Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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Go romantic with candles Romance and asthma

Romance and asthma

Do you have a loved one who have asthma? Asthma, romance and romantic settings is that possible?

Yes

But what you have to take in account is what the person get sick from, do ask before you start making this big romantic date. People having asthma react to so many different things so you better make the trouble asking.

In  general I can say that clean air is the best environment, so skip scented candles, burning any candles, incense, any fragrance product, avoid fireplaces, and no smoking. And remember that allergy can be airborne so do not be flagrant about allergies, it is nothing romantic about getting sick.

Still you can make a romantic setting.

Buy battery-powered candles that is fragrance free. You can fill the whole room with it since it do not pollute the air.

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Check out what flowers the person is tolerant to and what makes the person sick. Maybe artificial flowers looking the real deal is a better choice. Look for alternative decorations the person tolerate. You do not want your loved one to become ill.

Dust is bad news for asthma, so is fragrance cleaning agents. When you are going to clean use only fragrance free products for cleaning. In the store do choose something mild that do not have a strong or stingy odor. Remember that fragrance products gasses off to the air, and that is bad for the lungs. For dusting do only use water and a cloth.

If you have pets: Pets are like family members. If the person is allergic to you pet then maybe you have to see that you will have to choose between your pet and this person in the long run. Are you willing to do that?

In all are you willing to adapt to your loved ones asthma and allergies? Remember that the person having asthma and allergies can not choose not to have asthma and allergy, it is a life long commitment. It is not something you can ask them to stop doing.

Make some food and make sure to air out well before your guest arrive. Some people who have asthma react to cookery fumes. But remember that exhaust is bad too so you do not want the room full of that.

Go romantic!

/ Annelie


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10 Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”

Relationships

Very many relationships crash, in fact 50 % of all Norwegian marriages crash. I think many marry to easily not reflecting on if this is a person I can STAY married to? I have always asked myself that question when Meeting a man. Is this a person I could STAY married to? I have actually been asked this question a couple of times. You know the question: – Will you marry me? And then I have searched my heart and felt if the question: – Can I STAY married to this person? if it is answered correctly. I have said no so far. Mostly since many of the Things needed for STAYING married is not fulfilled. I feel marriage is not just getting married. It is not a day, marriage is the rest of the life. Many make such a fuss over the one day, of course it should be Nice. But marriage is actually not only that day, one should make more fuzz over the other parts answering the questions: – Will I be able to STAY married to this person? I feel marriage is not just getting married.  At least it is the way it should be. Marriage should not be like having a fling, one day on and over the next day. Marriage is With a best friend one love that special way, a person that is both a best friend and one is attracted to. A life friend. And also a person that if it is possible should be a good husband and a good dad. Marriage is about Family. It is about trust, faith in one another, love, co-working, both living and coping, one have to be able to feel well-being, togetherness and be able to solve problems together. It needs ability to communicate. Living together also means need to have well-being, one must like living together. Living With the good habits is easy enough, it is living With the bad habits that is not as easy. Specially communication and some other Things is hard to find. Today I got a New Facebook friend and through this person I found a site online talking about just those Things. It was Nice Reading since it took on stuff that I have thought of many times. Continue reading


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Fragrance Free intime zone

Your sex should be Fragrance Free!

PicBadge-No-FragranceAlready in the 1980’s we learned that fragrance have nothting to do in Your private parts! Fragrance was already back then known to be be the cause of rashes, eczema, allergies, infection and more. It was all over in the biggest newspapers and Magazines. And now in 2014 we know by Research that fragrance holds Chemicals that is also hormone disrupters, it damage sperm, is cause of cancer, Chemicals is transported from the mom to the unborn child and it impact the Health of the child, in addition to the old knowledge. Still when one browse the shelfs in the stores today one find almost nothing but fragrance Products for intime use.

  • Fragrance soap for Your sex
  • Fragrance shower soap / cream / gel
  • tampons containing fragrance
  • sanitary pads containing fragrance
  • fragrance in underwear fabric (or any fabric at all)
  • Products used for sex, like sex toys, underwear, lubricants and more
  • hair removal Products (shaving foam, wax, and such)
  • after shave
  • skin lotion

Are You lured by marketing powers?

