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The Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

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At some point of her life, every woman wants to have a baby of whom she will take care of. Moreover, when a couple decides to have a baby together, they usually plan beforehand when the woman will be fertile. In fact, once you conceive, you will start feeling unusual things that might prove you are pregnant. Keep on reading this paragraph in order to know what the early symptoms of pregnancy are.

Spotting and Cramping

When the conception happens, the fertilized egg gets attached to the wall of the uterus, and this can result in the same symptoms of when you are about to get your period such as cramping and spotting. This phenomenon is called “implantation bleeding”. Moreover, implantation bleeding happens between the first six until 12 days, just after the egg is fertilized. As a result, most women mistake this for their period. However, besides bleeding, women may notice a white thing on her underwear that may tell her that she is pregnant.

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Breast changes are another early sign that you are pregnant. In fact, women’s hormone levels quickly change after the conception. Due to those changes, her breasts become swollen, sore, and tingly for about a week or two. Moreover, the areola, which is the area around the nipple, may also darken a little bit. Do not feel miserable, as you will get used to the changes after a week or two.

Carmencitta Magazine - The Early Symptoms of Pregnancy 3Fatigue

 

Feeling very tired is one of the most normal things that happen in pregnancy. In fact, it only takes one week after the conception for the woman to start feeling fatigue and restlessness. In fact, the reason why she feels like that is due to a hormone called progesterone that hits high during this whole thing. In addition, women may have other symptoms such as lower levels of blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and a boost in blood production.

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Having chest pain? Cure it immediately

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What most people fail to know is that chest pain is not always due to a heart attack. In fact, there exist a lot of other causes of chest pain. P.S: whenever you feel pain in your chest, you should immediately visit your doctor. Moreover, once you know that the chest pain you are having is not because of a heart attack, you can try to relief the pain by using home remedies. Furthermore, there are many causes that lead to chest pain, and here are some home remedies that will help you in relieving the discomfort and pain in your chest.

Garlic

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Garlic is known to be beneficial for your health but especially for the heart. Garlic contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Moreover, it has iodine, sulfur and chlorine, and it able to fight off cough, asthma, phlegm, and many other chest diseases. One of the ways that you can use garlic as a remedy is by taking a clove of raw garlic and swallowing it with water every morning on an empty stomach.

Ginger

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Ginger has a long history of medicinal use for different medical conditions. This herb is for issues including acidity, cold and flu. If you suffer from chest pain, you can daily have ginger root tea in order to reduce the inflammation and to get a relief from coughing and heartburn that may be causing the pain in your chest. For this remedy, you will need a fresh ginger root, about 1 inch, and one cup of hot water to be placed in for 5 minutes. After that, drink the tea while it is still warm.

Turmeric

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This is a spice that is very used in Asian cuisines. In addition, it is used in Chinese medicine for inflammatory symptoms. Moreover, it is used for chest pains. All you have to do is add a spoon of this powder to your everyday meal.

 

A New Defense in the Fight against Tuberculosis

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is man’s oldest infectious killer. TB is a disease that usually attacks and lays waste to the lungs, but it can spread to other areas of the body, particularly the brain, the kidneys, and the bones. Tuberculosis of the lungs can cause coughing, loss of weight and appetite, severe sweating at night, weakness, shortness of breath, and chest pains.

Now the Good News about Tuberculosis

Today, however, there is hope. After ten years of testing, researchers have come up with a strategy that may reduce tuberculosis from being a killer on the loose to being a criminal under siege. Dr. Hiroshi Nakashima, former director-general of World Health Organization (WHO), called this new strategy “one of the most important public health breakthroughs of this decade.” And Dr. Arita Kochi, director of the WHO Global TB Program, says that it offers the first-ever chance to “reverse the TB epidemic.” The cause of all this excitement? A method called DOTS.

DOTS is an acronym for directly observed treatment, short-course. It is a health management system that can cure most TB patients in six to eight months without their spending a single day in the hospital. DOTS depends on five elements for its success. If any of the elements are missing, notes WHO, the ability to cure TB victims “slips through our fingers.” What are these elements?

  • 1. Directly: The most dangerous TB case is the diagnosed case. WHO thus stresses that first of all, health-care workers should direct their efforts to identifying the people in their community who suffer from contagious TB.
  • 2. Observed: The second element of DOTS makes the health system—not the patient—responsible for achieving a cure. Health-care workers or trained volunteers, such as shopkeepers, teachers, or former TB patients, observe patients swallowing each dose of anti-TB medicines. “Patient observers” are crucial for success because a main reason why TB persists till today is that patients stop taking their medicines too soon. After just a few weeks of medication, they start feeling better and stop taking their pills. Yet, the medication must be taken for six to eight months in order to rid the body of all TB bacilli.
  • 3. Treatment: During these six to eight months, health workers monitor the results of the treatment and document the patients’ progress. In that way, they make sure that patients are fully cured and cannot pass the infection on to others.
  • 4. Short-Course: Using the right combination and the right amount of anti-TB drugs, known as short-course chemotherapy, for the right length of time is the fourth element of the DOTS strategy. These combined drugs give a knockout punch to kill the TB bacilli. The drugs must always be in supply so that treatment is never interrupted.
  • 5. !: WHO expresses this fifth element of the DOTS strategy by means of an exclamation mark at the end of DOTS! It represents funding and sound policies. WHO urges health systems to secure financial commitment from governments and nongovernmental organizations and to make TB treatment part of the country’s existing health system.

