Watch the disgusting moment man has huge blackhead pulled out

This is the disgusting moment a huge blackhead was extracted from a man’s back.
The film shows dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, famously known as Dr Pimple Popper, injecting fluid into and around the protruding blackhead.
The fluid causes the blackhead to swell up in the middle.
Dr Lee begins talking to her patient, during which time she learns that he does not know how long the blackhead has been on his back.

Dr Sandra Lee, known as Dr Pimple Popper, injects fluid into a huge, benign blackhead on a man’s back – before carrying out a surgical extraction

She tells the patient, ‘Make sure I’m not hurting you.

‘This has been here for a while. It’s stuck on you; it’s dried up.’

The doctor then presses up against the growth – which is a large, benign blackhead – with a blackhead extractor – and pulls out part of the blackhead.

Dr Lee then cuts into the blackhead with a scalpel – and squeezes out a disgusting mound.

The patient says, ‘My girlfriend told me about it a long time ago.’

He explains that he always thought the blackhead was ‘a beauty mark’ or something similar, and that’s why he didn’t bother having it checked out.

Dr Lee pulls out the blackhead, with an exposed hole showing the inside of his skin.

She then takes a tweezer and starts to pull out a long piece of yellow skin.

The doctor explains that the blackhead likely turned into a cyst – and what she’s pulling out is the sac wall, which is skin that has flaked off.

She pulls out the 'crusty' blackhead (pictured) in the December video - while discussing the upcoming holidays
She pulls out the ‘crusty’ blackhead (pictured) in the December video – while discussing the upcoming holidays
Dr Lee also pulls out what she says is the 'sac wall.' In the video, the doctor explains that the sac wall is skin that has flaked off
Dr Lee also pulls out what she says is the ‘sac wall.’ In the video, the doctor explains that the sac wall is skin that has flaked off

Dr Lee then makes an incision to widen the hole, before extracting puss and hair.

After the procedure is finished, the doctor stitches up the man’s back.

On a nearby table rests the ‘crusty’ blackhead, as well as the flaked off skin.

Dr Lee, who is based at Skin Physicians and Surgeons, in Upland, California, has been a certified dermatologist for 10 years.

But she only became widely known a year ago when she began posting minor operations on social media sites such as YouTube and Instagram.

Now, some of her videos have been viewed by more than six million people.

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11 Silent Signs of Multiple Sclerosis It’s Easy to Overlook

The autoimmune disorder MS is called “the great masquerader” because its symptoms are so easy to brush off as something else. If you have any of these multiple sclerosis symptoms, get them checked out by a doctor.

BY CHARLOTTE HILTON ANDERSEN

Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock. But if you frequently have a hard time telling colors apart, especially when it used to be easy for you, that is a red flag. Becoming partially blind, color blind, or blind in one eye is one of the primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis, says Clifford Segil, DO, a neurologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “It’s called optic neuritis and it happens because of a loss of insulation around the optic nerves in the brain,” he explains. Here are other surprising diseases your eye doctor could detect early.

You can drink a pitcher of margaritas and never use the bathroom

While this might seem like a handy talent, drinking a lot and yet hardly peeing is not a good thing. This painful symptom, a hallmark of MS, is often one of the first that drives people to see a doctor. Any change in urinary frequency can be a sign of MS, Dr. Segil says, but most often it’s not being able to urinate for more than 24 hours. On the other hand, needing to urinate all the time could be a sign of diabetes.

You’re covered in bruises from tripping and falling

Clumsiness is one of the most overlooked MS symptoms because it’s kind of embarrassing. People may just think they have bad balance but having weakness in one or both of your legs—which often first manifests as tripping, stumbling, unsteadiness, and falling—could be a sign that something is wrong with your motor nerves, Dr. Segil says.

Your clothing feels funny

“My patients often say that their body just feels different, on a sensory level, from one part to the next,” Dr. Segil explains. “For example, when they put on their shirt, it feels differently sliding over their chest than it does going over their stomach.” The sensory issues can be hard to explain but he says you’ll know it if you experience them, as they’re a very strange sensation.

Your fingers are tingly but your arm hasn’t fallen asleep

We’re all familiar with that prickly pins-and-needles feeling when we stand up after we’ve leaned on an arm or leg for too long, temporarily cutting off blood flow. But if you get numbness, burning, or a tingly sensation in your extremities for no apparent reason, that’s something you need to get checked out. It can be a sign of many illnesses, MS included.

You’re dizzy, no roller coaster required

Constant vertigo (for no apparent reason) is another symptom of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Segil says. The nerve damage from the illness primarily affects your motor, sensory, and coordination abilities, which can lead to feelings of disorientation and dizziness.