In the intimate parts of the body there is a lot of sweat glands and the importance of good genital hygiene. Wash With a soap that is well suited for Your genitals. If you use strong soaps and soaps with perfume it can actually disrupt the natural balance of the region and there may be more odor.” by a Health care worker at Ung.no

This is really knowledge since many, many years. Do not be lured by the markerting of fragrance Products for You.

To all of You Readers. Do not use Fragrance in Your private parts (rather not at all)! All of You who produce such Products should care about Your customers and cut it out! And if You have a store,  do not sell the Products holding fragrance!

Take a stand! CARE! Take a stand for Health!

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Laughing, Emotions and Asthma

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En god latter forlenger livet

… er et gammel ordtak. Men det er ikke alltid sant for de med ashtma.

En fersk australsk studie utført ved University of New South Wales viste at latter er en astma trigger for over 40 p% av australierne med astma. En lignende studie utført ved New York University viste at latter er en vanlig astma trigger for over 50 % av personene som ble testet.

En latter kanskje ikke forkorter livet til en person som har astma, men kan faktisk føre til et astmaanfall. Spesielt når du har en dårlig astma periode.

For eksempel: om lag 40% av Austrailias 2.000.000 astmasjuke lever i frykt for å le på grunn av astma. Dette er ikke begrenset til Australia at det kan skje, men er et faktum for de fleste av oss som har astma.

Å le er spenning, entusiasme og oppegging, og spenning utløser stresshormoner, og stress er en kjent faktor for å utløse astmaanfall.

Om du i utgangspunktet er frisk och ikke har diagnosen astma får du ikke astmaanfall av følelser og stress som nevnt herover, men har du diagnosen astma kan du være i risikosonen for å drabbes når du utsettes for slik.

Følelser

En film som får deg å gråte, en krangel og kamp med din partner, stresset av arbeidsrelaterte tidsfrister, andre arbeidsrelaterte problemer og motgang, glede og sorg, sex og spenning kan få en person med astma å gispe etter luft. Sterke følelser som frykt, stress eller latter kan noen ganger føre til astma symptomer. Det gjelder både for voksne og barn.

Barn kan lett bli påvirket av høye nivåer av følelser. Fra anfall av knising til skrikende raserianfall, det kan gi effekter på barnets astma, men selvfølgelig også for voksne med sterkt skiftende humør.

Hvordan kan jeg stoppe stress fra å påvirke min astma?
Mens det er umulig å eliminere følelsesmessig stress fra livet ditt, kan du lære å redusere effekten og gjenkjenne potensielle symptomer som kan trenge litt symptombehandling.

  • Vær oppmerksom på ting, hendelser eller personer som legger stress i livet ditt, og arbeide på hvordan du reagerer på dem slik at du forblir roligere, og kanskje hvis nødvendig eliminere dem fra livet ditt.
    Erkjenne følelsene du har – dette er en teknikk som kan være effektive i å redusere deres innflytelse.
  • Hvis du kan, bør du fjerne deg fra stressende situasjoner og mennesker.
  • Finne konstruktive og positive måter å redusere ditt sinne, angst eller frykt.
  • Lær mer om astma, ta en aktiv rolle i omsorg for deg selv og ta kontroll.
  • Trening er en fin måte å avreagere, og er bra for deg også. Bare vær klar over at fysisk aktivitet kan også utløse astma så ikke tar den for langt.

Livet kan være en berg og dalbane av følelser slik at den beste tingen å gjøre er å være forberedt så mye du kan, og sammen med passende astma medisiner du kan ta kontroll over astmaen din.

Ha alltid akuttmedisin mot asthma med deg bare i tilfelle.

Ja

Jeg har faktisk opplevd det selv.

