Saturday, November 19, 2011

Colonoscopy - by Dave Barry

This is an oldy but a goody and well worth the read in my opinion, enjoy.

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I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.

A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Minneapolis.

Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner.

I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR BEHIND!'

I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven. I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands of America 's enemies.

I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous.

Then, on the day before my colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken broth, which is basically water, only with less flavor.

Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a liter is about 32 gallons). Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind - like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon.

The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, 'a loose, watery bowel movement may result..'

This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.

MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative I don't want to be too graphic, here, but, have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet

After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep.

The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous. Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep spurtage. I was thinking, 'What if I spurt on Andy?' How do you apologize to a friend for something like that? Flowers would not be enough.

At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the heck the forms said. Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked..

Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand. Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I was already lying down. Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep.

At first I was ticked off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if you got yourself too tipsy to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full Fire Hose Mode. You would have no choice but to burn your house.

When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anesthesiologist. I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere. I was seriously nervous at this point.

Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand.

There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the song was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA. I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' had to be the least appropriate.

'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me.

'Ha ha,' I said. And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade. If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.

I have no idea. Really. I slept through it. One moment, ABBA was yelling 'Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine,' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood.

Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt. I felt excellent. I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that It was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colors. I have never been prouder of an internal organ.

On the subject of Colonoscopies...

Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:

1. 'Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!'
2. 'Find Amelia Earhart yet?'
3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'
4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'
5. 'You know, in Arkansas , we're now legally married.'
6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'
7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'
8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'
9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!'
10. 'Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'
11. 'You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?'
12. 'God, now I know why I am not gay.'
13. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?'

Have a great day everyone 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Benefits of Vitamin Supplements

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We are often advised to eat healthy so that we can be free from illnesses and be able to do the things that we like to do. 

However, it simply isn't enough to keep us at the peak of our performance day in and day out.

We need vitamin supplements to provide us with that extra boost in performing our daily tasks and in keeping our body functioning properly.

Vitamin supplements supply us with the essential vitamins that our body needs. Aside from that, it compensates for whatever vitamins we may not be getting from the food that we do and do not eat.

But by taking a closer look at the vitamins found in a typical supplement, we will see the particular benefits that each vitamin brings to our body. For one, there is vitamin C.

It is usually the one with the highest dosage in a supplement. While this particular vitamin is known for boosting our immune system, it can also minimize the symptoms that come with illnesses such as colds.

Meanwhile, a healthy dose of vitamin A from the supplement helps keep the eyes healthy. Any deficiency of this vitamin can cause blindness thus its importance in the formulation of the supplement.

In sum, a closer look at the vitamins found in supplements and knowing what their benefits are helps us appreciate more their importance to our daily lives.

Coupled with exercise and proper diet, we will live healthier lives with the aid of vitamin supplements.

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It is a well-known fact that vitamin supplements have numerous benefits to our body especially when we take them regularly. Not only do they keep the body functioning properly, they also keep us healthy so that we don't get sick easily. However, they can have adverse effects too if we take them incorrectly. 

Below are some tips to keep us safe when taking supplements.

Only take as indicated

- before taking vitamin supplements, we have to look at the instructions on the box first. It is where information on things like dosage are indicated.

If we do otherwise, we may not be able to maximize the supplement's effect, or worse, get overdosed.

Seek your doctor's advice

- before taking a supplement, it would be good to seek your doctor's advice. This is especially the case if you are taking other forms of medication.

Your doctor can warn you if there is a risk of adverse effects if you take them with the supplement. The same goes if you have special needs for a particular vitamin.

The doctor may advise higher doses of it depending on his/her diagnosis.

Make sure it's genuine

- although there are a good number of reliable supplements, there are still some that are fake, ineffective or both. Vitamin King ensures you get reliable, effective supplements every time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Awful Truth - CoQ10 Works!

Coq10 are already naturally present in a variety of foods, but levels are particularly
high in organ meats (such as heart, liver and kidney), as well as beef, soy oil,
sardines, mackerel and peanuts.

Keep in mind that you'd have to eat a pound of sardines or two pounds or peanuts just to get 30 mg of coq10

There’s a new form of CoQ10 … and it may be the most critical discovery since
Karl Folkers first identified CoQ10 back in 1958.

