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Hi everyone

Here you go, today's continuing education! Are you all gear up?

Did you know though?

Testosterone is a hormone made by the body produced mainly by the testes, responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics.

How testosterone deficiency can affect you?

> Decrease in sex drive.
> Having weak erections.
> Lack of energy; fatigue.
> Decrease in strength or endurance.
> Decreased "enjoyment of life".
> Sad and/or grumpy. Uncontrollable moodswings.
> Deterioration in sports ability.
> Poor work perfomance.


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The Testosterone Factor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDEuRSOFDwU&feature=fvw

1. When human life begins, all fetuses look female. (True or False)

2. Only males are exposed to testosterone in the womb. (True or False)

3. Males produce testosterone in significant amount, levels peaked at ____ month.

4. Less testosterone can result in better ________.

5. More testosterone can result to _________.

6. Explain the 2D4D ration.

7. What does having a longer ring finger has been correlated with _______ in males and _________ in females.


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Hi everyone

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz!

Naturally Reducing Prostate Inflammation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oms4ZdDcvJI&feature=channel


1. High fat content intake can set off inflammation in the body. (True or False)

True

2. Studies are pointing out the there is a link between inflammation and cancer development.

3. What are the herbs that are in Zyflamend?

Chinese Goldthread Holy Basil Ginger Rosemary Turmeric Green Tea Hu Zhang Oregano Scutellaria Barberry

4. How does Zyflamend work?

It interferes with enzymes involved in the inflammatory reaction. By reducing the enzymes, inflammation is reduced.

5. What are the herbs that Ayurstate contains? How does Ayurstate work?

Shatavari
Boerhavia
Orchid Tree
Tribulus
Three-Leaf Caper
Guggul
Holy Basil
Sensitve Plant

Ayurstate nourishes and stimulates the exocrine glands to relieve effects of prostate-related problems by normalizing the size of your prostate and keeping it from getting larger as a result of exposure to excess estrogen.

This is accomplished through inhibition of polyamines and prostaglandins in the prostate. Ayurstate also supports and balances the healthy flow of urine by toning smooth muscles located in the urogenital system and reducing inflammation of the urethra and prostate gland.

In the long-term, Ayurstate aids in the maintenance of sexual health and reproductive vitality by rejuvenating the prostate gland at the cellular level.

www.ayurstate.com

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Do you have any health topic you wish for us to talk about? Well, if you do, you may drop us an email at healthy@india-herbs.com and we will do whatever there is possible to find answers to your questions. We have a group of highly trained Ayurvedic doctors and we are here to help.

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Understanding how obesity can affect your gastrointestinal system.

It is the toxic mischief of the flesh itself.



Experts has studied the reasons why there are an increasingly amount of young people who has died for decades, and the explanation seemed apparent.

Carrying all that extra weight puts a gravely strain on the heart and other organs. It not only contributes to the arthritis and sleep apnea, it is a minor hazard compared to the complex and deceitful damage wrought by the oily, yellowish globs of fat that wraps human bodies like never before.



Fat tissues are not just a depot; in fact it is an alarm to other parts of our body. It is now recognized to be the body's biggest endocrine organ, and its sheer volume is impressive even in normal size people.

Standard percentage of fat for (trim) women - 30%

Standard percentage of fat for (trim) man - 15%
That is enough to keep someone alive without eating for 3 months.

The fat cell's main job is to store excess calories as fat. When people grow obese, their fat cells swell with fat and can grow up to 3 times the normal size.
Obesity is a huge and growing killer in the United States, just behind smoking. Moderately obese people live 2 to 5 years lesser than the average people. For the morbidly obese, the reduction in life span may be 5 to 10 years.
The greatest single threat caused by obesity is heart disease. People with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30, triples the usual risk. Researchers have confirmed that fat cells' chemical flood is a contributor to heart attacks, heart failure and cardiac arrest.