Hvis du finner astma merkelig, prøve å leve med det. ;) Det er som en eske konfekt, du vet aldri hva du får. ;)

/ Annelie

Dette blogginnlegget ble inspirert av en
nyhetsartikkel i The Daily Telegraph 24 august 2009
http://today.ninemsn.com.au/healthandbeauty/853457/laughter-triggers-asthma-attacks
www.asthmafoundation.org.au/

A good laugh extend your life

…is a old saying. But that is not always true for those with ashtma.

A recent Australian study performed at the University of New South Wales showed that laughter is an asthma trigger for over 40 % of Australians with asthma. A similar study carried out at New York University showed that laughter is a common asthma trigger for over 50 % of the subjects tested.

A laugh maybe not shorten the life of an asthma sick person but can in fact cause a asthma attack. Especially when having a bad asthma period.

For example about 40% of Austrailia’s 2 million Asthmatic fear laughing because of asthma. This is not limited to Australia, but is a fact for most of us having asthma.

Laughing is excitement and excitement triggers stress hormones, and stress is a known factor for triggering asthma.

Emotions

A movie making you cry, a fight with your partner, the stress of work related deadlines, other work related issues and hardship, joy and sadness, sex and excitement can leave a person with asthma gasping for air. Strong emotions like fear, stress or even laughter can sometimes lead to increased asthma symptoms.

Children can easily be affected by high levels of emotion. From fits of giggles to screaming tantrums; the effects on their asthma can be similar. But of course, even adults with many great high and lows is affected too.

If you are healthy and not diagnosed with asthma you will not have an asthma attack of emotions and stress as mentioned here, but are you diagnosed with asthma you may be at risk for astmaattacks when exposed to emotions and stress.

How can I stop stress from affecting my asthma?
While it is impossible to eliminate emotional stress from your life, you can learn to reduce the effect and recognise potential symptoms that may need some reliever medication.

  • Be aware of the things, events or people that add stress to your life, and work at how you respond to them so you remain calmer, and maybe if nessecary eliminate them from your life.
  • Acknowledge the feelings you are having – this is a technique that can be effective in reducing their impact.
  • If you can, remove yourself from stressful situations and people.
  • Find constructive and positive ways to reduce your anger, anxiety or fear.
  • Learn more about your asthma; take an active role in caring for yourself and staying in control.
  • Exercise Is a great way to let off steam, and is good for you as well. Just be aware of that excercise may also trigger asthma so do not over do it.

Life can be a roller coaster of emotions so the best thing to do is to be prepared as much as you can, and along with appropriate asthma medication you can take control of your asthma.

Always have your reliever with you just in case.

Yes

I have actually experienced it myself.

If you find asthma strange, try living with it. ;) It is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you are gonna get. ;)

/ Annelie

This blog entry was inspired from an
news article in The Daily Telegraph August 24, 2009
http://today.ninemsn.com.au/healthandbeauty/853457/laughter-triggers-asthma-attacks
www.asthmafoundation.org.au


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Valentines day and Asthma

Here is a little tip I found on the American Lung Association for everyone wanting a romantic Valentines day asthma insident free. It was so good I want to share it as is. I know Valentines is over now for this year, but maybe for the next and next and next…?

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Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day

February 13

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other how much you care. However, when you have asthma many traditional gifts can worsen symptoms and make it hard to breathe. The American Lung Association offers these tips that can help make your Valentine’s Day more asthma-friendly.

Low-pollen/No-pollen, Fragrance-free Flowers and Plants

Flowers are a traditional way to say “I love you”, but many varieties can cause asthma and allergy symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. However, this doesn’t mean your loved ones can’t enjoy fresh cut blooms or flowering plants. Here are some tips to make an asthma – and allergy-friendly selection that everyone can enjoy:

  • Fresh Flowers: Ask your florist to create a low pollen, low fragrant asthma-friendly bouquet. Check out Organic Bouquet which highlights some low-fragrant options.
  • Potted Plants: A container herb garden with parsley and thyme, or orchids, miniature roses and ivy are pollen-free choices. Be mindful that indoor plants can be a source of mold – a common asthma trigger. To avoid mold growth, do not overwater plants, keep them in a sunny spot and remove any dead parts immediately. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.

