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Pain behind eye

Many of us have heard of pain inside the eyes, which is often the result of a direct injury. However, ‘pain behind the eye’ is a relatively uncommon term and is used to describe some sort of pressure at the back of the eye. Often this sort of behind eye pain tends to travel to the forehead and temple as well

Some Possible Causes of Pain behind Eye


Glaucoma is the term used to refer to a group of eye disorders that affect the optical nerve. There is more than one type of glaucoma and each one can cause irreparable optic nerve damage, which can eventually lead to loss of eyesight. The optic nerve actually sends visual data from the retina to the specific part of the brain for interpretation, acting as a medium of connection between the back of the eye and the brain.

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are long-lasting headaches that tend to start out causing mild discomfort and then eventually develop into throbbing pain. Some rare conditions that are sometimes associated with this type of headache are referred to as ophthalmologic or retinal migraine.

Severely Dry Eyes

Tear film is the name of the film of fluid that coats our eyes. This film keeps our eyes lubricated and moist, which prevents dryness in the eyes. If the tear film is unable to do its job properly, dry eyes are the result. This dryness can cause scratchy or burning sensations inside the eyes, but there may also be pain felt behind the eyes.


Detox Toxin Rid Review – Best Strategy for 10 Days

Update 2019!! We decided to update the most popular detox products reviews which we have rated over the past five years.
So far, the 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid program still remains the most effective whole body detox program for a urine and blood drug test on the market in 2019.

10 Day Detox Toxin Rid will help you pass a urine, blood and saliva drug test.

Overview – How Can ‘10 Day Detox TOXIN RID’ Help You?

  1. If you have smoked marijuana several times a week or every day within the past 30 days and have a drug test within 10 days, you should consider 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid I recommend these detox pills.

10 Day Detox Toxin Rid was specifically designed for users with heavy to extreme toxin exposure. It is recommended by the experts at

Time of detoxing is 10 days.

10 Day Detox Toxin Rid consists of three components: pre-rid tablets, dietary fiber and detox liquid.

2. 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid program is effective for many different substances including but not limited to: Marijuana (THC metabolite), Cocaine metabolites, Opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-monacteyl morphine), Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Phencyclidine (PCP), Alcohol (Ethyl glucuronide (EtG), Nicotine (Cotinine). It involves the basic phlebotomy to check the level of blood purity. Phlebotomy is a separate field that involves extensive training and education. For details, see


• 150 pre-rid tablets
• 1 ounce of dietary fiber
• 1 fluid ounce of detox liquid

Toxin Rid Detox Ingredients:

Alfalfa, Pacific Kelp, Calcium Carbonate, Bromide, Carbonate, Boron, Fluoride, Rubidium, Samarium, Phosphorus, Nickel, Manganese, Chromium, Strontium, Cobalt, Zinc, Tin, Titanium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Barium, Copper, Iron, Silicon, Yttrium, Molybdenum, Gallium, Gold, Silver, Cerium, etc and dietary fiber.

The above list does not include minerals and nutrients found in alfalfa, kelp or sea water.

Toxin Rid detox program uses only natural dietary supplements. The program has no added sugar, starch, yeast, di-calcium phosphate, preservative, fillers, animal products, synthetics or artificial ingredients.

Recent studies show that Toxin Rid Detox ingredients such as alfalfa, kelp, chloride from sea minerals, sodium and potassium significantly increase body metabolism and help with burning body fat.

Other minerals and vitamins help such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, etc reestablish body nutrient levels to normal levels lost during extensive body detoxification process. As a result, your urine possesses the “markers” that drug tests look for.

Short Summery Instruction:

(Please follow the Instructions on the Main Container)

First Step: STOP using Marijuana!
You MUST STOP using marijuana before you start the detox program. If you do not stay “clean”, the detox program will not help you pass the drug test.

Second Step: Take Pre-Rid Pills
• Take 3 tablets each hour for 5 hours.

 Drink plenty of fluids while taking the tablets.

• Do not exceed 15 tablets in one day.
• Repeat for 9 more days.

After finishing taking the tablets, you move to the third step of the detox program.

Third Step: Drink Detox Liquid

You must use it on the last day of the detox program.

• Drink half of the detox liquid with four ounces of orange juice or water. Do not eat or drink any more fluids for two hours.
• Wait two hours, then take the remaining half of the detox liquid.

Forth Step: Take Dietary Fiber

• One hour before your test, mix the dietary fiber with eight ounces of orange juice or water.
• Drink within two minutes.
• Wait 15 minutes and drink 16 ounces of water.
• Do not drink more orange juice or water.
• Urinate two or three times in the next hour and go take your test.

Home Urine Drug Test

If you want to be sure of your drug test results, be sure to take your home test first.

To increase your probability of passing a urine drug test:

1. You need to abstain from any drug usage till your urine drug test.

2. If you would like to expedite the natural THC cleaning process by several days, you may start detoxing your body through light/moderate aerobic exercises along with spending some time in a sauna and healthy diet.

