Learn What Causes Heart Disease Before It’s Too Late

What causes heart disease may be a question weigning on your minds. With more and more people dying each day from heart attacks, it is only natural that you want to know what is going on, what is causing you or a loved one’s poor health, and how to rectify the situation. I have listed some valuable information for you to read in one easy-to-read webpage. This is a free service which can be found on this link: Heart Disease Causes.

Heart disease is a somewhat loose phrase used interchangeably to describe a broad range of heart problems. Some of the illnesses that fall under the heart disease category are high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and coronary artery disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death around the world. So what ultimately causes heart disease?

Heart disease is caused by a number of factors including:

  • Poor diets full of saturated fats  usually from eating too much junkfood and not enough fruits and vegetables.
  • Poor exercise habits, or no exercising at all. The heart is a muscle and needs exercise in order to maintain proper and healthy operation.
  • Smoking is a leading cause of heart disease.
  • Being overweight is a major factor in developing heart disease.

When your arteries harden, this places restrictions on blood flow to organs and tissues, which is what causes heart disease. This deprives your body’s organs of vital oxygen and nutrients needed to function in the right way. It should be noted that what causes heart disease is not always due to hardening of the arteries.

Some forms of heart disease are caused by other genetic or heredity diseases, such as heart valve diseases, congenital heart defects and disease, heart infections, and cardio myopathy. While some heart problems you may not be able to control, most are developed over a lifetime of unhealthy living habits. Remember, prevention is better than cure. For more information on heart disease causes feel free to visit our website.

Sun Effects and Remedies

Dr. Shanker Adawal

The Sun, eulogized as Vishnu, the lord of creation, is the father of our solar system, around which all planets resolve. The power of light in the sky, the temperature of the earth, the power of creation and progress are represented by the Sun. His presence means the “day” and absence means the “night”. The soul in human body and the power of rendering bodily services to others have also been referred to the Sun – a royal planet of power, authority and finances.

The Sun provides good results if placed in houses 1 to 5, 8, 9, 11 and 12. The 6th, and 10th are bad houses for the Sun. The Moon, the Jupiter and the Mars are the planets friendly to the Sun, where las the Saturn, Venus, Rahu and Ketu are enemies. The first is the Puccka Ghar, the permanent house and the house of exaltation of the Sun, whereas the 7th house is in the house of debilitation. The Mars in the 6th and Ketu in the 1st houose make the Sun produce results of an exalted planet. If the Sun is exalted or placed in an auspicious house of a person’s horoscope he is bound to attain higher and higher power and position. If obstacles are created against him by a person that person is bound to meet his doom. Much better results are proposed, if the Sun is in conjunction with Mercury.

The Sun gives adverse effects on the things associated with the house in which he is placed. Consequently in the 1st house he will create health problems for the native. In the 2nd house he will affect the family and its comforts absolutely adversely.

The Sun in the 6th house will not prove good for the sisters and daughters of the native. In the 7th he will face obstacles in the comforts of the wife. The Sun of the 8th house will save the native from death even in critical situations.

The Sun in the 9th house will destroy the comforts of the forefathers and perhaps deprive the native of their properties. In the 10th, the Sun will affect the father adversely. The Sun in the 11th increases and multiplies the income of the native manifold, if he does not augment the power of Saturn, by consumption of liquor, meat and eggs. The Sun in the 12th house destroys the comforts of the night hour sleep of the native.

The Sun will not be able to harm, Venus when Sun is being aspected by Saturn because Saturn and Venus are great friends. On the contrary, if Saturn is being aspected by Sun, then the Sun will not be afraid of Saturn and he will destroy the Venus, as both are natural enemies in the house where he is placed.

The effects of the Sun in both benefic on malefic the situations in different houses are s below:

Sun in 1st House

Benefic:

The native will be fond of constructing religious buildings and digging of wells for public purposes. He will have permanent source of livelihood- more from the government. Money from honest sources will keep multiplying. He will believe only his eyes, not on ears.

Malefic:

The native’s father may die in early childhood. Having sex in the day time will make the wife constantly ill and may have infection of tuberculosis. If Venus is placed in the 7th house, malefic Sun in the 1st house and Mars in the 5th house will cause the death of sons, one after the other. Similarly, the malefic Sun in the 1st house and Saturn in the 8th house will cause the death of wives, one after the other. If there is no planet in the 7th house the marriage before 24th year will prove lucky for the native, otherwise the 24th year of the native would prove highly disastrous for him.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Marry before 24th year of life.

(2) Don’t have sex wife during the day time.

(3) Install a hand pump for water in your ancestral house.

(4) Construct small dark room in the left side at the end of your house.

(5) Both husband and wife must stop eating “Gur” i.e. jiggery.

Sun in 2nd House

Benefic:

(1) The native will be independent, skilled in handiwork and would prove highly helpful to parents, maternal uncles, sisters, daughters and in-laws.

(2) The Sun in the 2nd will become more auspicious if the Moon is placed in the 6th house.

(3) When Sun is in 2nd House and Ketu in the 8th house will make the native very truthful.

(4) When Sun is in 2nd House and Rahu in the 9th house makes the native a renowned artist or painter.

(5) When Sun is in 2nd House and Ketu n the 9th house makes him a great technician.

(6) When Sun is in 2nd House and Mars in the 9th house makes him fashionable.

(7) When Sun is in 2nd House then the generous nature of the native would put an end to growing enemies.

Malefic:

(1) The Sun will affect very adversely the things and relatives associated with the planets inimical to the Sun i.e., wife, wealth, widows, cows, taste, mother etc. Disputes regarding wealth, property and wife will spoil the native.

(2) Never accept donations if the Moon is placed in the 8th house and the Sun in the 2nd house is not auspicious; otherwise the native will be destroyed altogether.

(3) The Sun in the 2nd house, Mars in the 1st and Moon in the 12th house make the native’s condition critical and pathetic in every manner.

(4) Mars in the 8th house makes the native extremely greedy if the Sun in the 2nd house is inauspicious.

 

Remedial Measures:

(1) Donate coconut, mustard oil and almonds to religious places of worship.

(2) Manage to avoid disputes involving wealth, property and ladies.

(3) Avoid accepting donations, specially rice, silver and milk.

Sun in 3rd House

Benefic:

(a) The native will be rich, independent and having younger brothrs.

(2) He will be blessed with divine grace and will earn profits by intellectual pursuits.

(3) He will be interested in astrology and mathematics.

Malefic:

(1) If the Sun is not auspicious in the 3rd house and the Moon is also not be auspicious in the horoscope, there will be daylight robbery or theft in the native’s house.

(2) If the 9th house is afflicted, the forefathers would have been poor.

(3) If the 1st house is afflicted, the neighbours of the native will be destroyed.

Remedial Measures:

(1). Obtain blessings of the mother, by keeping her happy.

(2) Serve others with rice or milk.

(3) Practice good conduct and avoid evil deeds.

Sun in 4th House

Benefic:

(1) The native will be wise, kind and a good administrator. He will have constant source of income. He will leave a legacy of great riches for his off springs after death.

(2) If the Moon is with the Sun in the 4th house, the native will earn great profit through certain new researches.

(3) The Mercury in the 10th or 4th house will make such a native a renowned trader.

(4) If Jupiter is also with the Sun in the 4th house, the native will make good profits through gold and silver trade.

Malefic:

(1) The native becomes greedy, inclined to commit theft and likes to harm others. This tendency ultimately produces very bad results.

