Jul 29, 2016

Have you been Throwing Up, Unable to Stop, and are Looking for Answers?

I have been in and out of the ER, for upwards of 7 years now. I have had 12+ cyclic vomiting attacks, that I cannot pin point to anything. Every time this happens, I feel so dehydrated. I feel like I have been walking in the hot desert for days, and I have had nothing to drink. I feel really scared...


The only way I have found relief when this attack starts is to go immediately after not holding water for 24 hours to the Emergency Room. This is where they can give me an IV immediately, and restore fluids into my body. 4 years ago, I went to a GI doctor, and I had a colonoscopy done, a variety of other scans. I didn't have insurance at the time, so this has cost me thousands of dollars. I now have a good job, with good insurance, and thankfully a boss who understands...However, nothing was found with these scans, and I am still faced with the original problem of having these attacks every so often, and I am back at square one.

The Doctors are NO HELP, lets TROUBLESHOOT.

Step 1: Everyday foods that are NOT good for your stomach's overall health:

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten
  • Dairy Products
  • Processed Meats
  • Refined Foods
  • Artificial Colors, Sweeteners (Foods)
  • Sweets (Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Unstable Oils in Foods
  • Allergens
Caffeine, energy drinks especially wear down the digestive lining of your stomach. Coffee also is NOT good. Try to stay away from this. I know it's going to be hard, but I am right there with you. Leave a comment on this blog, if you need help. It's a hell of a drug. Gluten is also really bad at damaging your internal digestive stomach lining. Gluten mainly consists of barley, rye, wheat, spelt, kamut, and triticale. Dairy products can create mucus and inflammation in your gut. This can be really bad for absorption and the lining of your stomach as well. Spam, cold cuts, hot dogs, and other refined meats can really mess with your flora (or good bacteria in your stomach that helps us digest foods). The point is all of these things are on this list for a reason, and understanding they are bad for our stomach, is always Step 1.

Step 2: Understand what IS good for your stomach's overall health:

  • Chicory Root
  • Probiotics (In capsule form)
  • Brassicas (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts)
  • Jurasalem Artichokes
  • Chia Seed
  • Jicama
  • Ginger Root Capsules (For Anti-Nausea, works as effective as Zofran)
  • Nexium (Purple pill sold over the counter, after your throwing up fit, helps heal from stomach acids).
  • Flax Seed
Now all we have to do is increase our daily intake of these good things for our stomachs. Poor diet is the leading cause of all this so I hear. I have tried eating better in the past, and I still get attacks. I have just gone to the doctor again today, after I have been to the ER, and we had this discussion. Dr. Johnson was really good with his explanation, and I want to pass on what I am trying for myself. I will let you know on my progress. If you suffer from uncontrollably
throwing up, and you can't get help no matter where you go, please leave a comment I would love to hear from you. I have been dealing with this for a while off and on, and all I really want is help. Hopefully, with changes to my diet I finally have my answer heres hoping...

Oct 6, 2015

New Baby On the Way? How To Find the Safest Most Well Made Crib

Almost every person on this planet can tell how amazingly wonderful it is to experience a baby in your household. They provide a great deal of pleasure in addition to calmness to folks. They cuddle, are so innocent, smile and have fun with their toys and small small toes.

However in having a sweet baby many concerns must be surrounding you, like the security and treatment you need to offer her or him. You have to get everything the infant needs: milk, clothes, giving bottles, and hygiene needs. Of course, most of this is easy, since everyone around you probably won’t shut up with all of the advice they are throwing in your direction. Something though that is often overlooked by new parents, is safety and quality regarding the babies crib. This is extremely important, and due to spending a little time on this subject, you will be able to have peace of mind. Thousands of toddlers die every year with freak accidents concerning cribs. I know this is not what you want to hear, but with a little knowledge and research we can be rest assured your baby will always be safe.

It's a very suggested approach to take proper care of babies by permitting them safe, and it is harmless baby furniture as unique because the child, using a high quality baby furniture isn't just regarding safety but additionally for the advantage of trading for future years from the family, and lastly, it might really provide the perfect for your child regarding safety, ease and comfort and fulfillment. As well as you can ensure that it stays in the household and pass it lower to future decades. Just make certain to select that baby furniture that's harmless regarding its structure, materials, consistency and elegance. Read online reviews, and perform a large amount of research. A great spot for non-prejudice reviews is amazon . com.com lookup the model you're searching at, and make certain its safety rating provides you with good bit of mind. Remember, you receive that which you purchase.

Nowadays, you will find plenty of designs and styles that baby furnishings offer to the moms and babies. It is crucial for individuals moms to actually be aware of details powering selecting the appropriate and also the most dependable baby furniture for his or her children. The most typical child furnishings are the crib that is the home host to an infant in their youthful phase. Being a parent, you have to work hard at it when selecting body crib for the child since most of occasions the newborn's crib is how your child will relaxation, sleep and do mainly of the habits particularly when you have month’s aged baby.

The most typical kind of crib being offered nowadays may be the convertible kind of crib. Many moms happen to be catering this kind of child's crib because it offers less space consumption, you can easily carry, you'll be able to stack it away if not in used which is meant usually for individuals occasions once the baby is needed to visit outdoors regarding examinations. However regardless of the type of crib that you'd have for your child, most commonly it is considered if this involves comfort and safety the crib can provide for the baby together with the arrogance which exist in obtaining that exact type of crib.

Maintaining the hygiene of kid furnishings are the following factor to think about following its safety. It is best to keep the baby furnishings clean, dust-free, and whenever possible it composed of firm and powerful supplies to prevent incidents. If this relation to its things that you set within the child furniture, the crib, like individuals babies toys, pacifier and so on, it's recommended to ensure that it's usually neat and disinfected as well as constantly be sure to help keep intact with individuals activities because it may choking accidents for your baby.

Sep 7, 2015

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Some days are always going to be harder than others. Especially when it comes down to treating the most important person yourself. It always seems that the more healthy you want to eat, the more expensive it actually costs. Try to find a local farmers marker that may be near you, or maybe you know someone that live in the area, that does all of their own gardening. Sometimes talking to these kinds of connections will get you saving big bucks on some good home grown fruits and vegetables, without having to pay a big chain grocery store their cut, and of course without any pesticides.

Grow your own Garden

If you have the room in your backyard, you may want to start giving growing a garden a shot. You will have tomatoes and cucumbers in no time at all. The best tip anyone ever told me about going shopping for food when your broke is, never go to the store shopping hungry, and never go without knowing exactly what you are going to get. Make a shopping list and stick to it! I know it is hard to stay away from the sweet stuff, but here is a good rule to follow, if it has a shelf life of over 2 years, or (like a twinkie) doesn't mold as natural bread products would, means its terrible for you. Loaded with preservatives that are made straight in a laboratory. Sure it keeps the companies bottom line high, but who knows what all these food colorings and preservatives are doing to our body in the long term.

Canned Green Beans, And Spinach Make you Strong

I am not sure what your diet consists of now, but I will tell you this, you will need to buy (and eat) more greens. Even if you think you eat your daily value, or whatever the case may be, no one can ever have too much, and its essential for a healthy body, and digestive system. Try to get frozen ingredients or even fresh....stay away from the canned goods. They add too much sodium that just isn't needed, and it definitely isn't good for us. So keep it simple! Well.... Not too simple.

