Thursday, April 05, 2007

Expandable post summary and search engines

If you want to implement expandable post summary for your blog, the instructions are given in these 2 posts:

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Someone asked about whether search engine will crawl the whole post if one used the expandable post summary to only display part of the message, with a "Read More" link to read the whole post. Panther of Beta Blogger for Dummies gave a link to a site Spider View where you can type in the URL of a site and view how a search engine sees that site. Expandable post summary has been implemented for this blog Good Health Information so I decided to test it out.

Currently, the latest post in Good Health Information is Relieving Depression from the Inside and the summary displayed in the home or index page is:

Friday, April 06, 2007
Relieving Depression from the Inside
by Steven Godlewski

Everybody gets down or feels blue from time to time. It's a natural thing. But others get truly and seriously depressed - unable to cope with day-to-day life or to live their lives in anything resembling a normal fashion.

Depression comes in many forms, and affects more than 18 million American adults each year. Over a million preschoolers have currently been diagnosed as clinically depressed. 15% of most developed countries suffer from severe depression, and 30% of women suffer from depression - and 41% of those won't seek treatment. In fact, 80% of the people who are now suffering from any form of depression are not currently being treated. Many simply don't recognize the signs.

with a "Read More" link below that. (If you go to Good Health Information weeks after today, that post will probably not be in the main page anymore, but you can read the full post at Relieving Depression from the inside and you can compare with what is displayed by Spider View when I typed in the URL which I put in the scrollbox below:

