Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Correcting flat feet with exercise at home



Having flat feet, or "fallen arches", means that your feet have low or no arches and press almost completely flat against the ground.
Flat feet can be associated with pain in the feet, ankles, lower legs, knees, hips or lower back.
The appearance of flat feet is normal and common in infants, partly due to "baby fat" which masks the developing arch and partly because the arch has not yet fully developed. The human arch develops in infancy and early childhood as part of normal muscle, tendon, ligament and bone growth. Training of the feet, especially by foot gymnastics and going barefoot on varying terrain, can facilitate the formation of arches during childhood, with a developed arch occurring for most by the age of four to six years. Flat arches in children usually become proper arches and high arches while the child progresses through adolescence and into adulthood.
Home treatment
·         Going barefoot

·         Massage equipment
·         Using arch inserts

·         Use of tape
How to apply a tape on a flat feet
·        Cut your size of tape - from Achilles tendon on the heel to the sole under your toes

·        Round off the tape on a both sides

·        Cut the tape into three same strips but let a base on the other side
·        Put the tape on the lower part of the Achilles tendon and slowly stick the three strips down. Start with your little toe, continue to your big toe on the other side and finish sticking the strip between the 1st and 2nd middle toes

 
 
Warning: Health information and the names of the drugs mentioned in the article are only for orientation in the field of self-medication and does not replace communication with your doctor. Before taking any medication, read the leaflet or ask your pharmacist or doctor. The author is not responsible for misinterpretation of the information contained on the website and is not responsible for any damages incurred subsequent procedures or conduct that are made based on the content of these pages. By entering this blog you confirm that you have read the aim and the restrictions of the site.

Monday, 3 October 2016

The Scar = Lifeline


Scars are part of our lives and soon or later each of us usually get some. Invisible scars are worse than the one we have on our skin.
Yes, kids can be cruel. If you worry about scars your child have, talk about the reason they have it and explain that they should be proud about their marks. They are survivors and they will be accepted.
Friends do not care about visible scars, they care about the invisible ones and they will be happy to celebrate how the scars are part of how we healed.

Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.

Related books:

·         Zip-Line by David Humpherys
·         Exclamation Point by  Saul M.Solano Jr
·         Charlie the Courageous by Joslynn Jarrett-Skelton
·         Riley's Heart Machine by Lori M Jones
·         Patch the heart lion
·         Jeremiah the CHD Aware Bear by Phillip Wolf


 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Application of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) – Herb of longevity

 
Ganoderma lucidum is a medicinal fungus called Reishi or Lingzhi. It is an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of diseases. The dried powder of Ganoderma lucidum was recommended as a cancer chemotherapy agent in ancient China.
Recent studies have suggested that this mushroom exhibits anticancer activity through stimulation of the host immune system by polysaccharides or by the cytotoxic effects of triterpenes. [1]
It is used for prevention and treatment of various types of human diseases such a :
·         Allergy
·         Anorexia
·         Arthritis
·         Asthma
·        Cancer [8,9] (cancer of the colon[2], liver, prostate, breast, lung, bladder, ovary [10] , cervix, leukemia)
·         Debility from prolonged illness        
·        Hepatopathy (liver diseases) - cirrhosis, Wilson disease, steatosis, Hepatitis B (chronic) - Anti-hepatitis activities [3]
·         High blood pressure (hypertension)
·         HIV
·         Hyperglycemia
·         Inflammation - f.e. kidney inflammation (nephritis), Bronchitis (chronic)
·         Insomnia
·         Gastric ulcers          
·         Neurasthenia
·         Scleroderma
The most attractive character of this kind of medicinal fungus is its immunomodulatory and antitumor activities.

Intake of vitamin C helps to improve the intake of polysaccharides contained in this fungus.

Ganoderma can be found growing up from underground networks called mycelium near organic waste and logs, which are both a good nutrient source. Given the right conditions, ganoderma can actually be cultivated and used in medicine.
 
Ganoderma lucidum contains: 
·       Group of triterpenes - ganoderic acids (ganoderol, ganoderenic acid, ganoderiol, ganodermanontriol, lucidadiol, ganodermadiol), which have a molecular structure similar to steroid hormones , lipid-lowering and antioxidant effects
·        Polysaccharides (beta-glucan) increase glucose liver metabolism, enhance peripheral tissue and improve your body’s utilization of glucose
·        Fungal immunomodulatory proteins (FIPs) - immune building properties
·        Coumarin
·        Mannitol
·        Alkaloids
·        Adenosin
·        Vitamins and minerals - phosphorus, silica, sulfur, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, germanium, silica, copper, manganese, vitamin B
Quality of the products with Ganoderma lucidum depends on the amount of polysaccharides in the product. If the amount of polysaccharides is not mentioned, the quality will be very low. Best products have 40% of polysaccharides, mainly glucans.
Modern research has demonstrated pharmacological effects of Ganoderma spores and confirmed that the polysaccharide Ganoderma fungus spores is the main component to maintain physiological balance and boost immunity. Ganoderma spores have 75 times higher effect than Ganoderma fruiting bodies.
Ganoderma mycelium (biomass reishi mushroom powder) works 20 times better than reishi mushroom fruiting.