Shop smart, while you are at the grocery store...(Do not go shopping when you are hungry!)

One of the biggest things you can remember when buying your weekly beverage is to try to keep sugar out of the mix. Especially when it comes to soda, and other artificial flavored kids drinks. If you want something refreshing that tastes good, get some fruit juice, you can cheat if you like even and get a 30/40 part fruit juice and artificial flavoring....anything is better than the bucket they pull out of that Coca-Cola syrup. 

One of the greatest tricks I ever learned when controlling my bad eating habits was to portion lets say a package of cookies into 10 smaller ziplock bags. This way whenever I wanted a cookie I was forced to grab a ziploc bag instead of the entire case of Oreos. This is a good trick for you and your family if you are trying to eat healthier. Sometimes the problem isn't what we eat its how much of it we eat. Too much of something that good, definitely can't be good for you in the long run.

Aug 28, 2015

Set Your Clocks Forward Next Saturday!!

Just a reminder for everyone, set those clocks ahead...don't be the guy or girl at work with a lame excuse...or take advantage...your call...lol

Health News: Rage Room Opened in Toronto Facility for People with High Stress and Anxiety To Break Random Things…

imageOne entrepreneur in Toronto has been thinking outside the box in terms of people’s health and well being. His concepts are kind of well, barbaric and fundamental at the same time. Who would of thought a socially acceptable place people can go, that just want to break things. Did someone just run over your puppy? Do you want to kill them because they killed your best friend? Don’t do anything stupid, go to a rage room, and smash blenders and TVs…I guarantee you, you will tucker out eventually…and its better than downing that cheap bottle of your favorite alcoholic poison. I say it’s a win both for people looking to relieve a little stress, and that also have issues dealing with their anger. This is a great way to just let go, and smash things. Pretend its their head, pretend its your landlord’s knee caps, great.

After wards I am sure you will feel tired, sleep like a baby, and feel like a new person the next day more ready to put what's troubling you behind you, and if not, go in for another smash session after work.

I think this is a great business model for any young entrepreneur in cities and countries around the world to get the frustrations out of mankind as a whole. We don’t need a purge day, we need more Rage rooms. In fact, I wouldn’t mind booking a few hours. There is some TV’s and old Radios that don’t work no more, that I been waiting to smash. Not to mention, young business owners out there, with all the clean up after any given rage session, who knows what components might have been knocked loose that can further be recycled from old goodwill scrap that your buying as rage victims. Much of the old technology like stereos and speakers that used to be made were made with better quality components including gold on the chip boards. Especially if it was at one time a state-of-the-art product. Remember that word, state of the art? I am getting old…

*Here are some tips that I can offer you if you want to setup your own Rage Room at home. Mind you if you get hurt its on you, I will try to give you tips to keep you as safe as possible, but what you actually do in your rage room, and what your actually doing it too is all on you, be smart, and use common sense, then go crazy, not the other way around.*

Safety Check list for a Rage-Room of Your Own at a Location of Your Choice

1.) Clear the area as much as possible

What you don’t want is to be knocking all these old appliances with a sledgehammer, just so debris can fly across the room, and smash into any real working TV set you may have. That might make your rage move to another room, we don’t want that….So first and foremost, I think you should clear the room of all valuables. Next I would cover all air filters with plastic just incase you knock microscopic shards of anything airborne. That way it isn’t sucked in through any central AC to another part of the house, or even worse give your AC system issues. I know this is being extra precautions but hey its your house do what you want.

2.) Cover the carpet as much as possible with a heavy duty tarp or canopy…

This is mainly so that if anything were to have any components with a liquor or a chemical you can always roll the tarp off when your done, take it outside, and inspect for gold components, remember when moving and cleaning up debris you should always be wearing a face mask that covers your eyes, your nose and your hair. A respirator would be good to filter the air as you breathe it, trust me its better safe than sorry. Things aren’t made to be smashed in this way. Take care of yourself my friend. Your family will thank you for it.

3.) Protect Yourself as Much as Possible. All plastic rain suits like seen above are perfect

You don’t want any of this small metal and chemical debris ending up in your clothes. Remember just because you don’t see the debris doesn’t mean that it’s not there, even when you flush the toilet after you poop, microscopic poo particles fly into the air (Myth Busters reference, Discover Channel). So protect your clothing, your entire head…eyes, respirator mask, and your hair. Also wear some gloves if your going to be swinging something repeatedly, especially if you work at a job like on the movie Office Space, your hands aren’t made for smashing my friend, you will have some ugly blisters in the morning, even some batting gloves offer adequate protection, just make sure you buy one for each hand.

4.) Setup a Webcam for your Friends to watch Later or Live, Just Record it.

That way everyone is safe! Even makes for a good YouTube video Winking smile I hope you have enjoyed this read, please share with all your friends on as many social networks as possible. I appreciate your continued support of my blog! – http://www.healthydietexercise.com


Aug 25, 2015

Here are some All Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

The kidneys are one of probably the most essential organs in the human body. The kidneys help to detox and filter impurities in the blood, as well as waste goods from your urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys aren't able to procedure toxins effectively. Specifically, a crystallization of unprocessed minerals builds up. Kidney stones cause pain and feasible blockage of urine flow. The following are some simple all-natural remedies that may help soothe the discomfort of kidney stones and speed up the body’s natural healing process.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
This really is certainly one of my favorites and easily certainly one of the most effective treatments for kidney stones and also the discomfort they trigger. In the first symptom of stone pain, mix two oz of organic olive oil with two oz of organic lemon juice. Drink it straight and follow with a 12 ounce glass of purified water. Wait 30 minutes. Then, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into 12 ounces of purified water, add 1 tablespoon of organic raw apple cider vinegar and drink. Repeat the lemon juice, water and apple cider vinegar recipe every hour till symptoms improve.

2. The Plant Known as Uva Ursi (More like a Bush) LOL!
Uva Ursi is really a common folk remedy for kidney stones. Not just will it assist fight off infection within the kidneys, however it may also assist decrease discomfort and cleanse the urinary tract. 500mg 3 times each day is suggested for kidney stones.

3. The Infamous Dandelion Root
Organic dandelion root is a fantastic kidney tonic and cleanser. Taking as much as 500 mg twice a day may be beneficial.

4. Kidney Beans (No really…)

shape of this bean might be indicative of its healing potential. An effective urinary house remedy for kidney stones, traditionally the pods had been used as a medicinal tonic.Attempt removing the beans from inside the pods, and then boil the pods in purified hot water for six hours. This liquid may be strained through cheese cloth, cooled and taken throughout the day for one day to ease kidney stone pain.

5. Horsetail (Tea not a real horse’s tail…)
Horsetail tea is definitely an effective all-natural remedy for kidney stones. Drink up to 3-4 cups of horsetail tea daily or two grams from the herb in capsule form daily.

6. Pomegranate Juice
We’ve all heard that pomegranates have numerous health advantages. But, more specifically, the seeds and juice of pomegranates can be regarded as an additional all-natural remedy for kidney stones. This may be related to their sourness and astringent properties. I prefer consuming organic pomegranates and drinking freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice.