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good health information skip to main | skip to sidebar good health information books on health eat, drink and be healthy: the harvard medical school guide to health eating food the miracle medicine foods that harm and foods that heal about me peter chen i am a retiree who now spend most of his time blogging and participating in the google adsense program and enjoying every minute of it. view my complete profile search this site enter your search terms submit search form web friday, april 06, 2007 relieving depression from the inside relieving depression from the inside by steven godlewskieverybody gets down or feels blue from time to time. its a natural thing. but others get truly and seriously depressed - unable to cope with day-to-day life or to live their lives in anything resembling a normal fashion.depression comes in many forms, and affects more than 18 million american adults each year. over a million preschoolers have currently been diagnosed as clinically depressed. 15% of most developed countries suffer from severe depression, and 30% of women suffer from depression - and 41% of those wont seek treatment. in fact, 80% of the people who are now suffering from any form of depression are not currently being treated. many simply dont recognize the signs.experts report that depression will be the second biggest killer in the united states by the year 2020 and 15% of people with depression currently commit suicide each year.while the condition of depression has received more awareness and understanding, the treatment for depression hasnt improved very much. there have been many new drugs introduced to the market place to treat depression, but he side affects are often worse or more serious than the depression! in fact, there seem to be just as many lawsuits against the makers of these drugs as there are drugs!while everybody agrees that depression must be treated, the method of treatment has not been entirely agreed upon. only recently has it been acknowledged that depression causes more than mental pain - it also causes physical pain. some experts believe depression should be treated with medication. others lean towards therapy and counseling. some believe that sufferers need both medication and spite of all of this, more and more people are suffering from depression each year. the problem is not going away - its getting bigger and there are still no viable solutions in sight.what many people, including health care professionals, rarely stop to consider is what is causing the depression. instead of focusing on the cause, they only want to find relief. unfortunately, finding the cause is often part of finding relief, especially when it comes to depression.some depression is caused by life events, and this type of depression usually passes untreated - because its natural. for instance, when there is a death in the family, the surviving members of that family may experience a period of depression and grief. when one loses a job, they may be down until they find a new job. again, this is depression that is perfectly natural and normal, as long as the feelings of depression dont linger on or become too severe.other types of depression are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. too much or too little production of serotonin in the brain causes one to feel depressed. people who work the graveyard shift often experience depression simply because they are not getting enough sunshine - which produces serotonin.what many people dont realize is that toxins in the body can also cause depression. those toxins make you not feel well - or not feel ‘quite right. you obviously arent sick, and you have no reason to feel depressed - but you arent sleeping well, your energy isnt what it should be, and you may even have aches and pains. no matter what you do, those feelings persist. depression is imminent!antioxidants, which detoxify the body and cleanse the cells, have proven to also be natural anti-depressants - with no side effects.severe depression should be treated by a doctor. even mild depression may need treatment. but consider using an antioxidant as well to see how you feel, and also get the counseling that should be recommended to see what the underlying cause of your depression is.steven godlewski is a self-made millionaire and is currently working with life force international products. he has an extensive background in nutrition as well as other health related fields. for more health-related articles and a free bottle of liquid vitamins see their website at: http://www.pillfreevitamins.comarticle source: read more...... posted by peter chen at 11:21 am labels: depression, psychiatry monday, march 26, 2007 tips for guaranteed healthy and fast weight loss tips for guaranteed healthy and fast weight lossby: nathalie fiset almost everybody, at some point in their of life, has experienced weight-related problems. most of us, women and men alike, are not content with what we see. we feel that unless we are wafer thin like the models and celebrities we see on television and magazines, we will never be attractive and beautiful. on the other hand, there are an increasing number of obese individuals across the world. becoming overweight has become a trend in both the west and east hemispheres. the increasing popularity of processed and fast foods have exacerbated the obesity situation. there are many diseases related to being overweight, such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, coronary heart disease, to name a few. thus, you need to find ways to incorporate weight loss activities and good eating habits to our daily routine. before you start any type of diet, however, you need to go to a physician first. the doctor will tell you if your weight loss plan is appropriate for your health condition. furthermore, the physician will also assist you in