Katy was suffering from psoriasis for 15 years, trying to cure it unsuccessfully until she developed a natural system of her own.
Cat’s claw is the tropical vine plant. The reason why it’s called Cat’s claw is because it has thorns which form a claw (resembling a cat’s claw) that enables it to attach the vine to trees. The roots of Cat’s claw are very efficient in dealing with psoriasis symptoms. It has been used for generations by South Americans and now its affects are recognized all over the world.
Dead Sea salt ranks high among popular natural treatments for psoriasis. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties. The salt from the Dead Sea is rich with crucial minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium etc. These minerals are quite helpful in dealing with pretty much any skin disease, especially psoriasis. Dead sea salt is used in baths – regular baths of Dead Sea salt in warm water is one of the standard ways to sooth the irritation caused by psoriasis.
For more info about natural treatments for psoriasis, we highly recommend visiting Katy’s website.

Orthorexia. Are you too obsessed with eating healthy?

There is nothing wrong with wanting to eat healthy, right?
Last summer this is how I was thinking. There is no such thing as being too
healthy and making sure you only eat the right foods, that is unless it starts
affecting other aspects of your life.

I was doing so well sticking to a high protein and veggie diet. I had cut my carb intake very low and the carbs I did eat consisted mostly of whole grain carbs and only in small servings. I was working out daily and I was seeing the result I wanted to see. There was something exciting and rewarding about controlling what you ate and feeling better. I had more energy, a healthier stomach and I was practicing the strongest self-discipline I had ever shown. The only down side to this healthy eating was I became OBSESSED with making sure I didn’t eat anything unhealthy. This meant I prepared all my food myself, I could essentially only eat at home and I needed to track everything I ate along with the carb, fat, sugar, and calorie count.
I began to become socially isolated and would only hang out with people if we were going to work out, or eat at my place or go to the beach where I could still bring food I had made. Friends and family respected my new healthy obsession but there was always some questioning. This is when I had my realization that there is such a thing as eating too healthy.  Looking it up and doing some research I came to learn this is known as Orthorexia. It is an
obsession with healthy eating.

Joyful woman with fresh produce

Here are a few questions to ask your self:

1.    Does your diet socially isolate you?

2.    Do you spend more than three hours a day
thinking about healthy foods?

3.  When you eat do you feel like you are in total

4.   Are you already planning tomorrow’s menu?

5.    Have you become stricter with yourself?

6.    Do you look down on others who don’t eat

7. Does your diet make it difficult to eat anywhere but at home?

Did you answer yes to more than 2 of them? You too may be suffering from mild orthorexia. The good news is there are things you can do to help it!

What I did was slowly start releasing control. I had held such a tight grip on my diet and meal plans that forcing myself to let go a little bit ended up feeling really good. I started eating some “cheat” foods and I realized that I wasn’t gaining any weight if I indulged once in awhile.  I also ditched the food diary I had been keeping and stopped weighing myself everyday. I am proud to say that I have found a balance between eating
healthy and enjoying the sweet things in life!

Understanding What Causes Skin Tags

A skin tag is a small piece of loose skin that might have a stalk (called a peduncle). They simply look like a soft piece of skin hanging out from the rest of the skin. They can be either flesh colored or may be slightly brown. While most commonly called skin tags they are also know by other more complicated medical names such as fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma and Templeton skin tag as well as several others.

Many people wonder what causes skin tags. According to doctors and statistical reports, skin tags are believed to be caused by skin rubbing against itself. They are also thought to be hereditary and so they are passed genetically through families.

Some people, when they first see skin tags, worry that they might be an outward sign or symptom of a tumor or cancer. They are neither, and cause no health danger what so ever. What they most often cause is psychological trauma in the form of embarrassment. Because they dont’ understand what causes skin tags they will start hiding them. This is particularly true when many skin tags develop on the face, neck and hands. People start living a recluse lifestyle, which means they avoid being seen by other people.

While skin tags pose no health risk, they can be painful if they are in an area where clothing or jewelry are constant rubbing them. When this happens many people will seek out home remedies to treat them to either make them less sensitive or to remove them. While no doctors recommend using home remedies there are many holistic healing professionals that do. One such treatment is taking apple juice or lemon juice soaked on a cotton ball and holding it against the skin tag for several minutes several times a day. The acidity of the juice will often dry the skin tag to a point where it recedes back into the other skin, or it will cause the skin tag to just fall off.


When remedies such as the one listed above aren’t affective, or if a large number of skin tags appear, you may need the services of a Dermatologist. These doctors have several choices of treating skin tags for removal. They will also inform their patients that even with removal it isn’t uncommon for them to grow back, especially if their family has a history of developing skin tags.

Both men and women are equally susceptible to developing skin tags, even though no one can state definitively what causes skin tags. Remember that skin tags cause no health risks but can be embarrassing. If you have discovered them on your skin check for some home remedies to try and consult with a Dermatologist if you want or need to have them removed.

We all meet people who are different from us, being different is not wrong or something we should be afraid of.Maybe you suffer from mans boobs, maybe you think you are gay ..Being ourselves is very important and being able to live the life we choose is also very important.

This might mean we make choices that not everyone likes. But these are your choices and must be respected.

The “Simply Being Me” group are people with a learning disability who are also gay.

This means that they prefer to have sexual relationships with people of the same sex as them.

Some people in the group do not want a sexual relationship but do consider they are gay, and want to talk and socialise with other people who feel the same way.

Sex is often confusing and comes with words difficult to understand:-

Male, Female, Man, Woman, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and there are many more some which are not good words!

To help you and your key-worker to understand these words and what they can mean for someone with a learning disability, the “Simply Being Me” group has been set up.

The group has two volunteers who are gay people and are happy that others should know that they have made choices which have been good for them.

If you would like them to come and visit your day centre, to talk about themselves and choices they have made, either to a group or with your key worker, they are happy to do so. You might like to speak with these people in private, and this can be arranged.

The “Simply Being Me” group can also meet at other places, and talk about matters that interest gay people.

It is hoped by bringing people together we can respect each other and enjoy simply being ourselves!

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You should feel good about your sexuality and about having sex with other men

Safer sex is about fun, feelings, trying new things, talking about the kind of things that turn you on.

It means avoiding sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and Hepatitis, but sex should be exciting and liberating, not frightening or restrictive. If you feel guilty, or attacked by other people, you might not like yourself, and that means you might not look after your health.

HIV and safer sex are connected with other things such as unemployment, the kind of housing you live in and how confident you feel about the way you live your life.

Together, we can try to prevent HIV infection – if you tell us what you think about our work, if you tell us what you think we should be doing and if you trust us.

We’re here to work with you to stop HIV and related infections from spreading and to help ensure that we all live in a healthy community free from homophobia, violence and disease.

And here is a little humor behind this true fact. There is more to discover about this world than anyone could have imagined before. With our guarantee of today’s freedom of rights we believe that the understanding and protection of men with different sexual preferences could be possible.