You will be lying in bed or even asleep when you get this terrible knot usually in the calf but sometimes in the thigh or the arch of your foot. What causes a charley horse? It can be the result of sore muscles, a mineral deficiency or hormonal imbalance or even a process known as calcification, in which blood gets trapped in a muscle and hardens. There is a difference between charley horse and leg cramps. Leg cramps, especially in the elderly, often result when not enough blood gets to the muscles. A charley horse is likely to be caused by too much blood getting to the muscles ( there may be other causes as well). Cramp (involuntarily muscles movement) and charley horses attack in different ways. “Leg cramps usually occur while your are walking and will come more gradually, building as you use the muscle more but charley horse, on the other hand, comes more suddenly and isn’t necessarily related to physical activity or using the muscle. These tips may help – Take vitamin E and magnesium or Multi-vitamins and multi-minerals or eat fresh and washed raw vegetables and fruits.
How boastful is he,
Believing he is a Pundit!
To the lessons of the Vedas he listens,
But humility he does not acquire,
The Lord lives within,
That the blind cannot see,
Only the pure of heart, O Sami!
Shall find the Supreme.– Sufi poet of Sindh Sami (translated by Ghulam Ali Allana)
A holy man was having a conversation with the Creator one day and said— ‘Creator, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.’ The Creator led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but … Because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Creator said, ‘Now, you have seen Hell.’
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here each person was well-nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, ‘I don’t understand.’ ‘It is simple,’ explained the Creator. ‘It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.’
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For years, doctors tried to get patients to reduce fat and cholesterol, but it didn’t work. Even after strict control of fat and cholesterol people are still getting weight and heart attacks. But now new scientific research turned old theories upside down. Now the scientists know that Sugar, refine carbohydrates and starchy foods are more harmful than fat. All fats are not bad. Especially, coconut oil is good for heart patients. Other fats will go to store in body cells but the coconut oil is the medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) which is goes to liver and than immediately converted into energy. Therefore, when we eat coconut oil, the body uses it immediately. If you want to healthy and long life than avoid while flour, potato, rice, sugar and sugar products and reduce you intake of sodium (salt). Deep water fish is good for health.