determining if you really need to lose weight and how much weight you need to shed. many people develop eating disorders because they do not visit a doctor before drastically changing their eating habits and starting a diet plan. if you want to lose weight fast, healthy and permanently, you need to follow the tips below. maintain a balanced diet the reason why many people are overweight is partly due to an unbalanced diet. if you eat too much from one food group, you wont be able to get the vitamins and nutrients that your body need. a balanced diet is composed of protein, dairy food, a little bit of fat from healthy oil, fruit and vegetables, and good carbohydrates -- at least 5 portions every day. many professionals suggest a diet that is composed of mostly carbohydrate, moderate protein intake, and a little bit of fat. however, there are many diets espousing a huge amount of protein intake and a dramatic decrease in carbohydrates. before you apply such diets to your daily routine, you need to talk with a physician first. this high-protein diet may not be ideal for some people, such as those with kidney disease. increase servings of fruit and vegetables fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals that our body need. such food supplies us with vitamin a that is good for our eyes, vitamin c that boosts our immune system, beta-carotene that helps protects our body from the damage of free radicals, and nutrients. most fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and low calorie, so they also help clean our colon and make us feel fuller. canned fruits and vegetables are acceptable; however, there is no substitute for the real thing. stay away from junk food and sugar-loaded drinks try eliminating junk food and soda from your diet for a week or two, and you will surely feel and see the difference. maybe the reason why it is called junk food is due to its poor nutritional value. try looking at a junk foods label, not only is it full of saturated fat, but also usually high in salt or sugar, or both. aside from water, most of the things you drink are also loaded with calories. soda and sweetened fruit juices are mainly sugar. thus, no matter how little you eat, but if you still drink lots of soda and sweetened beverages, you will still continue to gain weight. dont skip breakfast even if you are in a hurry or late for work or school, you need to grab a bite. it would be better if your breakfast is healthy – probably an apple, oatmeal and a glass of nonfat milk. if you miss breakfast, you most probably will feel hungrier the rest of the day. in order for our body function properly, we need energy from the food we eat. if you skip breakfast, or a meal or two, your bodys metabolism will slow down to compensate for the lack of energy supply. more often than not, people who skip meals, particularly the first meal of the day, will binge later in the day. so, even if you skipped breakfast, you will have a tendency to eat a lot during lunch or dinner. start exercising many of us spend an extended number of hours in our offices. we get stuck sitting down in front of the computer for more than eight hours. when we get home, we spend another hour or two to check e-mails and chat with friends. thus, we dont expend most of the calories from the food we eat and those excess calories go straight to our belly, arms and thighs. if you want to increase your metabolism, you must start exercising. brisk walking is a good way to start your exercise routine. if you do not have time to go to the gym, you need to find ways to increase your activities. try sports activities that you will enjoy – boxing, badminton, or spelunking. there are many to fat burning activities to choose from. the tips above will not let you lose 10 pounds overnight. however, in the long run, such changes will help you become healthier and fitter. the weight loss you will experience will be more permanent. about the author dr nathalie fiset is a family doctor and a certified hypnotherapist. for more information go to: reach your ideal weight, a perfect harmony or a1 hypnosis. read more...... posted by peter chen at 1:11 pm labels: weight control thursday, march 08, 2007 esh/mis (environment, safety and health, management information system) corporations and the general population has now increased awareness of environmental issues and its relation with health, esh (environment, safety and health) at the workplace and its compliance and many companies are implementing esh/mis (environmental safety and health, management information systems) at the workplace. it is good to implement such systems at the workplace as happy and healthy workers in a healthy and safe workplace environment makes for happy and healthy workers which can affect the corporations bottom line.however, not every corporation has the necessary personnel to plan and implement comply with such systems and requirements at the workplace, and this is where specialist firms like edgs (environmental data solutions group, llc) can come into the picture. there are available off the shelf software to aid implementation of such systems, but edgs tailor make solutions for its clients.edgs can help firms plan and implement esh/mis at the workplace in 3 areas - benchmarking, strategic planning, detailed design and implementation, compliance and remediation.if all corporations make use of firms like edgs, the workplace in particular, and the world in general, will be a better place to work and live in. read more...... posted by peter chen at 9:29 am labels: esh (environment, safety and health wednesday, february 21, 2007 testing to see if pictures placed below the will appear above the read more this is a test post to see if a picture posted below the summary field appears in the condensed post. this post is in response to a readers comment in the post expandable post summary for the new blogger (formerly