Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Treat, Treat, Treat, What About Cure?

What happened to the four letter word "Cure" it's been deleted from the medical systems vocabulary. If you pay close attention to drug commercials or Discovery Health shows you will find the word "Treatment" in almost every sentence. Back in the 1950"s the AMA made a vow not to cure, but treat all diseases going forward. Everyone knows the reason, money and that's the way it is. This also holds true in research monies. This is why some diseases attract researchers more than others because of the money funnel.

So as a average person how do we cope with a system that only treats and has less time than it takes to eat a burger to address our health care needs? You make a choice, a decision on what you want. Some people are very content with the service they receive or maybe they just gave up and accept it as the way it is. Some people have enough money to buy the higher level of care and don't have to worry about the restrictions of HMO and the likes. Maybe you work in the government and can vote yourself the best medical coverage tax money can buy or maybe your like me.

I'm a little rebellious when it comes to my health and I find it hard to swallow that in most cases nature hasn't provided the cure for us. I also have spent several years researching health for myself. This was for survival since I had became very ill without reason and spending two years constantly in the medical systems structure. The system is just overloaded. I realized quickly I better double check the things they gave me which led to constant research on my part. On a few occasions I caught them giving me conflicting prescriptions verified by other doctors. The scary thing is how many people even check?

I saw and heard things that made me even more cautious, but I have to thank them because I would have never gained the knowledge I have today if not for there blunders. Make no mistake health is a ongoing process, but I know there is a ton of information for us to attack illnesses naturally. In my case once I found the cause I could then work on the cure and this can work for you.

When I developed this business I wondered who would go through what I did to learn about health? The answer was not many so that's when I decided to bring it to a simplified form.

It pretty much boils down to this, the medical system needs you sick to make money and I need you healthy to make money. It's like the old oil filter commercial pay now or pay more later. What ever you decide you are stuck with your body unfortunately we can't trade it in for a new one.

As we always say One Life - One Body

Drug Intervention Begins With You

Help family members and friends get off drugs and regain their lives. It will never be easier than it is now. There are marvelous professionals to assist along the way, but you must take the first step. Step beyond your personal discouragement, your personal skills and your personal embarrassment. Reach out to those who need you. Accept assistance from those who can help.

If you are the one with a substance abuse problem (or the friend or family member), realize;

Those who promote and sell drugs will tell you that drugs expand your mind. What happened to your grades, education and success after the alleged mind expansion? Drug promoters tell kids to get out from under the control of their parents and be free from control, but after the drugs they are in the control of their supplier. Dealers praise the intelligence of those they can manipulate. Those who think for themselves, they call stupid. Ironically many forfeit their natural intelligence for flattery. They forfeit their freedom for acceptance and friendship, while their own inner wisdom knows that no true friend would ask such a sacrifice.

The dealer is fishing. The user is hooked. The dealer was never a friend. The user is a commodity the dealer makes money on. The user is dispensable, without value beyond the money. If he had a greater value the dealer never would have led him into the drugs. The dealer has little personal value for anyone. His thinking is messed up. He has no use for people he cannot use.

There are two kinds of highs in life, those we experience through the challenges of personal achievement and those we experience through flirting with destruction. They take us in opposite directions.

When we have no personal motivation we seek fulfillment through someone or something outside our selves, outside of our capacity, ability or effort. The low road is easy but easy soon becomes self defeating because it caters to our weaknesses and they increase.

The high road requires that we face our challenges. It draws upon our strengths and they increase. Life is a challenge, not a threat. The sooner we realize that the easier it will be.
It takes courage to quite being a pawn in someone else's drug mill. It takes courage to take on your personal challenges and save yourself. It takes personal strength to live your life for your own talent, your own dreams and the things you really want to do, create and learn, because it's your life, not some one else's. Embrace who you really are. You are worth it.