Fragrance-free Gifts:
Perfume, cologne and scented body products may help your sweetie smell nice, but the chemicals in both can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms. They can cause wheezing, nausea and headaches. Consider fragrance-free gifts, such as:

  • Unscented Bath Products: Give your loved one a basket full of unscented soaps, bath salts, lotions and shampoo. They are just as luxurious as their scented counterparts, but should not cause asthma symptoms.
  • Unscented Candles: Candles create a romantic atmosphere, but their scent can trigger asthma. Use the flameless, electric candles instead. They come in many sizes and provide a lovely glow.
  • Fragrance-free Spa Gifts: Who doesn’t love a day at the spa? Before purchasing a spa service ask if a fragrance-free option is available, including unscented oils, candles and lotions.

Learn more by visiting the American Lung Association asthma trigger page.

Select a Smoke-free Restaurant:
Cigarette and cigar smoke can trigger an asthma episode, so choose a smoke-free restaurant for that cozy dinner for two. Second-hand smoke can easily travel from the smoking section into the non-smoking section, so try to avoid restaurants that offer smoking sections.

Avoid Fireplaces:

The smoke caused by wood burning fireplaces can be an asthma trigger. Choose a restaurant without a fireplace. If not, sit as far away from the roaring fire as possible.

Select an Allergy- and Asthma-friendly Hotel:

Planning an overnight stay? Some hotels offer rooms that minimize allergens. They may be furnished with hardwood floors instead of carpet, have shades instead of fabric drapes, and use hypoallergenic linens. When making reservations ask if your hotel can accommodate the following:

  • Non-smoking Property: Choose a hotel that is completely smoke-free. Cigarette and cigar smoke can travel through the heating and cooling systems into your room. If a smoke-free hotel is not available, stay in a non-smoking room on a non-smoking floor.
  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Bedding: If you use a special pillowcase or mattress covers to reduce dust mite exposure consider bringing them with you. Hypoallergenic “sleep sacks” are designed to use when staying in hotels to protect you from allergens, and can be purchased at stores that sell bedding.
  • Fragrance-Free Rooms: If strong odors trigger your asthma, ask for a hotel room without scented soaps, lotions or cleaning products. If you are a houseguest, ask your host not to burn candles or incense, or use air fresheners.
  • Firelight: Planning a romantic dinner in front of the fire? Instead of a fire try placing flameless candles in or around the fireplace for mood lighting.

Here are a few more ways you can show your loved one how much you care.

  • If you smoke, make a plan to quit. Visit Freedom From Smoking Online for information to help you, a friend or family member quit smoking.
  • Get a flu vaccine. One of the main causes of asthma episodes is a respiratory infection like the flu. It’s not too late to get a flu shot – find out more about the flu.
  • Create a support community. Even caregivers could use a little help at times. The My Fighting For Air Community is a free and simple way for people with lung disease and their families to receive support from a personally created community of their family, friends, neighbors and others who care about them. Join the American Lung Association’s Online Support Community to meet others caring for individuals with lung disease.
  • Be active together. Exercise is important for everyone, including people with asthma. Participating in physical activities can be more fun with the ones you love. Learn how people with asthma can stay in the game by downloading the Staying Active with Exercise-Induced Asthma Checklist and creating an exercise plan with your health care provider.
  • Manage emotions. Emotions can run high for everyone on Valentine’s Day. Stress, excitement, anger, crying, and even laughing really hard can trigger an asthma episode. Practice deep breathing to help reduce stress and excitement. Remember to eat healthy and get plenty of rest. Click here for the American Lung Association’s tips on how to manage stress.

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Source: www.lung.org

For more information on lung health call the American Lung Association
HelpLine at 1-800-586-4872

American Lung Association
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004
T: 202 785 3355 | F: 202 452 1805


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Co-op Asthma, Allergy and Sensitivity

Joint Sensitivity

Do someone in your family or your friends got asthma or allergies? Then you got asthma and allergy as well.

Nuts!

