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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...
My first patch of psoriasis developed when I was five years old. The disease has been a constant in my life, meaning that I’ve never experienced a full remission in the 27 years that I’ve lived with it. But up until about eight years ago, I spoke very little of my very apparent disease.
For the most part, I avoided discussing my psoriasis. I didn’t even like saying the word. It sounds like you’re saying something with a mouthful of marbles. Try it, “psoriasis.” It elicits an ick factor just from the very name of the disease. And so, for a very long time, I just didn’t say it.
The fact that my reluctance to discuss my disease -- that is as ugly as it’s name -- is blamed on language, is not lost on me. As a writer, language is crucial. Language helps form the way we think, the way we tell stories, and how we process and experience meaning. I didn’t want to say the word and I didn’t want to talk about it.
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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