How does one get vaginal yeast infections?
Yeast infections such as Candida, Monilia, or fungus infections are
considered to be the most common type of vaginal infections. They result
from the overgrowth of fungus, which is normally present in harmless amounts
in the vagina, the digestive tract and the mouth.
There are many other factors that may trigger the growth of microflora and
result in vaginal yeast infections.
Here are some of them:
Taking hormones, including birth control pills;
Taking antibiotics, especially "broad-spectrum" ones, which can suppress the
growth of protective micro-organisms and lead to overgrowth of fungus;
Hormonal changes that come with pregnancy or even before monthly periods;
Elevated level of blood sugar such as that found in uncontrolled diabetes;
Using perfumed tampons or sanitary pads;
Are there any other ways to treat fibroids and cysts, besides the surgical
There are quite a few methods to treat fibroids nowadays, hormonal therapy
and phytotherapy among them. It is a surgeon or gynaecologist who will be
able to decide as to which method should be applied to treat the patient in
a particular case. The choice of treatment depends on many different factors
If fibroids are small, harmless and painless or not causing any problems a
doctor will wait and watch for any changes and may suggest waiting for
menopause, since fibroids often shrink or disappear after that time. If you
have problems during this "waiting" period (e.G., too much pain, too much
bleeding, your abdomen gets too big, or you have gastrointestinal problems),
you may decide that you do not want to wait for menopause, but instead
choose to have something done to treat your fibroids.
Hormonal medication is another non-surgical method of treatment for fibroids
One group called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist blocks the
production of estrogen by the ovaries. It shrinks fibroids in some cases,
but is not a cure. The fibroids return promptly when the medicine is stopped
Shrinking the fibroids might allow a minor surgery to be done instead of a
Thursday, August 31, 2006
How does one get vaginal yeast infections?
Sunday, August 27, 2006
The bride tells her husband, "Honey, you know I'm a virgin and I don't
Know anything about sex.
Can you explain it to me first?"
"OK, Sweetheart. Putting it simply, we will call your private place 'the
Prison and call my private thing 'the prisoner'. So what we do is: put
The prisoner in the prison.
And then they made love for the first time.
Afterwards, the guy is lying face up on the bed, smiling with
Nudging him, his bride giggles, "Honey the prisoner seems to have
Turning on his side, he smiles. "Then we will have to re-imprison him."
After the second time they spent, the guy reaches for his cigarettes but
The girl, thoroughly enjoying the new experience of making love, gives
Him a suggestive smile, "Honey, the prisoner is out again!"
The man rises to the occasion, but with the unsteady legs of a recently
Afterwards, he lays back on the bed, totally exhausted.
She nudges him and says, "Honey, the prisoner escaped again."
Limply turning his head, He YELLS at her, "Hey, its not a life sentence,
Saturday, August 26, 2006
HE: I'm a photographer.I've been looking for a face like yours!
SHE: I'm a plastic surgeon.I've been looking for a face like yours!!
HE: Hi! Didn't we go on a date once? Or was it twice?
SHE: Must've been once.I never make the same mistake twice!!
HE: May I have the pleasure of this dance?
SHE: No, I'd like to have some pleasure too!!
HE:How did you get to be so beautiful?
SHE: I must've been given your share!!
HE: Is it hot in here or is it just you?
HE: I'd go to the ends of the world for you!
SHE: Okay, but would you stay there?
HE: Will you come out with me this Saturday?
SHE: Sorry! I'm having a headache this weekend!!
HE: Go on, don't be shy.Ask me out!
SHE: Okay, get out!!
HE: I think I could make you very happy
SHE: How, are you leaving?
HE: What would you say if I asked U to marry me?
SHE: Nothing. I can't ! Talk and laugh at the same time!!
HE: Can I have your name?
SHE: Why, don't you already have one?
Friday, August 25, 2006
A husband and wife are traveling by car from Key West to Boston. After
almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too tired to continue, and
they decide to stop for a rest. They stop at a nice hotel and take a room,
but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on
When they checked out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for
$350. The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high.
He tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't
worth $350. When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man
insists on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the hotel
has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available
for the husband and wife to use.
"But we didn't use them", the man complains.
"Well, they are here, and you could have," explains the Manager. He goes on
to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is
"The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here,"
the Manager says.
"But we didn't go to any of those shows," complains the man again.
"Well, we have them, and you could have", the Manager replies.
No matter what facility the Manager mentions, the man replies, "But we didn
t use it!"
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay.
He writes a check and gives it to the Manager. The Manager is surprised when
he looks at the check.
"But sir," he says, "this check is only made out for $50."
"That's right," says the man. "I charged you $300 for sleeping with my wife.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.
"Well," the man replies, "she was here, and you could have."
Friendship is Golden
Many people will walk in and out of your life.
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To handle
yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is
your fault. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small
minds discuss people. He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a
friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all. Beautiful young people are accidents of
"but beautiful old people are works of art. Learn from the mistakes of
others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. Friends, you
and me .... You brought another friend ...............And then there were 3
.... We started our group .... Our circle of friends .... There is no
beginning or end ....Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a
A Friend is. . .
A friend is someone who knows the song
In your heart and can sing it back
To you when you have forgotten the words.
A good exercise for
The heart is to
Bend down and help
Friends are like four
Hard to find, lucky to have.
If all my friends jumped
Off a cliff,
I wouldn't jump with them.
I would be at the bottom
To catch them.
Thanks for being my friend!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to
concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,
the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"
Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day..
30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because
we have to repeat everything to men...
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and
so beautiful all at the same time." The wife responded, "Allow me to explain
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid
so I would be attracted to you!
Husband and wife were in the midst of a violent quarrel, and hubby was
losing his temper. "Be careful," he said to his wife. "You will bring out
the animal in me."
"So what?" his wife shot back. "Who is afraid of a mouse?".
They say that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love;
after marriage it is self-defense
What is the difference between a woman and a magnet? Magnets have a positive
It's funny when people discuss LOVE MARRIAGE vs ARRANGED.
It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered
A person who surrenders when he's WRONG, is HONEST.
A person who SURRENDERS when not SURE, is WISE..
A person who surrenders even if he's RIGHT, is a HUSBAND.!
Monday, August 21, 2006
If the mind is kept cool and calm at all times, you will have wonderful
health, strength and vitality.
Let any disease remain in your body. Do not bother too much. Develop the
powers of endurance and resistance. Strengthen your body, mind and nerves.
Take plenty of open-air exercises, substantial nutritious food, medicated
oil bath and plenty of rest.
Be moderate in food, drink and enjoyments. Lead a spiritual life. All
diseases will leave your body by themselves.
Do not go to the doctors very often unless emergency. Endeavour to qualify
yourself as your own doctor. Understand the laws of nature and the
principles of hygiene and health.
Bask in the sun. Expose your body to the rays of the sun for a short time
daily. This is heliotherapy or sun-treatment. Sun is the source of energy
and power. You will derive energy and power from the sun.
Soak 12 almonds at night. Remove the skin and take the almonds with some
sugarcandy in the early morning. Or you can make a refreshing beverage by
grinding these almonds with a little black pepper and sugarcandy. This is a
fine, cooling and strength-giving tonic.
Rest in bed is necessary. Adjust your diet. Take simple, wholesome, easily
digestible, bland and non-irritating food. Give up hot, pungent curries,
chutneys and chilliest.
If you can fast for a whole day, it is all the better. Fasting eliminates
poisons and overhauls the system thoroughly. You can take sago and milk
barley water and fruits like sweet oranges, grapes, etc.
Observe Brahmacharya. Get up at 4 a.m. And practice Japa of 'Hari Om' or any
other Mantra and also meditation for one hour. The Name of the Lord is the
best medicine or tonic in the world.
You should have intense faith in the power of the Names of the Lord.
Incurable diseases are cured by Japa or singing Hari's Name.