Undeniably, weight increases blood pressure. More weight also means the extra force needed to push blood through more blood vessels that is required to nourish the extra flesh. Fat triggers high blood pressure by narrowing the blood vessels in several chemical ways. It produces a substance called angiotensinogen that is a powerful constrictor and stimulates the sympathetic nerves to squeeze the circulatory system.




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Hi everyone


A part of India Herbs team will be participating in this run comes 14 November at Mac Ritchie Reservoir.

Besides promoting holistic and healthy lifestyle, we incorporate in our own lifestyle as well and often, we do it as a team. We experience priceless joy, happiness and bonding time.

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first or last. You can say, ' I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. " - Fred Lebow, New York City Marathoner co-founder.

Have you joined a race lately?

If you will participating for this event, see you there!

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Hi everyone

Are you all gear up for today's challenge? Did you know though?

> Prostate inflammation is also known as prostatitis.
> This is identified by an often acute swelling of the prostate, commonly due to infection, persistent or relapsing ( chronic prostatitis).
> If left untreated, it can lead to surgery.

Causes?
It is normally associated with lower urinary infection spreading from the bladder or associated with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

Warning Signs of Prostatitis

> Hot pain in your groin.
> Frequent urge to urinate, uncontrollable.
> Painful urination.
> Fever and/or nausea.
> Lower back pain.
> Pus or blood in urine.

Get yourself treated.

Make an appointment with a healthcare expert and get examined. Prevention is better than cure.

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Naturally Reducing Prostate Inflammation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oms4ZdDcvJI&feature=channel


1. High fat content intake can set off inflammation in the body. (True or False)

2. Studies are pointing out the there is a link between ________ and cancer development.

3. What are the herbs that are in Zyflamend?

4. How does Zyflamend work?

5. What are the herbs that Ayurstate contains? How does Ayurstate work?

Be sure to come back tomorrow to compare your answers!

Do you have any health topic you wish for us to talk about? Well, if you do, you may drop us an email at healthy@india-herbs.com and we will do whatever there is possible to find answers to your questions. We have a group of highly trained Ayurvedic doctors and we are here to help.

Until then, stay healthy.



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Hi everyone

Here are the answers to yesterday's continuing education.

Top Ten Toxins Under Your Nose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytyZqbbWuL0
Watch from 5:05 till end.

1. Personal care products have chemicals that go directly to your bloodstream.

2. Why are plastics a big problem today? What does “zeno-estrogens” mean?

It mimics certain hormones in our bodies, cancer causing. Avoid plastic, don’t put hot things in plastic.

3. What are the numbers to look for in plastic containers which may be of better plastic quality?

#1, #2, #4 and #5

3. What are the common toxins found in food? What could be the solution for these?

Herbicides, pesticides and excitotoxins. Eat organic, wash fruits and vegetables with vegetable wash.

Opt for grass-fed meat.

4. Mercury is usually found in amalgam tooth fillings.

5. True detox has to be at a cellular level.

How did you score today? Did you have fun learning? Be sure to come back again in awhile for today's quiz!

Until then, stay healthy.



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Enjoy this video we have created for you.





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Hi everyone

Enjoy our latest video to our library! An insight on the fear men faces at the thought of DRE.





Stay tune for more exciting videos!

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Hi everyone

Here you go! Are you all geared up? well, did you know?

Toxins are everywhere, and people have a misconception that they can simply get them by consuming the wrong foods or using the wrong merchandise.

There are many other factors such as our environment.

> Avoid drinking from aluminium cans.
> Avoid eating foods from cans.
> Avoid hormone-fed meats. Eat organic beef and chicken or game meats, alternative meats like venison, elk, moose, buffalo.
> Avoid biting your nails. Tons of toxins, parasites and heavy metals end up underneath them.
> Avoid vinyl products. They have lead.
> Avoid using Lysol disinfectant spray. It is actually a smog in a bottle.
> Avoid dense metropolitan areas or areas full of smokers. Get plenty of vitamin C if you do live in the city. Smog is a real problem.

