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What are the Causes of Depression ?



Depression is a state of psyche characterized by a spectrum of negative feelings ranging in scope from minor unhappiness to overwhelming despair. Though generally associated with emotional or psychological symptoms, depression can be accompanied by severe pain or other physical symptoms as well; depression is capable of dramatically influencing the lives of those it affects.

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Recent data estimate the overall prevalence of depression at about 11.1% of the American population, or nearly 35 million individuals (CDC 2010), and predictive models suggest that up to 50% of the population will experience at least one episode of depression during their lives (Andrews 2005).

The framework underlying the pathogenesis of depression is complex and variable among individuals; both psychological and biological factors influence a person’s state of mind at any given time. For example, emergent research links depression with several metabolic phenomena, including inflammationinsulin resistance, and oxidative stress. Intriguing preliminary data also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunctionplays a previously unappreciated role in depression. Moreover, the role of hormones in depression is considerable, including stress hormones (glucocorticoids) and sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen). Many people affected by depression may be suffering from hormonal imbalances that are significantly contributing to their symptoms (Howland 2010).

The mainstream medical establishment relies heavily upon psychoactive drugs that manipulate brain chemistry as the frontline treatment (ICSI 2011). Unfortunately, the success rate of pharmacologic intervention for depression is a mere 50% or less and these medications are fraught with potential side effects, including a proclivity to increase suicidal ideation with some anti-depressant drugs (Prescrire Int. 2011).

Life Extensionon the other hand, acknowledges and appreciates the complex nature of depression and advocates a comprehensive management strategy that includes proactive lifestyle changes, behavioral therapy, hormone restoration, and targeted nutritional support to complement conventional antidepressant treatment and balance brain chemistry holistically.

Types of Depression and Associated Symptoms

Although depression is a clearly defined disorder with mental and physical symptoms, unlike other disorders, doctors cannot diagnose it using a blood panel or other form of lab test. Instead, they use carefully developed clinical guidelines as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Depression is distinguished into various forms. The most common are major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depressive disorder (major depression): Major depressive disorder can be very disabling, preventing the patient from functioning normally. A combination of symptoms sabotages the patient’s ability to sleep, study, work, eat, and enjoy formerly pleasurable activities. Some people may experience only a single episode, while others experience recurrent episodes.

Dysthymic disorder (dysthymia): Dysthymia, also known as chronic mild depression, lasts longer than two years. Symptoms are not disabling or as severe as those of major depression, however the patient finds it difficult to function normally and does not feel well. A person with dysthymia may also experience periods of major depression.

Psychotic depression: Psychotic depression is a severe depressive illness that includes hallucinations, delusions, or withdrawal from reality.

Postpartum depression (postnatal depression): Postpartum depression, also known as postnatal depression (PND), affects 10% to 15% of all women after giving birth. This is not to be confused with the “baby blues,” which a mother may feel briefly after giving birth. The development of a major depressive episode within a few weeks of giving birth likely indicates PND. Sadly, many of these women go undiagnosed and suffer for long periods without treatment and support.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): The incidence of SAD increases along with the distance from the equator. A person who develops a depressive illness during the winter months with symptoms that go away during spring or summer may have SAD. Accumulating evidence points to vitamin D deficiency as a contributing factor in SAD and in other forms of depression (Parker 2011).

Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness): A patient with bipolar disorder experiences (oftentimes extreme) highs (mania) and lows (depression) in mood. The frequency at which an individual reverts from mania to depression, and vice-versa, determines where they lie on the bipolar spectrum – a diagnostic tool used to measure the severity of bipolar disorder.

Diagnosing Depression

A diagnosis of clinical depression requires that the patient experience at least five of the nine symptoms below, as described by the DSM, for most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. One of the symptoms must be either a constant feeling of sadness, anxiety, and emptiness, or loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities.

If any of these symptoms affects your relationships and your ability to function at home or work, consult with a health care practitioner qualified to assess and treat depression.

Emotional Symptoms

  • Constant or transient feelings of sadness, anxiety, and emptiness
  • Feeling restless; may experience irritability
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling worthless or guilty for no reason; suicidal thoughts may occur
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once enjoyed; may lose interest in sex

Physical Symptoms

  • Disturbed sleep patterns; may sleep too little or too much
  • Low energy; fatigue
  • Significant weight loss or gain due to a change in eating habits; either loss of appetite or eating too much
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions

Causes of Depression

Research spanning the last 20 to 30 years has examined a range of influences that contribute to depression. These include genetics, brain chemistry, early life trauma, negative thinking, one’s personality and temperament, stress, and difficulty relating to others (Liu 2010). Moreover, emerging scientific research suggests that metabolic phenomenon such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and hormonal imbalances can cause or exacerbate depression as well (Maes 2011; Wolkowitz 2011).

Impaired Stress Response

When a person experiences stress—whether it’s physical or emotional, internal or external—the body copes through a complex system of adaptive reactions. This response involves the release of glucocorticoids, or stress hormones, which stimulate adaptive changes throughout the body.

A stress response is designed to help us confront or escape danger by redirecting blood flow to the muscles, dilating the pupils, inhibiting digestion, and releasing stored fatty acids and glucose (blood sugar) to be used by the muscles. This process is known as the fight-or-flight response.

The fight-or-flight response originates in the brain. When the hypothalamus, the brain’s “control tower,” perceives a threat, it sends chemical signals to the brain’s pituitary gland, also known as the master hormone gland. The pituitary gland then sends chemical signals to the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys. The adrenal glands then release the stress hormone cortisol, which triggers many of the physiological responses to danger.

