Friday, December 4, 2015

You Can Do Organic Vegetable Gardening At Home (part 2 of 2)

As for your vegetables, take note that some of these may not be suitable in the land you are planting these on. This is because of several factors that are beyond your control such as the weather, pests and other plant borne diseases. You can avoid making this mistake by doing some research on what vegetables are ideal to plant in your area and asking fellow organic gardeners.

One way to protect the organic vegetables you are planting is by planting a variety of them at a time since some of these protect each other from pests. Such practice is better known as crop rotation especially when you want to adapt with the weather in your area. Another defense system that works is getting the help of Mother Nature as birds, certain insects and even toads have proven to be useful.

If you live in an area where wild animals may eat your vegetables, you should put up fences so they are not able to get through. Other tools you can use are animal hair, baby powder and deodorant soaps.

Part of preparing the land is removing the weeds. But remember that new weeds grow after some time so you have to inspect the area from time to time.

Planting your own organic vegetable garden at home will surely save you money as these are quite expensive in the supermarket. If you have some excess stocks when it is time to harvest them, maybe you can give some to your neighbors or make some money by selling it at the local market which isn’t that bad given that you don’t shell out that much cash for this investment.

You Can Do Organic Vegetable Gardening At Home (part 1 of 2)

Anybody can do organic vegetable gardening at home because the principle behind this is not that different from what they do in the farm. The only difference is that you work in a smaller area and you get to choose what you like plant.

The first thing you have to do is find an ideal location. A lot of people do organic vegetable gardening in their backyard. To make it work, whatever you are planting should get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday and access to water.

Just like the ancient civilizations that relied on an efficient irrigation system, you too should do the same by making sure there is adequate drainage because if you don’t, you will have to do organic vegetable gardening using a raise bed.

When your ideal location has been found, it is time to cultivate the land. For that, you will need your gardening tools and a pair of gloves to pluck out the weeds on the ground. This might take a few days to make sure the area is ready for planting.

You will only know if the ground you are going to plant your vegetable is a good spot by testing it with some compost and mixing this with the soil. Should it be able to integrate and stabilize itself with the soil, this means that you can start planting your crops and see it grow in the succeeding weeks.

If you don’t like to buy compost from the gardening store, you can make your own using coffee grounds, dead leaves, grass clippings, food waste or even manure. They also serve as excellent fertilizers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Link Between Alcoholism and Mood Swings (part 2 of 2)

If a person suffers from alcoholism, his body is not given sufficient time and opportunity to eliminate the toxic substance.  As a result, it doesn't have enough time to recover completely.  Thought processes are inhibited, which can then lead to a variety of emotions, ranging from the positive such as happiness, giddiness and boosted self-confidence to the negatives such as guilt, anxiety and extreme sadness.

It's also not uncommon for people suffering from alcoholism to experience depression.  Physical control also deteriorates severely, causing stupor and loss of consciousness.

The intoxicating effects of the alcohol can already result to mood swings, lasting even hours after the patient has taken his last drink.

Alcohol withdrawal and mood swings
Probably the worst problem about alcoholism is that in case a person decides to undergo withdrawal, the intensity of mood swings worsen.  Alcoholics very often have high levels of epinephrine in the blood.  This, along with the deficiency in magnesium that many alcoholics suffer from, can often lead to cases of delirium (delirium tremens or DTs).

The symptoms of DTs are the extreme form of mood swings caused by alcoholism.  Delirium manifests itself in an individual as bouts of insomnia, depression and confusion.  In many cases, it can even lead to difficult and dreadful hallucinations.  These hallucinations can seem very real to the patient, which makes it even harder for them to deal with their condition directly.

Dealing with mood swings associated with alcoholism can be problematic.  The physical symptoms themselves are already very challenging for an alcoholic to handle.  To treat alcoholism, it's important that professional help is sought.  Therapy – whether on his own or with a group – along with medical help and support, should be considered the soonest time possible.  Alcoholism destroys the body and the mind gradually.  The earlier it is treated, the better it will be for the patient.

The Link Between Alcoholism and Mood Swings (part 1 of 2)

Alcoholism is a problem that millions of people around the world suffer from.  It not only changes the physical and mental state of a person, it also affects his relationship with others, potentially causing problems with his friends, family, social groups and even career.  It can, for example, lead to frequent mood swings, something that many patients are not that well-equipped or informed to handle.

Alcoholism, in its simplest terms, is addiction to a substance – in this case, alcohol.  It is a kind of condition characterized by continued intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages.  Even after a person suffers the physical, mental, emotional and mental repercussions of this type of addiction, they still find it difficult to overcome or at least, control it.

How alcoholism leads to mood swings
The effect of alcohol varies from one individual to the next.  This explains why some people get drunk easily while others can 'carry' their drink rather well.  Other than the physiology of the person drinking, his or her predisposition to addiction, along with certain environmental factors, will affect the degree of addiction of a patient.

The problem with alcoholism is that once alcohol enters the system, it is quickly absorbed by the stomach and the intestines.  The substance then reaches the bloodstream which carries it throughout the body.  The alcohol then affects the tissues and the nerves, limiting how the central nervous system functions.  As a result, the alcohol also influences the brain.

In persons who do not suffer from alcoholism, the effect of the alcohol is temporary at best.  However, with alcoholism, there is greater physical impairment because there is continued ingestion of alcohol.  The body needs about 6 to 8 hours in order to remove alcohol from its system.