Papaya, Seeds and Leaf

Papaya is an excellent fruit to have as well as take for your health. This includes the fruit itself, its seeds and leaf &/or leaves.

Now, let’s go into this a little further . . .

Papaya has quite a different taste. It has has many benefits, including reduced risk of heath disease, diabetes and cancer. It is also contributing to the age-related macular generation in eye health.

Eating a daily amount of papaya can improve your calcium absorption. Having more calcium help to strengthen and rebuild bones.

Papaya has a high fibre and water content combined which helps prevent constipation. This in turn helps being regular.

Related: 8 Evidence Based Health Benefits of Papaya

Choline which is a nutrient found in papayas. It helps our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline itself helps maintain the structure of cellular membranes. Also in transmission of nerve impulses.

Papaya seeds are edible as well as having a high nutrition. This translates to and including polyphenols and flavonoids which promote better health.

The papaya seeds themselves are also rich in antioxidants. This helps to block oxidative damage to the cells as well as protecting kidney health.
Black Papaya seeds were effective in decreasing growth of prostate cancer cells. More testing needs to be undertaken to check if cancer growth can &/or does occur humans.

Another test is how papaya seeds may affect fertility.

There are many super healthy foods out there. But, it’s also important to keep in mind that having more or in larger quantities is not always better. In other words, good in moderation but harmful in larger amounts.

Related: Papaya Leaf Juice has magical Health Benefits

A safer option is to have a cup of tea. How do you do this?

* Boil the Papaya leaf until the water’s boiled and bubbling;
* Drain water into another cup, not including the leaf/leaves itself;
* How you like your tea will determine how many Papaya leaves you boil ie: strong, weak etc.

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Medical Skin Conditions

Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis are very similar and can sometimes be misdiagnosed. If caught early enough, the long term outcome may be very successful and go into remission.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis Vulgaris appears more profound at the ages of around 18-20yo and 58-60yo. Having hair on your head only adds to your psoriasis problem. I will point out that this is not in all cases but in around 50-60%. To soften these marks/crusts, you can use an over-the-counter shampoo &/or soap. Products containing salicylic acid ingredients will be useful. Speak to your Pharmacist to discuss this further.

Once the crusts/scales soften, it will be easier to either peel off and/or brush out using a fine-toothed comb.

Its common knowledge that psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body. The most common areas are on the knees, elbows and scalp.

Related: What is Psoriasis?

Another key point is to keep skin moisturised rather than it being dry. Speak with your Doctor/GP or Dermatologist if over-the-counter products do not help. Having a bath and adding a bath oil such as QV helps, following up with a QV moisturiser. Again, you may also need a prescription medication if you are struggling with this.

Being outside and in the sun will definitely help your psoriasis a lot. This helps by leaving your lesions exposed. Having head full of hair will not help either but depending on its severity, you may look at getting it very short. With that in mind, a new hairstyle and new look will be a new you!

It is a slow process treating psoriasis and although chronic, doesn’t mean it cannot you can’t deal with it. You are still able to live in harmony with the condition. Despite the looks of aghast and stares, keep you head and chin help up high. Try to ignore it until its treatment phase is over. You will learn to manage this a lot better.

What is Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape)?

It’s has an ability to treat a wide range of health disorders. Some are as follows: tuberculosis, periodontitis, dysentery, eczema, wounds and pharyngolaryngitis. (Note: pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat).

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Prostatitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Prostatitis:

Prostatitis is a condition that causes your prostate gland to become inflamed. If a bacterial infection is present, then it will become very painful to urinate or ejaculate (releasing semen during an orgasm).

The main function of this small gland is to add fluid to semen. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the opening at the end of the penis. Although there is no particular reason about why or what are the causes, in some instances, an infection in the urinary tract or injury be the cause.

To reduce the risks of developing Prostatitis, here are some pointers to take note of:

  • have good hygiene, keeping the head and around the top of your penis clean, to prevent infection;
  • sitting down for long periods puts pressure on your prostate and can cause inflammation over the long term;
  • making time for yourself to exercise, whether in the gym, swim or brisk walk, reducing anxiety and reducing stress. An inflamed prostate helps in relieving some, if not all, of its symptoms.

Prostatitis usually affects men age the ages of 50 or younger.

Related: How to Milk your Prostate

A question I had also answered on Quora which has relevance to this post.

Question: Is it normal to have testicular pain after bowel movement? Why or why not?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH):

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is another common condition that affects the prostate.

BPH causes a person to have an enlarged prostate. As the prostate enlarges, it squeezes and blocks the urethra, making it hard to empty the bladder completely.

BPH is usually treated with medications that shrink the prostate and reduce urinary symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe one of these drugs or a combination of them.

If medications are not helping or becoming severe, a less invasive procedure, such as:

  • heat with radio frequency ablation
  • microwave energy
  • high-intensity ultrasound waves
  • electric current vaporization

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) usually occurs in over the ages of 50.

Feeling Sensual and Sexy

I have talked about waxing, epilating, sex and now I want to talk about you! Yes, I am female but its still going to be about you, being intimate, feeling sensual and best of all, enjoying it.

Women, I know do aim to please although you do want freedom also but I am going to tell you that you can have both?

Women are curious to know some answers to: “do men prefer women with or without pubic hair” or “what are the benefits for women with no pubic hair”? Another one is, “why don’t men remove their pubic hair”? So, lets delve further and get some answers . . . yes?

