A Beginner’s Guide To Using Aromatherapy With Children

Trust your instinct – a beginner’s guide to using aromatherapy with children:

Essential oils are pure aromatic plant essences – they are distilled from flowers, fruit, leaves, resins, roots, seeds, and wood. The are used for their healing properties the world over – in , for example, they are only available through licensed, qualified parishioners. In the United States, we have free access to essential oils – but with this comes with some important cautions: Only some of the essential oils available are suitable for children; others are not suitable for children and some are even dangerous to children (children with epilepsy should not come in contact with stimulating essential oils).

When used correctly however, essential oils can be of great benefit, and will not conflict with your child’s medically prescribed drugs. Always research the oil of choice thoroughly before using with your infant or child – ask advice from a qualified practitioner, or see the references at the end of this article.

That said, essential oils can be a wonderful way of supporting your child’s health, happiness and well-being. Essential oils can be very therapeutic and nurturing to both your child and you, the caregiver. Essential oils are used externally (on the outside of the body) in your child’s bath, body lotions, oils, creams, gels, compresses, foot baths, or in a oil warmer. The effects of aromatherapy will generally fall into one of three main categories: 1) Assisting in healing from minor illnesses and accidents, 2) Supporting your child’s overall sense of well-being, and 3) Assisting your child in getting quality rest.

When using essential oils with your child, it is imperative that you find a reputable supplier of therapeutic-grade essential oils, using organic or wildcrafted varieties when possible. Synthetic copies of oils commonly used in perfumery are not appropriate, and may even be harmful to your child’s health. To maintain efficacy, essential oils should be kept in dark amber or cobalt glass containers, in a dark and cool location, away from the child’s access. Wooden storage boxes from craft or ‘Pier One’ type stores can make a nice container for the bottles.

Methods of Using Essential Oils

There are two methods of using essential oils with your child – INHALATION: through a diffuser, nebulizer, or adding to a humidifier reservoir, and TOPICAL APPLICATION: diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil and applying topically. Adding essential oils to a bath combines the two methods, though we will cover it under topical application.

For topical application, essential oils are diluted in varying strengths depending on the use and age of your child. The concentration can vary from one drop of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil, to a couple of drops per teaspoon of carrier added to a drawn bath, to an equal ratio of carrier and essential oil applied directly to your child’s feet (as in the case of gentle Lavender). In other words, there is a huge variation in dilution levels depending on the circumstances. Mamas, do your research and then trust your instinct. Only you and your child baby know exactly what is right for your situation.

General dilution rate guidelines of essential oils in one ounce of carrier oil:

Age of Child and amount of Essential Oil per One Ounce Carrier Oil for Topical/Massage Application:

Newborn (Consult primary care physician before use)

1-3 drops essential oil / ounce
2-6 months
1-3 drops essential oil / ounce
6-12 months
1-4 drops essential oil / ounce
1-4 years (unless very small)
5-8 drops essential oil / ounce
6-7 years
5-10 drops essential oil / ounce
9-12 years
5-12 drops essential oil / ounce
12 years to young adult
10-15 drops essential oil / ounce

DO NOT USE AN ESSENTIAL OIL NEAT (undiluted ) on children’s skin, unless indicated to do so for a specific condition. If your child has very sensitive skin, it is important to test a small area before using a new single oil or blend. Keep essential oils away form the eyes. When using citrus oils – orange, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, mandarin, and lime – do not use where the skin will be exposed to sunlight for the next 12 hours. These oils are considered ‘phototoxic’, and can react from the sun’s rays. They may be used in a bath, however, where they will be washed off the skin when the bath is done.

Essential oils are not to be taken orally (by mouth). When your child is taking medications, reduce the amount of essential oil by half the amount recommended for their age group.

Carrier oils for children

Sweet Almond oil is generally regarded as the safest and best overall carrier oil for use with babies and children. Apricot kernel oil is also considered extremely safe with children over 6. Jojoba oil can be added at about 10% concentration for any blend – it has a soothing effect on the skin and is good for hair.

