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Unusual Signs of Dehydration

As you know dehydration occurs when you body is lacking in water and other fluids to function in a healthy way. Dehydration can lead to blood clots, seizures and other complications also effects mood and of course energy. That is why it is essential that you keep your body hydrated.

Here are six surprising indicators that you might be dehydrated.

  1. Bad breath. Saliva has antibacterial properties in it, but dehydration can prevent your body from making enough saliva.“If you’re not producing enough saliva in the mouth, you can get bacteria overgrowth and one of the side reactions of that is bad breath from chronic dehydration,” says John Higgins, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, and chief of cardiology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.
  2. Dry skin – Dehydration can cause dizziness not allowing enough blood volume so you are inclined to get dry skin. Flushing of the skin is usually because dry skin is not evaporating as well as it should. Dehydration can also exist even if the climate is cooler, it is milder but proper hydration is necessary .
  3. Muscle cramps – When you overheat it can cause muscle cramps if you are dehydrated as the muscles work harder and they seize up for the heat.
  4. Fever and chills – Dehydration can also cause symptoms of fever or chills. Fever can be dangerous so if the fever rises over 101 F be sure to seek medical advise.
  5. Food cravings, especially for sweets – This can also be a sign of dehydration. Mistaking a craving that you are hungry but in fact you are dehydrated.  The liver which use water to release some glycogens and other components of your energy stores, so you can actually get cravings for food especially something sweet or salty snacks as your body is experiencing difficulty with glycogen production.Instead of  those sorts of snacks go for high water content food such as fruit, and vegetables, that will help you stay hydrated. Watermelon is a good example.
  6. Headaches – Hydration is very important to keep the fluid sack that keeps your brain from injuring itself on the skull. As depletion of fluid can cause the brain to push up against parts of the skull and causing headaches. This can be quite debilitating so you need to be assured that Hydration is essential to complete healthy conditions.
  7. Yellow Urine – Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal.

Ionized water is one of the best ways to keep your body hydrated and alkaline. This is where I will introduce you to that complete water system of Kangen Water.

If you go to LIFECHANGING-WATER.COM. You will be able to find out all the information on this ionizing machine plus a free eBook on the subject.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

 

 

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Things Your Mouth tells you about your Health

 

 

 

 

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1.SHARP TOOTH PAIN – sharp pain in your teeth when you bite down or chew is reason to see your dentist immediately, as it could indicate dental decay or a cavity. For throbbing, aching pain, he says to wait three days if it still is a problem go see the dentist. 

            An ache that’s located in your top teeth may signal a sinus infection  as the sinuses are located just above the upper roots of your upper teeth. A dentist should be able to tell if your sinuses are infected with an x-ray, and a decongestant should help the pain ease. Source – Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe

2. BLEEDING GUMS –  It is not normal for your gums to bleed. If your gums bleed during brushing or flossing it could mean you have periodontal (gum) disease. Make a trip to your dentist as soon as possible for a thorough cleaning, and be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, as gum disease can be extremely dangerous to the rest of the body. Bacteria that’s causing your gums to bleed can leave the mouth and enter the bloodstream, potentially affecting your heart by inflaming your arteries. people with pre-existing heart valve conditions, this can even lead to death.

It is  recommended that all pregnant women pay close attention to oral hygiene, ramp up their brushing and flossing regimen, limit sugar intake, and avoid major dental procedures that could in any way influence the baby’s growth and development

Source – Lori Laughter and  Steven Goldberg, D.D.S., a Boca Raton, FL-based dentist and inventor of DentalVibe.

3. PERMANENTLY STAINED TEETH – Most yellow or brownish stains are superficial, usually caused by drinking coffee, tea, soda, red wine or smoking. Toothpaste that contains a derivative of hydrogen peroxide such as carbide peroxide will help whiten your teeth. Some Dentists have over the counter whiteners as well.

Dark black or brown spots on a tooth can signal a cavity, while red or blue marks that appear suddenly could mean the tooth has cracked to the pulp, where the nerves and blood vessels are located  in that case the tooth will have to be removed.

If you have white, yellow, or brown spots and grooves or pitting on the tooth’s surface, you could have celiac disease. About 90 percent of people with celiac have these problems with their teeth enamel.

Lastly, some stains may have occurred during childhood as a result of tetracycline antibiotics, and unfortunately bleach cannot make these go away. So go easy on the antibiotics for the children.

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4. CRACKING OR LOOSE TEETH – Cracking, crumbling, or suddenly crooked teeth can indicate that you may need to check on your mental—rather than physical—wellness. These problems are usually a sign of tooth grinding. That could be because you are suffering from some sort of stress. Stress causes muscle tension in your jaw, which causes you to clench your teeth while sleeping or trying to sleep. This also can cause headaches and damage to your jaw.