(2) If the Saturn is placed in the 7th house, he becomes victimized by night blindness.

(3) If the Sun is inauspicious in the 4th house and Mars is placed in the 10th house, the native’s eye will become seriously defective, but his fortunes will not dwindle.

(4) The native will become impotent if the Sun in the 4th is inauspicious and the Moon is placed in the 1st or 2nd house, the Venus is in the 5th and Saturn is in the 7th house.

Remedial Measures:

(1). Distribute alms and food to the needy people.

(2) Do not take up business associated with iron and wood.

(3) Business associated with gold, silver, cloth will give very good results.

Sun in 5th House

Benefic:

(1) The progress and prosperity of family and children will be assured. If the Mars is placed in the 1st or 8th house and Rahu, Ketu, Saturn are placed in 9th and 12th houses, the native will lead a King’s life.

(2) If the 1st house is placed with any planet, inimical to Sun, the native will be bestowed honour by the government everywhere.

(3) If Jupiter exalted is placed in 9th or 12th house, the enemies will be destroyed, but this position will not be good for children of the native.

Malefic:

(1) If the Sun in the 5th is inauspicious and Jupiter is in 10th, the wife of the native will die and wives in subsequent marriages will also die.

(2) If the Sun in the 5th house, is inauspicious, and Saturn is placed in 3rd, sons of the native will die.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Do not delay in having a child.

(2) Build your kitchen in the eastern portion of your house.

(3) Drop a little quantity of mustard oil and the ground continuously for 43 days.

Sun in 6th House

Benefic:

(1) Native will be lucky, prone to anger, will have beautiful spouse and will benefit from the government.

(2) If Sun is in the 6th house and Moon, Mars and Jupiter in the 2nd house, following own tradition will be beneficial.

(3) If Sun is in 6th house and Ketu in 1st or 7th house then the native will have a son and after the 48th year, great fortune will follow.

Malefic:

(1) The native’s son and maternal family will face bad times. Will also affect native health adversely.

(2) If there is a no planet in the 2nd house, the native will get a government job in the 22nd year of his life.

(3) If Mars is placed in the 10th house the native’s sons will die one after the other.

(4) Mercury in the 12th house causes high blood pressure.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Ancestral customs and rituals should be strictly followed; otherwise the family progress and happiness will be destroyed.

(2) Underground furnaces should not be constructed with in the premises of the house.

(3) After taking dinner blow off the fire of the kitchen stove by sprinkling milk over it.

(4) Always keep Gangajal in the premises of your house.

(5) Offer wheat or Gur to monkeys.

Sun in 7th House

Benefic:

(1) If Jupiter, Mars or Moon are placed in the 2nd house, the native will occupy a ministerial position in the government.

(2) If the Mercury is exalted or Mercury in the 5th or 7th house, aspected by Mars, the native will have unending sources of income.

Malefic:

(1). If the Sun is inauspicious in the 7th house and Jupiter, Venus or any malefic planet is placed in the 11th house and Mercury is malefic in any other house, the native will encounter the death of several members of his family together. Obstacles from the government, diseases like tuberculosis and asthma will victimize the native. Incidents of fire, embalmment from insects and other family troubles will draw the native to madness who may go to the extent of becoming a recluse or committing suicide.

(2) Malefic Sun in the 7th and Mars or Saturn in the 2nd or 12th house and Moon in the 1st house cause leprosy or leucoderma.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Lessen the amount of salt intake.

(2) Start any work after taking a little sweet with water.

(3) Offer a little piece of your chapatti to the fire of the kitchen before taking your meals.

(4) Serving and rearing up a black cow or a cow without horns, will be beneficial but make sure that the cow is not white.

Sun in 8th House

Benefic:

(1) Government favours will accrue from the 22nd year of life.

(2) Here the Sun makes the native truthful, saintly and King like. Nobody would be able to harm him.

Malefic:

(1) Mercury in the 2nd house will create economic crisis.

(2) Native will be short tempered, impatient & will have ill health.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Never keep a white cloth in the house.

(2) Never live in the house facing south.

(3) Always eat something sweet and drink water before starting any new work.

(4) Throw copper coins in a burning pyre (Chita) whenever possible.

(5) Throw Gur (jiggery) in running water.

Sun in 9th House

Benefic:

(1) Native will be lucky, good natured will have good family life and will always help others.

(2) If Mercury is in the 5th house, the native will have fortune, after 34 years.

Malefic:

(1) Native will be evil and troubled by his brothers.

(2) Disfavour from government and loss of reputation.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Never accept articles of silver, as gifts or donation. Donate silver articles frequently.

(2) Ancestral pots and utensils of brass must be used and not sold.

(3) Avoid extreme anger and extreme softness.

Sun in 10th House

Benefic:

(1) Benefits and favours from government, good health and financially stronger.

(2) The native will get a government job and comforts of vehicles and servants.

(3) The native will always be suspicious about others.

Malefic:

(1) If the Saturn is in the 4th house, the native’s father will die in his childhood.

(2) If the Sun is in the 10th house and Moon is in the 5th house the native will have a very short life.

(3) If the 4th house is without any planet, the native will be deprived of government favours and benefits.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Never wear blue or black clothes.

(2) Throwing a copper coin in a river or canal for 43 days will be highly beneficial.

(3) Abstain from liquor and meat.

Sun in 11th House

Benefic:

(1) If the native is vegetarian, he will have three sons and will himself be head of the house and will get benefits from government.

Malefic:

(1) The Moon is in the 5th house and the Sun is not aspected by good planets, will have a short life span.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Abstain from meat and wine.

(2) Keep almonds or radishes towards the head of the bed and offer it in the temple, next day for long life and children.

Sun in 12th House

Benefic:

(1) If Ketu in the 2nd house the native will earn wealth after 24 years and will have good family life.

(2) If Venus and Mercury are together then one will benefit from business and the native will always have steady source of income.

Malefic:

Native will suffer from depression, financial loss from machineries and will be penalized by the government. If the other evil planet is in the 1st house, the native will not be able to sleep peacefully at night.

Remedial Measures:

(1) Native should always have a courtyard in his house.

(2) One should be religious and truthful.

(3) Keep a Chakki in the house.

(4) Always forgive your enemies.

Drilling Fluid

Drilling fluid is used anytime a hole is drilled deep into the Earth. This includes oil drilling, gas drilling, water drilling, and exploration drilling. It is used because it helps provide hydrostatic pressure which keeps unwanted fluid from entering into the hole. Two additional functions of drilling fluid are to keep the bit clean and carry drilled cuttings out of the hole. The ingredients and chemical additives that are found in drilling fluid can vary significantly according to the type of formation being drilled. In all, drilling fluid is a critical part of the drilling process which needs to be managed by Mud Engineers.

The drilling fluid must be properly engineered so that it moves the drill cuttings out of the bore hole. For example, it must be able to carry the cuttings up the hole but also keep them suspended while the drill is not in motion. To do this it must be able to become a gel-like substance when it is not circulated by the drill’s movement. This allows the cuttings to “float” in the drilling fluid while the drill pipe is lengthened or while maintenance is carried out. If any of the drill cuttings fall to the bottom of the bore hole, it can result in stuck pipe and dramatically slow down the drilling process. Also, the longer it takes for the mud to remove the cuttings from the hole the more they break up and become more difficult to remove.