Topical Application – Nurturing Touch Massage Recipes

There is nothing better for any child than the loving, nurturing touch of a parent. A gentle hug, a smile, a kiss on the cheek all reassure the child and help the parent and child to bond. These everyday forms of connection are instinctual and children thrive from it.

Research shows that massage can help children’s growth both physically and emotionally. In hospitals, studies done with premature baby’s show that touch is an essential aspect of the children’s ability to thrive.

Using aromatherapeutic nurturing touch massage can be therapeutic to both the child and the parent. Using a light, conscientious tough you can massage your child’s feet, arms, hands, back, abdomen, and even legs. The massage should always be done with loving intention and the work is done in the direction that the blood flows-from ankles to leg; from wrist to shoulder, etc.

Here are a few suggested blends for this wonderful method – each is in one (1) ounce of Sweet Almond oil:

Restful Sleep – 4 drops lavender, 2 drops Roman Chamomile

Happy Child – 3 drops Rose, 1 drop Neroli

Calm and Relaxed – 3 drops Petitgrain, 3 drops Neroli

Emotional Nurturing – 1 drop Rose, 1 drop Vanilla, 2 drops Lavender

For a Baby oil blend, to be used as a moisturizer OR massage oil (note: the frequent washing of a baby’s skin actually makes it difficult for them to retain vitamin C; application of a quality skin oil will help them keep adequate supplies of this important nutrient).

1 ounce of organic sweet almond oil or hazelnut oil
1 drop of pure Lavender essential oil
1 drop of Vanilla essential oil

OR

1 ounce of organic sweet almond oil
2 drops of pure Lavender essential oil
1 drop of pure Chamomile (German) essential oil

The above blends can also be added to the bath. One teaspoon with the following amount of essential oils added can be added AFTER the bath is filled, per the age of the child: 3-5 years, 2 drops; 6-8 years, 3 drops; 8-11 years, 5 drops. Perhaps the easiest way to do this would be to make a full strength blend (without carrier oil) of your choice, then dilute as needed for the application.

Inhalation of essential oils

For inhalation, one can apply one or two drops to a handkerchief and inhale, or add oils to a water misting bottle or humidifier. Calming essential oils that may be used are Lavender (recommended for sleep – one to four drops can be placed under the pillow), Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Ho Wood (an ecologically friendly replacement for Rosewood), Tangerine, Petitgrain, Vanilla, and Neroli. Use these oils singly, create your own blend, or use one of the body oil blends above without the carrier oil. A few drops per quart of water in a mister sprayed throughout a room or added humidifier resevoir will do.

For an anti-anxiety blend: Try 5 drops bergamot, 1 drop lavender and 3 drops geranium – dilute to 10 drops per ½ pint of water for a room spray or use in a humidifier, or dilute to the appropriate level for your child’s age if using topically. For alertness, try lemon, bergamot, grapefruit or pine, either singly or in a blend that pleases your senses (usually the best way to blend is to trust your nose!)

Essential oils can also be used in a candle lamp or warmer – with the oil gently evaporated from the surface of a small bowl of water by the heat of a candle. An electric nebulizing diffuser is generally not recommended for use with children, as the concentration of oils in the air can be too high.

Last but not least, essential oils are wonderful antiseptics.

Cuts and scrapes are simply a way of life for the little ones! A great blend for minor wounds is a 1:1 mix of Lavender and Tea Tree oil. The lavender is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and has regenerative ‘ketones’, while the tea tree is a strong antiseptic used for many generations by native Australians. Use this blend in the water used for cleaning wounds, and apply a few drops to the gauze of a bandage – do not apply directly to the skin as it will be unnecessarily irritating. On the bandage, however, it will be soothing and accelerate the healing process.

So this is a very brief overview of using essential oils with children. There are many, many diverse applications for essential oils for almost every conceivable minor ailment seen in childhood. The key is knowledge – finding a good practitioner, or reputable resource for your needs. For further reading, books by Valerie Ann Woorwood are excellent: “Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child” and “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy”; for safety data, see “Essential Oil Safety” by Robert Tisserand and Tony Balacs. The essential oils mentioned within this article are recognized as safe for most individuals – if you or your child are recognized as having a specific illness, and/or are under a doctor’s regular care, please consult an appropriate practitioner before proceeding.