7. Magnesium
Research show that people with recurrent kidney stones who took magnesium supplements had a 92.three percent improvement price in reduction of kidney stones. 300 mg of magnesium orotate is suggested daily for prevention and reduction of stones.

8. Organic Celery
Celery in vegetable type and celery seed are great urine-promoters and kidney tonics. Normal use of celery seed, as a spice or as a tea, might stop kidney stone formation.

9. Basil
A kidney tonifier, basil tea can be taken throughout the day for overall kidney well being. When you have kidney stones, attempt taking one teaspoon each of basil juice with raw honey daily for as much as six months. It’s believed that folk remedies with pure basil juice might help induce stone expulsion from the urinary tract.

10. Change in Diet (Real change…Low sodium, and Low Sugar None if possible..)
Unhealthy food intake is really a primary trigger of kidney stones. Reduce down on the amount of soda and power drinks you consume. Steer clear of processed foods and alcoholic beverages. Add much more fruits and veggies to your diet, especially these listed above.

11. Inversion table – Could it help?
It sounds odd, but some research suggests utilizing an inversion table might help pass stone fragments following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, in brief, is when a targeted shock wave is sent via the body to break up stones. It seems that inversion therapy assists the body push out the stones.
I also recommend reading the book “The Green Physique Cleanse” to learn how you can steer clear of kidney stone forming foods and beverages.

Remember that the remedies listed above are not intended to replace medical care. If you’re experiencing a lot of pain from kidney stones, see your doctor immediately. For optimal well being, I recommend performing a colon cleanse, liver and gallbladder cleanse, chemical and heavy metal cleanse as well as a harmful organism cleanse a minimum of 1-2 times a year.

Do you've a favorite kidney stone remedy I missed? If so, please leave a comment beneath. Thank you so much for reading!

Aug 17, 2015

The Federal DEA Conspiracy Against Hemp, Marijuana, and Incompetent Politicians that Just Don’t Get the American People…

What the Drug Enforcement Agency does to Medical Marijuana dispensaries is the equivalent of cops setting speed traps on Sunday morning to catch old people speeding to church because they are late. You aren’t saving the world guys, in fact your making it worse by wasting tax payer’s dollars, being counter productive and not seeing what is right in front of your face. They are medical dispensaries! There are protected by the state! And still you want to be an asshole? Was there a violent crime last week instigated by smoking too much marijuana? Focus on the problem. No seriously, get it together, see the big picture. If you can’t see this simple solution, right in front of you congressman know-it-alls, grab the reigns, stop thinking of what your peers think. You want votes? Start thinking out side the box.

      Sources: Projected State Deficits (2012) ,Revenue Savings Data Miron Jeffrey (2005), (The Budgetary Implications of Medical Prohibition)

You think the American public doesn’t see this waste of resources, as well as potential for new state taxable income if regulated properly? Look at cigarettes, don’t be hypocritical, since when can the government dictate what I can do to my body? They have NEVER done that. If Phillip Morris can continue to do business, and people are still talking about what havoc would be caused if marijuana was federally legal, should really smoke a joint, the only crime you will commit is eating a bit too many Cheetos.

Get over yourself, and stop listening to your analyst. All of you are puppets. Grow a brain. What have we learned as humans, all of these government organizations need new regulations, I'm no politician, but this shit is ridiculous, pardon my French. Go ask a cop, when he busts a criminal breaking into cars, or into establishments, what their drug of choice is, if it was an honest query, I guarantee, you the real problem, is the harder stuff, the stuff, that makes people steal from their own mothers, and steal from other mothers, and kill their kids all to get their next fix. Some homeless people in most of your neighborhoods have a 10k a week drug habit whether it be oxycontin, or heroin, or crack,. Who cares. Guaranteed, you might bust them with weed sometimes, but that fix they want, the fix they are committing crimes for, is for that harder physically addicting stuff. They feel like they have no choice, where is the DEA on those busts? Instead you want to mess with the dispensaries providing a service, and adhering to state regulations, go ask a heroin addict how many times he's done that…

People want to know who I am going to vote for, what a joke, the Bloods or the Crips, red or blue, all a sham, used to play the American people against each other over issues that are no brainers.
How to Win the Presidential Election For Dummies Vol. 1 – Wake the hell up and Legalize Pot. You see this crowd? Which side do you think holds the majority in every state. C'mon, who is going to grow a pair?

Like gay marriage, it took us how long to legalize it? Just do it! Let them be miserable like everyone else….(sorry only a joke) I digress though, let’s get back on topic….It just really grinds my gears.
Hemp could be a tall, beautiful and gracious serving annual plant that may achieve levels over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa or, indica) derive from exactly the same types of plant, they will not function as the same and confusion remains triggered by deliberate lies and mis-info with significant effects on socioeconomics and also on political matters, shit, that’s why I don’t vote BECAUSE IT NEVER MATTERS! I am 32 years old, I can see through all of their bullshit, I am the generation, that has sat through, Clinton, Bush, and W. Bush again, I know their screw ups, I know our screw ups, and I know how we will continue to screw up, because that’s what the country is ran by now, oil hungry screw ups, that are masters of misdirection, and fogging the true issues that matter, and potentially save America’s Debt Crisis. The main reason hemp is against the law isn't due to any negative impact on the atmosphere or human health, but precisely the opposite. It's so eco-friendly, nutritionally and medicinally advantageous, it offers so many abundant assets that might make it impossible for effective companies to compete. More importantly, oil, glass, rope, and clothes production, because it has all of these uses, and grows so much better than cotton. The possibilities are endless, and as I said before, what is their rebuttal? They don’t want potheads hanging around schools? Around your favorite restaurant or movie theatre? News flash people, it happens anyway! They aren’t committing a crime, they are making a lifestyle choice, that really by all means, is none of your god damn business. Ben Franklin would be outraged. I mention his name because he is the only guy that was smart enough NOT to be president, and also smart enough to know, that the president is the fall guy, and that’s why he is my hero, as a true founding father, whose IQ was higher than all of our other president’s combined. Without having even been a president.

US Presidents Who Openly Commented and Joked About Their Marijuana Use
  1. Barack Obama – Of course he wrote about his weed, and cocaine abuse as a youth, when he lived with his parents in Hawaii, but he is also on record saying When I was a kid, I inhaled Frequently, That was the point…”
  2. George W. Bush – Widely known in his use to be a cocaine user (he wrote about it, as well) never wanted to answer the questions about Marijuana, I find it strange he was easy to mention cocaine, which is a highly more dangerous and addictive substance that has no medical use whatsoever, in the same category as weed. He is quoted once making a statement about marijuana saying “I don’t want some kid doing what I tried.” – But don’t worry cocaine is cool kids, ok ok, he didn’t say the cocaine part but still, he might as well, since he mentioned the cocaine use and was real hesitate to speak about marijuana. That also leaves a hint on it being in the agenda, as something that isn’t going to happen federally, so he spoke bad about it, once again, putting it int eh same ballpark as his father did with his famous Crack cocaine speech years before. There are no coincidences here people.
  3. Bill Clinton – The famous remark “I did not inhale.” way to stand up to the war on drugs President Bill, no wonder you and President Bush Senior are cool as shit hanging out on yachts making Galveston commercials. You could have said something better than that Bill. Oh, but he DID NOT have sexual relations. Sigh…
  4. Thomas Jefferson – My hero, often wrote letters to general George Washington about his hemp he was growing, also about trades when he got back to the states since Jefferson was a US ambassador. For good reason. Let’s go back to this.
  5. (Many more to list, you can find on Google….I have to finish this article….LOL)
Hemps History, and What it has been used for in the Past…

Hemp is definitely the most universally valuable plant we've got at our disposal. The history of mankind’s use of hemp is often traced way back in time to among about 5000 - 7000 BC. Remains of seed husks have been identified at Neolithic burial sites in central Europe, which indicate that they had been utilized in funeral rites and shamanic ceremonies. It truly is probable that at that time the distinctions in between several strains weren't as pronounced as they may be currently.

