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How to grow aloe vera at home and its many benefits
May 11, 2017
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Aloe Vera is a succulent plant like cacti which grows well in dry condition. The one benefit of growing this plant is that you don’t need to water it often. They not only add graceful beauty to your shelf or your garden where you grow but also has many medicinal benefits. So, growing an Aloe Vera is very simple but proper care is important.
1. Aloe Vera needs a large container with lots of drainage holes in it so that water can drain easily without getting stagnant. Never allow water to stagnate as this will rot your plant.
2. Fill the container with potting soil well mixed with compost and fertilizers (if you want). Make sure water will drain thoroughly through the soil otherwise this will result in rotting and wilting of your plant. We don’t want that. Do we?
3. Aloe Vera is just like Cactus so they need a lot of sunlight. Place them directly in the spot where they will get a lot of sunlight. If you are growing inside your house then place the pot in South or East directions.
4. Water Aloe Vera deeply and in order to avoid rotting allow the soil to dry 1 to 2 inches deep between the watering period. Reduce the time of watering in winter.
5. Occasionally the mother plant will produce offsets or babies which have the ability to produce an entirely new plant. Remove the mother plant from the pot and see where these babies are attached and cut off the babies alone carefully. Place them in another container with potting soil to have more Aloe Vera. After placing the offsets allow for a week for them to settle for the dry soil condition and then water it.
6. The common problems for Aloe Vera will come from mealy bugs and scales. Some common diseases include fungal rot, leaf rot, root rot, soft rot. You can avoid these diseases by preventing overwatering and by providing proper drainage.
7. Other types of aloe vera include tiger aloe or patridge breasted aloe vera and lace aloe.
Medicinal uses of Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera gel has many benefits for your face, skin and also for weight loss.
1. The gel can be used to treat dry skin. Take some Aloe Vera gel, a pinch of turmeric, a teaspoon of honey, milk and a few drops of rose water. Blend the mix and apply it on your skin for 20 minutes and wash it off.
2. Aloe Vera gel is excellent for curing acne and preventing further production. Take some Aloe Vera gel, walnuts grounded to flour consistency, and honey. Aloe Vera along with the honey’s antioxidants will result in a smooth and clear skin.
4. If you have sensitive skin then take some Aloe Vera gel, cucumber juice, yogurt and rose oil and blend them well. Apply this for 20 minutes and wash it off.
5. Other benefits of Aloe Vera gel includes soothing sunburns, accelerating wound healing, removing blemishes, promote hair growth and prevents dandruff when used as a head pack once in a week.
Thus Aloe Vera is not only a succulent plant but also with lots of medicinal values providing natural care for your beauty as well as health. So, enjoy growing this amazing plant.
Thanks for reading. Good luck. 🙂
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How to grow beautiful jasmine plant in your garden
May 11, 2017
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Jasmine is a beautiful flower and a fragrance is just rendered and adds a beauty to your garden and your home. The plant can either be a vine or a bush. The plant can grow in warmer climates with just the right amount of sunlight. Although growing jasmine is not a very simple task it will be worth the time invested in it. You will definitely love to see the flowers blossoming and spreading the fragrance in your home. Common Jasmine is usually a vine and has larger shiny green leaves than the Royal Jasmine and also has the pleasant scent. Now there are a lot of varieties of Jasmine available and it can be grown in according to the temperature and atmospheric conditions. Now let’s see the steps to grow some beautiful jasmines.
1. Before placing your jasmine plant choose a location that is warm and doesn’t have too much sunlight. Jasmine loves shade a lot than sunlight. They are vines and loves to climb up so place as support which is at least 15 feet tall.
2. Have a well fertile and draining soil. The soil should be rich in organic matter. Go for clay or organic soil such as peat as it is loose and when watered it will hold the right amount of water for your jasmine plant to grow healthily.
3. Jasmine needs a surveillance at the early stage as you have to get them climb the support. When you start to see new leaves cut off the yellow and dried leaves. Spider mites might be a problem so in order to get rid of that use horticultural oil or neem oil if necessary.
4. If you are growing indoors then dwarf jasmine would be a perfect choice. It requires more moisture and more sunlight in your home. So place this in a spot where you will get a lot of sunlight. Since the potted plants would not be able to get more nutrients you will need to fertilize it annually.
5. Arabian Jasmine would perfect for your indoor as well as outdoors. Once grown fully they will have the ability to produce flowers throughout the year. You can make your own perfume by putting the plants in the hot water before bathing and they prove to be a great scent. You can do this if you like to give a little treat for yourself.
6. Lotions made from Jasmine flowers are wonderful for treating sunburns and rashes. The juices of Jasmine flowers are said to moisturize your skin and give a young look and feel preventing wrinkles.
7. Jasmine flowers have great uses in the field of aromatherapy. The scent of Jasmine flowers is used as an anti- depressed and to relieve stress. Also, Jasmine is mainly used in making essential oils.
8. Along with these Jasmine is used for treating headaches, irritability, sunstrokes, anxiety, depression and uterine problems. These flowers are also used to treat fresh cuts and to clean scraps. The flowers have high healing power.
9. Jasmine tea is a herbal tea which has many medicinal benefits. The benefits include reducing the risk of heart attacks, prevention of diabetes, preventing cancer, reducing stress, improving the digestive process, lowering cholesterol, and easing out chronic inflammation like muscle aches and pains.
So, Jasmine is not just beautiful plant adding beauty and sweet fragrance to your home but also it is of so many medicinal benefits. Enjoy your time growing this wonderful plant.
Thanks for reading. Good luck.
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likely 5 step to a better cut !!!!!!
May 10, 2017
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Warm weather is just around the corner, but does that mean you should start cutting now? No, it just means you should start planning now! Here’s how.