You should avoid any type of anaerobic exercise (running and swimming sprints, etc) and weight training while you are detoxing.

However, you should avoid exercising for 24  hours before your drug test day.

3. Green vegetables, fiber, fruits and low fat chicken and/or turkey should be on your menu list. It is big “No” to eat sugar and junk food. Eating healthy small portion of food several time a day should be helpful as well.

4. To obtain the best results, you should avoid adding extra toxins such as alcohol and nicotine into your body during any body detoxification process.

5. Drink recommended allowance of six (16-ounce) glasses of water a day. Water is catalyst that assists the body’s natural cleansing process.

Pros / Cons


1. Four step detox program provides effective body cleansing of drug toxins.
2. You get a free drug test along with the detox program.
3. Manufacture does not use artificial ingredients, animal products, synthetics or fillers. All components are natural – Herbs, minerals and vitamins that work in unity to detoxify the body.
4. Detox Program rids your blood, urine and saliva of unwanted drug toxins.
5. Money back guarantee from the manufacturer.
6. Manufacture has been helping people pass drug tests for past 7 years, providing proven drug testing solutions to help clients pass urine, blood and pass saliva drug tests.
7. You can order the product overnight, if you have your drug test within a couple of days.


1. You have to follow the instruction to the letter if you want to pass the test. A small mistake may ruin your chance to clean your system and pass the test. However, if you are confused or panic and cannot follow the instructions, you can call or use the manufacturer’s on-line chat customer service.

2. You might spend a lot of time in the bathroom cleaning up your system – although; this is a normal detox body process.

3. If you have any allergic concerns to one of the product components, it is highly advisable to consult either your primary doctor or Testclear’s customer service before purchasing the product.

4. No existing detox product on the market can guarantee you 100% success rate in passing urine drug tests. Factors that play significant role include body weight, life style, individual metabolism and how often marijuana is consumed.

5. We have also seen that THC levels are on the rise in certain types of marijuana. This will also prove to be a factor in detoxing.

6. There are some extreme users  that will need to complete several more days of a detoxing program due to the following factors: weight, consumption, metabolism, and how often marijuana is consumed.

Customer Support

10 Day Detox Toxin Rid website provides outstandingly helpful and professional customer service via Live Chat and Phone line. You can have a straight talk with them as to how you can pass your drug test. Based on your individual situation, you will receive recommendations as to what product is the best for you.

10 Day Detox TOXIN RID – Final Verdict

Update 2019!! For the past 5 years we have seen hundreds of successful stories, and received a few complaints, about the 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid program. Because of  heavy THC exposure, heavy users need to make an extra effort and take their whole body detox process seriously if they would like to increase their odds of passing their urine drug test to the highest possible.

If you realistically take into account your Bio, life style, body metabolism, THC exposure during the last 3 months, type of marijuana consumed (THC levels) and the way you used marijuana (smoking, vaping, edibles etc), you will be able to estimate if a 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid program would be effective enough in your case or if you need to add extra days to be effective.

To sum it up, we have come to the conclusion based on positive feedback and reviews that the 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid program helps to pass a drug test. Therefore, we retain the 10 Day Toxin Rid  rating at 4.7/5.

Helpful Tips:

“Toxin Rid Detox Program Review-What is Best for You?“

“How Long Does Weed (THC) Stay in Your Urine? – Important Data You Need to Know!!!”

“Drug Testing for Marijuana:Facts and Myths You Must Know!”

Learn more here:

PMC, Chemistry, Metabolism, and Toxicology of Cannabis: Clinical Implications

PMC, Urinary Elimination of 11-Nor-9-carboxy- 9-tetrahydrocannnabinol in Cannabis Users During Continuously Monitored Abstinence

420 Magazine: Anyone ever use toxin rid

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Ted says

July 14, 2018 at 6:22 a

Hello DetoxJohn, I am on the 7th day of the detox program and just tested negative on a home urine drug test. I stopped smoking 24 days ago and I have been smoking 4-5 days a week, but not a couple paths from a joint of good stuff. Should I stop the program or better completed?

DetoxJohn says

July 14, 2018 at 10:38 am

Ted..I would recommend to finish your 10 day detox program completely and check your THC levels again.

If you still test negative on a home drug test, your chances of passing your actual drug test should be pretty good.

Hope this answers your questions and good luck with your test.


steff says

August 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Hi DetoxJohn,

I have been aware of an upcoming urine test for a new job, and so have stopped smoking altogether (apart from a couple of buns here and there) and have been consistently testing negative on home tests! However i have noticed that my urine looks pretty dilute as i have changed my lifestyle and drink a lot more water, eat cleaner and exercise regularly!

Are home tests reliable enough to know that i will pass my upcoming drugs test? and will the colour of my urine matter too much?

Thank you !

DetoxJohn says

August 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

Steff..I would recommend checking your THC levels with a home urine drug test from Walgreens or CVS. They make sure to sell good quality products. In addition, you should try checking your THC levels without drinking too much water. This will show your real THC levels.

