Monthly Archives: February 2013

Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

February 4, 2013
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Michael asks…

How does the phosphorus and nitrogen affect the local freshwater system?

Example: a factory releases phosphorus and nitrogen into the local freshwater system, while carbon dioxide and sulfure dioxide is released into the air currents. How would this affect the freshwater, grassland, and the city?
ASAP!!! please help

admin answers:

In freshwater or estuarine systems close to land, nitrate can reach high levels that can potentially cause the death of fish. While nitrate is much less toxic than ammonia or nitrite[3], levels over 30 ppm of nitrate can inhibit growth, impair the immune system and cause stress in some aquatic species[citation needed]. In most cases of excess nitrate concentrations, the principle pathway of entering aquatic systems is through surface runoff from agricultural or landscaped areas which have received excess nitrate fertilizer.
Surface runoff of phosphates from excessively fertilized farmland can be a cause of phosphate pollution leading to eutrophication (nutrient enrichment), algal bloom and consequent oxygen deficit. This can lead to anoxia for fish and other aquatic organisms in the same manner as phosphate-based detergents.

Jenny asks…

Why do I never get sick or get a headache?

I’m 20 and have never had a headache in my life. I also haven’t felt sick for as long as I can remember. Am I just Bruce Willis from Unbreakable? I think it might be because I never take any pills or medicine and I never get stressed. It’s not like I wash my hands five times a day either. Do I just have a strong immune system somehow or what?
I also don’t eat healthy at all.

admin answers:

1) Cleanliness. Contrary to popular belief, most stomach “flues” (which
are not actually flues) are not readily transfered via the air, but
rather through physical contact with contaminated surfaces. This is why
it is so important to wash your hands after using the toilet, before
handling food, etc. In fact, most stomach “flues” can be directly
linked to hand -> mouth transfer of fecal bacterial from contaminated
surfaces. If you are failing to take proper precautions, while your
husband does, it would explain the problem. Most of these “flues” are
actually low-level infections with bacteria which cause food poisonings.

2) Lack of immunization. Is your husband getting an annual flu shot,
while you are not? Are your vaccinations up-to-date?

3) Immunodeficiency. Do you have an immunological disorder – be it some
form of immunosuppression (AIDS, CGD) or autoimmunity (MS, diabetes,
leupus)? Do you frequently take mediations – most will affect the
immune system in some manner, even over-the-counter pain killers.

4) Chronic stress. Stress weakens the immune system. If you are more
stressed then your husband, or handle stress more poorly, that could
explain the difference.

5) Exposure to environmental toxins. Do you work in a place where you
are exposed to a lot of allergens, toxic materials, or irritants? Do
you spend a lot of time in building(s) older then 30 years? Long-term
exposures to these kinds of things can impair immunity.

6) Contact with children. Children carry diseases like rats carry
fleas. If you are exposed to children a lot more then your husband you
are more likely to contract disease, especially if you don’t keep your
hands clean.

7) Genetic makeup. Our immune system relies on a diverse set of genes
to control pathogens. Different people have different sets of genes.
And some simply better then others at allowing our bodies to detect
certain pathogens. It could be simply that you lack the appropriate
genes, or lack sufficient diversity in these genes, to readily identify
these pathogens.
8) Chronic infection. Perhaps, rather then catching various infections
you are actually experiencing flare-ups of a chronic infection.
Alternatively, a chronic infection may be suppressing your immune
system, thus allowing other pathogens to infect you.

9) Different immunological histories. Did your husband grow up
somewhere different then you did, particularly somewhere dirtier (farm,
for example). It may simply be that your husband contracted all of
these diseases when he was younger, and is now immune. If that is the
case you are essentially playing “catchup”.

And that’s just the tip of the immunological iceberg.

I don’t get headaches either, or at least I can’t remember the last time. I don’t have any aspirin or analgesics of any kind in my apartment. In fact (veering slightly off topic) I don’t have any medication, pills or tablets of any kind. It’s like the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t exist. (I have a good First Aid kit, but that’s all, and it’s never used… So far).