With the sun soon setting on cold, dreary weather, the mind turns unavoidably to the approach of warm summer days and, for many of us, beach season. With it comes the excitement of prepping your body for that bikini, board shorts—or if you’re daring, Speedo—you purchased months in advance. You focused on building muscle mass over the winter, but soon enough, it’ll be time for all that sexy to come out of hibernation.

How to structure your cutting program is one question. When to start is another, and in some ways, it’s just as important. Unfortunately, there’s not a single answer I can give you since, as you might expect, it depends on your unique body and lifestyle. What I can do, however, is help you plan out a healthy approach to cutting weight that won’t leave you scrambling for answers or feeling miserable with a crash diet.

Answer these five questions in the order I have them here, and you’ll be well on your way to chiseling a body that’s worth a double- or even triple-take.

Question 1:> How Does My Body Respond To Caloric Deficit?

If this is your first time cutting in general, you’re probably not familiar with how your body responds to eating fewer calories than you consume. Some people can feel just fine, while others find that at least initially, they feel, well, not so fine.

Just remember that nothing happens in isolation. Chemical imbalances can send a cascade of deleterious effects throughout the body, and if you’re telling yourself to ignore the warning signs, you can quickly find yourself downright miserable. Your body’s appetite- and weight-regulating mechanisms may react negatively to reduced calories by making you feel hungrier, messing with your hydration, affecting mood and energy levels, and even disrupting your sleep.

Reduced calories may make you feel hungrier, mess with your hydration, affect mood and energy levels, and even disrupt your sleep.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to help avoid these sorts of extreme scenarios. One is to keep your protein intake high to preserve muscle mass as you continue eating at a deficit. Another is to regularly monitor your body for any major abnormalities. A third, perhaps the most important, is to prioritize sleep. I know you’ve heard it before, but losing sleep really will hamper your fat loss.

In almost all cases, the leaner you are when you start dieting, the greater the chance that you will end up peeling off muscle mass with too extreme of a diet. Plus, the lower your current body fat levels, the more stubborn a further drop in body fat will be. For men with single-digit body fat levels in men or women in the mid-to-low teens, this is especially the case.

Be sure to cushion your cutting phase with an additional few weeks to preserve as much muscle as possible, and to decrease the risk of rebellion from your body.

Question 2: Am I Mentally Prepared To Succeed?

Aside from any physical struggles, reaching your ideal physique through a stricter eating regimen is never a walk in the park on a mental or emotional level. It requires extraordinary planning, hours of meal prep and training, regular dates with a diet comprised often of less-than-exciting foods, intense self-regulation, and an iron will.

