Kava-Kava (Piper Methysticum)


Kava-Kava (Piper Methysticum) Kava-kava (most people just call it kava) is an herb with an exotic history. For centuries it has been used in the islands of the South Pacific. The root of this herb is made into a bitter, mouth-numbing beverage that people drink at social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and as a way to welcome important guests. (Even Pope John Paul II sampled kava on a visit to Fiji.) In the cultures of the South Pacific, kava has long been used to promote relaxation, as well as ...

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Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)


Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Chaste tree is a small shrub that produces berries that have a peppery taste. Since the days of ancient Greece, people have dried and used these berries as medicine to treat health problems related to menstruation. According to folklore, chaste tree (also known as chasteberry) got its common name centuries ago because it helped keep people ‘chaste’

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Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)


Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Peppermint is a fragrant herb that grows wild throughout Europe and North America. If you’ve ever grown peppermint in your garden, you know that it has a tendency to spread and take over. People often confuse peppermint with spearmint, a similar plant that is widely used for its refreshing flavor. But what sets peppermint apart are its unique healing ingredients

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Std / Hiv


Std / Hiv Sexually Transmitted Diseases are ailments caused by various kinds of sexual conducts. This may include Vaginal intercourse, Oral sex, kissing of the genitals etc. These diseases may occur due to improper physical hygiene. Though each STD is unique, many share similar symptoms. They can be painful, irritating, debilitating or, if untreated, fatal. Others may have few identifiable symptoms, and the victims may be unaware that they are infected. Many infected persons resist seeking treatment for their STDs because of ignorance or guilt.

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AIDS/HIV


AIDS/HIV Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immuno Virus. It is important to distinguish between the two. HIV is the virus that ultimately causes AIDS. AIDS is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms associated with HIV infection. People infected with HIV may have no symptoms for up to ten years. During this time, they are capable of infecting anyone they have sex with or donate blood to. Initial symptoms of HIV infection include inexplicable ...

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Gonorrhea


Gonorrhea Yellowish discharge from the penis. Painful, frequent urination. Symptoms develop from two to thirty days after infection. Later stages of the infection may move into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis, causing severe pain and fever. Rare cases can lead to septic arthritis. Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to sterility. Under half of women with gonorrhea show no symptoms, or symptoms so mild they are commonly ignored. Early symptoms ...

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Syphilis


Syphilis Initial Stage: A chancre sore develops at the site of infection from two to four weeks after infection has occurred. The chancre is painless . The chancre starts as a dull red spot, turns into a pimple, which ulcerates, forming a round or oval sore with a red rim. The sore heals in 3-6 weeks - however, the infection is still present. The chancre is usually found on the genitals or anus, but can appear on any part of the skin. One week to six months after the chancre heals ...

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Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus


Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus Most of the people infected with HPV do not show any symptoms. When symptoms are present, they are small, visible warts appearing at the tip of the penis or at the opening of vagina. In women, HPV also causes cervical lesions. Warts can occur anywhere on the shaft of penis or the scrotum in men, and anywhere around the labial area or inside the vagina in women. In women, an abnormal Pap smear may indicate cervical lesions, but a coloscopy ...

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Genital Herpes, HSV


Genital Herpes, HSV Herpes Simplex Virus I and Herpes Simplex Virus II. HSV-I is most often associated with cold sores or fever blisters about the mouth and lips, while HSV-II is associated with sores around the gential area. Herpes is marked by clusters of small, painful blisters on the genitals. After a few days, the blisters burst, leaving small ulcers. In men, the blisters usually appear on the penis, but can appear in the urethra or rectum. In women, they usually ...

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Crabs, Pubic Lice


Crabs, Pubic Lice Pubic lice are just that, lice that has infested your public hair. The most common symptom is intense itching, usually felt mostly at night. Some victims have no symptoms, others may develop an allergic rash. Various shampoos and lotions exist to kill lice, but the best solution is simply to shave off the pubic and hair and shower vigorously afterwards. Nominally through sexual contact, however they may be picked up through use of sheets, towels or ...

