Positive Change Created by a Crystal

When the doldrums of life have got me feeling down, I turn to my Crystal X. Without it, I’m just another mopey person who can’t function. Before I was using the crystal, I felt like I was stuck in a rut. My job was boring and I hated going to it, but I continued to do so because I needed the money. I would eat the same meals every week and watch the same thing on television. My life had become a set routine and it was bringing me down. On one of my birthdays, I received the crystal as a gift from a friend, and things have changed ever since.

I didn’t really know what to do with the crystal, but my friend told me to just let it do the work on its own. The next day, I woke up feeling like a million bucks. Read more

Sleep Talking

Sleep TalkingSleep talking, as the name suggests, is a disorder wherein people talk during sleep without the knowledge of it. Read this article for more information about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this disorder.

The utterance of speech or sounds during sleep without being aware of the event is known as sleep talking. This is not an uncommon problem, especially in children. Also known as Somniloquy, it can occur at any point in the sleep cycle. Also, it is a fact that the lighter the sleep the more understandable the speech. It is said that during the early stages of sleep people may have entire conversations while in deeper sleep, this may be restricted to moans and nonsense.

People who talk while asleep are mostly not aware of the fact. The factors that are often responsible for sleep talking are anxiety disorders, strain, and fevers. In most cases, this disorder is not serious and can be resolved over time or with age. Of course, sometimes it has been associated with other sleep disorders, this is the only time when it could become serious.

Social humiliation is often the most serious outcome of

Tips for Choosing the Right High Chair for Your Baby

babyChoosing the right high chair for your baby can get very confusing and difficult, owing to varieties of this product that are available in the market. Keeping that in mind, this article presents some tips that will surely come in handy when you are looking at your options and trying to decide which high chair is the best for your baby.

Most Important Tip!
Never buy a high chair or any baby product that has been recalled by the manufacturer.
Please note: In this Buzzle excerpt, for the sake of consistency, we have applied the female gender to the baby.A high chair is necessary for your baby once she is ready for solid food. The best thing about a high chair is that you can easily strap your baby in it and feed her properly. These chairs are helpful not only while feeding, but also if you are planning to start teaching your baby to identify shapes and textures.

Your baby will be spending a lot of time in this chair. So, choosing the right high chair is of utmost importance. Buzzle understands every

Olive Oil for a Healthy Heart

Olive Oil for a Healthy HeartA healthy heart means a healthy mind and a healthy body. Today, healthy lifestyle and proper food habits have taken a toll and this is affecting the cardiovascular system in a very bad way. Rising cholesterol levels is a serious concern. Olive oil is said to have a healthy impact on the heart. Let’s see how.

A hectic lifestyle, improper rest, and inappropriate diet contribute in affecting the human body in a negative way. The human body functions at its best when blood is pumped to each and every part of the body without any hindrance. A healthy heart is a result of proper diet. Diet containing high level of fat can be harmful to the heart, however, not all fat content is bad. Fats can be categorized as harmful dietary fat comprising saturated fat and trans fat, and healthy dietary fat comprising monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. It is important to incorporate healthy fat content in the diet and avoid unhealthy fat.

One source of healthy dietary fat is olive oil. It is used in Mediterranean diet as a key constituent and is obtained from olive,

The Diamond in the Rough

I’ve been burned by a lot of products that I see on television and the Internet. The food chopper that I bought did a poor job of actually chopping food. Some of the food even became lodged between the blades and prevent it from chopping. The portable steamer made my clothes soggy instead of steaming the wrinkles out of them, and it didn’t steam the dirt away in the bathroom. Even the pressure cooker wouldn’t cook my food evenly. There was one thing that actually worked for me, and that was Collaskin. It’s because of that product that I still have a little hope for things advertised online and through television.

Just like any other advertised product, this skin care product was offered with a money back guarantee. If I didn’t like the product, I could return it within 30 days and get a full refund. With something like a skin care product, the results may not always be instantaneous, so a full 30 days may be needed to test it out. This made me a little wary of purchasing the product, but I decided that I would give it a shot just this one time.

In the first week of using

How to Stop Talking in Your Sleep

Talking in one’s sleep is a strange phenomenon. Few of us know how to deal with the situation; however, a majority remain clueless. An indicator that your sleep is disturbed, sleep talking, as well, may cause your ‘sleeping partner’ to skip a heartbeat or two!