The formation’s pressure is another thing that the drilling fluid controls. For example, if the pressure in the formation increases too much, barite is usually added to the drilling fluid to increase its weight. However, if the mud weight becomes too high it can cause instability and create fractures in the formation. Blowouts are caused by unbalanced pressures in the well. In addition to maintaining formation pressure, correctly managed hydrostatic pressures help to manage instability caused by shifts in the Earth’s tectonic plates.

When the drilling formation is porous, the mud is used to create a seal. This seal is called a filter cake and is made when the pressure inside the well is greater than the formation pressure. A thin layer of drilling fluid then seeps into the formation and creates this thin filter cake. If the filter cake becomes too thick, it can cause a tight bore hole, stuck pipe, damage to the formation, or loss of circulation. When the formation is so porous that the mud actually flows into it instead of forming a thin deposit, other steps must be taken. This means using “bridging agents” which are often calcium carbonate or ground cellulose to block the pore spaces before the mud can form a filter cake. Certain substances can also help with the quality of the filter cake. These include bentonite, polymer, asphalt, and gilsonite.

Along with sealing the bore hole, the mud also helps to ensure well stability. It does this by offsetting the mechanical forces at work with its weight. If the well becomes unstable it can cause unusual hole conditions. When the hole gets too enlarged, it can become weak and unresponsive to attempts at stabilization. This can result in low annular velocities and inefficient removal of drill cuttings. When drilling in porous formations such as sand or sandstone, a well-formed filter cake can help to prevent hole enlargement. The hole’s enlargement can also be kept in check through moderate usage of hydraulics and nozzle velocities. While drilling in shale formations, the bore hole is usually much more stable and the mud weight is all that is needed to keep the hole’s diameter constant. However, when dealing with water based muds there can be a reaction between the shale and the mud which can cause the shale to become softer. Fractured or brittle shale formations can cause extensive mechanical problems while drilling. Potassium, calcium, glycols, polymers, asphalt, salt, and oil can be used to control the reactions between water based muds and shale formations. Since water based mud and shale can have such complicated reactions, most drillers will use an oil based or synthetic mud when drilling in shale.

In addition to its other purposes, drilling fluid also lubricates and cools the drill bit. The heat in question is caused when the bit rubs against the formation and when the pipe rotates against the casing. Mud also reduces the amount of drag that affects the drilling assembly by improving the coefficient of friction. Oil based and synthetic muds are better at this than water based muds which is why they are used more in areas where the drilling is found to generate higher friction levels due to the type of formation being drilled into.

The heavy weight of the drill string can also be partially supported by mud. The buoyancy created by the density of the mud helps to hold up the drilling equipment which reduces the “hook load” on the derrick. This can be very valuable when the depth of a bore hole requires more pipe than the derrick can hold up. Part of the drill string’s weight is supported by the drilling fluid which allows deeper drilling to take place despite the weight capacity of the derrick.

Mud is also instrumental in the analysis of the drilling situation. The cuttings brought up by the mud’s circulation can be examined to further improve drilling technique and determine the depth from which the cuttings are coming from. However, continuous friction between the drill string and mud can increase corrosion. Corrosion can also be sped up by oxygen in the mud which results in aeration or foaming. Drilling fluid is an essential and unavoidable part of drilling but it is not without its complications.

The Best Muscle Building Supplement Is Not A Secret Anymore

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Breast Cancer Treatment

There are a number of treatments of breast cancer options for women such as radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapy and hormone therapy. Treatments of breast cancer are decided by first determining the stage of cancer.

All the cancer treatments can be classified into two categories:

– Local Therapies:

Surgeries and radiation therapies are considered as local treatments. They are meant to remove or destroy cancer within the breast. It is also used to control the cancer from moving into other areas and if it already has then they are used to control cancer in those areas.

– Systemic Therapy:

Systemic therapies include chemotherapy, biological therapy and hormone therapy. These therapies are used to enter the bloodstream and wipe out or control cancer throughout the body. Also at times the doctors recommend going through systemic therapy in order to reduce in size the tumor before surgery. Some people also undergo systemic therapy after surgery to stop the cancer from developing again.


Side effects of these treatments:
Cancer itself comes with a lot of side effects and so does its treatment. The treatments are heavy enough to damage healthy cells and tissues therefore creating side effects. Side effects are dependant upon the stage/level of breast cancer and the degree of its treatment. Side effects are not always the same for everyone and they cannot be predicted.

Before the treatment, maybe of any type, your healthcare team will give you guidelines about the side effects and how to cope up with them.

There are lots of websites availble on the Internet which can provide your information on Breast Cancer and its treatment.

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder tends to focus predominately on children, leaving the ADD adult extremely under served. Most of the information presented about Attention Deficit Disorder focuses on children, parenting and school issues. All but one ADHD medication currently on the market achieved FDA approval for adult Attention Deficit Disorder treatment.

Attention Deficit Disorder was simply not in vogue when the adult of today was a child decades ago. While today many express concerns of over diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder in children, many also acknowledge the under diagnosing of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Adults with ADD often realize that they have Attention Deficit Disorder when their own child is diagnosed. Looking through the list of symptoms, the parent often sees similarities in their own present or past behavior.

Yet, the hurdles of Attention Deficit are often the same, whether in a child or an adult. The ADD adult might have trouble with staying on task, staying organized and procrastinating, just as the Attention Deficit Disorder child does. The Attention Deficit Disorder adult may have trouble maintaining relationships and controlling their mood, just like an ADD or ADHD child. The main difference between the ADD adult and the ADD child is that the adult with Attention Deficit typically has more sophisticated coping mechanisms.

For the better part, the Attention Deficit Disorder ADD ADHD symptom test outlined for children is about the same for the adult, with the word "work" substituted for "school." You can also look at the Attention Deficit Disorder test for children and ask yourself if, as a child, you had such symptoms or currently have such Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms.

Below is an adult symptom test with symptoms unique to the Attention Deficit Disorder adult. This self test is not a diagnostic test but a source of information for the adult trying to determine if Attention Deficit Disorder might be present in their life.

Adult ADD Symptom Test:

If you experience more than 10 points on this adult ADD self symptom test, Attention Deficit Disorder is probably present.

  • An internal sense of anxiety
  • Impulsive spending habits
  • Frequent distractions during sex
  • Frequently misplace the car keys, your purse or wallet or other day-to-day items
  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders or substance abuse problems
  • Trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands
  • An attitude of "read the directions when all else fails"
  • Frequent traffic violations
  • Impulsive job changes
  • Trouble maintaining an organized work and / or home environment
  • Chronically late or always in a hurry
  • Frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living
  • Poor financial management and frequent late bills
  • Procrastination
  • Spending excess time at work due to inefficiencies
  • Inconsistent work performance
  • Sense of underachievement
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relations
  • A need to seek high stimulation activities
  • Tendency toward exaggerated outbursts
  • Transposing numbers, letters, words
  • Tendency toward being argumentative
  • Addictive personality towards food, alcohol, drugs, work and / or gambling.
  • Tendency to worry needlessly and endlessly
  • "Thin-skinned" – having quick or exaggerated responses to real or imagined slights.

So you hit a number of points on the adult ADD self symptom test, now what?

First, it is important that a physician rule out conditions like anxiety, depression, hypothyroidism, manic-depressions or obsessive compulsive disorder that can mimic Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms. Hormonal imbalances in perimenopause and menopause can produce foggy thinking, anxiety and exaggerated outbursts. Women should rule out perimenopause if the Attention Deficit symptoms appear in their late 30s or 40s.

