Listerine Nail Fungus Treatment

June 19th, 2006

You’ve heard of the mouthwash, but have you heard of the Listerine toenail fungus treatment? It seems that a lot of people are soaking their fungal toenail infections in a basin of Listerine and getting good results. Like people who use other home remedies for this unpleasant infection, people who swear by this oral rinse tried it because they were trying to avoid expensive prescription drugs and their side effects, or had tried the other treatments with no success. Apparently it worked.

If you’re using Listerine for toenail fungus, be prepared to keep it up for a while – though some people claim the remedy works after soaking for 30 minutes a day for just a few days, most fungal toenail infections will take months to clear, whether you’re using Listerine, vinegar, or any of the prescription drugs. It just takes a long time for the fungus to die and the new, uninfected nail to grow in. Use it every day – never skip a day – and in a month or two, you should see some healthy nail growing in. Don’t stop using Listerine for toenail fungus until the entire nail is new and looks healthy and normal.

Many people find that when it comes to treating nail fungus Listerine and vinegar combined offer even faster results. Fungi do not do well in an acid environment, so adding vinegar to Listerine may give your home remedy a little extra punch, combining the acidic vinegar with whatever is in the Listerine (presumably the disinfectant) that kills the fungal infection. Some people have had good success mixing a half-and-half solution and just painting it on the infected nails several times a day.

There’s no guarantee that the Listerine toenail fungus treatment will work for you. It doesn’t work for everyone, and no published scientific studies have looked at the effects of using Listerine for toenail fungus, or gathered data on the number of people who used it successfully. If you have the time and the inclination to try it, however, it is certainly much cheaper than prescription drugs that can cost eight dollars a day, or even more, to use.

A solution that’s safe to put in your mouth is presumably perfectly safe for soaking your feet. It might even feel good! But if you’re going to try Listerine for toenail fungus, you should be aware of one potential side effect: it seems that it may turn your feet green! Temporarily.

About the author

David Bloom is an avid health enthusiast and a regular contributor to a variety of health websites. He is the author of Nail Fungus Treatment, a blog dedicated to the treatment of fingernail and toenail fungus.

Hypnosis Can Help Me Stop Procrastinating? I’ll Call Later

June 19th, 2006

Let’s see, I have to pay the bills, some are already overdue; I will do it later. Oops, the oil in the car needed to be changed two months ago; I hate doing it, I will go tomorrow. I need to return books to the library, but I’m not in the mood right now. I need to do some laundry but I will do that right after I watch this T.V. program or play this game.

The boss expects the report tomorrow, and I haven’t even started it yet. I’m six months late for a dental appointment, and I’m still working on last year’s taxes. The cat should have had her shots last month, the video tapes are overdue and I’ll have to pay the fine, and the refrigerator is empty because I don’t want to go to the store in this heat.

Does any of this sound familiar? Good old-fashioned Procrastination — that’s what it is — and many of us waste eons of time trying to put off what we should and do right now. What’s at the bottom of the Procrastination? Poor time management? Anger? Resentment? Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear that more will be expected of you if you get this done now?

Do you put things off because you have unrealistic expectations of yourself? Do you put things off because your schedule is already unmanageable? Do you feel so overwhelmed by your “to do” list that you don’t even know where to start?

Hypnosis is a tool that can help you work with the subconscious mind — the part of your mind that knows what the real deal is and why you do the things you do (or why you do not do the things you think you should do). Your subconscious mind, through Hypnosis, can formulate a plan to help you reach your Goals in your way. Hypnosis is a safe, powerfully successful way to deal with unwanted habits and behaviors.

It isn’t like what you see in the movies or on T.V. The truth is that in Hypnosis, you are wide awake, know everything that is going on and you are in total control. You will not do, say or accept anything your do not want to do say or accept. Except that your are wonderfully relaxed, you really do not feel different than you usually feel.

Perhaps now is the time to pick up the phone and call a Hypnotherapist who can help you discover the root of the problem, replace some old programs and negative thinking with new positive programs and positive thinking, and help you build a plan of attack that works for you. You can drop the guilt that goes with the would-haves, could-haves, should-haves and ought-tos. And think of all the time you will have for doing what you want after you stop using time to figure out how to put things off.