Up till and even in the course of WWII, hemp was a extensively grown crop, which offered the world with a fantastic and toughest supply of fiber material. Since it is actually an annual with a growing cycle of only 120 days it may be harvested many occasions a year, based on local weather situations. Its biomass is considerable, which means that it absorbs large quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2. It can be resistant to bugs and calls for little agrochemical remedy. It is extremely undemanding and may be grown in very poor situations and depleted soils and can basically increase the soil structure more than a period of years. For many centuries hemp was one of several most important industrial crops which supplied the fibres for rope and challenging, durable canvass with no which the age of exploration could in no way have set sail.

In the US also, there have long been various guidelines and regulation in place relating to the cultivation of hemp. But in contrast to today’s regulations that strongly prohibit any cultivation of hemp, much less than a century ago hemp cultivation was not just encouraged, but mandatory, with hefty fines becoming levied against farmers who refused. ‘Hemp for Victory’ was the government coined slogan that fueled the final big bout of legal hemp cultivation for the duration of WWII, advertising hemp cultivation as a patriotic trigger.
Intentional Lies About THC Spread by Misinformation Agents of the Global Elite
Hemp is a number of cannabis sativa which has a lengthy history of use within the United states. However, since the 1950s it has been lumped in to the same category of marijuana, and therefore the extremely versatile crop was doomed within the United states. Hemp is technically in the exact same species of plant that psychoactive marijuana comes from. Nevertheless, it is from a various selection, or subspecies that consists of numerous important differences.
Industrial hemp has extremely low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels, which is the principal psychoactive constituent. In comparison to marijuana which is specifically cultivated for individual psychoactive use, it is nearly not possible to “get high” on hemp. Marijuana that may be smoked usually contains in between 5-10%t THC, industrial hemp contains about one-tenth of that. To be able to get a psychoactive impact, 1 would need to smoke much more than a dozen hemp cigarettes more than a very short period of time to achieve any kind of psychoactive impact. The reason for the low THC content in hemp is the fact that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary element that types the marijuana higher. Moreover, industrial hemp has higher concentrations of a chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) that has a negative effect on THC and lessens its psychoactive effects when smoked in conjunction.
Industrial hemp also grows differently than THC-containing cannabis. Hemp is typically grown up, not out, because the focus is not on producing buds but on producing length of stalk. In this way, hemp is really a very similar crop to bamboo. The stalk contains the fiber and hard, woody core material that may be used to get a number of purposes, even carpentry.

The two also differ in the locations that they are able to be successfully grown. THC-producing Marijuana must be grown in usually warm and humid environments to be able to produce the desired quantity and quality of THC-containing buds. Nevertheless, because industrial hemp does not include these buds, and also the hardy components from the plant are the more desired, it can be grown in a wider variety of locations. Usually, industrial hemp grows very best on fields that provide high yields for corn crops, which includes the majority of the Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast United states. Moreover, since industrial hemp can use male plants as well as female plants (because the object is not THC production), greater crop yields can outcome.

Whilst there is virtually no THC within the varieties grown for industrial uses such as oil and fibre, governments have cooperated with powerful corporate lobbyists the make sure that hemp is lumped in to the exact same category as marijuana. The main reason is that hemp has as well numerous abundant sources for fuel, housing, food, medicine that corporations cannot exploit. Consider how numerous polluting conglomerates would go down if hemp was permitted as a resource. The oil, pharmaceutical, supplement and constructions business would require to radically shift their business model to survive.

Abundant Resources

Hemp provides the fibre to make a tough paper - a much more sensible solution than the wasteful technique of clear cutting old development forests, or even the cultivation pine plantations that are ecologically speaking dead zones that take 20 years to mature prior to they can be harvested. Cannabis produces four times much more fibre per acre and may be harvested several times per year. The first dollar bills had been printed on hemp paper, your old family members bible is most likely printed on hemp paper and even the constitution itself was drafted on hemp paper.
Hemp has the strongest natural fibers, which can be utilized not just to create rough cloth, such as sails or canvass, but additionally durable work clothes, like the original jeans. When the plants are grown closer with each other the fiber becomes shorter and finer, which allows for finer textiles. Today, you will find some style designers that are experimenting with a wide range of textiles produced from hemp for their fashionable, trendy hemp lines, shirts, suits, bags, jeans and much more. And, no- you cannot smoke them to get high!
Hemp fibers are also discovering application as a modern developing material, an application that has been spearheaded and exploited effectively in France. Hemp fibers may be blended with water and limestone to make an extremely difficult, light-weight, all-natural cement which has not only excellent insulating properties, but additionally shows much more flexibility than standard concrete, which tends to make it particularly useful as a developing material in earthquake prone locations.
Back in 1941, Henry Ford constructed a car that was not just completely constructed from ‘hemp plastic’, but additionally ran on hemp fuel. Hemp oil, pressed in the seeds is also extremely versatile. It can be polymerized to create a strong plastic-like material, that is extremely tough, yet nevertheless is totally natural and biodegradable, which could replace plastics in numerous industrial processes.
Car manufacturers are again turning to hemp as a resource to provide light-weight, however shock absorbent and environmentally friendly material for their cars. Due to the higher biomass hemp would also make an ideal supply of ethanol, the very best bio-fuel option to gasoline, which is capable of fuelling engines with out producing all these evil gases that are destroying our atmosphere and poisoning the air. At lengthy final, some of the top car producers are starting to follow in Ford’s steps.

100% True Facts on Hemp / Marijuana
  • Farming 6% of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass crops would provide all of America’s energy needs.
  • Hemp is Earth’s number-one biomass resource; it is capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months.
  • Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol, or gasoline at a cost comparable to petroleum, and hemp is much better for the environment. Pyrolysis (charcoalizing), or biochemical composting are two methods of turning hemp into fuel.
  • Hemp can produce 10 times more methanol than corn.
  • Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due to sulfur pollution.
  • The use of hemp fuel does not contribute to global warming.
Hemp oil is of a very high high quality and industry is utilizing it in paints, inks and varnishes. In recent years the food industry is also discovering its virtues. Hempseed oil is among the richest sources of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, supplying an excellent balance between omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. They play a function in reducing bad cholesterol and plaque, which is responsible for arteriosclerosis.

Health food businesses are starting to experiment with hemp as a basis for a large range of products- from hemp seed bars, to gummy bears, to beer, to hemp cheese and so much more. Studies have been released that show individuals struggling with cancer have low levels of melatonin in their bodies.