There will be times when your body and mind will conspire against you and make fierce attempts to sabotage your efforts. The world will try to woo your carb-depleted brain with intoxicating temptations such as syrup-smothered pancakes, perfectly juicy burgers, and chocolate-dipped bacon. Yes, that exists!

The world will try to woo your carb-depleted brain with intoxicating temptations such as syrup-smothered pancakes, juicy burgers, and chocolate-dipped bacon.

Some people can stay lean without feeling the need to cheat; if you’re not one of those people, don’t feel like you’re doomed to a monastic meal plan. Just be strategic! Consider incorporating a carb re-feed day, or one cheat meal per week to keep your sanity and generally alleviate the stress of cutting.

Cheat meals allow you to relax your psychological white-knuckle grip on your diet, but just as importantly, they can help reboot weight-regulating hormones like leptin that will help continue chipping away at fat.

Remember that when losing fat, hunger is normal. That’s part of the adventure, but it doesn’t have to be the whole story. It’s what you do 90 percent of the time that produces results in the end. Set realistic expectations, and you’ll be able to stay committed to the end.

Question 3: How Much Fat Do I Need To Lose?

One pound of body fat, you may have heard, is equal to approximately 3,500 calories. That number doesn’t do justice to the full complexity of the systems involved in human fat production and loss, but it’s a surprisingly effective benchmark—provided you use it right. The more pounds in fat you want to lose, the greater amount of time you will need to safely and truly shed fat weight, not mere water weight, or even worse, muscle.

For men, it’s thought to be below 1,500 calories; for women, it could fall below 1,200 calories of deficit.

A general guideline that works for many people is to aim to lose body fat at a pace of 1 pound per week without resorting to extreme dieting. That means eating at a deficit of approximately 500 calories per day. Set your calendar accordingly. If you have 10 pounds or fewer to lose, you should start at least 2-3 months out. If you have more than 20 pounds to torch, begin your cutting phase 4-5 months prior.

Sure, a more aggressive diet can achieve weight loss in a fraction of the time, but research and experience have shown there are limitations to how deep in calorie debt you can get before you wreck your metabolism.

For men, it’s thought to be below 1,500 calories; for women, it could fall below 1,200 calories of deficit. And besides, if your diet is so extreme that you can’t stick to it, that in itself is wasted time and effort!

Question 4: Am I Prepared For Potential Setbacks?

In life, there are few precious things we can control. Luckily, the way our body looks is often one of them. However, all it takes is one setback to rip away that feeling of control and leave us feeling helpless. That’s why it’s important to anticipate any roadblocks along your path to sun-kissed glory.

Look at your calendar. Perhaps you have a family event, extended travel for business, or some other big obligation that will pry you away from your kitchen and gym. Don’t let these well-known enemies sneak up on you! They can make it difficult to stick to a cutting regimen, sure, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your previous hard work go down the tubes during this time. Your success hinges on recognizing the obstacles ahead of time and accounting for them.

Take the time to plan ahead, and you’ll be strong in the face of any temptation

You might extend your cutting regimen or break it up into four-week cycles. If you’re going to travel, it’s not uncommon to prepare an extra bag brimming with prepared meals, protein powder, and appropriate muscle-fueling snacks.

If there’s an event that will flow with alcohol and wonderful food, schedule that event as a cheat meal, but don’t let it suck you into a black-hole of indulgence. Take the time to plan ahead, and you’ll be strong in the face of any temptation.

Question 5: For How Long Should I Cut?

Once you’ve established your answers to the first four questions, you’re finally ready to decide on a timeframe that’s right for you.

The common timelines here are designed to give enough breathing room for healthy expulsion of unwanted body fat, while allowing for the inevitable dance around obligations. Customize them to your end goal and you should find them fairly generous.

For 10 pounds or less, start cutting 2-3 months ahead.
For 20 pounds or more, start cutting 4-5 months ahead.
Add 1-2 weeks for any major foreseeable obstacles.
If such extended time is not on your side, I recommend at minimum six weeks for any cutting program. Don’t leave it to the last minute.