The new form of CoQ10 - called Accel - is 8 times more potent than regular CoQ10
and has already been shown to slow the aging process by up to 51%! Now you can feel like a
teenager well into your 60’s and 70’s.

The science behind this new discovery is published and peer reviewed. It's not a theory
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top 5 best iPhone apps for better health

I've been happy with these apps for my iPhone 4 and think you'll enjoy them too.

New, healthy habits supported by technology and the Internet. Cool!

Improve breathing for relaxation and self-control with Breathing Zone - Relaxing Breathing Exercises (iTunes link)
To improve sleeping and wake gently: Sleep Cycle alarm clock (iTunes link)
Track your runs and rides and walks with RunKeeper (iTunes link)
Keep track of all the weight you're losing with the beautiful Weightbot - Track your weight in style (iTunes link)
Scan good barcodes to learn more about what you're buying with Fooducate (iTunes link)

The Dangers of dying your hair.

I received this in an email and thought it worthy of sharing - food for thought 


Dangerous To Dye For

by Ros Burton

Two out of every five Australian women and an increasing number of men are dyeing their hair. Permanent hair dyes, which penetrate the cuticle, offer the best coverage of the hair. They do not wash out and regrowth occurs after four to six weeks. Semi-permanent colours only coat the cuticle and fade after about twelve to sixteen washes.

A great deal of research has been done on hair dyes and there are differing opinions as to whether or not they are harmful. Recent reports have come up with some findings that will make people take another look at what they are putting on their hair, and at whether alternatives are available.

Permanent hair dyes are linked to large increases in bladder cancer risk
People who regularly colour their hair with permanent hair dyes as well as hair stylists who work with such chemicals are at greater risk of bladder cancer, according to a report from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

A report published in the February 2001 issue of the International Journal of Cancer stated that people who use permanent hair dyes at least once a month for one year or longer have twice the risk of bladder cancer as non-users. Those who have used a permanent hair dye once a month for fifteen years or more experience three times that risk...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Inversion therapy for Back Pain

From the moment we are born, our bodies are at the mercy of gravity, a force that continuously creates pressure and stress on all of our muscles, bones, joints and ligaments.

By far, the part of the body that is affected most by gravity is the spine. The combination of gravity and muscle imbalances shove the vertebrae together, pressing on the discs.

The inner core of your discs consists of jelly-like material that acts like a shock absorber system, providing flexibility and cushioning when you are sitting, standing or exercising.

Image from, check out that site for more information on spines and anaotomy.

During your normal daily activities, gravity causes fluid to squeeze out of your discs into adjacent soft tissue.  With less space between the discs, you lose some height.
When you sleep, some - but not all - of the fluid soaks back into the discs.

During a typical day, you can lose as much as ¾ inch in height!  And because there's only a partial recovery at night, the average person loses ½ inch to 2 inches in height by their senior years.

Insufficient distance between the vertebrae can result in nerve root pressure, which in turn causes pain.

To make matters worse, very often the pressure on the discs is not distributed evenly.  Your discs were not designed to cope with such uneven pressure, and sooner or later it will be too much for them to withstand. The discs will bulge, herniate, causing spinal damage and likely, a life with chronic pain.

Even the slightest increase in spacing can be enough to allow a herniated disc to pop back into place or relieve pressure from a compressed nerve.

Most doctors are too busy treating the symptoms of back pain with treatment like anti-inflammatory medications, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and cortisone injections, and they simply ignore what is one of the biggest factors contributing to back pain.

This contributing factor is spinal compression - which can ONLY be addressed through inversion therapy.

I had a friend who was working as a brick layer in Sydney. This young fellow, (21) named Adam, had his own Inversion equipment at home, and when he would get home from work he would strap himself in and hang inverted for a while before getting cleaned up for the day.  He swears the inversion helps him continue with his work and has helped him to become a very successful brick layer.

Obviously, labour and lifting intensive jobs like a Brick layer puts an enormous amount of Pressure on the spine and over time will cause damage.

A new medical study conducted by the head of Neuroscience at Newcastle University shows you are 70.5% LESS LIKELY to need surgery if you use inversion therapy.

