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Family Travel Must-Haves

Holy week is fast approaching and once again we are given an opportunity to reflect on both the good and bad things that we’ve done this past year. Although Holy Week is a period of contemplation, it’s also a time to relax and take some time off from our busy schedules, a chance for us to be with our family and friends. What better way to spend time with them than to take a trip. When you’re traveling with kids, it’s important to pack carefully. So as not to forget anything, try to make a list first of the must-haves and take it from there.
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Clothes should be sufficient. Bring patterned clothes and dark colors instead of whites and dress in layers rather than bring bulky sweaters. Also bring pajamas for the children, jackets, socks, thermal pants, hats, sunglasses, and shoes. Bring soap, toothpaste, lotion, and sunscreen. Unilab, the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines, with its portfolio comprising some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands, has the practical Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Travel Kit which includes facial wash, toner, and moisturizer. For those traveling with a baby, don’t forget extra diapers, wipes, and baby wash such as Unilab’s TriSoPure – a mild gentle cleanser formulated with pH 5.
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It’s a given to bring food, water, and essential vitamins and minerals like Conzace, and other medicines. Never forget a first aid kit which includes bandages, plasters, thermometer, insect repellant, painkillers, sterile gauze, and Calamine lotion. Medicine for headache, fever, and flu like Biogesic, should also be brought. Aside from those, an emergency kit containing items like flashlight, extra batteries, blanket, and plastic bin should always be present. To counter the long hours traveling by land, air, and sea, bring gadgets like laptop with a DVD drive, portable DVD player, tablets, MP3 player, and game console. Add to that some books and magazines. Don’t forget your adaptors and of course your camera.

Learn to eat right

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Human digestive system follows the movement of the sun. It kindles at morning, becomes severe at midday, and lightens at sunset. By noon the body losses its energy it gains and it needs proper food for further energy supply. These foods keep people active for the rest part of the day. So eating healthy diet at noon is very important for the body.

Healthy diet does not mean eating rich and heavy food only. Nutritious foods which contain enough protein, carbohydrate, fat, and salt which are daily essential for body must be included in the lunch diet. Tasty and spicy foods like Dolmas Wrap, Mediterranean Wrap, Roast Beef and Horseradish Wrap, Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wrap, and many others contain many vegetable items in its preparation and they also provide enough protein to the body. Fast foods like Burger, Sandwich, and Snacks can be prepared in a healthy way so that they fulfill stomach and also the mind. Salad is a very healthy diet. Salad items like Chicken and Fruit Salad, Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, Egg Salad, Melon and Chicken Pasta Salad contain both protein and vegetables so they become top class healthy item. These food items are much healthier when they are home-made food. So people must look for nutritious food not only something that passes the day.

Prescription ped meds

Looking for some prescription ped meds? if so, why not buy it online instead? yes! you may now buy some prescription meds online too just screenshot the prescription then send it over to the online drugs store where you would liek to buy your meds and then by the next day, I do believe, the medicines are already on your doorsteps. Yes! that’s how convenient it was today. Go check some drug stores online now for further details.

Anxiety, Good or Bad?

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Anxiety, that’s a word fills many of us with dread and trepidation. But what is anxiety, really? Anxiety is often experienced as a series of bodily reactions – a racing heart, rapid breathing, and breaking out in cold sweat, clammy palms and that urge to throw up are just some of the many ways our body reacts to anxiety. You can also imagine what it’s like running around with any one of these symptoms, let alone all of them. And yet, there are those among us who suffer these on a regular basis.

Anxiety actually has a very real and useful application. What would you do if you saw a tiger? Well, logic dictates that you either try and fend off the beast or run as fast as you can. This is what we call the “fight or flight” response, which is hardwired into all animals, us included.

Fast forward to 2014 and tigers are pretty hard to come by. Our tigers nowadays are bosses screaming at us, the traffic jams we face daily, missing datelines and the likes. Our minds treat these as threats and engage out fight or flight response. It’s one thing to fight or run away from a tiger, but a different thing altogether when facing down our boss who’s on our case for a missing dateline.

So, in some case, modern day anxiety is the fear of the unknown. Our mind predicts the possible outcomes and then our bodies naturally react to it. The problem lies in the fact that our mind does a really great job of creating fantastical ideas that may or may not come true. The more critical the event we’re waiting for, the more our thoughts can get away from us.

Whilst anxiety is more often than not seen in a negative light, there is such a thing as positive or helpful anxiety. Good anxiety can be felt when you’re preparing for an interview for your dream job or when you’re minutes away from a big corporate presentation to a thousand people. In those instances, anxiety is about preparing us to do the best job that we can by getting our bodies primed and ready and our minds alert and sharp. But what makes things complicated and difficult is that regardless of bad or good anxiety, we experience its symptoms in the same way.