Physicians typically first prescribe antidepressants like Prozac for an adult with ADD, since depression issues often go hand-in-hand with adult ADD. Physicians typically move to stimulant medications like Adderall, Concerta or Ritalin or Strattera if antidepressants do not work.

The stimulant medication treatment route is not recommended for people with a history of drug or alcohol use or abuse since these are controlled substances with a fairly high degree of addiction potential in adults. Some adults find that the side effects of ADHD medications are not worth the benefits of the medication.

The Attention Deficit Disorder adult can find naturally without the side effects of ADD medication treatment by incorporate diet, exercise and lifestyle models.

Release the Steam, quiet the Mind:

Regular and vigorous exercise can be very helpful for the Attention Deficit Disorder adult. Attention Deficit Disorder adults tend to have addictive personalities. Exercise is a good addiction. Aside from the obvious health benefits, regular exercise is also a great way to release steam and quiet the mind. Some studies also link regular exercise to decreased depression – a condition common with Attention Deficit Disorder adults.

Diet:

The brain is a hungry organ that can not function at optimal levels without the proper fuels. To keep the brain functioning at top performance, ADHD diets packed with brain boosting essential fatty acids and amino acids is a must. A diet high in lean protein provides amino acids necessary for brain functioning.

The ADD adult can also meet these critical dietary requirements for Attention Deficit Disorder by taking a high-quality nutritional supplement to ensure that they are giving the brain the fuel it needs to function properly.

Restructuring the ADD adult environment:

The Attention Deficit Disorder adult should get into the habit of making lists. The list should include any and all tasks required for the day, from "Mop the kitchen floor" to "Finish the sales proposition."

Write your list with the tasks of highest priority first. Once the highest priority task is completed, mark it off and go to the next. Warding off the urge to skip around on the list will take some discipline but the sense of accomplishment at completed tasks is well worth the effort.

The Attention Deficit Disorder adult should also keep a notepad in their car, purse, coat and on their bed stand. Thoughts come and go quickly. Jotting the good ideas down will ensure that they do not go away quickly – assuming the notepad does not get lost in the process …

The alarm clock or a wristwatch with an alarm can be a great tool for the Attention Deficit Disorder adult. If you need to pick your child up from soccer practice at a certain time, set the alarm. If you have food cooking on the stove and you leave the kitchen, set the alarm. If you have an important appointment, set the alarm.

Large tasks tend to overwhelm the Attention Deficit Disorder adult and they often put off large task as long as possible. It is not uncommon for the Attention Deficit Disorder adult to procrastinate until the "11th Hour" and then pull an all-night jam session trying to meet a deadline.

For large tasks, the Attention Deficit Disorder adult will do well to break the task into smaller, more manageable tasks and attach deadlines to the smaller tasks. If you need to finish a large project in one week, for instance, schedule specific time each day to work on a specific aspect of the project.

An adult with Attention Deficit Disorder might also find it beneficial to enlist the help of a coach. A coach is a close and trusted friend, co-worker or therapist who specific function is to help the Attention Deficit Disorder adult stay organized, on track and focused while providing encouragement.

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and How to Deal With Them

Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of all diabetes cases, making it the most common type of diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease that is indicated by high blood sugar levels and it can be categorized into 2 types. Type 1 occurs when body fails to produce insulin. On the other hand, Type 2 occurs when cells in the body do not respond properly to insulin and / or the body's insulin production is not enough to support the body's need.

Type 2 diabetes symptoms develop in a very slow rate that most of its sufferers do not realize that they have the disease until it has reached an advanced stage. Common symptoms of the disease include: constant fatigue, blurred vision, erectile dysfunction for male sufferers, dark patches on the skin around folds and creases of the body, frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, dry mouth, headaches, and unexplained weight loss . Other symptoms may also include weight gain, itching around the groin or vaginal area, frequent yeast infection, slow-healing sores, and numbness around feet or hands.

To treat type 2 diabetes, a sufferer can not rely on medication alone. In fact, he or she also needs to make some lifestyle changes. Below are the things you can do or take to treat the disease:

MedicationIncludes daily insulin injections to control the glucose level in the blood, your doctor may also prescribe alternatives which can be taken orally or by injection such as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (acarbose), meglitinides (repaglinide, nateglinide), thiazolidinediones (rosiglitazone, Pioglitazone), Biguanides (metformin), Sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glyburide, tolazamide), and other injectable medicines (exenatide, mitiglinide, pramlintide, sitagliptin, saxagliptin). Consult your doctor prior to taking the medication.

Regular exercise – Regular exercise offer many health benefits; It increases energy, improves blood pressure and blood flow, enhances heart beat and breathing rate, and reduces tension. It also helps your body burn calories which is beneficial for weight loss program. Check with your doctor to find out which exercises are safe for you.

Weight control and Diet – Weight control and diet for type 2 diabetes sufferer can be different from regular diets done by people who do not have the disease. You should consult with a doctor or nutritionist about proper nutrition (eg carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, etc) take. Today, you can easily find healthy alternatives for your favorite foods. For example, if you are a fan of chocolate chip cookies, you can still enjoy low-calorie diet cookies which are equally tasty.

Business Behavior Creates Health Problems

Work and health. These two topics are this century’s biggest concerns. In fact, they’re so interrelated these days that you’d be hard pressed to find people who work without concern for their health. And I’m not just talking about physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. Along with increasing rates of obesity, this country is also experiencing increasing rates of depression, apathy, and detachment from family, friends, and life itself. Suicides are at an all time high, violence is in an upsurge (if you watch the news, anyway), and people are becoming more self absorbed and concerned for their welfare than they are for their children.

What is the reason this is happening? It is the relationship we have in this country between our health and our work behaviors. Both systems have foundations in the old 19th century industrial work ethic and mentality. What we seem to miss is that by keeping the assumptions and beliefs of our forefathers in regards to work and health, we will not be able to change either the health care system or how we work. What are these assumptions and beliefs?

Here is an incomplete list:

-working 9 to 5(or 6) Monday through Friday for 40 years or more is how we always work, despite the changes in our world concerning doing work and business via new technology

-adhering to an agrarian educational system (children go to school from fall to spring with summers off)

-working longer hours produces better results than working shorter hours

-using managers as vehicles to control the mass of employees who are obviously not competent, need ideas and plans and behaviors given to them from above, have no lives of their own, and are not trustworthy

-physical health can be separated from mental and emotional health

-time equals money

-high levels of stress do not contribute to health problems

-work is more important than anything else in life which includes family, friends, hobbies, passions, creativity, imagination, rest, sleep, health, nature, and sports

-our health care system is the best one in the world

-our health care system really is a health care system rather than a pill and repair location for the body

These assumptions are basic to how our work and health behaviors work. Work in America is the number one activity we all engage in. Despite our complaints about wanting a life or being healthy or being free, work is what we all do. Work is the identity of America. Not freedom, not liberty, not basic civil rights, not prosperity or wealth. Work is how we all learn about each other and despite this, we all complain about work because none of us really want to do it. This creates a conflict between our emotions and our behaviors. Our behaviors stem from our flawed beliefs and assumptions about what work does for us, while our emotions dictate what we would really like. And despite the current saying that emotions dictate behavior, it’s actually the other way around. Our behaviors dictate our emotions.

Think about this. Anytime you want to go to do something, whether it’s watching a movie, hanging out with friends or family, playing with your dog, or taking a nice and casual walk in the middle of the day, we can’t. The thing we want to do the most is relegated to secondary importance because work is considered priority. Who’s priority? The company you either work for or your own business. And although we have tons and tons of time management courses and gurus, this way of living is getting worse and worse.