With regard to headache tablets and so on, I know that to say, “If you buy them, you’ll need them, but if you don’t, you won’t” doesn’t make one bit of rational sense. But I think there may be a grain of truth in there somewhere.

Maybe, to some limited extent, people get into the ‘Problem? Take a tablet!’ mentality or culture, and begin to bring about their own habitual use or even mild dependency. Maybe if the pills/tablets weren’t handily available, they would either find they could get by perfectly well without them, and/or would find alternatives (I find that if I even begin to feel stressed about something, playing my guitar for five minutes takes it all away). But I am not a qualified expert, and this is just idle conjecture.

I’m very interested in people’s comments on any possible link between headaches or other recurring, mild problems and caffeine. I’ve more or less given up on caffeine altogether (aside from the occasional cola drink), and in my own case I think it’s done me a lot of good.

David asks…

Juice to support chemotherapy and immune system?

Juice for anaemia, depression, immune system and to nourish to people with cancer and chemotherapy: 1 cup of alfalfa, 1 watercress cup, 1 green apple, 3 carrots, 1/2 beet, 7 almonds and 5 nuts. It is liquefied and drunken immediately. 1 or 2 times to the day.

Mind and body in harmonious health.

admin answers:

Chemotherapy generally destroys fast growing cells (cancerous), but it also weakens your immune system.
There is no “magic bullet” to cure cancer, but there are many things you can do to strengthen your immune system, and successfully help treat cancer.
My favorite juices that support your immune system during chemotherapy is…. Wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green or white tea .

Other ways to strengthen immune system….
1) keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands!

2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

3) get moderate and regular exercise
An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.
Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.

6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

7) Eat nutritiously
Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail.

8) Take supplements
Supplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.

Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.

Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.
The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.

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Your Questions About For Those I Love I Will Sacrifice

February 3, 2013
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Paul asks…

For those I love I will sacrifice..?

I seen this as a tattoo quote, What exactly does this mean?

admin answers:

…whatever the individual is willing to sacrifice for those he loves…
…it can’t be life, only has one…

Nancy asks…

What is ” I Will Sacrifice” in latin?

any help would be appreciated…

Illis quos amo deserviam – i think is “For Those I Love I Will Sacrifice

Im ultimately looking for,

“Because of Love, I Will Sacrifice

if thats possible too.
also, anything like “For Love, I will Sacrifice” …whatever works best in your opinion. im looking to make it personal. not “For Those

Thank You
just thinking a little bit more…along w the other part of the question , what would ” I Will Sacrifice ” be ?

admin answers:

For love I will sacrifice = Ob amorem iacturam faciam.

I will sacricfice = Iacturam faciam.

‘Deservire’ means more like ‘serve, devote oneself, be of service to, etc.’

Laura asks…

Do you think its true that no woman can love and sacrifice for a man like his mother will?

I‘m not saying a woman will not love her man, or that she won’t sacrifice and put him first when it matters. But do you think its true that NO woman can love a man like his mother unconditionally does? Despite his faults? I ask because my friend told me… She may not always be your girlfriend/wife, but you’re children will ALWAYS be your children and your mother will ALWAYS be your mother…

admin answers:

I do not think it’s true at all. Many women are capable of this. I think what your friend was talking about though was the fact that you can’t erase the fact that your mother gave birth to and you can’t erase the fact that you made your children but you can erase the title of girlfriend or wife. Sure there may always be a part of you that loves them and you will always have memories whether they are good or bad but it’s not the same as blood. Blood is thicker than water, always.

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Your Questions About If You Choose To Pull The Trigger

February 2, 2013
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Robert asks…

Can someone help me with my problems? please.?

I always have cycles of up and down, maybe 10 years. Usually i go up when I strive to do the right things: do my homework, not wasting money, eat healthy, and just doing the right things. But inevitably after 2 or 3 weeks, I can’t do it, something within me just tortures me, something just doesn’t feel right, like i’m not being myself or something, or its not the right approach to life, making me give up. Then I just go really down for an even longer period.

