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  • Is Toenail Fungus Contagious?
    By Health Blog on August 6, 2010 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Toenail fungus is a highly contagious infection. This unsightly and sometimes painful condition can easily be passed from one person to another unless the proper precautions are taken. This is especially true among family members that share bathrooms. It can also be passed between friends or strangers at gyms or at public showers near the community swimming pool. Even the local water park can be a source of toenail fungus. In fact, any place that harbors moisture can harbor the bacteria that causes fungus to grow on the toenails.

    Toenail Fungus

    Toenail Fungus

    It is important to recognize the symptoms of toenail fungus so that treatment can begin as early as possible. Generally the nails turn yellow and thick. They appear bumpy or even crusty. Sometimes the area around the nail can become inflamed and tender. Toenail fungus can be difficult to treat, often requiring oral as well as topical medications. This can cost time, money, and much frustration in addition to the discomfort of the condition.

    So how does one avoid picking up or spreading a toenail fungus? The simple answer is to keep your feet clean and away from places where you could encounter or leave the bacteria that cause toenail fungi. Stay away from public swimming pools. Do not go barefoot in the shower area at the gym. If you must go to places like those, make sure you wear shower shoes and then wash and dry your feet thoroughly afterward. When you get home, treat yourself to a foot soak in Epsom salts or a mixture of apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil in a twenty-minute foot bath or being proactive and using a tea tree oil product like zetaclear can help.

    When you are infected, stay away from the nail salon to avoid passing on the condition to others. If someone else in your family comes down with a toenail fungus, take extra care in the family bathroom. Keep it clean and disinfected—that’s the tub and the floor, especially. Do not share towels. Around the rest of the house, everyone should wear sandals to avoid contact with the bacteria that may be tracked on the floor. Mop the floor on a regular basis.

    There are some other simple things that you can do to avoid passing on or picking up a toe fungus. Never share shoes with anyone—not even a close family member. You wouldn’t share your toothbrush or hair brush. Change your socks and shoes on a frequent basis—and don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. Spray your shoes with a disinfecting spray and then let them air out so that they will not harbor the bacteria that can cause toenail fungus. Wash your socks in hot water, preferably with bleach. Towels should be washed the same way.

    Finally, make sure you dry your feet completely after you take a shower or bath, or after you go swimming. Remember: dry and light are the keys to keeping your feet free of this unsightly and highly contagious fungus. Cleanliness and care will ensure that you and your family are protected from this condition.

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  • Alzheimer’s disease
    By Health Blog on March 14, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    People are aged beyond 60 years of age will get generally get so many health problems. But there is one health problem which can’t be identified in unique way, there are only common symptoms. The symptoms includes confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, decline of senses, memory loss etc. As the disease grows it makes the body parts to lose its functionalities and ultimately leading to death.
    This is an incurable, degenerative and terminal disease occurs mostly to the people who are aged beyond 60. This disease takes so much time to appear fully as a disease and it proceeds for years without any treatment. After attacked by this disease the person can at maximum live for 7 years. The causes and progression of this disease are not well known but it’s related to plaques and tangles in brain. There is no treatment as well as no medicine even to reduce its pace or reduce the severity of disease even after knowing it. Only exercise, mental simulation and balanced diet can somewhat help in possible prevention and helps in managing the disease.

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  • Use mosquito magnets to get rid of mosquitoes
    By Health Blog on May 28, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Keeping your body healthy and fit is not easy as before because of the changes taking place in the environment and the pollution created day by day. Adding to this, the nature has gifted other living organisms like viruses, bacteria and mosquitoes along with us in the ecology which tries to attack by all the means and makes you sick. Unless you take proper precautions and use proper medicine to the seasonal diseases, you can’t live happy and healthy.

    mosquito magnets

    mosquito magnets

    For example, in the coming warmer months, you may start spending more and more of your day on your backyard – having family barbeques, hanging out by the pool all day…sipping tea while looking at your beautiful wooden backyard start spending more and more of your day on your backyard – having family barbeques, hanging out by the pool all day…sipping tea while looking at your beautiful wooden backyard, what happens if you are suddenly infected by West Nile virus which causes neuroinvasive disease that is carried by the mosquitoes which are present near your house.

    The solution for this is usage of mosquito magnets that protect you from all kinds of viruses that are carried by mosquitoes. This will catch the mosquitoes that try to pass through this. Using this, you can be away from the mosquito control trucks and live safely. You can have a look at the mosquito magnet reviews from this video.

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  • Diabetic Diets Fight against Obesity
    By Health Blog on May 21, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments


    Obesity or overweight is a side effect of diabetes. Maybe ‘side effect’ is not the best variant, but I just wanted to say that a person who falls sick with diabetes can get overweight problems in addition to those caused by the disease.

    People who suffer from diabetes (any type of it) should care much more about their weight than anybody else. Here we can trace a string of logic: diabetes causes overweight, overweight potentially causes heart problems, stomach malfunction which in their turn cause exacerbation of diabetes.

    Diabetic Diets Fight against Obesity

    Diabetic Diets Fight against Obesity

    Diabetic diets are supposed to keep blood sugar level under control. It’s their major task. Having a normal level of blood sugar for a diabetic is vital because it helps ward off any future problems that can arise. Though, weight loss purpose is also important.

    So, first of all right diabetic diets suggest healthy nutrition, that contains a certain limited amount of sugar, carbohydrates and calories, and requires strict following to daily meal plan. All these factors have essential influence on body weight and on your fat mass as well.

    By the way, diabetic diets will be useful not only for diabetics, but for those overweight people who want to avoid having this disease.

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  • Treatment Facts About Cancer
    By Health Blog on April 27, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

    3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. Change of diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system, to overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies

    growth of cancer

    growth of cancer

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells, but during its course it also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
    gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause damage to the organs, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation: Destroys the cancer cells, but also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Reduction in the tumor size is often seen in initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation but prolonged use of them do not result in more tumor destruction.

    9. The immune system is either compromised or destroyed when the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Cancer cells can also spread to other sites with surgery.

    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

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