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Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU)


Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU) Chlamydia trachomatous, T. mycoplasma, ureaplasma urealyticum, mycolasma hominis. An estimated quarter of cases are allergic reactions to latex or spermicide. Similar to gonorrhea but usually milder. Urethral discharge is generally thin and clear. Planned Parenthood estimates that half of the women with one of these diseases doesn’t know it. NSU/NGU in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and sterility. Penicillin is generally not effective ...

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Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B Most of those who get hepatitis B will suffer from an inflammation of the liver, called acute hepatitis. Many people with hepatitis B mistake the symptoms for other illnesses, such as the flu, while others are more seriously affected and may miss school or work for months. Other common symptoms include skin rashes and arthritis, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, malaise, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). There is no cure for hepatitis B...

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Ayurveda


Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, body is composed of three fundamental elements called doshas, dhatus, malas. The doshas governs the physciologcal activities of the body, while the dhatus enter into the formation of a basic structure of a body cell, thereby performing some specific actions. The malas are substances which are partly utilised in the body and partly excreted in a modified form after serving their physiological functions. These three elements are ...

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Homoeopathy


Homoeopathy The basis of homoeopathy is a basic natural principle. In Latin this principle is stated as similia similibus curentur (’Let likes be treated by likes’) first propounded by Hippocrates. That is to say, that to cure any disease a drug must be found which is capable of producing similar symptoms when tested on healthy humans. Or in other words, a drug can only cure that which it can produce. The common person understands ...

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Unani


Unani Arz is actually the ase aftermath which follows once the disease has struck which does not determine the exact cause of the disease as an alamat can-in diarrhoea , for example, dehydration is a major after-effect. Sometimes, repercussions of one disease cause another disease. If the body breaks into a fever due to an infection, the arz which is the fever becomes the disease and causes another arz which is bodyache. Thus, a chain forms between sabab, marz and arz.

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Body Building


Body Building In general, people who want to build muscle will want to strive for fitness level 3. While those who want to firm up/tone should stick with fitness levels 1 or 2. After you select a level, you will notice that within each is a strength component, an aerobic component and a flexibility component. In order to see results, you must do some type of aerobic activity to decrease body fat and you should also stretch the muscles before and after strength training ....

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Body Building 1


Body Building 1 Individuals at Fitness Level 1 have not regularly participated in a strength training program and should begin slowly. The following is only a guideline, you should consult your physician prior to beginning any new exercise program! If you are not familiar with resistance work and have purchased hand weights, tubing, bands etc... purchase a video that shows the proper technique and form to use - NEVER try an exercise without knowing the correct way to perform it.

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Body Building 2


Body Building 2 Individuals at Fitness Level 2 have experience with resistance training, but would like more results than they are currently getting. A few things to note prior to beginning a new program include: 1 Determining the correct resistance level: In general, use enough resistance to fatigue your muscles when you have completed the appropriate number of repetitions within a set. If you cannot complete all the repetitions within a set, decrease the amount of resistance.

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Body Building 3


Body Building 3 Individuals at Fitness Level 3 have a lot of experience with resistance training, but would like more results than they are currently getting. A few things to note prior to beginning a new program include: 1) Determining the correct resistance level: In general, use enough resistance to fatigue your muscles when you have completed the appropriate number of repetitions within a set. If you cannot complete all the repetitions within a set, decrease the amount of resistance.

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Aerobics


Aerobics Using the same large muscle group, rhythmically, for a period of 15 to 20 minutes or longer while maintaining 60-80% of your maximum heart rate. Think of aerobic activity as being long in duration yet low in intensity. Aerobic activities include: walking, biking, jogging, swimming, aerobic classes and cross-country skiing. Anaerobic activity is short in duration and high in intensity. Anaerobic activities include: racquetball, downhill skiing, ....

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