Monthly Archives: January 2013

Human Anatomy & Physics of Muscles : Jon Barron

In our last newsletter, we examined the physiology of the human muscle system from an alternative health perspective. In this newsletter, we continue with that theme by exploring both the physics of muscle movement and the code that underpins muscle anatomy. And no, the goal is not to teach you the names of all 799 skeletal muscles in the body, but rather to show you “how” the muscles are named. Muscle names are not just a bunch of random Latin words, but rather, are named according to a set of informal rules; and once you understand those rules, you can pretty much tell where any muscle is located and what it does.

By itself, though, this is not important; but once armed with the information, we will then be able to talk about exercise — and exactly how to exercise our muscles to accomplish specific goals and achieve optimum health.

The Physics of Muscles

Before we can discuss the naming system for muscles, we need to understand the principle of levers that make the whole musculoskeletal system work since many muscle names are derived from that principle. The reason for this is simple: all skeletal muscles provide stability and produce movement in the body by acting as the force or effort applied to the levers of our bones — and by using opposing forces to achieve mechanical advantage. Or to put it another way, muscles move bones around joints. Read the rest of this entry

Bandruff

If you hate using chemical laden hair products and want to make the best of nature’s goodness to combat your dandruff problem, here are some home remedies that are sure to give excellent results.

1. Soak methi seeds overnight. Grind them to a paste using the some of the same water the next morning. Apply this paste to the scalp and leave it there for about half an hour. Wash hair thoroughly making sure that no residue is left behind.

2. Curd works wonders for removing dandruff. Apply it on the scalp and keep it for about 15 minutes before washing.

3. Using a teaspoonful of fresh lime juice as a last rinse during your hair wash is a good remedy for dandruff caused by an oily scalp. It also helps in removing stickiness. You can try this once a week.

4. Boil a beetroot in water. Massage this boiled water on your scalp every night before sleeping. Choose a white beet for the purpose as the red variety is sure to stain the pillows.

5. Take two tablespoons of green gram powder and mix it with half a cup of curd. Use this solution to wash your hair. Do this twice in a week for fast results.

6. Mixing apple cider vinegar and water equally and applying it to your scalp with a cotton swab also is useful.

Follow these remedies religiously and you will notice a difference in no time.

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