Meditation creates new, healthy vibrations in all the cells of the body and
removes any kind of disease. All the tissues are bathed in the nectar that
flows during meditation. All germs that cause diseases are destroyed.
Resort to Nature Cure and Yogic Chikitsa. Practise regularly Pranayama,
breathing exercises, Asanas, concentration and meditation. This is the ideal
Saturday, August 19, 2006
A blonde goes for a job interview in an office. The interviewer starts with
the basics. "So, miss, can you tell us your age, please?"
The blonde counts carefully on her fingers for about 30 seconds before
replying "Ehhhh... 22!"
The interviewer tries another straightforward one to break the ice. "And can
you tell us your
The young lady stands up and produces a measuring tape from her handbag. She
then traps one end under her foot and extends the tape to the top of her
head. She checks the measurement and announces "Five foot two!"
This isn't looking good so the interviewer goes for the real basics. "And,
ehh, just to confirm for our records, your name please?"
The blonde bobs her head from side to side for about twenty seconds,
mouthing something silently to herself, before replying "Mandy!"
The interviewer is completely baffled at this stage, so he asks "Just out of
curiosity, miss. We can understand your counting on your fingers to work out
your age, and the measuring tape for your height is obvious, but what were
you doing when we asked you your name?"
"Ohh, that!", replies the blonde, "I was just running through 'Happy
birthday to you, happy birthday to you...'"
Friday, August 18, 2006
1. Your children know how to read HTML code but can't operate a vacuum
2. Your children tell you that you said "yes" and you don't even remember
3. You go to the grocery store and find yourself having a good time.
4. Your husband asks how your day went and you rate it on a scale of 1-10
repeats of "stop that!" or "no!"
5. You can't remember the last time you didn't have to share your drink.
6. You mistakenly tell the kids it's "sanity" time when you meant to say
7. The laundry seems to have taken on an evil nature and you begin
To feel that it's out to get you.
8. You dread hearing the phone ring because it's a sure sign there's about
to be trouble amongst the children.
9. It's finally your turn on the computer and "Touched by an Angel" is just
10. You go to sleep with "I'm bored" or " I'm hungry" still ringing in your
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
This is funny.....
To all ladies who have passed the 30s mark..... YOU WILL LOVE THIS.....
For women over 30 here is a piece written by Andy Rooney - CBS 60
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all.
Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask,
"What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
If a woman over 30 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit
Around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's
usually something more interesting.
A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is,
What she is, what she wants and from whom.
Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about
her Or what she's doing.
Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with
you At the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of
course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they
think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what
it's like to be unappreciated.
A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women
friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best
friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women.
A woman over 30 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends
because she knows her friends won't betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to
a woman over 30. They always know.
A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick.
This is not true of younger women or drag queens.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than
her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if
you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to
wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately
it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman
30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of
himself with some 22-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Pregnancy Risk Factors that Every Pregnant Woman Should be Aware of
Pregnancy Risk Factors that Every Pregnant Woman Should be Aware of.......
Many factors affect the development of a fetus into a healthy child, some
which are beyond your control and others that are within your control. Here
are the most common pregnancy risk factors that can be controlled or
Exercise - Moderate exercise is helpful as it improves the mother's mental
state and can increase oxygen flow to the fetus. However, over-exertion can
be dangerous. Most experts recommend reducing your exercise intensity during
pregnancy. Activities like walking, swimming, and yoga are popular for
Prenatal Care - Regular doctor visits are important to your baby's
development. The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Some side
effects may be completely normal, whereas other may not. Regular monitoring
by a professional will help ensure that your baby will be born healthy.
Exposure to chemicals - During pregnancy, reduce exposure to unnatural
chemicals, particularly pesticides in food. Many people now eat organic
produce, which is grown without chemicals. The simplest precaution to take
before consuming vegetables or fruits is to wash them thoroughly. Also,
removing the outer surface of vegetables can be helpful since most
pesticides will rest on the outside of the vegetable or fruit.
Smoking - Smoking is not only bad for you, but bad for your baby as well.