blogger beta) blog. as you can observe here in this condensed post, the picture doesnt appear. try clicking on the read more and see what you can observe, the little screenshot of the center text icon only appear when the read more link is clicked. read more...... posted by peter chen at 6:56 am testing expandable post summary just testing to see if the read more appears in short posts. read more...... posted by peter chen at 6:47 am friday, february 16, 2007 ayurvedic medicine - salient features of ayurvedic treatment ayurvedic medicine - salient features of ayurvedic treatment by: dr vikrama aditya ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest traditional systems of health and disease management. the history of ayurveda goes back to thousand of years. the primary goal of ayurveda has been twofold – promotion of health and managing the disease. come, let us explore the salient features of this great system of health, lifestyle and medicine of ayurvedic medicine. one of the most beautiful features of ayurvedic treatment or ayurveda is that it is not merely a therapy or system of medicine. ayurveda is essentially a holistic approach toward life, health and disease management. ayurvedic approach includes the judicious use of medicinal herbs, minerals, diet, lifestyle, spirituality and yoga. ayurveda has been the pioneer for maintaining the holistic approach in medicine. ayurvedic principles are in the foundational role for this holistic approach in medicine. ayurvedic treatment is based on personalized regimen for every individual. god and nature created each one of us in a unique way and medicine should regard our individuality. ayurveda stands for our individuality in theory and in practice. the personalized approach of ayurvedic medicine is manifested in several conditions – when we consider the conditions of ayurveda doshas or humors and select the ayurveda body types, when we choose herbs, when we consider age and time of treatment, when we consider the geographic location of the person, when we advise food and lifestyle, when we evaluate the individual physical and mental tolerance and during practically dozens of other situations. some medical authorities attribute the emergence of social and preventive medicine totally to modern medicine. ayurveda right from its inception uphold two basic purposes – enhancement of health and prevention of disease. there are guideposts regarding diet, daily regimen, hygiene, immunity boosting and rejuvenation. ayurveda considers the appropriate treatment to that management which relieves the disease and doesnt cause any other disease as a result of treatment. this is brought about through balancing the qualities and synergistic planning and formulation of medicinal herbs. however, getting side effects free treatment is the toughest objective for any system of therapy. rejuvenative treatment is given so much importance in ayurveda that out of eight branches in ancient ayurveda, one was fully devoted to rejuvenation, anti-ageing, promotion of health and geriatric health. ayurveda considers each individual as a physical, social, mental and spiritual being. for social integrity, ayurveda supports both moral and spiritual principles and teaches that they are essential for the health of society. ayurvedic panchakarma therapy is meant chiefly for purification of body. panchakarma helps to detox our body thoroughly. the effect of proper diet and herbal supplements increases substantially after purification therapy. ayurvedic herbs are the chief therapeutic agent in ayurveda. natural medicinal herbs are great healing agents with very little or no side effects. most of the uses of ayurvedic herbs are being validated by modern herbal research. some of the toxic and poisonous herbs are used after their purification when they are free of their harmful effect. several minerals and animal products are also used in india in ayurvedic treatment. these minerals and animal derivatives are purified and undergo special calcination processes. calcination procedures increase their bioavailability and free them from harmful effects. the use of ayurvedic calcined minerals is not much popular outside indian subcontinent. the world as a whole is underway to understand and use these preparations as latest technologies like hpcl studies, clinical research trials report, toxicity reports, nanotechnology are affirming their safety and efficacy. ayurvedic treatment includes diet, exercise and lifestyle as an integral part of treatment. so there is plenty of advice on what to eat, what to avoid and about lifestyle and exercise. health is the dynamic balance of the body parts and their functioning. and it should be the goal of every individual to be responsible for one’s health because health is the foundational to all kind of pursuits in our lives. ayurvedic medicine helps individuals and the entire society to lead a healthier and happier life. start living a healthier and happier life. find more info about ayurvedic medicine at about the author dr vikrama aditya is a holistic ayurveda practitioner and freelance writer. he provides holistic consultation globally through website herbal healer. his freelance writing services, ‘writingforhealth’ can be sought. he is well versed and experienced in holistic medicine, ayurveda, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, reiki, yoga and spirituality. visit him at holistic herbalist for more information about herbal remedies, ayurveda and holistic medicine and his services. read more...... posted by peter chen at 10:25 pm labels: alternative medicine, ayurvedic medicine wednesday, february 14, 2007 the unspoken horror of adult acne the unspoken horror of adult acneby: frank cordovadid you know that more than 25% of the adult population worldwide suffers from acne? if we leave the pages of statistical data and look at people with plain eyes it will be