Other benefits of inversion:

    * Maintains your height. Regularly inverting will help you avoid the "shrinkage" others your age are showing because of the cumulative effect of gravity over a lifetime.
    * Improves circulation. When you're inverted, your body can circulate your blood aided by gravity rather than having to work against it.  In addition, with inversion, gravity helps the lymphatic system clear faster, easing the aches and pains of stiff muscles.
    * Relieves stress. A full-body stretch feels rejuvenating! And the teeter inversion table makes that relaxation easier to attain than climbing on a jungle gym or taking a yoga class.  Many people sleep better with regular inversion therapy.
    * Heightens mental alertness
. Any upside-down activity increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, which many authorities believe helps you maintain mental sharpness.
    * Increases flexibility and range of motion
. With inversion, your joints stay healthy and supple, so that you can easily remain as active as you were in your younger years.
    * Improves posture. The stretch that comes with reversing the direction of gravity helps you sit, stand and move with more ease and grace.
    * Realigns the spine after workouts. Running and other aerobic activities inevitably compress your spine, frequently unevenly.  One-sided activities like golf or tennis often pull the spine out of alignment.  During inversion, minor misalignments often correct themselves naturally.

Beginners should start slowly: invert for only 1-2 minutes during the first week or two until you become comfortable, and then work up to longer periods of time, if you feel they're necessary. Most people will invert for 5 - 15 minutes once or twice a day. Do not overdo it... this is not a "no pain, no gain” situation.

Inversion can relieve back pain, decompress the spine, stretch muscles and ligaments, relieve stress, improve circulation and help maintain overall good health.

However, inversion is not for everyone. If you have any of the following health conditions, please do not invert without your licensed physician's approval (this is not an exhaustive list - it is intended only for your reference.)

Anti-Coagulants (Use of): Blood-thinning drugs to reduce clotting of the arteries and blood vessels. The use of anti-coagulants signals people at risk for circulatory problems. Speak with a physician before inverting.

Bone weakness, recent fractures, skeletal implants: Having a person's weight pulling down when inverted may exacerbate these conditions. Osteoporosis is a calcium deficiency disease in which the bones become porous, brittle, and very weak. Speak with a physician before inverting.

Conjunctivitis - (Pink eye): An inflammation of the transparent membrane that covers the front surface of the eyeball and the inner surface of the eyelids caused by bacterial or viral infection. Speak with a physician before inverting.

Glaucoma: A condition of elevated pressure within the eye because of an obstruction of the outflow of the clear, watery fluid circulating in the chambers of the eye. The resulting pressure (which is imperceptible without an eye exam) kills cells in the optic nerve, which can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Anyone with an eye condition should speak with a physician before inverting.

Heart / circulatory disorders: Any person having a condition involving the circulatory system should speak with a physician before inverting.

Hiatal hernia, ventral hernia: A hiatal hernia occurs when intra-abdominal pressure increases cause a portion of the stomach to move into the chest cavity through a weakness in the diaphragm. A ventral hernia develops at the site of previous surgery, usually along vertical incisions. It may also result from weakness in the abdominal wall. Speak with a physician before inverting.

High blood pressure, hypertension
: A common disorder in which the heart is pumping blood through the circulatory system with a force greater than that required for normal blood flow. An elevated blood pressure exceeds 140/90. It is true that certain people should not invert if they have uncontrolled high blood pressure. However, inversion can cause a state of relaxation that results in a drop in heart rate and BP (sometimes even lower than at a resting state). Some doctors have used inversion as a treatment for high BP. Speak with a physician before inverting.

Middle ear infection:
The middle ear helps equalize air pressure in the ear. A person may feel discomfort or disorientation during inversion. We advise speaking with a physician before inverting.

Obesity (extreme): In some people obesity can be associated with the undetected onset of many of the circulatory and eye problems mentioned above. The weight capacity of each of the inversion products should not be exceeded.

Pregnant women should exercise caution while inverting. It is advisable to talk with physician first.

Retinal detachment: A separation of the retina, the thin, delicate membrane covering the rear portion of the eye, from the optic nerve. Usually results from a hole in the retina that allows the vitreous humor fluid to leak. Treatment is almost always surgical. A retinal hemorrhage, in most cases, can heal by itself. Anyone with an eye condition should speak with a physician before inverting.

Spinal injury: Any severe spinal cord trauma requires a person to consult their physician before inverting.