How Should a Baby Sleep?

Many babies around the world have died as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In the United States, it is the most common cause of death among babies between the ages of 1 month and 12 months. Is there any way to reduce the risk? According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), research in recent years indicates that the risk of SIDS seems to drop significantly when babies sleep on their back rather than on their stomach. Several countries have instituted programs to alert parents to the association between sleep position and SIDS. In Australia, England, Denmark, New Zealand, and Norway, SIDS fell by at least 50 percent after one to two years of public campaigns to promote putting babies to bed on their back.

Exactly how a baby’s sleeping on its stomach is linked to SIDS is not known, but some researchers suggest that this prone position may result in a baby’s rebreathing its own expelled air, thus increasing the level of carbon dioxide in its blood. The baby’s body may also become overheated because it does not dissipate heat as well when lying on its stomach. In any case, infants laid down either on their back or on their stomach tend to remain in that position. Studies also suggest that putting a normal, healthy infant on its back is better than putting it on its side.Why do mothers choose one sleep position over another? JAMA notes that mothers often just follow custom—they put their babies to bed the way their own mothers or others in their community would. Or they may adopt the practice they observed in the hospital. Some mothers also feel that their baby prefers or sleeps better in a particular position. Many mothers consistently lay the baby down on its back for the first month but then change to the stomach later on. “This trend is disturbing,” states JAMA, “because the risk of SIDS is highest among infants at 2 to 3 months of age.” Doctors are striving to inform parents of small infants about what they say is a simple, effective measure for reducing the risk of SIDS—placing healthy infants on their back to sleep.

 

Skin Problems: Dry Skin

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Skin types vary from extremely oily, to extremely dry. Whatever in between (partly oily, partly dry…), either belong to the first type or to the second one. We have already discussed the oily skin problem and solutions, this is why, we are going to talk about the dry skin, its problem, and its solutions.

 In fact, dry skin is when your body and face start feeling itchy and flaky. While famous hydrating creams commercials promise you the perfect skin, you probably had the thought of: why should I rub my body with some aesthetic products and ruin it more than it’s already ruined? This is the reason why we have gathered for you today some DIY tricks to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 2Hot Showers Should Be Skipped

Nothing feels better than having a long hot shower. However, hot water is one of the main factors that cause skin dryness. Moreover, taking lukewarm showers is better for your skin. In addition, when using soap, find one that is chemicals free.

Exfoliate before you hydrate

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 3Invest your money on a jar of salt or sugar scrub. These are one of the best exfoliation products that help you get rid of the dry and itchy skin on the surface, and have a smooth skin. After that, use a well-known hydrating cream to help keep the moisture trapped in your skin.

Honey and olive oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 4.This is the perfect mix for an itchy dry spot. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil, add a squeeze of lemon juice, and here you go! Apply the mix on the dry spot and let it sit for 20 minutes, then take it off with a warm towel.

Drink lots of water

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 5.Water is a crucial factor in order to survive. However, it does not only benefit the body, it benefits the skin as well. You should try your best to drink the amount of 8 cups of water per day.

How to become a healthy eater

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A healthy life is a routine that you can follow in order to have a better lifestyle. In fact, in order to do that, you need to pass through a lot of steps so that you can make your body get used to having a healthy lifestyle. If you want to know what those steps are, keep on reading this article so we can guide you through them.

Choose the right carbohydrates

In fact, there are two types of carbs: simple carbs and complex carbs. When it comes to wimple carbs, they are the ones that your body can absorb quickly like sugar and flour. In fact, for your body to do so, it needs to release a big amount of insulin in order to fight the overload. However, when it comes to complex carbs, they are slowly digested by your body; for example: whole-grain flour, hearty vegetables, oats, and unprocessed grains, like brown rice. These foods are usually higher in vitamins and other nutrients that are beneficial for the body, and they are higher in fiber (which keeps your digestive system running smoothly). As a result, you need to choose wiser and what is more beneficial.

Eat lean, mean protein

In fact, every day, you should make sure that you get between 10% and 35% of your daily calories from protein. Moreover, this is essential because protein helps you build muscles and gives you the lasting energy throughout the day. Examples of healthy proteins include: Lean fish such as flounder, sole, and halibut; Lean poultry such as chicken breast; Legumes like beans and soy products; and Nuts like cashews.