If you test negative without drinking too much water on a reliable home urine drug test, your chances of passing your actual drug test should be pretty good.

Hope this answers your question.


Ethan says

September 11, 2018 at 12:37 am

Do not waste your money. You are better off getting a laxative, yellow dock root, red clover, burdock root, and drinking a lot of water. They say money back guarantee, but what good is the money back if ou lose your job due to not being clean…

DetoxJohn says

September 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm

Ethan…Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry that the product did not work for you in this instance. I hope that you will contact the Seller of the product for resolution. They will figure out what they can do in your case.

1.However, as a result of detoxing, you might already be very close to passing a drug test. You just need either to wait a bit longer to detox your body from THC naturally or use an extra 4-5 days of detox product.
2.Please note that detoxing your body from THC for heavy users is a pretty challenging process as a significant amount of THC is d stored deeply in every fat cell of your body.
This is why using the whole body detox program approach should be combined with the natural THC cleaning process through aerobic exercise along with drinking plenty of water, spending time in a sauna and a healthy diet.

3.Without using any detox products, extreme users of average weight can test positive for THC from 45 to 90 days from the last use.
4.Please note that no existing detox product on the market can guarantee you a 100% success rate in passing urine drug tests. Factors that play significant roles include body weight, life style, individual metabolism and how often marijuana is consumed.

So far, we have seen many positive reviews and very few complaints about 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid. This is why we gave 10 Day Detox Toxin Rid a good rating.

I truly wish you the best in getting thru this.


Ronnie says

September 19, 2018 at 12:30 am

Im on day 9 of the detox program. I tested negative on the first day of the program. Now I have been testing positive on at home tests the past two days. I havent smoked in a month and I am about 6 ft 170 pounds. Am I testing positive because I havent finished the program and the toxins are stronger now in my urine? Should I wait an extra week after the 10 days before I take my urine test for a new job? Getting worried. Need some advice Thanks!

DetoxJohn says

September 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Ronnie..I think significant amounts of toxins (THC-COOH) are hidden in your fat cells and are expelling from your body at the moment as a result of using a 10 day detox program. This is why you test positive now. I would recommend checking your THC levels after finishing your detox program and go from there.

I would also recommend checking your THC levels in a couple of days after finishing a detox program as well. This will show where you stand and what you should do next.

If you still test positive in two days after completing a detox program, come back to me for further recommendations.


Al says

October 25, 2018 at 6:26 pm

I thought that using toxin rid 10 day program guarantee all thc toxin would be removed from your body. But now it seems like that isn’t the case. ??? How does one check the level of thc in ones body???? Most at home drug test kits just tell you if ur positive or negative . I was not a heavy smoker but I was vaping thc which is more potent. On my second 5day toxin rid program, is this going to work now???? Does toxin rid raises your heart rate?

DetoxJohn says

October 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm

Al..Because you are vaping, your THC levels are much higher than users who just smoke. This is why it requires an extra effort to detox your body from THC. We have seen that even moderate vaping marijuana users can test positive up to 12-15 days to only 10 days for a smoker. And if you are a heavy user using top shelf stuff and vape you can expect to wait 45-100 days compared to 30-70 days if you are a smoker.

Besides, many factors affect your body detoxification speed: Bio, life style and your body metabolism. For example, if you carry extra weight and have slow metabolism, it will take much longer to detox your body.

Unfortunately none of home urine drug tests can show your exact THC levels. Only Lab tests can provide such information. However, if you start seeing that the second line on your home urine drug test starts slowly showing up, even very faded, this means that you are getting closer to the cutoff levels.

So far, I have not seen any complaints about raising the heart rate while using the Toxin Rid program. This might be your personal reaction either on some detox program components or the whole body detox process. We always recommend consulting your primary physician if you have any concerns regarding using a detox program.

Hope this helps and if you have any more questions, let me know.


Jane Doe says

November 2, 2018 at 11:27 pm

GOOD NEWS: I smoked 4 or 5 joints a week, stopped smoking four days before the cleanse (when I found out the bast*rds at my new job planned to test me), and started passing the at home THC tests after completing the 3 day program, just in time for my test with only 7 days clean in total. I was still failing this morning, but started to pass after taking the detox liquid. For the record I have a very fast metabolism and am a runner, 115 lbs, 5’5, and I exercised extra and ate healthy during the past week. I had 3 drinks on Halloween and am glad this didn’t sabotage me.

BAD NEWS: I have been violently spewing hell fire out my bum since the morning after the first day, in addition to vomiting during runs and constant nausea.

QUESTIONS: Does any one know when this diarrhea will end? How long did it take before your guts returned to normal? Also my sample looked very pale. If anyone has been made to retake because their pee was too dilute, how much water did you drink before hand? The instructions direct you to dink loads of water. I mixed the fiber with only a fraction of the recommended water for fear of dilution, but like I said, the sample was quite pale. I took the test with Lab Corpse for the record, which I hear is quite strict. They were quite rude too…

DetoxJohn says

November 3, 2018 at 1:42 am

Jane..It is a good sign that you are already passing the home urine drug test. If you didn’t drink too much water, your chances of passing your actual test should be good. We have seen many cases that users were given a second chance to retake their drug tests if their urine sample was diluted.