That said, aromatherpy can be a very fun and rewarding endevor for both you and your child. Essential oils have benefited the lives of many the world over, and have a little bit of plant magic available to everyone.

Asthma Treatment Medications may not be worth the side effects

As with most conventional drugs, when one truly considers the side-effects that the drugs may have, it makes one wonder if they are even worth being prescribed and used both by the medical fraternity and vulnerable patients. For asthma treatment, this is no exception.

Having suffered from asthma personally from the age of 7 (well, that’s the first time I remember having an attack) to about 7 years ago, I can say first hand that I strongly think most asthma medications just may not be worth the use.

The first time I was told “Hey, there is no cure for asthma”, I remember thinking as a child: “What, do you mean to tell me if someone playfully pats me on the back, or if I laugh hard at something, I’d have to always be scared of an asthma attack?”

Thank God…they were wrong. Asthma is indeed curable and with inexpensive and common-sense methods at that. Moreover, when one discovers how, one actually may view most common asthma medications as laughable propaganda hyped up to make a buck at the vulnerable and desperate sufferers of this respiratory disease.

Now friends, Ventolin as an inhaler or oral medication, is arguably the most prescribed from of medication for asthma control. However, studies have indicated that this drug might actually cause more harm than good in regards to asthma treatment.

Since no two humans are alike, symptoms of these side effects do vary from patient to patient, nonetheless here are some of the side effects as revealed by research in writing this article and perhaps it may steer the applicable to consider other ways of coping with this respiratory disorder naturally.

The side effects of this popular drug include:

1. Shaking, usually of the hands (tremor)
2. Nervous tension
3. Headache
4. Faster than normal heart beat (tachycardia)
5. Awareness of your heart beat (heart palpitations)
6. Muscle cramps
7. Low blood potassium level (hypokalaemia)
8. Unexpected narrowing of the airways (paradoxical bronchospasm)

The side effects listed above may not include all of the ones reported by the drug’s manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, you can always look at what the drug manufacturers have indicated on the package itself.

At this point, it leaves the question of what alternative treatments of asthma can be used and are there any at all.

Indeed there are and although that’s another subject into itself, what worked for me (and is in effect in the “Breath Retaining Program for Asthmatics” developed by the Russian, Dr. Buteyko) was a drastic change in my diet, some mild breathing exercises as akin to Yoga (I picked this physical culture up as a therapeutic means of building fitness after years of having to be indoors) and other common sense methods such as avoiding excessive cold, dust and the like. However, the last steps are more of preventive measures more than anything.

Breathing is the very essence of living, asthma need not be a barrier any longer in your existence and you need not use side-effect laden drugs at that to curb it. There are successful methods of treating your asthma out there. Since they worked for me and several others who have used them, chances are they can work for you.

Here’s to breathing freer.

4 Easy Ways To Relief Headache

Having headache is annoying and sometimes it is difficult for us to avoid. Mostly when we are under pressure, headache appeared automatically. If it gets worse, we might faint due to the pain we felt.

A headache is a condition of mild to severe pain in the head. It can also attack at our upper back or neck. There are different types of headache, but most of the time headache brought on by stress, too long in front of computer, noise and others.

One of the main causes of headache is tension in the muscles of the neck, scalp and jaw. We usually deal with it by taking some sleep or consume over-the counter aspirin to release our pain. However, can we do this at any place?

Obviously, we cannot sleep at the office or at the mall. In addition, we might run of aspirin when headache strike us.

Do not worry! The easiest way to handle headache and we can do it everywhere is through massage. Massage is the practice of applying pressure or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation and relieve tension.

When we suffer from headache, we can help ourselves with self-massage. Simple and everybody can do it, either at work or home.

Here are four easy ways in massage to heal our headache.

1. Eyes Area Massage — Close your eyes. Place your middle fingers to your eyes that are above cheekbones. Massage that area gently but firmly in circular motion for 1 minute,

2. Eyes to Nose Massage – Using thumb, go along the underside of eyebrows (along the bone on top of eye socket). Feel where this bone meets the bridge of your nose and eyes and find a point where there is a small indentation. Very gentle pressure, press your thumbs into the points. You can do it four times by holding and press that area for 10 seconds in each press.