hard to find a man or a woman who did not suffer the gnawing problem of zits. however, even though this problem is skin deep, its effects germinate into bouts of despair and social angst, which jeopardizes quality of life.digging into the roots of adult acnesebum secreted from the hair follicles moves to the skin pores and lubricates the skin. but sometimes the oil glands expand, producing an excess of sebum, which ultimately gets trapped in the hair follicle and clogs the pores. these clogged pores permit bacteria and growth of propionibacterium acnes. this bacteria causes inflammation of the hair follicle and the surrounding skin and thus acne emerges.though till now the exact causes of adult acne are not known, most of the theories suggest hormonal imbalances as the root cause. some other causes proposed are evolutionary biology, diet, stress, vitamin deficiency and the list goes on.some effective treatments to get rid of adult acnestudies reveal that vitamin a plays an important role in the reduction of serum and keratin production and thus minimizes their growth in follicle comedos. so, nourish your system with vitamin a and take at least five servings of vegetables and fresh fruits daily. however, always consult a doctor before starting up with any kind of regime.zinc is an important element in treating acne too. zinc enhances the functions of vitamin a and lends a helping hand in the healing and regeneration of tissues. zinc also reduces the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which shrinks sebum production.most acne sufferers lack selenium, which plays a crucial role in the action of the enzyme gluthathione peroxidase that prevents the inflammation of the hair follicle. vitamin e minimizes this process and plays a vital part in the action of vitamin a and selenium.friendly bacteria, acidophilus, can check injurious intestinal bacteria including yeasts such as candida albicans. you can take in acidophilus either in gel capsule form or as yogurt with live culture.benozyl peroxide reduces pimples and is effective for acne. you can have it in cream or lotion form.creams containing sulphur are also useful in treating acnemedications containing iodide and bromide can worsen your acne condition so stay away from such products.all these things are medicines, all of which may have side effects and should not be taken without a prescription and the guidance of a doctor.good news for foodiesyou will be glad to know that chocolate or fried foods do not cause acne. these foods are often seen as unhealthy food habits and therefore must be related to skin breakouts, but this theory has no scientific backing.however, foods which are high in refined sugar, trans-fatty acid (milk products) oxidized fatty acids (fried oils) and synthetically hydrogenated vegetable oil contents may not cause acne but are definitely not very good for your health, and so an excess of these foods should be avoided. you can be infected with intestinal toxemia if your diet is low on fiber and essential vitamins and high on these contents. the result of glut of toxins may show on your skin.some natural remedies of adult acnethe good news about the use of natural things is that they come without the risk of side and fame of some natural ingredientsazelaic acidthis acid makes the keratin production stable and you will get almost same results as using benzoyl- peroxide or oral antibiotics.tea tree oilreduces acne with its antibacterial and antifungal teaa renowned antioxidant, which trims down inflammation and infectiontopical vitamin c and eboth are strong antioxidants, which improve skin condition by diminishing inflammation and infection.fruit acids (ahas and bhas)these acids gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it smooth.some tips to control outbursts of adult acnecleanse your face with a mild soap or sulphur soap but do not rub your face with a towel.never ever pick or squeeze the zits, it will only worsen your skin condition.some acne treatment products will hike up your skins photosensitivity so when you are using these products, use a sunscreen and wear a hat when you are out. avoid the tanning booths while using these products as well.try to avoid the use of oil-based products on your skin. to prevent the clogging of pores use only noncomdomedogenic skin productstry to avoid friction from sports equipment and airborne grease from fast food places; these can make your acne worse.along with a good diet include at least 8 to ten glasses of water in your daily regimen to keep your system clean and the skin glowingchoosing the right path will help your skin get rid of adult acne scars. make your skin dazzle with a smooth glow by following the tips in this article.about the authorfrank cordovalearn how you can cure yourself of acne in just three days by visiting my web site at: acne free in three days. read more...... posted by peter chen at 7:07 am labels: acne older posts subscribe to: posts (atom) labels acne (3) add (2) aerobics (1) alcoholic (1) alternative medicine (1) aromatheraphy (1) ayurvedic medicine (1) colon cleansing (1) cooking (1) depression (1) diet (4) esh (environment (1) high blood pressure (1) injury (1) phytonutrients (1) psychiatry (1) raw food (1) safety and health (1) weight control (4) blog archive ▼ 2007 (14) ▼ april (1) relieving depression from the inside ► march (2) tips for guaranteed healthy and fast weight loss esh/mis (environment, safety and health, managemen... ► february (5) testing to see if pictures placed below the

To make things even clearer, I will do a screenshot of what is displayed by Spider View with the post summary of that post highlighted in blue (click to enlarge):

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Conclusion: Search engine spiders does read the full post even if you use the expandable post summary,

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