Bottom Buddy Review

How do Obese, Handicapped People Who Can’t Reach their Bums Wipe?

Answering a call of nature  and being able to clean up afterwards always felt so easy and relieving for me until I started working at a hospice. Here, I learnt that not everybody cleans up after defecation let alone doing it with ease. It is usually a nightmare for most obese, sickly and elderly people who are not able to reach their butts. They are also too embarrassed when you offer to help them do it.

Thanks to innovation, tools that aid in cleaning up for such people for example the bottom buddy are in the market. These tools are able to reach where the victim cannot.  The Bottom Buddy which gives people their independence and dignity back.

Features of this bum wiping aid buddy

  • Stronger, re-engineered handle – It has a special curved handle that comfortably fits in the hand. It is long enough at 11 inches and can therefore reach the behind so well.
  • Exclusive release button – this is for releasing the used tissue or wipes after you are done.
  • Use with any tissue or wipe
  • Light weight making it very portable.
  • Storage bag – this makes it easier to travel discreetly with the toilet aid.

How to Use the bottom buddy toilet tissue aid

This toilet aid has a soft, flexible head with 3 petals like sections that can easily pull back to allow you insert toilet paper or wet wipes. They are capable of securely holding the wiping material. Once inserted, the tissue or wipes will completely cover the head. You can now use the handle to reach your butt area and wipe. For better results, you can first pass the wiping material in front back direction once to remove bulk of the dirt. Press the release button and reload the bottom buddy. Now wipe again using fewer sheets until satisfactorily clean. When done, press the button behind the handle. It will engage a rod that pushes out the soiled tissue. That’s how easy to use this rod is!

Pros of the bottom Buddy

  1. As its name suggests, it is a true buddy to the butt. This is because it is long enough to reach the butt area. Its length also helps in avoiding any unhygienic messes such as touching poo.
  2. It helps prevent the irritation that is caused by an improperly wiped butt since it guarantees complete cleanliness.
  3. It can be used by people with all sorts of disabilities including spinal injuries, post operation people and arthritis. Heavily pregnant women can also use this tool when they cannot reach their butt.
  4. The bottom buddy can be used to wipe front, back and sideways.

Cons of this toilet aid tool

  • For people with severe arthritis severe arthritis, this toilet aid may be inefficient as it requires the press of a button which may cause tremendous pain to the user.
  • Some people who have used it say that the release button is weak and easily falls off rendering the tool useless.
  • Another issue that has been raised by users is that it does not release tissue as it is meant to. Such situations eventually turn gross.

It is no doubt that the bottom buddy is a good and worthy investment. It only needs a little tweaking to address the issues that have been raised by its users.

 

 

 

Valentines Gift for My Grandfather who has Parkinson’s

My grandfather has Parkinson’s disease and during this year’s Valentine’s Day, I want to surprise him with gifts that he will live to remember. So over the past few weeks, I have been scouring both online and offline stores looking for gifts for Parkinson’s that befit this man whom am named after. But why you may wonder. You see this is a man whom I today credit for my character, mannerisms, education and all. Were it not for Parkinson’s, maybe we would be co-working with him on this blog. He is that guy who really knows how to inspire one and motivate them till they scale to where they would want to be. He is a cool guy who will walk with you throughout your challenges, help you become a man and still steer you to greatness when you think you have seen and tested it all. So here are the gift ideas that I have scoured:

  • Liftware level spoon

Of late the PD tremors are really driving him nuts and I think it is high time I got him the liftware level spoon by Google to stabilize the tremors. From my research what the spoon does is that it counteracts the tremors such that the patient is still able to eat comfortably despite how trembling their hands might be doing.

  • Weighted Pen

My grandfather as I mentioned earlier is a writer worth his salt and has penned many eBooks under his pen name. Right now, unfortunately, he is not able to do so because of the hand tremors. It is pitiful seeing him in that state because as I creative, I know so well how one who writes how bad it is when a health complication forces you to stay without writing. I really makes you feel awful.

So what I will do is that I will also get him a weighted pen for writing and will then see what effect it will have on stabilizing his handwriting on paper.