We’ve all read or heard that we must take time for the most important things in our lives, with health being number one. We can see that this will not work if we continue to believe the above beliefs and assumptions. We must replace these beliefs/assumptions with more empowering ones that will allow us to easily live lives of balance.

Which leads to a question about health. What is health? Is it being able to move like you did when you were 20? Or being able to creatively come up enough ideas to change the world? Or is it being able to enjoy the life you’ve been given each and every single day? The answer is that health encompasses our entire life. It means being able to live a life where you can be creative, in control, and minimize physical, mental, and emotional suffering until the very end of your life. It means following your heart’s desires and still retain the maturity and wisdom gained from past experience. It means being able to keep up with your kids when at the park. It means achieving the dreams you’ve always wanted to achieve. Health is the totality of life. Without health in any given moment, your life is not up to its potential.

Our work behaviors decrease our health potential. By believing work only gets done between certain hours on particular days or in particular ways, our health suffers. By believing that we should work for a company that says it has your best interests at work but really doesn’t is a fool’s task. Believing our work or health care system helps make America superior in the global environment is false, but it certainly produces illness and disease here in this great country. So, what are the new empowering beliefs and assumptions we “should” have?

-Work to get work done only when it needs to be done. If it’s not an emergency or a real priority relegate it according to your own to do list for the day

-The results of work should be productive and that’s all it should be based on, not the time you needed to get it done.

-Health is life. Without following our dreams or passions, being creative, getting enough sleep or rest, or doing activities we really enjoy, life can be an empty shell filled only with work.

-Work is fourth to family, friends, and passions

-Trust. Trust in yourself and trust others. If you are an adult, you should realize that other adults can be just as trustworthy as you when work needs to get done

-Play should be 80% of your life while work should be 20%

-Consistently repeat these beliefs to yourself each day in order to reap lifetime benefits

This is how health can be increased work behaviors changed. This is not easy, but it is a simple way of changing the way we do business and live our lives. If you have any questions, comments please let me know at my e-mail address. Thanks.

Type 2 Diabetes – How Likely Is a Diabetic to Fall Into a Coma?

Okay, the question about the likelihood of falling into a coma must cross every diabetics mind. The good news is, you are not very likely to fall into a coma. The bad news is, there is a realistic possibility of such an occurrence coming about.

Unfortunately, the blood sugar of a diabetic is not as normalized as that of a non-diabetic person, so there is the possibility of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia taking effect. In subsequent paragraphs, we’ll talk about a few symptoms that will give you advance warning as to whether a coma may be in your near future.

Since diabetic comas can be fatal, this information is worth paying attention to.

What is a diabetic coma? It is a reversible form of unconsciousness found in people with diabetes. It is classed as a medical emergency brought on by hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

1. Hypoglycemia is a state in which your blood sugar is too low. When it gets beyond a certain threshold, you lose consciousness and cannot be reawakened without medical treatment. Falling into a diabetic coma can actually kill you, especially if your blood sugar is critically low. Essentially, your cells need nourishment that they aren’t receiving, so they can’t function. Imagine eating plenty of food, but still essentially starving.

Some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

  • being confused
  • having a racing heartbeat
  • being irritable, hostile or aggressive
  • nauseousness
  • hunger
  • sweating
  • fatigue, and
  • nervousness, possibly to the point of shaking

These symptoms need to be dealt with by eating something sweet, or by following the plan your doctor gives you for dealing with such a situation.

2. Hyperglycemia is when you have too much sugar in your blood. When you have too much sugar in there, your body becomes dehydrated and can’t function properly. That is why the number one symptom of high blood sugar is having way more thirst than you ought to. Since what goes in must come out, this thirst leads to an above average frequency of urination. Hyperglycemia also leads to:

  • fatigue
  • feeling nauseous and even vomiting
  • being short of breath with no apparent reason for it
  • having an elevated heart rate for no apparent reason
  • a pain in your stomach, and
  • a breath odor that smells like fruit

If you begin to feel any of the above symptoms, test your blood sugar immediately. If it’s not where it ought to be (based on your personal insight and your doctor’s decisions), follow your treatment plan. This might involve injecting some insulin, or eating something sweet, or a host of other things you might need to do. Basically, you have a very low chance of falling into a diabetic coma if you keep your doctor knowledgeable about what’s going on, then follow the instruction he or she gives you.

If you just trust your health to chance, however, chance will do with you whatever it likes and a diabetic coma could occur.

Breathing Problems – Information on Breathing Problems

When you’re short of breath, it’s hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you’re not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease. Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

Breathing problems are common symptoms caused by many conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), other lung diseases and heart disease. Most people who have breathing problems are aware of the condition, such as when children struggle to catch their breath during an asthma attack or ex-smokers find themselves easily winded due to emphysema.

Difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, breathlessness or dyspnea can have various causes. Episodes of shortness of breath can occur during high levels of activity, like exhaustive exertion, or as a result of environmental conditions such as high altitude or very warm or cold temperatures. Other than these extreme conditions, shortness of breath is commonly a sign of a medical problem.

To find the cause of your shortness of breath, your doctor may order a chest x-ray or an electrocardiogram (also called an ECG). During this test, your doctor will have you lie down so your heart can be monitored. The ECG machine makes a picture, or tracing, that shows your heart’s electrical signals. Your doctor may measure your breathing and the oxygen level in your blood. You also may need to have a blood test.

Breathing difficulty of any kind (or any kind of “shortness of breath”) is a potentially life-threatening emergency. It can indicate numerous dangerous causes such as heart attack, pneumonia, or pulmonary embolism. There are other less serious causes, but these highly dangerous conditions need to be considered. Refer to the causes of breathing difficulty or causes of chest pain. These symptoms need to be diagnosed immediately by a medical professional because they can represent a life-threatening emergency.

Most children who take part in baby swimming show no increased incidence of lower respiratory tract infections, ear inflammation (otitis media) or tightness and wheezing in the chest. Between 6-18 months the incidence of lower respiratory tract infections and otitis media were 13 percent and 30 percent respectively, whilst the proportion of children who experienced tightness or wheezing in the chest was 40 percent.

Difficulties also affect people who are very allergic to some types of shellfish, nuts, medications and insect bites. These people can suffer an allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock. This reaction begins within minutes of exposure to the substance causing the allergy. During this type of allergic reaction, the airways narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Soon, the heartbeat races and blood pressure drops. Anaphylactic shock can kill if a person is not treated within 15 minutes.

Among children of mothers with asthma and allergy, 44 percent of those who did not go swimming had tightness or wheezing in the chest. This was compared to the 47 percent of children who swam and experienced tightness and wheezing who had mothers with asthma and allergies.

A Guide to Buying Men’s Hoodies

The hoodie also known as the sweatshirt or hooded jacket is an ideal outfit for men. You can put it on as a top or you can pair it with a shirt. This is an easy way to create casual outfits. Based on the situation, you will find that some hoodies are better than others. Read on to find out more about various types of hoodies.

Zip Up vs Pullover

Based on how you can wear hoodies, you can go for either the pullover or the zip up. If you have no idea as to which one you should buy, here are some helpful tips.

1. Zip-Up Hoodies

This type of hooded jacket runs all the way down to your lower hem. You can put them on half-zipped, which will give you a layered look. Moreover, with the right type of T-shirt or tank top, it can look great on you. Another feature is that they are easy to put on.