In learning to manage our anxiety, the first step would be to recognise what anxiety is like for you. For some, it could be butterflies in their belly. For others, it may be how their hands and feet become instant popsicles. Yet others will react by breaking out in cold sweat just before an important event. Recognising when we become anxious is important because by becoming aware of it, we are able to do something about it.

Consciously ask yourself, “What’s making me nervous?” or “Am I in danger?”

For some of us, anxiety happens when we think up fantastical ideas or scenarios about the future where the absolute worst thing would happen. Remind yourself that no matter how realistic those situations, they may or may not come true. Think about the best-case scenario rather than the bad and more often than not, what actually happens is somewhere between the two.

So, perhaps asking whether anxiety is good or bad will not be important after all. We’re all going to experience some anxiety in our lives, and it is up to us to recognise it for what it is, and deal with it in the best we can.

 

Regular Exercise

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Don’t you envy those who eat a lot and never seem to put on an extra ounce whereas you have to count your calories to watch your weight? Perhaps you have tried various means to lose weight. You may have spent thousands of dollars on slimming courses or slimming pills without an inch of difference to your waist. Some may even work towards maintaining the right BMI (Body Mass Index) but with disappointing results.

Fitness experts are saying, ‘maintain a regular exercise routine.’ “As if I don’t know that?” you may retort in exasperation. Yes, it is not something new but what follows may be the key to a slimmer you.

According to fitness experts, one should work towards building muscle and reducing fat. A decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle mass will make one not only look better and healthier but feel stronger and more energetic. This is because as one builds muscle, fat is being burnt up.

So do not procrastinate! Begin excising anywhere, anytime. You need not confine yourself with weightlifting to increase your muscle. Work on things you enjoy doing – gardening, walking, jogging, cycling and even housework. The idea is to keep moving your body because as you do, fat is being burnt up and muscles are being firmed up.

Sun Protection Throughout the Year

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Protecting your skin should be a priority throughout the year. One of the first lines of defense for protecting your precious skin is sun protection. This type of protection can come from covering up with clothing, lotions, makeup or what most people use–sunscreen. There are dozens of choices when it comes to sunscreen, so it is important to know what to look for before you shop.

– SPF Numbers
The sun protection factor (SPF) number will tell you how much protection a sunscreen product provides. In general, if you are not planning to be out in the sun for long periods of time, you can use an SPF of around 15 and get the protection you need. However, if you plan to be in the sun for more than two hours consecutively, you should choose an SPF 30 or higher. For thin-skinned areas on your body, you can also go up as high as an SPF of 50 for maximum protection.

– UVA, UVB and Broad Spectrum
Another element of an sunscreen that you should look for is what it actually protects your skin from. A decade ago, most sunscreen products only protected the skin from UVA rays, though UVB rays are also just a dangerous to human skin. Now you have many more choices to find products that cover all of these sun dangers. These products should say on the label that it provides broad spectrum coverage for both UVA and UVB rays.

– Additional Features
Many lines of sunscreen also boast additional features that you may be interested in trying. Many well-known brands offer features such as water resistance, sweat proof and gentle on skin. If you have sensitivities to certain skincare products, you may also want to look for a brand that provides an all natural sunscreen that does not contain any harsh active or inactive ingredients.

Protecting you skin is essential to not only keeping your skin looking young and healthy, but it can also help you avoid the instances of dangerous medical conditions in the future, such as skin cancer. If you start a healthy sunscreen skincare routine, you can help protect your skin throughout the year.

Food for Healthy Chakras

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The Chakras are energy centres in the body. Chakra literally means wheel in Sanskrit. It is also alludes to physical pressure points in the body where kundalini (potential) energy rests in a dormant state. When activated, the circular flow of energy across the body (and spinal cord) is enhanced. Depending on the state of being, the Chakras can move clockwise (positive) or counter clockwise (negative). Here is a short introduction to the seven primary Chakras, its corresponding colours, what its rules and the food that helps facilitate balanced Chakras.

Crown Chakra – Connection with the Divine or Higher Self. Purple foods can assists, but it is also calls for an occasional detox or fast. The other option is eating light meals, drinking juices of fresh fruits and vegetables plus plenty of water.

Third Eye Chakra – Associated with intuition and perception. Recommended foods include bluish or purple foods that facilitate clarity and focus like blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, red or purple grapes, prunes and raisins.

Throat Charka – Responsible for communication. Recommended foods include fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches, blueberries, pears and plums. Lemon and lime are also excellent.

