The issue of abortion has been and is still being debated. Whether abortion is morally wrong or right is not the issue here. The truth remains that even with the most professional medical attention, things could turn out awry for the person undergoing or who has gone through an abortion.
In the western world, abortion has been legalized and is a normal norm but not so in some parts of the globe.
It is true that an abortion should be carried out in cases of complicated pregnancy where the woman’s welfare is a major concern, other than that abortion could be quite dangerous.
If you have been thinking about having an abortion, there are a number of different things which you should be sure to consider beforehand. Whether or not having an abortion is morally correct is not the issue here.
While majority of the studies which have been performed about the dangers which are associated with abortions are often scrutinized and debated, there are a variety of different known factors which you might experience after having an abortion. Each of these factors may be negative to your health, so it is important to take one into consideration before you decide to go through with an abortion.
Most common dangers of having an abortion
- Inflammation of the cervix
This is one of the most common effects of having an abortion. Although you might look at it as a minor side effect, the truth is that it is not. In fact, the results of this side effect tend to be very severe. One of the things that it can lead to is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can eventually permanently damage your pelvis. It can also lead to Cervical Cancer later on in life. It is estimated that about three thousand women die from Cervical Cancer in the United States each year.
For other countries where abortion is not legalized, you could just imagine the stats given the environments under which these abortions are carried out and by quacks in most cases for that matter.
This is another very common affect of having an abortion. This is especially something that you might experience if you decide to have more than one abortion. A larger percentage of the infertility experienced in most homes in Africa is as a result of several abortions carried out earlier on in life and under very unsafe conditions
In fact, abortions can be held as an accountable problem for at least thirty percent of women who are experiencing problems with infertility.
- Complications during a later pregnancy.
Another thing that having an abortion may cause is complications during pregnancy. Some of the things that you may be faced with if you should decide to get pregnant after an abortion include premature births, an increased chance of having a miscarriage, low infant birth weights, and even infant death. If having children in the future is something that you are looking forward to, which I believe most healthy women do, chances are that you might want to reconsider having an abortion because of these dangers.
This is the often neglected side effects of having an abortion. Even if the other complications never do rear their ugly heads up, we cannot neglect the emotional and psychological strains they will have on the individual. Such persons normally go through life with a low self esteem and worth. They feel that they have committed an abominable act which is not far from the truth. Some even harbor suicidal thoughts. Such persons need serious counseling to regain their self-worth and forge ahead in life.
So, are you considering having an abortion? You better think twice. You can prevent having one totally by using protection or abstaining totally.
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Perfumes have always been wrongly tagged as just fragrances. This is totally wrong. Perfume is the essence of beauty. It has the power to provoke, invoke, incite and excite. There is a kind of mystery and sophistication that goes with the perfume. Its power goes just beyond a bottle with some distilled contents in it.
Perfumes bear the signature of the wearer and the business of smelling good has never been this stiff. The kind of perfumes you wear goes to tell about your personality and taste.
It might tickle your fancy to know that the business of perfumes dates back to ancient times when the earliest perfumeries were instituted with the burning of gums and resins.
As far back as 4,000 years ago, the Mesopotamians were already burning incense as fragrances. This was to be later incorporated by the Chinese, Greeks, Hindus and even the Israelites. As you can see, perfume has gotten a long string of history.
But the history attached to perfumes is not what makes them so amazing and fascinating. What I am about to reveal to you now will blow your minds off.
In case you don’t know, the following are some of the reasons why knowledgeable persons seek out perfumes; especially the ones of high standards and quality.
Little Known Facts About The Perfume
It has been proven scientifically that there is a close relationship between scents and the emotional side of the brain. A little fragrance could tip the scales from being moody to being happy. In fact, scientists have suggested that the best time to go buy that perfume is when you are in a happy mood as your sense of smell would be high then.
- They enhance sensuality and sexuality
Perfumes are known to project the image of sensuality and to enhance sexuality. The fragrances are made with special aphrodisiacs and pheromes that trigger the sexual part of the brain setting the perceivers in the mood.