Almost all animals share the fight-or-flight response, as it is paramount for survival. Although we were designed to undergo this response on only an occasional basis, modern humans cope with relentless stress. Such things as financial worries, deadline pressures at work or school, emotional challenges, excessive caloric intake, poor diet, obesity, inactivity, and environmental toxins chronically activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, keeping us in a perpetual fight-or-flight response. The result is an increased rate of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

The relationship between chronic stress, depression, and anxiety is complex, but incredibly powerful. For instance, the chronic elevation of glucocorticoids (primarily cortisol) caused by chronic stress actually changes the physical structure of the brain.

Chronic exposure to glucocorticoids shifts dendrites, the branches of neurons that receive signals from other neurons, into less functional patterns. Research links this phenomenon with alterations in mood, short-term memory, and behavioral flexibility (Joëls 2011). Glucocorticoids blunt the brain’s sensitivity to serotonin, the mood-regulating neurotransmitter most often associated with depression. (van Riel 2003; Karten 1999). Chronic stress also increases one’s susceptibility to neuronal damage and impairs neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are “born” (Joëls 2011).

Interestingly, emerging research suggests that drugs used to treat anxiety and depression may stabilize mood not only by acting on neurotransmitters, but also by regulating the brain’s receptors for stress hormones. (Anacker 2011) These new findings strongly support the importance of controlling the stress response in order to alleviate mood disorders. Indeed, several genetic and epidemiological studies have linked excessive stress, and the inability to adapt efficiently to stress, with increased rates of anxiety and depression (Ströhle 2003; Binder 2010; Bennett 2008).

Fortunately, a number of relaxation techniques and coping styles can improve depression, further emphasizing the role of stress in depression. These approaches include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (McCown 2010), meditation (Newberg 2010), biofeedback (Katsamanis 2007), progressive muscle relaxation (Dusek 2008) and an integrative health approach that combines relaxation, nutrition, and exercise (Dusek 2009).

Recent studies suggest some of these techniques influence genetic activity regulating depression (Dusek 2008). Brain imaging techniques show meditation significantly affects neurotransmitter levels and the activity of various parts of the brain that facilitate relaxation (Newberg 2010).

Traumatic events and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Research establishes that trauma, such as the sudden loss of a family member, sexual abuse, or war-related traumas, contributes significantly to prolonged periods of depression. The effects are more pronounced when the trauma occurs in childhood; childhood trauma can considerably alter the structure and function of the brain, increasing susceptibility to depression and anxiety later in life (Nemeroff 2003).

Social network and personal relationships

Lack of meaningful social contact with others has been linked to depression, while evidence increasingly shows that close personal relationships and social networks positively affect mood and health (Grav 2011). Loving relationships, social connection and support, work-related passion and recognition, and a good marriage help prevent depression (Kiecolt-Glaser 2010; Coughlin 2010). Interestingly, it also has been shown that while a good marriage benefits both men and women, it seems to be more important for men from an overall health standpoint.

Neurotransmitter imbalances

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows that the areas of the brain that orechestrate thinking, sleep, mood, appetite, and behavior function abnormally in depressed patients compared to non-depressed individuals. In addition, an imaging technique called single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) shows changes in brain blood flow and neurotransmitter activity in the depressed person’s brain. (Yang 2008 Joensuu 2007) Although imaging technology can identify neurotransmitter imbalances, it cannot reveal whydepression has occurred.

Comorbid Conditions

Depression is more common in those with HIV/AIDS (Wolff 2010), heart disease (Liu 2010), stroke (Morris 2011), cancer (Jayadevappa 2011), diabetes (Stuart 2011), Parkinson’s disease (Hemmerle 2011), and many other illnesses. Research shows a person with both depression and a serious illness is more likely to experience severe symptoms and find it harder to adapt to the medical condition. Studies also show that treating depression in this population may improve symptoms of the co-occurring illness in some instances.

Additionally, people dependent on alcohol or narcotics are significantly more likely to be depressed (Shibasaki 2011).

Mainstream Medicine Overlooks Factors that Contribute to Depression

The mainstream view on the cause of depression relies largely on the monoamine hypothesis – a theory proposing that deregulation in neurotransmitter signaling is the sole cause of depression. This has been the grounds for the primary utilization of antidepressant drugs in the management of depression for decades. However, this theory fails to take into account various other well-studied causes, and partly explains the poor success rate of antidepressant medications.

Conventional medicine overlooks several important biological factors that influence depression, thereby undermining the likelihood that a holistic strategy will be employed to thoroughly manage a patient’s depression.

If left unchecked, aberrations among these underappreciated factors may work together to create metabolic and neurochemical imbalances that provoke mood changes and initiate depression.

Critical omissions from conventional assessment of depression include:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Insulin resistance and chronic inflammation

Hormonal influences

Balanced and youthful concentrations of hormones can help control depression, and astute clinicians often find hormonal imbalances in patients with depression. Because a wide range of hormones can influence depression, it is important to discern which hormone(s) may be an underlying factor when considering depression.

For example, thyroid function directly affects metabolism and brain function, and low thyroid activity can contribute to depression. Conventional medicine relies on overly broad thyroid lab ranges, failing to recognize many cases of sub-optimal thyroid function.

Overt hypothyroidism has been shown to perturb serotonin signaling in the brain, which can contribute to depression (Stipcevic 2009). Furthermore, because the brain requires sufficient thyroid hormones to function optimally, a low thyroid hormone status can contribute to overall loss of function and degeneration in the brain, including the areas of the brain that govern mood (Davis 2007). Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid disease, can cause a person’s metabolism to swing between overly active to overly depressed. These swings can mimic the symptoms of bipolar disorder and cause misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment (Chang 1998; Kupka 2002; Cole 2002; Frye 1999).