Your friends complain about your terrible texts

“One of the first things we often see in MS patients is the inability to text, type, use a cellphone or tablet, or do other things that require fine motor control,” Dr. Segil explains, adding that it usually means there is an MS lesion in the back region of the brain.

Your coffee cup doesn’t feel hot—even though you just poured it

Did you really just pick up that hot pan without thinking about it? Why does your coffee taste warm but you can’t feel it through the mug? The inability to feel temperature changes with your hands is another sign you may have MS-induced nerve damage, Dr. Segil says.

You’re a young adult

Multiple sclerosis is usually diagnosed in young adulthood, during your 20s or 30s. While it is certainly possible to get an MS diagnosis earlier or later in life, one of the greatest tragedies of the autoimmune disease is that it often strikes people in their physical prime. But the earlier MS is caught, the earlier you can start treatment and the better you can protect your nervous system.

You can’t find your fork—and then realize you’re holding it

Who hasn’t “lost” their sunglasses only to have a friend laughingly point out they are on your head? But if you’re not just having a forgetful moment—if you really can’t feel that you’re holding or touching an object—then you need to see a doctor, stat. Losing feeling in your fingers and hands can be a red flag for MS, Dr. Segil says.

You don’t have anything else

“Multiple sclerosis is considered one of the ‘great masqueraders’, along with lupus, because its symptoms are so easily attributed to other causes or illnesses,” Dr. Segil explains. “Because the symptoms depend entirely on which nerves are affected, no two patients present exactly the same.” This means that MS is often diagnosed only after everything else is ruled out. If you feel poorly and have strange sensory-motor symptoms, it’s important to make sure you’re tested. To get a definitive diagnosis you’ll need an MRI scan, which can show “lesions” or spots of demyelination, where the disease has eaten away at the protective coating over your nerves in your brain and spine, he says.

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Surprising Skin Conditions Associated With Ulcerative Colitis Disease

Ulcerative Colitis Disease can affect more than just your gastrointestinal tract — it can actually affect your skin, too.

Ulcerative Colitis Disease affects more than just your gastrointestinal tract. The same inflammation that triggers disease in your intestines can manifest all over the body — including your skin.Up to 15 percent of people with inflammatory bowel disease also experience skin problems, according to a review published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in August 2015. Your first line of defense against these skin problems is to get your Ulcerative Colitis Disease under control, says Matilda Hagan, MD, an inflammatory bowel disease specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.If you do notice any skin changes, it’s important to tell your doctor right away so you can be seen by a dermatologist, says Kally Papantoniou, MD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Ulcerative Colitis Disease and Your Skin

Skin conditions that you may be susceptible to along with Ulcerative Colitis Disease include:

1. Erythema nodosum. This rash consists of painful, raised bumps that are usually found on the legs, Dr. Hagan says. It tends to develop when Ulcerative Colitis Disease is active, she adds. You may also run a fever, have joint pain, and generally feel ill, according to the National Library of Medicine.Treatment options include pain-relieving medications, steroids (taken either by mouth or injection), and potassium iodide solution to clear up the bumps.“A cool compress can also help alleviate discomfort and reduce inflammation,” Dr. Papantoniou says, adding that elevating your legs may help lessen swelling and tenderness. Compression stockings may help as well, but have your doctor evaluate you for vascular disease before using them, she cautions.Symptoms usually go away within about six weeks, but they may come back.

2. Pyoderma gangrenosum. This rash, which spreads quickly, is made up of red or purple bumps or blisters. They eventually join together and form deep open sores (ulcers) with a blue or purple border, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).The ulcers can occur almost anywhere: “People can have them on their feet, making it difficult to walk,” Hagan says. “They can have them on their legs, or their stomachs.” Sometimes the rash develops around the site of an injury or surgical wound.Unlike erythema nodosum, this skin problem often appears when bowel disease is quiet, Hagan says. It also can be difficult to treat, she adds.“Pyoderma gangrenosum can leave terrible scars,” says Joaquin Brieva, MD, a dermatologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The condition requires sophisticated wound care by an expert team plus treatment for the underlying colitis.Treatments include medicines that target the skin or whole-body therapies, such as anti-inflammatory creams and steroid ointments; steroids pills or injections, which are sometimes injected directly into the ulcers; and medications that suppress the immune system.