Occurs when a blood vessel in the neck or brain becomes blocked or when a vessel in the brain bursts open. Symptoms include paralysis, difficulty speaking, memory loss, and impaired thought processes. It is advisable to talk with physician first.

Transient ischemic attack:
Often called a "mini stroke," a TIA occurs when the blood supply is temporarily interrupted to a part of the brain due to a blockage. Often precedes the onset of a full stroke, and requires immediate action.

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements: Anyone with a THR or TKR condition should speak with a physician before inverting.

Any Spinal Surgery
: It is advised to speak with your physician before inverting, its not that you can not invert... but you need to be sure it is safe for you.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Poop Your Way Free of Back Pain

Whether you have flat abs or a beer belly, you can experience pain
due to excess abdominal gas and excess fecal matter in your intestines.
It has been said that if you have only one bowel movement a day,|
you have up to eight meals left in your intestines. Gas can develop in |
a matter of hours after eating and stay around for a long time so listen up.

How does this relate to back pain? Allow me to explain... Abdominal
gas can be devastating to the back-pain sufferer, especially one who is
trying to take a more natural approach and is using stretching and
exercise to get relief. Here's why: The position of your pelvis and the
curvature of your spine are the two biggest factors that affect any condition
that causes back pain. Even if the treatment you are using is a good one,
your results will be hindered by a distended belly.

Big Belly Gas Pains
What's so bad about a little gas? Answer: If your belly gets distended -
much like a pregnant women -your abdominals are going to get stretched
out, which means they are not going to be able to stabilize your pelvis as
they should.

There is no amount of abdominal strengthening you could do to overcome
the outward push of that abdominal gas. If your belly is distended, you will
never achieve the neutral position for the pelvis that you need to get relief.

Flat Abs Gas Pains
I know what some of you are going to say: "But what if I have flat abs and
back pain?" Even if you have rock-hard abs, the gas - instead of pushing
your belly outward - could be pushing your intestines back into your spine
and the muscle of your spine. That irritation of your intestines could be just
as bad as, if not worse than, the outward forces. In either case, you will be
amazed at how fast you'll get relief if you work on getting that gas out of your

5 Things You'd Rather Not Know
If having too much gas was not bad enough, there are at least five other
irritating conditions that can affect your back pain due to improper bowel

1. Most people are chronically dehydrated, which usually leads to constipation.
Other reasons you might be constipated include the medications you are taking
and the foods you eat. With constipation, you go through your day with excess
pressure on your bowels. And whenever your colon is full of waste matter, it
will be stiff and rigid. Because your colon is so close to your spine and the muscle
of your spine, mobility becomes an issue, not to mention more pain.

2. Constipation creates strain. If your fecal matter is dry, hard, and difficult to
eliminate, you will have to work harder to get rid of it. This can be murder on
your body - your blood pressure spikes, your rectum is traumatized, and the
pressure on your spine is tremendous.

3. Food allergies cause inflammation. Whether we know it or not, many of us
have food allergies (nuts, wheat, milk, beans, etc.). With any allergies, you will
have an inflammatory reaction, and the inflammation that emanates from your
intestinal track is so close to your spine that the inflammation is going to affect
the muscle of your spine.

4. Poor nutrient absorption can add pounds. A digestive track that is not
absorbing nutrients properly will not allow your body to get the nutrients it needs
to repair itself. This can bring on a chronic cycle of eating to try to satisfy your
nutritional needs, which likely will lead to weight gain.

5. Stress on internal organs weakens tissue. The weight of the excess stool will
put stress on your internal organs - your stomach, small intestines, and large
intestines, all of which are held in place by very delicate fibrous connective
tissue. As that connective tissue is weighed down over time, it will start to fail
than sag and than your trouble are going to be compounded.

Poop Away Pain
Most people would do almost anything to get rid of their back pain, and get
lasting relief for gas or constipation. Sure, you can eat a ton of bran and drink
gallons of water, but that will take days to get relief. Laxatives and enema's
are a short term solution if bigger digestive health issues exist, and their results
are rather....explosive. Colonics work great, but they are rather invasive and pricey.

Liquids and Exercise seems to be the easiest and cheapest alternatives.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ready to Become Thin and healthy Again?

Have you gotten heavier (and wider) the past few years like me?

I made some life changing decisions 10 years ago... Along with divorcing, moving to a new city, and spending time with the love of my life, my whole living routine also changed.