- Therapeutic and healing powers
I guess you never thought of this. The ingredients used in making perfumes are very potent in curing some human ailment. For instance, essential oils used by estheticians in facials have healing powers on the skin.
Also, eucalyptus, another component of perfume has healing powers. It is used for treating indigestion and sinuses. Perfumes are highly therapeutic in nature.
The question now is this. Since perfumes have such qualities but there are so many of them out there, which one do you go for?
Well, the simple answer to that is that you should opt for the one that reacts favorably with your body and what you have to achieve when you wear the perfume.
I wish you the best.
Forgiveness is one ingredient that is becoming scarce in most relationship these days; but without forgiveness, there is hardly a relationship, whether the couples involved are married or yet to be. It could even be friends or neighbors; it doesn’t matter.
It becomes necessary to forgive, because as humans we are bound to be offended in our daily affairs and relationship; and nothing hurts more than to be aggrieved by those we truly love and cherish the most.
There are many who have been wronged and claimed to have forgiven and forgotten; but is the claim really true?
Harboring hatred and hurt is not good for the body and mind in the long run, and if anyone truly wants to live a healthy life, it’s very important that you learn the art of forgiveness.
We need to understand what forgiveness is to be really sure that we have truly forgiven someone.
What Is Forgiveness?
Simply put, forgiveness is the act of excusing a mistake or offence against you. It’s a most noble art worth emulating; and very few people have the mind and guts to actually forgive. When you truly forgive someone, you don’t bring up the offense again in the future or hold it against the people.
Some people claim to have forgiven but are quick to bring the offense up when the occasion warrants. That is not true forgiveness. As long as you nurse innate anger and ill feelings towards the offender, you have not truly forgiven.
Dangers of Nursing Un-Forgiveness
Many are quick to say these words “I will never forgive you for this” but lack the foresight to see that they are doing themselves more harm than good. Lack of forgiveness has the potential of doing you more harm than good; and if we were to go into the details of the dangers of inhabiting un-forgiveness, we will be here till next year. Yes, we could write volumes on how un-forgiveness could really harm you; psychologically, emotionally, socially, health-wise and even physically.
Suffice to say that un-forgiveness drains your power and rationality; and the offender would have won the deal. Nursing anger and ill notions as a result of an offense does you no good. It could give you sleepless nights, ulcers, headaches, etc.
It is truly not worth it.
And if you do eventually exact your revenge, you will have that feeling of emptiness.
There is a saying that “To forgive is divine”. I don’t know how true but I do know that there are more than a million reasons why humans, like yourself and myself, should forgive persons that do wrong us.
You might ask me, “Is nursing revenge against someone a burden?” You can ask me again. Of course it is! People who have walked that road will tell you that it’s no easy burden.
The offender will be under you. You would have overpowered him / her just by telling the person you have forgiven; and meaning it. There is no greater power; I think.
Also, forgiveness brings harmony, togetherness, indebtedness, loyalty and true bond and most importantly a healthy mind and soul. That is, if the person is wise.
Whether it’s a cheating partner, a gossiping friend or even character assassination, the ability and willingness to forgive not only portrays maturity but gives you the winning card and frees your mind to truly succeed and excel in life.
Though forgiveness in our modern time seems to be a lost art, with a little practice and willingness, it sure is achievable and you will enjoy that joy that flows in when you truly forgive.
Acne is a skin problem that is characterized by the presence of comedones or black heads, pimples and scars. It is usually found in the areas around the face, neck, chest and shoulders. It has its origin generally from wrong eating habits, such as eating at irregular hours and excessive consumption of starchy foods, sugar, fried and fatty foods.
Lots of products are available in the market for treating and preventing acne. While these sophisticated products are expensive and often leave the skin with side effects and reactions, the best methods of treating acne still remains the conventional, traditional and home methods that usually involves herbs and things from nature.
In this article, I will showcase some home / traditional methods for treating and preventing acne for good.
