Beyond the smell, Onion and garlic

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Syrians are one of the most infected people with global famous diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc. Such diseases are too expensive to treat and few can afford paying the high prices of their medicines. So, if you are one of those sick people this article will help you to find one of the most magnificent medicines the will never coast you more than 100 SP per week.

 

 

The onion and garlic plants are related to each other and originated in Asia. A variety of types exist of each of these vegetable, including small garlic and elephant garlic, red onions and yellow onions. Garlic and onions contribute flavor and texture to culinary dishes and medicinal compounds to herbal remedies. Ancient cultures utilized these vegetables for their benefits as we do today.

 

 

Active Components

 

The primary active compound in garlic is allicin, which gives the bulb its characteristic odor along with many of its healing benefits. Before garlic is crushed, it contains the odorless sulfur-containing chemical alliin, which converts to allicin upon crushing. Onions activate sulfur-containing compounds, mainly thiosulfinates including allicin, when they are processed, such as being minced or crushed via the enzyme alliinase. Onions also contain the flavonoid quercertin, which is found in a higher concentration in onions than any other fruit or vegetable.

 

 

Mechanism of Action

 

Allicin and other antioxidant compounds in garlic boost health by helping to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals damage your cells and are believed to contribute to numerous health conditions including heart disease and cancer, as well as the aging process, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. Antioxidants might prevent or reduce some of the damage by free radicals that is caused over time. Onions also boost health by helping to neutralize free radicals and contain flavonoids like quercertin that provide strong antioxidant action. Depending on the variety, onions also can contain the flavonoids kaempferol, found in leeks, and anthocyanins, found in red onions.

 

 

Garlic Research

 

Clinical research on garlic is promising in three main areas, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. The first is decreasing the progression of cardiovascular disease by helping reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Garlic also strengthens the immune system, which might help your body fight off disease and protect against cancer. Garlic also might help prevent the onset of the common cold. Garlic also is being studied for properties that might help protect against parasites like roundworm; antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial uses; and combating fatigue.

 

 

Onion Research

 

The top uses for onions supported by clinical data are preventing appetite loss and age-related changes in your blood vessels, such as with potential cholesterol-lowering effects, according to the World Health Organization. Clinical studies also demonstrate possible antihyperglycaemic effects, which might help you manage diabetes, but more research is needed, according to WHO. Onion also has been studied for use as a diuretic, treating bacterial infections like dysentery, treating ulcers, as an asthma aid, and promoting healing of wounds.

 

 

Cancer Prevention

 

The sulfur compounds found in onions and garlic protect cells from developing cancer, according to a 2004 study by researchers from the University of Naples. The study found the compounds may be particularly effective for preventing prostate cancer. Researchers said the results warranted further research, particularly because garlic and onions are frequently consumed vegetables that cause no side effects.

 

 

Immune System Support

 

The active compounds in garlic, onions and ginger enhance immune function, according to herbalist Susan Mead. She recommends adding them to culinary dishes daily to improve overall health. Fresh herbs contain more of the active compounds, and all three consumed together is more beneficial than consuming them individually, according to Mead.

 

 

Relieves Gastritis

 

Garlic and onion destroy a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining that causes stomach pain, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. The active compounds responsible for the health benefit are flavonoids, a type of antioxidant, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

 

 

Improves Cardiovascular Health

 

Garlic and onions inhibit platelet aggregation, improving blood flow and overall cardiovascular health, according to a 1999 study by researchers from the Faculty of Science in Kuwait. The study found that while both vegetables decrease blood clotting, only garlic’s effectiveness increases as higher levels of the herb are administered. Garlic reduces platelet aggregation by as much as 50 percent. Both vegetables produced more significant results in the raw form.

 

So go have some onion and garlic, eat them fast and forget about the smell, because you will wish you have borne the smell all day instead  of the bearing  the pain of falling sick.

 

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Syrians are one of the most infected people with global famous diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc. Such diseases are too expensive to treat and few can afford paying the high prices of their medicines. So, if you are one of those sick people this article will help you to find one of the most magnificent medicines the will never coast you more than 100 SP per week.

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The onion and garlic plants are related to each other and originated in Asia. A variety of types exist of each of these vegetable, including small garlic and elephant garlic, red onions and yellow onions. Garlic and onions contribute flavor and texture to culinary dishes and medicinal compounds to herbal remedies. Ancient cultures utilized these vegetables for their benefits as we do today.

Active Components

The primary active compound in garlic is allicin, which gives the bulb its characteristic odor along with many of its healing benefits. Before garlic is crushed, it contains the odorless sulfur-containing chemical alliin, which converts to allicin upon crushing. Onions activate sulfur-containing compounds, mainly thiosulfinates including allicin, when they are processed, such as being minced or crushed via the enzyme alliinase. Onions also contain the flavonoid quercertin, which is found in a higher concentration in onions than any other fruit or vegetable.