3. Aphthous stomatitis. Also known as canker cores, these are white spots with a red base that are found in the lining of the mouth or on the tongue, Hagan says. Some people get them right before a flare, she adds.In people with Ulcerative Colitis Disease, canker sores are often larger than a centimeter and hang around longer than 2 weeks, Dr. Brieva says.Treatment includes tetracycline mouthwashes, steroid medications that are made to stick to the mouth and gums, and lidocaine, among other things, he adds.According to the National Library of Medicine, you can also try to:

Suck on something cold, like an ice pop.

Swish milk of magnesia around your mouth to coat the sore, and then spit it out.

Mix a half-cup of salt into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with an ounce of the mixture four times a day.

4. Pyoderma vegetans. This is a rare condition that appears as blisters, plaques, or patches around the groin and under the arms, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Pyostomatitis vegetans is the same condition, but it occurs in the mouth, Brieva says. Treatment for this skin condition typically just involves treating the Ulcerative Colitis Disease itself.

5. Sweet’s syndrome. This is another rare skin complication linked to Ulcerative Colitis Disease , according to NORD. It comes with a fever and a rash made up of many tender red or bluish-red bumps or spots. They usually develop on the arms, legs, torso, face, or neck. Arthritis and eye inflammation are sometimes symptoms, too. Sweet’s syndrome is usually treated with steroids.

6. Clubbing. In this condition, the skin underneath your fingernails thickens and the fingertips become rounded and fat, like the tip of a drumstick, Brieva says. Your nails also curve over your fingertips. There’s no treatment for clubbing, according to the CCFA.

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How The Opioid Crisis Is Creating A Crisis For Chronic Pain Patients

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I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia, panic disorder, insomnia and quite a few other conditions for five years now. I have experienced a lot and have struggled to find the help I need to make it through my day-to-day routine, much less when life throws me curveballs. I have tried and put into place all manner of methods of managing my conditions. I have changed diet, put in a modified exercise regiment and adjusted my life to fit my condition. I also take prescribed opioids.

News outlets have been reporting on the “opioid crisis” that has arisen. They talk about the real effects on people’s lives. They talk about the families being torn apart with the misuse of the drug. They are representing every side of the issue. Except mine.

I, like many others with chronic illness, rely on the use of these drugs to lead a somewhat regular life. Understandably, we do not represent all responsible opioid use. However, we do regularly get added to the group of people who abuse opioids. The news loves to report the numbers of total users or the max number of prescribed people in U.S. Using these numbers, all kinds of data can be thrown around as to the approximate number of abusers. I am not ignoring the rising numbers of opioid-related deaths. I fear that too many people are caught up in the panic and it is hurting the people who need the help.

I have recently changed pharmacies due to the national response. CVS has come out to say they will not prescribe more than a week’s worth of an opioid to cut down on the number of pills in the public. This hurts in several ways. I now have more co-pays to look forward to paying. I now have the stress of going to the pharmacy once a week instead of once a month. I get to be faced with the pharmacy techs who judge me on my condition. They have to evaluate what I take, how many I take and how often I take it to ensure I am doing everything correctly. It can feel humiliating and debilitating.

It can also lead to them to refusing to fill a medication. When I was first being diagnosed, I had a tech tell me I couldn’t have any more medication, even though I was taking them as prescribed. I have also been through the panic of not being able to see the doctor in time or canceling my appointment so I end up running out before I can get the help I need.

It is so tight now. My new doctor has a new form I had to fill out saying I have to bring all my meds into the office each visit and be subjected to random pill count checks. To quote a friend, “This is victim shaming.” We are not getting the prescribed medications from a drug dealer. We are getting these medications from a licensed doctor who has examined, poked, prodded and run tests to find out what can help. We are not using these pills for recreational use. We are using them so we can get out of bed and live a somewhat normal life and have a job.

This is a crisis. My crisis. My own personal war inside me. I have to fight to get help. I have to fight to get time to go to the doctor each time. Taking off work to go see a doctor takes a lot of time and most jobs are not forgiving. I have to look at what I have and ration. I have several medications that are “as needed.” Do I take them now when I am having a rough day or do I save them in case I have a worse day? Why do I have to choose? Who is speaking for me? For us? I am only one small voice on a small platform. I am speaking up. Don’t forget us in the crisis.

This post originally appeared on  My Stuffed Little Therapy.

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA IN PATIENTS

Results released from a national survey of U.S. women with fibromyalgia, illustrate the private and prolonged physical and emotional struggles patients with this condition face, underscored by delays in diagnosis, which a majority of respondents report as being one year or longer. As a result of fibromyalgia, two thirds (67%) of respondents say they are unable to keep up with household chores, nearly half (47%) report that their work life or career has been negatively affected, and two in five (42%) spend less quality time with their friends. Nearly one third (31%) say fibromyalgia has negatively affected their ability to experience intimacy.

Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness, and decreased physical function. It affects six to 12 million Americans, mostly women, three-quarters of whom are estimated to be undiagnosed. Results of the 48-state, 508-person survey were released by HealthyWomen.org, the nation’s leading independent source of health information for women. The survey was sponsored by Forest Laboratories, Inc.

“Fibromyalgia is a common medical condition affecting women,” said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, Executive Director of HealthyWomen.org and a registered nurse. “It is estimated that there could be as many American women living with fibromyalgia as there are living with diabetes. And while increased awareness has dramatically improved care for patients with this condition, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure patients have the support they need to live their lives fully.”

Remarkably, one in four (23%) respondents report having suffered for at least five years before receiving a diagnosis for their condition. Most respondents (71%) say they waited until they could no longer tolerate their symptoms before seeking a diagnosis. Examples of perceived barriers to a proper diagnosis include patients’ own lack of knowledge about the condition and physicians not recognizing symptoms.

Although fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder, a majority of respondents say they fear skepticism about their condition, with 64% expressing concern about being taken seriously, and 79% indicating the top quality they seek in a healthcare professional is assurance that their condition is being taken seriously.

“This survey quantifies what patients and their supporters have known and experienced that stigma, skepticism, lack of knowledge about fibromyalgia, and delays in diagnosis contribute negatively to patient outcomes.” added Battaglino Cahill. “However, with more knowledge, patients are overcoming these barriers to improving their lives, and that is an important lesson we can take away from this survey.”

Early diagnosis is important

Respondents whose diagnosis was delayed were more likely to report severe symptoms (68%) at the time of diagnosis, compared to those who were diagnosed within a year (42%). Patients diagnosed within a year are also significantly less likely to experience daily challenges in management of their households, relationships and careers.

“An earlier diagnosis is important,” said David Edelberg, M.D., founder of WholeHealth Chicago and a physician specializing in fibromyalgia treatment. “The sooner patients are diagnosed, the sooner they can begin an effective management plan and get back to their daily activities. This is why it’s critical for both doctors and patients to communicate effectively and for patients to not wait until they can no longer bear their symptoms before seeking help.”

Effective treatment and support from loved ones are critical

Since being treated, 51% of patients believe that their overall day-to-day life has improved. In addition, a greater number of patients who received more support from their spouse report that their day-to-day life has improved due to treatment (56%), compared to those who received the same amount of or less support (47%) since being treated.

Respondents say the following types of treatment have improved their symptoms:

— Prescription drug therapy (58%)

— Exercise (46%)

— Alternative therapies (43%), such as massage, meditation, acupuncture and chiropractic care

Unfortunately, many patients do not receive the support from friends and loved ones that they need:

— Of the 43% of respondents who say they rely most often on their spouse or significant other for support, only about a quarter (27%) say this person fully understands how fibromyalgia affects them
— After learning about their diagnosis, less than half of respondents say their friends (28%), children (33%) and spouses (43%) offered more support

“Arriving at an earlier and accurate diagnosis is only the first step for patients with fibromyalgia,” said Battaglino Cahill. “Women need to work closely with their physicians to find an effective treatment plan, and friends and loved ones must do their part to provide the ongoing encouragement that is critical to a patient’s improvement.”

About the survey

The survey, known as WE FEEL (Women Expressing Fibromyalgia’s Effects on their Everyday Lives), was designed to gather data and better understand perspectives on diagnosis and treatment, the relationship between fibromyalgia patients and their physicians, the impact of the condition on patients’ daily activities, and the types of support patients need and receive.

Research for WE FEEL was conducted by Edelman StrategyOne, using the field services of Harris Interactive Service Bureau. The 20-minute survey was fielded between May 5 and May 11, 2010. The findings are nationally representative of diagnosed, female fibromyalgia sufferers in the US. The total sample of 508 yields a margin of error of ±4.4% at the 95% confidence level, which means that 95 out of 100 times that a sample of this size is drawn, the results will not vary by more than 4.4 percentage points in either direction. The statistical significance is reported at the 95% level.

Source: HealthyWomen

Do You Lose Strength in the Hands Due to Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases Yes?

Common feature that most fibromyalgia patients have is diffuse pain that affects a large part of the body. This disconcerting symptom is often accompanied by morning articular stiffness,Paresthesias in the hands and feet, ie tingling and numbness, sleep disturbances and above all a feeling of tiredness and fatigue that accompanies them throughout the day. This tiredness contributes to Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases have a poor tolerance to stress affecting up to 90% of patients.This is why a study carried out by a team of the University of Granada, and published in January 2011 in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, analyzed the resistance that these patients present in the hand, to be able to use it as a complementary tool In assessing the severity of Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases in women.