For me, I really want to push myself and achieve all that I can. I always dreamed of being rich in the future and live a luxurious life style by doing something in finance and stocks. But after 6 years in and out of college, this up and down thing. I really don’t know what to do anymore. My parents are saints for still letting me stay at home, but we argue constantly for years and they told me if I don’t pass my classes this semester, I’m out.

I feel like I’m kind of black and white. I either have to push my self to my full potential (like when i’m up) or just let go of everything. But the problem is I’m unable topull the trigger“, as in I feel I haven’t pushed myself hard enough when I’m on the up and challenge my inner demons that make me quit after a few weeks. Like I did not do my best to continue when I wanted to quit. On the opposite side, I sometimes want to just give up, but I haven’t been able to just completely let go of everything and really give up. I feel like I’m in some sort of indecsisive limbo land. And I really want topull the trigger” and take a leap toward either side.

Something that influence me was eastern philosophy like zen and buddhism which basically to me meant nothing matters yet everything matters. Some illogical statement like that, yet I get it, something tells me that its correct. I also realized there’s enlightenment. Which caused me to seriously consider the option of giving up in general, because that’s one of the ways to achieve enlightenment. I read somewhere that you have to be extreme, either black or white to achieve enlightenment. But my problem is I haven’t reached a point where i want enlightenment, I still have desires of being rich and fulfilling my ambitions.

Another problem is that I think I’m selffish and greedy which makes me feel guilty. I admit it, I want to get what’s mine, and then I’ll be satisfied. I want to prove to myself that I can achieve what i set out to do. My thought on this is that, I really shouldn’t feel guilty that i’m selffish because that’s just the way I was born, I didn’t choose my personality traits when I was born. I am not responsible for the innate characteristics. Its not fair that other people are born gernerous and they don’t have to feel guilty but i was born selffish and i have to feel guilty. They say you can change you attitude, well true, but that’s just more struggle and fighting that I have to do.

I have almost no friends. I think I may have social anxiety from some bad experiences I had with mean kids when i was small. I desperatly want to find a girl who can fulfill my sexual need and also find love. But I’m too shy to talk to any girl for fear of rejection. Also because I’m overweight.

I don’t know what my problem is. I just feel I need to do something like Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, like its coming to a boiling point, and I need topull the trigger” in some way. Like something’s gotta give feeling. Something that will really change me forever.

Can someone offer me some good advice on my condition?
Recently, I’ve really been thinking about giving up. I can’t and don’t want to do the homework in school. I just want to let go and resign to my fate.

admin answers:

I tried to submit this answer earlier today, but I guess Yahoo! Answers was having problems.

It has since been answered, but I hope you can take something from my post.
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I have no experience with psychology, but I hate to see this go unanswered. I’ll try my best for you.

I think that you should keep your big goal (being successful, rich, et c.) in your mind at all times.

It may be considered nerdy by some, but brainstorm on a piece of paper. Create easier, achievable, small goals that will get you through school and reward yourself afterward every time you get it right. I think that it would take away the special feeling if you rewarded yourself with something you can have any time. So, I suggest you think of your favorite activities, things or foods and STOP doing, buying or eating them altogether, completely. While you’re enjoying whichever reward you chose for yourself, think of how you’ll feel when you’ve finally completed your final goal.

If you lose motivation and continue in this mix of zen/defeatist attitude [I get like this too, hun. I just got on Y! Mail today, and already my questions are filled with nonsense], and you do not complete your small goal [whether it be studying for an hour each day, skipping ahead and studying things your professor hasn't covered or dedicating an hour to working out to improve your self-image], you can NOT have a reward. Discipline yourself. You have the ability to be who you

And stay organized! I don’t know how it is in college yet, but so far through my high-school career I have seen the benefits of staying organized. Freshman year, I was exactly like that! Almost word for word. I’d get spurts of healthy motivation… And then it’d be like I was all dried out and that there was nothing else that was worth doing. I decided that I would bring my grades up to all A’s if I could [seven classes a day, one of which is computer repair. Hard] I got organized and the firsit semesters grades came out. I had a 3.8 gpa. That means there was a B, but it wasn’t in computer repair, surprisingly. If I could do it then, you can do it now! Take initiative.