Mechanism of Action

Allicin and other antioxidant compounds in garlic boost health by helping to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals damage your cells and are believed to contribute to numerous health conditions including heart disease and cancer, as well as the aging process, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. Antioxidants might prevent or reduce some of the damage by free radicals that is caused over time. Onions also boost health by helping to neutralize free radicals and contain flavonoids like quercertin that provide strong antioxidant action. Depending on the variety, onions also can contain the flavonoids kaempferol, found in leeks, and anthocyanins, found in red onions.

Garlic Research

Clinical research on garlic is promising in three main areas, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. The first is decreasing the progression of cardiovascular disease by helping reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Garlic also strengthens the immune system, which might help your body fight off disease and protect against cancer. Garlic also might help prevent the onset of the common cold. Garlic also is being studied for properties that might help protect against parasites like roundworm; antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial uses; and combating fatigue.

Onion Research

The top uses for onions supported by clinical data are preventing appetite loss and age-related changes in your blood vessels, such as with potential cholesterol-lowering effects, according to the World Health Organization. Clinical studies also demonstrate possible antihyperglycaemic effects, which might help you manage diabetes, but more research is needed, according to WHO. Onion also has been studied for use as a diuretic, treating bacterial infections like dysentery, treating ulcers, as an asthma aid, and promoting healing of wounds.

Cancer Prevention

The sulfur compounds found in onions and garlic protect cells from developing cancer, according to a 2004 study by researchers from the University of Naples. The study found the compounds may be particularly effective for preventing prostate cancer. Researchers said the results warranted further research, particularly because garlic and onions are frequently consumed vegetables that cause no side effects.

Immune System Support

The active compounds in garlic, onions and ginger enhance immune function, according to herbalist Susan Mead. She recommends adding them to culinary dishes daily to improve overall health. Fresh herbs contain more of the active compounds, and all three consumed together is more beneficial than consuming them individually, according to Mead.

Relieves Gastritis

Garlic and onion destroy a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining that causes stomach pain, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. The active compounds responsible for the health benefit are flavonoids, a type of antioxidant, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Garlic and onions inhibit platelet aggregation, improving blood flow and overall cardiovascular health, according to a 1999 study by researchers from the Faculty of Science in Kuwait. The study found that while both vegetables decrease blood clotting, only garlic’s effectiveness increases as higher levels of the herb are administered. Garlic reduces platelet aggregation by as much as 50 percent. Both vegetables produced more significant results in the raw form.

So go have some onion and garlic, eat them fast and forget about the smell, because you will wish you have borne the smell all day instead  of the bearing  the pain of falling sick.

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Congratulation, you are pregnant!

This is the word you’ve been always waiting to hear, you’ll become a mom…

But, have you considered the sequences of this pregnancy? It’s a wonderful period of the woman’s life not doubt, yet it’s not going to be an easy journey.

 

In addition to the physical changes and fatigue during pregnancy, there are bigger and more important issues for pregnant women to deal with.

Under the pressures we have in our life one can only ask how does the psychological state of a pregnant affect her baby?

Actually, most women put their psychological state at the end of their concerns list when they are pregnant; they only care about the situation of the fetus, place and date of birth and the necessary equipments to receive it.

Usually gynecologists don’t interfere in psychological details and don’t ask or give the pregnant  any psychological advises and instructions in this difficult period, so if you are a pregnant woman you should get some psychological information through reading or perhaps through watching TV programs related to this topic if you can’t ask psychiatrist.

Recent Researches now prove that not only genetic factors determine the tempers and mood of the child, but more important is the environment provided by the mother to her fetus while still in her womb, so in addition to a balanced diet that contains all the nutrients and vitamins needed by the mother and her unborn child, and doing appropriate sport such as walking or before birth exercises, the pregnant woman also needs to pay attention to her psychological state.

Exposure to a lot of pressure leads to the secretion of certain hormones which pass to the fetus through the placenta, of course the last thing the mother wants is that her baby would get anxiety and stress.

Researchers said that severe emotional and psychological stress experienced by women during pregnancy and even before, could be a factor in the emergence of fetal deformity, as studies has indicated that strong psychological pressure during pregnancy, such as job loss, divorce or separation between spouses, or grief over a dead person can lead to abnormalities and malformations in the fetus, because stress causes the rise in the hormone Cortisone, which leads to increase the level of sugar in blood, and reduces the proportion of oxygen in the tissues, which are main factors in causing birth defects to the fetus and premature placental abruption, while emotional stability of the pregnant causes the regularity of the functions of her organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys and metabolism, blood flow and regularity of the hormone system and many more, which helps the body to do its duty towards the fetus (the new guest) and gives him food and oxygen through the placenta.