Studies have also shown that just smoking hemp can raise the melatonin levels in our bodies. So one can only imagine what hemp oil that's in a concentrated state can do to increase melatonin levels.

Hemp oil promotes complete physical healing and raises melatonin levels in a large number of occasions and scientific tests. When the pineal gland produces vast amounts of melatonin, it causes no harm to the body however it is extremely hard on the situation you are struggling with and certainly can get rid of it. For almost a decade, Rick Simpson has been displaying individuals how to remedy cancer with hemp oil.

Each the industrial legal type of hemp oil and the illegal THC laden hemp oil are one of probably the most power-packed protein sources accessible in the plant kingdom. Its oil may be used in many nutritional and transdermal applications. In other chapters in my Winning the War on Cancer book we will discuss in-depth about GLA and cancer as well as the fascinating function of Dr. Johanna Budwig.

She uses flax seed oil instead of hemp oil to cure cancer - through effecting modifications in cell walls - using these omega3 and omega6 laden medicinal oils.
The many useful, tricks and tips Hemp oil can and is being used for. Way more pros than cons here. Each application that utilizes petroleum for it’s skin and hair products can use hemp oil as it is more advantageous and herbal. It could be utilized in many health issues as either a discomfort reducer or even as the cure for it.

- Since hemp oil is all-natural, it is used as a moisturizing oil which can be applied following a shower or a bath. When you massage the body with it, it nourishes the skin and increases the blood circulation. Much more on facial skin care.

- Hemp oil is used in cooking also, although it's not appropriate for high heat cooking. Together with giving a slightly nutty and crispy taste to meals, it could be the right salad oil just in case you’re out of olive oil.

- An additional application of hemp oil is it’s use as biodiesel within the same manner like other vegetable oils. It is a secure replacement for petroleum as it is non-toxic and doesn’t harm the atmosphere.

- Nearly all the forms of plastics can be made by using hemp oil instead of using petroleum as a base. As these made from petroleum, release harmful chemicals whilst decomposition, but these from hemp oil, don’t.

- Hemp oil can also be used in the production of paints as it doesn’t trigger any armful releases when washed down in the drain and has very low emissions than the petroleum paints which are presently becoming utilized.

- Hemp oil prevents skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin. It's extremely nutritious for the skin and tends to make a wonderful addition to homemade moisturizing blends and rejuvenating creams. The list of advantageous utilizes of hemp goes on and on.

So why is Hemp, with no THC content illegal?
(That detective, is the right question...)
There is an old saying: if you would like to obtain to the root of an issue, follow the cash. This holds true for hemp. In this case we've to ask the question ‘who benefits from hemp being illegal?’ The logical answer is: the oil companies- and their share holders, of course. Hemp became illegalized at the time when oil was starting to make an impact on the economy as a base material for a lot of things that hemp could also be utilized for, including textiles and fibres (plastics), cosmetics and fuel.
Clearly, a resource is more profitable if access to it's restricted and not every farmer can grow it himself. In an exceedingly clever PR move psychoactive marijuana and hemp have been ‘thrown within the same pot’ because it were, and a huge campaign has been launched to convince individuals from the dangers of marijuana alias hemp - a highly questionable assertion. Although technically hemp isn't illegal to grow in some states, it requires obtaining a special permit from the drug enforcement agency (DEA) to restrict mass production. These permits are rarely given out and need that the crop be surrounded by safety measures like fences, razor wire, safety guards, or dogs. To get a crop which has little-to-no potential to obtain individuals higher, the current attitude is both irresponsible and draconian.

Seriously do potheads want to eat peoples face off like that new designer drug, that is being sold in head shops around the neighborhood, LEGALLY! This is atrocious and we have no one to blame but the US government, all of their proabition-esq tactics to keep Hemp, and Marijuana controlled is highly on the agenda, and it has nothing to do with all of the potheads affect on society.

Look at California, and Colorado! Crime rates have actually dropped, they have a new taxable source of income, and things are great...And it's only legal if you have  medical card. Imagine if the government through out that silly rule. The only way Barack Obama could salvage his last moments as acting President would to legalize marijuana. That is the most ass backwards federal law we have. These DEA cowboys think they are actually making a difference busting these legal marijuana dispensaries on federal charges, when their is probably about 3 meth labs in the vicinity that could blow up at any moment.
How oxy-moronic. The anti-pot legislation is a joke, and let's be serious it's not stopping anyone from doing it anyway. Just let go government tax the shit like you do cigarettes. You care about my health really? Marlboro Reds are government crack...Just saying, yet its all good. It's socially acceptable, and even cigarette smokers are being ostracized.

Don't press your eating habits on me, and don't judge me either, we all have our vices. Whether, its sneaking Dove Milk chocolates under your pillow, or eating that secret Kolache, or Bear Claw before work. We all have our vices/addictions, I'm not asking for all drugs to be illegal but let's as a country not be fucking idiots. And stay out of each others business, especially if we aren’t causing friction between each other.

Hemp is the most useful plant ally we have - a sustainable resource par excellence, as some may prefer to contact it. Rather than cursing it we ought to be grateful to its deva and use all its ample gifts to turn the ecological demise of our planet about. It's not difficult to see how immensely beneficial hemp is and how it has the possible of solving many of our environmental problems, not to mention our health problems. However, we are continuously deprived of its advantages simply because farmers are prohibited from cultivating this crop.

Obviously importing it or goods produced from it's herbal goodness is very expensive and also the higher expense is really a prohibitive factor to selecting hemp as an environmentally friendly option even where it is available.
It makes no sense to import a crop like hemp, when it can be, should be and used to be grown in all temperate and hot regions of the world. Industrial hemp could transform the economy from the globe States in a positive and advantageous way, and therefore ought to be exploited to its full potential.

Aug 10, 2015

Hector and the Search for Happiness is Such a Great Movie About Happiness

hector and the search for happinessTaking on the insane task of leaving your mark in history, in this day and age, being a regular human being….no different than you, or anyone else... This is something that can make you very hard on yourself.  I set highly unachievable goals, because I know getting close is a feat in itself. This lifestyle sets you up for a lot of disappointment, failures, and some harder to deal with than others.
I have always said knowledge is king, the more you know the better. Now I understand….Experience is king. Knowledge only gives you the opportunity to gain experience, it doesn’t guarantee it.
When I don’t hit my astronomically high goal, it’s nice to know I have touched the lives of so many people in my field, it’s not until I stop ‘grinding’, putting in my ‘all-nighters’ that I get a chance to talk with my long-time friends. My friends that I have known since I was 13+ years old, which do exactly what I do. They live in different states, and countries all across the world. I have been to so many cool places, and seen so many cool things…I am truly blessed. I realize just how much I have helped people in their company, life, or even just with their computer emergency in general…
I don’t do this for the winning, or for billions of dollars, I do it for all the losses, all the hard times, and all the blessings I have in my life. That way when I succeed, I take care of the people I love, that have been putting up with my crazy ass, which actually thinks that one day he is going to change the world… LOL!
Thank you God, for giving me the strength and the gifts  to not only give it a shot, but also the strength, that always gets me back on my feet, just to try it all over again.
This post is dedicated to my Family, Friends, and everyone that fuels my inner flame by asking my favorite question…. “How did you do that?” I love you all. Ok, now back to work! Lol! 