Smoking during pregnancy reduces the amount of oxygen that the baby receives
and increases the risk of miscarriage, bleeding, and morning sickness.
Chemicals inhaled while smoking may lead to other health problems with the
baby. Reduced birth weight, premature birth, increased risk of SIDS, and
stillbirth are other possible consequences. Pregnant women should also avoid
second hand smoke.
Alcohol - Drinking can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, including symptoms like
low birth weight, medical problems, and behavior abnormalities. As soon as
you know you are pregnant, stop drinking. For more detailed information on
problems that can be caused by alcohol,
Caffeine - There are many conflicting studies about caffeine and pregnancy
and some believe that caffeine is not as harmful as it was once thought to
be. Nevertheless, the FDA warns against caffeine consumption during
pregnancy and suggests quitting or reducing consumption at the very least.
Caffeine has been shown to affect fetal heart rates and awake time (fetuses
grow when sleeping). Decaffeinated coffee can also be harmful since
producers often add additional chemicals to remove the caffeine. Caffeine
can also increase risk of stretch marks. Suddenly quitting coffee intake can
cause headaches; so most experts recommend gradually reducing the amount
Drugs and Herbal Remedies - Always be careful about drugs or herbal remedies
that are not prescribed by a doctor. These substances may affect the
development of your unborn child.
Nutrition - Good nutrition is crucial to a developing child, particularly
getting enough folic acid. Lack of folic acid can cause birth defects. At
least 400-1000 micrograms of this B vitamin is suggested (about ten times
more if you've already had a child with neural tube birth defects) starting
one month before pregnant and throughout the entire pregnancy. Leafy
vegetables, orange juice, and beans are some natural sources of folic acid.
Many stores sell vitamins with folic acid.
Other factors - Many other factors can affect fetal development, including
heart disease, the mother's age (before 15 years and after 35 years is
riskier), asthma, excessive stress or depression, diseases, and bleeding.
Consult your physician if you are affected by any of these conditions.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
"hydrogen peroxide can cause cellulitis which is an infection that causes
the ifected area to swell and cause great discomfort. If untreated it can
I suggest that for any of you deciding to go in for the Peroxide treatment
to kindly do it only under medical supervision of your family physician ..
New methods that are effective should always be encouraged but one shouldn't
disregard even basic safeguards while doing it ..
Here's todays post ...
Psoriasis and Immune System Disorder
Jerry G. Scott R.N.C.
Author of Psoriasis: The Real Way Out
The small intestine serves as both a digestive/absorptive organ and a
barrier to the uptake into the blood of toxic compounds as well as large,
incompletely digested food molecules. Various factors, including improper
diet, can disrupt the structure and regulatory function of this barrier,
resulting in intestinal hyper-permeability or "leaky gut."
The intestines contain numerous pathogenic microbial species and antigens,
as well as food antigens that can elicit immune system reactions. Studies
have shown that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) disrupt the
intestinal barrier function causing excessive permeability. Conceivably,
increased permeability exacerbates the disease process among arthritis
sufferers and others who take
NSAIDs on a regular basis.
When large food particles and microbial pathogens are able to bypass the
intestinal protective barrier, inflammatory immune responses occur in the
bloodstream. The kidneys, liver, and skin must labor overtime to compensate
for the resulting increased toxic load.
Hyper-permeability of the intestinal mucosal barrier encourages inflammation
which is a natural, reactive immune response designed to counter the
invasion of foreign molecules into the bloodstream. Clearly, this has
important implications for sufferers of chronic inflammatory diseases such
The inflammatory immune response to an invasive challenge can take place in
any tissue. Overactivity in the skin-layers of specialized white blood cells
(called T-cells) catalyzes an abnormal increase in the production of skin
cells. Thus, when T-cells travel to the site of a psoriasis lesion and
populate it, rapid proliferation of the skin cells and inflammation occurs.
With this in mind, pharmaceutical researchers are now developing drugs that
reduce T-cell function, resulting, in turn, in down-regulation of skin cell
production. While this may improve psoriasis symptoms in the short-term, it
will also negatively impact the immune system as T-cells are front-line
troops of the body’s defense mechanism.