The positivity and passivity in the psychological condition of the pregnant can be determined by how she looks to the pregnancy itself, some women deal with their pregnancy as a normal physiological event, they simply interact with it and live all its stages with utmost happiness, other women believe in some false beliefs and fears that are related to the period of pregnancy, which makes them live this stage with a lot of fear, tension, anxiety and panic, which affects them and the fetus and so the husband.

Mothers who have competitive work atmosphere and quick performance behaviors, and have the determination to overcome the problems, their children often have the same mental state, it means they are sharp, alert children and have very strong reactions towards the environment they live in, but it does not necessarily mean that they are frequent crying and hard to calm them down.

When the mother has an emotional stress, anxiety or depression, the movement of the fetus becomes more active and less stable, and the greater the psychological pressure the less stable the movement of the fetus, because instead of enjoying quiet and safe sleep, the hormones that enter through the uterus cause inconvenience to the fetus, and if these pressures were constant, probably the baby would be nervous, doesn’t sleep easily, and perhaps suffers from excessive activity, also from bouts of colic which happens because that the baby is unable to regulate his crying as he is overly sensitive to the environment surrounding him, and reacts to its changes through crying. On other hand, as the period of pregnancy is difficult for the wife, it’s also difficult for the husband, as every psychological and physiological changes happen to the wife it will affect the husbands in one way or another, he will not pretend that he understands this change in his the wife behavior very well, but a husband who can afford to deal with his wife, he will be happy at the beginning then as the symptoms of pregnancy increase his patience began to run out, and feels as if this woman is not who he married.

 

Enjoy the pregnancy!
Life in any place is nothing but a challenge, but despite the crowds of people, crowded cars, and the many tasks carried out by the mother under the time constraints, you can enjoy your pregnancy. Keep in mind the following tips:

* The anxiety about your pregnancy or your baby will increase your blood pressure psychological; ask your doctor about all what is going on in your mind of questions.

* Read as much as possible, reading will help you to relax.

* Practice sport, sport will not only benefit the circulatory system and muscle (particularly the pelvic area that is supposed to be strengthened to facilitate birth), but sport also helps to lift your mood. Yoga Sport is nice, it does not only help you to relax, but also it relieves back pain.

* Tell your husband about your feelings especially the feelings of anger or distress, this moral support will help you psychologically.

* write your diary, it helps you to write the daily activities that you have done and to express your feelings, especially if you find it very difficult to revel.

* If people around you are trying to entertain you let them do so, you deserve it.

* The most important thing is that you should be happy! The happier you are, the you’re stronger your immunity system will get. Take the opportunity of happiness and enjoy it.

Porn Addiction

Do you spend your nights surfing through pictures or videos of naked men or women? Do you prefer to have to do your sexual acts alone although you have a wife? Do you really think that you spend more time looking for old porno movies, black and white porno photos and/ or new sexual methods than what you spend looking for educational or other types of useful information? Do you find the sexual porno comic stories hotter than your wife or girl friend? If all or most of your answers to the aforementioned questions were ‘yes’ then you are ‘Porn Addict’.

Despite the bad and unacceptable state of the internet in Syria, many people or let us say the majority of internet users in Syria used to browse porn websites while they are doing their work. This is normal, everyone in the world loves to see naked nice people, the unnormal thing, however, is to adopt such a habit and depend on it to get satisfaction or to compare it with the reality. This is what we are facing in Syria, since the internet is available for everyone, and no one can control its content, so if teenagers are left to satisfy themselves through using such websites, they will become addicts, especially when they live in such a strict society like ours.

 

Timeline

Pornography addiction used to spread through viewing and archiving porn magazines and videos. However, these days, porn addiction has new and frighteningly powerful carriers: the Internet, smart phones, live chat and social media.

Porn addicts today can feed their porn hunger through viewing online still photos, downloading porn videos or through having webcam sex (paid and unpaid).

Some use the internet to simply view images while others eventually end up using the internet as a way to meet with anonymous sexual partners. Although, smart phones offer some addicts instant phone-based porn downloads along with on-demand live video streaming of sexual activities, while Facebook can leave some cruising images and profiles for hours at a time.

 

What is porn addiction?

Similar to someone with a chemical or drug addiction, porn addiction tends to replace important relationships and commitments with its “drug” of choice: pornography. Pornography addicts tend to isolate themselves when engaging in their sexual acts. They can typically spend many hours or even days lost in two-dimensional images and videos.

While nonsexual internet addiction can also be painfully isolating and causes real life consequences to the person addicted to online gambling or fantasy games; internet porn addiction also carries a moral stigma and it is very likely that important love and sex relationships will be negatively affected.

While some sex and porn addicted use compulsive masturbation as a part of their acting out, others engage only minimally in the sex act itself but, nonetheless, end up losing themselves in the endless sexual images and sites found online.

