Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What causes Fibromyalgia

Although the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, researchers have several theories about causes or triggers of the disorder. Some scientists believe that the syndrome may be caused by an injury or trauma. This injury may affect the central nervous system. Fibromyalgia may be associated with changes in muscle metabolism, such as decreased blood flow, causing fatigue and decreased strength. Others believe the syndrome may be triggered by an infectious agent such as a virus in susceptible people, but no such agent has been identified.

The information noted above was Courtesy of ProHealth's ImmuneSupport.com/cat. Click on the title to read more about fibromyalgia on ProHealth's website.

I hope and pray that this information has helped someone today:)

Thought for the Day

"Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ...the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use."

by Samuel Johnson

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tips on Using Lemons and Lemon Juice for Natural Cleaning

Here are some ideas on using lemons and lemon juice for natural cleaning that does not bother people with chemical sensitivities.

1). Lime-scale attacker:

Hard water can cause buildup called lime scale in your bathroom sinks. To eliminate, cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub the area. This will help cut through the scaling. Then use a scrubby
pad and water to clear leftover debris.

2). To clean the glass in your shower easily:

Apply lemon juice to the glass with a sponge. Then, take newspaper and wipe the lemon juice off the glass. It will be clean and sparkle with no scrubbing!

3). Brass Cleaner:

Mix lemon juice and baking soda. Make a paste the consistency of toothpaste. Rub onto brass with a soft cloth and rinse with water.

4). Surface Cleaners:

Keep this combination ready in a squirt bottle. The weak acids like vinegar and lemon juice are good at cutting grease.

5). Toilet bowl Cleaners:

Use mix of 1/2 cup borax /1 gal. water to clean and deodorize. Let 1 cup borax sit in the bowl overnight. Coat stains in toilet bowl with paste of lemon juice and borax. Let sit about 20
minutes and scrub with bowl brush. Clean frequently with a solution of baking soda and water; sprinkle baking soda around the rim.

6). AVOID lemon-scented bleach. It smells attractive to children.

7). Cleaning Copper:

Polish with a paste of lemon juice and salt.

8). Stains Perspiration:

Pretty tough, but try on fabrics sponging stain with a weak solution of white vinegar or lemon juice, and water.

I hope and pray that this information has helped someone today. Have a pain free day.

Fibro Viv