Jan 23, 2015
Irregular periods may be common in most women and are mostly due to the hormonal changes in the body. Most of the women experience a 28 day menstrual cycle on an average. However many have a cycle from anywhere between 21 days to 35 days. The cycle depends on the hormones and can become irregular causing continuous bleeding, a missed period or occurrence of two periods within one cycle.
Reasons – The reason for irregular menstrual periods is due to the hormones and the hormonal signals that get imbalanced. Usually the hormones estrogen and progesterone are required to produce a period and these are stored in the pituitary gland and the ovaries. To trigger menstrual periods, these parts send signals to each other but sometimes these signals get missed or crossed causing irregular menstrual periods. The reasons for creating the signals to mess up are as follows:
1. Pregnancy: This is usually the first thing to check for if you have missed a period. In pregnancy the body produces different levels of hormones which cause the period to end.
2. Diet: A poor diet of lack of nutrition can also be a reason for irregular menstrual periods. If the condition of bulimia or anorexia is present in a woman, she may have irregular periods or sometimes no periods at all.
3. Menarche: It can take a couple of years for a girl’s period to regularize after she has had her first period. This is a normal condition.
4. Stress: If a woman is stressed about some issue, it can reflect in her menstrual cycle causing it to be irregular. Anxiety, fatigue, worries and stress are causes of this condition.
5. Intense Exercises: Intense workouts and exercises can also disrupt the hormonal balance in a woman’s body resulting in irregular menstrual periods.
6. Birth Control Pills: Irregularity of periods is common in women who take birth control pills. The body has to adjust to the new levels of hormone being taken in the form of the pills.
7. Menopause: Irregular periods are often a sign of menopause which alters the levels of hormones in the body.
For many women, this irregularity is nothing serious and nothing to be worried about. Some home remedies can be followed to deal with these irregularities and help the periods to become regular.
Home Remedies: Some of the home remedies for irregular menstrual cycle are as under:
1. Carrot juice taken regularly will help treating a condition of irregular menses.
2. Include pumpkin seeds, drumsticks, papaya, bitter gourd and snake gourd in your diet.
3. Fennel seeds are also beneficial in this condition.
4. Grape juice can help in bringing the regularity back.
5. Dill is effective in stimulating the menstruation.
6. Asafetida is widely used for regularizing periods. It is an effective home remedy.
7. Take the ginger with honey every day.
8. Try to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol.
9. You must avoid eating spicy and fried food. Also avoid chocolates and pineapples to overcome this problem.
10. Gynecure capsule is a useful herbal remedy for treating irregular menstruation.
Follow these above home remedies to prevent the condition of irregular periods. Take adequate rest and maintain a stress free life to improve your menstrual cycles. Maintaining healthy choices in diet is also very important to cure irregular menstrual periods.
By: Peter Filinovich
Jan 15, 2015
Large floor pillows have long been used as a functional and decorative piece in homes for centuries. They are popular in Algerian, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Egyptian and Moroccan cultures and have now crossed over to other countries. This comes as no surprise since they are beautiful and useful. And you can always count on them to elevate the appearance of any home or office space, as well as make it more comfortable.
Unlike what most people believe, you do not need your home to have an oriental motif in order to put large floor pillows to good use. You can put a western twist to it so that it can identify with and complement European and American aesthetics. You could start with the coverings you dress them with or the way they are arranged in their home. You could also experiment with the colors so they don’t overwhelm the surrounding furnishings. And maybe incorporate unifying elements to different design themes so that they still some cohesion even though they are unique from each other.
Take for example, in the dining room, you could have a minimalist, low-lying dining table made of glass and steel set up on top of a black and white area rug and then surround it with golden floor pillows for that futuristic look with a traditional Japanese feel. With this particular home interior design, you will have no problem incorporating crystal chandeliers, metal ornaments as well as modern abstract pieces. In the den, you could pick large floor pillows with funky patterns and textures; pile them up in the middle, in front of the television set, and then have a mural hung on the background or a carpet underneath that has all of the colors used represented.
Of course, you can also opt for the conventional feel and have the room or house you own completely decorated in Japanese or Moroccan furnishings. There are a number of shops you can find in your locality or on the web that sells flat, comfy zabutons or zafu (traditional Japanese floor pillows) or round fluffy Moroccan floor pillows. You have to be conscious though about how their innate structures and designs will match the environment they will be placed in. See, typical Japanese floor pillows are simple and bit drab colored while leather-made Moroccan versions are more exotic and a bit overbearing. The same goes of Indian sari floor pillows as most of them are embellished with beads and tapestries.
There are shops online that you can also approach for custom made floor pillows, so you not only get exactly what you want but have complete control over the quality, quantity and appearance of each piece. You could have one made in the shape of a certain character with the accent of an old-fashioned Oriental pillow. Or you could have one made that could accommodate more than one person sleeping. You can also designate whether these pillows will have cotton, polyester, feather or foam fillings. Whatever you go with, you are definitely guaranteed a unique and therapeutic experience when you provide your home floor pillow fixtures.
