Nothing ruins a relaxing of day of fishing like catching yourself on your own fish hook. Here are two methods you can use to carefully remove the hook without causing serious damage.
The key to removing a fish hook, as this guide from The Art of Manliness explains, is minding the barb at the end of the hook. To remove it from your skin, you need to tie some line to the curved shank part of the hook, then apply pressure to the eye part of the hook to reduce the damage the barb will do on its way out. Keep the line taut while you push down on the eye, then quickly jerk on the line to pull the hook out. It will probably hurt still, but it’s the most efficient way to do it. If the hook is really far in there, the “advance and cut” technique has you push the hook the rest of the way through your skin. Once it’s through, you can clip off the barb and pull the hook easily through your skin.
Farting in public is generally frowned upon, but that doesn’t mean you should be ashamed of a little gas. Farts are a sign we are healthy.
Okay, so it’s not the most glamorous health tip, and some people might find it a little embarrassing to talk about… But farting is a normal result of a healthy digestive system and good indicator of our well-being.On average, we fart about 5-10 times a day, according to Medical Daily.
Certain foods make us fart more – especially complex carbohydrates such as beans, sweet potatoes, oats and wheat – and foods that are packed full of nutritional value can often lead to a stronger odor.
Whether you fart five or fifty times a day, here are 8 reasons why you should let it out and pay attention.
1. It reduces bloating.
The most common cause of bloating is a build-up of gas in your gut. That’s right – the full, tight discomfort that makes your pants a little tighter might just be because you need to fart. So don’t hold it in.
2. It’ll help you balance your diet.
Everyone has a unique gut and we all handle foods differently. If you are experimenting with nutrition and diet, farts are a good indicator of balance or imbalance, according to Huffington Post. Too much red meat, for example, usually results in a strong, unpleasant odor, while complex carbohydrates tend to cause larger amounts of gas with a more neutral odor.
3. It can relieve abdominal pain.
It might not be appropriate to fart in every situation, but holding it in – especially if you have a lot of gas in your gut – can cause intestinal distension which hurts, according to Berkeley Wellness.
If you feel that you need to fart but you can’t, try gently massaging your stomach to promote the movement of gas through your system.
4. Holding it in can be bad for your colon.
Withholding gas can exacerbate hemorrhoids, for example, as can trying to manipulate the way gas comes out. The best policy is to let it come out naturally. People whose colons have been compromised by illness are also best not to hold in flatulence.
5. Inhaling farts is good for you.
This sounds silly, but a study from the University of Exeter has found that exposure to small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas (which our guts produce during digestion) may prevent mitochondrial damage to our cells. This could prevent strokes, heart disease, and arthritis, among other things.
6. Farts tell us about our health.
Pay attention to the gas you are passing every day. Is it frequent? Does it have a strong odor? Is there any pain? Fatulence can be an early warning sign for a range of health issues. If you have any pain or pronounced changes in your flatulence that you don’t think are related to diet, it might be worth seeing your doctor.
7. Diagnose food allergies.
Some food allergies cause us to have severe flatulence, and this is certainly the case for lactose intolerance, according to Medical News Today, as with Coeliac Disease. If you have a notable increase in farting after consuming certain foods or food groups, consult your doctor – there are very simple tests which can tell you whether you should be avoiding those foods.
8. It feels good.
We should all admit it – it feels good to let out gas that has been sitting in our abdomens and bothering us. Holding in gas can make us irritable and snappy, and according to Women’s Health Mag the best thing we can do is excuse ourselves to the bathroom and let it out quietly. There’s no relief quite like it.
Still embarrassed? If you think that you pass too much gas and have ruled out any medical issues, then there are small things you can do to reduce the amount of gas you produce, according to Web MD. You can eat more slowly, and avoid carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners. Limit dairy, and get plenty of exercise. If you think your farts are healthy, then embrace it. Passing gas is a great sign that your digestive system is working as it should.
Epsom salt, chemically known as magnesium sulfate, has a variety of surprising uses throughout your home.
Epsom salt (or “salts”) was first found in the waters of a town named Epsom, in England. As early as the 17th century there are records of people taking advantage of its natural properties. It was once the most popular medicinal remedy in England.
The incredible health benefits and versatility of Epsom salt — not to mention that it’s inexpensive — make it a must-have for every home medicine cabinet. Try some of these remedies:
Note: Epsom salt is not an all-purpose fertilizer. It will create healthier, greener, bushier houseplants only if your houseplants are deficient in magnesium or sulfate.
All people are either A, B, AB or 0 blood type from birth.