Sex hormones also influence mood and depression. Women are more susceptible to anxiety than men and also experience more depression when they are pregnant, postpartum, premenstrual and menopausal than at other times in life. These general observations have piqued the interest of scientists and given rise to an expanding body of research linking depression with sex hormone imbalances.

By now, it is well known that most steroid hormones (e.g., pregnenolone, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA) are neurologically active. In fact, the brain contains large numbers of receptors for DHEA, estrogen, and progesterone. These hormones affect many functions in the brain, including the regulation of mood.

Accordingly, a number of studies link hormonal imbalances to various depressive disorders (Cunningham 2009; Parcells 2010; Bloch 2011; Sundermann 2010). In the follicular phase of menses, when estrogen levels are high, women produce more serotonin and experience an improved mood. When estrogen decreases during the premenstrual period, serotonin levels drop, contributing to the negative mood and personality shifts associated with PMS (Kikuchi 2010).

Likewise, the drop in estrogen during menopause is associated with reduced serotonin production and a negative impact on mood and cognition. This is evidenced by the fact that SSRIs have been shown to improve mood and cognitive function in menopausal women (Cubeddu 2010).

In addition, testosterone deficiency has been linked with depression in men, which is not surprising since testosterone plays an important role in brain function, including mood regulation (Zitzmann 2006; Delhez 2003). In studies, select populations of men were more likely to be depressed if their total and/or free testosterone levels are low; these included those with heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and the elderly (Jankowska 2010; Zarrouf 2009).

Medical research acknowledges the link between hormonal imbalances and depression; however, conventional doctors rarely evaluate and address hormone status when treating depression. Instead, they frequently dismiss such imbalances as a normal part of aging, while in truth, restoring youthful hormonal status may effectively combat multiple health deficits associated with aging, including mood imbalances.

The role of hormones in treating depression will be examined more closely in the section of this chapter entitled “Hormone Restoration”.

Nutritional deficiency or insufficiency

Nutrition plays an essential role in brain function, and poor nutrition significantly increases one’s risk for depression. Dietary nutrients influence nervous system function in multiple ways. Important dietary nutrients include:

  • B-complex vitamins: B-complex vitamins serve as cofactors for the production of neurotransmitters. Inadequate levels of B-vitamins, especially folate, vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6, can disrupt neurotransmitter synthesis. This not only may lead to mood alterations, but also can impact overall brain function, memory, and cognition.
  • Optimal balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids: Fatty acids are critical components of nerve cell membranes and play an important role in neuronal communication. Fatty acid imbalances can impair the transmission of messages between nerve cells, leading to cognitive deficits and mood alterations, including depression (Yehuda 2005).
  • Vitamin D activity: A vitamin-D insufficiency, which is very common even among dedicated supplement users (Faloon 2010), is linked with seasonal depression. Recent evidence suggests that it also may contribute to general depression through its considerable influence on genetic activity, its ability to control inflammation, and other mechanisms.

It is important to remember that optimal brain function necessitates all of these nutritional aspects be addressed simultaneously.

Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Brain tissue is particularly susceptible to oxidative damage due to its high concentrations of phospholipids and the exhaustive metabolic rate among neurons. A growing body of research suggests that oxidative stress contributes to depression and other brain-related disorders (Hovatta 2010). This is thought to result from either an increase in damaging reactive oxygen species, a decrease in antioxidant defense mechanisms, or a combination of the two. These mechanisms become especially important with advancing age (Wolkowitz 2011).

Newer research sheds light on the critical role of mitochondria and neurotransmission and mood regulation. Mitochondria are the “powerhouses” in each cell that generate energy. In an intriguing study, researchers measured the content of mitochondrial DNA within white blood cells in aging patients who were depressed, and in an age-matched group who were not depressed. The subjects with depression had significantly fewer mitochondria than non-depressed controls, leading researchers to suggest, “mitochondrial dysfunction could be a mechanism of geriatric depression” (Kim 2011). In a similar study, greater numbers of mitochondria in peripheral cells were associated with improved cognitive function in healthy elderly women (Lee 2010).

Preliminary research suggests that two nutrients, coenzyme Q10 and acetyl-L-carnitine, which support mitochondrial function, may influence depression. A small study of 35 depressed patients in comparison to 22 healthy volunteer controls showed that plasma CoQ10 levels were significantly lower in the depressed patients. Levels were also lower in treatment-resistant patients, as well as those with chronic fatigue (Maes, 2009).

Several studies of geriatric depression have investigated acetyl-L-carnitine (Pettigrew 2000). One study compared treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine to the medication amisulpride, an antipsychotic medication commonly used to treat depression. In 204 patients with chronic depression, both acetyl-L-carnitine and the pharmaceutical drug improved symptoms (Zanardi, 2006). Acetyl-L-carnitine also has been found to relieve depression and improve quality of life in patients with liver disease (Malaguarnera 2011), and to ease depressive symptoms significantly in patients with fibromyalgia (Rossini 2007).

Another nutrient, pyrroloquinoline quinine (PQQ), is an enzyme involved in the generation of new mitochondria and the maintenance of antioxidant defense systems (Chowanadisai 2010; Rucker 2009; Tachaparian 2010). Supplemental PQQ has been shown to increase mitochondrial activity levels and to be neuroprotective in animal models (Bauerly 2011; zhang 2006; Zhang 2009). Since fewer mitochondria have been observed in depressed patients (Kim 2011), PQQ may be supportive in this population.

