Saturday, 29 August 2015

What to Consider When Choosing a Dispensary

If you're a new medical marijuana patient or are simply new to the area, choosing a dispensary may seem like a daunting prospect. Dispensaries in California are plentiful - numbering over 3,000, in fact. The following list of things to consider will help narrow down the choices and make it easier to find the dispensary that's right for you.

Location : 
In areas with a large number of dispensaries (also known as collectives), chances are there will be one within a few minutes of your home. If you happen to live in or near Los Angeles or San Francisco, there are probably more dispensaries than coffee shops so you'll certainly have a wide variety of convenient dispensaries to choose from. Many dispensaries also deliver, which is even more convenient.

Experience :
What type of experience are you seeking? Each dispensary has its own look and feel, providing patients with a specific type of experience. For instance, it's not uncommon in California to have to walk through heavy security doors with bullet-proof glass. However, not all Golden State dispensaries are like that. Many offer comfortable (but smoke free) lounges for consultations while others feel more like a doctor's office. However else a dispensary might seem, it should never feel like a place where stoners hang out. If it does, move on.

Knowledge :
The folks running a dispensary should have a great depth of knowledge about their products and should be more than happy to share that knowledge with you. It's important to choose a dispensary with the knowledge and expertise to work with you to find the right strain of marijuana to treat your particular ailment. This knowledge will make all the difference in your experience with medical marijuana and its effectiveness.

Quality :
There are many factors during the growing and processing of marijuana that have a major impact on its quality. Each dispensary should be able to tell you where each strain comes from and where it was grown. In addition to offering quality marijuana, any other marijuana products offered such as edibles (known as medibles) , and topical creams and ointments should be high quality as well.

Community : 
Many communities are passionate about helping people and regularly give back to their local communities. This speaks to the type of people running the dispensary and how they do business.

Keep these factors in mind and you're sure to find a dispensary where you feel comfortable and your needs are well met.

How Do You Know If You Have Cataracts?

Cataracts can be a frightening condition – no one likes being suddenly unable to see less clearly – but it’s highly treatable if caught by a cataract surgeon. If you even suspect you or a loved one is suffering from cataracts, make an appointment as soon as possible with a specialist online or by picking up the phone.

Ask the Expert

Schedule a consultation with Leo W Mack Jr MD PA because only an expert can tell you for sure if it’s cataracts or not. Make a list of all of the changes in your vision so you can share these symptoms during your visit.

What to Look for

Symptoms of cataracts include but are not limited to:

·         Double vision (particularly in one eye)
·         Blurry, dim or cloudy vision
·         Increased sensitivity to light
·         Difficulty seeing at night or in the dark
·         Change in how you perceive colors

When it comes to a condition like cataracts, it’s better to make an appointment to be sure and find out you’re wrong than to assume it’s nothing to worry about and not make the appointment. Cataracts are treatable but progressive, so the longer you go without treating them, the greater damage they can inflict on your vision.

Mammograms Remain Vital to Keeping Women Healthy

Many women avoid getting mammograms.  They say think they are painful, expensive, take too much time or that the radiation will cause cancer.  The fact is that technology has advanced greatly since it was first developed about 40 years ago. Digital mammography, for instance, uses computer technology rather than x-rays to take the images so the radiation factor has been removed completely.

Reasons Women Should Get Regular Mammograms

1.    Mammograms provide the only reliable way to accurately detect breast cancer.  Early detection makes it much easier to treat.
2.    Breast cancer will show up on a mammogram long before a lump can be felt.
3.    Changes in breast composition can be detected with multiple scans over a period of time.  Radiologists compare scans against each other to see what changes are occurring in a woman’s breast.  This is impossible with only one scan but regular scans give them the tools they need.
4.    According to the American Cancer Society, women over 40 years old should get annual mammograms.
5.    As women age, the risk of developing cancer increases.

6.    From start to finish, a mammogram should take no more than 20 minutes.  Even with traditional mammograms, people are exposed to more radiation after a few flights on airplanes.  It is a safe, effective way to prevent breast cancer.

Surprising Things That Your Dentist Can Do

Sure, you know that you can go to the dentist when you have a problem with your teeth. The second that you have a toothache, you might call your dentist to get in for some type of relief. You also know that your doctor can clean your teeth and fill any cavities that form. Did you know, however, that your dentist can actually save your life? The following is a list of afflictions that you might not know that you dentist can treat.

Sleep Disorders

If you have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, it can prevent you from sleeping properly. It can also become life threatening in certain situations, as it means that your brain is failing to send certain signals to your body. If you have obstructive apnea, it can be treated by your dentist, helping you to get a good night’s sleep in the process.