Once you decide on your timeline, consider these programs to provide you with some structure and guidance in your efforts. They’re all different lengths and intensities, so match them up to the time you have at your disposal.

Ashley Conrad’s Clutch Cut: 3 weeks
Jim Stoppani’s Shortcut-to-Shred: 6 weeks
Jamie Eason’s LiveFit: 12 weeks
You were systematic in building all that muscle, so don’t put your gains at risk by taking a haphazard approach to fat-loss. It’ll all be worth it when it comes time to disrobe and reveal a pina colada-dropping physique.

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ways or guide to getting cut
May 10, 2017
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Everyone wants to be ripped. I do not care who you are or what you do. Having a lean, cut physique is a goal of everyone I have ever met; some are just better liars than others. That being said, there are a million-and-one “experts” out there telling us all how to get that desirable physique.

There is just enough; “This is how I did it so it should work for you…” it makes me throw my hands in the air with a big caveman ARRRG!?! I cringe going to bodybuilding shows because even at the state level there is plenty of mass, but minimal cuts. The “experts” strike again!

Now, as I step off my soapbox, let me make available the real how-to, guaranteed-not-to-fail-you way to get ripped. Am I just another one of the “experts”? I have been called worse — but for the sake of argument — let me provide you some background.

Helping people lean up is what I do. I practice medicine on the side to pay the bills. The following info applies if you are fifty, fat and have a food fetish, or if you are a lean, mean mid-twenties guy or gal that wants to be tighter.

Tens of thousands of eating plans and clients in the last 25 years have provided me, through trial and error, the real how to. Thomas Edison once said while discussing the filament in the light bulb:

“I DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT MATERIAL YET, BUT I DO KNOW OF ABOUT TEN THOUSAND MATERIALS THAT WON’T WORK.”
So, let’s get to it. Here’s a quick summation of this article before I start: I will teach you how to get ripped – it takes work; it takes monitoring; it takes constant tweaking. However, if you do it (barring appalling genetics), you will be as cut as you want to be. A few things come to mind as I write this, some I will include, and others I will not:

Supplements — There are some excellent supplements out there that will assist your goal. Supplement articles.
Exercises — a number of different types of exercises help you in the cutting process. The specifics? Training articles.
“Getting on stage” lean and cut (i.e. involves water changes, tricks of the trade, etc.). Contest articles.
Nutrition? THIS article!
Monitoring lean and fat mass? THIS article.
Truly getting ripped? THIS article.
Obtaining a ripped physique requires monitoring weight and body composition changes, strength, and energy, as well as being eager with counting calories, weighing foods, and calculating nutrient ratios, all of which will effect your final outcome.

I am going to add bullet points throughout the article as a summation point of how to get ripped. You can then look back at the points as a reference guide for future use.
UTILIZE A HIGH PROTEIN DIET – PROTEIN BURNS MORE CALORIES AND INCREASES SATIETY (THE FEELING OF FULLNESS)
Notice I did not say low carb. I said high protein. Carbs are essential for lean mass maintenance. Short-term low-carb diets are great, but we are focusing on getting ripped and keeping all the lean mass we can. We all have been told of the benefits of a high protein diet. Let me review two reasons you may not be that familiar with. These two reasons will help you lean up.

Protein causes the greatest amount of satiety of any of the foods. In other words, the first thing we fear when we cut our calories to lean up is that we are going to be hungry. A high protein diet helps curb a lot of that hunger.

Protein also has the highest thermic effect of any food. This means that it takes more energy or calories to digest proteins than it does fats or carbohydrates.

Some studies have shown that up to 30% of the calories in protein are lost as heat in the digestion process. This is why I have chosen not to include it in our calculations above. This provides a fudge factor, and extra calories being burned that you need not account for.

You WILL be measuring your lean mass throughout your cutting process. This is an area that allows you some leeway and some protection of those hard-earned muscles. Protein sources include all animal products such as meat and dairy, and a variety of vegetable sources.
ADJUST YOUR CALORIES AT LEAST WEEKLY ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY COMPOSITION CHANGES AND HOW YOU LOOK. INCREASE CARDIO IF YOU WISH TO EAT MORE OR GET LEAN A LITTLE QUICKER
After removing all the hype, getting cut comes down to a set of scales (no pun intended). You need to balance your cardio and calories. You need to monitor your lean mass and fat mass, and you need to compare pictures of yourself during the whole process.