Insulin Resistance

Recent data suggest a direct link between insulin resistance and depression. In a small clinical study, treatment of depressed patients with the insulin-sensitizing drug pioglitazone alleviated depression while simultaneously improving their cardio-metabolic risk profiles (Kemp 2011). Evidence suggests that another popular glucose control agent, metformin, may influence psychiatric health as well (Ohaeri 2011). Individuals who are overweight, have suboptimal glucose control, or have diabetes with concurrent depression may find that losing weight and gaining control over their glucose levels eases their depressive symptoms.

Scientific literature indicates that for optimal health, fasting glucose levels should fall between 70 and 85mg/dL, and 2-hour postprandial (2 hours after a meal) glucose levels should not exceed 120 mg/dL.

Chronic Inflammation

Several studies support the role of inflammation and immune system deregulation in depression. Studies have found elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines (signaling molecules with which immune cells communicate) in patients suffering from major depression (Tsao et al 2006), late-life depression (Craddock et al, 2006), and in patients who do not respond to SSRIs (O’Brien 2007). These cytokines include the interleukins IL-1beta and IL-6, as well as the cytokines INF-gamma and TNFalpha.

Studies show an association between the systemic inflammation marker C-reactive protein (C-RP) and major depression (Cizza 2009). Moreover, elevated CRP levels are associated with a number of other significant health problems such as cardiovascular disease. Life Extension suggests that women target a CRP blood level of less than 1.0 mg/L and men target a level of less than 0.55 mg/L.

In prospective studies involving patients being treated with recombinant cytokines for immune-related conditions, depression is observed to develop after inflammation initiates several other undesirable metabolic cascades. This has lead some researchers to identify depression as a late-stage consequenceof chronic inflammation (Dantzer 2011).

Research innovations suggest that future antidepressant medications may be anti-inflammatory in nature (Christmas 2011).

Conventional Medical Approaches – Challenges and Benefits

As mentioned earlier, mainstream medicine typically relies on antidepressants as first line treatment for depression (ICSI 2011). However, in many cases, this first line treatment is meant with failure. The result is a diagnosis of “treatment resistant depression”, and, if severe enough, more drastic measures will be undertaken in attempt to alleviate depressive symptoms. Instead of addressing the multiple other potential contributors to depression mentioned in the protocol, conventional physicians opt to appease treatment resistant depression with procedures like electroconvulsive therapy, which happens to cause memory loss.

Sadly, though research has given rise to promising new modalities for relieving depression, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, mainstream medicine has yet to advance past the archaic model of psychiatric medicine that has been in place for decades.

This section of the protocol will discuss typical conventional treatment options and also introduce some promising new techniques that are quickly gaining the attention of patient-minded clinicians.

Medications Typically Used to Treat Depression

Several classes of medications may be employed to treat depression; depending on the patients symptoms and history medications from the following classes are typically utilized.

Most antidepressant medications work by altering signaling within the brain. They do so by manipulating the level of neurotransmitters in the synaptic junction, the finite space between two neurons in which signaling molecules are released and reabsorbed to facilitate neuronal communication.

While antidepressants may temporarily improve mood, they do so in a way that is somewhat artificial and unlikely to be effective for an extended time. There is disturbing evidence that some antidepressants may cause the brain to adapt to their presence, requiring increasing dosage and leading to withdrawal symptoms upon cessation.

Moreover, an underrecognized condition known as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome may arise in as many as 20% of patients upon abrupt discontinuation of an antidepressant medication. This phenomenon is likely the result of the brain having adapted to the medication, and now being deprived of it, malfunctions for a time until it can readapt to the lack of the drug. Symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome include flu-like symptoms, insomnia, nausea, hyperactivity, and sensory disturbances, among others (Warner 2006).

  1. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are one of the most popular class of antidepressants. Fluoxetine (Prozac®), citalopram (Celexa®), and sertraline (Zoloft®) are all SSRIs. They tend to have the fewest side effects of antidepressant drugs. Primary side effects are decreased sexual desire and delayed orgasm. Other side effects—digestive symptoms, headaches, insomnia and anxiousness—often decrease over time (Wilson 2004).
  1. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) include duloxetine (Cymbalta®), venlafaxine (Effexor®), and desvenlafaxine (Pristiq®). The side effects for these medications are similar to those of SSRIs.
  1. Atypical antidepressants are norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs) such as bupropion (Wellbutrin®), trazadone (Desyrel®), and mirtazapine (Remeron®). They have a different mechanism of action and side-effect profile than other antidepressants. For example, NDRIs generally do not cause sexual dysfunction as a side effect; however, they can increase blood pressure and risk of a seizure. Other minor effects include loss of appetite, headaches, dry mouth, nervousness, anxiety, stomach pain, constipation, insomnia, and more.
  1. Older antidepressants include the tricyclic antidepressants amitriptyline, amoxapine, desipramine (Norpramin®), doxepin, imipramine (Tofranil®), nortriptyline (Pamelor®), protptyline (Vivactil®), trimiptyline (Surmontil®); and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) tranylcypromine (Parnate®) and phenelzine (Nardil®). Doctors do not use these medications frequently because they tend to have more frequent and severe side effects. For example, tricyclic antidepressants can cause an abnormal heart rhythm and drowsiness. MAOIs can increase the risk of severe reactions to foods, drinks and other medications, as well as significantly increase blood pressure, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke. Other side effects of both these classes of medication include constipation, headaches, anxiety, and dry mouth.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

A long-standing treatment still used in conventional medicine is electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT. It is most often reserved for people with suicidal ideation, psychotic depression, or those who have not responded to other treatments. It is reportedly effective in up to 90 % of patients, which is why it is still available (Schneider 2007), although it is important to question the extent of the benefit and how long the effects last.