I put myself in *learn and apply* mode on the internet and kept my IT job along the way to keep funds coming in while I was educating myself.

Through trial and error, success and failure, I've been able to carve out a modicum of success in internet marketing.

While I've been so focused on my *new* career , I've also been sitting on my butt in front of the computer for long periods of time daily, using so much mental energy, I've felt too exhausted at the end of the day to get involved in any regular exercise routines.

So while my quality of life has changed positively in some ways (time, money, freedom), I've gradually become a person who's a lot heavier than my thin self of 10 years ago, and a lot less healthy (I can look back and see that the more weight I gained, the less conscious I became at making good food and drink choices).

It's time to put my physical health on my radar again and balance out this great life I already have.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?  Did you put your health and weight on the back burner while you focused on other *more important* things in your life, too?

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

All-Natural Pain Fighters

Lots of people can’t enjoy their time to the fullest because of arthritis or some other type of joint-related pain.

Many of them think their only choice is to take dangerous painkillers like Celebrex and Ultram.
This is unfortunate. These types of drugs are sold by companies that put profits first, patients second.

You don’t need to risk your life or your health in order to have a better quality of life. You can live pain-free naturally.

For starters, diet can help. Eating foods rich in omega-3s like wild caught salmon, egg yolks, and grass-fed beef can help reduce the pain. Omega-3s are a well-known and proven anti-inflammatory.

You can also supplement with any of these three safe, all-natural pain fighters:

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – This is the natural, bio-available form of sulfur. It’s been used for thousands of years to relieve aches and pains. In fact, Trojan warriors would soak in natural sulfur springs to heal their joint pain. No question, it works. Researchers at the Arthritis Health Center in Arizona tracked 50 adults with knee osteoarthritis. One group was given MSM. The other group got a placebo. Those taking MSM had a significant decrease in arthritis pain and improved overall physical function.2 I recommend 850 mg of MSM per day.

White Willow Bark – The use of this ancient joint remedy dates back to the Greek physician Hippocrates (400 B.C.). Its active ingredient is salicin. The same ingredient found in aspirin. The difference? Salicin is free of side effects. You can find white willow bark at most health-food stores. Aim for 240 mg per day.

GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) – This is commonly found in plant-based omega-6 fatty acids. Common sources include borrage oil, evening primrose oil, and black currant seed oil. One study published in The Annuals of Internal Medicine found that patients taking GLA for 24 weeks reported 45% reduction in tender joints and 41% reduction in swollen joints.3 For maximum benefit, take 300 mg per day.

Big Pharma has always disliked natural solutions like these. The reason is simple. Nature’s pharmacy can’t be patented and sold for profit.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Home Made Cough Syrup


This suprisingly pleasant-tasting home remedy made from honey and onion makes an absolutely brilliant cough syrup.  Honey has antibacterial properties, as do onions.  In addition, onions contain thiosulfinate  - a sulphur containing compound that reduces bronchial constriction.  They are also mucolytic, reducing the viscosity, or thickness, of mucus, allowing it to be eliminated more easily.

Onion and Honey cough syrup

Peel and roughly chop a red onion (brown and white onions are OK), place in a bowl and cover with honey.  Place in a warm room for six to eight hours.  Strain the onion from the syrup.  Adult dose is one tablespoon every two hours, children one teaspoon every two to four hours

How to get more "bio-power"

It's the reason your brain cells think, your heart cells pump blood
and your muscles cells generate speed, agility and strength.

Dr. Sears calls it "bio-power." It's your cells' ability to do what they're 
supposed to do.

The problem is, as you age, your body doesn't generate as much 
as it did when you were in your 20s. And unless you do something 
about it, we all gradually feel the loss of this critical energy.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

11 New Breakthrough Cures From Around the World

The independent health research team at Natural Health Dossier has
just recorded a special presentation.

In the video, they talk about 11 of the world's best cures. Their
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Arthritis Awareness

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet.

Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage (the tissue that covers the ends of bones, enabling them to move against each another) and surrounding structures. This can result in joint weakness, instability and deformities that can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, driving a car and preparing food.

Arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia, with 3.85million Australians affected at a cost to our economy of more than $23.9 billion each year in medical care and indirect costs such as loss of earnings and lost production. As the population ages, the number of people with arthritis is growing. According to leading researcher Access Economics, current trends suggest that, by 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from some form of arthritis.
There is a widely held belief that arthritis is simply a consequence of age, the pain of growing old. But it is not a natural part of ageing. In fact 2.4 million of all people suffering from the disease are of working age. Research suggests that early intervention can delay the onset of the disease and may reduce the number of cases of osteoarthritis by about 500,000 within 15 years.

While there are about 100 forms of arthritis, the three most significant - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout - account for more than 95 per cent of cases in Australia. Arthritis is not yet curable. While the condition is usually manageable, it invariably impacts on a patient's quality of life and includes varying degrees of discomfort and pain.

The most common forms of arthritis are:
* Osteoarthritis
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* Gout
* Ankylosing spondylitis
* Juvenile arthritis
* Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
* Scleroderma
Listed on Arthritis Australia
Arthritis Information/What is arthritis
Reviewed and updated February 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Firey Energy Tomorrow (3 Instant Energy Hacks)

In just a moment, you'll discover how to get a surge of extra energy tomorrow.

But what is energy?

According to physicists, it's the capacity to do more "work."

When you are charged with energy at the office you knock off that "to-do" list in a fraction of the time.

Boosting mental *and* physical energy is key.

Here's one way to get more that you probably "know" but that you are likely neglecting.

Here it is, but keep reading - there's more to it than you may realize:

*Get more sleep*

According to Web MD Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

What does "need" mean?

Consider this:

Did you know seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%?

That's the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in many countries.

So, getting 5 hours of sleep a night (as many of us do far too often) is like being drunk.

And if you don't take a cat nap, chances are, you're at 0.05 before you hit the sack.

Want proof more sleep could even save your life?

The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put back at the start of daylight in Canada has been found to coincide with a dramatic fall in the number of road accidents.

Are you beginning to see how serious this is?

Obviously, getting more sleep adds up to more energy.

(Your parents were right.)

Just by getting a healthy 7 or 8 hours of sleep tonight will allow you to experience a radical shift in your productivity tomorrow.

Here are some other ways to "hack" your energy levels tomorrow morning after you get a full night sleep tonight:

1. Spring out of bed quickly (lying around will keep you tired all day)

2. Drink at least 8 ounces of water immediately and stay hydrated (dehydration causes fatigue)

3. Eat a high protein meal (the amino acids in protein will help your brain create neurotransmitters to boost your brain power)

These may sound like small changes, but the effects they can have on your life are enormous.

If you have trouble finding enough energy to get the job done, if you feel like your brain is in a fog, or if you feel like you just don't have the "pep" you used to, then here's where you can get two more "body hacks" that will boost your energy even more - within a day:

With more energy, you can tackle more each day ... and get  more enjoyment after the work day is done.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

10 Tips for more energy everyday,

Unless you're like 20 years of age or younger, I'm sure you'd agree with me that it would be great to have more energy...

Follow these 10 steps and you’re sure to feel less stressed and more energetic in no time at all.

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1. Keep your bedroom pitch black when you sleep. When you remove all light stimulus (even from a clock or nightlight,) you get better REM sleep which leaves you feeling more rested. If you can’t make your room dark, wear an eye mask.

2. Drink a glass of lemon water as soon as you wake up. This helps the body alkalize, helping everything from digestion to immune function.

3. Do some form of morning meditation or prayer. This will actually help you keep your thoughts clear during the day and you will get better rest later that night.

4. Eat protein for breakfast. Eggs in the morning, for example, will give you more sustained energy than that bagel, muffin or croissant. It really doesn’t take too long to scramble an egg and the concerns about eggs and cholesterol are disproven.

5. Move your body mid-day. If you can’t get a workout in, run up the stairs a few times, do ten pushups or a couple downward-dogs (it’s a yoga move!) or a few jumping jacks. Movement is life. If you’re not moving, you’re degenerating. Sitting at a computer all day (or in a car commuting) zaps your energy. Find a way to move!

6. Get your laptop computer set up ergonomically. This might mean buying a separate keyboard and mouse so when you type your elbows can stay close to your body. Set the computer on a stand so that the screen is level with your eyes. This helps with elbow pain, neck strain and overall energy.