We always recommend stopping all exercises 24 hours before your drug test as it could increase THC levels in your urine sample. Hopefully you followed our recommendation.

Spending a lot of time in the bathroom with diarrhea cleaning up your system is a normal body detox process. It might be several days before your body will come back to a normal stool elimination. It is tough to predict how long it will take for your body to come back to normal as each case is different. It might take from a few days to a week.

Hope this answers your questions. Good luck with your test results. I am pulling for you.


Cosby says

November 18, 2018 at 7:17 am

Hi there. I am a heavy smoker, likely 1g a day. 140lbs, walk about 5 miles daily 5 days a week but no exercise otherwise. I stopped smoking 5 days ago and I do not know when my drug test will be, just that I know I will have a surprise one coming up within the next month or so.

I am planning on buying the 10 day detox in addition to the Mega Cleanse.

Is there a certain timeframe I should be taking the 10 day detox within? I have no idea when the test will be, and therefore cannot plan to take the 10 day detox exactly 10 days prior. I was planning on starting the detox immediately and then taking the Mega Cleanse for test day.

Is this an effective method? Will taking the 10 day detox too early ruin my chances if I take the Mega Cleanse on test day?

Is the 10 day detox effective if taken weeks prior to a test?

Thanks for your help!

DetoxJohn says

November 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

Cosby..We always recommend completing a whole body detox program as soon as possible. This will give you more time to find out how effective the program was in your particular case and what your next step will be.

We usually recommend combining a whole body detox program with light aerobic exercise like walking or swimming. You should stop any exercise 24 hours before the actual urine drug test.
Don’t forget to pick up several home urine drug tests. This will help you to monitor your body detoxification progress.

If after completing a 10 day detox program you still test positive on your home urine dug test, you might need to wait a bit longer to detox naturally or complete several extra days of the detox program. Because of your very prolonged and heavy THC exposure, you might test positive for THC from 35 up to 65 days since your last use.

If you still test positive on the night before your test on your drug test day you might consider using Mega Clean. Don’t forget checking your THC levels in one hour after taking Mega Clean. This will show the outcome of your test. We have seen that some heavy users try using synthetic urine as their back up plan, if the urine drug test is unsupervised.

Hope this answers your questions.


Sarah says

November 20, 2018 at 7:16 am

Does this product work for blood drug tests as well? I have a blood and urine test coming up soon and plan on buying the 10 day plan. Im aware that drugs don’t stay in your blood as long but I’ve read that some amounts can still be found 25 days after stopping. Note that I’m a chronic smoker, mostly vaping a few times a day, everyday for months.

DetoxJohn says

November 21, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Sarah..Marijuana is detectable in the blood for heavy users for up to 7 days since their last use. In your case, the longest marijuana can be detected in your blood could be up to 10 days since your last use.

If you either abstain from marijuana for 10 days or complete a 10 day detox program, you should pass your blood test without obstacles. So, I would not worry about your blood test and concentrate on preparing for a urine drug test which will be much more challenging to pass in your case because of your prolonged and very heavy THC exposure.

In your case, you might test positive for THC from 45 up to 100 days since your last use. So, I would recommend to take the detoxing process very seriously if you would like to increase your odds of passing your urine test.

If after completing a 10 day detox program you still test positive on your home urine dug test, you might need to wait a bit longer to detox naturally or complete several extra days of the detox program.

If you still test positive on the night before your test on your drug test day you might consider using Mega Clean. Don’t forget checking your THC levels in one hour after taking Mega Clean.This will show the outcome of your test. We have seen that some heavy users try using synthetic urine as their back up plan, if the urine drug test is unsupervised.

If you need more help, let me know.


Rob says

November 22, 2018 at 2:28 am

10 day program –

(1) Should the tablets be taken 3 at a time every hour consecutively for 5 hours in a row or does it want me to spread it though the day?

(2) I won’t be taking my drug test until few days after my 10 day program is done. Should I be taking the fiber and detox liquid the day I end my program or save it for just before my drug test a few days later.

DetoxJohn says

November 24, 2018 at 4:13 am

Rob.. According to the product instructions you should take 3 tablets each hour for 5 hours. You should not spread them throughout the day. The detox liquid should be taken on the last day of the detox program. You should not save it for later.

The 10 day detox program fiber is mainly designed for users that happen to end the program when they need to be the cleanest.
It supplements certain things that are taken out during the detox program, but will gradually be replenished in time naturally.
If your drug test is many days away then you most likely will not need to use the fiber. However, it doesn’t hurt to take it on the day that you need to be the cleanest. If you have it, you may as well take it, I certainly would.

Hope this answers your questions.