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Top Ten Toxins Under Your Nose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytyZqbbWuL0
Watch from 5:05 till end.

1. _________ have chemicals that go directly to your bloodstream.

2. Why are plastics a big problem today? What does “zeno-estrogens” mean?

3. What are the numbers to look for in plastic containers which may be of better plastic quality?

3. What are the common toxins found in food? What could be the solution for these?

4. ______ is usually found in amalgam tooth fillings.

5. True detox has to be at a _____ level.


Be sure to come back tomorrow to compare your answers!

Until then, stay healthy.



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Hi everyone

Here are your answers to yesterday's continuing education! Gear up for the next challenge!

What is Lupus?
http://video.about.com/lupus/What-Is-Lupus--.htm

1. Complete the statement: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which means the immune system mistakenly attack healthy body cells and tissues without the presence of antigens.

2. Discoid Lupus, a type of Lupus, is limited to the skin. What are the symptoms associated with Discoid Lupus?

Rash that appears as round, red patches on face, scalp, trunk, and extremities possibly accompanied by joint aches.

3. How is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) different from Discoid Lupus?

Can affect any organ or organ system while Discoid Lupus affects only the skin.

4. Common Symptoms of SLE include:

A. fever
B. fatigue
C. weight loss
D. joint & muscle Pain
E. swollen glands
F. hair loss
G. nausea & vomiting

5. What is the most characteristic symptom of (SLE) Lupus that may distinguish it from other diseases bearing the same common symptoms it has?

Butterfly rash on the face on cheekbones.

6. Causes of Lupus are unknown but the occurrence of the disease is associated with heredity and environmental factors.

7. What products should you recommend to customers suffering from Lupus? Please state how they address the disease.

Immunice
> It helps boost immunity.
> It minimizes illnesses and allergies.
> It engenders quick recovery.
> It helps combat radicals and toxins.
> It suppress cell mutation.
> It reduces damage from aging.


Ayurtox
> It helps remove toxins and body waste.
> It helps revitalize the excretory system.
> It helps rejuvenate the internal processes.
> It helps elevate the energy levels.
> It helps decrease allergic reactions.
> It helps improve overall health.


Radiancio
> It helps rejuvenate the appearance.
> It helps improve nutrient transport.
> It helps detoxify the body.
> It helps combat free radical damage.
> It helps reestablish hormonal harmony.
> It helps restore immune system function.
> It helps thwart hair loss and skin problems.


Joint Mender
> It delivers targeted joint nutrition.
> It reduces pain and inflammation.
> It helps stimulates circulation and heat.


Arthmender
> It helps reduce inflammation and pain.
> It helps remove toxins and free radicals.
> It helps counteract autoimmunity.
> It helps accelerate tissue repair.
> It helps support bone and muscle strength.
> It helps improve joint suppleness.



How did you score today? What do you think of the education topic?

Do come back later for today's quiz! Happy midweek!

Do you have any health topic you wish for us to talk about? Well, if you do, you may drop us an email at healthy@india-herbs.com and we will do whatever there is possible to find answers to your questions. We have a group of highly trained Ayurvedic doctors and we are here to help.

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Understanding how the different parts of your brain contribute to who you are.

The structure and functions of the mind indicates that the two different sides of the brain control two different ways of thinking. It also implies that each of us prefers one way over the other.

Findings

Researchers has proved that the two different sides, or hemispheres, of the brain are responsible for different nature of thinking.

Difference between your Right Brain and Left Brain.

Right Brain
Random
Intuitive
Holistic
Synthesizing
Subjective
Look at wholes

Left Brain
Logical
Sequential
Rational
Analytical
Objective
Look at parts

When it boils down to work or school, our left brain will automatically downplay our right one. Left brain focuses on logical thinking, analysis and accuracy. Right brain, on the other hand, focuses on aesthetics, feeling and creativity.

Influence of Learning

> Assessement
For a more accurate whole brained evaluation, evaluators must develop new forms of assessment that honour right brain talents and skills.