 

Signs of porn addiction can include:

• An inability to stop the behavior(s) and porn use despite previous attempts to do so.

• Anger or irritability if asked to stop.

• Hiding or attempting to keep secret all or parts of the porn use.

• Living a double or secret life related to porn.

• Continuing the behavior despite obvious consequences, such as a relationship or job loss.

• Getting lost in the process porn use (i.e., spending more time than intended, losing count of time).

 

 

Getting Better

Recovery from porn addiction requires honesty and outreach. For those addicted to porn and sexual acts, honesty begins by finding someone knowledgeable and working in sexual addiction therapy and admitting the entire problem to them without omitting the embarrassing or humiliating parts.

Getting help with porn addiction can feel shameful, embarrassing or humiliating, but those feelings have to be tolerated when the greater concern is that the pornography addictions will significantly affect the life of the sex addict or in the lives of those he/she loves.

The sex addict involved in internet porn addiction should acknowledge his/ her problem to make a change, a decision that often comes much later than their partners would like to or can tolerate.

 

Porno addiction rehab help tips

Below is a list of a few tips for dealing with porn addiction:

• Talking about the issues in detail with a trusted friend or therapist who will be as honest with you as you are honest with them.

• Making an addiction prevention plan to be carried out when tempted.

• Putting tracking devices on your smart phone and computer so others (best not a spouse) can monitor your online behavior.

• Knowing the signs of porn addiction, both general signs and those specific to you.

• Knowing the stages of porn addiction.

If you think that it is not easy or suitable to talk about such addiction during the current crisis in Syria, then you are wrong. This addiction is more dangerous than any other addiction; because it takes our society apart, it destroys our social relationships and establishes the bases for a much more self-centered lifestyle making it harder to build a good and healthy society.

Top ten end-of-the-world predictions

No matter what your beliefs are, you definitely believe that the world is going to end someday. That is why everyone of us dreams about knowing when and where this supposed end will happen, this need pushes many people around the world to try to uncover the date and to predict the supposed time, many of them had built his predictions on some spiritual signs, others have built them on some mathematical formulas, but all of them has adopted the religious signs to find out the dates. Actually some predictions are so interesting because they are accompanied by some interesting events. This week we will review the world’s top ten predictions of the end of the world.

I. Harold Camping’s prediction that the world will end Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, is not his first such prediction. In 1992, the evangelist published a book called 1994? Which proclaimed that sometime in mid-September 1994, Christ would return and the world would end? Camping based his calculations on numbers and dates found in the Bible and, at the time, said he was “99.9% certain” that his math was correct. But the world did not end in 1994. Nor did it end on March 31, 1995. Another date Camping provided when September 1994 passed without incident. Or earlier this year on May 21, when camping spurred a nationwide marketing campaign to warn people that the world was ending. “I’m like the boy who cried wolf again and again, and the wolf didn’t come,” Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1995. “This doesn’t bother me in the slightest.”

II. William Miller is perhaps the most famous false prophet in history. In the 1840s he began to preach about the world’s end, saying Jesus Christ would return for the long-awaited Second Coming and that Earth would be engulfed in fire sometime between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844. He circulated his message in public gatherings and by using the technologies of the day posters, printed newsletters and charts. Moved by those messages, as many as 100,000 Mille rites sold their belongings between 1840 and 1844 and took to the mountains to wait for the end. When that end didn’t come, Miller changed the date to Oct. 22. When Oct. 23 rolled around, his loyal followers explained it away yet again and went on to form the Seventh-day Adventist movement.

III. Just before sunset on Feb. 28, 1963, residents of northwestern Arizona watched what the Arizona Republic called a “strikingly beautiful and mysterious cloud” glide across the desert. That same day, Pentecostal pastor William Branham-who founded the post–World War II faith-healing movement-climbed Sunset Mountain and claimed he, met with seven angels who revealed to him the meaning of the seven seals from the Book of Revelation. Days later, Branham returned to his congregation at the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, Ind. He preached seven sermons in seven nights, explaining the meaning of the seals and the seven visions he had received, leading him to predict that Jesus would return to Earth in 1977. He did not live to see the day. In December 1965, as Branham was driving with his family in Texas, a drunk driver smashed into his car. Branham died six days later, on Christmas Eve.
IV. In the tumultuous years that followed the Protestant Reformation, myriad radical sects emerged, preaching an apocalyptic, millenarianism creed that perturbed even theological dissidents like Martin Luther. The Anabaptists derived their name from the Latin for “one who baptizes over again” and rejected most forms of political organization and social hierarchy in favor of an idealized theocratic commonwealth. In the 1530s, riding on a crest of peasant revolts, a clutch of Anabaptists assumed control of the German town of Munster and hailed it as a New Jerusalem awaiting the return of Christ .But the situation in Munster was far from the ideal Christian commonwealth. Jan Bockelson, a tailor from the Dutch city of Leiden, declared himself the “Messiah of the last days,” took multiple wives, issued coins that prophesied the coming apocalypse and in general made life hell for everyone in the city (except for a few fellow proselytizers who lived lavishly — and, according to some accounts, in a great state of debauch). The Anabaptists’ hold over Munster ended in a bloody siege in 1535. Bockelson’s genitals reportedly were nailed to the city’s gates.

