Making Cold Calls Enjoyable … Impossible?

Have you ever wondered why there are still companies that use cold calls to acquire new business even though most people hang up sooner or later on most cold calls?

It's the so-called 'numbers game' which goes approximately like this:

– You call 100 people.

– Five to 10 people listen to you for a while for whatever reason (because they're polite, or feel sorry for the cold caller or …)

– Two to three people are at the moment searching exactly for the kind of product or service offered in the cold call.

– One of them ever buys.

So you just need to make hundreds or thousands of calls and you will ever get the business you wanted.

Unfortunately, this business development approach has a number of considerable disadvantages:

* Chances are good that you will ruin the image of your company.

* It is highly frustrating to the cold caller to be continuously restored.

* It is actually unethical because you annoy most people you call.

* It is a huge waste of time and energy.

Let me make it clear upfront: I believe in cold calls, provided they are done with integrity and respect for the person being called. Cold calls can be a fast track to getting new business from your target customers, which you might not easily reach otherwise.

However, to make every cold call meaningful and enjoyable, you will need to change a few things in your approach.

1. Opening

Keep in mind that the first impression you make will be decent in the out of your cold call. People typically form a first impression about you 12-19 seconds from the first verbal or non-verbal (the latter not relevant in cold calls) communication with you. Here, your opening is crucial!

Some Tips:

– Do not sound like a cold caller.

– First ask for permission (just because people pick up the phone does not mean that it's a good time for them to speak with you). Asking permission shows respect.

– Do as much research as possible on the person or company you want to call.

– Adjust your pace, voice, and speaking style to the way the person being called speaks (do not mimic the other person though, just stretch your natural style to get closer and still remain yourself). It will make the person you call feel more comfortable talking to you.

2. Elevator Speech

Early in the conversation your counterpart will want to know which company you are calling from and the purpose of your call. Ideally, you prepare a compiling "elevator speech" which should be as concise and engaging as possible.

An elevator speech is a short statement of about 20-30 seconds (typically the time it takes to travel some floors up in an elevator) which should answer the question: "Why do I continue talking with you?"

Some Tips:

– Do not use the words "are you interested in …" Better use "would you be open …"

– Do not bore your details with your service / product or what your company is all about; Instead, say why other people / companies buy your products / services and share this with the person you call.

– Do not complain that the person you call has a problem; Rather, say that you have helped others solve such problems. Better yet, tell them what benefits others got from buying from you.

– Make your statement as general as possible and as specific as necessary.

3. About Scripts

Throw away any cold call script you might have – they rarely work. Instead, write down some key statements like your opening line and your elevator speech. The opening line you can always use; The elevator speech you most probably will need at some point.

There might be some frequently asked questions in your line of business. Write down some compelling and concise answers so that you can pull them out as needed

Since every person you call is in a unique situation, you need to be highly flexible with your approach. Rather than use a script, learn to become very sensitive and responsive to each situation. Every situation is unique!

4. About Intentions

I often ask sales people in my seminars: "Which exit would you like to have from this call?" A frequent answer is: "I would like to get a meeting with the person I call."

This intention leads to a couple of problems:

O You actually limit the potential success of your call to getting a meeting; There is always a chance to take it further in the very first call, sometimes even to the point of closing a sale. I know it's rare but in most cases not impossible.

O Worse than that is, with this intention in mind you consciously or subconsciously push the other party to grant you a meeting. Chances are good that you reap resistance or get meetings that lead nowhere. It becomes a waste of time for both you and the other party.

I find it more useful (and respectful) to set the intention of taking the phone conversation as far as the other party is comfortable to go. That could mean getting permission to send more info, follow up with another call, set a meeting, send a quotation, or even close the deal. I never know before I pick up the phone.

The advantages of this intention is that I make the best out of each call, that I am being respectful, and that I do not impede any undue pressure.

5. About Preparation

I recently got a call from a logistics company salesman. He rambled on and on about how great their service is, how competitive their rates are and God knows what. Since I'm a polite guy, I let him finish and did not hang up right away. I then asked him if he knew what kind of business I'm in. The answer was as expected: "No."

A little research on my company would have saved time for him and me because it's quite obvious that the transportation needs for Progress-U are non-existing.