Family and friends, give guidance, not services. Build confidence in recognizing better qualities, don't cater to weaknesses. Share your real feelings with those you assist. Tell them how it hurts to see them self destruct, forfeit their dreams their future and their health. Tell them about your pain in loosing what they are to you and the joy that they used to be in your life. Lift them up with your love. Uphold them in your emotion of caring. Don't judge them, condemn them or push them down further. That will not help.

Love is caring about his independence, not his laundry. Love is getting him in control of his own life, not leaning on drugs, not leaning on you, and not leaning at all. Self control is not manipulation of others. Care, don't carry. Uplift, don't excuse.

Intervention as a family is powerful. Do it now. The further it goes the harder it gets. If you can do it while he's still in school, while the school councilors assist you, you could prevent it from escalating. If you can keep him out of the legal system it will be much easier.

Don't pretend the problem will solve itself while you wait. On his eighteenth birthday you could discover that you have no right to choose his care, insist on council or over ride his decisions. If he's lost control of his life and direction and he's still in your home, the problem can become a crisis. The best odds of turning a life around are through intervention, early or late.

Rebecca Kimbel is an author, renowned public speaker and writer for several newspapers. To learn more about drug prevention, protecting your family and your way of life, visit

Help With Drug Addiction at Anonymous Meetings - My Experience

If you are trying to decide if you should go to a recovery meeting, stop thinking and just go. As they say in Recovery if you think you dont need a meeting that is when you need one the most. When I was a teenager I was introduced to Narcotics Anonymous. I did not think I had a problem I was just having fun like everyone else. I didn't realize I had lost trust from friends and family because of my lifestyle. I made excuses for myself.

Drugs are really never the reason for your problems. Your problems are a result of not dealing with issues and feelings that you have (which has probably led to drugs/alcohol).

Life seems to go so fast and most people really never take the time to get to know themselves and why they do the things they do. NA or AA is not a place where people get together to convince one another to stop using drugs. NA is a place where you learn the tools to deal with your problems and take the time to get to know yourself.

The 12 Steps of NA/AA are so simple and you may think you can read them and know all the answers. People at NA/AA spend weeks or months on every step. The very first step is "We admitted we were powerless over our addiction that our lives had become unmanageable."

The 12 step program was actually based on the Beatitudes in the Bible. It says "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

The first step simply means "I need help- I cant do it alone."

The secret is simple we must discover our soft spot, our weak link, our ignorant area and we must become "poor in spirit", humble our attitude, acknowledge our weakness and ask for help.

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous are such great programs. I do not regret my past, afterall it brought me to Meetings.

How to Stop Smoking Marijuana - Self Hypnosis For Marijuana Addiction

If you are ready to stop smoking marijuana there are many paths you can take to get that help. Overcoming addiction to any drug though is not something that is advisable to do on your own. You need some sort of support system in place in order to successfully stop smoking marijuana and move on to more productive pursuits in your life.

Quitters Really Do Sometimes Win

One of the first things you need to do when you are ready to stop smoking marijuana is overcome the negative connotations associated with quitting. Once you've stopped smoking pot you will find that there are many experiences that your addiction to weed robbed you of. It's actually liberating in this instance to quit and overcome the bonds of addiction.

Eliminate Denial in Order to Stop Smoking Marijuana

One of the most difficult things to do is to realize the toll that smoking pot is taking on your life. There are many excuses you will come up with along the way to try and convince yourself that you do not need to stop smoking marijuana. The truth is that none of these are valid when compared to the many benefits that go along with stopping today.

Smoking weed may not make you a raging maniac, this drug works in other ways. It literally steals away your motivation. Can you imagine the improvement of your status in life if you simply stop smoking marijuana for good? If you are ready to take that important step and regain control of your life there are some tools that can help you overcome your addiction.

NLP and Marijuana Addictions

Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) work to change the way your body reacts to addiction. This helps you stop smoking marijuana because you learn to overcome the things that trigger your need to smoke pot as well as the temptation that smoking pot presents.

NLP works within your mind to overcome these things instead of putting you at war with your mind. When you become aware of the things that trigger your need for weed, you can move past them and take the first real steps necessary to stop smoking marijuana once and for all.