Have you ever been startled by your partner muttering gibberish while sleeping? You must have been scared out of your wits, and would never have imagined that your partner could succumb to talking while asleep. The situation, however serious in nature, could turn anecdotal when you jump up in bed in the middle of the night, only to realize that your partner in bed has plundered his rock heavy hand on you with some onomatopoeic sounds that … well, sound outer-spaced! This in the actual, is a condition referred to as somniloquy. This is a sleeping disorder colloquially called sleep talking. Sleep is an extremely important part of one’s being. Our body is said to have accomplished some wonderful feats when we are asleep. It is during our sleeping hours that our body, refurbished from the wear and tear during the day, rejuvenates and repairs the tired and fatigued tissues of the body. The

Are Your Kids Sleep texting

Without a question or doubt, here’s the latest entrant to be added to the list of sleep issues — sleep-texting! Yes, you heard it right. Teens reach for their phone at night, exchange texts, and have no recollection of it at all when they wake up. Here’s why it’s not good for health and how it can be helped.

Heard of Sleep Emailing?
Sleep-texting cases were not reported until 2008. Even before that, a similar phenomenon called “sleep emailing” was analyzed where researchers from the University of Toledo described the case of a 44-year-old woman who drafted emails in a state of sleep. When she woke up, she couldn’t recollect the previous night’s event.
With the ever-increasing dependence on cell phone and the exchange of numerous texts a day, kids are no doubt hooked to their cell phone. Social media and technology have definitely become a part and parcel of most teenagers’ lives. Kids spend hours on their phone constantly checking their notifications, texting, surfing, etc., that they hardly have the time to even look up for a 1-minute conversation with their parents. If this is the scenario in the presence of parents, how would parents control these phone

What Causes Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding head syndrome is an unusual sleep disorder that is characterized by the sensation of a loud bang or explosive noise in the head during sleep-wake transitions. This Buzzle write-up provides information on the causes of this sleep disorder.

Classified as a parasomnia, the Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS) was first described by a Welsh physician and psychiatrist named Robert Armstrong-Jones as a ‘snapping of the brain’ in 1920. However, this term was coined by a British neurologist named John M. S. Pearce in 1989.
The term ‘parasomnia’ refers to disruptive events involving abnormal physical movements or behavior that occurs during certain stages of sleep or the sleep-wake transitions. These events can either occur when one is asleep or when one is about to fall asleep or wake up. According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, parasomnias are classified into three categories. These include disorders of arousal, parasomnias that are associated with REM sleep, and other parasomnias. The ‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ is placed in the third category.

Individuals who are affected by this condition often complain about hearing loud noises that are likened to the noise of a explosion or gunshot within the head, which causes such individuals to wake

Preemie Growth Chart

When a baby is born premature or before full term (preterm), it is an arduous time for the family. The parents are worried about the complete mental and physical development of their child. A growth chart, for such preemies, is not just a way to keep a detailed record of the baby’s growth, but also a way to celebrate the small but pertinent improvement of their bundle of joy.

Proud to be a Preemie

Some of the famous premature babies include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mark Twain, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Stevie Wonder, Johann Goethe, and Sir Winston Churchill.

Your baby is not alone!
Congratulation! It’s a Preemie!
Birth of a baby is a delightful, overwhelming and precious feeling for the parents. And each baby born into the world has its own Herculean task – to live one day at a time. The nine months in womb strengthen and prepare the baby to survive on its own after birth. Every day of gestational period is vital for normal growth of the baby. It is absolutely fine to be anxious and scared if your baby is born as a preemie. Preterm birth refers to when a

Essential Nutrients Your Baby Needs to Grow

Nutrients are the building blocks for the healthy growth of the baby. Babies need to be given nutrients in appropriate amounts to prevent a deficiency and the possible health problems emerging out of it. This Buzzle article enlists the 4 essential nutrients your baby needs during his growing years.

ron for Brain Development
Almost 75% of brain development takes place in the first year after birth, and iron is the vital nutrient that helps in brain development.
We all are aware about the nutrition given to a pregnant woman to help her give birth to a healthy baby. The physician or a nutritionist recommends a diet that ensures she is getting all the vital nutrients in the correct amount. However, it is equally important to focus on nutrition when the baby is born and he is capable of ingesting food on his own. For the first 6 months, the baby gets all the essential nutrients through breast milk, but after that, when it is time for semi-solid or solid foods, the nutrient content of the food should be observed carefully.

The rapidly developing organs and systems of a newborn include the brain, eyes, and the immune system. The nutrients in

Amazing Facts About Babies That Will Change The Way You Think About Them

Masters at Changing Diapers?
Studies show that men are significantly faster at changing a diaper as compared to women.
For most of us, babies are little bundles of joy that eat, sleep, and poop; of course, with the occasional adorable chuckle and some horrendous crying. But if you think babies are just that, then we come with some news for you, they’re much, much more.