A more judicious approach to curtailing abnormal T-cell proliferation in
psoriasis involves a concerted effort to heal the intestinal lining, thus
reducing the leaky gut activity that sends the immune system into overdrive.
Essentially, said drugs act through suppression of the immune system. While
they may reduce the discomfort of psoriasis symptoms, they do nothing to
address one of their root causes: intestinal hyper-permeability. Invariably,
unresolved intestinal hyperpermeability
Will worsen, and diverse disorders (such as psoriasis) that it
Contributes to will ultimately become more virulent and difficult to treat.
A safer, more rational way to deal with this whole matter is explained in my
For more information, visit: www.psoriasisUSA.com.
And another interesting tidbit here ...
Can you guess what medicinal herb has been used to treat headaches, lung
diseases, epilepsy, internal bleeding, nervous conditions and tumors?
I'll give you a hint: The ancient druids of Europe called it "all heal."
Need another hint? Okay: If you stand under a sprig of it at Christmastime,
you just might get a smooch.
Now you've got it. The mistletoe kissing tradition is a tame version of
pagan rituals in which special altars were festooned with mistletoe. And let
s just say that a lot more than kissing went on at those altars. But when
the party was over, pagan healers put this botanical to use in a variety of
Those ancient healers are long gone, but some practitioners still use
mistletoe extract, even as a somewhat controversial cancer treatment.
In the early 20th century, a naturalist named Rudolf Steiner developed
extracts of mistletoe for injection, paving the way for studies that
explored the use of mistletoe in the treatment of cancer. Over the years,
some of those studies have demonstrated that mistletoe may kill various
types of cancer cells while also stimulating the immune system.
Injectable forms of mistletoe are currently illegal in the U.S. (pending FDA
approval), but European doctors have been using the botanical for some time
now. Most notably, mistletoe appears to improve cancer survival rates while
easing the harsh side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. A National
Institutes of Health study is currently underway to test the effectiveness
and safety of mistletoe injections when given with chemotherapy.
All of the healing benefits of mistletoe come from varieties of the plant
grown in northern Europe, Korea and China. Those sprigs hung over doorways
at this time of year are almost certainly the American species of mistletoe,
which has far less medicinal potency. And while some U.S. Naturopathic
doctors and herbalists use mistletoe extracts to stimulate insulin
production and improve blood sugar levels for diabetics, this botanical can
be quite toxic, so it should only be used under the care of a knowledgeable
But it's still quite safe for coaxing a holiday kiss.
Monday, August 07, 2006
In spite of challenges, cling to what is luminous in yourself, in others,
and in life itself, never forsaking your belief in what is right. When
events seem foreboding, or people seem oppressive, remember the good that
has been and is yet to be. Holding to this idea is to cling to the power of
the light, the force which enables inner darkness to be illuminated.
Author - Anonymous
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
"Hi honey, this is Daddy, Is Mommy near the phone?"
"No Daddy, She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul "
After a brief pause, Daddy says, "But honey, you haven't got an Uncle Paul"
"Oh yes I do, and he's upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now"
"Uh, okay then, ...this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on
the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door, and shout to Mommy
that Daddy's car just pulled into the driveway"
"Okay Daddy, just a minute"
A few minutes later the little girl comes back to the phone.
"I did it Daddy"
"And what happened honey?" he asked.
"Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran
around screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser
and now she isn't moving at all!"
"Oh my God!!! What about your Uncle Paul ?"
"He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on too. He was all scared and he
jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool. But I guess he
didn't know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the
bottom of the pool and I think he's dead!"
Then Daddy says, "Swimming pool??"... Is this 486 -5731??
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Sweet thoughts of you
On this lovely day
Wishing and hoping
Things go your way
May there be sunshine
After the the rain
And lots of happiness
Time and time again
May you be blessed
Today and tomorrow
May joy spring up
I! N times of sorrow
Thinking Of You!