"Love is doing your calling." - Hector and the Search for Happiness (The Book Of Happiness)

"Love is feeling useful...." - Hector and the Search for Happiness (The Book Of Happiness)

"Love is feeling absolutely alive...." - Hector and the Search for Happiness (The Book Of Happiness)

Raymond Hernandez

P.S.) I am not crazy, I just saw the movie Hector and the Search for Happiness, and I am feeling very philosophical right now.  Watch it it’s on Netflix!!

Aug 5, 2015

Top Tips to Keep Your Blood Sugar Stabilized at Suitable Levels

Keeping your blood sugar at the right levels can be very important. Especially when you are spending time with your love ones, or with people that you do not know very well. It’s very important to not only know your body, but also how to give your system a kick in the right direction so you can always be on top of your game, and live a happier and healthier life. Here are some of the things that doctor’s have recommended to help you keep your blood sugar in check. I am not a doctor, so please, always be cautious taking anyone’s advice about your health over the internet, even me. I only say that because I care about you.

But more and more of us in this modern age suffer blood sugar dysregulation in its various forms: hypoglycemia (blood sugar crashing) hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) insulinemia (high blood insulin levels), diabetes, and insulin resistance, to name a few.

Yet the basic design of your body is self-governing. In other words, your body is designed to automatically correct imbalances and heal itself. And a steady blood sugar throughout the day and night is central to that process. How can you support that innate process of self-regulation, and promote your better overall health and well-being?

Here are a few tips to aid you:

1. The more protein and vegetables you eat, and the fewer carbohydrates, the better of you'll be in supporting your body's blood sugar self regulation.

2. In choosing the carbohydrates you will consume, stick to those with a low glycemic index. A glycemic index is a number assigned to a food that measures how fast any particular carbohydrate increases the sugar (glucose) circulating in your blood. Want to check the glycemic index of foods you eat? Search the internet for 'glycemic index of foods'.

3. When you do eat carbohydrates, combine them with fiber or other foods that slow down the rate of absorption. This helps prevent those damaging blood sugar spikes.

4. Engage in regular, intense exercise. This is especially important if you don't want to take the drug Metformin, the only drug that the American Diabetes Association recommends for the 'prevention' of type 2 diabetes. As reported at medicine.net, while it is true that studies have shown that "Metformin reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by 31%", it is also important to understand that the benefit was not as great as with diet and intense exercise.

The side effects of this drug are many - among the more common, according to drug.com, are abdominal or stomach discomfort/ cough or hoarseness/decreased appetite/diarrhea/ fast or shallow breathing/fever or chills/general feeling of discomfort/ lower back or side pain/muscle pain or cramping/painful or difficult urination/ sleepiness

And, of course, diet and exercise have no side effects.

5. Never never, never consume anything with corn syrup in it. Why? Because corn syrup (regardless of the name by which it is called) kills the beta cells of the pancreas. These are the insulin producing cells that are key to regulating blood, which are currently being used instead of 'high fructose corn sugar. So read every label to check for the following names, which, as reported byhsionline.com are now being substituted for high fructose corn syrup, the label consumers have learned to recognize:

maize syrup /
glucose syrup /
glucose/fructose syrup /
tapioca syrup /
dahlia syrup /
fruit fructose /
crystalline fructose /
glucose-fructose (in Canada) and
isoglucose (in Europe).

6. Many blood sugar problems are caused by parasites, so consider a parasite-cleansing protocol with the help of a qualified health professional.

7. Increase your raw food consumption. Many experts recommend that you consume a minimum of 30% of your diet from raw foods. Why? Because, among other things, they supply the enzymes your body - and especially your pancreas - needs to function well.

8. If you need more than that to get your body's inherent self-regulatory mechanisms working, use the assistance of a holistic health practitioner who can recommend specific strategies for your particular body. In addition to checking for parasites, they can recommend which dietary strategies are best to you. They also know a variety of whole food concentrates and herbal supplements that can return your body's power to regulate itself back where it belongs.

For example, out of three people with basically the same blood sugar dysregulation symptoms and diagnosis, one may need GTF Chromium (GTF stands for 'glucose tolerance factor'), a second may have that aforementioned parasite issue, while the third may need the herb Gymnema ( used for over 3000 years and called the 'sugar destroyer' in Aurvedic medicine). Modern science has now demonstrated that taking Gymnema over 18 months can actually help regenerate the beta (insulin-producing) cells of the pancreas.

The point is, blood sugar problems are symptoms, not causes. Getting to the cause (or causes) not only can resolve them, it can also sidestep that long list of downstream health problems and set you on the road to better health all around. Leave a comment below and let me know how you are making sure you always have the right level of sugar in your blood. Thank you for reading, and share the article with everyone you know! Knowledge is power! Don’t forget to like our group page on Facebook, I will link it on the column in the right.

Jul 30, 2015

Really Cool and Easy Way to Cut a Pineapple in 4 Easy Steps

           What you need
1 Knife
1 Pineapple

Directions Step-by-Step

1.) Place pineapple on chopping board and cut completely in half. 

2.) Then take one of the halves, and cut it in half again. Now we should have 2 quarters. 

3.) Now start cutting the skin from the pineapple ALMOST cutting it off. 

4.) Then finally cut nice little triangles, by cutting downwards towards the skin. 

(Optional step, for presentation) Separate the triangles with your fingers to make them even easier to grab. This is a great way to eat a healthy snack by the pool or beach, without all the hassle of some fancy way to cut a pineapple. This is much easier! Now go have fun, I am sure they will let you know when it's time to cut another quarter. Do you have a great easy way to cut something healthy? Leave a comment below and share it with us! I will post to the site, and give you credit to any link you like. Thank you for reading! 

Jul 24, 2015

Fight Against GMO: H.R. 1599 House Bill Passed Monsanto Now Required to Properly Label All of Their GMO Products

 Today marks a big win for all anti-GMO activists and health advocates! Monsanto and other companies that want to sell their own genetically modified fruits and vegetables to the public, are now required clearly label all of their produce for sale. This is officially called H.R. 1599, or the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act". Today is the day July 24th, 2015 something has passed through the house of representatives that is actually for the people, and without under handed political hand shakes. It feels good to be an American right now, I hope it is not short lived.Please share this article with everyone you know to inform them about their health, rights, and the truth about GMOs!! Thank you so much! Leave comments below and let me know what you think!

Source: http://agriculture.house.gov/press-release/house-passes-hr-1599-safe-and-accurate-food-labeling-act

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Jul 19, 2013

Dancing is the Best Workout and It's Good For the Soul

People always want to know what the best workout is to lose weight, or the diet pill that's going to help them lose weight. I have said many times on this site that there is no magic diet pill, and most weight loss workout DVDs are a waste of money. Want the best tip anyone can give you? Dance like no body is in the room. Dance your heart out. Sweat, feel good, and don't stop.