> Academic
Adopt equal weight to the arts, creativity and the skills of imagination and synthesis and this will promote for individuals to be more "whole brained".

> Instruction
Increase the right brain techniques by introducing more patterning, metaphors, analogies, role playing, visuals and movement into the reading, conversations, calculation and analytical activities.


Do you have any health topic you wish for us to talk about? Well, if you do, you may drop us an email at healthy@india-herbs.com and we will do whatever there is possible to find answers to your questions. We have a group of highly trained Ayurvedic doctors and we are here to help.

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Understanding the environmental toxins and male infertility.

Toxic substances leave grave effects to the human reproductive system. It has been said that lead poisoning is the major contributing factor in reduced fertility rates and increased number of miscarriages as early as the second century. Furthermore, about 60,000 chemical substances are used by commerce and industry in Western countries nowadays, with 1,000 new substances being introduced each year. This is the environmental picture being blamed for the growing trend of infertility problems.

What are “reproductive hazards”?

Reproductive hazards are defined as agents, chemicals, substances, or factors which may have a negative impact upon the reproductive capacity of humans or which may impair fetal development and sometimes, death of an embryo or fetus.

Exposure to these reproductive hazards is inevitable. They are encountered in:

• The workplace – which are often in the form of industrial byproducts



• At home – in the form of household cleaners, paint, and even laundry detergent



• Via Personal factors – as in smoking habits, excessive alcohol intake, and unhealthy diet



• In the environment – as in the use of pesticides and exposure to smog



How do these toxins contribute to male infertility?

1. Exposure to chemicals induce problems in sperm production

Frequent exposure to chemical products put men to higher risks of developing problems in his sperm. Potentially harmful toxins include lead, cadmium, mercury, heavy metals such as aluminium, copper, selenium, varnish, solvents, adhesives, insulation materials, detergents, fertilizers, and pesticides. A healthy sperm count is essential if a couple is trying to conceive. Prolonged exposure to these substances reduces sperm count and increases abnormal sperm production. These chemicals can also cause damage to the seminiferous tubules in the reproductive system.

2. Radiation damages sperm.



Radiation can cause permanent damage to sperm and render a man infertile. It causes man’s sperm count to drop. Cells exposed to significant levels of radiation may take up to two years to resume normal sperm production, but, in severe circumstances, may never recover.

3. Smoking reduces sperm count.

Both first- and second-hand smoke have been shown to reduce sperm count in men, and also affect sperm morphology. Nicotine and tobacco impair the ability of sperm to bind to the outer layer of the egg, obstructing fertilization.

4. Excessive alcohol intake results in poor sperm motility



Heavy alcohol consumption has been linked with reduced sperm count and poor sperm motility.

5. Some toxins are considered to be endocrine disrupters.

These are substances which possess the ability to imitate other hormones in the body but can even cause the genes to mutate and change. When such toxins are absorbed by the body, they can imitate estrogen and interfere with the body’s natural hormones – causing imbalance in the overall body chemistry.


Until then, stay healthy.


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Hi everyone

We bet you are all geared up for today's quiz. Well, did you know?

> Lupus is an autoimmune, rheumatic disease.
> There are 5 types of lupus.
> 90% of lupus patients are women.
> Lupus diagnosis may be difficult.
> Lupus treatment depends on symptoms and severity of symptoms.
> Up to 1.5 million people across the nation may have lupus.
> Certain races have an increased risk of developing lupus. (African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans)
> The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives.


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What is Lupus?
http://video.about.com/lupus/What-Is-Lupus--.htm

1. Complete the statement: Lupus is a _____________________________.

2. Discoid Lupus, a type of Lupus, is limited to the skin. What are the symptoms associated with Discoid Lupus?

3. How is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) different from Discoid Lupus?

4. Common Symptoms of SLE include:

5. What is the most characteristic symptom of (SLE) Lupus that may distinguish it from other diseases bearing the same common symptoms it has?

