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I found the following article very helpful. It’s taken from http://www.ehow.com/how_4966213_stop-frequent-urination.html.

Frequent urination is a common symptom of more serious health conditions, including bladder infection, urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory diseases and venereal diseases, all of which could lead to complications and should be diagnosed and treated early by professional medical care providers. However, frequent urination may affect healthy individuals as well. This article provides information on how to stop frequent urination for generally healthy people by improving the quality of fluid consumption, calming an overactive bladder with herbs and fruits, and strengthening pelvic muscles with exercise.

How to stop frequent urination naturally:

  1. Remove all caffeine from your diet. Stop drinking green tea, black tea, coffee and sodas that contain caffeine. Caffeine is a powerful diuretic that sucks fluids out of your cells and directly stimulates urination. Without caffeine, you will not feel as dehydrated and your overall fluid intake will decrease.
  2. Replace all caffeinated drinks with all-natural fruit smoothies, fruit juices, herbal teas or whole fruits. The body can use moisture and fluids from fruits and natural sources more effectively than it can tap water and manufactured beverages, because natural sources of moisture generally have more bioavailable molecule sizes (smaller and easier to absorb) and contain better electrolyte and nutrient profiles. Try eating a mandarin orange rather than going for that soda when you’re thirsty.
  3. Drink cranberry juice and take cranberry extract to tone and cleanse your urinary system and help clear up minor inflammation. An overgrowth of bacteria in your urinary system may not cause disease but may stimulate the bladder to over-react. Cranberry is a powerful natural cleanser for the human bladder and pelvic organs, including the reproductive organs, that can ameliorate your frequent urination.
  4. Add horsetail extract to your diet. Horsetail is a natural bladder tonic, and taking this herb will improve the overall health of your urinary system.
  5. Do Kegels. Kegel exercises are performed by squeezing your buttocks and lower pelvic muscles together as tight as you can for at least 10 seconds, releasing and then squeezing again. The easiest way to start is to consciously stop urination midstream, count to 10, then resume urine flow. You can also practice this exercise outside the bathroom, or anywhere and anytime you like, for as long as you like, to strengthen pelvic muscles and increase control over urination.
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Eat Less to Live Longer?

Eat less to live longer is what calorie-restriction (CR) diet is all about. CR simply means eat less, probably a lot less than normal.

Just how exactly does CR works, nobody has the the complete picture yet. Scientist knows for sure it goes beyond the mere health benefits of being thin. They compare it to hibernation; physical processes that cause wear and tear on the body are drastically slowed. Some suspect eating less slows the rate of cell division in tissues. Others theorize that hunger triggers a survival mode, activating genes that help resist stress and protect vital organs.

One leading theory says it works by curbing cellular pollution. When cellular “factories” convert food to energy, they release byproducts known as free radicals. These biochemical ruffians wreak havoc on cells, genes and tissues and have been blamed for age-related changes ranging from crow’s-feet to increased cancer risk. When a body metabolizes fewer calories, it’s like a car that uses less fuel — there’s less free-radical pollution.

CR also may reduce levels of sugar in the blood, suppress hormones that promote cell growth and rouse genes that promote longevity. Any or all of these factors could play a part in slowing the aging process.

Although studies have been made to prove the CR theory, but still there’s no shortage of skepticism about calorie restriction in the scientific community. Studies have yet to be concluded but at least we have a good clue here.

 

You are reading this article for many reasons, but somehow you’ve come to this page probably because you’ve first sought for it with google. Maybe you used the search phrase “meaning of life”. One of the myriad of links that popped up on the search result page is this blog.  You are here now, and maybe this is not just some coincidence. Maybe it’s destiny, but who knows?

You are not the only person to search for “the meaning of life” on the internet. Imagine the number of those who search for it. I guess it’s really over tens of millions of people. This is funny in a glimpse. That people look for an answer to the grand question on the internet is hilarious, although not ridiculous. This has become our modern-primitive instinct nowadays — that if you need to find anything, just google it.  This instinct is inevitable. Where else can we get free tips, knowledge and everything these days if not from the internet. On the internet, every source seems to know it all, at least before another source contradicts it with a more seemingly-better-latest-survey stuff.

Back to the question of “meaning of life”, can we really find it on the internet? It is really somewhere out there to find?  I have these thoughts in my mind that I’d like to share, which I hope can eventually be something of help for those who really really need to find the answer to the grand question of  “the meaning of life”.

Can we find the meaning of life on the internet?
The answer is YES. The internet has become an expanding universe of information. With that much information, it cannot NOT be there. It must be there.

How can we find it?
Google it.  Finding the meaning of life is not like finding a cure to a rare desease, meaning that it’s very easy to find. There are already many websites particularly dedicated to this matter. Thousands of pages discussed this matter at length and millions of people share their thoughts.

How can I know which one is for me?
You’ve heard it a lot that no two people are alike. The truth of one thing may fit one but not the other. So you’d be the judge. You are the best judge for what’s best for yourself. Your feeling will tell you that and your feeling can’t be wrong.

My feeling can’t be wrong? I thought my feeling what’s getting me into troubles everytime.
Your feeling can’t be wrong because it is only natural that under every circumstance, you can’t choose anything harmful to your convenience and existence. Only when feeling is beclouded with thoughts (of ambition or obsession for example), then  it becomes politically altered and manipulated.

I have a friend whose meaning of life is to have a sport car? Is it the right kind of meaning?
Maybe or maybe not. But as you may have often heard, it is better “to be” than “to have”. True meaning cannot easily be trashed by physical or natural force. Flood can drown the car and earth quake can swallow it. Something that can be easily damaged cannot give you a solid foundation.  So, here’s the first clue. The meaning of life must not lie in worldly possessions. There is a difference between “the meaning of life” and “the goal of life”. People mistakes goal for meaning and the other way around.

What is the exact difference between the goal and meaning then?
If life is a game, and the game is chess. Your goal is to beat your opponent with a checkmate. In the game, you can be an average, good or excellent player. You can play skillfully outsmart your enemy or you can cheat. It’s all your choice. It’s not the end that counts after all. It’s how you managed to keep up with the game. And if you have to lose, it’s how you manage to remain intact with your integrity as a player (not cheating, not giving up). It’s how you make the game interesting is what matters. The whole process of the game play is what has a meaning.

(to be continued)

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