Application: 
Polysaccharides and triterpenes levels are highest in the fruiting bodies and traditionally obtained by hot water extraction. Water extraction is ideal for polysaccharides that are highly water soluble. Triterpenes are poorly water soluble but highly soluble in alcohol.
 
The extraction of active ingredients with hot water and alcohol:
 
5 to 10 g of dried chopped fruiting bodies of Reishi pour 1 liters of water and bring to the boil. Lower the temperature and cook for 30-50 minutes. Drink it during the day as warm or cold tea.
Boiled mushrooms do not throw away, you can still use them twice. The extract has a bitter taste (= the active ingredient rich in polysaccharides).
The mushrooms are still usable for the alcohol extract, because they contain water-insoluble triterpenes. Pour 0,5 liter of distilled alcohol, and leave it leach for at least four weeks. We obtain an extract rich in triterpenes. Use 1-3 tablespoons a day.

Mix 1-2g of Ganoderma spores with 100ml hot water, you can put honey inside.
 


For coffee lovers exist a product calls Reishi black coffee Lingzhi (Ganoderma Lucidum).

Use of ground fungus provided in many supplements on the market can not cause the expected processes in the body that lead to leaching of valuable substances.
 
I can recommend my supplier of a pure quality Ganoderma from Vietnam:
https://www.facebook.com/truongsinhlinhchi/ 




Side Effects of Ganoderma Lucidum:
·        Some individuals are allergic to Ganoderma lucidum. You might experience itchy, red skin after taking the mushroom, dry mouth, throat dryness.
·        Ganoderma can interact with other medications, especially blood thinners, which could lead to a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Therefore Warfarin and Ganoderma should not be taken together.
·         Prolonged use of Ganoderma can also lead to gastric bleeding.
FYKI
Ganoderma lucidum expert Prof. Nguyen Thi Chinh, director of the Mushroom and Bio-product Development and Research Center and the Lingzhi Mushroom Company - Linhzhi Co.,Ltd. [6,7]
 
1.    http://www.ganohat.com/images/ganoderma_breastcancer.pdf
2.    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01635580903532390
3.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16552843
4.    https://lifestreamgroup.com/document/Reishi_for_Cancer.pdf
5.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/
6.   http://vovworld.vn/en-us/Personality-of-the-week/Science-and-technology-bring-about-success/204108.vov
7.    http://vietnam.vnanet.vn/english/vietnams-mushroom-queen/111685.html
8.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14713328
9.    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22696372
10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26282491

Warning: Health information and the names of the drugs mentioned in the article are only for orientation in the field of self-medication and does not replace communication with your doctor. Before taking any medication, read the leaflet or ask your pharmacist or doctor. The author is not responsible for misinterpretation of the information contained on the website and is not responsible for any damages incurred subsequent procedures or conduct that are made based on the content of these pages. By entering this blog you confirm that you have read the aim and the restrictions of the site.
  

Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Are dish detergents safe for our health? What about favorite Fairy liquid?


 
The PH of the skin of adults is on the acidic side as a means to protect against bacterial infections since bacteria find it hard to grow in an acidic environment. It has a PH of 5 - 6, neutral is 7.

Most dish detergents are on the neutral side of PH (7).

Fairy liquid from Procter & Gamble (JAR in Czech republic) is a well known brand of washing up liquid in Europe. The Fairy liquid PH is 9. Prolonged exposure of the skin to it can cause irritation due to the PH difference.

 


 Is Fairy liquid toxic?

Let´s have a look what the dishwasher detergent “Fairy Original” contains (http://www.info-pg.com + MSDS - material safety data sheet):

·        Pentasodium Triphosphate (Synonym - Sodium triphosphate, Sodium tripolyphosphate) 

Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 3100 mg/kg [Mouse]
 
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to lungs
 
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer, permeator)
 
·         Sodium Carbonate
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 4090 mg/kg [Rat]
Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause damage to the following organs: upper respiratory tract, skin, eyes
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung irritant)
Ingestion: Sodium carbonate ingestion may cause irritation of the digestive tract resulting in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, abdominal pain depending on concentration and amount ingested. May also affect the cardiovascular system
·        Sodium Carbonate Peroxide (Synonym – Sodium percarbonate, Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate) 
Toxicity to Animals: Acute toxicity: Oral LD50 (rat): 2400 mg/kg
Ingestion: Swallowing can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and gastrointestinal irritation
Eye contact: A severe eye irritant. Contamination of eyes can result in permanent injury
Skin contact: Contact with skin may result in irritation
Inhalation: Material is irritant to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract (airways)
·         Acrylic/Sulphonic Copolymer
If swallowed: This product has low oral toxicity, but if swallowed, it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract
·         Sodium Sulfate
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 5989 mg/kg [Mouse]
Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation
·         Trideceth-n
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): > 500 - < 2,000 mg/kg  [Rat]
Eye contact: A severe eye irritant. Contamination of eyes can result in permanent injury
·        PEG/PPG-10/2 Propylheptyl Ether
Skin contact: Contact with skin may result in irritation
Eye contact: A severe eye irritant. Contamination of eyes can result in permanent injury
·         Dipropylene Glycol