Feeling Sensual and Sexy

First of all, do men prefer women with or without hair? What is in it for you? For starters, having your phallus free of hair will help both couples engage in more foreplay as well as exploring each other more in depth. An added bonus is having your scrotum hair free, which can be achieve with hard wax or using an epilator. Within 10-15 minutes, you will be looking forward for some play time. When both couples have no pubic hair, this also opens up other avenues for sexual exploration as well as experimentation.

Benefits of both of you having no pubic hair? Well, for starters, you will cancel all work commitments as these sorts of activities usually last up to an hour, if not more. Some will decide on having a break before resuming play again but more to the point, clean up as well as hygiene is of utmost importance. This will allow for exploration again and again and again.

This I will leave up to your imagination on what you and your partner are doing. I have mentioned in previous posts when waxing or epilating, not to forget to exfoliate before and after, as well as shaving kits and wipes.

Related: 8 Steps to Increase Testosterone

Types of Skin Conditions

Seborrheic Dermatitis or Atopic Eczema are the same. In what way do you ask? Well, the cause a persons skin to become red, itchy and inflammed. It is also a subset of a types of skin condition(s).

Using emollients are moisturising treatments applied to the skin. Some of the ones which I have used in the past are:

  • Aloe Vera cream/gel;
  • QV wash/oil;
  • Aveeno;

These helps making the skin not as dry and having a mild anti-inflammatory to reduce flare ups.

Related: Natural Remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Although not contagious, it can cause your skin to become rough and scaly or crusting and oozing. The patches often appear around the neck, knees, elbows, face and or wrists.

Seborrheic Dermatitis can appear swollen. It can also appear raised with a yellowish or white crust forming on its surface. It is a very common occurrence in babies as young as 4-6 months old.

It is more common that people call it Cradle Cap but will disappear after a few months.

Known to develop in, around or behind your ears. It could appear on top of your scalp/head area, or in and around your groin/private parts.

Flare ups of this type are due to extreme changes in temperatures. Others affected, can be by detergents, fragrances and sometimes clothing such as synthetics. Another common flare up is when there are changes in your hormones.

Related: 7 Types of Eczema

Scratching these patches worsen the itching which makes the skin ooze clear fluid. In turn, this actually spreads the rash even further.

Another form of Atopic Dermatitis is Dyshidrotic Eczema. It tends to be more common people who develop fungal infections. It usually appears as small blisters filled with water and are at times, very itchy. Within a few weeks, the skin will become dry and may crack.

Related: What are the Different types of Eczema

Arthritis Affecting Me?

As we become older and aging and like most medical conditions, we cannot cure. What we can do is improve your quality of living and your life as well as living.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (or a common disease of Arthritis). It’s a chronic systemic inflammatory disease affecting bones. Its these bones that move against each other such as the shoulder, hip, elbow and knees that we call joints. The technical or medical name is a synovial joint.

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As we age, remaining physical and active may be harder as our bodies cannot move as easy as a 21yo can. Learning easier ways to manage pain such as:

* heat packs helping to ease muscle pain
* cold packs can help to reduce inflammation
* swimming /or hydro pool which helps relieve muscle tension

Walking with a pair of rocker shoes such as Skechers/Sketchers can help you to walk with a better balance and ease. These types of shoes help with taking off the added weight placed on your joints such as hips, knees and ankles. Protect your joints with proper shoes.

Related: Shoes that Helps Posture

Dieting, weight control and food in general do not go well when becoming older. Other medical conditions and/or medications can and do affect your weight also. Although I can suggest a few things, the best person you will need for further help is your Doctor/GP. Another person who may help is also your Pharmacist.

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Hirsutism and Hormones

Hirsutism is more common as a result from a male hormone called Androgen. Up to 20% of women suffer from a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This can create facial and body (coarse) hair more than normal and at times, be a lot darker. It is also a signal of underlying Androgens.

It’s inherited through your genes, but generally becomes a problem when reaching puberty. I say all as males get affected by this also. It is when terminal (coarse) hair growth becomes noticeable. The medical term is Andrenarche (early stages of sexual maturity) and advances after puberty.

Lowering your Androgen levels helps but unfortunately, when you become &/or are hormonal. This is when you will need medical help. Weight loss can help which you can do at home. You can also shave, wax, or use another form of hair removal which also helps clearing up your problem. But again, this solution does not help everyone.

Another common condition is due to sugar which affects your insulin levels. You are able to treat this yourself at home by following a low-carb diet or watch your food intake. Rather than dieting alone, you can add Cinnamon to foods and drinks.

Some of the treatments available are:

* hormone suppression such as the oral contraceptive pill
* peripheral androgen blockade such as Aldactone (Spironolactone)
* destruction of your hair follicle using electrolysis.

Some may even suggest Laser. Unless you treat the underlying issue and cause, I would be suggest waxing &/or epilating.

Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone

Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) may be a potential treatment for hirsutism. The most common GnRH agonists used are leuprolide acetate, buserelin and decapeptyl. GnRH are drugs that decrease ovarian steroid production. GnRH may help if ovarian hyperandrogenism (too much androgen produced by the ovaries) is a problem.

One of the common prescribed drugs for hair removal is Eflornithine (Vaniqa). It’s a topical drug prescribed to treat unwanted facial hair in women it could work in men too. The mechanism of action for eflornithine is reduction in follicular cell growth rate. Laser photoepilation heats hair and adjacent tissues to suspend growth.

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