The only thing that can change you forever, is you!

Also, I’d switch to unfluoridated tooth paste [they sale at health food stores], and stay away from sink water. Most filters on them do not get rid of fluoride. Some bottled waters may be distilled, but they still contain fluoride. And boiling water won’t do a thing but concentrate the fluoride. Freezing won’t decrease the amount of fluoride a bit.

The reason why I mentioned this, is because it MAY be the cause of your lethargic, docile attitudes about certain things. You should look it up. I’m pretty much really into conspiracy theories, and this is one of them. HOWEVER, there are facts to this. I’d look into it if I were you.

Oh, I forgot to mention that it can damage your thighroid gland, which can be a source of the extra lbs.

Jenny asks…

Please critique my two poems, “Humans” and “Birdy Sings A Tale”. Thank you?

HUMANS
-Reiko Katsura

If people were to pull of their,
Societal masks,
And be the humans,
That they are,
You know,
Those deceiving humans,
Would that make this world,
A safer place?
If everyone were to openly be,
The sinners, the treacherous convicts,
The hypocrites,
The pessimists,
The cynics, the liars,
The tricksters,
Who hide behind pseudo-smiles,
And flaunt false honesty,
So everyone can carry a knife,
And not fall prey to false words,
And the kindness,
That may have never existed.
If people really were,
The beings in which we judge,
The horribe humans we proclaim,
As vile and sadistic,
If they were to be,
Honest with their cruelty,
The perhaps,
It’ll be more prudent if we don’t get our hopes up,
And perhaps,
We can admit,
That we are all,
After all,
Only human.

BIRDY SINGS A TALE:
-Reiko Katsura

There was a bird,
That was singing to the sky,
Chirping of the eagle,
It saw eat that fish.
It sang all day long,
For hours without end,
‘Bout the places its been,
The misery its seen.
It sang about ants that no longer worked,
In communities,
As it’s supposed to,
And sang of two dolphins,
Ripping themselves to shreds,
Over a new piece of meat.
It sang of the waste,
That fell into the ocean,
And of the loud fisherman,
That sang above waves.
It sang of the lion king,
Who killed all it’s babies,
When no more prey,
Had fallen prey.
It sang a real sad song,
One that pierced our hearts,
And made tears form in our eyes.
It sang with its soul,
Every night and every day,
And only stopped,
After I pulled the trigger.

Please critique these two poems, and tell me what you think. I have to choose two of my poems to add to my schools literary magazine (poetry section), and I was thinking of selecting two with a society based theme.

BTW: Reiko Katsura = Light’s Kira

Thank you.

admin answers:

I like ‘Humans’, a good potrail of the human condition.

Lisa asks…

Do you like my writing? How can i improve?

I have to show someone my writing so i decided to choose this one, how is it?

The sickening sound of the gun echoed threw out the empty house with a deadly bang. It was silent before the gun was aimed. The ideal shot in prospect all there was left to do was pull the trigger. Too rapid to even think about what pulling that trigger could cause, the consequences, and the fact that it would rip a soul from a body. The sound of steady breathing stopped as soon as the bullet reached the tender skin. All was left was a lifeless, blood covered body.
The gun man’s heart was racing he wiped his clammy forehead with the back sheet white hands that there once clad in leather, black gloves. He was trembling as his eyes darted over the lifeless figure lying on the ground feebly. The gun still shaking in his right hand ready to slip out of reach, the last and only bullet had been shot. He gradually put the empty gun in his pocket turning around. He took one last glance at the figure before vanishing into the empty dimness.
Rain pattered like the soft beat of a drum and the flashing of lightening lit the gloomy ridden sky followed by the crack of thunder crashing against the murky gray skies. The rain steadily tapped against the streets of the city once filled with busy people unaware of what horrifying events took place the following night. The sound of hurried strides echoed through the vacant streets only to be enclosed up by the rain’s stable beats.
The street light barley lighting the unfilled side-walks, its dim light flickered threatening to go out. The perfect night for such a crime to be committed everyone oblivious to the gun’s bullet that had been shot. The revolting sound the bullet could’ve been mistaken by the sound of thunder clashing. Everyone safely sleeping in their beds, while the dead body is lying in its own blood, and a murder roaming the unoccupied streets alone in the ghastly storm.
No one would conclude that the man clutching the gun with wobbly hands would commit such a heartless crime. No one anticipated that person would be killed, everything fit together in this crime like the pieces to the puzzle. No flaws could be established, what made this crime so ideal is that no one knew, and if this murder was fortunate, no one would ever know that the mysterious man walking the streets before dawn was capable of such a soulless act.
Soon the dreary and fearful skies faded to a soft blue. Shortly afterwards the sun rose and the city came to life with its normal buzzing and bustling of cars or business men.