Using Google, Yahoo and other search engines gives you in most cases sufficient information to figure out if a call makes sense in the first place.

6. Making every call meaningful

If you do not want to be treated like a cold caller, then do not like like a typical one. Be creative, different, maybe even funny.

Think: "How much does the person being called care about you at the moment you call?" Right, not one bit. So you need to make a compelling case why it would potentially be worth the time of the person being called to talk to you. If you can not answer this question, better do not call.

If you want to gain some basic trust from the other party, show that you truly care for their (not your!) Exit. Make it clear that you have no idea if your product or service would be really a good match for them. You call because you want to see if there is an opportunity for adding value to each other.


To make every cold call meaningful, it is crucial that you develop an ideal mindset and use words that do not make you sound like other cold callers. Truly respect the other person and learn to be sensitive and as a result act flexibly. Do your homework before you call.

Most people actually enjoy good conversations, so make them enjoyable for both, the potential buyer and you.

Good luck!

Copyright 2006 Progress-U Ltd.

The Benefits Of An Aromatherapy Basic Care Kit

If you are just beginning your journey with essential oils and aromatherapy there are a few oils that will help you get started. These are some of the easiest to find yet versatile essential oils. Not only are they used for therapeutic purposes but can also be used in many other applications.

Some of these include making natural cleaning products and gardening. In addition to the oils you will need some way to get them into your lungs. An aroma diffuser is a good way to do this.

An aroma diffuser puts the essential oils into the air quickly and spreads them about the room which allows you to get your therapy by just relaxing and breathing deeply. They come in all different shapes and styles so you can purchase one that matches the décor in each room of your home.

Some run with the use of an open flame while others are powered by electricity. You can even get aromatherapy diffusers that work in your car.


Lavender is a non toxic and non irritant essential oil. It is extracted through steam distillation from flowering tops of the lavender plant. Lavender has long been a folk remedy used to calm an upset stomach. Lavender has both soothing and reviving properties.

Lavender oil should be clear to pale yellow in will smell sweet with floral and woody undertones. It blends well with other floral and citrus essential oils.

As aromatherapy it has a variety of health benefits. It’s pleasant and calming scent makes it helpful in treating nerves and headaches, anxiety, depression, and emotional stress. It also increases mental stamina and calms exhaustion.

Lavender essential oil is often recommended to treat insomnia as its scent can induce sleep. Massage with lavender oil can remedy all types of soreness and pain even when it is deep in the joints.

The vapor form of lavender oil is used to treat all sorts of respiratory problems including, colds, flu, chest congestions, whooping cough, sinus congestion, and asthma. Lavender has been used to promote good blood circulation and stimulate the production for gastric fluids to treat stomach ailments.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree essential oil is also a non toxic and non irritant but can cause sensitization in some people. This oil is extracted through steam distillation from the leaves and twigs of the Tea Tree.

Tea Tree has long been used by the aboriginal people in Australia and is named for their use of it as an herbal tea. The oil should be a pale-yellow green or water white color. Tea Tree blends well with lavender, clary sage, rosemary, and many spice oils.

Tea Tree oil is known for being anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, and anti viral. In short, it can almost be called a cure-all because it has so many properties to ward off disease and germs. In Australia it is found in nearly every household because of these properties.

Tea tree oil can be used as an anti bacterial to cure all sorts of bacterial infections including the treatment of wounds. As aromatherapy it can be used to treat coughs, colds, congestion and bronchitis. It can also keep fungal infections at bay and even cure dermatitis and athlete’s foot. Tea tree can be used as a stimulant to hormones and circulation and to boost ones immune system. Tea tree oil can help remove toxins by opening pores and promoting sweating which removes uric acid and excess salt and water from your body.


Peppermint essential oil is non toxic and when diluted is a not irritant. It can cause some skin irritation because of the menthol properties it holds and should be used with temperance.

The use of Peppermint has been seen as far back as Egyptian tombs from 1000 BC. It also has a history of use in China and Japan since the earliest times to treat all sorts of health anomalies.

Peppermint essential oil should be pale yellow or greenish in color. It has a strong grassy mint scent. Peppermint works well with other mint scents like eucalyptus as well as rosemary and lavender.