Dan says

December 6, 2018 at 7:17 am

Quick scenario/question. I just ordered the 10 day cleanse and I have a drug test coming up on January 4. According to the delivery time frame I should receive my package by December 16. If I start the ten day cleanse the day I receive it, I’ll be done by December 26. Will my urine remain clean from the end of the cleanse (12/26) until the day of the drug test (1/4)? Or should I start the cleanse approximately 10 days before my test?
Another question is if this product simply masks my system or completely removes the THC from my system?
Thanks for reading.

DetoxJohn says

December 7, 2018 at 5:55 am

Dan..We usually recommend to start detoxing as soon as you receive the program. This will give you time to complete the program and afterward using a home urine drug test find out where you stand and what you should do next.

The 10 Day detox program is not a masking product. As soon as you start testing negative on your home urine drug test, you will clean for good until you start using marijuana again.

Hope this answers your questions.


Dan says

December 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Just wanna say this stuff works y’all. I’m 6’4 245 lbs and smoked like a chimney..I’ve only completed two days of the 10 day cleanse and I’ve already passed a home drug test. Follow the instructions exactly. I will finish the remaining 8 days just to be safe (and to not waste my money). It works works works!

DetoxJohn says

December 21, 2018 at 6:10 am

Thanks for your feedback Dan. I am glad that a 10 day Toxin Rid program worked in your case. I am sure this will be helpful information for other users.


Mazed says

December 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Hey guys,
I just ordered a 10day Toxin Rid in preparations for a possible drug test at the end of the month/early next year. I haven’t smoked in about a week, and before stopping, I would mostly just take a few drags from a vape pen regularly. I wouldn’t necessarily consider it “heavy” use, especially compared to some of the other posts i’ve seen. I am 5’11, 220lbs, pretty active ex college athlete. I have only been smoking on and off for a couple of years. I am supposed to be receiving the detox late Monday, to begin on Tuesday. My question: what are my chances looking like after the 10 day program? Also, can I vape CBD Isolate during the program? (Lab tested CBD isolate with 0 THC whatsoever) Are there any other tips you can provide? Thanks!

DetoxJohn says

December 10, 2018 at 2:32 am

Mazed..I think a 10 day detox program should significantly speed up your natural body detoxification process. How fast you will become clean after completing a 10 day program depends on your metabolism and diet. During the detox program we usually recommend visiting a sauna as well.

I think you have a good chance to being clean by your drug test day. Vaping CBD Isolate should not affect your drug test results as it should not contain THC.

Hope this answers your questions.


Ayla says

April 11, 2019 at 4:37 am

For a daily female smoker who is 5’3″ and about 215 lbs. would more than the 10 day cleanse be needed? Is there a supplementation that would assist with it? My test is in about 18 days. I stopped smoking today. What else would I need to do?

DetoxJohn says

April 12, 2019 at 4:33 am

Ayla..I am afraid that you will need to complete more than a 10 day detox program in order to drop your high THC levels below cutoff levels. I would recommend to start with a 10 day detox program combined with a light aerobic exercise, visiting a sauna, drinking plenty of water and eating only healthy foods (no junk food, fats, sugar, alcohol or cigarettes).

If after completing a 10 day program you still test positive for THC, you might try to reschedule your test and compete extra days of the detox program. If on the night of your test you still test positive, on your drug test day, you might try using a detox drink like Mega Clean.

Don’t forget to buy several home urine drug tests. This will help you to monitor your body detoxification progress.

Because of your very heavy and prolong THC exposure and some extra weight, you need to take your body detoxification seriously if you would like to detox properly and pass your urine test.

Hope this helps and if you need more help, let me know.


Kira says

May 7, 2019 at 3:51 am

So I was wondering, after you take this detox are you clean after until you use again or do you have to plan it out were your last detox day is on your test day? Cause I have a test coming up but not sure when.

DetoxJohn says

Kira..After completing a 10 day detox program and you test negative on a home urine drug test, you will stay clean for good until you start using marijuana again.

If you have enough time until your test, we usually recommend completing a 10 day detox program as soon as possible. In this case, even though you might still test positive for THC after finishing a detox program, you will have enough time to either detox naturally or completing an extra couple of days of the detox program.

I would recommend getting several reliable home urine tests and checking your detoxification progress. This will help you to find out when you will become clean.

Hope this answers your questions,



Green Smoothies

The 7 Best Green Smoothies from Raw Family

Smoothies from Raw Family bring Valla herself into your living room to show you how to prepare 7 of our all-time favorite green smoothies. In addition to demonstrating how easy it is to blend up exotic concoctions, Valla shares many timesaving tips and answers the most frequently asked questions about making delicious green smoothies. This DVD is a must see for anyone interested in becoming a green smoothie pro!

