On a diet of fruits and vegetables, constipation disappears, never to return.
Weight loss is entirely normal when the diet is improved. Some individuals become alarmed when their weight falls rapidly. In most cases, this is not a cause for alarm.
From five to fifteen pounds of water weight alone may be lost when salt is completely eliminated from the diet. In some individuals, five to twenty pounds of old fecal matter may be eliminated from the colon. All of this is useless weight, and you should say, “Good riddance!”
The body will also try to eliminate all diseased tissue in an effort to rebuild a healthy body. It will try to strip itself down to the bare foundations and then begin to add on only healthy tissue.
Weight loss may occur for six months to a year. Exercises for muscle growth, such as weight lifting and swimming, will help rebuild the body with lean, muscular tissue. Be sure that your diet includes sufficient amounts of sweet fruits that are high in calories to balance out the low-calorie salads.
Usually, you can expect to weigh about twenty pounds less after you renormalize your body from the typical high-meat and fat diet of most Americans.
Almost all the symptoms experienced during a dietary change are due to the body’s efforts to detoxify itself as rapidly as possible!
You can help in this process by fasting and getting plenty of rest. Be sure you get all the sleep you want and try to avoid stressful situations. During detoxification, you need as much peace and privacy as possible.
Never halt any symptom with medication. It will only reappear later in greater intensity.
Above all else, cultivate a positive attitude about what you are doing. Do not feel like you are punishing yourself or that you are making any great sacrifices. You are recovering your health, and that is the greatest reward that can be expected.
Different people become addicted at different rates. Some addicts try to prevent addiction by letting time pass between usages of strong opiates and others feel compelled to use the drug continuously once they start, which walks them straight into addiction. Those coming off heavy fentanyl abuse will often be weaned down to a lower level before going through withdrawal, as unsupported withdrawal from strong opiates can be brutal.
If you suspect someone you care about is abusing opioids that may include fentanyl, get them help right away. Waiting until tomorrow could be one day too late.
Recovering from Opioid Addiction at a Narconon Rehab
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehab program located around the world has developed a humane way of helping a person through withdrawal and then taking them all the way to lasting sobriety.
If a person does not need weaning or medical detox, he can safely and tolerably come off his drugs through in the Withdrawal unit at a Narconon center. Each person is immediately given generous doses of nutritional supplements that help alleviate the worst of the body’s reactions to withdrawal. A person coming into a rehab is normally in a severely depleted condition, and these supplements begin the rebuilding process. They also assist the body in starting to eliminate the toxicity that exists from the drugs that were used.
A number of methods and exercises have been developed that help a person both mentally and physically during withdrawal. Specific supplements can help with diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms. Assists are simple and gentle procedures that help relieve physical pain and mental anxiety. Objective exercises calm a person’s mind and enable him to direct his attention toward recovery and the future and get attention off pain and the past. Those going through this process often remark on how manageable this withdrawal procedure is.
This is followed by an innovative detoxification step. Opiate abusers experience a mental fog from using these drugs (as do users of many drugs). Drug residues that are not fully eliminated from the body can cause this fog to persist, even long after drugs are discontinued. The Narconon New Life Detoxification combines sauna, exercise and nutrition to activate the body’s ability to flush out these residual toxins. The result is clearer thinking and an improved outlook on life. Most people also state that their cravings for drugs are greatly reduced or eliminated altogether.
A person who wishes to stay drug-free for the long haul must then overcome a mental or psychological need for drugs. This means building the skills to deal with life as it is, without hiding or trying to escape. This is the final phase of the Narconon program.
Learn how this program can help someone you love recover from an addiction that may seem hopeless.
About Virus, Bacteria and Fungus Types of Germs Causing Infection Symptoms
Bacteria, virus, fungus and other infectious germs are inescapably everywhere. These germs are the cause for your fever, runny nose, ache, pain and other signs and symptoms of your cold or flu misery.
Not all germs cause harm, but knowing more about the bacteria, viruses and fungus germs that do, will help you avoid their illness causing effects.
It is your immune system that protects you against these infection causing agents, but sometimes they make it across its barrier. When an infection causing germ enters your body and begins to multiply, your immune system immediately goes into action to it fight off.
Sending out white blood cells, antibodies and other environment adjusting resources in its effort to get rid of whatever is. For example, this is why your body reacts with fever, coughing and sneezing in its battle against a common cold virus.
There is a notable difference between infection and disease. Infection occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungus or other microbes multiply in your body. Disease is the resulting cell damage of this infection. It is at this cell damage point when your signs and symptoms of an illness are noticed.
Bacteria is a very small, self-sufficient, one-celled organism that thrives in a variety of environments. However, many bacteria thrive in the mild 98.6 healthy body environment.
Some of these environmentally content bacteria in your body are actually good for you, it is only less than 1 percent that are not. Take lactobacillus acidophilus for example, this bacterium helps you digest food, destroys disease causing organisms and provides nutrients to your body.