Diagnose Cancer

Your dentist is also responsible for diagnosing certain types of oral cancer. During routine checkups, your dentist will have a look at your mouth for abnormalities. If something is noticed, further tests will be conducted to determine what is going on in your mouth. In some cases, your dentist can even help with the treatment. 

How to Choose the Right Dentist for Your Child

It’s the parents’ responsibility to protect the child from a wide range of concerns, especially with their health needs. Not only is it important to teach children about the importance of proper oral care, it’s equally imperative to find a partner like Valley View Dental to support their healthy smiles. These early years will provide a foundation for a lifetime of proper oral health.


Talk to your family and friends to verify their recommendations. They may have some insight to local offices with which they’ve endured negative experiences. On the other hand, some may have positive stories to tell, which can shed light on the best offices in the area. If you’re new to an area, read online reviews to retrieve the name of top practices.


Meet with your top three choices to get a sense of how their office operates. Notate the surroundings, whether it feels calm and clean or overwhelming. Look at the office and staff members through the eyes of your child; imagine how they would feel at their appointment. Ask about how they cater to younger patients: both their soothing mechanisms and style. A pediatric dentist must have a way with children; traditional adult dentistry won’t work.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Postures (Yoga) for pregnant women!!

Yogic postures can even be practiced by pregnant women. By extreme caution is required that people who are under special medication if any need to consult their respective doctor before getting into this. Kundalini is a special form of yoga that can be specially practiced by pregnant women. Practicing Yoga is a healthy way to stay fit during the ninth month of pregnancy. It has been proved that Yoga increases their energy, and rids their bodies of the pain commonly associated with pregnancy. Although Yoga can improve a woman’s health during pregnancy, there are Yoga postures that should not be performed, specifically when they call for the woman to lie on her stomach.
Yoga during pregnancy, should be performed under the instruction of a video or Yoga teacher. But instructor led training is always preferable in all cases. These experienced Yogis can direct you to poses that reduce pain and swelling of the lower body, and correct the issues that weight gain presents to a woman’s posture. Breathing techniques and meditation used in Yoga are beneficial during labor. So if you know someone pregnant, advice them to reap the benefits of yoga if they are physically adaptive to undergo such training.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Music- Universal language to convey emotions

Hearing sense is a important in practicing yogic practices. I had come across people who wish to have a pleasing music while they do meditation and other practices. There is lot of significance associated with this and it all depends on the kind of mood this sound take us through. It is generally advices not to have any sound while practicing. But it is extremely important to ensure that the music doesn’t have any negative impact on the kind of work that you do. People may think a specific kind of soft music can get into some new world of happiness but please ensure with your instructor that the indulgence of sound of any means to your practices would not harm you in any way. There are possibilities where in your instructor would advice on specific music that you are allowed to have during your sessions. Ensure that you let your instructor the emotions that you undergo while hearing to such music. There are possibilities where every kind of music has the ability to create different impacts based on the person’s karma and other aspects. To know more about karma, please have a look into my older posts.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Streamline your breathing mechanism

Proper breathing forms the basis for detoxification mechanism of human body. I had recently attended a gathering regarding the importance of having a perfect breadth. We were asked to take a deep breath. The gentle man who was handling the session raised a question stating "When you breadth deeply how many people in the crowd feel that your chest should expand?" Almost 99% of people present in the crowd raised their hands. The gentle man explained they were breathing wrongly! It was to my surprise that I was one among those 99% He explained it is the stomach and not the chest that should expand during deep inhalation.
There are lot of practice methodologies available in yoga that could make a person breathe in a proper manner. Pranayama is considered to be the most powerful tool among those that exist relating to these types of practices. Oxygen is the source of very existence and for every cell in the human body. It heals our wounds, kills germs and bacteria, and ensures the strength and vitality of all living tissues. Blood is what carries oxygen throughout the body, and physical activities like yoga and its related practices raise the heart rate and increase the circulation of oxygen-rich blood.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Experience is extremely important. Practical exposure matters!

Wherever we go experience has its own value. If one of your friend is planning to go to California and if he comes to know that you have been to California, then you become a knowledge resource for your friend. In similar ways, companies always seek for experienced candidates based on the belief (truth indeed) that experienced people can do things in a better way than what a fresher could do. In world of yoga please ensure your yoga centre is a well established one. Please don’t follow any books to practice postures as they are highly fatal. I can spot lot of such instances where in many people got into troubles through improper practices and wrong methodologies portrayed in books available in the market.
Be extremely careful in selecting a proper source to practice the postures. Don’t get indulged in group activities like if any of your friends compels you to practice postures thought by him. Just think if that friend could have practiced yoga through some cheap books, you have all possibilities to get into troubles. There are even possibilities like that person escapes from troubles but your body may not be capable enough to with stand that. So always ensure you practice postures after learning it through proper means.