The objective was to determine the strength of the strength test in the hand, in discriminating between the presence and absence of Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases and the severity of the same in 81 women with the disease and 44 healthy women.They measured the resistance of the force in the hand with a maximum isometric force test, with the aid of a hand dynamometer. The women were classified according to the score obtained in: Moderate fibromyalgia (<70) and severe fibromyalgia (70 or more). The results observed were:The strength threshold in the hand that best discriminates between the presence and absence of fibromyalgia was 23.1 kg.The threshold that best discriminates between severe and moderate fibromyalgia was 16.9 kg.

A strength of the hand force of 23.1 kg or less was associated with a 33.8-fold higher probability of having Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases after age delimitation.In the fibromyalgia group, a strength of the hand force of 16.9 kg or less was associated with a 5.3-fold higher probability of suffering from severe fibromyalgia.The conclusions of these investigators are: that resistance of the force in the hand is reduced in women with Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases, as well as in those with severe fibromyalgia compared to their partners with moderate Fibromyalgia Rheumatic Diseases.They also point out that those women who do not comply with these proposed standards can guide the doctor to make a good diagnosis, as it would be used as a useful and informative tool.

Have you noticed that you have less strength and strength in your hands than your friends / family? In what aspects of daily life do you think a handicap?We hope that you share your impressions with us, that we will get to our network members.

7 Proven Black Seed Oil Benefits & Cures

Of the 630 scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about black seed oil benefits, one fact is clear: there are few issues that it cannot help the body overcome. With virtually no side effects, the healing prowess of black seed is actually quite unbelievable and it boggles the mind that most Americans have never heard of it!

Unique Black Seed Oil Benefits

The uniqueness of the seeds from southwest Asia Nigella sativa is first realized by the many names that it is referred to: (1)

Black cumin

Black caraway

Black sesame

Onion seed

Roman coriander 

“Black seed” is actually more of a description than a proper name, yet is preferred because it helps to distinguish it from caraway and cumin. Many health experts claim that it is, indeed, a true panacea; able to help cure everything from allergies to hypertension. Quite possibly, the most promising research has been done connecting Nigella sativa to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is a real big deal because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. According to the National Institute of Health: (2)

  • Strains of bacteria and viruses that are antimicrobial-resistant are becoming virtually impossible to treat; including HIV, staphylococcal, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, candida, and malaria.
  • Between 5 – 10% of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
  • More than 90,000 of these patients die every year, up from 13,300 patient deaths in 1992.
  • People infected with superbugs typically have longer hospital stays, require more complicated treatment and don’t recover as well.

A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers set out to determine just how potent black seed oil against some of these superbugs and pared it against several antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study,

“Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin!”

Next to oil of oregano, few things on the planet can boast this type of potency to microbes! The study uncovered that it was especially effective against multidrug resistant strains of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus.

The key to understanding why black seed oils benefits the body in this way is because it is rich in 3 key natural chemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol.

The Power Behind Black Seed Oil Benefits: Phytochemicals

In an effort to offer a solution to the growing antifungal resistant problem people have with yeasts and molds, a recent study was conducted with the purpose of determining if Nigella sativa seed oil could help. Published in the Egyptian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, scientists tested thymol, TQ and THQ against 30 human pathogens and were surprised to discover that: (3)

Each compound showed 100% inhibition for the thirty pathogens evaluated.

Thymoquinone was the best antifungal compound against all of the tested dermatophytes and yeasts, followed by thymohydroquinone and thymol.

Thymol was the best antifungal against molds followed by TQ and THQ.

What this study tells us is that Nigella sativa oil carries a very unique chemical constituency that is not only effective individually, but more importantly also collectively. Essentially proving that fungus and molds cannot exist in the presence of these phytochemicals, it is no wonder why researchers are seeking to solve the superbug problem with the mighty black seed!