2. Pullover Hoodies

These hoodies are worn like a simple T-shirt. Although they are stand-alone shirts, you can put on an inner layer for warmth. They are more durable than the zip-up type since they don’t have zippers.

What Are They Made From?

Let’s talk about the common materials that are used to make hoodies for men.

Cotton

Cotton is the most commonly used material. Cotton prevents moisture and allows fresh air inside the shirt. If you go to the gym, you can put on a cotton-based hooded jacket. Aside from this, if you do jogging or do other types of exercises, this option is for you.

Wool

Wool is obtained from animals, such as sheep. Wool offers lots of features, such as insulation and elasticity. So, hooded jackets made of wool are an ideal choice for cold weather. However, you will have to wear an inner garment or you may feel uncomfortable in this jacket.

Polyester

Polyester is not good at absorbing water unlike polyester. So, it gets stained pretty quickly. Aside from this, polyester is elastic so the hoodies made from this material don’t get deformed so easily. So, hooded jackets made from this material are more durable. This can be worth your money, especially if you are short on money.

Nylon

This synthetic fiber resists fungi, stains, mould, mildew, flame and moisture. They are made from pure nylon or a combination of other fibers, such as wool or cotton. A great thing about nylon is that it doesn’t catch fire so easily. Even in intense heat, it won’t catch fire and may melt down instead.

Fleece

Fleece is not obtained from animals. Instead, manufacturers get it from the hydrocarbon resins, such as the polyethylene terephthalate. It is the same material that is often used for making soft drink bottles.

So, if you have been thinking of buying a hoodie, we suggest that you choose the right one based on the types of hooded jackets mentioned in this article. Hopefully, you will be able to get the right jacket for you.

Prenatal Fitness: Is Working Out During Pregnancy Fine?

Before I was pregnant, I had been active my entire life. However, as soon as I announced my good news, it was suddenly everyone’s opinion that I should be spending all of my time at home learning to crochet!

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With so many misconceptions about prenatal fitness, it is easy for even the most active woman to be concerned about the what’s good and what’s not when it comes to working out during pregnancy. For many, it is as if pregnancy is some form of chronic illness and us ladies should be wrapped in cotton wool for nine months. Of course it is important to take care of you and your baby, but is being active during pregnancy really a bad thing?

Prenatal Fitness: The Truth

Even for those women who were completely sedentary before pregnancy, general light physical activity is ok. Actually, performing some form of light activity throughout pregnancy, even just walking, can prevent excessive weight gain. This can help prevent complications like gestational diabetes.

Even those ladies who were incredibly active before pregnancy don’t need to suddenly stop. As long as you listen to your body and take the necessary precautions, there is no reason why you can’t continue your normal activities for the majority of your pregnancy.

I have known many women who have taught dance and done strength training right up until the day they gave birth.

In my experience, being physically active both before and during pregnancy assist with labour. Not only are your muscles stronger giving you more force but you have better knowledge of how to control and isolate your muscles.

Being more intune with your own body is something that is very important. But even more so during pregnancy. Understanding your body enough to know if something feels different during pregnancy and be able to use it effectively during childbirth are both important factors that being physically active can help.

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Are There Any Precautions You Should Take?

It is important to discuss your fitness program with your healthcare provider. Whether it is your midwife or doctor, explain your activities prior to pregnancy and discuss your expectations throughout the next 40 weeks. Your healthcare provider will talk about it with you and if they know your lifestyle, they will consider it at every visit. This means they can keep a check on your levels and body to make sure what you are doing is fine to continue throughout your entire pregnancy.

It is also important to remember that even the best made plans can change. Pregnancy is unpredictable and your body changes rapidly. What may be fine to do one week may suddenly be off limits the next. Remember that yours and your baby’s health are the most important things. Don’t try to push yourself to reach particular goals is physically it becomes impossible.

Also take care in the gym. Remembering that weight lifting raises your blood pressure, if your strength training you should stop immediately if at any time you feel light headed or dizzy.

Also, your body is filled with relaxin during pregnancy. This is a hormone and its purpose is to relax the ligaments and connective tissue in the pelvis during pregnancy in preparation for childbirth. However, this hormone doesn’t stick solely to the pelvis and affects all of your joints. Leaving them a bit looser and in some cases hyperextensive. Therefore, it is important to take extra care to ensure you do not injure yourself especially when strength training.

Moreover, if you work with a personal trainer make sure you tell them immediately so that they can adjust your workout accordingly to ensure it is safe for you to perform.

Listen to Your Body

There are many conditions you can develop during pregnancy which can affect your ability to be active. Personally, I was severely anemic during pregnancy, which is very common. This meant  was dizzy to the point of fainting most of the time. Later on in pregnancy I had seperation of my upper abdominals and my daughters head engaging dislocated my hip. This left me unable to do pretty much anything. Therefore, it is good to keep in mind that even if you are a very active person, circumstances may not allow you to be active throughout your pregnancy.

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Therefore, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider and listen to your body. But as long as you do this, there is no reason why you can’t participate in prenatal fitness. 

How to Kick Recession Depression

Okay, okay I finally have to admit it-the economy is kind of crappy right now. And it's scary (not that the media is not fanning those flames just a bit). People are afraid they might lose their jobs, entrepreneurs are afraid they might lose their businesses, people are afraid they might lose their homes. So what to do?

1.) Tattoo the serenity prayer in a prominent place on your body. Refer to it often. Remind yourself that there's a lot you can not control and let it go. But there are some things you can control. Those are the things to work with. Example-I can not control if any particular prospect will buy from me. But I can try to do my best with every prospect. I can not control prices, but I can control my spending. Why lay awake at night worrying about the stock market? We can not do a damn thing about it. Take a deep breath, say "Serenity now" and let it go.

2.) Go back to basics. I think back to what worked for my business in the past-attending networking events (something I did not have time to do when I was busy), personal notes, this newsletter, the basics. What works best for keeping you job? The basics-showing up on time, having a great attitude, dressing nicely. What about your finances? The basics-spend less than you earn, save some money for a rainy day, etc. I think we got away from the basics when times were fat and happy.

3.) Review your risks. I paid off my mortgage this year rather than taking a cool vacation. I'm usually not so risk averse, but this move makes me feel very secure. And ironically I feel like I can take bigger risks! I let go of 35% of my clients right before the bottom fell out of the economy. The fees they paid me were significantly lower than my other client, but still-35%! It was scary, but it was the best decision I've made. I work less, earn more money, and do better quality work (because I'm not rushing and exhausted). Do not let this time stop you from taking risks-just take the right ones.

4.) Review how lucky you are. I do not care what your situation is right now, you have something to be grateful for. I'm grateful you are taking your precious, precious time to read this. I'm grateful for all the people who have had enough faith in me to work with me over the years, I'm grateful to all the people who have been in my audiences and did not boo (or throw things). This time should make you more grateful for the customers you do have, the employer who gives you a job, the employees who understand when you ask them to give a little bit more, and the fact that the Russians have not invaded any place ( Laately).

5.) Lower your expectations. I am not advocating giving up-far from it. But maybe you can not pay for that Ivy League education after all. Maybe little Timmy will have to go to State. Maybe you will not get the $ 5,000 bonus this year, because sales are off. It's okay. All you can do is your best. You are hard on yourself-ease up.