3. Neck Massage — Massage a point where you can feel it by moving the middle fingers of your hands to the back of your head and feel the base of your skull. Specially, at the tops of your neck that meets the base of your skull. Massage for a minutes using finger tips gentle in circular movement.

4. Scalp Massage – Let your palms of your hands massage your scalp on the top of your skull for a minute gently.

Once you have done all those massages, start taking a deep breath. Lift your shoulders towards your ears for five to 10 seconds to relief remaining pain, and then let them drop back down into their natural position.

You are going to feel better when you can do that for a couple of times. Your massage will relief your headache and your head will feel less weighty.

Cape Town Ocean Activities

Cape Town is situated in a special position encompassed by seas. The 1000m high landmass separates the Atlantic Ocean favor the Indian Ocean side and the sweeping False Bay is 30 kilometers wide at its broadest point. Cape Point gives a fabulous view and despite the fact that not the genuine place where the two sea meet, it is a standout amongst the most excellent view focuses on the planet where the sea see is interminable. Cape Town’s sea overflows with untamed life gives the ideal chance to perpetual sea based exercises.

Surfing

Cape Town is a well known surfing goal where prepared surfers from over the globe search out the excite of riding the infamous waves. Cape Town is dabbed with both untainted, learner shorelines and adrenalin pumping huge waves that will threaten even the most experienced surfers. For the apprentices, Muizenberg Beach is the place to be with its little, fun waves and loose shoreline vibe. Long Beach in Kommetjie is a scene of quietness and picture idealize waves that makes it the ideal goal for the middle of the road surfer and surf picture takers. Middle of the road to cutting edge surfers can likewise get away from the group and make a beeline for the close-by Scarborough shoreline with its staggering perspectives and low levels of blockage. Enormous Bay amongst Melkbos and Bloubergstrand is well known with all levels of experience contingent upon the climate. On little days it is ideal for the tenderfoot and more appropriate for the middle of the road and progressed on greater wave days. For the exceptionally experienced surfers, there is Off The Wall in Mouille Point, Dunes close Noordhoek Beach and the Crayfish Factory close Kommetjie where surfers can get away from the group and experience some of Cape Town’s most elating waves. On the off chance that you have the strength of an officer, Dungeons is a major wave, tow-in spot close Hout Bay. Red Bull Big Wave Africa used to hold their yearly occasion here because of the tremendous waves the span of structures. In 2006, the record for the greatest wave ridden in Africa at the time was made at Dungeons with a tow-in surfer handling a gigantic 60 foot wave. This spot is certainly not for the timid and on the off chance that you are either unpracticed or esteem your life, a short climb up the mountainside gives the ideal area to an outing while at the same time watching thrill seekers through binoculars.

Snorkeling and Diving

Cape Town has an extensive variety of snorkeling and jumping destinations with delicate protected sounds for a quiet outing to profound seaward wrecks and reefs for the courageous and talented jumpers. Long Beach in Simon’s Town is a sand bottomed site with a couple of little wrecks and old mooring tackle giving manufactured reefs. This is an incredible preparing goal with a wide assortment of sea life to keep your jump fascinating. Windmill Beach is a standout amongst the most famous destinations among both snorkelers and jumpers. The secured shoreline passage and little protected straight gives a serene snorkel and the seaward reefs toward the East of the shoreline delivers a wide assortment of fish and spineless creatures for jumpers. On the off chance that you have a soul for enterprise, free plunging with Cow Sharks is an once in an existence time understanding. Shark Alley in the Castle Rock Marine Protected Area is extraordinary compared to other spots to plunge with these brilliant animals. Plunging is best done amid Winter and an allow is required. Cape Town is dabbed with wrecks and many give phenomenal plunging openings. One of them is the SS Clan Stuart, a 3500 ton British steamer that was destroyed in 1914 in Simon’s Town and lies in genuinely shallow water at 8m. This noteworthy wreck is a neighborhood most loved among jumpers as it gives open shore get to, is all around shielded from the South Westerly swell and gives a different and intriguing populace of reef creatures. Other mainstream locales incorporate Sunny Cove, the Quarry, Roman Rock, A Frame, Spaniard Rock, Outer Castle and Outer Castle. For the adrenalin addicts, you can confront the most fearsome and dreaded animal in the sea from the wellbeing of a metal enclosure. Encounter the magnificent Great White Shark with the many Shark Cage Dive administrators that work in False Bay which is home to this terrifying predator. You needn’t bother with any plunging background for this experience, only the boldness of a lion.