THE DOWNSIDE OF YOGA Many mind-altering substances are dangerous, expensive, and illegal. Yoga is safe and free, and won’t get you in trouble with the law. It doesn’t require a prescription, either. So how come for every one yoga student, there are hundreds of other people pouring out a cocktail, lighting up a joint, or snorting coke. Yoga has one major liability: it requires self-effort. Drugs and booze do it for you; with yoga, you’ve got to do it for yourself. If you’re going to start a hatha routine or a meditation practice, you won’t get far without discipline and self-awareness. It’s a lot easier to take a pill or sip a martini. But when you practice yoga, you come out a stronger, healthier, calmer, more creative, and more effective person, just like other healthy and calming activities like fishing, meditation or artistic pursuits. See for related information. Can you say the same for the person who relies on alcohol or drugs? For those who are willing to do the work, there is a better way than drugs. I respect the right of each individual to make their own lifestyle choices. Yet when I think of my fellow high school students who didn’t make it, or my friend Jack in his wheelchair, I’m grateful for yoga. For those who are willing to do the work, there is a better way than drugs. 100% NATURAL HIGH Sit up comfortably with your head, neck, and spine straight. Close your eyes and allow your body to relax. Your back stays straight but it should feel at ease, not forced or strained. Pay attention to your breath for a few minutes. It should be even, slow, and smooth. If it’s jerky or shallow, relax another minute till your breathing is a little deeper and flows without jerking or stopping. Bring your full awareness to your heart. Focus not so much on the physical organ as on the feeling of peace and expansiveness that radiates out from your heart area. If thoughts or mental images interrupt your meditation, simply dismiss them. Don’t fight with your uninvited thoughts. Just turn your attention back to your breath or to the warm, expansive feeling in your heart. After a few minutes, release your attention into the peaceful silence you sense within. Enjoy the state of silent, pure awareness. Open your eyes and sit quietly. Assimilate the tranquility and mental clarity you experienced in your meditation. GETTING HIGH ON AIR When my friend John visited a psychiatric institute in Bangalore, India, he was amazed to find two signs pointing down two separate corridors, one stating “Psychiatric Emergencies” and the other “Kundalini Cases.” The staff there explained that while we in the West often see psychiatric disorders resulting from ill-advised drug experimentation, in India (where most people can’t afford drugs) some suffer mental breakdowns from ill-advised spiritual practices. The most common cause is launching into advanced pranayama (breathing exercises) without years of preparatory exercises under the close guidance of a competent teacher. Some pranayama techniques involve hyperventilation; others call for breath retention over extensive periods of time. Both can produce a type of euphoria—and both can cause serious damage when performed with greater enthusiasm than wisdom. Breath retention, in particular, can cause brain damage, neurological disorders, and serious heart abnormalities. Pranayama has its place in the exploration of higher states of consciousness, but no yoga student should engage in advanced breathing practices without guidance.

Back muscle spasms

Back muscle spasms

The involuntary and sudden contraction of a solitary or group of muscles is commonly referred to as a muscle spasm. Spasms can also result from an abrupt energy increase in the muscles. Muscle spasms actually are the body’s natural response to try to prevent further movement of already injured muscles. The primary areas most prone to painful spasms are the back and neck, although all muscles within the body are disposed to contraction. It is common to feel a sudden stiffening and tightness in the particular area affected by the spasm. While spasms are very painful, they usually resolve themselves, often within minutes.

 There are various reasons that can cause muscular contractions and each of these reasons is usually related to predisposing factors. Soreness and inflammation of the muscle, usually caused by abrupt movement or sudden bending, are what causes back muscles to spasm. Muscle pain centered in the back can in fact be caused by any body movement that is not performed at the correct angle. The following are a partial list of some of the more common causes of back spasms.

Back muscle spasms are very uncomfortable and annoying. It can be quite painful to even conduct day to day activities if severe muscle pain should develop in the back. Treatment for relieving back pain, in particular lower back pain, is sought after by millions of people all over the world. Often pain killers available over the counter are given to help combat the pain symptoms. There are however other remedial measures that can be used as treatment, that if practiced can help to stop back spasms.

Inflamed and injured muscles need proper rest which helps to speed up the healing and recovery process. By allowing yourself sufficient rest, you are also allowing the affected muscles a time to be immobilized which will help to prevent further stress on the injured muscles. This rest allows effective recovery of the muscles.

Stretching Exercise are Important

Exercises for the back that focus on stretching the muscles will help to loosen the tightened back muscles. By performing exercises designed to stretch tightened muscles this will help to stop the muscles from spamming.

breast cancer

Symptoms of breast cancer in women

The development of a malignant growth within the breast tissues, caused by uncontrolled and cell division is the medical definition of breast cancer. The ducts that carry milk in the breasts can be affected by this cancer, known as ductal carcinoma, as well as the lobules that produce milk in the breast, known as lobular carcinoma. This cancer can be non-invasive or invasive. When the cancer starts in the breast’s milk ducts, this is known as invasive ductal carcinoma, and this can spread not only to other parts of the breast, but to the rest of the body as well. Unfortunately this is more common that breast cancers that are non-invasive

Below are some of the various warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Lumps Appearing on the Breast

The most common symptom of breast cancer is the appearance of a lump. These can often go unnoticed for some time due to the lumpy and uneven anatomy of the breasts. A lump can be found anywhere from the armpit to the entire breast and is a thickening sort of feeling. Some people may experience irritation or tenderness near the area, but the lump is generally a small, pea sized shape with no pain.

