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Papaya – Herbal Medicine For Beauty and Ailments

Papaya is magical fruit for your health and skin. It is an excellent source of proteolytic enzymes that are very significant in digesting meal. You will get Papain from the enzymes. As a matter of fact, it is effective to break down proteins in your food and treat cystic fibrosis. Therefore if you have problem with digestion system, you can eat it.

In a daily health, it works wonderfully on supporting the immune system to prevent flu and colds. It is good to treat digestive disorders. Furthermore, it also helps in preventing acne since when papaya is used as a face pack it can open the pores of face. It provides great amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. they are extremely great antioxidants that is beneficial for your health.

Papaya provides Papain that is effective to help breaking up dead skin. It will make your skin fresher, cleaner and more glowing. It is an excellent source of fiber that is really beneficial to decrease high cholesterol levels. It helps avoid the oxidation of cholesterol therefore it becomes great herbal medicine to treat stroke, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.

For health in marriage, consuming papaya is effective to increase male virility. It can be consumed to heal colon cancer. Many advantages you can get through papaya, therefore you should balance your diet with this fruit. As a matter of fact beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin C are effective to heal inflammation. It is also good for treating rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and osteoarthritis. Get many advantages by consuming papaya.

African-American Hair, Beauty and Self Esteem

I took a photo of my daughter during Christmas time 2010. Her African-American natural hair was washed, conditioned, blown dry, and wrapped. The photo was taken after she had returned from a trip to the mall with my mother (her grandmother). Apparently there was a modeling agency at the mall recruiting. A representative from the agency approached my daughter and asked if she was interested in modeling for the major department stores. They asked her a few other questions as well. My daughter declined the offer. She later told me that she was interested, yet she did not feel comfortable discussing the issue without her parents. I told her that her dad and I could have been there in 10 minutes if it was something she wanted. Yet I really wasn’t too disappointed because it’s hard to tell whether the agency could deliver what they offered and I am sure there were costs associated.

However, I was impressed that the modeling agency representative saw features and or beauty enough to inquire. I believe my daughter was also complimented that a complete stranger approached her wanting to potentially utilize her image.

The picture that I took captured the image that someone saw when they looked at my daughter. Perhaps they thought “She is beautiful.” Or maybe “Her clothes fit nice. She would be a good model.” Then again maybe they just thought “She can afford our agency fees.” Most likely it was some combination of all of these things.

This encounter made me think about self-esteem. I wondered how my daughter thought of herself. I thought about my perception of myself. I revisited what I thought of my daughter. Her hair was simple and not necessarily glamorous. If a complete stranger could look at someone and think she’s beautiful, what would happen if every person looked at themselves and said “beautiful”? What if we began to treat ourselves like beautiful people? That means taking care of and doing the right things for our spirituality, health, appearance, employment, relationships, etc. What if parents started treating children like they were beautiful people? I guess this is a plea to focus on the strengths and positive things about oneself and others. Develop those things and we might find out what a different world this could be.

Indoor Trees Offer a Beautiful and Healthy Atmosphere to Your Indoor Environment

Asthma is one of the most common conditions in the US. It is estimated that about 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma at some point of their lives. If not taken cared of properly, asthma can be fatal. In fact, it has been reported that asthma claims more than 3,000 lives a year across America and more than 250,000 worldwide.

Asthma is really serious. So if you or one of your family members have been diagnosed with asthma or some other form of chronic respiratory condition, it is of paramount importance that you do all you can to prevent attacks from taking place. There are anti-asthmatic medications that are available, but prevention is still the best medicine.

One of the things that you can do to prevent an asthma episode is to improve your house’s indoor air quality. Dust and other allergens can accumulate inside your home if you do not have proper ventilation. And there are times that installing ventilating systems won’t suffice to get rid of dust and other pollutants. To make sure that you have 100 percent healthy air to breathe, you may need to put indoor trees inside your house.

Indoor trees do not only take in unnecessary carbon dioxide inside your house, but they will also make sure that the amount dust and other microscopic particles will be minimized. There has been a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University that discovered that indoor trees can reduce dust levels by more than 20 percent.

Aside from the tremendous health benefit that indoor trees bring, they can also improve the appearance of your indoors. You just need to make sure that you put the trees in the right place so that your house will not look crowded. Then, you can highlight the trees’ natural beauty at night by installing downlights near them. This makes for a beautiful effect.

What tree should you get? Well, you do not really need to get huge indoor trees and set up an indoor forest. Mid-sized trees, like those of the citrus family, are enough if you have a sizable indoor area. If you’ve got limited space, a petit braided ficus tree will do.

Most homeowners prefer potted trees because of the low cost of maintenance. However, busy folks may find the work involved quite inconvenient. For one thing, you need to water the trees regularly. Also, you may need to replace the soil from time to time. If you do not have the time to do such things, you have the option to grow your trees using hydroponics systems. The catch with hydroponic-grown trees is that you will need to get more money from your wallet-but the price will certainly be right considering the convenience that you will get.

Indoor Fountains – Add Beauty and Improve Your Health

It’s during the cold winter months in the North that one learns to appreciate even more the benefits of indoor fountains. (We also appreciate how great it would be if we could just pick and move South – but that’s another story.) Most people equate water fountains with Spring and Summer, bringing the relaxing serenity of moving water to the patio or garden. Well that may well be, but there are even more reasons to have those water fountains scattered throughout the house – especially in the winter.

There are so many different ways to bring the serenity of moving water into your home or office. First, there is the stately floor fountain. These can stand four or five feet high. They can be a magnificent piece in a hallway or foyer. This is a piece of art that can substitute for tall plants or can be a center piece surrounded by plantings in a open area. Typically the floor fountain is made of slate, glass, copper or rock and provides a very dramatic effect with water rippling down the full length in a wide shimmering sheet. Of course there are many other designs including various tiered arrangements providing spectacular water falls.

Another option is the wall fountain. These can substitute for hanging art or can incorporate a piece of art work as part of the fountain. They can be mounted with various forms of lighting to provide a striking focal point in any room. The wall fountain is particularly well suited for a bedroom, den or office.

A third option is the simple tabletop fountain. These are small delicate water features that are at home on end tables, desks or bookshelves. They come in an almost limitless number of designs and can incorporate some vary unique arrangements from the simple to the intricate.

With all of these come many health benefits. Certainly they provide a calming atmosphere that helps reduce stress and anxiety. They will also add humidity to dry indoor air in the winter. But there are other health benefits that have been attributed to moving water features that are hard to quantify but nevertheless have been experienced by many. This is of course the uplifting feeling you get from an increase in negative ions.

A lot of health benefits are attributed to the presence of negative ions. They are said to be the cause of that great feeling you get when you’re out in the fresh clean air or why it smells so go after a thunderstorm. These negative-ions help increase the flow of oxygen to the brain resulting in more energy and alertness. The same thing happens when you are around a waterfall – lots of negative ions to take in.

Scientifically these negative ions are created in nature when air molecules are broken apart by sunlight, radiation, moving air and water. That’s why you feel so good walking on the beach or under a waterfall. While a lot has to do with just being in these wonderful settings, the air in these environments is known to contain thousands of negative ions. The healthy effect has been documented in a lot of people – so much so that the market for negative ion generators and air purifiers has ballooned.

Why not get your own negative ion generator and at the same time get the enjoyment of a beautiful water feature in your home. You’ll get a lot more pleasure and relaxation from an indoor fountain than sitting around and watching a mechanical device humming in the corner of a room.