Know the difference between good fat and bad fat

In order to function correctly, you need to consume fat for your body. However, it’s important that you know which fats to choose. There are two types of fat: good fats such as Monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, and they need to be consumed regularly. However, bad fats are trans fats and saturated fats.

 

What Is Military Diet?

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Military diet is a diet program that promises you to lose up to 10 pounds in one week, without having to exercise for prolonged hours every day or any prescriptions pills. Moreover, it goes for 3 days, over multiple weeks, and will cost you a tiny amount of money. Here is what you need to know about it.

How does it Work?

 Carmencitta-MAgazine-Military-Diet-2.In fact, what makes the military diet work is the combination of foods that you eat in each meal. Moreover, once you eat a meal, the foods react together to burn fat, fasten your metabolism, and lead you to have a rapid weight loss. Moreover, this diet, is a natural way, no pills, nor prescriptions are required.

Meal Plan

Day 1:

For breakfast: start your day by eating 1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and 1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine).

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For Lunch: you are allowed to have 1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

For Dinner: 3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple, and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Day 2:

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For Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 slice of toast, and 1/2 banana.

For Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 hard-boiled egg, and 5 saltine crackers.

For Dinner: 2 hot dogs (without bun), 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Day 3:

For Breakfast: 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice of cheddar cheese, and 1 small apple.

For Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg (or cooked however you like), and 1 slice of toast.

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For Dinner: 1 cup of tuna, 1/2 banana, and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.

 

The best way to do this diet is for 3 days in a row every week, and for the other 4 days, eat moderately.

5 Benefits of Battle Ropes

If you need to get whipped into shape, look no further than a set of ropes. These tools improve your fitness in all ways, from firming up your core to slaying calories, and as for cardio, consider the battle ropes as sprinting for the upper body.

There are loads of benefits to using ropes in your working out, but here are 5 good ones:

Improved Cardiovascular Capacity

The high intensity, high-speed movements will activate your cardiovascular capacity very quickly.

Maximum Caloric Burn

When small muscles be required to do big work it drives up caloric expenditure fast. With the biceps, triceps, shoulders and forearms moving at a high speed under tension you’ll burn many calories in a short period of time.

Improved Body Composition Changes

Ropes will make you build muscle and burn fat at the same time. Add in the Excessive Post Oxygen Consumption, also known as “after burn”, you get from this versatile tool, and you’ll be burning more calories even after your exercise is over.


Improved Timing and Coordination

Rope training is assured to improve timing and coordination that can help you in both your sport and daily life. Add into your rope training jumps, kneeling, shuffles, and moving backwards and forwards, then it becomes a full-body functional training.

Improved Mental Toughness

When it comes to making gains and getting results, never take the importance of mental toughness too lightly. An intense exercise using battle ropes will test your mental willpower without running your body into the ground.

Tips for using battle ropes:

  • Keep your core tight all the time
    • Move through the shoulders and relax your arms
    • Use quick but short movements
    • Target quality over quantity
    • Do not forget to breathe!

How long should you work the battle ropes?

Working for more than 30 seconds generally leads to form breakdown, thus shorter work periods are more effective. For instance, 20 to 30 seconds of maximum effort and intensity is better than 60 or more seconds with improper form. Maintain high intensity, and low work and rest times.

Ways to help your skin

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Your skin is the most thing that can be seen in your body. Taking care of it should be a crucial part of your daily routine. In fact, some people do not know how to care for their skin, and they leave it unprotected and neglected. However, there are effortless things you can do daily in order to help your skin.

Carmencitta MAgazine - Ways to help your skin 2Help it by managing your stress amount

Stress is one of the main causes of the elevation of the bodily production of a hormone called cortisol. In turn, this hormone has bad effects on your skin such as increasing you pimples and acne. In addition, stress can lead your skin to become pale, and this is why, when you are stressed, people can notice.

Carmencitta MAgazine - Ways to help your skin 3Help it by washing it everyday

Do not believe it when people say that washing your skin every day, will make it dryer. In opposite is correct. Washing it daily can moisture it and make it glow, as long as you use a good cleanser or shower gel. In addition, moisturizing it after washing is necessary.

Help it by wearing sunglasses

Odd but true! And this only applies on the ones who provide a UV protection. As well as being a fashion statement, sunglasses can help prevent a lot of undesired wrinkles around the eyes by keeping them away from the non-good sun rays.

Help it by using the right products

Carmencitta MAgazine - Ways to help your skin 4Try, as much as you can, to invest your money on some good skin products. Starting from morning cleanser, hydrator and cream, adding a sun protection cream, and ending the routine with a night cleanser, a night moisturizer, and night cream.

Help it by sleeping better

Early sleeping is one of the most effective ways to help your skin. In fact, if you do all the things mentioned above, and don’t have a good night sleep, you won’t get anywhere.

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