Thymoquinone – An active ingredient in black seed, researchers have been investigating TQ since the 1960s. It is well known for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that have been reported to help with encephalomyelitis, diabetes, asthma and carcinogenesis. (4) Interestingly, thymoquinone acts as a free radical or an effective superoxide radical scavenger, in addition to preserving antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and glutathione-S-transferase. Both Glutathione peroxidase and S-transferase are heralded for being major detoxifiers and greatly aid in cellular antioxidant defense systems because they protect the liver from toxins. (4,5)

Thymohydroquinone – A kin to thymoqinone, thymohydroquinone is one of the most potent natural acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors on the planet. (6) AChE inhibitors are chemicals that stop enzyme activity, which increases the amount of time and the amount of the neurotransmitter acetylecholine remains active in the brain. To give you an idea of their usefulness, pharmaceutical-grade acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are used medicinally to treat a wide range of conditions including: (7)

Apathy

Alzheimer’s disease

Autism

Glaucoma

Dementia

Myasthenia gravis

Neurodegenerative conditions

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Schizophrenia

Parkinson’s disease

Considering that the pharmaceutical approach to these diseases comes at a great cost to the patient, it offers much hope to literally millions to learn that safe, plant-based solutions are a viable alternative!

Thymol – The active ingredient that gives thyme essential oil its medicinal properties, thymol is a natural monoterpene that holds a number of useful qualities. For example, (8) (9)

It is commonly used as a tuberculocide and virucides to kill TB and various viruses.

It is used as a medical and general-purpose disinfectant.

It is a rapidly degrading, non-persisting pesticide.

It is also used in food flavorings, perfumes, mouthwashes, and even cosmetics.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (9)

Thymol is among those pesticides for which EPA believes a broadly reduced set of generic data requirements is appropriate for reregistration. The Agency, therefore, has waived most generic data requirements for thymol with the exception of studies that are considered essential, including additional information about chemical purity, and product chemistry studies.

Top 7 Black Seed Oil Benefits

Of the many ways that black seed oil benefits the body, the 6 that stick out in the scientific literature its ability to help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA.

1. Cancer

Croatian scientists evaluated the antitumor activity of thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone in mice and discovered that the two phytochemicals in black seed oil can resulted in 52% decrease in tumor cells! (10)

Being rich in both chemicals, black seed is unique in that it can help prevent and treat cancer through a variety of mechanisms:

Anti-proliferation

Apoptosis induction

Cell cycle arrest

Reactive oxygen species generation

Anti-metastasis

Anti-angiogenesis

According to one study,

“The anti-tumor effects of thymoquinone have also been investigated in tumor xenograft mice models for colon, prostate, pancreatic and lung cancer. The combination of thymoquinone and conventional chemotherapeutic drugs could produce greater therapeutic effect as well as reduce the toxicity of the latter.” (11)

2. Liver Health

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Nearly every toxin gets processed through the liver, and the bile from the liver is the key to digesting fats and keeping your mind and body happy and healthy. For those that have struggled with poor liver function due to medication side effects, alcohol consumption, or disease, black seed oil could greatly speed the healing process. In a recent study scientists discovered that black seed oil benefits the function of the liver and helps prevent both damage and disease. (12)

3. Diabetes

Explained in a recent article published by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research highlight that black seed oil “causes gradual partial regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells, increases the lowered serum insulin concentrations and decreases the elevated serum glucose.” (13) This is actually quite profound because Nigella sativa is one of the few substances on the planet that is suggested to help prevent both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

In fact, according to the study, black seed “improves glucose tolerance as efficiently as metformin; yet it has not shown significant adverse effects and has very low toxicity!” (13) This is HUGE because metformin, one of the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs, can cause a wide slew of side effects including: (14)

Bloating

Constipation/Diarrhea

Flushing of the skin

Gas/Indigestion

Heartburn

Headache

Nail changes

Metallic taste in mouth

Muscle pain

Stomach pain

4. Weight Loss

The Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders published a study last June systemically reviewing the literature for plants that have anti-obesity properties and discovered that black seed oil was amongst the most effective natural remedies on the planet. (15)

Not traditionally believed to treat obesity, Nigella sativa is a marvelous anti-inflammatory agent that is known to help people lose weight in the same way that it helps diabetics. Specifically, by decreasing these weight gain triggers, black seed oil has helped millions shed excess weight: (16)

Appetite

Glucose absorption in the intestine

Liver gluconeogenesis

Blood glucose levels

Cholesterol

Triglycerides

5. Hair

Probably one of the most unique black seed oil benefits is its uncanny ability to help restore hair loss. No one quite understands why it happens, but it’s not too hard to guess that it has something to do with its powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. By strengthening hair follicles, there is very good reason to see how black seed oil can help promote strengthened hair roots.

6. Skin

Produced in the retina, choroid and epidermis, melanin are pigments that protect the skin from damage. You probably are most family with it being the main chemical responsible for giving our eyes and skin their individual color. Known to promote and inhibit melanogenesis (melanin production), black seed oil benefits on the skin and other cells are profoundly healing. (17, 18)

For example, in a recent study conducted by Iranian researchers, Nigella saliva was found as effective as the  skin cream Betamethasone in improving quality of life and decreasing severity of hand eczema. (19) When you consider that black seed oil has virtually no side effects, the benefits of Nigella, in fact, far exceed medical intervention!