V. If you follow Hal Lindsey, you’ve probably changed the “end of the world” date in your calendar several times. His Late Great Planet Earth, which was the best-selling nonfiction book of the 1970s, predicted that the world would end sometime before Dec. 31, 1988. He cited a host of world events-nuclear war, the communist threat-as reasons the end times were upon mankind. His later books, though less specific, suggested that believers not plan on being on Earth past the 1980s, then the 1990s and, of course, the 2000s. But Lindsey did more than just wrongly predict the end of days; he popularized a genre of prophecy books.

VI. In the Christian tradition, the number 666 is described as the “mark of the beast” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. So it was no surprise that Europeans worried as the year 1666 approached. It didn’t help that the year before; a plague had wiped out about 100,000 people, a fifth of London’s population, leading many to predict the end of times. Then on Sept. 2, 1666, a fire broke out in a bakery on London’s Pudding Lane. The fire spread and over three days burned more than 13,000 buildings and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. But in the end, fewer than 10 people perished in the blaze, which, while catastrophic, was not the end of the world.

VII. The onset of World War I freaked a lot of people out. But it was especially trippy for the Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society, a group that’s now called Jehovah’s Witnesses. The society’s founder, Charles Taze Russell, had previously predicted Christ’s invisible return in 1874, followed by anticipation of his Second Coming in 1914. When WW I broke out that year, Russell interpreted it as a sign of armageddon and the upcoming end of days or, as he called it, the end of “Gentile times.” History proved otherwise.

VIII. David Koresh led his Branch Davidian sect, an unsanctioned offshoot of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to its doom in a compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993. How did he do that? He convinced his followers that he was Christ and that they should hole up at what was called the Mount Carmel Center to prepare for the end of the world. Their ideas were based on the beliefs of an earlier Adventist splinter group.

IX. When authorities learned that the Branch Davidians were allegedly holding a trove of weapons on the site and that there were possibly instances of abuse of women and children, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search on the compound in February 1993. The Davidians fought back; four agents were killed as well as six members of the sect. Koresh persuaded his followers to remain at Mount Carmel and refuse to surrender. For 50 days, a tense standoff ensued. On April 19, the FBI stormed the compound, a fire erupted (the source of which is still debated), and dozens of Davidians, including Koresh, died in the building.

X. It was the day that was supposed to finally prove what Luddites and other tech haters had been saying for so long: computers- not sin or religious prophecy come true-will bring us down. For months before the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, analysts speculated that entire computer networks would crash; causing widespread dysfunction for a global population that had become irreversibly dependent on computers to hold, disseminate and analyze its most vital pieces of information. The problem was that many computers had been programmed to record dates using only the last two digits of every year, meaning that the year 2000 would register as the year 1900, totally screwing with the collective computerized mind. But it just wasn’t so. Aside from a few scattered power failures in various countries, problems in data-transmission systems at some of Japan’s nuclear plants (which did not affect their safety) and a temporary interruption in receipt of data from the U.S.’s network of intelligence satellites, the new year arrived with nothing more than the expected hangover.

XI.
The year 2012 means many things to many people, few of which bring good news. A New Age belief cites 2012 as the year humans will undergo a physical and spiritual transformation, while some people predict that sometime that year, Earth will collide with a black hole or a planet named Nibiru. But perhaps the most popular belief is attributed (falsely, many scholars argue) to the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar from the ancient Mayan civilization. Interpretations suggest that the fourth world, in which we live now, will end on Dec. 21, 2012. This belief inspired the disaster movie 2012 starring John Cusack, in which a tsunami tosses the aircraft carrier U.S.S. John F. Kennedy onto Washington, crushing the White House and killing the President (played by Danny Glover).
The top ten are not the whole predictions but they are the most famous ones. So, don’t you think you should start your studies to site your own predictions?

Old traditional beliefs about pregnancy in Syria

Syrians are social people; they take care of their families and their parents. In Syria you can meet with the old generation and the young ones, all of them respect the principles of the other.

Just like every civilization, people in Syria have their own traditions and methods that help them to go on in life, such methods have very powerful impact on them; many of Syrians follow them as holly instructions, they use them in all fields of life and they consider the people who said it as messengers.

We will talk today about pregnancy and the traditional beliefs of the people regarding it.

