Wednesday, 28 November 2018

All About a Spinal Cord Injury

Mud wraps and mud baths are big business with spas these days as people get back to basics and realize that mud has so many built in minerals that it makes a great treatment to rid the body of toxins, relieve those tired muscles and relax the body. A mud wrap is comprised usually of locally harvested mud and sometimes clay, sometimes a combination of the two, and it is then applied to the body. The mud is covered either in bandages, a PVC suit or a sauna suit to both contain the mud and to keep the body warm.

All the while, you are relaxing and laying down, taking it all in. The health benefits arise when the body sweats due to the weight of the mud and the warmness of the whole process. As you sweat, toxins are released from the body and other benefits from a mud wrap include a slimmer more toned body, firmer skin, relief from tired joints and decreased inflammation. Experts do caution that whatever weight loss you have from a treatment is just from loss of water however, and will be restored once you eat and drink again, and won't be permanent. Going one step further is the mud bath, where you actually get into a pool of mud. These treatments have existed for thousands of years and usually happen in areas with natural hot springs and volcanic ash present. Around the world, places to take mud baths include certain lakes, saltwater seas like the Dead Sea, hot springs and places where mud volcanoes are present.

In the United States, most mud baths take place in resorts in California or Miami, and their 'mud' is actually a mixture of mud, imported Canadian peat and naturally heated mineral water. The benefits of taking a mud bath include relief of arthritis, to detoxify the body, to relax and revitalize and to have less inflammation than before. In a spa, both a mud wrap and a mud bath will also come with a hot shower and a massage as part of the package for a total relaxation treatment. When you think of a spa you don't necessarily jump to mud, as spas are seen as clean and inspiring places, but mineral rich mud is good for your skin and good for your body, so why not indulge in some mud the next time you are at your favourite spa?

Being consistent is key in living a healthy lifestyle. An easy way to create consistency is by making a schedule for yourself. A lot of times we use the excuse "I don't have time" when it comes to eating healthy and working out. In order to have time for the things that we deem important we must make time. Write down your schedule for the week and find an extra hour or so a day to fit the gym in your schedule. The number of times you decide to go to the gym a week is totally dependent upon what you feel is best for you. Writing this down in your schedule is just the first step.

Try following your schedule for 2 whole weeks without missing a workout. Were the times convenient? Was it easy to follow the schedule? Figure out what works best for you and STICK TO IT. Along with scheduling workouts it is very important to schedule meals. Find a day in your weekly schedule where you have a few hours of free time. Use this time to go to the grocery store and buy healthy, tasty foods that can be prepped for meals that you can take on the go. Cooking and preparing these meals only takes a couple hours, give or take, and can be vital to a successful diet. If you want to be even more organized label your meals! A lot of us live very busy lifestyles and don't always have the time to cook healthy meals. Having your daily meal packed and ready to go for you is a great way to keep your diet consistent. Plan out your week and create time to prepare healthy meals for yourself along with time to hit the gym.

I have learned that from past experiences, I won't be sure to get anything done unless I write it down or come up with some type of daily schedule to get used to something. IT is important that I visually see what I need to be getting done in a day or a week or even in a month. Making time for all of these important things is so much easier to do when I already have it planned out. It's kind of hard to make excuses for not getting things done when you had them written out right in front of you the whole time. When it comes to healing naturally and experiencing a continuous state of well being there are three major aspects you need to look at. Most people focus on the body and the body alone. This is a mistake. Human beings have three different aspects that need to be in alignment in order to heal and feel good naturally.

These three different aspects are the body, the mind and the inner being or what many call the soul. All of these aspects have to be attended to in order to achieve continuous well being. The body is actually the least important when it comes to these three aspects. The mind and the soul/inner being will heal the body if in alignment. The mind will destroy the body and the soul/inner being will be helpless to do anything if your not in alignment with it. The soul/inner being will keep the mind strong and clear and focused on what's good in the world and will provide positive healing energy if in alignment. The mind and body struggle and decline without the inspirations, hope and positivity provided by the soul. So when it comes to healing and well being or anything for that matter the soul needs to come first. Were going to go over the three different aspects regarding well being and how to get in touch with them and how to get them working together.

So lets start with the body. When the body feels good the mind is clear and is able to have a stronger connection with the soul. You will see that all of these are interconnected. What's good for the body is good for the mind and soul. What's good for the soul is good for the body and mind etc. Were going to go over how to attend to the body, mind and soul/inner being and I suggest that you don't take these techniques lightly. No matter how simplistic they sound they are very effective.

So some of the things that are good for the body are walking, basic exercise (stretches, crunches, pushups etc.) Start with the basics and add to your routine. When you walk make sure to do it when the sun is out. Detox your body and eat organic food. Eat food that is as close to nature as possible. There are many ways to detox your body. Natural healing and well being has a site with everything you need. As far as the mind is concerned it needs exercise every day just as the body needs food every day. Start with books, good music, preferably classical, brainwave entertainment, hypnosis and contemplate when you think. Reading and meditating are the most important things when it comes to the mind. We will get in to meditating in the soul/inner being section as they are interconnected.

The most important part of the soul/inner being is to feel good. All of the techniques described in the body and mind section help you feel good so make sure to do them. Meditation is a very important aspect when it comes to feeling good and maintaining a strong connection with your soul. The soul/inner being is your guidance system. It not only provides you with energy, comfort and love but it provides you with profound insight. It will guide you if you allow it to instruct your mind. Some other things you can do when it comes to the soul are energy clearings/healings and TFT (thought field therapy), yoga, camping, hiking, spending time with friends and family and playing with pets, working on your dreams, dancing, laughing, smiling etc. It's imperative that you are mindful to the soul/inner being. It will inspire the actions needed for your mind and body. Figure out what makes you happy and start applying the techniques mentioned in this article and you will be on the path to natural healing and well being and will feel incredibly good in no time.