We promise you one thing, this Buzzle post is going to change (if not completely) your perception about babies. Here are some facts, albeit some weird ones, about babies that you never knew.
A newborn learn to smile only after it is a month old
Many newborns are hairy at birth. The body hair usually fall off in the first three or four months after birth. Premature babies seem to be more hairy at birth. When the fetus is around four months, it grows a mustache of fine hair, which in the course of a month spreads to cover the entire body, and is called lanugo. The lanugo usually falls off before birth and is eaten by the baby, and it comprises the first poop or the meconium.
Female babies may experience some side

At home Activities for Sick Kids

There will be days when your child calls in sick and you have to pitch in, to provide comfort and care for your ailing child. However, there will also be times when you will have to engage your little one in some activity to lessen the instances of him/her feeling sick and cranky. That’s where we come into the picture to help you with certain home activities.

Children tend to get mighty cranky and clingy, and for most part of the time, get highly irritable when they are smitten by the flu or by any sort of sickness. What they crave for, at such times is, undivided attention from their parents and family members. As a parent, you have to be ready to take on all the duties of caring and fending for the child as well as provide means to keep your child’s mind engaged, so that it takes their mind off the sickness. In situations, when the child is affected with chickenpox or scarlet fever and is forced to stay off the school limits for days on end, it is only but natural for the child to get bored and lethargic. With the help of some activities,

Stuffy Nose Remedies for Babies

A stuffy nose can make your baby very uncomfortable and irritable. It is a common health problem that infants face and can be treated easily with the help of some home remedies. This article will guide you with some easy and simple remedies for the same.

A congested nose in an infant can be quite troublesome and needs to be treated at the earliest. However, there is no cause for alarm as a stuffy nose can be relieved quickly, that too using household ingredients.

Before you begin trying to relieve your baby’s congested nose, keep in mind that babies are too young for over-the-counter drugs. So, if your baby is less than three months old, you should avoid using drugs or medicines usually handed over-the-counter for colds, the same goes for various liquid decongestants, which may be effective in adults but should not be used for babies, if there are other options available.

Let’s take a look at some home remedies, which can be helpful in treating your baby’s blocked nose.

♨ A Steamy Solution

Steam breathing or vapor bath is one of the best ways to relieve a blocked nose in infants. Exposure to steam can help loosen the mucus blocking the

Mood Swings in Children

When children display mood swings, people call it ‘tantrums’. But it needs to be understood to rule out the possibility of a disorder. This Buzzle article explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the condition in question.

According to studies, 80% of children who experience mood swings right from the gleeful state to the sad state can have five or more behavioral changes that are concerned with inattentiveness, restlessness, and too many movements. They find it difficult to complete a task and are known to intrude or disturb others.
Children in the age group of 5 to 6 years can experience mood swings, but it is a rare occurrence. However, by the time your child edges towards adolescence, severe form of mood swings can occur, which is much more or similar to that which occurs in adults. It has been reported that 1.6% adolescents have gone through severe mood swings.

As children experience and express differently from adults, it often becomes difficult to label mood swings as a disorder. Mood swings are common and natural; being happy, angry or even confused is all a part of growing up. However, when these disturbances in the mood alternate from mania to

Healthy Heart Diet Recipes

The intake of a properly balanced diet reduces the chances of being afflicted by cardiac problems. The following article aims at providing some healthy heart diet recipes that are both delicious and easy to make.

Cardiovascular diseases (a class of diseases that involves the heart and the blood vessels) are the biggest killer in most parts of the world today. Evidence suggests that a low-fat diet is effective in lowering the cholesterol levels and the blood pressure.

Recipes

Parmesan Chicken Bake

Ingredients

Chicken breast, boneless, without the skin, and fat removed: 6 fillets
Bread, whole-wheat: 4 slices
Buttermilk, low-fat: ½ cup
Parmesan cheese, grated: 6 tablespoons
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Parsley, chopped finely: 1½ tablespoons
Paprika: 1½ teaspoons
Garlic powder: ¾ teaspoon
Thyme: ½ teaspoon
Vegetable oil spray

Method

Begin by preheating the oven to 450°F. Then take a rectangular-shaped baking sheet and a slightly smaller rectangular-shaped cake tin. Spray some vegetable oil and place the rack on the baking sheet and it keep aside.
Next, rinse the chicken fillets and pat them dry followed by keeping them aside. Now, put the bread pieces into a food processor or blender and process until it turns into fine crumbs.
Put these crumbs in a shallow dish.

Heart Palpitations at Night

Experiencing heart palpitations, especially at night? The irregular heartbeats can indicate a lot about your physical and mental health. What are these palpitations trying to tell you now?