  • Compression Vests

One of the research papers that went through said that weighted garments can really have positive effect on anxiety what the weighted blankets and compression vest do is, that they somehow exert pressure on the patient’s body such that they feel as though they are getting a tight hug. This stabilizes their movements and make them less anxious so this is what I am going to do, since the weighted blankets are rather too expensive for me to afford at this time, I will have to do with a weighted compression vest .I have seen one by fun and function which is reputable company as far as this type of garments is concerned.

Tips of learning Golf: What is the best way to learn golf?

Do you need to be taught to play golf for you to learn how to play golf?

In my opinion, the best way to learn playing golf is grabbing your clubs and going to the golf course and start playing. There is no amount of training that can teach you how to play the game. If you go to the golf course and hit a bad shot and keep playing you will be able to perfect the art of playing. I started playing golf two decades ago and I am handicap 13 and I have never had a single lesson or swing psychoanalysis or any of that stuffs. I just grabbed my golf bag and started practicing the game and swing techniques until I perfected the game.

There are those who have been trained by professionals to play golf and it is not a bad idea. Nonetheless, you can be self taught and opt to do the following issues so as to become the best professional. The options entail:

  • Buy a copy of Ben Hogan’s 5 Lessons: The Modern Fundamental of Golf and read
  • Practice and continue practicing.

You can practice small and start with few procedures such as chipping, putting, and hitting shots that are less than 100 yard before you can start doffing balls with a driver.

  • Play with those golfers that are better, experienced, and superior than you. It can be frustrating for some experienced players to play with beginners but you will find some who are hospitable and welcome the chance to communicate some knowledge.
  • You can video tape your sessions of practice and contrast to an expert golfer who have a comparable body type and swing plane.
  • The other thing you can try is to visit the driving range frequently. For me, I had the chance to go to the driving range like 3 times/week.
  • Practice with a reason or intention and practice the correct skills

It is not about going to the range and swing away and you are through with your practice. A good practice can involve watching some videos on professionals playing golf so that every time you’re on the golf course, you can try to hit the ball in the correct way.

  • Read Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella

After getting a solid base in the technical features of the game, you can read the book by Bob Rotella. This book assists you to understand the mental features of the game that trouble all golfers from the beginners to experts. It is through reading this book that assisted me break the 80 and 90, and move from a single digit handicap to a 13 handicap.

Final thought

It is great to always understand that every golf swing is divers and there is not constant way of doing it. It is important to find different information and check on what best fit for you. Also, it is not that costly to start golfing and you can get things you need for your game at cheap prices such as cheap golf bags under $100 and you are good to go.

How to take care of dementia patients

When people hit a certain age, they become demented. Dementia has been said to be a condition where someone’s memory as well as brain capacity seems to go down. It usually comes with age as well as other health conditions. Different types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease which affects people from the age of 60 and above. Another popular type of dementia is vascular dementia that mostly affects people with stroke

Common symptoms of dementia

  • Memory loss
  • Communication problems
  • Poor judgements and reasoning
  • Poor vision
  • Inability to maintain focus

It is common to find people who are demented not being able to remember their keys and look for them for long hours yet they are holding them with their hands. They also have slurred speech where you might not be able to make out what they are saying.

Seeing things from a far is also a problem. They might also come out as rude, aggressive and easily irritated yet this is not something they can control. Demented people might even run away from home complaining that you are being bad to them or they have just hated you for no reason. When you see such things happening, do not hate them but handle them with care since they are going through a difficult patch in their lives.

So how do you take care of demented people?

  1. Comfort in the bedroom

Make sure that the person has comfort especially in their bedroom. Though you should not do everything as per their wishes, try to reason with them no matter how difficult this might turn out to be.

  1. Respect and understanding

Despite how hard and how rude they might be, try to respect them and show them that you understand what they are going through. Once they see you as an understanding person who appreciates them and handles them with care and caution, they will also react by being better or trying to understand you too.

  1. Prevent wandering

Wandering of demented people might lead to them losing their way or running away from home. You should work hard to see that they do not do so. This especially happens when they wake up from their beds as they seek to go out to the toilet or elsewhere. What you need to do is get the best bed exit alarms for demented people that will be alerting you when they make a move.

Installation of bed rails also helps as highlighted in this post http://hosiped.com/safety-bed-rails-for-seniors/. However, you need to make sure that the rails are not going to cause bed entrapment which has been said to be a major cause of deaths as well as injuries in hospital beds by the FDA.