Outstation Trips From Bangalore

Bangalore is prevalently called as the garden city and the silicon city or the IT city of the nation. The opposite side of lodging more taught or upper-white collar class individuals in the city is about movement, blockage, and contamination. The most ideal path for you to unwind from your standard life is to go out of the city and appreciate the town side of the state. Karnataka is rich in green and a portion of the neighboring states are truly close-by to go in a limited capacity to focus time.

There are a lot of spots to observe amid the end of the week either by driving yourself or by orchestrating outstation taxicabs in Bangalore. Leasing outstation taxicabs with driver or guide in Bangalore is entirely simple and agreeable, as most the adjacent spots can be delighted in better with the assistance of a nearby guide cum driver.

A portion of the 3 prominent spots to visit in a day or two from Bangalore

1. Mysore

Mysore is around 120 KMS from Bangalore and a standard trip would not be over 3 hours in a taxicab. Mysore is such an adaptable area, which can be delighted in by any sort of person. There are more than 15 – 20 prevalent areas and spots to visit in and around Mysore. A portion of the famous spots to visit would be a royal residence, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills, Himada Gopalswamy betta et cetera…

2. Coorg

Coorg or customarily known Kodagu is situated in Western Ghats and known to be a well known place to visit amid summer. Kodagu is around 250 KMS far and takes around 5 hours to go by an outstation taxi from Bangalore. Coorg is a chilled put, where you get the opportunity to appreciate the new and chilled twist constantly and encompassed by a rich espresso ranch.

3. Mangalore

Mangalore is a waterfront region, where individuals travel the distance from Bangalore to appreciate the shoreline part of the state. Mangalore has a place with Karnataka, however the authority and the nearby dialect is Tulu. Mangalore culture is a blended culture of Kerala and Karnataka, which assumes a noteworthy part in adjusting the fish interest for the state.

What is a restricted Cab?

It’s really plain as day yet we will simply expand it for you. One Way Cab administrations are a standard thing inside urban communities. So one-way taxicab rides out of the urban communities work a similar way. You simply book your taxi, get to your goal and offer the taxicab farewell. Also, after that you’re all alone, yet without a large portion of the weariness of driving a genuine auto till your goal.

Bitter Melon as Diabetes Treatment

Bitter melon or Momordica Charantia is a vegetable which grows in tropical areas like East

Africa, Asia, South Africa, and the Caribbean. This vegetable is rich in iron, beta

carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other dietary fibers. In many countries, it is

also used as an herbal medicine due to its properties that help improve insulin production.

Clinical studies show that bitter melon increases the production of beta cells in the

pancreas which leads to improvement in the insulin production of the body. It is also

believed to be beneficial for the liver and can act as an anti-tumor agent. Because of its

health benefits, bitter melon is used by many as an alternative treatment for diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by the presence of high levels of blood glucose

and by the secretion of excess glucose in the urine. This ailment develops because of

relatively low levels of insulin which leads to irregular carbohydrate, protein, and fat

metabolism. Diabetic persons feel hungry and thirsty most of the time. In addition, these

people get easily tired physically and mentally. They may also suffer from constipation,

excessive itchiness around the genital area, and general weakness. Other body parts that

are affected by diabetes are the heart, kidney, eyes, blood vessels, and the nerves. In

addition to these health effects, diabetes is one of the major causes of erectile

dysfunction (ED) or impotence among men.
Diabetes causes impotence because it alters the body systems such as the circulatory,

nervous, and the endocrine system. The organs in these systems all work in harmony to let