6. Causes of Lupus are unknown but the occurrence of the disease is associated with _____________.

7. What products should you recommend to customers suffering from Lupus? Please state how they address the disease.


Until then, stay healthy.


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Hi everyone

Here are the answers to yesterday's continuing education!

Psoriasis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRS9UJFKHMk
Watch until 2:47 only.

1. Enumerate the types of Psoriasis and list keypoints for each.
(Eg. 1. Plaque Psoriasis – red patches or lessions, appearing on elbows, knees, scalp)

2. Guttate Psoriasis - often begins in childhood, showing itself as small red spots found on the trunk and limbs following a Strep Infection.

3. Inverse Psoriasis - is found in the armpits, groin, under the breasts, on the buttocks, and other skin-fold areas.
The areas are red and shiny and lack the scale found in Plaque and Scalp Psoriasis.

4. Pustular Psoriasis - is mostly seen in adults and is characterized by white pustules surrounded by red skin. The puss in the pustules is not an infection nor is it contagious.

5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis - is a form that can affect the entire body is a accompanied by severe itching and pain. Severe cases will require hospitalization.

2. Psoriasis is strongly linked to diet.

So how did you fair today?

Make sure you come back in awhile for today's quiz!

Do you have any health topic you wish for us to talk about? Well, if you do, you may drop us an email at healthy@india-herbs.com and we will do whatever there is possible to find answers to your questions. We have a group of highly trained Ayurvedic doctors and we are here to help.

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Understanding the signs of infertility in men.



Infertility is not always a female problem. 30% of the cases of infertility are due to male infertility. In general, the male fertility process involves the production of healthy and mature sperm and getting the sperm reach and fertilize an egg. Some men become infertile mainly because of abnormalities and defects in the male reproductive system.

The main physical symptom of male infertility is the inability to get their partner pregnant.
Experiencing infertility can bring on a range of painful emotions in one or both members of the couple. In general, having at least one child already tends to soften these painful emotions.

Here are some of the common signs and causes of male infertility:

Low sperm count – It is a major cause of male infertility. The normal range of sperm count is between 35 and 200 million sperm per milliliter of semen. An infertile man may have lower than the average number or even none of it. There are no visible symptoms for this problem and most affected men will not know about it until tests have been carried out.

Abnormal Sperm - Some men have sperm that are not properly formed. The abnormally shaped sperm have difficulty in fertilizing an egg. Another type of abnormal sperm is sperm with low mobility, which means that the sperm cannot travel fast or agile enough to reach the egg.

Exposing the testes to high temperatures – This can affect the ability of the sperm to move and fertilize an egg. For instance, men with cryptorchism have testicles that do not descent into the scrotum. That means the testes are still inside the body cavity, which has a higher temperature than the external scrotum.

Men who wear tight underwear and pants also expose their testes to high temperatures. Another condition that raises the temperature in the testes is varicocele, or enlarged veins, in the scrotum.

Blocked sperm ducts – This condition is also to blame for male infertility. A small number of men have vas deferens or sperm ducts that are blocked or damaged. This prevents the sperm from reaching the partner’s egg. Blocked sperm ducts can be a result of an infection such as mumps, injury to the testicles, congenital defects or a vasectomy.



Treatments addressing male infertility include
• Non-surgical/ Medication Therapy
• Spinal Cord Injury Treatments
• Electroejaculation therapy (EEJ)
• Hormone deficiency treatments
• Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene) for the infertile male
• Surgical Therapy
• Varicocele ligation
• Sperm Retrieval Techniques (MESA, PESA, TESE)
• Vasectomy Reversal
• Transurethral Resection of Ejaculatory Duct

If these treatments don't work, other means of fertilization may be considered, such as artificial insemination, which involves placing sperm directly in the cervix or uterus; Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, which involves placing individual sperm cells directly inside the woman's eggs; and In vitro fertilization, which involves fertilizing the egg outside the womb and then returning it to the uterus.


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