Anorectic supplement: Do you need one?

I have been having a problem with a large appetite. Whenever I try to detox, I find that I cannot do it because my cravings are just too high. I can kill for chocolate.

And if you know the concentration of sugar in chocolate the you know that i am in a bad state. It makes me have weak teeth as well as weigh gain. The only way out is to figure out a good gnc appetite suppressant that is going to make me stop these cravings.

Thankfully, I found some. They include

gnc appetrex control

This contains a mood booster such that other than staying without food, you are able to have a great mood to exercise.

garcinia extra

It contains garcinia cambogia as well as raspberry ketones that have been found to increase metabolism of fat leading to loss of weight.

phenq

It contains caffeine, a thermogenic as well as nopal which is a good gnc appetite suppressant.

gnc metabolic elite.

The gnc metabolic elite makes your hunger go away as well as make you lose fat fast.

Viagra and Cialis for Instant Hard Ons–Are they safe?

Viagra is as old as erectile dysfunction. When men found out that they were having potency problems, they started looking for all ways to enhance their organs. This included going to herbal doctors and getting some prescriptions for herbal aphrodisiacs. When some of these were found to work, extracts from the plants were taken to industries so that new medication for male impotency could be make and packaged in a nice way.

While some were effective, others were far away from efficacy. They were placebos sold by unscrupulous marketers who were only looking to earn and leave the buyers ripped off. Others were effective but very unsafe. Viagra and cialis fall under this category. Though they are very effective–infact they are the most effective quick erect pills that you will ever ingest– but at the same time, they pose a lot of health complications such as:

  • headaches
  • flushing
  • upset stomach
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • muscle pain

If asked on recommending these pills to men suffering from erectile dysfunction, I always give a disclaimer. I have also read reports of men who have had cardiac problems even leading to death after they take these pills.

Another thing is that they are not permanent. One needs to continually take the pills until a time when they want to have a hard on or get intimate with their spouses and girlfriends.

According to Webmd, you shouldn’t take these pills if you are having heart complications. So what are the alternatives. Drugs such as male extra and testogen are effective and safe to use because, they do the following:

  1. Increase your testosterone levels
  2. Increase the length and girth of your penis.
  3. Improve your overall libido.

Quick Erect Pills: What You Need to Know

We are often faced by our male industry workers who are worried to the bone about their health. They have been struggling with erectile dysfunction and so they come to us as a last resort. The question they all want answered is what male enhancement pills they can use to get back on their tracks.

What are male enhancement pills

Male enhancement pills are over the counter drugs that men take in order to get hard-ons faster . The most common is of course viagra which is popularly known as the blue pill.

As men age, they find that they are not able to erect as quickly as they were doing while they were younger. Age kills the testosterone which is a male hormone for boosting libido very quickly.

What is erectile dysfunction

As the word suggests, erectile dysfunction is the condition where you penis is not able to erect at the correct times. Say that your wife is turned on and really begging for some skin. You on the other hand do not want those talks at all. You are there with your limp body wishing that you were not born a man since you do not know to to react to such situations. Well, do not worry because there are quick erect pills that can help you. Other than pills, we would first want to know how you got into that problem first.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

  • Accidents where your genitalia was injured
  • Surgery
  • Drugs that affected your genitals
  • Heat around the groin area
  • Stress
  • Bad foods that introduce unhealthy cholesterol in your body

Other than male enhancement pills, what can I use?

  1. Foods rich in zinc,magnesium have been found to boost your testosterone levels and therefore increase your urge for sex as well as make you a pro in the actual performance.
  2. Losing weight and building up muscle has been found to improve enhancement in obese men.
  3. Avoiding stress since cortisol kills your testosterone and makes you not think about sex at all.

What about size enlargement, do they work

For one, the penis is natural. When you get a small one from your maker, get satisfied with that because trying to increase the size does not work and will never work despite what the ads tell you.

 

DIY Pool Table Lighting Tips

It is pretty much essential for you as a pool table owner to be aware of the importance of ceiling fan pool table light bulbs in your game room. With this in mind you can make it a DIY skill.

best ceiling fan pool table light

Besides with the so many options in the market, you can easily get lost, not any light bulb will do with your pool table. It is your devoir right to be on the lookout when choosing the light bulb.