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Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse

June 19th, 2006

Fill a bottle or jar 1/2 full with all or some of the following herbs:

Rosemary, Sage, Camomile, Catnip, Yarrow, Lemon Peel, Orange peel, Basil and Lavender. Fill the bottle to the top with quality apple cider or white wine vinegar.

Seal and shake every day for a few weeks. Strain and use a tablespoon in your final rinsing water.

Resveratrol could protect against stroke, says lab study

June 19th, 2006

Researchers at the National Taiwan Normal University and the National Chia-Yi University report that rats with induced reduction of blood flow (ischemia) in the brain experienced an improved blood flow from a single dose of Resveratrol.

“We found that Resveratrol administration… led to cerebral blood flow elevation and protected animals from ischemia-induced neuron loss”, said lead author Kwok Tung Lu.

Strokes occur when blood clots, or when an artery bursts in the brain and interrupts the blood supply to a part of the brain. It is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in Europe and the US. According to the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) about 575,000 deaths are stroke related in Europe every year. In the US every 45 seconds someone will experience a stroke, according to the American Stroke Association.

The new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (Vol. 54, pp. 3126-3131), divided 60 adult male Wistar rats into three equal groups. The first group was the control. The second group underwent the induction of cerebral ischemia, and the third group underwent the same operation but also received an intravenous dose of Resveratrol (20 milligrams per kilogram body weight).

Although no change to mean blood pressure or heart rate was observed, cerebral blood flow in the second group decreased by 65 percent compared to the control group. The ischemia plus Resveratrol group’s blood flow also decreased, but by only 35 percent.

The researchers also found that the concentration of nitric oxide (NO) in the affected part of the brain was 25 percent higher than for both the control and ischemia-only group. NO is a molecule used by lining of blood vessels (endothelium) to signal to the surrounding muscle to Relax – this dilates the blood vessel and increases the blood flow.

“We suggested that Resveratrol may elicit neuroprotective effects by stimulating NO formation or release, which increases cerebral blood flow”, said Lu.

The authors said that further investigation of the effects of Resveratrol was needed. Of particular interest is the dose needed to produce protection. While Resveratrol has been the subject of various studies, particularly in relation to heart health, recent studies have reported brain protecting effects from grape juice or wine – an effect linked to a synergy between the various polyphenols present.

A recent study using Concord grape juice by researchers from Tuft’s University reported that the combination of the polyphenols could decrease the effects of aging on the brain.

“It may be that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, lead author Barbara Shukitt-Hale wrote in the journal Nutrition (Vol. 22, pp. 295-302).

The amount of Resveratrol in a bottle of red wine can vary between types of grapes and growing seasons. But nearly all dark red wines – merlot, cabernet, zinfandel, shiraz and pinot noir – contain Resveratrol.

The health implications of red wine consumption appear to be filtering through to the consumer. A report from analysts Euromonitor in 2004 predicted that still red wine will exhibit by far the fastest growth in both volume and value terms between 2002 and 2007.

Their study claims that red wine is forecast to record global value sales of $82bn (€61.5bn) in 2007, a rise of some 31 percent from 2002.

However, experts are quick to warn that moderation is the key. A study from Harvard University last year reported that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day have a significantly higher risk of stroke. Lowest risk was observed for those who had one, or maybe two, drinks every other day.

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Warren Matthews of Xtend-Life comments: Resveratrol is an excellent substance but is still generally unknown by the public. We have been using it for about five years in all versions of Total Balance. This active ingredient is what gives wine its protective effects against stroke and Heart Disease.

However, you don’t need to drink wine to get the benefits. It is available in supplement form.

There are two types of Resveratrol, one called ‘cis’, and the other ‘trans’. Not to be confused with ‘transfats’ the trans version of Resveratrol is natural whereas the ‘cis’ is synthetic.

Another important issue to consider is the potency of the Resveratrol. For example, we use 32mgs of 50% trans-Resveratrol per daily dose in Total Balance, whereas many manufacturers use the 5% version of either the trans or cis Resveratrol. This means that you would need 320mgs of the trans version to equate to 32mgs of the 50% version.

To get the same amount of protection that 32mgs of 50% trans-Resveratrol would give you it would be necessary to drink A LOT of red wine each day! Not recommended.

If you would like more info on this ingredient please Check out Total Balance

Special Discount Coupon For Native Remedies Natural Herbal Remedies

June 19th, 2006

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