ECT is associated with short-term memory loss, and it appears that some aspects of memory may be affected for an extended time (Lisanby 2000). Moreover, ECT may negatively influence other realms of cognition unrelated to memory; in fact, one group of reviewers stated that “…clinicians should take the non-memory cognitive effects of ECT into account, and patients should be informed of their existence before they sign consent                    for ECT” (Calev 1995). read more here :

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How To Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling?

How To Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling?

Did you know that the presence of bed bugs increases in Quebec because of the increase in international travel? Anything can happen on a trip and to be well informed can make you avoid the presence of bed bugs.

To prevent these parasites from hiding in your luggage on your trip, here are some advice from your exterminator in Montreal to prevent bed bugs during your vacation.

*If you suspect the presence of bed bugs, we recommend to contact an exterminator immediately to have them exterminate rapidly.

Prevent The Presence Of Bed Bugs Before Leaving

Hotels are perfect homes for bed bugs because of the availability of hosts for food, an important customer turnover and the difficulty of ensuring 100% effective control of bed bugs in such facilities.

Regardless of the number of stars of the lodging, hotel or other establishment and no matter how clean the train, cruise ship or bus traveler, bed bugs can navigate.

Bedbugs, the blood-sucking insects, can easily hide in your luggage, clothing or other personal effects. .

#1 Do some research on the internet and read the advice and comments from people on where you will stay. Maybe some people have issued warnings about bed bugs. TripAdvisor is a reference. Hotel.com also allows guests comments about these frequented places.

Next, check the policy or the settlement agreement to see if you can cancel the reservation without charge, in case there would be bed bugs

#2 Look for information about bed bugs to better understand these parasites and the inconvenience they cause. A Google search will give you extensive information about the bugs. One person warned is forearmed!


#3 If your bags and luggage are textile or dark color, you can wrap them in a well-closed airtight plastic bag. You can also opt for a case with a hard plastic shell, preferably pale color.

Bring also large airtight plastic bags in case you should divide your belongings during the trip. And do not bring the pillow you commonly use. It will be one less hiding place for bugs …

Once At Your Hotel (or other), What Should You Do?

When you arrive at your hotel, your inspection will be crucial.

Of course, it is not a question of panic, because the goal is to enjoy your trip without worry.

However, remember that if you establish a small routine at every hotel, inn, guesthouse where you deposit your luggage, the bed bugs might affect your daily life when you get back … so inspect your room before entering luggage or other items.

  • Do not put your luggage on the bed or on the couch or chairs. Place them on a tile floor in the entrance or in the bathroom. You can also leave it on the rack.
  • Inspect the bed at every angle to see if there would be no bugs or dark spots (insect droppings or dried blood). You can, for example, lift all corners of the mattress, and then examine the folds and seams, around and behind the bed, pillows, bedding and bed skirt, the frame and bed feet
  • After you’ve examined the bed, Also check the bedside tables, drawers, cracks or crevices evident around the bed

A to Z Extermination Bed Bugs

In case the presence of bed bugs is confirmed, take out your luggage in the room and immediately report the receipt and demand another room or change hotels.

Make sure you check in advance if the reservation could be canceled. If you decide to stay in this hotel, choose a room that is farthest possible to that which is infested.

The day you leave the hotel, be sure to check your luggage so that they do not contain insects. If you find bed bugs, place the clothing and personal effects infected in sealed bags. Leave them in quarantine and then pull them out once you return home for washing.

What To Do When You Come Back From Your Travels?


Addiction Caught Me In The Curve

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Addiction caught me in the curve

Addiction caught me in the curve
Where could I go without being judge ?

Unconditional love is all I need
Look at me and feel my pain
Just asking for an helping hand
Could someone understand ?

Hey Hey Addiction
He..y Hey Addiction

Addiction caught me in the curve
Where could I go without being judge ?

So..oooo much hurt in my veins
That I dont know where to stan……d
The left or right I cant sustained……
My taughts are so….. so…. confused
But yours is yours and mine is mines

Hey Hey Addiction 
He..y Hey Addiction

Addiction caught me in the curve
Where could I go without being judge ?

Unconditional love is all i need
Look at me and feel my pain
Just asking for an helping hand
Could someone understan….d ?

Hey Hey Addiction
He..y Hey Addiction

Addiction caught me in the curve
Where could I go ……….. without being judge ?

So..so ..oo …. much hurt in my veins
That I dont know where to stan……d
The left or right I cant sustained……
My taughts are so….. so…. confused
But yours is yours and mine is mines

Hey hey Addiction 
Hey  Hey Addiction

Addiction caught me in the curve
Where could i go ……….. without being judge ?

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Do You Have Allergies ?

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Allergies are a global public health menace (Pawankar 2011). More than 500 million people worldwide suffer from food allergies. More than 300 million, or about 5% of the global population, now suffer from asthma(Chang 2011). Allergic rhinitis, a risk factor for asthma, affects up to 30% of adults and 40% of children (Wallace 2008).

Some scientists theorize that a potential cause of allergies in the modern world may be over-sanitation. Excess utilization of antibiotics and less frequent exposure to microbes like bacteria and viruses during childhood may impair development of balanced immunity, causing hyper-reactivity to allergens later in life, a phenomenon known as the hygiene hypothesis” (Fishbein 2012; Jedrychowski 2011).

Relieving allergy symptoms in hopes of improving quality of life is the primary goal of treatment. However, patients often report that their conventional medications fail to provide relief (Li 2009; Metcalfe 2010). Also, corticosteroids and beta-2-agonists, drugs frequently used to treat allergic asthma, are fraught with potentially deadly side effects over the long-term.

Reliable allergy testing methods allow for a more guided treatment approach that includes identification and avoidance of troublesome allergens, as well as targeted immunotherapy with allergy shots, or via sublingual immunotherapy – an effective method underutilized in the United States, but which has been employed in Europe for decades (Lin 2011).