It is never easy to overcome addictions-even with help. NLP and hypnotherapy, when used to assist you though, can be extremely important tools for making your efforts to stop smoking marijuana much less difficult by restoring your control over your mind and making the pains of withdrawal much more manageable.

If you are struggling with drug addictions, help is close at hand. You do not need to struggle with your addictions alone. Even better though, through NLP you can get the help you need to stop smoking marijuana without burdening friends and family with your addiction. However, the support of friends and family can make the NLP treatment process even more effective when it comes to helping you stop smoking marijuana for good.

J J Seymour is a writer with Self Help Recordings. Hypnotherapy and NLP can be very useful Stop Smoking Marijuana - one good source of experienced hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners is Just Be Well. This organization has experienced professionals throughout the UK in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, East Anglia, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Surrey, Sussex and Scotland. You will also find links to related practitioners for curing marijuana addiction in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, for Dublin, Ireland, and for Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in Australia. If you are unable to visit a practitioner in person you may well benefit from a good and guaranteed self hypnosis recording such as Drug Addictions Help, by experienced hypnotherapist Duncan McColl.

Get Rid of Cellulite the Natural Way

When it comes to excess fat in the body, many women are ashamed or embarrassed about the problem. They fail to realize that cellulite plagues many others, and it's not always due to overeating. A poor diet and a lack of exercise are probably the two greatest culprits, and there are also other potential causes. The good news is cellulite can be treated naturally, without expensive surgeries and without anti-cellulite creams and medicines.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the term used for fatty deposits and other material that are trapped in pockets just beneath the skin. Cellulite appears as dimples or bumps in the skin, usually seen around the buttocks, hips, and thighs. It is caused by poor lymphatic drainage, poor circulation, fluid retention, a sedentary lifestyle, hormones, and a lack of water in the body. When strands of connective tissue (that attach skin to muscles) pull tight where a lot of fat is present, this causes fatty areas to appear lumpy with a look often compared to cottage cheese.

Cellulite Removal Tips

If you want to get rid of cellulite naturally, there are numerous steps you can take. Sure you could opt for a medical cellulite treatment such as liposuction in which the fat is surgically removed. But unfortunately, this type of cellulite removal can be dangerous to your health in worse ways than the cellulite itself. You could also try intense cellulite massages, but massages may only work temporarily.

The best way to combat the problem of cellulite is to reduce and prevent it at the source. For starters, change your eating habits. Opt for more organic foods and reduce your intake of processed foods. Try to consume more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods. Avoid too many trans fatty acids and saturated fats, and choose the "healthy" fats such as nuts or lean meat. Drink plenty of water daily to keep your body hydrated.

Another way to keep cellulite from showing its ugly head is to increase daily activity and exercise. Nowadays, many Americans are sedentary at work and in their lifestyle thanks to computers and home entertainment. If you have a desk job or any job where movement is limited to a few trips to the bathroom a day, then you will need to exercise much more than someone with an active job.

Start a daily exercise routine in which you can exercise in the morning, on your break at work, and at least 30 minutes during the evening hours. During your break at work, you might be able to walk or jog around the building or even in the hallways if you work in a large office complex. Walking is great exercise and it gives your heart a non-strenuous workout as well.

Plan to engage in some fun physical activities or games with your family at least several times per week. This will help your entire family to stay in shape! If you live alone, get a pet dog and commit to walk the dog at least one hour per day. Or, join a local gym so you can workout using high quality equipment.

Educate yourself about cellulite treatment and reduction. You can learn a great deal about cellulite removal in books such as "The Cellulite Cure" and use the Internet to gather other helpful information. Getting rid of cellulite is not easy, but with consistency, you'll be able to watch your cellulite slowly disappear.

Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing companies on the web. Learn more about Tips for Natural Cellulite Removal

Top 4 Perfumes For Health

Fragrance is more than just smelling good. Scents are more than aesthetic. They enhance your health and well being. Here are 4 such fragrances to look out for.