By: Cedric Loiselle
Jan 6, 2015
Considered by many to be the epitome of all that is desirable for the interior design ideas (and, incidentally, the exterior too), the Georgian period has a great influence on how we arrange our homes today and is, in fact, the basis for the currently popular English country house style. A combination of perfect proportions, symmetry and harmony is hard to resist for long.
Covering a period of about a hundred years from George I’s accession to the throne in 1714, Georgian style represents the sum of several highly diverse, imported styles, the homogenization of which produced a high point in English decoration. This style in turn was re-exported, influencing, in particular, the newly established colonies in North America.
At the start of the period, rococo was all the rage in France and to some extent in the rest of Europe. With its rampant, florid, asymmetrical lines featuring such motifs as scrolls, shells, flowers and ribbons – in fact, anything which could be represented by a curve – it had many admirers, not least the French court, the font of fashion in Europe.
In England, however, there were other forces at work. The Grand Tour, undertaken by many a well-heeled gentleman to enrich his cultural knowledge of the world, meant that continental ideas, especially those espoused in Italy – a ‘must stop’ on the trek – were given an airing back home. The Earl of Burlington was one who made the trip. An architect, he was much influenced by the work of Andrea Palladio in Italy, and upon his return to England did much to popularize this classical style of architecture.
The clash of these two very different styles could have meant an awful compromise. Instead the best of both was retained and the result was magnificent. The straight lines, symmetry and control of the Palladian style served to restrain the more excessive fluidity and glitz of the rococo interpretation. In turn the French delicacy and freedom of line lifted the rather constrained classical style.
To these two important influences were added two more, Gothick (the ‘k’ denotes the revival period) and chinoiserie. Every age draws upon the past and this was no exception and, with the increased availability of furnishings from the east, oriental taste also crept into the currency of English decoration.
One outstanding feature of the period was that, through the genius of people such as Robert Adam and William Kent, the designs of interiors were, for the first time, indelibly linked with those of the exterior. Classical pediments, plinths and pilasters all found their way indoors to become common interior embellishments.
Overseas trade and increased wealth led to a demand for a more sophisticated lifestyle. Rudimentary plumbing (running cold water at ground level and basic waste disposal) became available, as did better heating and illumination in the homes of the nobility and merchant class. Lower down the social strata it was a very different story, a fact that can be used to great advantage when planning a Georgian style interior today. It is not necessary to inherit a grand country mansion together with a substantial budget before considering the adoption of Georgian style. All you need are rooms of pleasing proportions and a knowledge of the materials and styles adopted by the average household of the day. A modern-day natural floor covering, such as jute over a quarry tiled floor, will serve every bit as well as a precious Aubusson carpet on ancient wood.
As with the interior styles of other ages, it was the development of materials and skills which greatly influenced the changes in interior fashion. The use of hardwoods (mahogany in particular) and the refinement of glass production meant that early ‘heavy’ designs gave way to more delicate styles.
Rooms were dominated, as ever, by practical considerations. The need to keep warm and to introduce as much light as possible meant that considerable thought was given to fireplaces and windows.
Mirrors were also an important feature, reflecting and increasing what natural light was available and, at night, candlelight. Practical though these elements were, it did not mean that they had to have a utilitarian appearance. Fireplaces were surrounded by the grandest of treatments in fine marble, mirrors framed with intricately carved, gilt moldings and windows dressed either with beautifully paneled shutters or curtains hanging from delicately worked, wooden pelmets. In addition, doors (often double) were fielded, ceilings molded and walls frequently paneled.
Not only was this a golden age of architecture and decoration but furniture making too was at its height. The designs of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton are legendary and constantly revived. No wonder, then, that elements of Georgian style have endured and are as popular today as ever.
By: Michelle Spencer
Dec 29, 2014
When it comes to restaurant interior design ideas, you know how having or lack of having a great theme for your restaurant can affect your business very much. It simply boils down to the fact that the environment we are in while eating, affects our mood and even our impression on the taste of the food.
Another reason for the importance of choosing a great creative interior design for your restaurant is, with all the competition these days, you know you want to make your restaurant stand out and attract more customers.
This means not only the food quality and taste should be outstanding, but also the interior design of your restaurant and the type of decorations you have used must be creative and unique as well.
That is why this free guide is going to help you find out how to find creative restaurant design ideas and photo galleries to find the best theme idea that will match your preference.
How to Find Your Favorite Restaurant Interior Design Ideas?
When you want to search for picture galleries online, it is worth knowing the various styles and themes you can look for. In the past, most restaurants used to look almost the same and follow similar themes and decorations. But today the number of creative styles you can find are almost unlimited.
For example your restaurant interior style can be modern or traditional, cozy or luxury, simple or very creative, Asian style or American, and many other options you can choose from.
So which design is the best for your restaurant? You may be wondering.
It all depends on the message you like to communicate with your customers. Do you want them to feel at home and comfortable when they eat at your restaurant? Or do you prefer to make it a luxury place they only come for special occasions? This determines whether you want to choose from simple or more elegant interior design ideas.
The point is, when you know exactly what kind of message you want your restaurant theme and design to express, you can more easily search for photo galleries and interior ideas online.
By: Michelle A Jones