blood flow into the penis so erection can take place. Higher levels of glucose caused by

diabetes damages the blood vessels and the nerves. Complications in the state of blood

vessels may hamper the flow of blood to the penis, hampering erection. In addition, a

number of medical studies show that diabetic persons are more likely to have low

testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible enhanced libido, energy,

and other reproductive health concerns. Men with type 1 diabetes are more likely to become

impotent once they reach 40 years of age.
Many health experts are recommending the use of alternative medicines like better melons

for diabetic management. Many studies show that bitter melon is able to reduce the blood

sugar levels in the body. Charantin, polypeptide P, and oleonolic acid glcosides are some

of the ingredients of bitter melon that are essential in diabetes treatment. Charantin

consists of mixtures of natural steroids which are shown to reduce blood sugar levels in

the body. Polypeptide P, contains alkaloids that can also promote healthy blood sugar

levels. Oleanolic acid glycosides, on the other hand, may prevent the retention of sugar

from the intestines. Improvements in these area leads to improved insulin levels in the

body
Diabetes can be treated with alternative medicine and adjustments in lifestyles. Many

health experts advice diabetic persons to include bitter melon in their diet to reduce

their intake of anti-diabetic drugs. This alternative healing method, however, should not

be regarded as a stand-alone treatment.

The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

Scientists say that we only use 10% of our minds. Think about what I just said. We use only 10% of our minds! We are wasting the other 90%. Think of it this way….what if we only used 10% of our salary? Could we survive on 10% of our salary? No way, unless your Bill Gates. What about eating only 10% of the food we make? Wouldn’t that be a waste of food? What if we slept only 10% of 8 hours or 80 minutes a day? Could we survive? What if we had only 10% of the oxygen that was available? Could we survive? The answer to all these questions is a resounding NO!

So why do we put up with using only 10% of our brain? Look at your life. Are you living the life you want….on your terms? Are you happy with what you’ve created or do you think it could be better? Chances are that you are living to only 10% of your abilities. What if you could make your life 100, 500, or 1,000% better? I can hear you now saying…”That’s impossible” or “that’s too hard to do.” If you did say that, you’re repeating the same pattern in your life, which is you are using only 10% of your brain or less.

If you’re happy with using just the 10% of your brain then stop reading now. If you’re not satisfied and want to be able to use the rest of it then keep reading. Think about the greatness you can achieve by using your entire mind. There have been a number of great teachers of using the mind, such as Napoleon Hill, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maxwell Maltz and many others. These men knew the secret to using the power of your mind and how to tap into it.

I’m here to tell you that you currently posses the most powerful tool in the Universe….your SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. Your subconscious mind knows everything. It has all the answers if you just use it correctly. It can lead you to a life of harmony, wealth, health, joy and success! This is possible with all aspects of your life.

It’s not your fault. You were never taught how to use your mind. The past is over and today can be a new start. It doesn’t matter what happened before today, what matters is what happens from today on. You must believe in your subconscious mind and know that it can allow you to lead a life of joy and success.

Let’s start off with a very simple procedure. Use your subconscious mind as an alarm clock. Before going to bed at night, tell it what time you want to get up. Let’s say you want to wake up at 7:00am. Before going to bed, tell your subconscious mind to “wake me up at 7:00am” and while saying this visualize a clock that reads 7:00.

The first step in changing your life is to start making impressions on your subconscious mind. You can so this by making affirmations as well as thinking certain thoughts. For example, let’s say you want to attract money in your life. You can simply repeat these words “I am wealth and success”. Repeat these words several times a day. It’s best to say them in the morning when you get up and right before you sleep. This is when your mind is in an alpha state. When saying them, make sure you really mean them and focus on the words. Don’t feel it’s a chore or else it will not do you any good. You can also say them while meditating.

This can work for anything. Make sure the affirmations are positive and not stating the negative. For example, if you want to quit smoking, don’t say “I don’t smoke”. Instead say “My lungs are pure and healthy and I am cigarette free.” “I am” are two of the most powerful words in the English language.