Cardio to calories is easy. If you want to eat more, do more cardio and visa versa. If your lean mass is maintaining (a dignified goal while getting cut) and fat is dropping off — you are right on track. Here is where the fine-tuning comes in. People who are successful at getting ripped AND keeping their muscle mass know this to a tee.

The following is a simple guide to help you with your caloric intake based on what you are seeing/getting with your constant monitoring of your body composition and calorie content.

After setting your caloric amount, lifting weights like crazy and doing some cardio you check your body composition and this situation arises:

Problem: You lost lean mass AND some fat mass (everything went down!).
Solution: Increase your calories by 100 – 200 a day and recheck it in one week.
Decrease cardio.

Problem: Your fat increased and muscle stayed the same or increased
Solution: Decrease your total daily calories by 300 – 500 a day.
Recheck everything in one week. Increase cardio.

Problem: Muscle and fat stayed the same — no changes
Solution: Decrease your total daily calories by 300 a day.
Recheck everything in one week.
Consider changing cardio.

Problem: Lean mass stayed the same and fat dropped.
Solution: Continue with what you are doing.
Recheck it in four or five days.

The above may seem tedious at first, but once you start doing it, getting into it, and most importantly seeing your results — it becomes very simple and quick to do.
DETERMINE YOUR CALORIC AMOUNTS PER DAY BASED ON YOUR LEAN MASS AND AMOUNT OF EXERCISE YOU ARE DOING
After measuring your body composition you will need to determine your caloric needs to get you ripped up. Total daily energy expenditure is influenced by a number of factors. The most important for this discussion will be your body composition. The more lean tissue, the higher the metabolic rate. The more fat tissue, the lower the metabolic rate.

Your total daily energy expenditure is comprised of three components:

Resting Or Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This is the minimum energy requirement to sustain the body’s functions in the waking state.
The Energy (Thermic) Cost Of Exercise (TEE). This includes energy spent during activities of daily living as well as the energy cost of exercise.
The Thermic Effect Of Food Intake (TEF). This is the energy expended on digestion, absorption, and storage of foods.
This article is too short to go over detailed calculations, so I am going to use two simple equations to determine the number of calories you need each day. As you measure yourself these numbers will change. This is how you dial in to your maximal leanness. In determining your BMR use the following:

Male: Lean Mass in lbs. x 12.5 = BMR
Female: Lean Mass in lbs. x 11 = BMR
To determine your TEE, assuming you are all weight lifters, take 0.086 and multiply it by the number of minutes you are lifting weights x your scale weight in kilograms (scale weight in kilograms is found by dividing your weight in lbs. by 2.2. For example: 150 lbs. / 2.2 = 68.2 kg). This will give you an approximation of the number of calories you are burning in the gym. As an example:

A 150 lb. male in the gym training for 60 minutes would burn the following calories:

150 / 2.2 = 68.2 kg

(Weight lifting variable) 0.086 x (weight in kg.) 68.2 x (min. in gym) 60 = 352 calories

Now, add this number to your calculated BMR, and you will have your calories per day measured.

Example:

A 150 lb. male with a percentage body fat of 15% who lifts 60 minutes a day:

Determine fat mass in lbs.
150 lbs. x .15 = 22.5 lbs of fat
Determine Lean mass
150 lbs. — 22.5 = 127.5 lbs. lean mass
Determine BMR
127.5 lbs x 12.5 = 1594 calories/day
Determine calories spent in the gym
0.086 x 68.2 x 60 = 352 calories
Add your BMR to your calories in the gym
1594 + 352 = 1946 calories/day
If you do not lift on a particular day, be it planned or not, do not include this portion of the calculation in your total calories. I am NOT going to include the TEF with our calculations as this provides a fudge factor, and brings us to our next important point.
MEASURE YOUR BODY COMPOSITION FOR A STARTING POINT. PLAN ON FOLLOWING YOUR BODY COMPOSITION AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. AS YOU MEASURE, YOU CAN PROPERLY ADJUST CALORIES TO SPARE THE LEAN MASS AND ELIMINATE THE FAT!
Anyone who has ever dieted for a bodybuilding show says to himself or herself before they start: “If I could only weigh this much AND be ripped.”