Heart Chakra – Centre of love and compassion. Recommended foods are greens including broccoli, kale, kelp, lettuce, spinach or sprouts and green beverages like green tea.

Solar Plexus – centre of willpower and self-esteem. Recommended foods include grains like whole grain bread, cereals, flax seed, buckwheat or quinoa, plus dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.

Sacral Chakra – Associated with sexually, reproduction and creativity. Recommended foods include fruits with seeds including mangoes, oranges, carrots as well as nuts and honey.

Root Chakra – Responsible for grounding and survival. Root vegetable like beets, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes or radishes, plus eggs and lean meat are recommended.

Homeopathy 101

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Homeopathy is a form of alternative healing that treats disease through remedies, administered in minute doses that can produce in a healthy person, symptom similar to those of the diseased. It is based on the doctrine of “like cures like”. Meaning a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in a healthy can cure similar symptoms in people who are ill. Also adhering to the rule of minimum dose, homeopathy is established on the principle that the lower the dose of medication, the more potent the cure. Derived from the Greek words “homoios” which means “like” and “pathos” which stands for “suffering”, homeopathy was founded in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann.

Despite being widely recognised and generally accepted by society, homeopathy has its share of critics. A common grouse is that it is merely a placebo. This, based on the fact that homeopathy remedies are prepared by repeatedly diluting the medicine until it no longer carries any of its original active ingredients. It could also be rooted on the common form of homeopathic remedies, sweet pills (a way remedies is delivered by coating the “diluted” medicine on sweet pills), which adds to the allegations. Natural from a scientific point of view, this may seem incomprehensible. In the homeopathy circle however, it is intangible. “It is because homeopathy works along the energy plane. Looking at it from the chemical aspect, like you would pharmaceutical – produced drugs, will not offer any insight,” reveals homeopathy Anita Madnani. Several years back, reports surfaced that nanotechnology held the key in providing evidence of the inner workings of homeopathy but it was challenged by the medical fraternity.

To date, there have not been any concrete findings that support the effect of homeopathy remedies on a host of diseases covering physical, emotional and mental conditions. Instead, it has been repeatedly sought by many who claim its effectiveness, including the British royal family who have been advocates of homeopathy for decades. So how does it work? “Homeopathy remedies act by stimulating the defence mechanism and healing system to self-heal.”

It commonly hears homeopathy refer to the vital force. Homeopathy believes that it is the energy or “vibrational pattern” of the remedy, instead of the chemical content that facilitates the healing process. Also referred to in some circle as “memory of water”, whereby the structure if the water or alcohol is altered by the process of dilution but retains the essence which stimulates the healing by activation what Hahnemann referred to as vital force. Also known chi or prana, it is considered energy which is inherent in the body that facilitates healing. Due to the similarities in this aspect with the energy healing modalities, it has been suggested that the remedies work through electromagnetic (as the nanotechnology research postulates). As it is the case with energy healing, it is necessitated at least a moderate measure of vital force for it to be effective. This is why late stage cancer patients may not respond to homeopathy treatment.

So, whether homeopathy is effective or not, it depends on your belief.

 

Best Ways to Beat Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia

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In this particular excessive paced world it appears that for many, the solution pertaining to every thing is to simply put many completely new novelty substance; even so, you’ll find fantastic, non-addictive, pure options in order to handling anxiety, anxiety, in addition to sleep loss that doesn’t need commit more occasion with the pharmacy. There are many affordable, convenient to use pure solutions that will help you have this pain relief that you might want. Healthy solutions may come in a range of methods for letting you simplicity anxiety in addition to sleep ranging from Aromatherapy solutions, fragrant bath tub salts in addition to oils, crucial oils, natural and organic teas, in addition to dietary supplements therefore you’re sure to uncover any number of pure solutions to help you take it easy in a safe in addition to effortless technique.

Healthy solutions inside the aromatherapy classification can easily range from candle, fat diffusers, sachets in addition to bedroom pillows, and also these types of fantastic very little resting mists that you can use in order to apply the bed linens before going in order to bed; this lavender and also other aromatherapy regions of this apply provide help to take it easy in addition to sooths you to definitely sleep. What consequence you would like to achieve will be the primary determinant which fragrance you should desire. The majority of the bedroom pillows in addition to resting sprays, as an example, can be found in lavender or maybe many combination of lavender, chamomile, or maybe sandalwood and various crucial oils for their power to take it easy anyone, simplicity anxiety, in addition to promote the soothing sleep.