Also, it’s very important to think positively, don’t say to yourself, “I’m just never lucky” or “I’m just meant to be poor.” Think the opposite, “I am lucky” or “Things always work out to my favor” and I am wealthy and successful.” If you have trouble believing yourself when you say them then change them to become more believable. You can start small or say “I am becoming wealthy.”

If you need help with a problem or are in a situation where you have to make a tough decision and don’t know which is the best for you. Ask your subconscious mind for help. Let’s say you are contemplating two separate job offers and you are having trouble deciding between the two. Ask your subconscious mind for help by asking it. You may say something like “Infinite wisdom of my subconscious mind, I ask for your help in deciding what is best between these two job offers, I ask for your help and guidance in making a decision that is best for me.”

Be still and listen to your subconscious mind. Close your eyes if need be and do not force anything to come to you but just be still and listen. If the answer doesn’t come right away, that’s ok. It’s probably searching for the answer and it may take a little bit of time. But, I assure you, the answer will come…..maybe the next day or next week. You just need to be alert and have your antennas up. The answer may come from something outside of you, perhaps after you wake up. You may be clear in your thoughts on what to do. You may read or hear something that may enlighten you on what to do. You may receive your answer by running into a friend and he may say something that may help you decide. Just be patient and do not get frustrated and think too much about it. By doing so, you are delaying the answer form coming to you.

Constipation Remedy Using Potassium and Prunes

Potassium and prunes are a natural constipation remedy that you can quickly use to help you get constipation relief.

Potassium is needed in your colon walls to insure that peristaltic action occurs. Without potassium, colon walls are weak and unable to respond and contract properly when fecal matter needs to be move.

Potassium in your colon wall tissues brings in more oxygen, which is required for good cell function and elimination of toxins. In addition, potassium creates an alkaline environment inside and outside the cell, which help protect cell walls from bacteria, fungus, and other pathogens.

Potassium is a powerful source when it comes to cleaning, feeding and building your colon walls. Removing the thin layer of buildup – harden mucus, dried fecal matter, waste derby, heavy metals – against your colon wall can be accomplished by eating those foods that are high in potassium.

Excess buildup on your colon walls of fecal matter and toxins is a cause of continual constipation. This build up prevents your colon walls from functioning properly.

Potassium is necessary for reducing anxiety and depression. These conditions can affect peristaltic movements of your colon. Lack of it causes muscles and organs to sag and lack tone.

Potassium, also, draws water out of the body. So when potassium is in your colon it attracts water and pulls it into the fecal matter. This makes your fecal matter softer and easier to move along the colon.

To get more potassium into your diet make a constipation remedy drink by,

Pouring hot water over dried prunes and waiting 10 minutes. Then eat the prunes and drink the juice Do this on an empty stomach in the morning.

The high concentration of potassium and vitamin A, in prunes, stimulates enzymatic processes. These processes melt down fecal wall wastes and dissolve blockages. They also activate peristaltic action to move this waste out through your rectum.

The foods to eat that are high in potassium are:

Kale, cabbage, yellow tomatoes, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, cauliflower, alfalfa sprouts, goat milk, sesame seeds, wheat germ brewers yeast, flax seed, grapes, green peppers, pineapple, beets, potatoes with skin Blackstrap molasses

If you have any kidney disease, do not take potassium supplements unless directed by your doctor. If you are pregnant, take potassium only under a doctor’s direction.

If you are on any type of drugs, do not take potassium unless directed by your doctor.

When you have constipation it is best to take potassium supplement. Once you have your constipation eliminated back off on the potassium you are taking and depend on your potassium dose from the foods you eat.

My recommended Potassium dose is 1000 – 3000 mg each day taken with meals.

Miami Airport Car Rentals

Since long, Miami has been a best pick with regards to picking top occasion goals over the world. For everybody who wishes to take a pleasant get-away to Miami without getting into the bothers of driving and stopping limitations, the Car Rentals at Miami International Airport would be the best decision.

The best thing about these MIA airplane terminal rentals is that you don’t need to get stressed over making your appointments such a variety of days ahead of time. The reality of the matter is that propel appointments can simply spare you a considerable measure of time. Notwithstanding, if the outing has been chosen just in a limited capacity to focus time and you were not able make your auto rental booking, at that point you need to remember a couple of pointers when you achieve the air terminal.