7. Cut the chemical junk out of your diet. Stay away from processed sugars and flours. These empty calories often just get wrapped in mucous in your body and stored as fat. If you don’t know what the ingredient is on the label (or can’t pronounce it,) then it’s better to just not eat it.

8. Learn to prepare greens. Dark leafy greens like kale and chard are some of the most energy producing nutrient-rich foods you can eat. Make them a regular part of your diet.

9. Keep your nerve system clear. A healthy spine and nerve system keeps the messages between your brain and body from being disrupted. Regular wellness chiropractic is a great tool for keeping energy high and the body healthy.

10. Go to bed on time. Getting to sleep early (by 10:30pm at the latest) maximizes the healing quality of sleep. Sleeping from 10pm to 5am for example, will yield more healing and energy than going to bed past midnight and sleeping until noon. Going to bed early and getting up early is a smart way to efficiently create health.

With these steps, one plus one equals three. The more you do, the more your body and mind thank you. Take an action today!

Friday, February 25, 2011

11 Years of Neck Pain Vanished in Just Days

If you suffer from any type of upper back or neck pain, don't read anymore of this...

Because once you do, you'll wish you had checked this out months or years ago...

Many people are, because once they learn about the treatment I'm about to share with you and how incredibly effective it is, they want to know why their doctor never told them about it...

I know you too are frustrated... you've listened to your doctor... you've tried all sorts of things...

Medications, physical therapy, chiropractor... maybe even surgery, yet the pain is still there weighing you down...

But not for much longer...

Because in the next few minutes I'm going to show you a remarkable approach to eliminating upper back and neck pain that has such an incredible success rate that it's leaving many doctors shocked...

It doesn't involve drugs, surgery or any other dangerous treatment...
and most impressive is it works when nothing else does...

For instance... Christine, a 57 year old mother and wife had been suffering from chronic neck pain on and off for over 11 years...

She did months of chiropractic care and physical therapy... she tried massage, acupuncture, water therapy, emotional therapy, even surgery...

After a while she gave up... she decided that it was likely impossible for her to live without pain again and she instead just tried to "deal with it"...

That was until a friend of hers told her about this treatment...
she had used it to get rid of her lower back pain and she hounded Christine for months until she finally convinced her to try it...

After just 2 weeks she said she was 90% pain free... and now, one year later she said she hasn't had a flare up since. 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Eating Mindfully


How many times do you sit down in front of the TV or your laptop and before you know it you haven`t eaten anything?

Today`s busy schedules mean that for many of us, sitting down to a well prepared meal at a table and taking the time to savor every mouthful rarely, if ever, happens.

Eating mindlessly could lead to bad habits and weight gain, but there is a solution.

`Mindful Eating` encourages you to be aware of what you are eating so you will automatically make health choices. Mindfulness has it`s roots in Buddhism and is being recognised as one of the keys to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Eating mindfully means paying attention to the food that you eat - the taste, texture and aroma.

Living a fast paced lifestyle means food often becomes a reward, a punishment or merely fuel. Being busy can lead people to miss meals during the day, which makes them too hungry later on, so they overeat.

There are no `good` and `bad` foods, just some have more health benefits than others.

The positive effects of mindful eating can spill over into other areas of your life. Reasearch published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association found regular yoga practice can help prevent weight gain in middle age.

  • Do you respond to external cues such as the smell of hot chips or an ad for a chocolate bar?
  • Do you continue eating even when full because the food tastes good?
  • Do you eat because of an emotional response?
  • Are you distracted while you eat and focused on something other than your food?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not eating mindfully.  But you can train yourself by following the steps below.


  • Always sit down at a table to eat.  If you eat lunch at your desk, go outside and eat your food in a local park so there are no distractions.
  • Play relaxing music while you eat if you are not used to total silence.
  • Plate your food up attractively, paying attention to portion size.  Make sure a quarter carbohydrates and half salad or vegetables.
  • Learn to recognise what hunger really fees like and how it feel to be pleasantly satisfied, not FULL.
  • Concentrate on eating slowly and chew your food well.
  • Make sure you savour every mouthful and really taste what you are eating.
  • Be conscious of the food you eat and how it affects your body.  Choose good quality produce.
  • Feel your fullness.  eating slowly can help your stomach let you know when you have had enough.
 Paying respect and attention to how you nourish yourself is what your body deserves.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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