Nipple Changing in Structure

Changes occurring in the nipple are a very early symptom. Many women will notice that their nipples may look retracted, meaning that they begin to get pushed inward. Pain and irritation, along with a change to a reddish color may also be observed in the nipples.

Nipple Discharge

Some women may notice discharge coming from the nipples, from time to time which can be blood-stained, clear or thick.

Changes in Breast Size

The change of breast shape and size is another very common change that many women with breast cancer notice. Since these changes generally happen gradually, the size might have already changed considerably before one notices what is happening. It does vary from woman to woman whether the size of the breasts decreases or increases. This means that some women will see an increase in their breast size, while other women will experience an increase in size. Another symptom is a sudden change in the cup shape, or form, of the breast.

Changes in the Color and/or Texture of the Breast Some patients may notice that the breast color may change to pink or red. This type of change can occur in only certain areas of the breast or over the entire skin of the breast area. The skin of the breast could also take on an orange color those results from scarring. Some people may also notice indentations in the area above the breast or on the breast itself, as well as excessively dry skin and scaling.


Mucus in Lungs

The mucus membrane that lines the respiratory tract is very important. This is primarily due to the fact that the mucus secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract protects the body, in particularly the lungs, from air-borne pathogens that are inhaled when breathing. Mucus also contains antibodies that not only trap inhaled infectious agents, but also help to destroy them. This mucus membrane lining also works to keep the airways moist and prevents them from drying out. </p>

Common Causes of Mucus in the Lungs


The gradual destruction of alveoli, the small air sacs in the lungs that ensure that oxygen is transferred to the bloodstream and that carbon dioxide is exhaled out of the body, is a condition known as emphysema. These alveoli, which look like a cluster of grapes, are found at the end of the airways, the bronchioles.


When the air passages (bronchi), which allow inhaled air to travel into the lungs as well as providing a way for carbon dioxide to move out of the body, become swollen this is a respiratory disorder known as bronchitis. This disorder has often been attributed to viral infections, but can also be caused by a bacterial invasion. The mucous membrane releases more mucus in an attempt to control the infection and the related inflammation.

Allergy –

Excess production of mucus can be brought on by exposure to air-borne allergens such as dust and pollen, which irritates the lungs. Build up of mucus can also be caused by the chemicals inhaled when smoking as well

Asthma –

Inflammation of the airways that is also accompanied by an increase of mucus production can be due to a lung disease known as asthma. A severe asthma attack can cause acute breathing problems and airway obstruction due to accumulation of mucus.

(TB) Tuberculosis –

Tuberculosis, commonly referred to as TB, is often identified by frequent bouts of coughing that expel both mucus and blood. TB is a very serious bacterial infection of the lungs where the patient continues to cough for at least a month.


Lung mucus production can often be caused by sinus infections. The sinuses are the hollow cavities that allow air to flow from the nose to the windpipe. The sinuses are made up of four pairs of openings that connect to the nose. The purpose of the mucous membrane in the sinuses is to produce mucus to act as a filtering system for dust and dirt.


If too much mucus is found in the lungs this could also suggest that the patient is suffering from pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of harmful pathogens that include fungus, virus or bacteria that affect the lungs. With this condition, the lungs usually inflamed and those suffering from pneumonia have a fever and experience breathing problems accompanied by a moderate to severe cough.

Nutrition protein shake

Nutrition protein shake

Usually, most of us do not understand the proper nutrients needed by our body. One of the most important nutrients which we fail to intake regularly is. Protein provides food to our muscles to make it strong and to build more endurance and stamina for the body. Because of different types of eating habits, we may often experience various types of healthy problems due to the lack of protein in our system. Some may also experience muscle loss because of this. On the other hand, a lot of protein supplements are available in the market nowadays. People now have various ways on how to increase the protein supply in their body. One of these efforts is the use of nutrition protein shakes.

Nutrition protein shakes are currently the most important supplement there is.

It is very healthy to use. It does not have any sort of side effects and negative outcomes. This is due to the fact that protein is the most significant part of your diet, whether your goals are to amplify muscles and get bigger and stronger, or drop weight and lose fat and to achieve a lean body. Protein is the most important nutrient for the muscles in the human body, and with no protein, your body will not be able to create and build strong and well toned muscles.

Nutrition protein shakes are the in thing nowadays. For people who are always on the go, for individuals who are trying to start a healthy life, for athletes who needs a boost of energy and muscle mass for their sports, and for people who are diet conscious, nutrition protein shakes may be the answer to your various eating concerns.

Nutrition protein shakes together with various diets, health and wellness supplements, and various fitness clubs, you are on your way to a healthier and better you.

ear infections contagious

Are ear infections contagious?