7. Infections (MRSA)

Of all the superbugs that black seed oil can kill, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important. MRSA is plaguing hospitals and nursing homes across the globe because ordinary staph infections are becoming resistant to generic antibiotics. The elderly population is especially at risk because it is generally associated with invasive procedures such as surgeries, intravenous tubing, and artificial joints. (20) Primarily due to weakened immunity, the growing population of senior citizens has made MRSA a global public health risk.

Thankfully, one of the strongest black seed oil benefits comes to the rescue.  Pakistan scientists took several strains of MRSA and discovered that each one was sensitive to N. Sativa, proving that black seed oil can help slow down or stop MRSA from spreading out of control. (21)

SOURCE : www.draxe.com

Before he hanged himself, a 13-year-old wrote this letter. His parents only want that his story be told.

Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick was just a few weeks shy of his 14th birthday when he took his own life. His 17-year-old sister, Kristen, found him on August 11, hanged with his own belt. His parents, Maureen and Daniel Sr. , were overwhelmed with grief but they didn’t want to let that stop them from sharing his important and heartbreaking story. Daniel had been relentlessly bullied until he saw no other way out.

The teen wrote a multi-paged suicide note that his parents decided to publish. He describes how his sixth grade schoolmates and former friends at his Catholic school suddenly turned against him and how he had been subjected to daily bullying attacks:

“… Anthony took it all out on me. He bullied me along with John, Marco, Jose, and Jack they did it constantly until I went into a fight with Anthony everyone stopped except John he was angry… I ended up fighting John and got a fractured pinkie,” Daniel, also known as Danny, wrote that they teased him because of his weight, his grades, because he wasn’t as “tough” as the other boys. “I gave up.

The teachers either didn’t do ANYTHING.”

 

“My son’s story is now out there for the world to see and for the world to know the pain that he went through,” said Daniel’s father in a voice hoarse with emotion in an 18-minute video he posted on Facebook. “No child should have to go through what my son went through.” In the poignant recording, the mechanic also explained the he and his wife didn’t feel the school treated their concerns seriously when they took Danny’s troubles to the principal. “All I got was and all HE got was, ‘He’ll be fine. Is he in counselling? You have to try harder, Danny. These things will pass.’”

Daniel Sr. also had strong words for the parents of the boys Danny named in his suicide note: “You get to hold your children every night and every day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives.

I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me. And my wife. And his sisters. Danny was a kind, gentle little soul. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body… I just want to hear him say, ‘good morning, dad’ one more time and that way I could tell him ‘good morning’ and ‘I love you,’ which I did every every day.”

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4 Horrifying Reasons Why Not To Shave Your PUBIC Hairs Again (MUST see)

Many ladies are terrified their Vparta would possibly one way or the other cease working if they do not shave it, or their man will likely be fully turned off.

#1 The Shaving Fear
Many ladies are terrified their Vparta would possibly one way or the other cease working if they do not shave it, or their man will likely be fully turned off. First, a person will ALWAYS wish to have intercourse any time it doesn’t matter what it seems like down there. Second, it nonetheless works girls don’t be concerned!

#2 The Cuts

There are such a lot of angles and shapes you have to information your razor round down there, making it almost unimaginable to not minimize your self at the least as soon as! Most ladies additionally get extraordinarily painful rashes, even when they make it by way of the trenches with out nicking themselves.
#3 Protection
You could not understand, however the Vparta is extraordinarily delicate and is susceptible to being contaminated very simply. This is the reason your pubes are there, to PROTECT your treasured purse. Micro organism simply loves an open space to infiltrate.

#4 Stay Safe Ladies

The scariest one among all is that you’ve a a lot increased threat of catching a illness from a sensual accomplice. Your pubes can shield you from molluscum contagiosum, genital warts, and even herpes.

SOURCE : www.top15.me

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YOUR WIFE HAS FIBROMYALGIA? HERE ARE 25 WAYS TO SUPPORT HER

If your loved one has fibromyalgia, it is difficult to understand exactly what they were going through unless you’ve experienced it by yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or resting than you and may not feel up to going out very often. Fibromyalgia can also inhibit a person’s ability to work, accomplish household works or even do everyday things such as showering and eating.

If you have a supportive spouse or significant other it makes all the difference. It’s not that we have pain and are exhausted. It changes your life. You are no longer the same physically or mentally ( my anxiety) so many things are gone. I know everyone feels the same way.

