Wednesday, August 23, 2006

...Helping Others Through Depression...

What's the best thing to do if someone close to you gets depressed? Just "listen," more than anything they need your ear. If you know someone that you care about is depressed and hasn't said anything about it, go ahead and ask, "Do you feel depressed?" If they answer yes, then ask "When did you start feeling this way?" Because determing when a depression began often helps uncover the incident or events that might have caused it.
As your friend opens up to talk about his/her depression do your best not to trivialize the situation by saying "Oh, come on now, you have no reason to be depressed." Also don't offer easy solutions. It's better if the person finds they're own solutions, using you as a willing sounding board for ideas. Yet do try to keep your friend involved in physical activities, and interested in finding solutions.


1. Talk it out.
2. Search your memory for fun things to do together.
3. Even sitting down and having a good cry with your friend helps. Crying is a wonderful release - especially if your friend knows what he/she is crying about.
4. The best Nutritional tip is to take about 1000 milligrams of amino acid L-tyrosine in the morning on a empty stomach followed by a B-complex vitamin supplement about 30 minutes later with breakfast.
5. Also get your friend to eat a varity of fruit, and drink plenty of fruit juices along with plenty of filtered water.

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Monday, August 14, 2006


An Allergy is what happens when your eyes itch and run, your nose plugs up and starts dripping, and your lungs wheeze and burn.
Allergies seem to come in almost infinite variety. Yet most fit into three basic categories: Contact, food, or inhalant allergies. Well, contact and food allergies you can either avoid those things that you come in contact with that break you out, and not eat foods that do the same or worse. You can also receive allergy shots from your doctor for these as well. Yet what about inhalant allergies? These are a bit harder to releive or avoid. The four biggest airborne trouble makers are house dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold. Here's a few tips that I hope will help.

1. Dehumidify your home with a dehumidifier. Keeping things dry, and will help put a stop to or ease some of your allergy symptoms.
2. Seal your winter bedding or summer bedding in plastic to store, and when in use be sure to run them in the dryer for 30 minutes at least once a week.
3. Throw out your carpets and buy throw rugs. You'll eliminate the very thing that holds the most dust mites, mold, pollen, and pet dander in your home.
4. Wash your mattress pads often in hot water.
5. Then if all else fails wear a face mask when cleaning and out doors.

I also must say this. If you are having any major problems or compilications due to allergies this could be what is called Anaphyactic shook. You should immediately see your doctor or go to the ER.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

...Heat Heat and More Heat...

Everyone knows how dangerous a heat wave can be, not only to our health, but our pocket books as well. So I decided to ask a few questions from a couple of ole timers on how to keep cool without shooting my electic bill even further through the roof than it already is. Well the best advise I got so far that really works is this...

Switch your ceiling fans to pull the air up instead of pushing all that hot air down. Get a couple of floor fans, but before turning them on take a few empty milk jugs and freeze water in them. Then place the frozen jugs of water behind your floor fans, and turn them on. Doing this there is no need to lower your AC temp. bringing your electic bill through the roof.

Doing this little trick now for a couple of months has worked very well. My electric bill has stayed the same and has even dropped a few cents.

Now if your power is out, that's different. The best I can offer is these few tips.
Open your windows.
Keep a wet cloth at hand.
Make little personal fans from stiff paper.
Wipe yourself down with wet cloth and use the little fans to wave air around you. This will cool your skin during the hottest part of the day.
Eat lite and drink plenty of water.
Eat a lot of room temperture water mellon and other fruits.
Also dress in lite, thin cotton clothing.

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