6.) Review what's really important to you. I think this is a good idea no matter what the economy is doing. A lot of times we do not realize what this is until we lose it. How important is your family? Your health? I do adore my work, but before I let some of my clients go, it was my entire life and I was exhausted. Now I have a fun blog, a new hobby, and time to sleep and work out. Maybe this is a good time to change how you think about success. Is it how much money you make or how happy you are?

7.) I've said it before and I will say it again (mostly because I need to hear it) stop comparing yourself to others. You really do not know what you're comparing yourself to anyway. I used to always feel bad about being single. But the more interviews I see, the better I feel !! At the end of the day, all that matters is how happy you are in YOUR life. Is not that what we all want-to be happy? And as Abraham Lincoln wisely said, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." What to be unhappy? Compare yourself to other people.

8.) Remind yourself that you can come back from anything. If you're an entrepreneur, you built your business from nothing. You did it before, if you have to, you can do it again. If you're an employee, there was a time when you were unemployed. If you found your current job, you can find another. Do not think of something as an ending, think of it as a new beginning. Think that's all motivational BS? Fine, go ahead and think of it as the end. Is that empowering? Does that help? What to just hang around in the parking lot and hope the plant reopens? Read "Who Moved My Cheese?" And get with the program.

9.) Learn something new. This is just smart-it keeps you engaged, but it also makes you more marketable. I'm thinking work related here-things like new technology, communication skills, dealing with others, business writing-there are endless things we could all improve on. Pick something you like. Tell your boss. If you're a leader, provide learning opportunities for your people. Do not stop all the training because you're scared! The world is not going to stop changing because times are tough! Your people need to be better in tough times-the competition is more intense!

10.) To steal from AA-take one day at a time. Just do your very best today. Part of our fear is that we can not see the end-we do not know how bad things might get or how long this will last. We fear the unknown, we imagine the worst. STOP! Work with what you have-this day. Make this day your masterpiece. That will be enough.

How to Confront Your Fear and Conquer It

My former career in the legal system brought me into contact with people who were hopelessly buried beneath layers of fear. Fear is often the consequence of a negative experience. A traumatic event is an extreme negative experience. For people who have experienced trauma, the phrase “negative experience” does not begin to describe the intense emotional pain that comes with such an event. Some unfortunate souls develop what psychologists call post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This medical condition is incapacitating. It can produce panic attacks, which are experienced by the traumatized person as symptoms similar to a heart attack. Needlessly to say, PTSD is debilitating and can lead personal dysfunction.

Fear, by its nature, is a difficult emotion for anyone to emotionally process. There will be times when we encounter people whose expression of fear may seem unreasonable to us. Please understand that these terrified people are unable to cope with the object of their fear. Many serious phobias arise out of fear. Someone once told me about a person who has or had a fear of turtles. This unknown person’s phobia amused me. I said to myself, “How can anyone be afraid of a turtle.” I jokingly thought “Maybe they are teenage mutant ninja turtles. Those turtles can be scary.” Apparently turtles bother some people, just like snakes and spiders. Anything at all can produce fear in the mind of a human. All phobias and fears are valid. Take a look at the top ten most common phobias:

– Arachnophobia -The fear of spiders.

– Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes.

– Acrophobia – The fear of heights.

– Agoraphobia – The fear of situations in which escape is difficult

which escape is difficult.

– Cynophobia – The fear of dogs.

– Astraphobia – The fear of thunder and

lightning.

– Trypanophobia – The fear of injections.

– Social Phobias – The fear of social

situations.

– Pteromerhanophobia – The fear of flying.

– Mysophobia – The fear of germs or dirt.

As you can see there are many kinds of phobias and trauma that have their roots in fear. Fear is difficult to remove without professional help. It is my personal opinion that traditional talk therapy is of little use in helping a person escape the clutches of fear. No matter what kind of trauma a person has experienced, allowing a mental health counselor to validate your feelings is extremely ineffective. It may feel good, but it does nothing to help a person regain control of his or her life.

I know several anxiety-ridden people who have paid substantial amounts of money, to hopefully well-intentioned psychotherapists, to listen to them express their fears for over a decade, without making any progress toward their recovery. To be fair, there are excellent therapists who know how to successfully work with people’s fear-based anxieties. If you like the feeling of talk-based therapy, then please disregard what I said. In most situations, there’s more than one path to a successful outcome.

Fear is a part of the human condition. Fear serves a purpose for humans. It can keep people from getting into trouble. It’s supposed to make humans think twice before engaging in an activity that might be detrimental to their well-being. This is why civilized societies have judicial systems. Criminal Statutes have consequences and punishments incorporated into their language to deter crime. Unfortunately there are many hardened offenders who have no remorse. Some people display no outward fear. They choose to hide it from themselves.

People with phobias and trauma, and other fear-based issues create an altered reality to deal with their emotional pain. This is especially true of trauma victims. Childhood trauma can permanently damage a person to the point that he or she may never recover from their experience(s). It is regrettable that these unfortunate abuse victims cannot cope with the painful reality of their situation.

If you are a person living in fear or have recurring dreams and memories of a traumatic event, please understand that you are creating an altered reality that allows this to situation occur. You alone are responsible for your fear. You may or may not be partially responsible for the original event that triggered that fear-based reaction. Fear rarely manifests externally. If you are being held captive by a crazed lunatic, then this article will not help you. I am not being sarcastic in saying that.

Most of our fear is created by our powerful imagination. The term imagination is misleading in the way that society uses it. The strange characters that interact with us in our dreams and imagination are very real. This is a metaphysical explanation. No one with trauma wants to consciously acknowledge this principle. And for a very good reason. It makes their fear that much more real. However, it actually makes no difference. Fear is fear.

Fear itself is a conscious entity. It feeds off your emotions. It is attracted to your emotions. You are making a home for it. It will not leave until you make it go. The fear entity takes on whatever dreadful form is necessary to produce the emotional reaction in you it desires.

This concept is related to teachings of the law of attraction theorists. I’m referring to the widely accepted principle that thoughts manifest into reality. The notion that thought forms are endowed with a vital essence is also nothing new to metaphysical literature. Past-life regression therapists, future regression therapists, and age regression therapists, use hypnosis to help their clients resolve personal conflict. They treat “imaginary” characters as real in order to make the therapy session effective for the client. I’m not sure how many hypnotherapists focus on the reality of the client’s tormenter(s). This is the metaphysical aspect of this type of therapy, which is why I focus on it. Hypnotherapists are concerned with the practical side of this phenomenon and the positive results that it produces in their clients.

I feel that it is far better to confront your fears, than run from it. Overcoming our fear leads to personal growth. It is good for us to face our nightmares. Again, I recommend doing this with the support of an experienced hypnotherapist. Not everyone will benefit from confrontational therapy. There are also a number of excellent psychotherapists in this country and abroad who are experienced in helping their clients engage in an introspective examination of their thoughts and emotions to unearth the cause of their fear. This milder therapeutic approach requires a substantial investment in time, money, and a successful outcome is dependent on the willingness of the client to actively participate in his or her recovery.

You have the power to stop your fear in its tracks. If you are experiencing recurring visions of being attacked by a known or unknown assailant, then you will need to do the following. Realize that you have the ability to make this person, creature, dream character, apparition, phantom, or other entity stop their harassment. You have the ability to control your nightmare. Do not let your fears over-take you. Rather than running from the object of your fear, face it with both feet planted in the ground. Remember that you are in control of the situation. Nothing bad can happen to you. Do not play the victim role. You are only allowing the situation to continue by calling yourself a victim. Fight back. I guarantee you the fear entities will run from you. They are bullies. Once you stand up to them, they will go away. Bullies only pick on people who consent to their cruelty. Say the following to your fear-based characters. NO! I said stop! Go away!