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If one person is chronically ill but the other is healthy, this can easily put strain on even the strongest of relationships. Although it may be harder to put yourself in the other’s shoes or find a balance in which you both feel like equal partners in the relationship, it is certainly not impossible – and for many couples, facing obstacles together such as chronic illness can actually strengthen their bond and deepen their love for one another.

We asked our community “Living With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Illness” and “Living With Fibromyalgia” to share ways for people to help their spouse or partner with fibromyalgia. If your loved one is affected by a chronic health condition like fibromyalgia, CFs, perhaps the following ways can help you better understand what they experience and provide some ideas of things you could do that might mean the world to them.

Here’s what our community told us:

1. When they are having a breakdown, hold them, let them cry and know you are there for them.

2. Learn as much as you can about it. Be patient. You might not understand what it’s like but bring empathetic and listening to your partner or spouse is so important. Unconditional love.

3. Ask your partner to listen to you, and to read from people who also have fibromyalgia.

4. Avoid making them feel guilty. Give reassurance and love. Lie in bed and hold them, tell them you’re in it for the long haul. And mean it!

5. Believe them first, be supportive second, be kind at all times third and pull your weight in the relationship in a practical way. They didn’t plan this any more than you did and you’re both in this thing together so help both of you to make the most of the journey. The more support they have the sooner they will find their own level of fitness and health but it takes quite some time and you will need to stand by them and lessen their physical and emotional load as much as you possibly can.

6. Show Love and Dont ask too many question in a flare up times

7. Draw them a nice warm bath,wash their hair,help them out,dry and brush their hair. Then just listening would be nice.

8. Be understanding, patient, share the household chores, be supportive when others question the veracity of illness, remember that this illness is no one’s fault or punishment to you. Above all, never stop loving the afflicted person.

9. Do exactly what you would want your love one to do for you if the roles were reversed.
Above all, be kind, loving, patient and funny

10. No guilt, a lil sympathy and self maintenance. Sometimes I can only take care of myself…make dinner once a week. Vac or clean a shower. Remember we can’t pick up things the same, or I can’t, ten lbs and I’m all but wore out

11. Not just hear what they are saying but actually listen!

12. Ask often about different aspects of pain, bring them small things that help-ice packs, meds, drinks, heating pad….lay with them tell them how much u want to take it away. Understand their struggles, do research

13. Fill in the gaps.. different forms of support where there are deficiencies. It is deep express expectations so they are known and understood then understand how it may be impossible to achieve. Be creative. Help with the pain or needing sleep on the weekends, but I do want to clean, beach comb, look for sea glass, Kayak yet it is limited, play volleyball (cannot anymore) Personally I believe movement is necessary to recover until the tingling in my lower legs begin starting the pain. If it feels like a shin splint i pushed because it felt great. I am painting the trim and windows which would take a normal healthy person one summer. It is going to take me two. I am ok with it. This is an example of lowered expectations yet helping me achieve goals which builds my esteem and strength.

14. Never say you are lazy

15. Never cut them down for not feeling good or not being able to do the things they once could do. Be supportive even if you don’t understand it all.

16. Keep them out of stressful situations. Allow them to rest when they need it.
If possible live somewhere the barometric pressure does not change too much- ewh the pain!

17. There’s a wonderful book called Fibromyalgia for dummies. My son read it I don’t know how many times. He really wanted to understand and help. My husband on the other hand left within a month.

18. When I say I can feel the energy being drained out of me like a needle taking blood please let me rest because the sweats flu pain and brain fog are just around the corner.

19. Make sure they understand that although they cannot function as before they are still a valued member of the family and that they are not a burden.

20. Ask your spouse what they would like from you and let them know that you want to help in any way you can. Every little favor or assistance makes a difference for me, but we’re all different. Some prefer as much independence as possible. Many prefer to be asked before automatically assuming what’s wanted or needed. Offer to help or do things to help around house without asking after you know what’s wanted and needed. Some of us feel guilty for putting the burden on others.

Reassuring your spouse that you’re there for them and don’t mind helping can and want to support and understand as best as possible can be a tremendous relief for your spouse. I personally only like my feet massaged with lotion. Other areas are too sensitive for massage. I need help around the house, with shopping etc. I need peaceful environment to rest.

What would help your spouse? What would help your spouse feel -a little better or more comfortable. Know you can’t fix or change the illness, but you can offer assistance and comfort. Too often people offer unsolicited advice and that can make things worse, putting more unrealistic expectations and pressure on me. Then I can become more depressed or feel unnecessary guilt and shame.
Hope this helps. 💜

SOURCE : www.fibromyalgiaresources.com