Of course to solve the problem of stress would help solve the problem also a mouth guard is another solution. You could try muscle relaxation techniques, physical therapy, and applying heat to the facial muscles to help alleviate the problem.

 

5.  MOUTH SORES – You need to have diagnosed what type of sore you have. Crater-like sores that appear inside or outside the mouth are canker sores and ulcers.  Stress, hormones, allergies, or a nutritional deficiency of iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12 may be to blame. Try not to eat acid or spicy food as it could make the problem worse. A topic gel will usually help calm this down. 

Fluid-filled sores on your lips, those are cold sores. This is caused by caused by the herpes simplex virus. Avoid touch these while they are weeping as they are contagious. No kissing. It can take up to three weeks for them to heal.

Not to scare you but Any kind of sore that doesn’t start to heal or disappear after about two weeks, and especially one that turns red, white, or swollen, requires an immediate trip to the dentist. “This could signal an autoimmune disease or even something more serious like oral cancer.

 

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6. METALLIC TASTE –  it could be a side effect of a medication you’re taking; possible culprits include antihistamines, antibiotics, and heart meds. 

It could be a symptom of gum disease, which requires a thorough dental cleaning and vigilant home care.

It could be a zinc deficiency. Vegetarians and vegans are more prone to this, as the mineral is found mostly in animal products.

7. CUTS ON THE INNER CORNERS OF YOUR LIPS – Angular Cheilitis—Its not just a side effect of chapped, dry lips. These cuts are inflamed areas of fungal or bacterial infection, and may be caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Topical anti-fungal medications can provide relief,  talk to you doctor to see if you are lacking B vitamins or iron.  You also may need to change your diet.

8. WHITISH BUMPS ON YOUR TONGUE – It could be the result of poor hygiene, dry mouth, or a medication, it may also be thrush. You need to take care of it ASAP.

Swollen white nodes toward the back of your tongue could also indicate HPV.  The dentist would need to biopsy the lesions to be sure. 

 A bluish color on your tongue may just be a blood clot where you bit yourself.  It also could be a sign of oral cancer in this case go see the doctor ASAP.

9.  WHITE WEBBING ON YOUR INNER CHEEK – White strand or web-like patterns inside your cheek usually mean you have lichen planus, a condition that can also cause shiny red bumps on other areas of your skin such as your hands nails, or scalp. More common in women ages 30 to 70, the cause of lichen planus is unknown.  it isn’t contagious or dangerous, there’s no known cure for it either. 

 

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10.  DRY MOUTH – Side effect of many medications, including antihistamines, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety meds. Moisture in your mouth helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral infections. Products that contain xylitol, such as sugar-free gum or Salese lozenges,  helps stimulate the production of saliva which is necessary for the health of your mouth.

 If you  suffer from cracked lips and swollen, sore, or bleeding gums, you may have Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can be treated with medication or surgery. Go see your dentist if you have concerns.

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11. BAD BREATH – It is  buildup of bacteria—and a sign you need to be more mindful with your toothbrush. 

It could be the result of a more serious problem, respiratory disease, post-nasal drip, uncontrolled diabetes, gastric reflux, or kidney failure. if your breath is fruity, it could be a sign of diabetes.

If you are worried about this go check with your dentist and he can point you in the right direction for help.

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30 Ways To Sleep Better Tonight

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I know I have written on this subject many times but have not come up with 30 ideas to get a good nights sleep. Even if just one of them works then I have done my job.

I will tell you which ones I have used that do or do not work. As we have been told lack of sleep can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and a chronic bad attitude, and losing a job because of it.

These ideas come from a website call the ‘Greatest‘ it has some really good articles.

27 Ways to Get A Good Nights sleep.

  1. Have a bedtime routine – This one does work if you stick to it. Try to get to bed at around the same time every night when you can.
  2. Journal  – Write out stressful thoughts that are not allowing you to have a restful sleep before you go to bed. Then when in bed spend 5 minutes writing 5 things that have made you feel good that day. Now this works. It allows you to put your mind in better place before the head hits the pillow
  3. Tapping – Otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  Now this is my idea. I do it often when I am particularly bothered with something. This only takes a few minutes.EFT-Tapping-Points-c000d4a64

This is a diagram of the points to tap and if you click on the picture you can go to the website that will tell you more about it. This is worth it.

4. Chew some magnesium – I take a magnesium tablet but pumpkin seeds are good. Consume either 30 minutes before you go to bed.

5. Chamomile tea – Try it if you like it. I don’t.

6. Exercise – If you do this regularly it can reduce anxiety and improve sleep for those who suffer from insomnia. It has been proven another benefit from physical activity is that exercise is a form of meditation and can relax the mind while you are doing exercise and  you are not concentrating on the things that stress you out. Especially if you are exercising to music which I believe you cannot be stressed and listen to your favorite songs.

