”… why do you think this is? Make the connection, your lungs , immune system and your general health will thank you.

    1. Severely Insane

      Being overweight has nothing to do with it. Almost 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage due to numerous factors.

      “The causes of miscarriage are not well understood. Most of the miscarriages that occur in the first trimester are caused by chromosomal abnormalities in baby. Chromosomes are tiny structures inside the cells of the body which carry many genes. Genes determine all of a persons physical attributes, such as sex, hair and eye color and blood type. Most chromosomal problems occur by chance and are not related to the mothers or fathers health.

      Miscarriages are also caused by a variety of other factors, including:

      * Infection.
      * Exposure to environmental and workplace hazards such as high levels of radiation or toxic agents.
      * Hormonal problems.
      * Uterine abnormalities.
      * Incompetent cervix (the cervix begins to widen and open too early, in the middle of pregnancy, without signs of pain or labor).
      * Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs.
      * Disorders of the immune system, including lupus.
      * Severe kidney disease.
      * Congenital heart disease.
      * Diabetes that is not controlled.
      * Thyroid disease.
      * Radiation.
      * Certain medications, such as the acne drug Accutane.
      * Severe malnutrition.

      In addition, women may be at increased risk for miscarriage based on their age. Studies show that the risk of miscarriage is 12% to 15% for women in their 20s and rises to about 25% for women at age 40. The increased incidence of chromosomal abnormalities contributes to the age-related risk of miscarriage.

      Note: there is no proof that stress or physical or sexual activity causes miscarriage.

      Sometimes, treatment of a mother’s illness can improve the chances for a successful pregnancy.”

  10. Sera Matthews

    Does anyone know of a way to make my skin less red?
    I have pale skin, and I don’t really get acne. But, my face gets red, and greasy quickly. Usually, it’s red all the time. It’s not rosacea. Just red skin. Does anyone know of any way to make my face less red, and less greasy? Even if you can only help with one, I’d appreciate it. I’m about to head back to school soon, and I’d like to have this under control a bit more.

    1. Lady Rose

      There are several reasons why a person might have facial redness. Here are just a few possibilities:
      – genetics / hormones
      – rosacea
      – hyperpyrexia
      – sun sensitivity
      – allergy
      – medication induced
      – lupus
      – high blood pressure

      For an accurate diagnosis consult your doctor or a certified dermatologist. It’s always easier to treat something when you know what you’re actually dealing with.

      Facial redness can sometimes be a sign of dehydration. Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out.

      There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce facial redness, even if it’s not rosacea:
      – There is a face cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated for rosacea-prone skin types.
      – Guinot has a face cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.
      – LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)

      I know there are other brands and products that may be similar. You need to find the one that works best with your skin and your body chemistry.

      Try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you’re not allergic)
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
      Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.

      Increase your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      Some people have had success using Turmeric orally or topically. (reduce redness and acne)

      Here are a few helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
      – avoid touching your face throughout the day (dirt, oils, & bacteria from your hands can clog the pores)
      – avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally) Alcohol can actually burn & irritate sensitive or inflamed skin tissue.
      – only use gentle, fragrance-free, oil-free, alcohol-free cleansers on your face
      – avoid any scented soaps and creams (scents & fragrances can irritate sensitive or inflamed skin)
      – have a daily facial cleansing routine (2x daily, morning & night. Do not scrub as this will irritate the skin)
      – try a dairy milk face-soak during a flare-up (as long as you’re not allergic) The dairy milk helps to balance the natural PH of the skin
      – try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)
      – try using pure tea tree oil for pimples & blemishes. Apply with a q-tip to each individual pimple or blemish.
      – avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 – 30 spf)
      – drink pure green tea (matcha), rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
      – eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
      – avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content.
      – find out what your own personal food “triggers” are and avoid them so you can avoid flare-ups of redness and acne. (many people find food with histamines aggravate the redness)
      – avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
      – try to get at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      – try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

      Check out the sites below for the most current, up-to-date information regarding facial redness…

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