Peppermint has been studied in the science community and its health benefits proven. Because of this peppermint oil is available in pill form. It contains many minerals and nutrients like iron, magnesium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamins A and C.

Peppermint is an excellent remedy for respiratory problems and is widely used as and expectorant to remove nasal and respiratory congestion. As an aromatherapy it can be used to treat nausea, headaches, depression, and stress. It has also been known to treat irritable bowel syndrome. As a skin care product peppermint oil can improve oily skin and replenish dull skin.


Chamomile is a non toxic and non irritant. It is extracted through steam distillation of the flowering chamomile plant. Chamomile has been used for over 2000 years in Europe for medicinal purposes. The oil should be a pale blue that will turn yellow as it ages. It will have a warm, fruity, sweet smell. Chamomile blends well with lavender and geranium as well as sage and jasmine.

Chamomile is well known for its calming properties. So much so that it can be used in aromatherapy to treat nervous disorders, headaches, and migraines. It is also used to calm allergies and asthma. Many women use it for the treatment of PMS or to relieve a teething or colicky baby.


Eucalyptus is relatively new to the aromatherapy family as it has only been used for the past few centuries. It is a non irritant but can be extremely toxic if ingested.

It is colorless as an essential oil but has a distinct pine like scent. The essential oil is from the leaves of the evergreen eucalyptus tree that is native to Australia.

As an aromatherapy it is used to treat respiratory problems like sinusitis, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, coughs, colds, and bronchitis. It is able to treat all of these ailments because it is antibacterial, anti fungal, and a natural decongestant.

Eucalyptus also has a cool and refreshing scent which makes it great for treating exhaustion and mental disorders.

Eucalyptus can also be used around the house as a room freshener, in making natural soaps, in saunas for its antiseptic properties, and even as in mouth wash or toothpaste.


Geranium has many healing properties but can cause some sensitization and influence hormone secretions so it should not be used by expectant mothers. Geranium oil blends well with citronella, lavender, orange, lemon, and jasmine.

If used in aromatherapy Geranium oil is a great astringent. It promotes the tightening of muscles to keep skin from hanging loose.

It has anti bacterial and anti microbial properties to help stave off infections of many kinds.

The essential oil is also known to be a cytophylactic which means it encourages cell growth. It can also be used to treat many mental disorders like depression, anxiety, anger, and pre menstrual syndrome.


Although Rosemary is considered non toxic and non irritant when diluted it should be avoided by epileptics, expectant mothers, and those who have high blood pressure.

The flowering tops of the Rosemary plant go through a steam distillation process to form the essential oil. It should be a clear or pale yellow liquid with a strong herb-mint scent. Rosemary is one of the first plants that was used for both food and medicine. In the middle ages it was used to protect against the plague and to drive out evil spirits.

When used in aromatherapy Rosemary oil can help to boost mental stamina and increase brain activity. It can also treat depression, mental strain, and forgetfulness. When one inhales Rosemary they will immediately feel uplifted making it excellent for relief of fatigue. It can also clear your respiratory tract and relieve sore throats, colds, and coughs.

Around your home Rosemary can be used as an air freshener and bath oil.


Thyme essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from fresh or partially dry leaves and flowering tops of the Thyme plant. The oil should be red, brown or orange in color. It has a spicy and pungent odor. Thyme was one of the first plants used in Western herbal treatments mainly for respiratory and digestive health problems.

Thyme is anti bacterial, when used in its aromatic form it can prevent bacterial growth in and outside of your body. It is able to cure lung, larynx, and pharynx infections without effecting the rest of your organs like prescription cough medicines. Thyme is also know to boost memory and to treat depression.

Thyme essential oil is used as an insecticide both around the home and on your body. It can also help in treating bad breath and body odor.


Lemon essential oil is non toxic but, it may cause skin irritation so it should be used with restraint. Lemon oil is phototoxic so exposure to sunlight is strongly discouraged. In Spain Lemon is known as a cure all being used for everything from fever to arthritis.

The oil will be a pale green-yellow color that turns brown as it ages. It has a light citrus smell and blends well with fennel, lavender, sandalwood, and chamomile.

Lemon is very popular for cooking and for its fresh scent. As aromatherapy it can aid in the relief of stress, anxiety and fatigue.