We all know that you sacrifice some scale weight getting cut-up — but why? Simply put, when calories in (what you eat) are greater than calories out (what you burn/exercise off), you gain scale weight. The same is true for scale weight loss: Calories in are less than calories out.

Maintenance occurs when the two are equivalent. In my experience, one of the first things people do to get cut up is slash their calories and increase their cardio. I have seen very large bodybuilders get down to 500 calories a day to get just a little tighter. That isn’t right!

Our bodies’ survivalist instincts go directly to fat preservation and lean mass loss when we cut to many calories. Lean body mass loss must be minimized while you are getting ripped.

Lean body mass contains only 363 kcal/lb (i.e. muscle is 20% protein, 80% water). For example: Weight loss of greater than 0.3 lbs per day on a 1,000 kcal/day deficit includes loss of muscle. If a 1,000 kcal deficit targets lean body mass, one can lose 2 3/4 lbs per day — and it is all muscle!

Quality weight loss must be paced and planned! I am absolutely tenacious when it comes to the importance of measuring your body composition while getting cut up. Loosing all of that hard gained muscle to get a little leaner is just about the stupidest thing I can think of.

There are a number of ways to measure body composition, but the importance of it cannot be overstated when you are leaning up.
CONCLUSION
Everyone I know who takes the time to measure their body composition, track their meals and calories, and spend a few extra minutes each day preparing their food succeeds in getting cut to the bone. It is a matter of discipline and priorities.

What is more important — getting shredded by spending a few minutes a week measuring body composition, using a food scale, and a calculator? Or always wondering how the h-ll the other guy got so ripped? Your call… or should I say Your Cuts?

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Do you know you can become taller than before?
May 9, 2017
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Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.1
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How to Grow Taller
Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height. Take a supplement targeted at your age group with breakfast each morning, and try to incorporate certain foods into your diet. Here are some specific suggestions:
Make sure to take in an abundance of carbohydrates and calories for that is where the body gains its energy to grow.
Get plenty of calcium (found in dairy products and green vegetables). Calcium promotes bone growth and can help prevent osteoporosis.
Taking 500 mg of niacin has shown to significantly increase growth hormone levels only when taken on an empty stomach.
Get sufficient vitamin D (which can be obtained through eating fish, alfalfa, or mushrooms, or spending enough time in the sun). Vitamin D promotes bone and muscle growth in children
[7] , and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls. If you don’t like fish, consider a purified fish oil supplement (purifying removes mercury).
Take in lots of protein (from meat, cheese, eggs, tofu or legumes). Proteins provide an essential building block your body needs in order to grow. At least one (preferably two) of your meals each day should include a high-quality protein.
If you think that the amount of protein in your diet is low then take protein powder once or twice a day.
Up your zinc intake (oysters, chocolate, peanuts, eggs, peas, asparagus, and supplements). A zinc deficiency can cause stunted growth in children [8] . The best way to make sure you meet your body’s daily need is by taking a vitamin or supplement that includes zinc.
Eat on a regular schedule. You should be eating 3 meals a day, with small snacks between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. Try to schedule these events at roughly the same time each day.5
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Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.
Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.
The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height. 6
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How to Grow Taller
Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.
Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.
The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height.

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Beautiful Orchids- Tips to grow them in home
May 7, 2017
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Orchids are beautiful flowers which add beauty to your place. There are several varieties and colors of orchids available. Even the flavoring substance Vanilla is derived from a type of orchids called the Vanilla orchids. This vanilla is not only a flavoring substance but also used for its medicinal values.

Recently the oldest orchids fossil has been found out from a Baltic amber which dates back to around 45-55 million years ago. This fossil contained a fungus gnat carrying the pollen sac of an extinct orchid trapped in the amber. Cool, right?

Now we have seen how cool orchids are there are scientists and researchers out there who are still studying about the orchids. So, let’s see how to grow this awesome flowering plant in our home.

Growing orchids is really simple yet with proper care, you can get some cool and beautiful flowers.