 

The night of (Ordering the baby)

The majority of the Syrians believe that if a man ‘order his baby’ one night before al-Adha Eid, then the boy will get birth with six or more than five fingers. Funny, but they believe it as a presupposition, they believe that if a man imagined a woman when he is having sex with his wife the boy will become a homosexual! Many people believe that if you ordered the baby during the night before Saturday the baby will be a big lire and womanizer. Don’t order the baby under a fruit tree because the baby will be a mule and stubborn! The best nights to ‘order a baby’ are Thursday nights; the baby will be smart good thinker or genius.


Cravings:

Cravings in our issue means: when a woman starts her first or second month of pregnancy, she will feel that she needs a specific type of food, or she wants to do something so wired. So, according to the traditional public science in Syria (cravings) indicates many points and facts; when woman cravings to eat sour foods she is supposed to have a baby boy, craving for sweet delicious foods mean that she is pregnant with a baby girl. Cravings according to the Syrian old people are the stage that depend on to identify everything about the baby and the woman type; so when a woman is in the cravings period-if we can call it-she should kiss the nice and beautiful boys and girls in order to get a nice and beautiful baby she should kiss them and pinch the upper left side of her abdomen, by this way only she will get as beautiful baby as the one she kissed. On the contrary, if she cravings for a sort of food that she couldn’t get or eat she shouldn’t touch any part of her body, why? According to them-the older people-she will have a baby with something similar to the food on his/her body, for example, if she cravings to eat a strawberries, but she could get some, and exactly after this craving , she scratched her cheek the baby will have a red, dotted, prominent, and big mole on his/her cheek.

Cravings traditions are so wired and shocking, such as, if she-during the cravings period-hates her husband the most that she can’t bare seeing him next to her or even smiling his perfume, or hearing his voice, then she is full in love with him, it is obvious that they consider the feeling during the cravings will turn upside down.

 

Doctors opinions:

If she likes sour tastes more in the second and third trimesters than in the first trimester or before pregnancy. Like a preference for sweet tastes, a sour preference helps women get a more varied diet later in pregnancy so they can get enough calories; yen for sour foods also seems to explain the classic pickle craving. And since fruit is typically a combination of sweet and sour tastes, it also explains why fruit is the most common pregnancy craving.

If she is showing an increased preference for salty tastes, which would include foods like potato chips and pickles (again!) as their pregnancy went along. During pregnancy, a woman’s blood volume increases, so this taste change may be tied to her greater need for sodium.

If she has an intensified perception of bitterness during the first trimester, Scientists suspect that being able to isolate bitter tastes during pregnancy is an evolutionary protection, because many toxic plants and fruits taste bitter. This taste change helps warn pregnant women against consuming poisons, such as alcohol, during critical phases of fetal development, agrees Dr. Duffy. Interestingly, the aversion to bitter tastes typically lessens by the third trimester, when the crucial phases of fetal development have ended.

 

How did they predict the gender of the baby?

According to old people, the body of the pregnant woman will tell everything about the baby, so if she used to sleep on her lift side then she is holding a baby girl while, the right side indicates that she is holding a baby boy. They look to her heel if its color is greenish so she is holding a baby boy if not so it is a girl, another shocking tradition is that if she hated her husband very much during the pregnancy so she is holding a baby boy if not so it is a girl. They said that if the baby was energetic and kicks his mother most the time, so it should be a baby boy, and if she used to feel that there is a hair in her mouth after four months of pregnancy so she is having a baby girl. The beautiful sign of having a baby boy is that she will look so beautiful, sexy, and hot. While if she is holding a girl her body will become too fat and will got a swell face.

What we have already read was funny and interesting it seems weird but here in Syria the majority believes in it.

Now we will talk about how the hell did they managed to choose the gender of the baby without any medical tests or researches?

They believed in nothing but food and body so, they advise the woman who used to give birth to females only, to eat sweet foods ten days before the full moon then she should fast five days, then she should ask her husband to do his work with her, so after the flood attack her she should sleep on her right side till the morning, so she will have a baby boy. They advised the woman to stop eating green apples if she wants to get baby boy.

They managed to solve the Infertility:

No matter what the reason was, they used to advice many things that could surprise you.

They used to give a new born baby to the sterile woman to put it into her clothes and to move him/her down and up seven times then she will get pregnant. Sometimes they used to press her breasts with very tight bra for one month then she will get pregnant!

Those wired habits or traditions were the therapy at that time, and we were told that all those traditions are true and that they solved and are still solving the problems, they have never been wrong.

‘Woman + Car’ a recipe for trouble

Driving is a joy, driving in traffic is ok, but driving behind a female driver is an adventure! Is it right that woman can’t drive safely or is it just a manly myth?