Just so you know you can burn more calories dancing than you can swimming, biking, or even running. Of course this all depends on what dance your doing and just how hard you're doing it. Many people don't like to dance because they feel embarrassed. If you are one of those people then dance at home. Watch YouTube instructional videos, whatever will make you feel comfortable. Maybe once you feel more comfortable dancing alone, and dancing right you won't feel so embarrassed dancing in public. Also remember that just because dancing is the best workout it doesn't mean you should go drink 6 cranberry and vodkas and go dancing at your favorite bar. That kind of defeats the purpose and after all drinking alcohol while you are trying to burn calories is probably a bad idea. Take it one step at a time, do some research and most of all have fun. The more fun you have, the more likely you are to do it on a daily basis. Learn new dances, try different genres of music, and see what gets you sweating the most. Dancing also increases strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility plus so much more.

Dancing has been done by mankind since ancient times. There is something very primal about it and somehow when you stomp your feet on the ground to the rhythm of the music it connects you to the Earth. This can stir up feelings of happiness, gratitude and even sexuality with your dance partner. These things are definitely something you want to keep in mind. Don't be one of those people that sits in the corner while everyone is having fun by simply saying "I don't know how to dance". This is mostly your fault. There are no rules, hell you don't even need instruction. Go out there and let the music move you. The more movement the better. It doesn't matter if you look crazy, you can only get better from here. Have fun and let loose. Dancing is also a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. Also when you are done with your night of dancing it's also a great sleep aid. Now go out and let the music move you! Have fun!

Jul 18, 2013

Frozen TV Dinners Healthier Than Most Home Cooked Meals

Many co-workers of mine are always quick to brag about "eating good" and having a nice healthy home cooked meal. Turns out that most home cooked meals are worse for you than a frozen tv dinner. A study coming out of the UK has found that most recipes in popular cookbooks including: "Ministry of Food" and "30 Minute Meals" by Jamie Oliver, "Kitchen" by Nigella Lawson, and "River Cottage Everyday" by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have 3 or 4 times more calories, fat, and sodium than your average frozen tv dinner.

This study actually was pretty indepth. It looked at nutritional content such as sugars, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and total calories. Most of the recipes you find in these recipe books and almost every popular recipe book around the world revolve around 1 thing, how good it tastes. Sure they may be loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and other essentials we need on a daily basis, but its also loaded with too much of what the World Health Organization or WHO has set daily limits for in their daily dietary guidelines. The recipes that I have put together on this site not only revolve around great tasting food, but also adheres to these guidelines to help my loyal subscribers adhere to a healthy lifestyle. That is not true for all recipe sources. Just because your "home cooked meal" is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, does not mean it adheres to the dietary guidelines of the WHO and the USDA. This doesn't mean that all home cooked meals are the same, it just means that you have to keep these guidelines in mind if you want to prevent obesity or other major health complications in the future.

So what does this mean for you? Should you stop cooking at home all together and just eat TV dinners for the rest of your days? Absolutely not. Keep a watchful eye on your daily sodium and calorie intake. TV dinners may adhere to the daily limits, however they won't have as many vitamins and minerals as a home cooked meal, and our body needs that too. So just remember before you follow your favorite chef on the Food Network, make sure you keep in mind just how much sodium and fat you are adding to the recipe. Its always best to use your better judgement and use substitutes where possible. Experiment and stay healthy the recipe your following is not scripture. Stay healthy my friends.

How to Make Food Taste Even Better - What Kind of Silverware Do You Use?

So you just got off of work and your fixing to eat dinner...Do you use plastic utensils such as a plastic fork, knife, or a spoon? New research studies have found that the type of silverware you use could actually be effecting your taste buds. Plastic forks and spoons are great to use because you won't have to do the dishes, and many people have used them on a daily basis so that they can keep their silverware clean for when they have company. This might just be a bad idea. Now that I think about it, it makes a lot of sense too. For example have you ever noticed that sodas taste better out of an actual glass bottle instead of a plastic bottle or a can? Is this why wine connoisseurs always prefer crystal glasses? 

What is it about glass, silver and crystal that makes our taste buds work better? Scientists are trying to figure it out. The study in many ways still being conducted by "Flavour Journal" and the University of Oxford. It is not just the materials that we consume with though, it is also has to do with weight, color, and the actual type of the utensil. It also has to do with what you are eating off of.  Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that eating popcorn from a blue colored bowl makes it taste saltier and more buttery, then popcorn eaten from a white bowl. Even though its the same popcorn from the same batch. They have also found that the saltiness is stronger on a piece of cheese when eaten straight off of a plastic knife, instead of a toothpick or fork.

Now you have a new experiment to try on your next snack break, or before your next big home cooked meal. Change it up a little bit, your taste buds just might thank you. Enjoy!

Jul 26, 2012

The Truth About Constipation

I know this is a subject not everyone likes to talk about. It may seem like a disgusting subject but the fact is we all do it, and if you aren't having a normal bowel movement something could be very wrong and you might need to visit the doctor to let him know what is going on. Many people go several years having digestive problems and make their situation worse by not bringing it to the attention of their doctor.

The color of your bowel movement should be medium to dark brown. Bile made by your liver and gallbladder has a yellowish color and changes to the brown color by bacteria passed through the gut. If the stool is too light or grey colored this means that you are not producing enough bile, and this could be a problem for you later in life. If your stool is yellowish color that means that it is passing through your digestive system too fast and isn't getting enough time for the bile to turn brown. Your stool's diameter should be 1-2". If your stool is too narrow that means that you could have inflammation of the bowels and that should be addressed as soon as possible.

Your stool should be firm, but it should NOT be too hard or too loose. If there is undigested food in your stool, that could be a sign that you have low stomach acid levels, or a lack of digestive enzymes. Everyone should be passing a bowel movement every single day. If you are not going every day this is a sign you are constipated. Some healthy people go 2-3 times a day. This is a sign you have a very healthy digestive system.

Constipation can cause blood in your stool. This is a result of tearing. If you just have a little bit on your towel from wiping you probably have nothing to worry about, however, if you have dark blood in your bowel movement and you can see it this could be a sign of a serious problem and you should probably let your doctor know right away.

If you have mucous in your stool that is a sign that there is inflammation in your bowels. If it happens regularly you should probably let your doctor know. Just a couple of times should mean that you probably had some type of food allergy. Watch this closely if it has happened to you especially if it keeps happening. This is a sign of a serious problem.

Jul 16, 2012

The Only Real Way To Lose Weight

When people think of losing weight they often think of restrictive diets and magic "guaranteed" weight loss supplements or drugs. This is actually an unhealthy way to lose weight and often just shows results in the short term, and can seriously affect your health in a bad way. Even some of the weight loss strategies that just involve depriving your body of necessary vitamins and nutrients is enough to get you sick. Many people have lost weight by consuming only liquids or the liquid diets, and this is very dangerous. It is important to always remember the goal is to lose weight, but it should also be done as healthy as possible.

What everyone should be thinking of is long term significant lifestyle changes that can not only better your mood, increase your energy, keep you young, and help you lose weight. This can include regular walks around the block or at your favorite park. When I say that though I don't mean go walk around until your legs hurt and you feel miserable the next day. Instead enjoy your walk. Walk until you at least break a sweat. Most of all though make sure you enjoy your walk. This will ensure that you will eventually look forward to your afternoon or morning walk. Eventually you might end up walking at both times. The key is creating the habit. If you can do it every day for a month you will find that it becomes routine. This is an example of a small change you can make that can not only help you lose weight, but have dramatic impact on your overall health, in a good way.