7. Work out early in the day – Yep I do this 5 days a week. I believe that it is better not to do too much exercise late in the after noon. Maybe a small walk but for me if I do rigorous exercise late in the afternoon gives me an adrenaline boost  and  peps me up for hours and I find it hard to go to sleep.

8. Power nap during the day – Works for me.

9. Bedroom for bedroom activities – Sleeping and sex nothing else. No TV, no computers, no phones, no business talk.

10. Snuggly environment – Spend a little extra on 800 thread sheets for summer, fluffy warm sheets for winter. Get that perfect mattress. Find the perfect pillows. Works for me.

11. Keep the bedroom cool – They say the best temperature is about 60 to 75 degrees. Not too cold. If it’s too cold I need a woolly hat on as my head gets cold. Not a sexy look I might add.

12. Try to get at least 7 hours sleep a night – 8 is better – Research shows that not sleeping enough can be linked to insulin resistance and of course diabetes.

13. Take a hot shower or bath – This helps the mind and body to relax. The rise and fall of  body temperature induces sleepiness.

14. Try to have a wake up time – This for me depends on what time I go to the gym. I always wake up early even in the weekends when I have no reason to get up. Always wake up with the sun.

15. Make up for lost sleep – This I have heard makes no difference but in my case if I have had a late night the night before I find I am in bed a little earlier the next night or I have a nanny nap during the day

16. Keep the caffeine drinks to the morning – Not a good idea before bed.

17. Dont Toss and Turn – They say get up for 10 minutes, go to the loo or go have a cup of warm milk or glass of water and go back to bed. Another idea is pick up your favorite magazine and look at some nice homes or fashion something to take you mind off what is making you toss and turn.

18. Medication check – Check you medication it may be making you sleepless. If so go see the doctor and get it changed. I don’t take medication so that is not my problem.

19. Pets on the floor – Don’t have your pet on the bed sleeping with you as the chances it is what could  be disturbing you. Make sure your pet has a nice comfortable bed on the floor and make sure he or she understands they are not welcome on the bed. I know its hard to do but once they are in the habit you will both be happy and you will not get grouchy with it.

20. Sleeping tracker – If you do have to have your smartphone in the bedroom or you could get one of those fitbit watches you are able to track your sleeping patterns. This can show you what may be disturbing your snooze time. I believe they are very good.

21. Listen to soothing music – You are able to get sound tracks of things like rivers, oceans, wind any thing that may make you feel peaceful and nod off to sleep. You can get that sort of gadget on Amazon

22. Sniff of Lavender – works well. I put a few drops on my pillow of pure lavender oil or spray what ever I have at the time,  every night.

23. Muscle relaxation – Now this works but takes a bit of concentration – You need to start with the feet and work your way up your body. Often by then you fall asleep. The idea is to tighten your muscle then relax. Like tighten your muscles in the feet for a few seconds then relax. Tighten the muscles in the calf of your leg then relax etc etc till you get to the head. By that time the chances are you are snoring.

24. Breath – Now this does work – well most of the time – I find by the time I focus on 4 deep slow breaths if am ready for sleep. I do this often with success. Actually if there is any for of anxiety you are facing even if you are not in bed a deep breath really helps to calm the nerves

25. Dim the lights – Any bright lights will disturb your sleep. If you have any electronics in the room turn them off at the wall. Especially if they are a ‘blue light’ they will cause disturbance in your sleep.

26. Sunlight your best friend – Make sure you get some sunlight during the day.  sunlight  keeps daytime fatigue at bay, leading to more sleepiness at bedtime. That good old Vitamin D the natural way is a must and good for you in moderation.

27. Shut that Computer down –  Artificial lights from computers, TVs, and cell phones might make it more difficult for the body to understand when it’s time to wind down. Try reading.

28. Drink something warm – Before you go to bed have some warm milk or milk and chocolate. Or just dark chocolate that sometimes helps.

29. Dream a little – This also works for me – I have a place that I go to when I am having trouble going to sleep. I visualize the sand and the track and the bushes on the way to my favorite beach. I visualize the waves the fish in the waves etc etc and off to La La land I go.

30. Wine – Glass of red before bed works for me

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Did You Know – 11/23/2015

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1. Macadamia nuts are a no no for Dogs

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Source: Wagthedog.com

 

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2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
An oil is extracted from peanuts and it is used in the process of making glycerol. Now this is where things begin to get interesting. Glycerol is one of the main ingredient in nitroglycerin. For those who don’t know what nitroglycerin is, it’s an extremely unstable explosive.