Baladna, Tareq Neman

As we all know, or let me say: As most of us know, driving behind a woman’s car is a suitable work for low-blood pressure people, because it will raise your blood pressure in no time at all, it will push men to learn new curses, especially when they pretend that you are not there, or when they can’t see your van or bus! Imagine , the streets of Damascus, and I’m talking about Damascus only because it has the highest percent of driving women in Syria, streets are narrow and crowded, traffic is the only thing that you can see, smoke is filling the place, it is summer time at 4pm , the sun is making your car nothing short of a microwave , and a small car is waddling to the right and to the left  in front of you, its speed is 20km/h while the speed limit on the street is 60 or 80 km/h what would you do?! sometimes you will use the horn once then twice then and repeatedly, but no use, you will think that she is deaf but you will discover that she is not when she raises her hand to ask you through here rear mirror “WHAT?!”, as if she was right and you are asking her to break the rule! You will try to use the lights to make here change the lane to the right side of street to allow you to pass, but you will see her pushing the rear mirror up to avoid your savage move! So as a final choice you will decide to pass her from the right side and once you start your move she will go to the right without any deliberate intention! Here at this moment you lose your temper and start to curse and spell all kinds of bad words even if you were some kind of an angel!

Anyway, this five minutes or more will make your day, sometimes we meet with very committed female drivers, they use the horn, they know the traffic lights and signs, they know how to read the lanes on the streets and know how to park their cars, but the problem is that they are females! So they are emotional, and emotional people can’t make right decisions at the right time, so you may notice some women using the right turning signal1 km before the turn, while some of them use it exactly after the turn because they forgot to so before and they don’t want to be seen as a bad drivers in case someone noticed that!!

If the woman fought with her husband or boy friend, she will consider that all men are the same, and will take revenge of all drivers on the street. she will never listen to the horns, she will drive slowly or fast according to the mood, she will use the high beam at night, because men are not faithful, you will meet with a female driver that uses something to hold the steering wheel because she has a bacteria phobia, so in order to control the steering wheel she will drive slowly on the highway. Sometimes you will meet with women who afraid of the loud voices so once you use your horn they will stop in the middle of the street and will put her hands over their ears and cry, I will never talk about the way they park the cars. Anyway, i am not prejudiced against the female drivers, but according to researches; women drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident. Researchers looked at 6.5million car crashes and found a higher than expected number of accidents between two female drivers. They also discovered that women have a tough time negotiating crossroads, T-junctions and slip roads. The results are even more surprising, given that men spend more time behind the wheel than women. On average, men drive 60 per cent of the time, and women 40 percent, the results indicate that in certain crash scenarios, male-to-male crashes tend to be under-represented and female-to-female crashes tend to be over-represented. So in order to be more professional driver –not adventurer or driving a car while reading all kinds of holly prayers- you, as a female, should follow some instructions;

Don’t run out of fuel. Get into the habit of filling the car when the tank’s half empty rather than waiting for the warning light.

Check fluid levels regularly. The handbook will show you how, and tell you the specification of oils, antifreeze… etc.  Don’t think that the car is your husband, it will never refresh by its own efforts.

Check the tiers condition and pressure regularly. Get damaged or excessively worn tiers renewed, and don’t forget to check the spare while. You can use your feet if you are afraid from getting dirty but you should check them every morning, getting faults diagnosed and fixed promptly is better than waiting for them to get worse or hoping they’ll go away.

If a warning light stays on, in some cases you can keep driving safely, but of course the warning lights are not to decorate your car. Go to the expert.

 

Parking

–         Look for car parkimgs displaying the ‘Park Mark’ logo.

–         Wait until you’re close to the car before unlocking it, and if the car design allows it, unlock the driver’s door only.

–         If you parked on the street choose a busy, well-lit place, and have your car keys ready as you return to the car.

 

On the street:

–         Try not to avoid others and feel responsible.

–         Try to know more about what men call it ‘drivers’ communication language’ and don’t suppose that every light beam use is an abuse.

–         When you see a car with a male driver; don’t deal with it depending on ‘the driver is nice’ or don’t just try to deal with it as a machine with a specific way to drive.

The last note that I wish all women should know is that driving a car is an art, not a challenge that we have to win.

The unspoken language of affection

There is no healthy man on earth can
talk and communicate without moving, waving or using his hands, legs or face
gestures, if you don’t believe me just try to talk to someone by using your
lips only; don’t move your eyes don’t wave your hands and don’t point with your
finger, try it, and it will be just like hell because you will talk more to
explain, while he or she will feel that he/she does not understand you. Why? Because
people are used to explain everything they can express by words with their
moves and gestures. They are used to it because they have been raised depending
on such moves and gestures; as for example when the mother wants to feed her 8
months old baby she can’t ask him / her to open the mouth so she (the mother)
opens her mouth and the baby will mimic the act, and will open the mouth.

This week you will have the chance
to learn the most magnificent science, you will learn the vocabularies of
reading people’s real thoughts and knowing if they are lying or not, if they
like or hate us, or if they are pretending that they do. Such a science is so
helpful because it helps us to manage our negotiations, make successful deals
in a very short time, and read others’ minds to know wither they are cheating
or not.