- Failure of multiple organs (e.g. kidney failure)
If you suspect you may be infected with H5N1, seek medical help immediately. The CDC suggests wearing a mask and letting your health professional know about any places you may have travelled recently.
Cases of H5N1 infected poultry stock have thus far only been found in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. And though transmission to humans is rare, it has occurred in at least 600 cases since 2003, resulting from people handling sick or dead birds infected with the virus, or being in their environments.
Influenza ist eine der häufigsten Infektionserkrankung bezieht sich auf eine Gruppe der akuten respiratorischen Virusinfektionen.
Die Krankheit verursacht Grippe-Viren, die derzeit mehr als 2.000 Arten. Diese Viren können in Form von Epidemien, der Anstieg von denen, um die Herbst-Winter-Periode sind in der Regel hat, und Pandemien, die alle 30-40 Jahre aufgezeichnet sind vermehrt werden. Viele Menschen beziehen sich auf die Grippe ziemlich abweisend, in Anbetracht seiner üblichen "kalt", während jedes Jahr an dieser Krankheit in der Welt sterben in der Größenordnung von 250 bis 500.000. Menschen.
Anfällig für Influenza-Viren von Menschen aller Altersgruppen, aber die größte Gefahr für die Krankheit stellt für die ältere Menschen, Kinder, schwangere Frauen und Menschen mit Erkrankungen des Herzens und der Lunge.. Die Quelle der Grippe ist bereits ein kranker Mann, der die Umwelt wählt das Virus durch Husten, Niesen, und so weiter D. Mit Aerosolübertragungsmechanismus (Einatmen von Tröpfchen aus Schleim, Speichel), verbreitet Influenza schnell genug - der Patient ist eine Gefahr für andere in der Woche ab von den ersten Stunden nach der Infektion.
Grippe-Symptome nicht spezifisch sind, von anderen akuten respiratorischen Virusinfektion ohne spezielle Labortests differenziert ist fast unmöglich.
Die Diagnose "Grippe" ist vor allem in der Praxis nur auf der Grundlage der epidemiologischen Lage eingestellt.
Krankheit beginnt, in der Regel schlecht: die Körpertemperatur steigt auf 38-40 0 C, Schüttelfrost, Kopfschmerzen, voller Schmerzen in Gelenken und Muskeln, Schwäche. Nasenausfluss ist kein typisches Symptom für die Grippe, weil dieser Krankheit hingegen werden durch Trockenheit der Nase und Rachen aus. In den meisten Fällen, gibt es intensive trockener Husten, die durch Schmerzen im Brustbein begleitet wird. Untersuchung des Patienten können weitere Anzeichen einer Grippe wie Hyperämie der Hypotonie, Injektion von der Lederhaut ("Rote-Augen"), Granularität und Hyperämie des harten und weichen Gaumens, bezogen Bradykardie offenbaren.
Grippe-Symptome in der Regel bestehen für 3-5 Tage, nach denen der Patient erholt sich.
In schweren Form der Krankheit häufigsten Komplikationen sind Mittelohrentzündung, Nebenhöhlenentzündung, Lungenentzündung, kann jedoch die Entwicklung und Folgen wie Hirnödem, Kreislaufkollaps, hämorrhagischen Syndrom, sekundäre bakterielle Komplikationen, Verschlimmerung der chronischen Krankheiten.
- Failure of multiple organs (e.g. kidney failure)
This serious disease is caused by one of the smallest viruses known to man called Canine Parvovirus (CPV).(Parvo is the Latin for small). As many as 300 000 virus particles will fit into a millimeter!
Albeit so small the virus is extremely tough and will survive most disinfectants. It may stay alive in the environment for as long as two years if conditions are favourable. In 1978 when the first cases of Parvovirus in dogs were seen, the virus spread all over the world in a matter of months, often without the involvement of dogs in the transmission.
Massive numbers of virus occur in the stool of a sick dog. One gram of faeces may contain enough virus to infect 10 million susceptible dogs!
The virus need certain enzymes to grow. These enzymes are found in rapid growing cells like the ones lining the intestinal tract. These cells grow quickly enough so that the intestinal lining is renewed every two to three days. If the virus grow inside these cells they break up leaving large areas of damaged lining that lead to severe loss of body fluids. The normal intestinal flora which under ordinary circumstances are pretty harmless, can now invade the body through the damaged areas.
- Often a high fever
- No appetite
- Continuous vomiting or foaming at the mouth
- Very smelly diarrhoea that frequently becomes blood-tinged
- White or bluish gums
- Abdominal pain
- Dehydration � animals appear to have lost weight overnight
The symptoms usually appear very suddenly and susceptible pups may die within a few hours. Pups with large numbers of antibodies wil show much lighter symptoms. In rare instances animals may develop infection of the heart muscles with fatal results.