When you read this protocol, you will learn what causes allergies, how medical treatment can help relieve allergic reactions, and how allergy testing strategies can empower you to significantly reduce your allergic symptoms by identifying and avoiding the dietary or environmental culprits driving them. You will also read about several natural compounds with immunomodulatory properties that quell allergen-induced inflammatory responses to provide symptom relief.

What is an Allergy?

An allergy occurs when your immune system responds aggressively to a harmless environmental substance.

Common inhaled allergens include tree and flower pollen, animal dander, dust, and mold. Ingested allergens include medications (penicillin, for example) and foods such as eggs, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, and shellfish. Nickel, copper, and latex can also cause allergies (AAAAI 2011; Kasper 2005).

These allergens can affect various parts of the body and elicit symptoms in the nasal passages (such as itchy, stuffy and/or runny nose, postnasal drip, facial pressure and pain); mouth area (tingling sensation, swollen mouth and lips, itchy throat); eyes (swollen, itchy, red eyes); respiratory (wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath); skin (hives, rashes, swelling); and gastrointestinal (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea). Symptoms can occur within minutes to days after exposure and can range from mild to severe.

The most severe form of allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis. It is a potentially deadly condition that results in respiratory distress and swelling of the larynx, often followed by vascular collapse or shock (Kasper 2005). Anaphylaxis should be treated rapidly because death can occur within minutes or hours after the first symptoms appear. Many people prone to anaphylaxis carry self-injecting epinephrine pens in case of emergencies.

What Causes an Allergic Response?

The immune system normally functions to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens by targeting these substances for destruction upon recognition. However, an allergic response arises when your immune system mistakes harmless substances as potential pathogens and attacks them .Read more here 


Where Are You Going and Where Will You Stay ?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain


Popular Destinations

Why stay in a vacation rental?

Vacation rentals can offer more space, privacy, and flexibility compared to hotel rooms. Depending on the property, you’ll have access to amenities like hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, washer/dryers, free onsite parking, private pools, and so many more.

Vacation rentals are available in a wide range of locations so you can choose where you want to stay, like the center of the city or a local neighborhood with great nightlife. Plus, if you’re traveling with your family or a large group, having multiple bedrooms and bathrooms means there’s enough space so everyone can stay together under one roof.

Last but not least, at rates of up to 80% off traditional hotel rooms, vacation rentals are often the most affordable, cost effective option. So if you’d like to feel ‘home away from home’ on your next trip, in a place where you can cook, lounge and entertain? Stay in a vacation rental.




Why ? No headaches , No allergies triggered by additives, excessive sulphites or sugar.

Organic Wine Club: expertly handpicked organic wines

Increased amounts of sulphites (preservatives) in wine can cause migraines, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, headaches and more. Sulphite free winemaking assumes only naturally occurring sulphites. Some of their bottles do state ‘contains sulphites’, this note refers to naturally occurring sulphites which are below 40 mg/l and undetectable by those suffering from wine intolerances such as wine allergy or asthma. Each bottle has been inspected and clearly marked They hope you enjoy these natural wines made without added sulphites. They do not trigger headaches or hangovers, but drink responsibly! 

Organic Wine Club: expertly handpicked organic wines for a better you

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The world is full of diverse destinations that are waiting to be explored. …

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

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“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen




“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.”

—David Rockefeller





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“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.”

—John Hope Franklin




 “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Agustine of Hippo



“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta26239276_10214873523461042_5573290015759887235_n

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How To Stay Motivated Fit This Year !

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle


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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale.

The World’s Tallest Tower Is ?

“The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche.”

Cesar Pelli

 The world’s tallest TOWER  is Burj Khalifa

 in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates



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Achitecture is the learned gamecorrect and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” – Le Corbusier

Will You Buy Or Sell ?

“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott
At times, you will have to step out of your comfort zone to realize significant gains. Know the boundaries of your comfort zone and practice stepping out of it in small doses. As much as you need to know the market, you need to know yourself too. Can you handle staying in when everyone else is jumping ship? Or getting out during the biggest rally of the century? There’s no room for pride in this kind of self-analysis. The best investment strategy can turn into the worst if you don’t have the stomach to see it through.

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“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” – Paul Samuelson
If you think investing is gambling, you’re doing it wrong. The work involved requires planning and patience. However, the gains you see over time are indeed exciting! (For more reasons to be patient, check out Patience Is A Trader’s Virtue.)

eToro: Copy other people’s success

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“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham
You are an investor, not someone who can predict the future. Base your decisions on real facts and analysis rather than risky, speculative forecasts.

Reading To Escape !

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You

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“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” 
― Mark Twain

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Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King

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– G. Bruce Boyer

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What is your dream vacation?

 “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca



Sarajevo highlights

Start your tour of Sarajevo in Old Town, home of the city’s eastern heritage. Also check out the Academy of Fine Arts, and site of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. You can catch some spectacular views of the city at the Yellow Fortress.

The enchanting Old Town, in the heart of the city, is a great start for your trip to Sarajevo. Tread the cobbled, medieval streets that have survived centuries of conflict, and discover the city’s eastern identity, with beautiful mosques and oriental-style buildings. Art is hugely important in Sarajevo, and some of the finest examples of regional talent can be found at the Academy of Fine Arts, now housed in a former The town will forever be associated with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand – the momentous event that triggered the First World War. The bridge where the event took place still stands, and is marked by a plaque and a small church.

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Rich in culture and steeped in history, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is filled with rustic beauty and welcoming people.Sarejevo is where the western and eastern Roman empires split, and where some of the world’s great religions meet, making it one of the most tolerant and friendly cities on Earth.