1. Lavender

During the plague, lavender flowers were worn to keep the germs away. One might brush that off as superstition, but in reality, lavender does have antibacterial properties. It was shown to have some antibacterial activity against e coli. When tubercolosis plagued France, those who worked in lavender fields, who inhaled the scent of lavender, were less likely to succumb to tubercolosis. Lavender fragrance, (the real thing) is a healthy scent that protects one, to some extent from disease-causing bacteria.

Lavender is antiviral too. It contains Beta-Caryophyllene which displays antiviral properties.

One way to make use of this is to enjoy the scent of lavender in your home through lavender room sprays. You can enjoy the clean, sweet scent of lavender in bath and body products perfumed with lavender to improve your over wellbeing. A bonus is lavender's well known effect on helping one relax and to drain the stress away.

2. Rose
Rose is popular in so many womens perfumes for its exquisite floral scent. Did you know it has antiviral properties too? It contains Citronellol which is antiviral. Actually, rose oil has so many components, not all of them have been identified in the lab yet. Rose is a relaxing fragrance that is feminine and which is associated with romance. Actually, it is regarded as an aphrodisiac to set the mood for romance. It also eases depression and soothes irritability. Basically, the scent of rose can enhance a person's well being.

Scents help in total wellness.

3. Lemon
Lemon is antibacterial. That is why you see it in so many cleaning products. It smells fresh and clean. On top of that, the scent of lemon stimulates white blood cells to fight off infections, thereby boosting your immune system.

4. Neroli
Neroli a sister of bergamot, coming from the flower instead of fruit of the bitter orange tree, is one of the most highly prized scents in perfumery. It is one of the costliest. It relaxes and calms a person and promotes a sense of confidence.

So spritz on your favourite perfume. It would do you good.

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Organic Certified Vitamin Products

Using organic certified vitamin products is one of the easiest, most efficient ways that you can help protect your health. If you cook with organic foods, then it just makes sense to use organic vitamin supplements, as well. You can find organic vitamins in your local health foods stores, or you can order the vitamins online. Right now, you can learn about organic vitamins, and which benefits will help you become as healthy as you can be.

Benefits of Organic Products

The main benefit of using organic products is that you are helping to keep harmful additives and chemicals out of your body, but there are also other benefits that make using organic a good idea. Organic certified vitamin products are more cost-efficient, for example, since there is a higher quantity of the vitamin in the product rather than additives.

Fewer additives means that the product will be purer, and easier for your body to use. Even if purchasing organic means paying a little more, you will be getting more of the product and fewer chemicals for every dollar. Not only will you have a more potent product, you will also have an easily digested product that will provide the health benefits you want, without the extra chemical additives.

Finding Organic Vitamins

You probably won't find organic vitamins at your local grocery or discount store, so you will need to find a local or online health food shop to purchase your organic vitamins from. If you are purchasing your vitamin supplements online, make sure that you are using a reputable dealer to ensure the contents of the products are truly organic.

It may be somewhat easier to find truly organic supplements if you shop locally, but in many cases it is impossible to find organic supplements in your local area. If you do have a local health food store, you can look for labels that clearly state that the product is organic. If it is not on the label, then it is probably not organic.

What To Look For

Vitamins that are not organic often contain large amounts of pesticides, toxins and heavy metals. When you are planning on purchasing organic vitamins, do some research before you select the brand you want to use. You can make sure that the company re-tests each of their vitamin supplements regularly for consistent vitamin amounts and for pollutants.

If you have doubts about the vitamin products, then look for another brand. It is important that, when you are following an organic diet, the products you use are of the highest organic quality and have been tested to ensure their composition is organic and effective.

Organic certified vitamin products may not be easy to find, but it is definitely worth the effort for you and your family's health and well-being to find all natural products.

Ian Pennington is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about organic certified vitamin products, please visit Beauty and Health Store for current articles and discussions.