The scent of lemon helps to increase concentration and alertness and bring an overall positive sense to those who inhale it. Lemon has also been used in treating coughs and colds and it the treatment of asthma.

The high amount of vitamins in Lemon oil make it an immune system booster. It can also improve circulation and stimulate white bloods cells further aiding ones ability to fight disease. Lemon has also been used as an aid in weight loss.

As a household cleaner lemon can be used on metal surfaces like knives to disinfect them. It can also be used in soaps and facial cleansers as it has antiseptic properties.


Clove oil should be used with extreme care. It can cause mucus membrane irritation and severe skin irritation. As such it should only be used sparingly and well diluted.

The buds, leaves, stems, and stalks of the clove plant are distilled with water to extract the essential oil. It should a pale yellow color with a spicy scent.

Clove mixes well with sage, allspice, lavender, and rose. Clove has been used all over the world for centuries. It can be used to season food as well as for medicinal benefit. Clove contains many minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A and C.

Clove has many health benefits, namely in the form of dental care. It has germicidal properties that aid in relieving tooth aches, gum sores, and ulcers in the mouth. It can also help relieve a sore throat.

Clove is an aphrodisiac which makes it a great stress reliever when used as aromatherapy. It can also have a stimulating effect and help to ease fatigue. Clove can also be used to treat headaches, bronchitis, asthma, coughs, and colds. Expectant mothers can use clove to relieve the nausea and vomiting often experienced during pregnancy.

Clove cigarettes have long been a popular alternative to the traditional tobacco kind. At one time it was thought that adding clove could counteract the negative effects of smoking, this has since proved false. The American Cancer Society notes that there is no scientific proof that clove cures cancer in any way.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and your journey into the wonderful world of the benefits of aromatherapy!

3 Secret Strategies for Making Your Wife Give You Head

How to Make Your Wife Give You Head

Hey man,

So, you don’t know how to make your wife give you head more often, or, at all. No worries, there are certain things that you can do that will make giving you head a hell of a lot more interesting to her. I’ll give you 3 secret strategies for brainwashing your wife into giving you head on demand! This may sound insane, but bear with me. The reality is that your wife would be HAPPIER if she gave you head every day, she just doesn’t know it, yet. Let’s get her down to business;)

1. The first strategy is the “Fear” strategy. Here’s how it works. It contains two parts. The first part is crucial for making your wife give you head: you have to become as valuable as possible to your wife. She needs to depend on you for something. It can be money, power, or just emotionally. If she needs You, she’ll do anything to keep you. This is where you have power over her. It may sound cruel, but I guarantee you that this is in Her best interest. Your job is to make yourself as valuable as you can. Get a better job, make more money than her, be above her in any way that will make her dependent on you. That’s the first part, here’s where the second part kicks in: Fear of loss. If you are valuable, other women will find you attractive, and, when that happens – your wife will know that if she doesn’t please your sexual needs and wants – some other women might jump in and take you away from her. She’ll do anything to stop that. That’s one way you can make your wife give you head more often.

2. The second strategy is the “Reciprocity” method. Here’s how it works. Don’t expect to get anything if you never give anything. Give, and you’ll get. Start by eating your wife out at least two times a week. Eat her out like there’s no tomorrow. If you can give her the best sex ever, she’ll do anything to keep you. Plus, giving her great sex will make you more valuable to her. Not only that – but, she’ll feel like she owes you something and that she has to repay you with great head. This is a very successful strategy for making your wife go down on you.

3. The third persuasion strategy is what I call “Brainwashing.” You need to brainwash her into giving you more head step by step, little by little, and sooner or later she’ll love giving you head and it will seem like she was doing it forever. She’ll initiate the blow job herself. How do you brainwash her into enjoying blow jobs? You use the reward system. Whenever she does something that you like and you want her to keep doing – you reward her. Reward her with compliments, kisses, helping around the house, flowers, whatever you want – just do it AFTER she did what you want her, not before. This is very, very important. Always reward her AFTER she gave you head, not before that. Don’t use cheap persuasion strategies to make her give you head… they don’t work.

These are some basic tips that will help you to make your wife give you head. Make sure to also check out my other articles that will also help you improve your sex life.



Glutathione Side Effects – What Are They?