Adventurous travellers will be enthralled by the town’s unique character and old-world charm, while entrepreneurs will be impressed by its forward-thinking, business-friendly attitude.

Book a flight to Sarajevo with Qatar Airways to discover one of Europe’s little-known treats. 

What will you make to bring a positive impact in the world today ?

The World Today

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Rollande Verdule & Diane Bobak the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.

“More information

 CONTEST-2016 – at http://www.songoftheyear.com “

CONTEST-2013 – at http://www.songoftheyear.com “


The World Today

The world today is not an easy place

Everyone has problem with color or race

Violence is something  that  happens  everyday

Guns shot are fired….everyone runs different ways

Looking over their shoulders ….. checking   to  see

If there is someone near

Their heart beats rapidly

And ,  they  shake from so much fear


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

Millions of children’s right to love and affection

Has been lost with parents dying of aids infection

Human rights for the  children living  explortation

Poverty  ,no education  , malnutritient

Can we not come with a  solution

For every  children , let’s make a contribution.


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

They are homeless people living on the   streets  ,

Sleeping   on a bench cover  with  newspaper  sheets

The sadness in their eyes …..they  weep  in sorrow

Wondering if their next meal will  be  tomorrow .

Looking at themselves  , knowing how they wanted to be

Hoping they could have been ….someone like you  or  me .


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

Battered  , abused ,  women ,  searching for shelters

To protect  themselves  from the  perpertredors ,

Women’s are saying  , can you hear ?

They are tears  , they are in fear .

Together we can make a  difference .

To stop the cycle of  violence .


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

Politicians ask “Do  they  really  care ? “

They have their country in despair

Always making promises but never see to come  true .

Are they concern about our point of  view ?

Governement    do  they  actually know what’s for the best

All they could do is argue among the rest .


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

Who is going to give us  security ?

Who will give us better life for   eternity ?

Its  only  God with you and me .

Who is going to set  us  free ?

Peace on earth that is what it will be .

Peace then  will  mean an end to our misery

Together we could have a better  destiny


The world today

Has something to say

The world today wants better days

Copy right © 2013 Rollande Verdule  & Diane Bobak

Every one should travel with passion, enjoyment and at ease !




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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Published on Jun 24, 2017

Bpc, working with Ivanhoe Cambridge, Fairmont Hotels, Next Step Design and Sidlee Architecture, conceptualized the food & beverage concepts for the soon to open Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.

Did you know ?
John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their legendary Bed-In in Montréal at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth hotel
from May 26 to June 2, 1969. 
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“This grand eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of downtown offers contemporary and elegant accommodations, private floors with concierge services, renowned dining outlets, a health centre and indoor pool.”

Following the completion of the transformation project, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks, will offer:

  • A brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. The authenticity of our building, a historic heritage monument, will be preserved.
  • An innovative business campus that will be among the most modern in the world. The campus will include a set of interconnected and accessible public meeting and multi-functional spaces where business people will be able to engage in creative, collaborative and innovative experiences.
  • A new restaurant, bar and coffee lounge introducing innovative culinary and experiential concepts brought to life thanks to the expertise of Baptiste Peupion, Culinary Director, and Nader Chabaane, Director of Mixology.
  • An urban market, a revolutionary concept in the hospitality world, offering seasonal products and supporting local producers and artisans while fostering a community spirit in the heart of downtown Montreal.
  • The Agora, a multi-purpose venue with dynamic programming, pop-up shops and much more.

At the heart of romantic and cosmopolitan Montréal where French and English meet, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth offers guests outstanding comfort and attentive service in luxurious accommodations.

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And You , Are You Tired of cleaning gutters?

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Celebrate Labor Day with clean gutters! Get $300 off LeafFilter gutter guard installation at LeafFilter.com. Offer is valid 8/28 – 9/10.
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Published on Sep 6, 2016

In this video, learn about the LeafFilter product design, and how each component works to protect your home from the damage of clogged gutters. You’ll see how the 50 micron fine, surgical grade stainless steel micro mesh; virgin vinyl body; and supportive gutter hangers work together to produce the best gutter protection available on the market.

LeafFilter™ Protects Against These Common Gutter Clogs:

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Debris such as leaves, pine needles, seed pods, shingle grit, etc. can clog your gutters and downspouts, damaging the structure of your roof and foundation. Climbing a ladder to clean gutters can be dangerous, and the cost of gutter cleaning can add up during the lifetime of your home. Gutter guards not only prevent the headache of having to deal with cleaning gutters, but they eliminate the possibility of these costly home damages.

Published on May 30, 2017

Is the thought of cleaning out your clogged gutters giving you nightmares? LeafFilter can help! As a free add-on to our gutter protection installation services, our gutter experts will clean, seal, reinforce, and realign your gutters prior to installation. This ensures that your gutters will perform even better than they did when they were brand new. LeafFilter even comes with a lifetime, transferrable warranty, meaning this is the


Do You Have The Time Please ?


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Published on Jul 24, 2017

Devoted to Analog in a digital era, Nick Waterhouse crafts the soulful sounds of midcentury rhythm and blues with a passion for what’s real.

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 “ Lost time is never found again.   Benjamin Franklin

“ Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.     