Acne Prevention and Treatment
1. Use of onion juice
First, clean the area thoroughly with water and then apply fresh onion juice. Leave the juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse off after 15 minutes but repeat the process daily until the acne disappears.
2. Use of orange peels
Orange peels have been found to be quite effective in the local treatment of acne. Pound the orange peel or blend, adding a little water. Apply the pounded peel on the affected area and you should notice significant improvement.
3. Use of lemon juice
Using lemon juice for acne treatment has also proved to be very effective and beneficial. It not only reduces the effect of acne but produces relief as well.
4. Use of garlic
Garlic is a great system purifier and highly effective in the treatment of acne and pimples. It’s so effective that it heals the acne without leaving even a scar. All you need do is apply it to the affected areas several times a day. To secure an even longer term effect, you may eat about 3 pods a day so as to purify your blood stream and clear up your skin.
5. Use of cucumber
The application of grated cucumber to the affected areas for about 15 – 20 minutes a day has been found to be highly effective in both the treatment and prevention of acne. It has a tonic effect especially to the skin on the face and regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.
6. The use of tomatoes
The use of ripe tomatoes has been found to be also effective in the treatment of acne and pimples. All you need do is cut the tomatoes and then place the inside wet portion on the affected areas. Leave it there for about an hour then wash off. You should notice significant and positive effects in days.
It is true that persons affected by acne and pimples spend a lot trying to find a lasting solution not knowing that some local, and natural items found in the kitchen and around the house could be even more effective.
However, the advice I would give is that you should keep away from meats, sugar, ice cream, carbonated drinks and processed foods during the period of treatment.
When it comes to brewing great beer, fresh ingredients are important, so buying in bulk can help you save a load of cash.
Fresh ingredients make the best beer, so for the brewer, the greatest challenge may well be how to preserve the ingredients until when they are to be used. The four enemies of beer ingredients, like the four horse men of the apocalypse, are; heat, light, moisture and oxygen. Eliminating or minimizing exposure to these four evils is paramount to brewing a great beer.
Bearing these in mind, in this article we are going to be taking a look at how you can best preserve your hops, grains, yeast and malt extract for brewing great beer.
Preservation of Malt Extracts
The right place to store malt extracts is in a cool, dark area; ideally in an oxygen barrier bag. Many dry malt extract comes in oxygen permeable plastic bags, so if you are planning storage for a long period you should move it to a foil barrier bag or oxygen proof container. Heat and light are bad news for malt extract as they will both darken and break down the extract, so store it in a cool dark location. Refrigeration is also not a bad idea if the malt is properly sealed as it will preserve it for a longer period.
Storing of Brewing Grains
Uncrushed grains are offer relative stability and can be stored for more than a year if kept in a cool dry place, away from light and free of bugs. Grain bags, plastic bags or bins are okay for storing the grains with a temperature range of 50-70F. You should note that some persons do refrigerate their grains to help them last a bit longer, but not really needed with uncrushed grains.
Hops are more susceptible to heat, oxygen, light and moisture compared to grains. These are best stored in a freezer in an oxygen barrier bag such as a foil bag or glass jar. When hops age, they lose their bittering power in addition to aromatic oils, while eventually imparting a distinctive stale flavour. The rate of aging in hops depends a whole lot on the type of hops, their hop stability index, and their storage conditions. Some types of hops will only last a few months while others can be kept for nearly a year when stored properly.
Preserving and Storing Yeast
Dry yeast offers easy storage and comes with a long shelf life. If kept sealed in its pouch at room temperature, it can stay up to between 12 – 24 months. It can also be refrigerated, but avoid freezing, to further extend its life even.
Contrarily, liquid yeast comes with a relatively short shelf life. Liquid vials and pouches lose about 20 percent of their viability monthly, meaning that their effective shelf life is only about half a year in most cases. Additionally, they must be stored refrigerated (albeit not frozen), or they will decay even faster.
I hope this article has been of help in showcasing tips needed in preserving and storing your beer ingredients. In conclusion, I will repeat that in general heat, light, moisture, and oxygen are not good for storing beer ingredients.