Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. It is characterized by intense itching , usually at night. Scabies is a relatively common problem caused when the scabies mite burrows into the skin of an unsuspecting individual. As the mite burrows, it lays eggs in the surface layer of the skin. Several days later the eggs hatch and the mites begin to move. Scabies is highly contagious through skin to skin contact. Although the mite doesn't live very long away from people, it can be contracted by sleeping in the bed of someone who has the problem. Intense itching is the most common symptom of scabies. This usually occurs at night. Unlike hair lice, it is essentially impossible to see the mite without the aid of a microscope. However, itching and scratching will often cause characteristic nodular bumps in areas infested with the scabies mite. These can occur anywhere on the body except the face. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the mat...
It's true; insomniacs may have dirtier minds than people who get a normal amount of sleep. Before you start thinking that lack of sleep can distort your moral code, take heart. It is not your ethics or morals that are in danger, but your brain itself.
Science has now discovered how the brain cleanses itself of waste and sleep is a requirement. Without enough sleep, your brain could be storing up large amounts of toxic substances.
The science community already knows how the body cleanses itself of waste. Each and every day blood travels throughout our bodies carrying nutrients and oxygen to our cells. Waste that accumulates in the cells during the metabolic process is released from the cell into the fluid between each cell (the interstitial fluid). This is when the lymphatic systems kicks in. It sucks up this waste and fluid, incorporates it into the lymphatic fluid, filters it through the lymph nodes, and then it dumps it back into our circulatory systems.
This update isn't directly related to heart health , but I wanted to share from the perspective of ‘clean living' and the goal of promoting optimal health.
The dirty dozen is a list of product with the highest pesticide residues developed by the Environmental Working Group .
The 12 most contaminated types of produce are:
Sweet Bell Peppers
According to the 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce , apples are the most pesticide-laden fruit. The US Department of Agriculture tested 700 apple samples and over 98% of the apples contained pesticide.
This is the seventh guide released by the nonprofit organization which analyzes the pesticide content of 53 different types of produce and then provides a list of the 12 highest in pesticides and the 15 lowest.
As an FYI, most of the produce was washed and cleaned prior to sampling to ensure the chemical level was closest to ...
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