Many would like to know what are glutathione side effects. What are they? Find out here! I am often asked the question, “What Are Glutathione Side Effects?” To start off with, it would be good to know what glutathione is and what functions it has in the body. Glutathione is a beneficial protein in every cell of your body, and it functions as an antioxidant, immune system optimizer, detoxifier , energy restorer, and antiaging protein. So now we need to know : What are the side effects of glutathione?

This is a tricky question, since this question usually comes up with drugs or pharmaceuticals. We want to know if we take drug X, what are its side effects? So naturally based on this reasoning, we may ask if we take glutathione, side effects that may follow would be what? You have already learned what glutathione or natural glutathione does in the body. So you could say that glutathione side effects are antioxidation, immune system building, detoxification, energy and anti-aging. Not bad for a list of so-called side effects!

To illustrate this, we all know that we have blood in our circulatory system, and this is made up of white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. We could ask the question, “What are the side effects of white blood cells?” Well, they fight infection, but really, we don’t ask that question, because we know they are naturally occurring, we need them, and they play a positive role in the body. They fight infection, and without them, we would be dead from some kind of illness or infection. It’s the same with glutathione, yet it is still such a new word to many that immediately the assumption is made that if we take it, there must be glutathione side effects.

Here’s an interesting fact : You would be dead right now if you didn’t have glutathione in each and every one of your cells quietly doing its job.

So asking the question “What are the side effects of glutathione?” would be similar to asking “What are the side effects of white blood cells?” The answer is all positive things that are necessary to your bodily function. While that may be the exact answer to your question, what are glutathione side effects, it may not be what you were looking for. Let’s see if we can cover that now. You might want to know, “Can I just take a glutathione pill?” Glutathione, when taken orally as a glutathione pill, or in any other form, including reduced glutathione, is destroyed in the digestive tract, and so glutathione side effects when taken directly by mouth would be none, good or bad. It might make your wallet a little lighter though!

So now we may be asking : “Ok, I understand there are no side effects from taking glutathione. I can’t take a glutathione pill. I must take in the building blocks or precursors. So what are the side effects on my glutathione system?” Perhaps a better way to phrase the question would be : “What would be the side effects of glutathione if I raise it in my body?” There are several ways to raise glutathione in the body, and we will cover two of the most thoroughly studied ways to raise glutathione here. Raising glutathione may have some side effects that vary depending on the building blocks you use. We will now discuss the two most well studied and effective ways to raise glutathione – N-acetyl-cysteine and the Undenatured Whey Protein called Immunocal. The glutathione side effects mentioned below will be in addition to the positive glutathione side effects that were already mentioned above. So in considering your choices, weigh all possible negative glutathione side effects against the positive ones which apply to all the ways to raise natural glutathione mentioned below.

Remember, you absolutely have to have glutathione in your cells to be alive and healthy. And if you are over 40 or have any chronic health condition, you are likely deficient in this, and will benefit from raising your glutathione levels. Now we will consider the side effects of raising glutathione with the first building block: N-Acetyl-Cysteine or NAC. N-acetyl-cysteine is a pharmaceutical drug that has been used in emergency medicine for years in treating acetaminophen overdose. It is very effective when given in large doses in an emergency room setting when someone is going into liver failure from an overdose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. There is also a popular glutathione enhancer on the market that contains N-acetyl-cysteine as its main active ingredient. This box label says: “Caution: This Product is for adult use only. It is not for use by young children, pregnant women or nursing mothers. Allergy warning: This product contains ingredients derived from shellfish and mushrooms.”

What are the possible glutathione side effects of N-acetyl-cysteine? Always check with your medical practitioner before deciding on any treatment for raising your glutathione if you have any questions or concerns. The main side effects with N-acetyl-cysteine have to do with its short half life and toxicity. They include the following:

• Short half life, so has to be administered several times a day to be effective

• Rash

• Wheezing

• Nausea

• Anaphylaxis-like allergic reaction, which may include difficulty breathing due to bronchospasm*

• Decrease in blood pressure

• Angioedema ( rapid swelling of the skin)

