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Healing Power Of Raw Honey

When you go to the grocery store, you probably see several shelves dedicated to various types of honey.

When we are talking about honey in the context of a healing remedy, it is important to note that raw honey is required.

Raw honey has not been 'sterilized' with high heat temperatures, and has not had anything added.

Raw honey varies quite a bit also. There is wildflower honey, tupelo honey, organic honey, and clover honey. A good middle of the road specimen is the raw wildflower honey. It tends to contain all the medicinal qualities of a variety of wildflowers, and when you're trying to kill germs, the more germ fighting constituents, the better.

Benefits of Raw Honey
One of the great things about honey is how good is tastes. Children (over 1 year of age) respond well to honey as a treatment. Here are just a few examples of the healing power of raw honey.

* Coughs and Colds - Studies have shown that regularly eating raw honey helps prevent colds. It also helps soothe coughs and sore throats. Its viscous texture coats the throat, and has a cough suppressing effect. Its antibacterial properties help fight throat infections and upper respiratory infections. By gently heating raw honey and mixing in healing herbs such as sliced ginger, steeping for a few hours, and straining out the herbs, you can create a healing cough syrup.

* Allergies - Regularly eating raw honey may prevent allergic symptoms, particularly those of hay fever. Raw honey contains residual pollen and other plant components, so the theory is that the low levels of exposure, such as what occurs with allergy injections, may reduce sensitivity to common allergens.

* Burns - Honey has been shown in various studies to be an extremely effective burn treatment. It has various antibacterial compounds that have yet to result in bacterial resistance, and its moist nature helps keep burned skin supple and reduces moisture loss. If you use honey to treat minor burns, simply spread honey over the burn and cover lightly with gauze. Raw honey does not need to be refrigerated, but it feels good on a burn if it is chilled.

* Wound Healing - Some interesting studies have shown that honey is a remarkable wound healer, especially for diabetics who have trouble with minor wounds developing into ulcers. It may even reduce scarring and tends to be less painful than conventional antiseptics.

* Cosmetics - Raw honey is beneficial for dry skin due to its high moisture content, and its antibacterial qualities makes it an ideal skin treatment for assisting with skin infections and acne. Plain yogurt mixed with honey makes a soothing cleanser or facial mask. Sugar mixed with raw honey and sweet almond oil makes a moisturizing exfoliant.

Healthy Living and Lifestyle Advise By cosmicsolutions

Category: Good Health | Views: 924 | Added by: cosmic | Date: 2013-12-04

Herbs & Spices For Medicinal Purposes

Natural medicine is the use of natural methods, herbal medicines, and traditional practices to heal ailments.

Every culture has a form of natural medicine. In ancient cultures, village medicine men served as the doctors of the community, passing on medical knowledge to the apprentices that followed them.

Many categories of the healing methods fall under natural medicine. Among these are traditional medicine, complementary medicine, and alternative medicine.

Usually, natural medicine refers to medical practices that were in place before the advent of modern medicine. This includes herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, which is prevalent in Chinese, Ayurvedic (or Indian), and Greek medicine.

Upon the advent of modern medicine, many professionals discarded the use of herbs in favour of man-made medicine. The fact that these treatments are based on the healing properties of some herbs was forgotten. For example, opium, digitalis, quinine, and aspirin all have their roots in traditional medicine.

Natural medicine can be considered as a lost art. This does not mean that it has lost efficacy over time. In some cases, natural therapy is actually better than modern medicine. This leads some doctors to seriously consider and study the possible uses of natural medicine.

There are many well-documented and studied herbal remedies available. However, only those that deal with minor ailments such as cough, colds, fever, and skin rashes, are likely to be recommended by health professionals. These remedies are sometimes superior to synthetic medicine. This is because herbal teas and medicines are less likely to cause negative side effects.

Currently there are numerous organizations that study the effects and advocacy of natural medicine – among which is herbal medicine. Some governments and health agencies openly advocate the use of natural methods since they are inexpensive and relatively risk-free.

As their studies compile, more herbs and treatments are added to the list of accepted medicines. However, some herbs and treatments have been proven to be bogus medicine. This represents a challenge for both the user and the agencies because they have to ascertain that the treatments they either use or advocate are legitimate.

There exist today many alternative medical treatments that fall under natural medicine. However, not all of them have been proven to be effective. You could mention homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and other alternative medical treatments. It would pay to consult the experts as to the legitimacy of these treatments.

Natural medicine should also be thought of as an accompanying medicine. Right now, the current collective medical thought suggests that natural medicine be used only to supplement accepted modern medical practices. In the case of minor ailments your medical practitioner may actually advise you to take natural therapies instead.

The practice of modern medicine revolves around diagnosing an illness and prescribing treatments for such. Natural medicine is helpful because it suggests that treatment be not necessarily given only when sick. Natural medicine strives to make each patient practice good healthy lifestyle habits. These habits include good diet, healthy living, and regular natural treatment.