She’s nuts you think? Well, you do not literally got asthma, allergy and sensitivity yourself if your better half, your children, aunt oncle friends a.s.o have it, but since your family member or friend have asthma, allergy and sensitivity then you should live like you have it yourself.

Clean out all that make your family member, relative or friend sick, throw away products that is bad for your them and replace them with allergy and asthma friendly products for all in the family to use. It benefits all family, and the person sensitive.

This way you help making your partner, relative, family member or friend being able to be healthier.

It is the best gift you can give.

This goes for all in the workplace, home and visitors.

Clean fresh air is the best you can give to your family, friends and collueges.


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Sex sense rules

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Disse sexvett reglene ble laget av LDO for russen, men jeg synes de passer for alle, både russ og alle aldre. At de er laget på fjellvettreglene gjør det bare kjekt. :)

SEXVETT REGLENE:

  •  1. Legg ikke ut på langtur uten trening. Bli kjent med din egen kropp før du har sex med andre!
  • 2. Meld fra til vennene dine hvor du går. I alkohol rus er det lett å gå seg vill!
  • 3. Vis respekt for andres grenser. Et nei, er et NEI!
  • 4. Vær rustet mot uønsket graviditet og seksuelt overførbare sykdommer selv på kortet turer. Bare kondom beskytter mot sykdommer. Lær deg hvordan du bruker den!
  • 5. Gå ikke alene. Ta vare på hverandre!
  • 6. Lær deg ditt prevensjonsmiddel å kjenne. Finn ut hva du skal gjøre dersom noe går galt! (husk at nødprevensjon skal tas så fort som mulig dersom prevensjonen svikter).
  • 7. Vend i tide – det er ingen skam å snu. Det er lov å si nei, for begge parter!
  • 8. Spar på kreftene! Avslutt festen i tide- og husk å få i deg nok søvn og mat for å ha det gøy dagen derpå!
  • 9. Lytt til erfarne fagfolk. Dersom du lurer på noe om kropp og seksualitet ring til SUSS på 800 33 866.

Source: http://idasofieslife.blogg.no/1336514974_sexvettregler_i_russe.html?c=1336554687945

Sex er fint, men det bør være sammen med noen en som i spesiell måte, nemlig kjærlighet, og det skal være helt frivillig for begge parter. Og jeg synes ikke man skal ha sex når man er veldig ung, man skal finne ut hvem man er selv og hva man liker før man drar av gårde og gjør noe som gjør et så stort avtrykk på sjela. Det kan være en god erfaring og det kan bli en mindre god erfaring, og i verste fall dårlig, om man velger feil partner.

In English

Those rules are based on the Norwegian mountain rules, and it gives it a little amusing twist at the same time as it is very informative. Those rules are originally made for the school graduates in Norway by LDO, but i find it suitable for all ages.

SEX Safety rules:

  •  1. Do not set off on a long trip without exercise. Get to know your own body before you have sex with others!
  • 2. Report it to your friends wherever you go. In alcohol intoxication, it is easy to get lost!
  • 3. Show respect for others’ boundaries. A no is a NO!
  • 4. Be prepared for unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, even on short trips. Only condoms protect against disease. Learn how to use it!
  • 5. Do not go alone. Take care of each other!
  • 6. Learn your birth control to know. Find out what to do if something goes wrong! (remember that emergency contraception should be taken as soon as possible if contraception fails).
  •  7. Turn back in time – it is no disgrace. It’s allowed to say no, for both parties!
  • 8. Save your energy! Final feast in time and remember to get enough sleep and food to have fun the next day!
  • 9. Listen to experienced professionals. If you have any questions about the body and sexuality SUSS call on 800 33 866 (Norway).

Source: http://idasofieslife.blogg.no/1336514974_sexvettregler_i_russe.html?c=1336554687945

Sex is nice, but it should be with someone one like in the special way, namely love, and it should and must be absolutely voluntary for both parts. And I do not think one should have sex at all when very young, but one should get to know oneself well, and know what one like before one go on doing something that make such a mark on ones soul. It can become a good experience, or a less good or even a really bad experience, it depends on how wisely you choose your partner.