You can pick your auto rental choices at the Miami International Airport’s Rental Car Center (RCC). This is the auto rental center point for the MIA. It is a huge building that has the office to hold up to 6500 vehicles. There are 16 auto rental organizations in the RCC and the building is found just a mile far from the airplane terminal.

To come to the RCC, you can hold up outside the entries of MIA and take the white transport stamped Rental Car Shuttle. This has been uncommonly masterminded to take the travelers from the Airport to the RCC. After you have achieved the Rental Car Center, you can without much of a stretch look at all the auto rental arrangements and pick the one that suits you best. It is impossible that you will experience any difficulty finding the RCC. In the event that you do confront any inconvenience, you can connect with the Airport staff who have been uncommonly prepared to be extremely useful.

The charges are quite often in view of the separation that you travel every day. A portion of the best auto rental organizations additionally offer hourly bundles to meet the opposition. Investigate all the auto rental organizations in the RCC and find the best of modest air terminal auto employ in Miami.

Aside from the exceptional bundles, there are some unique rebates offered for the seniors, understudies, educators, police, benefit, military, government and carrier staff. The sightseers can pick from an extensive variety of travel bargains offered by the MIA air terminal rentals.

Miami is an extremely excellent place and each visitor will locate the warm climate, the decent shorelines and energizing nightlife exceptionally appealing. Hold up, there is additionally an immense decision for family exercises in Miami.

Acid Reflux and Heartburn Natural Remedies

Here is a list of natural remedies that you can use when you have acid reflux or heartburn. No need to use antacids, which have unwanted side effects and contain aluminum, which has been associated with senility and Alzheimer’s disease.

Anise, peppermint, and lavender

Here’s a tea that you can make to help you with acid reflux or heartburn. It will help you reduce the amount of acid you have in your stomach. Mix together equal amounts of aniseed, peppermint and lavender. Make an infusion of this tea:

* boiling 2 ½ cup distilled water
* pour this water over a teaspoon of the herbal mixture
* let this tea sit for 3- 5 minutes
* strain the tea and add a little bit of honey if you like.
* place this tea in a thermos

Drink up to 8 oz in the morning and 8 oz in the evening to get relief of acid reflux.

Aniseed or anise – is a powerful herb that helps in digestive conditions and has many other benefits for your body. Use only the ash-colored anise called green anise, European anise or sweet anise. There are two other types of anise, star anise and caraway, which should not be used here.

Peppermint – is another powerful herb for stomach conditions or heartburn. It helps in digestion, stomach distension, cramps, ulcers, and gas.

Lavender – known for it scent has enormous healing activity for your body. Is also an excellent stomach aid. It is useful in reducing acid in the stomach.

Betain, Pepsin, and Papaya digestive enzymes

As you get older, your stomach weakens in its ability to produce hydrochloric acid to digest protein. It is undigested protein that leads to acid reflux or heartburn. Use digestive enzymes that contain Betain, pepsin, or HCl with each meal to make sure you digest all of your protein.

Papaya digestive enzymes, which contain papain, are also excellent for protein digestion and you can use them with each meal. Use 500mg or more of papaya enzymes per meal.

Pineapples

Pineapples are a store house of enzymes and contain bromelain, an enzymes that reduces protein. Pineapples support digestion, reduce inflammation, and supports wound healing. The fresh juice has a high level of enzymes that will help you stop your acid reflux.

You can also buy bromelain as tablet and take 200 – 500mg per meal.

Chicory Root

Chicory comes from a family of bitter herbs that contain endive and escarole. Boil 1 ½ cup of chicory root for 5 – 10 minutes. After it colds to room temperature, drink this tea to correct acid reflux or heartburn.

Adding these herbs to your salad will also have benefits in preventing acid reflux. Eating those foods that are alkaline is the best way to avoid acid reflux and heartburn.

Using the remedies listed here will give relief from your acid reflux. But more importantly add a salad to your diet everyday and you will have less acid reflux in your life.