 

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3. In England the speaker of the house is not allowed to speak.

The speaker in the House of Commons is the chairman. His/her role is to keep the debate flowing and to make sure that the rules are followed. The speaker is supposed to be impartial, even though he/she is a member of one of the political parties, and so they do not get to give their own opinions on the debate. Read more at: https://tr.im/SK3sE

 

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4. Racecar and Kyak they are read lefty to right or right to left.
They are all palindromes!

A word, phrase, or sentence that can be read forward or backward. Palindrome may also refer to numbers (like dates) read forward and backward.

Scientists and archeologists have discovered palindromes in ancient Sanskrit through Tamil poetry through English lords and ladies.
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5. When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air from one nostril than with the other one 

 85% of humans only breathe out of one nostril at a time.  Even more interesting is that the pattern of switching from breathing out of one nostril to the other happens in a cyclical fashion, with about four hours or so between each switch typically; although, this can vary from person to person and vary based on your body position or nasal congestion.

Even more interesting is that depending on which nostril you are predominately breathing out of at any given moment, it seems to greatly affect your body and brain.

For instance, a study in 1988 showed that breathing through your right nostril significantly increases blood glucose levels, while breathing through your left nostril has the opposite effect.  It is speculated from this that abnormal nasal cycles, such as breathing through your right nostril for many years without a switch, may be one contributing factor in certain cases of diabetes.

Another study in 1993 showed that when you are breathing through your right nostril, you will use significantly more oxygen than when breathing through your left.

Most interestingly of all, yet another study published in 1994, showed that when you are breathing through your left nostril, the right hemisphere of your brain will be more active or dominant and vice-verse when you are breathing through your right nostril.

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Did You Know – Girl Talk But Of Interest To Men

I was reading  Profile magazine this morning and read some very interesting statistics which I thought I would share with you.
Of course you may or may not agree.

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1. I am one of those included in this percentage that is for sure. 42% of women believe men should always pay for dinner.

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2. 91% of women say they will only marry for love.

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3. 40% of women would consider dumping their boyfriend if their friends don’t like him. (well I guess if none of them like him then there must be something  that you should be wary of)

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4. 7000 words  on average women speak a day. Men only say around 2000.

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5. 100 beats per minute is the amount a woman’s heart will race when arguing. Making her incapable of hearing what her partner is trying to say. (That figures, we don’t want them to say anything)

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6. Top 10 turn-offs for women

a. Acne
b. Raggedy nails
c. Flatulence
d. Belching
e. Missing teeth
f. Body odor
G. Bad Breath
H. Hairy Nostrils

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Poem Friday « Bridge Between Life and Death

Bridge Between Life and Death
Author: Lesley Voth

As you know with every breath
It is a bridge between life and death

With all the anxiety and our stress
Breathing deep will make it less

You have seen the vegetation in the cold
Goes to sleep, slows breathing, looks brown and old

But in the spring its like a breath of fresh air
Its warmer, bright, nature takes a deep breath, a colorful affair

So when you are feeling down and a little stressed
Taking a deep slow breath is surely the best

It has been proved it will help you be happy and healthy
Sooth your soul, and be abundant in all things wealthy

Start your day well and be conscious of your breath
Feel it because it is the bridge between life and death

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7 Ways to Calm Down Quickly

1. Walk away: If there is confrontation, get some space, move away. You need to do this so that you won’t say something you may regret later.

2. Close Your Eyes: Take your mind elsewhere. Away from the agitation.

3. Find Some Solitude: Do this so you can take a look at the situation from a distance. It may be a time where you don’t need people around to give you advice. Sometimes stillness of the mind will give you the answer.

4. Go Outside: If you are able, go for a walk outside, try to get your mind off what ever it is that is the problem. Take a good look at the beauty around you and ask yourself. “In the scheme of things, how important is this problem?” Is it life threatening? Will it make you sick? Will it hurt you physically? and on it goes. I think you will probably find that tomorrow it may not be important.

5. Find Some Water: This suggestion I love as I have lived by the ocean and found that it is like having a Mother. It seems to absorb your sad feelings. The beauty of the ocean is mesmerizing. Your agitation often disappears.

6. Breathe Deeply: I have mentioned this before and it really works. Deep breathing calms you down and is also good for your blood pressure and is very healthy for you. It does really calm you down.

7. Listen to Music: Another good suggestion. I will often go for a walk with iPod and headphones, and run or walk to the music. It is a great stress reliever.

We all treat anxiety in different ways. These seven ways to handle stress may work well for you but on the other hand you may have your own way to calm yourself down.

The important thing is to be able to think clearly and solve the problem. As John Lennon said “There is no problems only solutions.” Tomorrow is another day and the problem may not be there.

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