I am 13 years old and going into 7th grade after summer. What do you think?
I understand that my writing isn’t that great, i am a beginner i’ve only been writing for 2 years, and i am young so i apologize for all grammar and spelling mistakes Sorry!!!

Which words are used too much?
Where is it repetitive?
How can i cut back on descriptions?
Where should i cut back in descriptions?
Overall how was it?
@Roahan: Thanks, I took ur advice Thank you

admin answers:

It feels like you’re focusing more on trying to write well than on trying to tell a story. You’ve put in a ton of unnecessary description, when all you really need to do is tell us what’s happening. Look at what happens when you cut down on the description and focus on the story:

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It had been so silent before the gunshot echoed through the empty house.

The gunman’s heart raced. He wiped his forehead with the back of his trembling, gloved hand, staring at the lifeless figure lying on the ground. Slowly, he put the gun in his pocket and left, turning around for one last glance before vanishing into the darkness.

Rain pattered like a soft drum. Lightening lit the gloomy sky followed by the crack of thunder.

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Your Questions About Carnitine

February 1, 2013
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Jenny asks…

How does L-Carnitine work? Read below **?

***What are my chances of plateauing?

I just bought a bottle of triple strength 1500mg L-Carnitine . My buddy recommended it since I’m a bigger guy . How will it affect me . Is it good for me ? I weigh 225 but I have an average bulky body.
I go to the gym daily
I drink extensive amounts of water
And I’m eating healthier than before .
Any help appreciated ! Thanks

admin answers:

It won’t do anything for you at all. You’ve been scammed.

I know it’s hard to believe but almost all supplements made for bodybuilding are scams. It’s that simple. You can read about it here –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnitine#As_a_weight_loss_supplement and note there is nothing about muscle building in the Wikipedia article. Also, there is no good science to suggest dietary L-C has anything to do with building muscle. Supplement makers think that if they can sell you bottled metabolites with cool names, they can punk you and….well, it works. They make $billions/year scamming young men.

Read my answer about supplements here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV

Read my answer about supplement scamming here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4

Read my answer about protein supplements here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtGdwn5cqfesP6O1LkavjSjty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110821092640AA3hq12

Read my answer about how much protein you need –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AocOxl_9XssWhHrAUe8xbxrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111220215008AA0RjXM

Good luck and good health!!

David asks…

How do energy drinks like Nos actually affect the body?

Plus, what negative effects can result? I’m looking for info on L-Carnitine, Ginseng, and Taurine info and especially info on Inositol. What is the mechanism of action? Precisely HOW do these things affect you? And what on earth is Inositol? Also, are there negative effects? If so what are they? I’ve heard these energy drinks are “bad” for you? If so, SPECIFICALLY why?

admin answers:

Energy drinks do have side effects here is a link with a little more information I had to look it up once for my brother because he was drinking monster so often that he started getting massive nose bleeds for no reason.

Chris asks…

What do you think of Nivea for men Hair Recharge Shampoo? Have anyone tried it?

It claims that it treats hair loss by combining two highly active ingredients Carnitine and Creatine, supports hair growth. Carnitine increases energy production in hair root cells while Creatine facilitates energy storage (in-vitro proven). The System stimulates hair roots and reduces natural hair thinning.

admin answers:

My neighbor:a dentist who always wants to look his best was pissed:his hair was thinning and falling out
He tried this product and is very happy with the results.
And indeed his hair looks way better
Colors

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