Ear infections are a very common ailment of childhood, though this condition can occur in adults at times as well. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 children of the age of 3 have an ear infection at any given time. The good news is that the problem is rarely severe in nature and tends to be self-resolving, meaning that it clears itself up within a couple of days. It has also been shown that once most children reach the ages of 4 to 5, they usually stop getting these infections somehow. This means that adults rarely develop these types of ear infections.

A person cannot directly transmit an ear infection to another person. This means that ear infections are not contagious. However, the pathogen that causes colds is contagious and this is often one of the main causes of ear infections. This means that a cold, which can be passed along from one infected person to another, can sometimes then developed later on into an ear infection. Put more simply, ear infections are not contagious in of themselves, however they may be a secondary infection of a contagious infection like a cold.

Viral infections like colds are known to be one of the common causes of ear infections. The narrow passages which are the medium of connection between the nose and middle ear are known as the Eustachian tubes. Developing a cold may lead to a blockage in these passages. Consequently, pain and ear infections might be caused by this blockage. Small children and infants have shorter, narrower and angled Eustachian tubes, which make them more susceptible to developing these types of infections. The infection can begin because this anatomy makes it easy for bacteria to migrate from the throat and nose on up to the middle ear. However, as people age the tube lengthens and becomes more vertical. This helps to reduce the risk of infection, as it become more difficult for pathogens to travel.

Ear infection causes can also be related to the adenoids malfunctioning. These are the tissues that contain cells that are suppose to help in fighting off infections. It does happen though those in certain cases they themselves become infected and can become enlarged. This results in a blockage of the Eustachian tubes which leads to an infection. Obviously, children are more susceptible to this kind of disease as they do not have a fully developed immune system yet.

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine focuses on improving physiological function as a primary means of improving health. The Institute for Functional Medicine defines this approach as personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes, instead of symptoms.

Functional medicine provides health care management within the following framework:

“Diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in functional medicine because they may predispose to illness, provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms.”

Functional medicine is an integrative approach to medicine because it incorporates an analysis of how all components of the human body interact functionally with each other and the environment.

Functional medicine includes that the entire “patient story” needs to be heard and understood in context in order to truly help the patient.

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for disease. It is a science-based field of health care that is grounded in the following principles:

Bio-individuality meaning there is no one perfect way of approaching health that works for everybody. Each person has very specific needs for his or her own health according to age, constitution, gender, size, lifestyle and ancestry

Patient-centered medicine emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”.

Like an orchestrated network the human body functions as interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other.

Health is optimal vitality – not merely the absence of disease.

Financing For Chiropractic Care

Financing For Chiropractic Care

As with any other medical procedures, patients who are interested to undergo chiropractic care are also interested to find out their financing options for this particular healthcare method. The good news is that research studies have shown that this method of chiropractic adjustments is more cost-efficient as compared to other invasive medical procedures.

However, it does cover some expense as well and for anyone having financial difficulties covering for it, you do have options available. Therefore, finances are not an excuse to dismiss any form of discomfort you are currently suffering to neglect your body from benefiting from chiropractic care.

Health Insurance Coverage

Most people nowadays have secured their health insurance, therefore it is beneficial for you to be able to cover for your chiropractic care expenses. Since chiropractic procedures are becoming widely accepted these days, it has also enabled multiple private health insurance companies to include chiropractic treatments in their insurance coverage. If you are not sure whether your particular health insurance company covers chiropractic treatments, whether full or partial, you must try asking your state insurance provider.

Since the type of coverage varies from one health insurance company to another, you must see to it that you examine all the details of the coverage. To avoid any conflicts in the future and to ensure that the insurance company covers for any expenses incurred during your treatment, make sure to keep track of all correspondence or forms that you use during all of your transactions. Also, you need to check with your chiropractor to see if they accept payments through your health insurance provider since there are those who prefer cash-only payments.

Auto Insurance Option

You can also get financing for your chiropractic care via other forms of insurance. A person is eligible for coverage on chiropractic treatment with this type of insurance as long as you purchased the medical expense benefits under your auto insurance policy.

Flexible Spending Account

If you do have health insurance and it only covers partial payment for the expenses of your chiropractic care, then this one will help you cover for the remaining costs. There is a requirement though: the treatment must be required due to a medical condition that you have. This particular organization sets aside a percentage off of its members’ savings to allocate for health expenses, which is taken out of their payroll.

Worker’s Compensation

If you acquired spinal misalignment or other forms of bodily pain that require chiropractic care from work, then you are qualified for this financing assistance. However, it must be reported to the supervisor and your employer in order to come up with an agreement that the injury was indeed obtained from work.

Flexible Payment Plans

If you are not enrolled to an insurance plan, there is still a way for you to benefit from chiropractic care. There are several payment plans offered by various financing companies out there. All you need to do is conduct a little research in order to identify the most cost-efficient ones.

In some cases, individuals who lack insurance coverage are provided with discounts. While others offer the patient the opportunity to pick their own payment plan or arrangement according to what is most suitable for their financial status.

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