Experts say that every type has its own traits and here is the list:
1. Blood type and offsprings
85% of people are Rh + and if the woman is Rh- and man is Rh+ for conceiving, there is risk of health issues in the child.
2. Blood type and diseases
Depending on the health, every type is more or less prone to issues so check this out.
3. Blood type and diet
Know your type and see which diet suits you best and which has to be avoided. Type A need more veggies, 0 need more fish and meat, AB seafood and lean meat and B need red meat.
4. Blood antigens
These are in the GI tract, blood, nostrils and lungs, but also colon and mouth.
5. Blood type and stress
Those with type 0 need more relaxing than the rest.
6. Blood type and weight
The type also says a lot for the weight. Type 0 can have more belly fat, and type A have almost no issues.
7. Blood type and pregnancy
Women with AB conceive easier than the rest and have less making of follicle-hormones.
8. Blood type and urgencies
If you need blood transfusing, know that 0 type Rh- can be universal donors and AB are universal recipients.
Deril the dancing dog proved he could be more than just a best friend when he performed CPR on his handler during a World Championship competition.
The talented canine showed he had to skills to be a lifesaver, giving ‘mouth-to-mouth’ to resuscitate Lusy Imbergerova after she was ‘hit by a grenade’.
It was all part of a brilliant military-themed routine by the pair, who have previously found success on Italy’s Got Talent.
Lusy then drops a grenade that ‘blows up’ in her face leaving her severely injured.
Deril rushes over to the rescue, and begins to press against her chests with his paws.
He then performs a ‘kiss of life’ to bring Lusy back from the dead.
Too low or high activity by thyroid gland may result in illnesses known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
Thyroid problems are not as uncommon as you may think. There are countless questions and speculations about its causes, symptoms and treatment. Thyroid is a hormone which regulates body’s metabolism, specifically dealing with energy and growth of the body.
Too low or high activity by thyroid gland may result in illnesses known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. You need to understand these terms and the differences so as to better safeguard yourself against thyroid health issues.
These are the terms most hear when it is already too late, they learn it from the doctors mouth. It is estimated that every 1 out of 20 people are prone to acquire thyroid sickness in their life time.
Women tend to get this sickness more easily than men and therefore must be cautious.
Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism
When hormone secretion is not ideal and rather unbalanced, it results in these health issues.
Hormone output should neither be excessive or deficient in production and such instances can cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
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Do you know what your blood pressure should be?
Regulating your blood pressure can become a real virtue, unless you are older and unable to do so. In that case, this is pretty harmful and sometimes impossible. This was shown in a study that involved 2,000 seniors. The results were published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine and they actually surprised the world.
When it comes to high blood pressure, there is no place for mistakes – hypertension is a real life threat. It affects the function of your arteries, kidneys, and your body in general. This causes heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other dangerous health issues. This is the reason why most doctors reach for aggressive therapies when it comes to treating hypertension.
Same as other health conditions, a particular method cannot be applied to everyone. There are different treatments for 50-year-old men and 80-year-old men, as the therapy of the first group does not correspond to the individuals in the second.
Did you know that some fingernail irregularities are signs of medical conditions?
It’s often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. But might fingernails reveal your health status? All kinds of conditions and diseases can affect your nails. For example, small depressions or pitting often occur in people with psoriasis.
A 2012 paper noted that 77 percent of psoriasis sufferers have nail abnormalities, most commonly pitting and onycholysis (a separation of the nail from the nail bed). Though far more common on toenails, fungus can also infect fingernails (onychomycosis), causing nails to thicken and turn yellowish.
Here are some other telltale signs:
- Nail clubbing. Nails normally curve at a slight upward angle from the nail bed. Nails that curve downward could be indicative of lung, cardiovascular, liver or inflammatory bowel disease or HIV infection.
- Spoon nails (koilonychia). This refers to nails that are abnormally thin and flat—or even concave enough to hold a drop of water. The condition is associated with severe iron-deficiency anemia and other systemic illnesses, and commonly results from repeated exposure to chemicals or trauma.
- Horizontal indentations (Beau’s lines). These lines may be a sign of injury to the nail or of peripheral vascular disease, diabetes or zinc deficiency. They can occur as a result of a high fever and in people being treated with chemotherapy.
- White bands (Muehrcke’s nails). This condition is characterized by a pair of horizontal white lines running parallel to the nail base. It can be associated with liver or kidney disease and may also occur because of chemotherapy.
- White nail plates (Terry’s nails). Characterized by white nails with a dark band at the tip, seen on all fingers, Terry’s nails are common in people with liver disease and are also associated with congestive heart failure, diabetes and HIV, though they may also occur as part of normal aging.