It is this same line of thought that leads our parents to tell us to eat our vegetables. Yes, a healthy lifestyle and will do no harm to our well-being. And this is the foundation of natural medicine – may it be massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy or others.

It is funny but true that science, in its quest for excellence, is studying the knowledge of ages past. This, surprisingly, leads us back to the remedies nature offers. The possibilities of finding remedies to everyday illnesses in natural medicine are encouraging.

Herbs and Spices - Dietary Benefits - Cancer Prevention - Cardio Protection

Category: Good Health | Views: 1209 | Added by: cosmic | Date: 2013-08-12

Trojan Horse

A Trojan Horse is a destructive program that impersonates as a harmless application. Unlike viruses, Trojan Horses do not replicate themselves, but they can be just as destructive. One of the most dangerous examples of a Trojan is a program that promises to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses into your computer.

We have all seen the advertisement pop up claiming to be able to rid your computer of some nasty virus, or even more frightening, you receive an email that claims to be alerting you to a new virus that can threaten your computer. The sender promises to quickly eradicate, or protect your computer from viruses if you simply download their ‘free’ attached software. You may be sceptical, but the software looks legitimate and the company sounds reputable. You proceed to take them up on their offer and download the software. In doing so, you have just potentially exposed yourself to a massive headache and your computer to a multitude of ailments.

When a Trojan is activated, numerous things can happen. Some Trojans are more annoying than malicious. Some of the less annoying Trojans may choose to change your desktop settings or add silly desktop icons. The more serious Trojans can erase or overwrite data on your computer, corrupt files, spread other malware such as viruses, spy on the user of a computer and secretly report data like browsing habits to other people, log keystrokes to steal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, phish for bank account details that can be used for criminal activities, and even install a backdoor into your computer system so that they can come and go as they please.

To increase your odds of not encountering a Trojan, follow these guidelines:

* Remain diligent. Trojans can infect your computer through rogue websites, instant messaging, and emails with attachments. Do not download anything to your computer unless you are 100 percent sure of its sender or source.

* Ensure that your operating system is always up-to-date. If you are running a Microsoft Windows operating system, this is essential. IT Support Articles

* Install reliable anti-virus software. It is also important that you download any updates frequently to catch all new Trojan Horses, Viruses, and Worms. Be sure that the anti-virus program you choose is capable of scanning e-mails and e-mail attachments.

* Consider installing a firewall. A firewall is a preventative measure that restricts unauthorized use and access to your computer. A firewall is not going to eliminate your computer virus problems, but when used in conjunction with regular operating system updates and reliable anti-virus software, it can provide additional security and protection for your computer.

Nothing can guarantee the security of your computer 100 percent. However, you can continue to improve your computer's security and decrease the possibility of infection by consistently following these guidelines.

IT Administration and Support
 

Category: Internet Security | Views: 506 | Added by: cosmic | Date: 2013-04-06

Internet Parental Peace of Mind

The advent of the Internet, in some respects, made the job of parenting a little harder.

We want our children to experience the vast wealth of knowledge available on the Internet and to be able to communicate freely and safely with their friends online (frees up the telephone).

Unfortunately, it also potential exposes our children to inappropriate material, obscene pop-up ads, and even sexual predators. In fact, research indicates that 1 in 5 children aged 10 to 17 have received a sexual solicitation over the Internet. This is definitely not something any parent wants to hear, but is forced to face.

We need a little assurance that when our children access the web, they can do so safely. Internet Security and Filters are crucial to protect your children. One tool that can assist us in this goal is Internet Parental Control software. One of the top names in parental control software is ContentWatch. If the Disney Team feels confident enough to install three of the ContentWatch products in their Disney Dream Desk PC, it has to be worthy. After all, they are willing to stake their reputation on it.

Internetfilterreviews.com rated ContentProtect 2.0 the number 1 Internet filtering software.  It is easy to install, configure, and customize. If you do have any problems, ContentWatch provides unlimited toll-free technical support. ContentProtect can blocks pornography, hate sites, questionable chat rooms, and other known dangers of the Internet. You can even configure ContentProtect to block online game and gambling sites, and make it so your children can only install and play computer games with parental ratings that you deem appropriate.

Other features include:
 * Integration with Safe Search features.
 * Reports of your children's internet activity.
 * Logs of your child's chat room and instant messages.
 * Reports if your child tries to remove or disable protection.
 * Customizable restrictions for each family member.
 * Automatic software updates at no additional cost.
 * Filters bad content on Peer-to-Peer networks.
 * Password protected access for parents.

ContentWatch provides a two-week, no-obligation free trial of the full version. The product costs approximately $39.99 per seat (installs on only one computer). This is a one time purchase price which will give you unlimited use of the service. You never have to renew a subscription or pay any additional membership fees for use of the program. It seems like a reasonable price for a little parental peace of mind.

Internet Security Advice by cosmicsolutions
 

Category: Internet Security | Views: 622 | Added by: cosmic | Date: 2012-12-12

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