Fragrant bath tub salts in addition to oils use the vast majority of very same things in addition to smells which are utilized in additional aromatherapy solutions although provide you with the included entertainment of your deluxe bath tub, which often by itself is able to do wonders for the stress filled day time. That is a very similar connected with crucial oils which you can use in a range of approaches, as an example, rubbing lavender fat with your wats or temples will help you to reduce the tension of your anxiety headache. Cardamom is usually one common oil in order to hep along with tiredness and is particularly recognized for the cozy in addition to relaxing consequence and also their power to promote lucidity. Most of these pure solutions utilize this comforting qualities from the bouquets to help peaceful in addition to calm anyone.

Herbs, not like aromatherapy, truly work with your system in addition to a good be taken a variety of approaches. Most of these pure solutions frequently can be found in teas or maybe dietary supplements you could carry need to their tea not necessarily possibly be the point. When it comes to pure solutions inside the their tea groups, probably the most typical options include things like chamomile which often really does wonders pertaining to combating sleep loss with out the addicting qualities connected with resting tablets. Valerian actual will be another part of many pure solutions which you discover to manage anxiety in addition to sleep loss mainly because it has been for decades to help promote peace in addition to cause sleep. Together with herbs; even so, should you be on treatment, are expectant, or maybe get health issues you ought to talk to your medical provider. Some herbs, chamomile as an example, is not for being obtained by simply expectant mothers among others can easily interfere with specific types of medications therefore be sure you look for suggestions before you begin just about any natural and organic program.

Using pure solutions to help sooth apart the issues connected with stress and anxiety in order to address sleep loss are often very straightforward in addition to produce fantastic incentives therefore try out among the numerous pure solutions offered you need to getting a great nights sleep.

The Effects of Stress

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Anxiety, which usually is understood to be “a unique answer from the system to your government, seeing that concern or ache, which interferes with or decreases the standard physiological harmony of your organism” consequences huge numbers of people everyday. Strain is usually due to actual physical, emotional, or emotional stimuli. Physical strain will be due to items such as impediment associated with the latest harm or condition that produces accomplishing standard, lifestyle incredibly difficult or accomplishing tough job that is certainly bodily tiring and this requires additional associated with you when compared with you might be bodily able to accomplish. Psychological strain will be some sort of strain that is certainly frequently knowledgeable by means of students who’re around mired by means of his or her study course weight or face to face whenever you under pressure to fulfill a timeline so they can accomplish substantial study. Emotional strain, which is perhaps the most common way of strain, is usually due to adverse associations, being a nuisance face to face, the particular demise or condition associated with a family member, fighting having an individual near to you, the particular depressive disorder associated with a reduction or condition, divorce proceedings, or a vast amount of various other components.

Even though some level of strain, regardless of whether actual physical, emotional, or emotional might be unavoidable as well as a component of standard living, most people right now suffer from unsafe overloads associated with strain which can be way too wonderful in the two length as well as regularity and the consequences associated with strain are not simply interfering with his over everything health and fitness however strain is really eliminating all of us. When the body’s encountered with strain, as their pharmicudical counterpart triggers the particular release associated with strain human hormones for example adrenaline, cortisol, as well as norepinephrine. As the system does respond to help strain while using “fight or flight” answer, the entire body prepares just for this no matter if the risk, or strain, can be a actual physical or emotional just one. When these types of human hormones trigger, non-essential methods in the body are generally slowed up or turned off including the digestive tract, the particular body’s defence mechanism, and the the reproductive system method. For that reason, the end results associated with strain impact literally every section of the body and mind.

A number of the consequences associated with strain incorporate:

Head aches
Soreness as well as tension in the back, guitar neck, as well as back
Restlessness, Insomnia, along with sleep issues
Difficulty with memory as well as focus
Excessive blood force
Torso discomfort
Swift or abnormal heart beat
Nausea
Indigestion
Diarrhea or constipation
Regular conditions
Skin color Acne outbreaks
Heart problems
Diabetes
Decrease of Desire for foods
Bodyweight Acquire
Headaches
Ulcers
Persistent Soreness
Irritable digestive tract affliction
Autoimmune conditions
Infertility

That you can notice, the end results associated with strain are generally quite a few as well as could be very significant. The results associated with strain impact your current chance to slumber along with simple features that your system needs to keep alone bodily as well as mentally as well as psychologically. You’ll be able to reduce the particular side effects associated with strain in your lifetime by means of finding out strategies to reduce as well as deal with strain, obtaining strategies to loosen up as a result of relaxation as well as physical exercise for example Tai Chi, utilizing aromatherapy sprays on your own bedding or inside your bath tub that may help you loosen up, as well as obtaining strategies to constructively manage the tension in your lifetime you can not necessarily do away with. The results associated with strain can certainly ruin your quality of life, however there is no need to help allow it to obtain the very best associated with you; you possibly can overcome strain to get a wholesome and much more tranquil you.