Shabir Daya

Ear Infections & Earache

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The medical term for an ear infection is otitis media.  The word otitis stands for ear which means inflammation and the term media means middle as the infection usually occurs in the middle ear canal.

Although children are more likely to suffer from ear infections, and this is often due to the narrow passage that connects the middle ear to the nose which can get blocked easily, adults may suffer from ear infection too for a variety of reasons.

The symptoms of ear infection in adults may be ear pain, discharge and congestion in the ears which can lead to hearing problems such as muffled hearing. Read More…

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

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Leaky gut syndrome is a poorly understood gastrointestinal concern largely unknown by health professionals as well as sufferers who are often unaware of this condition. Leaky gut syndrome is an intestinal problem in which the lining of the gut becomes permeable resulting in numerous problems.

What happens in leaky gut syndrome?

The lining of the gut is one cell thick and this lining performs the important task of absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. This lining also plays an important role of preventing toxins, bacteria, digested food and other foreign bodies from entering the bloodstream. The gut lining basically acts as a front line of defence to protect the body. In leaky gut syndrome, this barrier is breached leading to bacteria and toxins being able to enter the bloodstream causing a host of problems. Read More…

Using Salicylic Acid For Blackheads

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Blackheads can be difficult to get rid of and even with a good cleansing routine, these stubborn blemishes often remain. Even though they are stubborn, it is not difficult to get rid of blackheads or to reduce their occurrence. Salicylic acid is a very effective ingredient in treating oily skin prone to blackheads and open pores.

Blackheads can develop at any stage of one’s life but generally start from our teens during which time our hormones are usually out of balance. We start producing more androgens or hormones that stimulate oil production. These oils along with dead skin cells get clogged up in the pores where they get exposed to oxygen from the air which turns them black and solid. The areas affected the most appear to be the oily areas on the face, mostly the nose, chin and cheeks. Read More…

How To Fade Acne Scars

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Acne sufferers face more than one concern which of course includes the nuisance of acne itself, however most sufferers are usually anxious about acne scars since unlike acne, which may be temporary, acne scars are perceived to be for life.

There are numerous topical products aimed at treating scar tissue but before we investigate the types of acne scars, it is important that one should try and prevent acne in the first place. Read More…

Reducing The Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT, is caused by the pooling of blood in a vein which triggers the blood clotting mechanism. The formation of the blood clot, known as a thrombus, usually occurs in a deep leg vein usually between the ankle and the upper calf.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a very serious condition because it can cause permanent damage to the leg or it can lead to pulmonary embolism which is life-threatening. Anyone can be at risk of developing DVT; the risk of developing blood clots increases by 48% for those who sit more than four hours a day. This is not a long period of time when you imagine the number of people sitting at a desk, movie theatre, whilst driving or on a train and watching television. Read More…

The Best Mucoid Plaque Cleanser

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What is mucoid plaque?

Mucoid plaque is not something that most people will have heard about. In fact, there is controversy between the medical profession and the holistic practitioners over whether this exists or not. Though there is little proof of whether mucoid plaque actually exists or not, there are many testimonies from thousands of individuals who claim to have got rid of it.

So what is mucoid plaque?

Mucoid plaque is thought to be the body’s reaction in the lower intestines to toxins and chemicals from the foods we eat. The body has many natural defence mechanisms and a good example is why sites of injury swell up with fluid which is basically to protect the injured tissues. Likewise, the ingestion of chemicals and toxins is thought to cause the release of mucus to protect the cells within the intestines and forms plaque in the gut. Although protective, this mucoid plaque may harbour parasites and pathogenic bacteria; it can stop the absorption of nutrients from food and it can slow the digestive process. Many practitioners believe that mucoid plaque may be the cause of numerous other concerns in the body such as allergies, food sensitivities, fatigue, low energy and constipation to name a few. Read More…