Thursday, May 5, 2011

Why does a sick person's body temperature rise at night?

When ill, your body has to fight the infection with antibodies. To speed up the production of these, the body heats up, as higher temperatures mean faster chemical reactions to do this, your body 'turns up its thermostat', and makes your body think that it is colder than it is, so your body heats up: it makes you fell cold, so you put on layers, turn up the heating e.t.c. (this is done by a small gland near the centre of the brain, the hyperthermos (not sure about spelling)). When asleep, you thermostat does not, like normal, cool down, but stays at the same level. 

So, at night, the body thinks it is cold, and cannot add layers (as you are asleep) so uses energy heating you up. This is one of the reasons that a sick person is often tired and hungry.

Top 6 Healthy Drinks That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, substituting healthy drinks for those sugary sodas and energy drinks can have a drastic effect on your weight loss goals. Most people don’t realize how many calories they take in each day from drinks alone. For instance, a caffe mocha with all the fixings can pack in over 500 calories! So as you can see, switching to healthier drinks and ditching the “junk drinks” will greatly reduce your daily caloric intake and in return start shredding those unwanted pounds. Check out this list of the top 10 healthy drinks that can help you reach your weight loss goals…

  1. Vegetable Juice
  2. Fruit Smoothies
  3. Fruit Juice
  4. Black Coffee
  5. Green Tea
  6. Milk

Healthy Breakfast

Tropical Breakfast Parfait


  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt (low-fat or non-fat is fine)
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3/4 cup crisped rice breakfast cereal
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple


Put 2 tablespoons of yogurt in the bottom of each of four juice glasses. Top with 4 orange slices. Sprinkle the oranges with a 1 1/2 tablespoons of cereal, followed by 2 more tablespoons of yogurt. Top with diced pineapple then with another 1 1/2 tablespoons cereal

Mini Frittatas


  • Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced ham, chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray 2 mini muffin tins (each with 24 cups) with nonstick spray.Whisk the eggs, milk, pepper, and salt in a large bowl to blend well. Stir in the ham, cheese, and parsley. Fill prepared muffin cups almost to the top with the egg mixture. Bake until the egg mixture puffs and is just set in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittatas from the muffin cups and slide the frittatas onto a platter. Serve immediately.

Going to the Dentist

Your teeth are an important part of your smile, and they also help you chew foods like crunchy apples or yummy pizza.
Brushing and flossing are important, but you also need to visit your dentist regularly to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Let's learn more about what happens at the dentist's office.

The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. When you visit for a checkup, your dentist will look at your teeth and gums to check for any problems. The dentist also wants to make sure your teeth are developing properly as you grow.
It's important to visit your dentist every 6 months to make sure you're taking good care of your teeth and that your teeth and gums are healthy.

Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit

Western culture sends some strange messages about bodies, especially women’s bodies. They are to be thin but not skinny, toned but never sweaty, tanned but UV-protected, sexy but devoid of any signs of pregnancy. To make matters worse, as Ruth McGinnis points out in an article for TODAY’S CHRISTIAN WOMAN, our media role models employ armies of stylists to help them look perfect at all times. No wonder we’re tempted to look in the mirror and say, “Yuck!”

What does the Bible say about our bodies? How can we gain a godly perspective on beauty? Most important, how does our physical health relate to spiritual health? These are the questions we’ll explore in this study.

Why Do People Take Drugs in the First Place?

People take drugs because they want to change something about their lives.
Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs:
  • To fit in
  • To escape or relax
  • To relieve boredom
  • To seem grown up
  • To rebel
  • To experiment
They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
Difficult as it may be to face one’s problems, the consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. The real answer is to get the facts and not to take drugs in the first place.


Drugs are essentially poisons. The amount taken determines the effect.
A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up). A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down). An even larger amount poisons and can kill.
This is true of any drug. Only the amount needed to achieve the effect differs.
But many drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind. They can distort the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her. As a result, the person’s actions may be odd, irrational, inappropriate and even destructive.
Drugs block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted. So, while providing short-term help in the relief of pain, they also wipe out ability and alertness and muddy one’s thinking.
Medicines are drugs that are intended to speed up or slow down or change something about the way your body is working, to try to make it work better. Sometimes they are necessary. But they are still drugs: they act as stimulants or sedatives, and too much can kill you. So if you do not use medicines as they are supposed to be used, they can be as dangerous as illegal drugs.

Organic and natural cosmetics

Organic and natural cosmetics are made from mineral pigments and organic plant extracts, which provide natural sun filters, long-lasting color and deliver a healthy-looking radiant glow. Unlike conventional makeup, none of these products contain any synthetic FD&C dyes (also known as synthetic colors), artificial fragrances or petro-chemicals, making them ideal for people with sensitive skin.