  1. Orchids resemble the climbers and they like to cling to a bark of a tree or something like that.
  2. Orchids need a lot of sunlight, so remember to place the pot where you can get plenty of sunlight. So go for an east or south facing spot because there you will get the just right amount of sunlight but not too hot.
  3. After getting the plant, place it in the pot with the right amount of manure mixed clay soil. In terms of humidity, make sure the soil is not too dry.
  4. Have a regular watering hours for the orchids as not to over water it or just ignoring. When you insert your finger into the soil if you feel dry then water it.
  5. While looking for the plant when unwrapping it from the plastic cover make sure the roots are white and firm. Cut away any blackened or shriveled roots as it will affect the further growth of the plant.
  6. If you see your plant yellowing or not flowering, change the place and change the routine but don’t fertilize it often.

So, if you could follow these simple steps then the orchids will be a beauty. They are very beautiful and adds a pretty sight for your home decoration.

Now let’s look at some types of orchids that we can grow in our home:

  1. Slipper orchidsfor those who tend to overwater
  2. Cattleya, Oncidium, Dendrobium orchidsfor those who tend to ignore their plants
  3. Cymbidium, Masdevallia orchidsfor those who have their houses cool
  4. Vanda, Moth orchidsfor those who have their houses warm
  5. Jewel orchidsfor those houses which stay dark
  6. Vanda, Cymbidiumbest for summer season

This is a list of orchids for different conditions which can be grown in our home. For any plant to grow healthy, proper care, humidity and nutrients are the important factors. Orchids are tropical plants native to the tropical countries. But with the right environment, we can grow it in any country.

As said orchids have medicinal values which have an important role in the Chinese medicine. It is consumed as an herbal tea and used to stop excessive bleeding. So, have a great time in growing this wonderful plant.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Join me in The Tidying Up Letting Go Of Stuff Challenge
May 4, 2017
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Have you read or heard of the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing“? It was written by a Japanese author, Marie Kondo, and she is the founder of the KonMari Method.

 

I have been reading a lot about her book on the Internet, in various blogs, especially parenting blogs. I have been reading how magical the KonMari Method is, but I have not really read or buy the book yet. I doubt if I can really follow the KonMari Method in tidying up and letting go of stuff. I roughly know how the method is by reading here and there from other blogs, it sounds good, but I am just not sure if I can do that, especially with three young children at home and two of them enjoy creating messes and having fun (and one is still a baby).

 

I just found this challenge from Finding Joy. It is a 6 week email course or challenge. We will get a link to each week’s post and a challenge from the author, Rachel Martin. It sounds good for me. I always like to participate in challenges as they always help to motivate me to do and be better. Moreover, I will be told how and what to do every week, and hopefully I will be there after six weeks. This plan sounds good to me.

 

I am currently decluttering, tidying up and organizing the stuff in my home now. So this challenge just comes at the right time for me. It is always good to have some friends who do this together with me, but I can’t really think of who needs this challenge in my real life, so I am happy to share it here and hope to inspire anyone who might be benefited from this challenge.

 

If you are interested in this challenge, you can find out more information here: The Tidying Up Letting Go Of Stuff Challenge

 