A bitch with good immunity against parvo will transfer these antibodies to her pups in the uterus. They will then be protected to a large degree for a period of six to twelve weeks. Exposure to the virus, whether naturally or through vaccination wil enhance this immunity. Healthy puppies, like the one on the left should thus be vaccinated at six weeks of age, again four weeks later and preferably a third time another four weeks later. It is very unlikely that a pup that has had three properly administered vaccinations will contract the disease. It is however important to stress that puppies must be healthy and free from worms before they can be vaccinated.
Because Parvovirus is one of the most frustrating diseases a vet has to put up with, vaccination remains the only efficient way of saving the puppy owner a lot of tears and regret.
At present there are no affordable injectable drugs that kill viruses in the body, thus no specific treatment exists once the virus is inside the body. Treatment is aimed at curbing secondary bacteria, stopping vomiting and replenishing body fluids.
- Intravenous fluid administration
- Inteflora or similar probiotics to replenish gut flora (beneficial bacteria in the intestines)
- Activated charcoal to bind toxins in the gut
- Oral electrolytes if animals are still drinking and not vomiting
- Small quantities of bland food eg. rice and cooked chicken
- Blood transfusion in very severe cases
Semen allergy suspected in rare post-orgasm illness
LONDON (Reuters) - A mysterious syndrome in which men come down with a flu-like illness after an orgasm may be caused by an allergy to semen, Dutch scientists said on Monday.
Men with the condition, known as post orgasmic illness syndrome or POIS and documented in medical journals since 2002, get flu-like symptoms such as feverishness, runny nose, extreme fatigue and burning eyes immediately after they ejaculate. Symptoms can last for up to week.
Marcel Waldinger, a professor of sexual psychopharmacology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, published two studies in the Journal of Sexual Medicine which suggest that men with POIS have an allergy to their own semen, and that a treatment known as hyposensitization therapy can help reduce its impact.
“These results are a very important breakthrough in the research of this syndrome,” Waldinger said in a telephone interview. He said the findings “contradict the idea that the complaints have a psychological cause” and show that an auto-allergic reaction to semen is the most likely cause.
Although it has been documented in scientific papers since 2002, post orgasmic illness syndrome is largely unknown among family doctors and experts say many men who suffer the condition feel ashamed about it and confused about what is wrong.
Waldinger said while the syndrome is probably rare, it is likely that many men who suffer with it do not know it is a recognized condition and so do not come forward to doctors.
For these studies, Waldinger and colleagues analyzed 45 Dutch men who were diagnosed with the illness.
“They didn’t feel ill when they masturbated without ejaculating, but as soon as the semen came from the testes. after that they became ill, sometimes within just a few minutes,” Waldinger said.
The Bad News: The current bird flu virus, a member of the H5N1 family, could mutate into a form that spreads among humans. No one in the world will have had exposure to this new flu, making it particularly virulent.
The Good News: Modern antiviral drugs may be effective against a pandemic-flu type virus, and supportive care, such as rehydration therapies and ventilators to help lungs under attack, are far more advanced.
The Bad News: The 1918 virus kills chicken eggs. Currently, modern vaccines are made by growing influenza in chicken eggs, extracting the virus and turning it into vaccines. Scientists are experimenting with new ways to produce flu vaccines, but even if they find ways to do this, worldwide production capacity is so limited that it would take months or years to make an adequate supply. — Vikki Valentine
But scientists are interested in what it can reveal about future pandemics. and they say the copy of the 1918 flu bears an ominous resemblance to the bird flu virus now circulating in Asia. — Richard Knox
A snapshot of what's known about the 1918 pandemic:
Name: The virus was at the time called the "Spanish Flu" by some. The label came from reports in the medical press that as many 8 million Spanish were killed by it in May 1918. The name is a misnomer, however, it's now thought that the 1918 flu originated in the United States.
Global Death Toll: Estimates range from 20 million to 100 million. Authors of the paper in this week's Nature say 50 million were killed in the pandemic.
Compared with Other Epidemics: The 1918 flu is thought to have killed the most people in the shortest amount of time. However, its spread was aided by modern ships and a world war that required moving huge armies quickly across the globe. The 14th-century's Black Death killed as many as 20 million in Europe alone over a period of two years. However, global population was much smaller, cities weren't as dense, and global transportation relied on wind and animal caravans; considering its high death toll, the bacteria that caused it may have been more deadly.
U.S. Death Toll: About 25 percent of the population was infected, with perhaps 650,000 people dying from the virus.
Symptoms: Normal flu symptoms of fever, nausea, aches and diarrhea. Many developed severe pneumonia attack. Dark spots would appear on the cheeks and patients would turn blue, suffocating from a lack of oxygen as lungs filled with a frothy, bloody substance.
Origins: New research reconstructing the virus suggests it began in birds, then rapidly mutated, leaping to humans.