Choosing the Perfect Pool Table Light.

Acquiring the perfect light in your pool table area makes the player to be able to view when he is shooting, also this makes the game to be more enjoyable. The whole playing area should be uniform in terms of lightning conditions.

It is also advisable to choose the light that fits your room and the one that illuminate the pool table area clearly.

Size Of The Tight That Will Fit In Your Pool Area.

Best pool table

If your table happens to be seven or eight feet in length (these are common tables used at homes) a three light shade fixture that measures in between 50-60 inches will adequately lit the playing surface.

 

Table size                                                    Recommended light size

3.5’ x 7’ table                                               3 lights 35” to 55” length

4’ x 8’ table                                                   3 to 4 lights 40” to 60” length

4.5’ x 9’ table                                                4 to 5 lights 60” to 80” length

5’ x 10’ snooker pool table                         4 to 5 lights 60” to 80” length

6’ x 12’ snooker pool table                         5 lights 90” to 110” length

Keep in mind about the wattage, pool table lights range from 40 watts to 150 watts per bulb. As a rule of the thumb, brighter is perfect for your pool table just make sure you hang at the right position.

Hanging a pool table light   

After buying the best pool table lights, you need to fix them right. When hanged too low, you might hit it with a cue stick, while hanging it too high, some places of the playing surface might be dim. Ensure to hang the light at the right place for light to cover the whole playing area.

Below are the steps to follow when installing pool table light.

  1. Find the center of your pool table playing position, this includes the width and the length of the table bed only.
  2. Put a piece of the masking tape right at the center of the table’s playing surface, uphold a plumb line coming from the ceiling arrange it to the center of the table’s playing area, then put a mark on the ceiling after the alignment.
  3. Measure the area from the midpoint of your billiard light to the midpoint of the chain on the two sides, then ensure to put a mark on the measurements on the ceiling.
  4. Pre-drill either one or two holes on the drywall, a very fast technique is to uphold a drill high to the shank of the mounting screw.
  5. Ensure to calculate all the chain links on the two sides, so that the billiard lamp is balanced, once the lamp is mounted you can fix it in a position where it will provide proper illumination of the billiard table. And with those simple and easy steps, you are done.

Tools needed are: Measuring tape, Ladder, Plumb line, Masking tape, Pencil, Screwdriver, and a Small Hand Drill.

Conclusion

Ensure you purchase the right light for your pool table, they are several options…ensure to choose the one that fits your pool table. However, if the installation is not on your fingertips, you might need to hire a specialist to do the work for you.

 

 

The High Testosterone and Weight Loss Link

Weight loss and testosterone levels are tied together. You have high testosterone, you are likely to lose more weight over a short time unlike a person who has low testosterone. The opposite of testosterone is estrogen, the hormone responsible for making females fat. What most people do not know is that both genders have testosterone and estrogen. Yes, women too have testosterone but in low quantities. No wonder you will see women who tend to be very muscular, are very strong, have a beard and tend talk with a broken voice. Their behaviors might also tend to be masculine if they have a higher level of testosterone than what the average female ought to have.

Men too have estrogen but in low quantities. No wonder you will find some men with man boobs, soft voices and also tend to behave in a feminine way. Do not scorn them or call them gay. It is just that they have too much estrogen in their systems.

So, how do you strike a balance?

Speaking of men, your testosterone levels should be high up in the sky. To ensure this:

Exercising and fitness

Make sure that you are physically fit by exercising and eating well

Weight loss has been linked to fitness. People who are fit have been found to also have high testosterone unlike their obese counterparts. So if you are a guy looking to boost your t levels, make sure that you love your gym. And it is not a gym membership only that will catapult you to greatness. No, you can also have your home gym where you train for at least 2 hours per day so as to keep your body well fit.

Zinc, magnesium and stinging nettle supplements

Eat foods with zinc and magnesium such as oyster, almond, pumpkin and chia seeds

Magnesium and zinc have been found to be great testosterone boosters. Getting magnesium and zinc from plants is not the best thing though because it will be bound by phytic acids and therefore not readily bioavailable. Having supplements of the same in the right quantities is the best thing. Kindly note that if you have too much, there will be side effects which are not going to be any good.

Other supplements include stinging nettle which has been found to not only increase your testosterone levels but also protect your from prostate enlargement.