Image: Pixabay
 
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Clarification And Analysation On What’s Confusing
May 1, 2017
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My reaction to the hues and cries generated by Sultan of Sokoto’s statement that “MEN SHALL INHERIT DOUBLE OF WHAT WOMEN INHERIT”.
There is no where God says men are superior to women in the Qur’an. Men and women are equal in Islam. However, as for inheritance, Islam has apportioned double to men, due to the enormity of duties and responsibilities they are saddled with. Men fend for the family. Men have more financial responsibilities than women. Though, there are some women who bear more financial burden than men, but it’s not so common. Therefore, a male child is given double of what a female inherits. This does not mean superiority of male over female, but assistance to ease his burden.
Moreover, Islam places so much premium on the womenfolk. Islam has accorded them due respect in all ramifications. Islam protects their dignity and honour, and bestows on them the right to ownership of estate and property. Islam encourages them to strive to attain the peak of their academic career. It affords them a pride of place in the society. They can vote and be voted for. They can aspire to reach the zenith of their career, as long as it will not negatively affect their home; which is their primary constituency. Benazir Bhutto (Nobel Prize Winner), Nobel Laureate Tawakkul Karman, Nobel Laureate Shirim Ibadi are all glittering examples of what a Muslim lady can be without losing her religious identity.
Nevertheless, there are some Muslims who believe men are superior to women. They believe women cannot speak freely in the society, especially in the presence of men. The fact they adduce is that: the voice of a lady is part of her nakedness. This is a faulty assumption which has no basis in our religion. This cannot be substantiated in or traced to any of the fundamental sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Neither does the Qur’an affirm this nor any of the traditions of the Holy Prophet. What Islam frowns at is an alluring or seductive manner of speaking.
Those who say Islam does not support a woman speaking in public should also consider the fact that Muslim women are lecturers in many of the ivory towers in our country, and they are duty bound to teach and lecture in front of male students. Preventing them from expressing their opinions and thoughts in public has a damaging effect on their psyche. Also, doing this will deprive the society of their meaningful suggestions and contributions. The roles of women in societal reformation and thought edification can never be overemphasised.
In conclusion, let me reiterate, Islam accords equal rights to male and female, and it saddles them with specific duties and responsibilities in establishing a virile society that is devoid of rancour, animosity and oppression. Sultan of Sokoto was right.

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fisher toy gym and stuffed lion
April 29, 2017
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fisher gym and stuffed lion

My friends friend had a baby and she went shopping and decided on fisher price It looked nice in the store, soft that babies will like laying on the floor and looking up to this colorful aquarium figures toys and play with them , it will keep babies that age, busy for quite a while giving parents really good time as break.
the fisher gym, jingles and plays music as kids and babies like and will be attracted easily by sounds and movement and also colorful toys, especially the color of these toys are bright.

It is also for not age 1 to 12 months but its little high from the floor so, young babies of age 2 years will like it too

It can be turned into a crawl through tunnel for babies of 1 or 2 years.

It is very easy to wash it, with hand or with washer.

It has also very reasonably cost and that is 20 dollar

Quality of the mat is good not fully Synthetic material but mix with cotton, no bad smell, gregarious paint on the mat of elephant, generally satisfied with the shape and size too

problem is with the music little loud. I was expecting a musical crawling mat with kids songs, but its not so kids music, its no way baby will not like this toy gym

and we got also a lion stuffed toy

so cute, not big nor small lion animal soft and really looks fun, and I guess kids like to hug such animals

would definitely recommend this for older kids stuffed toy with lion shape can be for babies to lie on or hug also.

These tow are cute gift s for especially babies and toddlers , particular the lion, I recommend fisher gym mat and toys and the stuffed lion also for any one likes to give good gift that kids will use and be busy for tometime

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Steam sterlizer from stream guard
April 29, 2017
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Steam sterlizer from stream guard

when you have baby at home

then there are many things to think tension about how clean the house how clean the dress how clean the bottles too

It was one of those things that you need in each home. I thought of buying one of cups. I suppose it was a mother instinct thing and I just wanted the best for my baby at that time

When I looked the net I found steam guard stemasterlizer

this is a long living  product made in Germany

Remove rack and pour 7 fl. oz. of water, it will be good if you use distilled, into the reservoir.

Put the rack back into the base.

Place the bottles upside down into crescent shaped holders around the rack’s central stem.

Place nipples around its edge and slot dome caps into holder above the nipples.

Place locking rings on their side, behind the bot.

Clip the sides of the pot and the cover

It needs two or more minutes depend on the wattage you are using, and it cools in few minutes also

 

So simple Of course, steam guard is the one that win me and it was great help

However, you can use it only for babies bottles and nipples.

This is real review. The product comes in three sets, stand and bottle tray also lid , It is safe and good.

I certainly found it to be practical and easy to use. Go see tv or do any work you have to do until the machine sterilize the bottles. Thre is no downside

You must only clean the container because its normal to find buildup of residue inside the tray and the container.

stream guard is my best used product to help kill germs and clean the babies feeding contains nicely and safely

it is price was something like 100 dollar and its worth it for sure, still intact and wroking good like when i brought it

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