·        TAED (= Tetraacetylethylenediamine)

Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2000 mg/kg [Rat]
·         Aqua (= Water)

·         PARFUM

·         Tetrasodium Etidronate
Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation
·         Polyethylene Glycol
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 26800 mg/kg [Rabbit]. Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): >20000 mg/kg [Rabbit]. Acute toxicity of the vapor (LC50): >13 8 hours [Rat]
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: It may cause mild skin irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin, but absorption of harmful amounts is unlikely. Eyes: It may cause mild eye irritation. Inhalation: At room temperature, exposure to vapor is minimal due to low volatility. A single exposure is not likely to be hazardous. Ingestion: Low toxicity. Harmful effects not anticipated from swallowing small amounts. Ingestion of larger amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension. It may also affect the urinary system. Prolonged or repeated ingestion may affect metabolism (weight loss)
·         Silica Dimethicone Silylate
Eye contact: eye irritant
Skin contact: Contact with skin may result in irritation
·         Cellulose Gum

·         Glycerin

·         Hydrozincite

·         Titanium Dioxide
Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation

·         Protease
·         Microcrystalline Cellulose

·         Limonene

·         Polyvinyl Alcohol

·         Benzotriazole
Toxicity to Animals: WARNING: THE LC50 VALUES HEREUNDER ARE ESTIMATED ON THE BASIS OF A 4-HOUR EXPOSURE. Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 500 mg/kg [Guinea pig]. Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): >1000 mg/kg [Rat]
Chronic Effects on Humans: MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. May cause damage to the following organs: the nervous system, central nervous system (CNS)
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive), of eye contact (corrosive), of inhalation (lung corrosive). Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May affect genetic material. May cause cancer based on animal data. Inadequate evidence for carcinogenicity in humans
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: May cause skin irritation. Eyes: Causes eye irritation. Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. It may affect respiration(Dyspnea). Ingestion: May cause digestive tract irritation. May be harmful if swallowed. May affect behavior/central nervous (central nervous system effects), and autonomic nervous system. Chronic Potential Health Effects: Ingestion: Prolonged or repeated ingestion may affect blood (Leukopenia, normocytic anemia), and endocrine system
·         Calcium Carbonate
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 6450 mg/kg [Rat]

Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys

Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: Causes skin irritation. Inhalation: Excessive inhalation causes respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestional tract disturbances with nausea and possibly constipation. Expected to be a low hazard for usual industrial handling. Chronic Potential Health Effects: Chronic ingestion may affect kidneys, and may cause hypercalcemia with alkalosis 

·         Sorbitol
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 15900 mg/kg [Rat]
 
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of inhalation
·         Dextrin
 
·         Potassium neodecanoate
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2790 mg/kg [Rat]
·         Citronellol
Eye contact: eye irritant
Skin contact: skin irritant
·         Talc

·         C12-13 Pareth-n

·         Linalool

·         Amylase

Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 27mg/kg [Rat]
·         Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

·         Zinc oxide
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 7950 mg/kg [Mouse]
Chronic Effects on Humans: MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion
·         (Acetato)Pentaammine salt

·         Colorant

·         Urea

 

Safety Data Sheet of “Fairy Original” according to Regulation (EC) No. 453/2010.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed 
 
Symptoms/injuries after:

·         Inhalation - May cause irritation or asthma-like symptoms

·         Skin contact - Contact during a long period may cause light irritation

·         Eye contact - May cause slight irritation

·         Ingestion - Gastrointestinal complaints
 

Toxicological information 

·         Estimated acute oral toxicity: LD50 (rats) > 2g/kg

(The value of LD50 for a substance is the dose required to kill half the members of a tested population after a specified test duration. LD50 figures are frequently used as a general indicator of a substance's acute toxicity. A lower LD50 is indicative of increased toxicity.) 
 
Adverse human health effects and symptoms 

·        Acute toxicity, carcinogenicity , corrosivity, irritation, mutagenicity , repeated dose toxicity, sensitization , toxicity for reproduction -based upon available data of the substances, classification criteria are not met
 
Ecological information
 
No known adverse effects on the functioning of water treatment plants under normal use conditions as recommended. Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
If you will decide for Fairy liquid when washing dishes, you should be wearing rubber gloves. Wearing rubber gloves will protect your hands from germs. Also, it will prevent your skin from drying out due to the constant scrubbing and exposure to water.

As you finish with scrubbing each dish, you should rinse it off under the tap, or in the second sink with clean water.  

If you care about your family health and nature, choose simply something else.
Warning: Health information and the names of the drugs mentioned in the article are only for orientation in the field of self-medication and does not replace communication with your doctor. Before taking any medication, read the leaflet or ask your pharmacist or doctor. The author is not responsible for misinterpretation of the information contained on the website and is not responsible for any damages incurred subsequent procedures or conduct that are made based on the content of these pages. By entering this blog you confirm that you have read the aim and the restrictions of the site.