Many years ago, my wife and I lived in an old house which was host to the most bizarre paranormal manifestations. This residential dwelling could be likened to a classic haunted house. We were witness to a number of supernatural events while living there. There is one experience that I feel would reinforce what I am trying to say.

At night we would hear scratching noises. We determined to our satisfaction that these sounds were not coming from our dogs. My wife and I both believed this noise to be coming from an unseen being. We came to this conclusion because of the other bizarre experiences we had in this worn out dwelling. The sound of claws scratching wood went on for quite some time and affected our sleep. One night, my wife who was particularly irritated and tired, said to the entity in a firm and sharp tone “I said stop.” I could never describe or imitate exactly what her voice sounded like. She wasn’t yelling. The tone of her voice was the kind a mother uses on her disorderly child to let him or her know that she means what she is saying. This technique worked perfectly, we never heard the scratching sounds again. My wife is a good witness for supernatural encounters for the simple reason that she does not have a passion for it.

I want to point out that this annoying entity was probably a human spirit as opposed to an evil spirit. Dark entities are more persistent than common spirits. They all have inflated egos however, which is why they are bullies.

In my case, I have been pursued by dark spirits for many years. These days, psychic (I am not fond of this word) practitioners refer to them as negative energies. In any case, they are malicious, malevolent entities. My sense is that they are a remnant from my past life as Arthur Edward Waite. That information is not especially important to this article. What I want my readers to know is that I too was stricken with anxiety I first became aware of them. This was several years ago. They have followed me through a number of moves since then. I have become accustomed to their occasional presence.

On one occasion (about a year ago), I sensed the presence of evil in my new home a few days after I moved in. Evil has a distinct quality. I cannot describe the sense that alerts me to their presence. I became concerned about their presence, so I asked my Spiritualist pastor for advice on removing them. She said I should burn sage. Sage is supposed to drive out negative energy. I wrote a banishing script like kind used by occult practitioners centuries ago. I proceeded to burn the sage, and with a white candle I walked through the house reading the script. I was a bit brazen in the way that I spoke to the dark spirits. I forcefully told them that I am the boss and I insisted that they leave immediately. Unfortunately the sage had no effect on the dark spirits.

A week later I was meditating in the dark on the edge of my bed. Suddenly I felt something moving underneath my left eye. I have never felt anything like it before. I could only describe it as a bug crawling on my face. I said “Cut it out!”, and I pushed my arms out at the space in front of me. I went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and observed that I had a red scratch under my left eye. It was a superficial mark. I asked my wife if she saw the scratch. She did and confirmed that it was not there prior to my meditation.

What this means for the subject of this article is that these evil spirits are bullies. They were trying to send me a message that I am subordinate to them. They see me as a lesser being. I disregarded their warning. The worst thing that a person can do with these foul creatures is show fear. I instead ignored them and went about my business.

The evil spirits did not make another move until about two months ago at my new residence (by now I realized that moving does not rid one of spirits). Bullies will often come back to retest their targets. One night I lying on my bed meditating with my eyes closed. Through my eye lids I observed an apparition floating on the ceiling. The vision was unclear, but could I see ribs and loose garments. It seemed to be floating on waves. I jumped up and waved my fists at it. That event effectively ended my meditation.

A few days later I was thinking about these beings and how I feel they have no power. A thought came to me from what I felt was outside of myself. It said “Do you remember when you were eighteen and you awoke from a sound sleep unable to breath? We were responsible for that.” This is a true experience I had when I was a teenager. Mother and brother came into my bedroom alarmed by what they saw. I fell unconscious on the floor for a few seconds. I consulted with a physician, but he was unable to determine the cause. I have not had a similar experience since then.

These dark spirits have physically assaulted me and threatened my life. I continue to defy them in spite of their intimidation. I am aware that it will do them little good to kill me, as I am a spirit myself, and I cannot die. So their threats are in vain. I’m sure they know this.

I may as well continue my discussion about the dark spirits since I am on the subject. There are some myths about demonic possession and spirit possession in general. Possessions by evil spirits are relatively uncommon. At least in most industrialized nations. In some cultures, people are open to possession. Who really wants an evil spirit taking possession of their body? A person must submit to the will of the spirit in order for the supernatural possession to occur. This means that the dark spirits or other entities must have the consent and cooperation of the host, or the possession will not take place. Evil spirits know who the suitable candidates are. They are opportunistic and in search of easy prey. Spirits also require a kind of technical expertise to make a classic possession work. Most malevolent spirits lack the metaphysical knowledge required to pull off the kind of dramatic possessions seen on television.

My point in relating my experiences with dark entities is that I want my readers to understand that backing down from a bully will only make your situation worse. In fact, showing weakness only encourages the dream characters, spirits, phantoms, and demons to continue their harassment. It’s important to stand up to these nonphysical beings and show them you are not going to take it.

Self-defense instructors teach women to yell, scream, kick, bite and get the attention of others when they are attacked by a stranger. An attacker will usually run away rather than risk getting caught. Victims are people who submit to the aggression of bullies. Similarly a burglar will avoid breaking into a house with dogs. Chances are good that there are a lot other houses in the same neighborhood without pets. Criminal offenders sometimes use a part of their brain that requires rational thinking. They just need to put it to better use.

Capsulitis in Your Foot

Copyright (c) 2010 Tina Boucher

Has your second toe looked or been inflammed lately? Do you feel like there is a bunched up sock in your foot? Is your second toe drifting towards your big toe? All of these symptoms may be the sign of capsulitis of the foot. What is capsulitis? In our second toe, there are ligaments that surround the joints at the base of the toe, forming what are called capsules. Capsulitis is an inflammation of these capsules. While capsulitis can affect your third or fourth toes, it most commonly affects the second toe. Capsulitis can also be known as predislocation syndrome, due to the fact that if the condition is left untreated, it can lead to a weakening of surrounding ligaments and cause a dislocation of the toe.

What is capsulitis caused by? Capsulitis in your foot is thought to be caused by abnormal foot mechanics, especially when the ball of the foot takes a great deal of weight-bearing pressure. Other conditions may predispose you to capsulitis, including bunion deformities, your second toe being longer than your big toe, an unstable arch of your foot, or a tight calf muscle.

What are some symptoms of capsulitis? Capsulitis is a degenerative disease and therefore should be treated as soon as you notice the condition. Symptoms in the early stages may include:

1. Pain in the ball of your foot, almost like there is a bunched up sock .

2. Swelling in the area.

3. Difficulty wearing or putting on your normal shoes.

4. Pain when in barefeet. In more advanced cases, the affected toe may start to drift over to the big toe and cross over.

How will my podiatrist know it is capsulitis? This condition may often be confused with Morton’s Neuroma, which has similar symptoms, so it is crucial that you get an accurate diagnosis from a podiatrist. Your podiatrist will manipulate the affected area to produce symptoms and X-rays will be ordered.

Will you need surgery? Not if it is caught in the early stages before it crosses over. Once it has crossed over, the toe will never go back to its original place and will need to be surgically corrected. Things that can be done prior to that are:

1. Rest and Ice.

2. Anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen.

3. Taping and splinting.

4. Stretching.

5. Shoe modifications.

6. Orthotic devices.

Always contact your podiatrist first when you think you have capsulitis in your foot! They are the only ones who are specialized in treating your foot and ankle!