Why take the supplements?

If you have ever studied the link between testosterone and estrogen, then you will know that the body is continually keeping a certain balance. When you have too much free testosterone, the enzyme aromatase have the task of converting all that free testosterone to estrogen.

At the same time, their is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein whose task is to bind with the free testosterone making it non-bioavailable.

Now for someone who needs high testosterone levels, these two are enemies. Luckily with supplements such as zinc, magnesium and stinging nettle, you will be able to boost to stop the binding of free testosterone with SHBG as well as inhibiting enzyme aromatase that converts free testosterone to estrogen. A study published by  Springer link showed that testosterone increased with magnesium intake. Another one by Journal of Exercise Physiology showed that zinc is essential in free testosterone boosts.

Sleep well

Sleep is an important part in hormonal balance. For those who have tried the testosterone test kits, they have found out that they have high testosterone levels in the morning right after sleep. In the evening after a long day of hard labor, their testosterone levels will be very low.

So sleep is an important part in hormonal growth. Hormones are built when the body and brain are at rest. If you therefore want high testosterone, make sure that you are getting a lot of good sleep.

Weight loss pills

All weight loss pills have a testosterone trigger. If you were for example to look at the best gnc fat burners, you will find that they also boost testosterone levels so that your fat mass is converted into muscle mass and in this way, you become ripped rather than look obese all through.

This video goes on to explain the link between testosterone and weight loss

 

 

Stinging Nettle: A Natural Way to Increase Testosterone As Well As Treat Prostrate Problems among Men

We all know what testosterone is, right? It is the sex hormone responsible for manliness; that makes men muscular, have a deep voice, have hair on their chins, broad muscles and all that. Most importantly, testosterone makes a man have sexual desire and also be able to perform well under the bed sheets.

And if there is one thing that a man would never part with—it is his ability to deeply desire sex and excellently perform in it, right?

stinging nettle

On hitting the ages of 30-40 though, most men experience a reduction in their testosterone levels and instead their estrogen levels go up [Estrogen is the female hormone and has been attributed to fats]. What does this mean? That the man will not be able to perform as excellently as he did earlier in bed. That he starts balding. That he loses his muscles and they are replaced with fat tissues. It is because of this reason why you will see so many commercial adverts purporting to help men increase their testosterone levels.

 

Most of the solutions sold in the adverts are expensive and at times ineffective. In this post, I will tell you about stinging nettle (Urtica dioica or thafai in my local language) and how it can help you increase your testosterone levels as well as reduce prostate problems.

Figure 1: Stinging nettle leaves

Now stinging nettle mostly occurs as a weed on Kenyan highlands. [I live in Lari constituency and the plant grows as a herb along the Arberdare Forest where men urinate on it or pass by it without a fuss.] If the hairy leaves have ever come into contact with your hand, then you know how fiery the irritation can get.

Most local herbalists in Kenya use it as a cure for:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Asthma

How to increase testosterone with stinging nettle

 

Before I explain how stinging nettle increases testosterone, I need to point out that there are two forms of testosterone hormone in your body; free and total testosterone.

Figure 2: Testosterone

According to Webmd, a health website that seeks to explore almost all diseases, total testosterone is the total amount of testosterone in your body while free testosterone is that which flows freely in your blood. [If you were to go for a testosterone blood test, the results would show the free testosterone but not the total testosterone].

The remainder is bound by body proteins such as albumin and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein.

 

So how does stinging nettle increase testosterone?

  1. Stinging nettle frees up testosterone in your body by binding itself with the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). So when stinging nettle binds itself up with the SHBG, the testosterone that was bound by this SHBG moves freely into your blood stream bringing all the fiery attributes of the hormone in you.
  2. Stinging nettle is an aromatase inhibitor. Now according to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, aromatase are compounds that convert free testosterone to estrogen. This is not a good thing for a man because we said that testosterone makes a man look manly while estrogen would make you seem femalish.

 

Now when you add stinging nettle in the mix, the aromatase is inhibited (its action is stopped) and therefore your body get more free testosterone.

 

Stinging nettle and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate gland swells pressing the urethra, in this way making urination a difficult and painful process. A study by the University of Maryland showed that many people in Europe have used stinging nettle to treat BPH with positive results.