Heart palpitations are nothing but rapid heartbeats which tend to give a pounding feeling. The normal rate at which the heart beats in an adult is usually 60 – 100 beats per minute. Rapid heartbeats occur when the heart beats more than 100 beats per minute, which in medical terms is known as tachycardia. The abnormality in the heart rhythm is known as arrhythmia, which is the main cause behind heart palpitations. Experiencing these palpitations is not always bad; it’s normal to feel them when a person is under any form of physical or mental stress. However, if you are unable to determine the reason behind the unexplained palpitations, then there is a possibility of it to be an alarming sign of an underlying health issue. You must seek medical assistance immediately if there are other symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath, or any kind of pressure or pain in the chest.

You can experience these abnormal palpitations at any time of the day. There are many people who experience these during

Troponin Levels

The term ‘troponin’ refers to the complex of three specific proteins that play a vital role in muscle contraction in the skeletal and cardiac muscles. This write-up explains what causes troponin levels to rise along with the connection between heart problems and elevated levels of troponin.

Troponin I (TnI), troponin C (TnC) and troponin T (TnT) are proteins that are categorized under the troponin complex. This protein complex is instrumental in facilitating cardiac muscle contraction, which is why elevated troponin levels could be indicative of myocardial damage or myocardial infarction. Since TnI and TnT are specific to cardiac muscles, checking their levels can provide valuable information that may help in diagnosing disorders associated with the myocardium.

When is a Troponin Test Ordered?

Troponin proteins are released into the bloodstream in event of damage to the cardiac muscle. A troponin test is a useful diagnostic test that may be conducted if a patient is exhibiting or experiencing signs of heart damage. The conditions that could raise the level of these proteins include:

Heart conditions such as myocarditis, supraventricular tachycardia or coronary artery spasm.
Pulmonary hypertension, kidney disease or pulmonary embolism.

Certain medical procedures such as open heart surgery, cardiac angioplasty, electrical cardioversion or radiofrequency

Smile for a Healthy Heart

I totally believe that a true smile is the way to a healthy heart. Combined with a little bit of science and a little bit of personal experience, this article will tell you why smiling is good for health, for a smile indeed has many health benefits!

Smile at a stranger passing by, make his morning glad; for he may meet you in the eve when your heart’s feeling sad!

A smile is probably one of the simplest of cures for anything in this world – broken confidence, broken dreams, even a broken heart. I have almost lost count of how many times I have looked into the mirror and just smiled at myself, and how it has worked to get me out of a bad mood! At the end of it you become so infected by your own smile, you wish the reflection you are seeing in the mirror were an actual person and you could hug that person and thank that person for being so nice to you!

Smiling for a Healthy Heart

The heart is one of the most vital organs of the body. The size of your heart is roughly equal to the size of your fist –

How Does Potassium Reduce Heart Risks

Potassium is one of those minerals which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. It has several functions in our body but the most important one is keeping the heart healthy. In this article, we shall delve into the relationship between potassium and our heart rate, and how potassium helps in reducing heart risks.

To stay healthy, the human body requires different minerals that are essential for different functions. For example, sodium is essential for neurotransmission i.e. the transmission of nerve impulses between nerve cells or neurons. Similarly, other minerals such as potassium, calcium, iodine, phosphorous, chlorine, magnesium, sulfur, etc are required by the body in varying amounts. Based on the amount of each mineral necessary for the body, the minerals are classified as major minerals and trace minerals. Potassium is one of the major minerals, which means that our body requires substantial amounts of potassium for various functions. Chief among these functions are regulating muscle movement, maintaining the body’s fluid balance, and regulating the expansion and contraction of the cardiac muscles. Read on for more information on potassium, its sources, and how a diet rich in potassium can help prevent heart ailments.

Sources of Potassium

In case you’re

Charts for Resting Heart Rate

Resting heart rate is the number of heart beats per minute, measured under a condition of complete rest. Such resting pulse is an indicator of overall fitness and health. The current article provides charts indicating the resting heart rates at different fitness levels and ages.

The number of heart beats per minute, measured when the individual is in a state of rest, but awake, is termed as the resting heart rate, and is denoted by resting HR, RHR or HRRest.

It is generally measured early in the morning before indulging in daily activities which increase the heart rate.

Such heart rate at rest indicates cardiac efficiency of an individual, and ranges between 60 to 100 bpm (beats per minute) for adults.

However, values closer to the lower limit of this range qualify as a good resting heart rate. In fact, well trained athletes show a resting heart rate between 40 to 60 bpm.

Given below is a quick overview of the normal ranges for different age groups, followed by detailed charts giving resting heart rates by age along with the fitness level they signify.

A Quick Overview

The pulse rate chart given below indicates normal range of resting heart rates for newborns, infants, children, adults