Flirting,
courtship, dating and mating

sexual body language

Many signals in flirting, dating and
mating body language are covered in the general translation signals, and the
fundamental principles of social/work body language also apply to the
development or blocking of sexual relationships.

There are some differences which can
completely change the nature of a signal given in a sexual context. Sitting
opposite someone is an example, which is confrontational at work, but is often
intimate and enabling for sexual and romantic relationships: full constant
eye-to-eye contact is helpful for intimacy, as is full frontal facing between
male and female for obvious reasons.

Personal space must also be
considered in a different way in social-sexual situations compared to work and
non-sexual situations: At work, the primary consideration is given to
respecting the personal zones and not invading closer than the situation
warrants. In a sexual flirting context however, personal space becomes the
arena for ritual and play, and within reason is more of a game than a set of
fixed limits.

Dancing is further example of how
body language operates at a different level in sexual-social situations.
Different tolerances and tacit (implied) permissions apply. It’s a ritual and a
game which humans have played for thousands of years.

Dancing relates strongly to the
attention stage of the dating/mating/courtship process. In many ways courtship
echoes the selling and advertising model AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, and
Action).

Knowing about flirting body language
is useful in a favorable environment.

Female indications of interest in a
male

Females have very many ways of
attracting attention to themselves than males, and so are able to express
interest and availability in far more ways than males tend to do.

Female interest in males is
relatively selective. Male interest in females is by comparison constant and
indiscriminate.

Here are the most common female
flirting body language signals and meanings, according to experts on the
subject:

Eye contact – anything more than a
glance indicates initial interest.

Eye catch and look away –
establishing eye contact then looking away or down is said by many experts to
be the standard initial signal of interest designed to hook male reaction. The
reliability of the signal meaning is strengthened when repeated and/or
reinforced with longer eye-contact.

Eye-widening – interest,
simultaneously increasing attractiveness/appeal.

Eyelash flicker – subtle movement of
eyelashes to widen eyes briefly.

Pupil dilating – interest, liking
what is seen, arousal.

Looking sideways up – lowering head,
slightly sideways, and looking up – also known as doe-eyes, with eyelashes
normally slightly lowered – displays interest and vulnerability/coyness, most
famously employed by Diana Princess of Wales, notably in her interview with
Martin Bashir in battle for public sympathy following her split with Prince
Charles.

Shoulder glance – looking sideways
towards the target over the shoulder signals availability, and hence interest.

Moistening lips – lips are
significant in signaling because (psychologists say) they mimic the female
labia, hence the potency of red lipstick (suggesting increased blood flow) and
moistening/licking the lips.

Parted lips – significant and potent
attraction signal.

Flicking hair – often combined with
a slight tossing movement of the head.

Showing inner wrist or forearm – a
soft vulnerable area and erogenous zone.

Straightening posture – standing
taller, chest out, stomach in – a natural response to feeling the urge to
appear more appealing.

Self-touching – drawing attention to
sexually appealing parts of the body; neck, hair, cleavage, thigh, etc. –
additionally self-touching is said to represent transference/imagining of being
touched – and of course demonstration of what it would be like for the target
to do the touching; teasing in other words.

Standing opposite – normally a
confrontational positioning, but in flirting allows direct eye contact and
optimizes engagement. Refer also to personal space rules: less than 4ft between
people is personal; less than 18 inches is intimate and only sustainable when
there is some mutual interest and attraction, especially when direct facing and
not in a crowded environment. N.B. Crowded environments distort the personal
space rules, where implied permissions (e.g., for public transport and dense
crowds or queues) override normal interpretations.

Leg twine – a tight-leg cross
‘aimed’ (combined with eye contact) at a target, or when sitting one-to-one,
increases sexual allure since it emphasises leg shape and tone. When employed
flirtatiously, female leg crossing and uncrossing also has obvious sexual
connotations and stimulates basic urges in males.

Shoe-dangling – positive signal of
relaxation or of greater promise, especially if the foot thrusts in and out of
the shoe.

Pouting – pouting involves
tightening the lips together; the tongue rises to the roof of the mouth as if
ready to swallow. Pouting displays various emotions, not always a sexual one,
for example projection of the lower lip indicates upset. An attraction pout
looks more like the initial forming of a kiss.

Picking fluff – removing fluff,
hair, etc., from the target’s clothes is playing in the intimate personal space
zone, in which the fluff picking is merely a pretext or an excuse.

Fondling cylindrical objects –
phallic transference, for instance using pens, a dangling earring, a wine glass
stem, etc.

The above are the most common
gestures and signals that you may face and see while talking to a new or old
girl or man.  Memorize them study them
more than one time , keep them in mind , and you will swim in the sea of the
lovers and the people who believe that you are the best mind reader all over the world.