Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hydrogen Peroxide for a cold

When i got a cold a few weeks ago a friend of mine was telling me to use hydrogen peroxide in my ears, i thought it was dangerous so of course didnt use it, my friend got a cold and his was gone much quicker than mine was.

I thought i would search on the net to check if this is a real treatment and can be it dangerous to use. I was reading and found it can be dangerous to use.

What i found was all very interesting people saying use it as a mouth wash, to get rid of skin infections or to use as a douche to prevent yeast infections, to me that sounds quite silly

Reading further on i did find information to say yes you can use it in your ears but you need to use the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide anything stronger than that will harm you. If you have had problems with your ears before hand like a ruptured ear drums you should not use it.

The way to use it is  
  • Get a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (3%) from your local pharmacy or supermarket
  • Tilt your head to one side and fill one ear canal with hydrogen peroxide using an eye dropper. Fill the ear canal completely. 
  • Within one to two minutes you will notice bubbling in the ear. This indicates that the peroxide has found something that should not be there. Let the peroxide stay in the ear until it stops bubbling. If the bubbling has not stopped after five minutes, drain out the peroxide and refill the ear with fresh peroxide. When the bubbling has stopped, drain out the ear.
It does say that its important to perform this procedure at the earliest signal of cold onset. 
I should say as im not a doctor you should consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before using this remedy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Having a whinge

I dont talk to much about myself of this blog just what usually interests me, but something has really annoyed me and i thought i would write on here instead of keeping it inside, sure i can talk to my friends about it but still the anger stays there.

I have an illness that makes it hard for me to hold down a job which means i get money from the government, i had to have an assessment and it seems they want to try stopping me from getting this money as not all information was given. 

Im a quiet sort of person and dont go around whinging and bitching about how life sucks i get on with life and live it the best i can, but it seems by staying quiet and not whinging is the wrong thing to do, i now have to go and speak to other people and basically start crying to make them to feel sorry for me so i can continue to get help from the government and which also will not help what is wrong with me.

What pisses me off is that i see other people who get money from the government who could if they wanted to go and get a job but have been told that they dont need to cause of their illness's, the illness i have i didnt bring on myself it seems i got it at the wrong time as they didnt know how to fix it, if i had got it within the last 5 years i probably wouldnt have the problem i have and if i could change it i would love to get rid of it.

I should say when i first got it i went to many doctors and had that many tests that it took 2 years i felt like a guinea pig having tests done every 2-4 weeks and it was only by accident that they worked out what it was, which of course it had done damage, from there i didnt give up i still tried to find ways to get help and fix my problem but every specialist/doctor i spoke to didnt know how to help me this went on for another 5-6 years, now it is a slight problem which i fight each day, im not sure what else im supposed to do but fight it and stay strong which brings me back to my first point it seems i supposed to not be strong and live life forever crying, complaining and give in by killing myself which you dont need worry about i will never do it cause thats the easy way out.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Walnut Pastry Crust

As a diabetic eating pastry is a pretty big no no, sure you can have it occasionally but not something you can eat each day, i found this recipe for a Walnut Pastry Crust which i found on the net.

For a person with type 2 diabetes Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which include reducing inflammation and providing a level of protection from chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Often people with diabetes have high triglycerides and low HDL levels. 
Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower triglycerides and raise HDL, so eating walnuts or foods high in omega-3s may help people with diabetes.

A quarter cup of walnuts provides about 165 calories, 3.8 grams of protein, 3.4 grams of carbohydrate, 16 grams of fat, and 1.7 grams of fiber. Walnuts are also good sources of copper, manganese, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6. 

The recipe is pretty easy as you can see

Walnut Pastry 

1 cup walnuts, 
1/4 to 1/2 c parmesan cheese -- shredded or the canned powder. 

Add walnuts and parmesan cheese into a food processor
Process till smooth 
Press together in the bottom of pan and pour filling over.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Why we Shiver when we cold

For the second time this year i have a cold, this one dosent leave you with a dripping nose or what you normally consider as a cold, it leaves you with a dry cough almost like you have the flu, i have to check how i am typing this as my brain is not functioning to well for now, its very sluggish and uncoordinated

One thing i wondered though was why we shiver when we are cold and this is why...

Simple explanation
The hypothalamus, a part of the brain senses the the temperature of the blood and compares it with a setpoint of what it should be, by shivering the movement of the muscles is converted to heat

More in-depth explanation
The hypothalamus, a part of the brain just above the pituitary gland, contains the body's thermostat.It senses the temperature of the blood and compares it with a setpoint — the desired temperature. 
If the actual temperature differs from the setpoint, it tries to adjust the temperature. This is similar to what a thermostat in your house or car does. However, it can't just turn on the furnace or the air conditioner.
Instead, it sends out signals that cause us to sweat if we are too hot or to shiver if we are too cold. (Sweating cools the body as the sweat evaporates; shivering warms the body, because much of the energy used by shivering muscles is converted to heat.).  In addition, it causes us to feel uncomfortable, which prompts us to seek out a source of heat or cold. For example, if your body temperature is too low, you'll look for a warmer place or some blankets, sweating you'll look for a cooler spot or reduce your exercise level (since exercise generates heat). 

If you want to know more i got the information from this page