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Hooper-Dooper For You

Hooper-Dooper For You

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Rollande Verdule

Hooper-Dooper For You

I ve ‘got the hooper- dooper for you baby
I’ve got the   hooper- dooper for you
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I got  the hooper- dooper for you
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I think we were made for each other
My little baby ,my little baby……. BMW Z4
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With you i feel like a million bucks
Cause I’ve got the hooper- dooper for you baby
I got  the hooper- dooper for you
I am going to drive you down the highway
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I am going to drive you t’ill the sunset
I am going to drive you all night long
My little baby ,my little baby BMW Z4
Cause I’ve got the hooper- dooper for you baby
I got  the hooper- dooper for you
M……m..m..m my little baby ,my little baby……… BMW 7
Yes I ve ‘got the hooper- dooper for you baby

© 2016 Copyright all rights reserved Rollande Verdule

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Rollande Verdule the Runner Up placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Runner Up placement in the songwriting competition.
“More information at  http://www.songoftheyear.com” 


The Show Must Go On …….


 “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

guns and roses

Guns N Roses

Winners never quit
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Efficient Abode with EaseIn 2017, electricity prices are expected to increase by 2.7%. With the long-range weather forecasts suggesting a high probability of above-average temperatures for Summer 2017, you could be looking at an expensive year for energy use in your Texas home.Thankfully, no matter if you live in an apartment or house, there are several steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Doing so can reduce your energy usage and improve your comfort. Getting the job started isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not entirely sure where to begin. To help you build up your resolve, we’ve put together a list of New Year’s Resolutions for energy efficiency in the home.Tips for EveryoneApartment owners generally don’t let you do too much to improve the energy efficiency of the whole building’s structure. Still, there are inexpensive improvements you can to your living space to seal out drafts as well as take control of the things that use the most energy in your home.1) Switch Out Incandescent Bulbs (and CFL Bulbs!) for LED Bulbs


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Stanley Cup: Go P.K. Subban- Nashville Predators




 “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
– Albert Einstein

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1. Subban has only missed the playoffs twice during his career

During his time in Montreal the Canadiens only missed the playoffs in 2012 and 2016. Subban was a last minute roster addition to the 2010 playoff squad, and he quickly became a core player.

This year Subban was the backbone of the Predators’ blue line that proved to be the key in sweeping the three-time Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, shutting down the competitive St. Louis Blues, and surging past the pesky Anaheim Ducks en route to the franchise’s first-ever Western Conference Championship.





4. Subban has a chance to be a part of Nashville history

If the Predators can come back to win this series they will win their first championship in team history.

Having only been in the league since 1998, the Predators started with five straight losing seasons. They made their first playoff appearance in 2004, didn’t play at all in 2004-2005 due to the infamous lockout, then made three straight postseason appearances from 2006 to 2008 only to be eliminated in the first round each time.

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They had another disappointing season in 2008-2009 before finally making it out of the first round in 2010, and did so again in 2011 and 2012.

They had one more losing season in 2013 but have been a regular playoff team ever since. Pro sports hasn’t always been kind to Nashville, and hockey has always been a tough sell in the south. The NFL’s Tennessee Titans are the kings of sports in Nashville, but that team hasn’t won a championship since relocating from Houston back in 1997. The Stanley Cup would be the first professional sports championship for this city.

5. Subban can also make league history

Not only would winning the Stanley Cup be the first one for Subban, it would also put him in consideration for the Conn Smythe Trophy which is awarded to the series’ most valuable player. Winning the award -which was first presented in 1965- would make Subban the first black player to do so.

Read more Source : Stanley Cup: Five Things to Know About Hockey Star P.K. Subban – NBC News

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Looking for a more unusual travel destination this year? Check out these photos of  2 of the 10 unbelievably amazing places in the world.


Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

In the Navajo desert of Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon made up of stunning cracks and corkscrews, creating a wonderful light show. A must-see for any amateur photographer or Instagram addict. See more incredible places to go right here 

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Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang, Laos

Already a top holiday destination for backpackers, the Laotian city of Luang Prabang is temptingly close to Kuang Si Falls, a three tier splash spectacular with waters so clear and blue it’ll be hard to resist jumping straight in. Hike the trails around the area to escape the tour groups. Read more here 

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Osteoarthritis is a very common degenerative joint disease and a leading cause of disability. Affecting over 20 million in the U.S. alone, this progressive disease is characterized by structural damage and functional impairment within joints (CDC 2012; NIH MedlinePlus 2012; Mayo Clinic 2012; Seed 2011; Lawrence 2008; Lane 2011).

Many interrelated factors – such asobesity and oxidative stress – work together in osteoarthritis to cause progressive, degenerative changes in weight-bearing joints including the knees, neck, lumbar spine, and hips, as well as the hands. A multifactorial approach is best when targeting osteoarthritis management (Ziskoven 2011; Busija 2010).

Conventional medical treatment focuses upon reducing load (e.g. weight loss) and improving joint support (i.e. enhancing muscle strength), as well as treating the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis with acetaminophen and other NSAID drugs.

However, these drugs expose arthritis sufferers to the risks of liver and kidney damage(Woodcock 2009). In addition, these drugs often offer only incomplete/ partial relief (Vista 2011; Bijlsma 2011), and treatment with acetaminophen and NSAIDs fails to help the body rebuild damaged joint cartilage (Kapoor 2011).

On the other hand, natural compounds like undenatured type-II collagen and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)modulate fundamental aspects of osteoarthritis pathology, while others such as krill oil and Boswellia serrata target novel inflammatory pathwaysthat can contribute to pain, swelling and joint degradation (Min 2006; Wang 2004; Palmieri 2010; Gregory 2008; Deutsch 2007; Sengupta 2010; Sengupta 2011).

Upon reading this protocol, you will learn about the critical medical factors of osteoarthritis, as well as learn about some underappreciated, yet potentially dangerous side effects of drugs often used to treat osteoarthritis pain. Additionally, you will discover several natural treatment strategies that have been shown to help support joint structure and function to provide more than just pain relief.  Read more here ….

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