• Vomiting

• Cramps

• Diarrhea

*Repeated overdoses will cause the allergic reaction to progressively worsen. Although rare, death has been reported in association with N-acetyl-cysteine. Some find the taste and smell unacceptable, due to the sulfur content. Regular N-acetyl-cysteine usage for raising your glutathione is not recommended for infants and small children. More studies need to be done to determine the safety of N-acetyl-cysteine for long term usage. A recent study done at the University of Virginia School of Medicine indicated that N-acetyl-cysteine usage in rats developed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) that mimicked the effects of chronic hypoxia. They also found that this was “an unanticipated adverse effect of chronic NAC administration and introduce(s) a new animal model of PAH.” It should be noted that treating drug overdoses or acute pulmonary disease with N-acetyl-cysteine requires monitoring by a health professional. Suggested non-prescription oral doses range from 200-2,400 mg/day depending on one’s health.

Now we will discuss the glutathione side effects from raising glutathione with the undenatured whey protein Immunocal. Other terms that may be used to identify this substance is bonded cysteine, undenatured whey protein isolate, or undenatured whey protein concentrate. Two of the best well known ways for raising glutathione are with N-Acetyl-Cysteine, which was considered above, and undenatured whey protein. Immunocal has been extensively studied for over 30 years now. It is a nutraceutical, or medicinal food. It delivers bonded cysteine to the cells where you can make glutathione right there in your cells.

Here are the considerations for those evaluating Immunocal, taken from the product label:

• Patients with a known allergy to milk proteins , should not take this. This is different than lactose intolerance, since the lactose has been removed. It contains less than 1% lactose and is therefore well tolerated by lactose-intolerant individuals. The best way to know if you are allergic to milk proteins is if you know for a fact that you were allergic to your mother’s breast milk as an infant, and as a result were unable to breastfeed. This is quite rare.

• Patients on a protein restricted diet should take into account that there is 9 grams of protein per pouch.

• Patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy should discuss the use of this product with their health practitioner. The reason for this is if you are on drugs to keep your immune system suppressed or working at a lower level, undenatured whey protein could theoretically interfere with these drugs by allowing your immune system to be stimulated. This would be especially important if you have recently received an organ transplant and are taking drugs to make sure you do not reject the organ.?It should be noted that there are no documented cases of Immunocal interfering with an organ transplant, but this is stated as a general precaution. Undenatured whey protein is a dry powder, and needs to be mixed to be consumed. Glutathione side effects with bonded cysteine powder may include the following if not mixed properly :

• Gastrointestinal Bloating

• Cramps This can be prevented by mixing it appropriately with a liquid or food as instructed.

• A transient urticarial (hive)-like rash may appear in rare individuals that are undergoing a severe detoxification reaction. This rash goes away when the product intake is reduced or stopped.

I have not personally known anyone that has had this reaction, called a Herxheimer Reaction, but as mentioned, you can reduce the amount or stop it completely. I have known of individuals who were detoxing and felt sluggish or nauseous, and I recommended they get extra rest and drink plenty of water, half their body weight in ounces, and this phase usually passes within a few days depending on the individual. This is an indication that you have a heavy toxin load, and the glutathione, through your liver and kidneys, is trying to remove the toxins from your system. Since you detoxify in your sleep, and water hydrates you and keeps things moving, water and sleep definitely help you to flush these liquefied toxins from your system.

Lastly, you may want to know , “Can I take too much or accidentally overdose on glutathione? What are the side effects of a glutathione overdose?” The Physician’s Desk Reference tells us that when we take the building blocks for glutathione, the cell makes just as much as it needs, and no more. If you take in more building blocks than you need, the excess is stored in your liver and kidneys until you need them. Additionally it is noted that overdosing on undenatured whey protein has not been reported. Always use good sense and follow recommended guidelines when taking any glutathione enhancer, whether it be pharmaceutical (drug) or nutraceutical (food).

In conclusion, what are the side effects of natural glutathione? They are anti-oxidation, immune system boosting, detoxification, energy, and anti-aging. There are many ways to raise glutathione, so we may also ask what are the glutathione side effects of raising it with several precursors? The best studied ones are with two forms of cysteine, N-acetyl-cysteine and bonded cysteine or Immunocal. Compare the potential side effects with each one, and weigh them against the positive glutathione side effects that are true of both of these substances. Do your research, and make the best choice for you!

Mastitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Mastitis is inflammation of the breast, which may lead to infection. This condition is most common in women who are breast-feeding. You may notice areas of redness, hardness, soreness, or heat in your breast, and swelling of the affected milk duct. It can leave a new mother feeling very tired and run-down.

Mastitis most commonly occurs in breastfeeding women. It typically occurs within the first few weeks of breast feeding. Sometimes it occurs if you suddenly stop breastfeeding and the breasts become engorged with milk. Mastitis sometimes occurs in women who are not breastfeeding. Bacteria get into the milk ducts of the breast to cause the infection. This is often through a crack or sore in the nipple, (or from a nipple piercing), but some women without sore nipples develop mastitis.

Mastitis is an infection of the tissue of the breast that occurs most frequently during the time of breastfeeding. This infection causes pain, swelling, redness, and increased temperature of the breast. It can occur when bacteria, often from the baby’s mouth, enter a milk duct through a crack in the nipple. This causes an infection and painful inflammation of the breast.

Infections of the breast are known as mastitis. Mastitis is especially common in women who are breastfeeding a baby (lactating). When the skin of the nipple (areola) is injured or cracked, such as occurs with nursing, bacteria can enter the wound and cause infections. In a breastfeeding woman, a hard area commonly thought of a “clogged milk duct” can form. Sometimes, certain treatments (see below) can prevent the painful, hard area from developing into an actual breast infection (mastitis).


Mastitis can occur when bacteria commonly found on the skin enter the nipple through small cracks. The bacteria then multiply in the fatty tissue of the breast surrounding the milk ducts (areas of the breast that produce milk), causing swelling, warmth, or pain. The swelling can press on the milk ducts and block them.

Chronic Mastitis: Women who aren’t breastfeeding and may be postmenopausal can develop chronic mastitis. In this case, the milk ducts below your nipple become inflamed. Your milk ducts can become clogged with dead skin cells and other debris.


Infection usually produces the worst symptoms. The breast becomes red, hot, swollen and shiny and the nipple may produce pus. More general symptoms include high fever, shivers, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting.

Breast infections most commonly occur one to three months after the delivery of a baby, but they can occur in women who have not recently delivered as well as in women after menopause. Other causes of infection include chronic mastitis and a rare form of cancer called inflammatory carcinoma.

With engorgement, mastitis develops because the breasts are not emptying properly at each feed. They become swollen, lumpy, sore, leaky and tense. Superficial ducts full of milk may appear like hard cords along the surface of the breast, and both breasts may be affected.


Antibiotic medications are usually very effective in treating a breast infection. You are encouraged to continue to breast-feed or to pump to relieve breast engorgement (from milk production) while receiving treatment.

Spice Up The Game Of Bowling With Different Variations

If you are a person who jumps on every opportunity to enjoy bowling, you are sure to be one who played the game on numerous occasions. Chances are you are also bored playing it, due to the loss of challenge from the game. Even though bowling is interesting, continuously playing it can be boring and cause loss of interest. Variety is what everyone craves for. Listed herewith are some variations which can be of interest for you.

Hard Luck

Provided here is the template which is different from the normal techniques of bowling. This can make the game more interesting.

  • Changing hands from the one you normally use can increase the challenge.
  • Bowl backwards with your back facing the alley.
  • Hop and bowl, instead of the normal sprint and bowl method.
  • Sitting cross legged or squatting while you bowl can be interesting.
  • Create human alleys with team members standing with their legs spread apart and try bowling through the legs.

Pre-arranged Movements

Pre-determine achievements for the teams playing. Example:

  • A team needs to hit two, five or eight pins only.
  • A team needs to hit the foremost pin only.
  • A team needs to clear the split.
  • A team needs to knock only even or odd number of bowling pins. A team needs to strike at least on one occasion.
  • A team needs to have minimum one gutter.

Tasks need to be struck from the list once achieved. The quickest team to achieve their tasks, wins. The order of the tasks may or may not be present.

Slow Motion

Playing simultaneously in different alleys and bowling in slow motion is also an option. The ball which reaches last and strikes is the winner.

Bowling Or Poker? Or Is It Both?

Poker bowling is a very interesting option for people needing change. This method is quite simple. For each split or strike, a card from the top deck is pulled. The cards are accumulated till the tenth frame. After the end of this phase, the players need to use the collected cards for making the best game of poker possible. The score is calculated adding the points from the bowling score and the best game of poker. The team or an individual with the maximum scores wins the game.