Mostly anything that you do that is healthy for you can help you lose weight. Eating vegetables, drastically cutting back on sugar, and curbing your appetite of sweets to fruits. It is most important though instead of depriving yourself of food, try to make healthy choices. Don't eat something that you don't want, but try to change your mindset. Don't worry you can start to convert slowly at first, but remember when you cheat yourself you are just dooming yourself to fail. Throughout your journey of thinking healthy and making wiser choices do not weigh yourself. All you are doing is discouraging yourself, and it won't be helping you. Get your satisfaction when people begin to notice your healthy weight loss through your changing your habits and making healthier choices (even if they are small at first).

Make sure on top of all of the healthy choices to make remember, the only real way to lose weight and burn calories is through regular exercise. Find that routine you love, and don't try to kill yourself with it, enjoy it so you do it everyday. Don't make excuses for yourself, the only one that gets hurt by this is you. When you make excuses those will be the reasons you are not losing weight.

Jun 20, 2012

Staying Fit and Eating Healthy Also Helps Overall Mental Health

So many people wait until they are faced with a health problem before they start becoming physically healthy and start making healthy eating choices. What most people don't know is that being healthy can also greatly increase your happiness and overall mood. So many people nowadays are taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication because they feel that they have a chemical imbalance in their brains, while at the same time don't have healthy eating habits and don't workout at all. I believe that just a small change at first, might make you reconsider the benefits of being healthy and staying healthy. Don't wait until you have a medical condition! Get out there and enjoy life! Stay healthy and eat right....you will be happy that you did. Here are a few tips to get started on your road to not only being more healthy but also having a better outlook on life, without needing all those "feel good" medications that doctors try to shove down our throats. Here are some tips to get started living a healthy lifestyle. Remember start off with small changes and work it into your daily routine. Don't try to kill yourself and over working out. The next day might discourage you from doing in the long run because your body isn't used to it yet. It is best to ease yourself into a routine that you will enjoy and gradually increase your energy level.

Setting your mind doing something healthy you like to do
The first thing you should do is decide what it is you think you would enjoy doing. You don't have to run 3 miles a day, especially if you are starting out. You are only going to wake up super sore and in pain. That is no way to start a healthy routine. Instead think of something that you already enjoy doing, but just don't do enough of. Some examples would be running, jogging, walking your favorite park, yoga, lifting weights or riding a bike. Just remember starting out you need to start small. Set small goals and increase your goals after  a couple of weeks.

Changing your lifestyle
It is not always about exercising. Try to make lifestyle changes that are healthy for you such as quitting smoking, doing healthy eating habits, and being more active in your day. For example if you work a desk job, and you tend to eat your lunch at your desk try eating lunch on the go, or going to a healthy place to eat your lunch. If it is close, don't drive your car try walking. That way you are getting a mini work out as well. Also drinking energy drinks is a big no-no. They have tons of sugar and sodium that are both terrible if you are trying to stay healthy. Especially the dreaded Redbull. I know they work, but they just are not good for you. Try drinking a 5 hour energy instead. It has less sugar, and it even has some vitamins. Ginseng, and green tea are also a healthy energy alternative. Don't forget to drink lots of water. It does a body good to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Getting plenty of rest
Many people push themselves to hard in this regard. Remember you are not a superhero. Sleep is a good thing. I have heard many people tell me that are hard workers that "They will sleep when they are dead" etc etc. This is not a good way to think. Your body needs 7-8 hours of rest every night. Try to make that one of your goals. A body that gets good rest will put you in a great mood just in itself. It will also help keep that routine going. Don't downplay the need to get plenty of rest. It refreshes the mind, body and soul.

Body work
Have you ever thought about meditation? This is great for the body and spirit. This also helps with increasing your overall good mood. If that doesn't work for you try yoga, or a deep tissue massage. This is great for the body and the soul. It will also help you while you are being more active.

Try to lower your stress level
It is a proven fact that stress can kill you. Try not to let things get to you. Blow it off. Take a deep breath and even try to blow off steam by walking a few blocks around your house. You will be surprised how much your mood increases by finding ways to vent your stress. Nothing is worth dwelling on the negative. Try to find the positive side of things. Stay away from medication. Try to find a healthy way to increase your mood that is all natural. Stress is a hard thing to deal with, but in time you will find healthy natural ways to combat the things that stress you out the most.

I hope you take some of my advice and find a good routine that works for you. All of us are different and some things work well for others than they might for you. I have faith in you my friend. Want to change, once you do, the people that care about you the most, and even your boss at work will notice the difference. Maybe you will get that long overdue promotion. Take care! Love and light! Leave comments and let me know what you think!

Jun 6, 2012

My Health Master- Cancer and Nutrition

Jillian McKee

Complementary Medicine Advocate

Bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience to the organization, Jillian McKee has worked as the Complementary Medicine Advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance since June of 2009. Jillian spends most her time on outreach efforts and spreading information about the integration of complementary and alternative medicine when used in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment.

Family Members Can Help Cancer Patients by Planning Healthy Meals

It is well known that food plays an important role in a person’s health.  People who eat fatty foods that are high in starches, sugars, saturated fats, and artificial flavors are prone to being overweight, having less energy, and high blood pressure and cholesterol issues.  While it is important for any person to maintain a healthy diet to increase quality of life, it is even more so important for cancer patients to eat foods that are nutritious and healthy.  

Family members can support their loved one with cancer by helping to prepare meals for the person.  Many times, people with cancer receive nutrition information from their physicians or oncologists that they are to try to incorporate healthy foods into their daily diets.  These foods often consist of meals and snacks that include high quantities of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, citrus, and nuts.  If a person is very ill from the disease, or from the treatments of cancer, it can be a physical strain to try to find energy to prepare healthy meals.  

Friends and family members who have loved ones who are battling cancer can be a big support by creating healthy recipes and meals that are loaded in calcium, protein, and high in fiber.  Many fruits and vegetables have helpful antioxidants in them that give people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other form of cancer, an edge for extra energy and strength when it comes to coping with cancer.  It is vital that a person battling cancer keep up as much physical strength as possible so the person can maintain the rounds of treatment that are necessary to defeat the disease.

By pre-packaging snacks such as fruits and nuts and putting them in the person’s refrigerator, family members can provide a great source of help to their loved one.  It is common for people with cancer to lack energy enough that they feel too tired to eat, let alone try to find the strength to prepare healthy meals themselves.  

This often results in a person eating quick and easy foods that are loaded in sugar and fats that do not provide proper nutrition for the cancer patient.  Water, lemon-flavored natural drinks, small amounts of coffee, salads loaded with eggs, cheese, nuts, and diced vegetables are very beneficial to people who are trying to gain strength as they undergo cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, prescription pills, and radiation.

The Food Domain is an educational resource site that lists multiple topics on nutrition for people battling major diseases such as cancer and diabetes.  They provide contemporary recipe suggestions for healthy foods, as well as detailed nutrition topics that can benefit people who are preparing meals for people with cancer.

By: Jillian Mckee:  Of The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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