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Hurt? – I smell nice, so what?

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Hvis noen ber om parfymefrihet, føler flere seg såret, irritert, defensiv. Man må forstå at det handler ikke om deg som person eller om ditt valg av duft, det handler om kjemikalier i produkter med duft som forurenser luften som alle må puste i og gjør flere syke akkurat som passiv røyk. Hvis du bruker det så tar du ikke kun et valg for deg selv, men for alle rundt deg. :-)

In English

If someone asks for freedom from expsure to perfume, many feel hurt, irritated, and on the defensive. One must understand that it’s not about you as a person or your choice of fragrance, it’s all about chemicals in products with fragrances that pollute the air that all breathe in and make them sick as passive smoke. If you use it then you are not just making a choice for yourself, but for everyone around you. :-)


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Asthma and sex

Some people experience having an asthma attack while having sex. This happens mostly because of the exercise that sex is, but also the excitement that sex is and give can make you or your partner have an asthma attack. If the person have anxiety having sex that can also cause problems. Just as negative stress can cause problems with asthma, positive stimuli also can give the same outcome. Because sex can be an intense emotional experience, sex can lead to a significant production of stimuli that trigger an immune system response through production of mast cells and basophils.  This is known as sexercise induced asthma. Sexercised induced asthma and exercise induced asthma is not the same thing. The exercise itself may cause an attack and is not due to the emotional excitement. excercise induced asthma is more like when you go for a hard walk, or run, and you get asthma from that. What happens is that your airways get hyper from the exercise and the bronchi cramps, you start to cough and some even experiences very hard asthma. If the asthmatic person is sensitive to perfume and the partner use perfume and/or are a smoker that could make it worse.

Many people probably do not think about asthma and sex together until one affects the other. Sex is an important part of many of our lives and asthma has the potential to significantly impact it. Does asthma affect your sex life? What do you do about it?

If this happens you should talk to your doctor about it. Yes, it may feel a little embarrassing to talk about it but that is exactly what you should do. If you do not your doctor can not help you.

I just talked to a woman some days ago that had those problems, and I gave her the advise to tell her doctor. She thought it was embarrassing, but I told her that it is absolutely such things she should tell her doctor. After much problems and a visit to the emergency room, she got acute medicine, and also finally subscribed better and stronger medicine.

It is very important that you tell your doctor about all such episodes that give you problems with your asthma. If your doctor do not get the whole picture he or she can not give you the right medicine and the right dose. And the right medicine and right dose of medicine is extremely important to be able to live an as asthma problem free life as possible.

Some asthmatics may experience symptoms at the beginning of intimate contact that prevents completion of sex, while others may experience asthma symptoms 4 to 6 hours after sex.

If you know you have this problem during sex, it could be a good thing to take medicines before the act to prevent bad episodes, or at least help making them less bad. If you get problems from your asthma while having sex it can also be a sign that your asthma is poorly controlled and you need more treatment.

Related topics to asthma and sex:

  • More commonly occurring with females is to be allergic to the partners seminal fluid, that can cause allergic reactions from mild to severe, and asthma attack. This is however very rare. This allergy was recognized by the Dutch gyneacologist Specken in 1958. If you get symptoms having sex without condom, and when you do use condom have no allergy or asthma attacks this can be what causes it.
  • Condom use – Latex allergy or allergy to lubricant used on condoms or with condoms can cause allergic reactions and asthma attack. Known as condom induced asthma.

Source of specific medical terms: nic.in


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Co-op Relationships and Friendship

Life is co-operation, it is give and take. How will it ever be possible to go through life in a long-term relationship of any kind if one do not talk together and with each other in a constructive, honest and nice way to gain a good outcome for both? It is not possible to do that without. It does not matter if it is a friend relationship, work relationship, flirt relationship, love relationship, parental – child relationship or what ever kind of relationship. Talking at a person is not co-op, it is a monologue that only put the other person down. It only push the other one a way. And it certainly do not create a productive togetherness.