In general, sugar in fruit is not bad for us. As a matter of fact, fruit contains a natural sugar, fructose, that is better for you if you are diabetic. That's because the body digests fructose slower than it does sucrose or table sugar. Because of the slower digestion, fructose doesn't cause the same high glycemic swings as other types of sugars. In 2008, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition advised diabetics to use fructose instead of sucrose based on research studies.
Few fruits contain enough sugar to make them bad for you.
Consider this a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 225 calories, 60 grams of added sugar, (usually high-fructose corn syrup), and few nutrients. On the other hand, a cup of strawberries has 50 to 60 calories, about 7 grams of natural fructose, 3 grams of fiber, and loads of vitamin C and minerals -- all good for you.
But you do have to watch which fructose you are getting. There is natural fructose and high-fructose corn syrup. The latter is not natural and will cause your blood sugar to spike. This is something you also have to watch out for when buying canned fruit. Much of it is packed in that high-fructose corn syrup. If it doesn't say packed in natural juices, buy your fruit either fresh or frozen instead.
You still have to keep track of how much sugar you're consuming, even if it's largely fructose containing fruits. The American Heart Association recommends up to 24 grams of sugar per day for females and 36 grams for men. But you can easily exceed that if you don't make the right selections. For example, two cups of sliced bananas has 36 grams of sugar by itself. If you add in the sugar you are getting from the rest of your food, you are probably far in excess of what you should be eating each day.
Why is excess sugar bad for you? Obviously, as we've known since elementary school, it can cause tooth decay. But it also causes weight gain and increases the triglycerides in your blood stream. That has been shown to increase your risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke.
Strawberries, bananas, oranges, kiwi... the healthy list goes on and on. Fruit is touted as a super-healthy snack option, but while the fiber and other nutrients found in fruit are a great part of any diet, many varieties can also be very high in sugar. Too much sugar, regardless of where it comes from, can have some serious negative effects. (Yes, even sugar from fruit if you eat too much of it!) Does this mean you're not even safe in the produce aisle? Well, you're definitely safer. But it might be smart to limit your fruit-based sugar consumption.

A lot of people take drinks that contain caffeine for various reasons. However, the substance has side effects especially when it is taken beyond the body's requirements. Caffeine doesn't have any nutritional content and it has no taste. Caffeine is a substance that is naturally obtained from plants and it can be artificially produced as well. Lots of plant seeds contain caffeine like kola nut and coffee beans. There are lots of drugs that you can get over the counter which contain caffeine as it has some health benefits when taken as prescribed. It's not healthy to consume more than 400 milligrams of caffeine on a daily basis as it comes with some nasty consequences.

You will learn more about caffeine, the harmful effects in the body and how it can be avoided. When you consume caffeine on a regular basis your body adjusts to its effects but the degree of tolerance depends on your age, body mass, and other health conditions.

Central Nervous System
Caffeine serves as a stimulant on the nervous system as it get to the brain fast. It makes you more alert and active, keeping you awake and more energetic. A lot of people use it to avoid being drowsy. However, an overdose of caffeine can result in a headache so you need to watch out. Symptoms of withdrawal include anxiety, irritation, and drowsiness.

Caffeine gets to your brain quickly and also serves as a central nervous system stimulant in the body. The most noticeable effect is alertness. It can make you feel more awake and less tired or likely to sleep, so it's a common ingredient in medications to treat drowsiness.
Although there is common knowledge of drinking coffee to recover from the negative hangover of too much alcohol, caffeine doesn't actually help your body process alcohol any faster. If you're not used to the substance, then caffeine can make you extremely nervous especially when taken in large quantity. If you have an anxiety disorder or emotional disturbance, caffeine may make it worse. Furthermore, it's not ideal for people who experience insomnia.

Digestive and Excretory Systems
Withdrawal from caffeine can cause nausea and vomiting. The symptoms of caffeine overdose include diarrhea, excessive thirst, and increased urination. Caffeine increases the acid content in your stomach and results to stomach upset or diarrhea. Withdrawal symptoms include nausea, while overdose symptoms include diarrhea, increase in urination and thirst. Caffeine can increase the blood pressure as it accelerates the heartbeat. An overdose can result to irregular heartbeat and other heart related issues. Osteoporosis: When there is an overdose of caffeine in the body it affects the bones as the substance is absorbed by the body and it interferes with the metabolism of calcium.

Reproductive system: Pregnant women need to be cautious when taking caffeine as it could increase the heartbeat of the baby. An overdose can reduce the growth of the baby in the womb and increase the incidence of miscarriage. It is important to always confirm from your doctor if consumption of caffeine is good for your health to avoid any complications. When a little caffeine is taken it has little or no side effects so the amount of the substance consumed determines the outcome.Due to the harmful effects of caffeine you need to be careful whenever it's necessary for to take this substance.
A spine injury causes harm to the spinal cord. It is truly a serious type of physical trauma that is likely to have a significant and lasting impact on most aspects of everyday life. The spinal cord is a bunch of nerves and other tissue that the vertebrae of the spine carry and protects. The vertebrae are the bones put on top of each other that make up the spine. The spine holds many nerves, and extends from the brain's base down the back, ending near to the buttocks. The spinal cord is in charge for sending messages from the brain to every part of the body and vice-versa. We can perceive pain and move our limbs because of the information transmitted via the spinal cord. If the spinal cord undergoes an injury, some or all of these impulses won't be able to "get through." The result is a complete loss of mobility and sensation below the injury. A spinal cord injury closer to the neck will typically cause paralysis throughout a huge part of the body than in the lower back area.


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