Toning down some of the above mentioned variables can be useful for making them playable for children. So what are you waiting for, go out and enjoy today.

Yeast Infection Fungus – How to Treat the Candida Albicans Fungus

Yeast infection is caused by a yeast-like fungus, found naturally in our bodies. Discover here, why this fungus can suddenly cause yeast infection and why more and more women and men are turning to natural remedies to eliminate yeast infections.

The cause of yeast infection is a fungus called Candida Albicans. This resides in your body quite naturally, usually without causing you any problems, because your body’s friendly bacteria keeps it under control.

But when their numbers are reduced, the Candida fungus can then ‘overgrow’ causing the symptoms of a yeast infection. There are many things or conditions that can upset the good bacteria / Candida fungus balance. Some are; a compromised immune system, antibiotics overuse, steroids overuse, pH, diabetes, stress, and poor nutrition.

Yeast infection can appear almost anywhere on your body, but the most common place in women is the vagina. This is because the vagina has the ideal conditions for fungal development; dark, warm and moist. And the pH levels are easily upset by using perfumed products and sprays.

Typically, topical creams and pessaries are the first line of treatment. You can get these by prescription or over-the-counter. And these can work well enough, although many women and men find that they suffer repeat infections each time they complete a course. This is because these medications tend to address the symptoms rather than the root cause of the infection. And, as they’re drug-based, the Candida fungus can become resistant to them.

That’s why so many women and men are turning to completely natural remedies for their troublesome recurring yeast infections.

But there are literally tons of information out there on this. You’ll need to research as much as you can until you find the remedy or remedies that are right for you. But all your hard work will be rewarded in the end if you can eliminate your yeast infection fast and permanently.

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What is So Great About Yoga?

Yoga may seem like a health and fitness craze but it's actually thought to have been around since as early as 900-500 BCE. This is no fly by night fad folks. Yoga is, was and always shall be. There are multiple forms of yoga but I will leave that to you to research and find out what kind of yoga would be best for you. What I want to share with your today is the "Why?" Why Yoga?

Yoga and all of it's many poses are not just an excellent form of exercise. It's a way of life and it can have a positive impact on every part of your existence from business to parenting and even to sex. One of the most important things that I have taken away from yoga is peace of mind. Yoga brings your mind into the here and now. You do not think about the guy who cut you off in traffic on the way to class or the business meeting you have in the morning. You only think about the directions you are being given by the yoga instructor and perfecting your poses. So in essence, yoga not only cleans the body but the mind as well.

Let's focus on how yoga cleanses the body. When your body gets heated up and you put all of your body parts through a full range of motion, as you do during a yoga lesson, your muscles begin to release toxins. Those toxins, if you are properly hydrated, are then transported out of your body through sweat and urination. There are also certain poses that squeeze toxins out of your individual organs, such as your kidneys. Again, proper hydration is a must!

There are some other really great side effects of moving your muscles through a full range of motion. Your joints start to become more lubricated, making for less pain and stiffness as well a healthy joints overall. Also, your balance improvements and you actually become a little more coordinated and a lot stronger. For me, coordination is a big plus. I've always been sort of clumsy.

Lastly, yoga is a big stress reliever. Studies have shown that people who find appropriate channels for stress have less incidence of illness, reduce blood pressure and have less digestive issues.

Living Life With an Eating Disorder!

Individuals living with an eating disorder do not want to discuss the disease. Somehow by avoiding the discussions the disease is not real. People who have recovered from eating disorders know the secret of the disease, and keeps them stuck in the disease.

It is necessary for the individual to acknowledge the eating disorder and will will to change in order to recover. Individuals seeking treatment are challenged with negative thoughts such as, now that the secret is out the people surrounding them will have expectations that the individual may or may not be able to live up too.

This is the lie that the disease wants he or she to believe. Eating disorders affect every area of ​​his or her life, seeds are planted that he or she is less than, not smart enough, capable enough. In order to recover the emotions must be addressed having the opportunity to go to an inpatient eating disorder treatment program that allows the individual to get a firm grass of the disease which wants them dead. That may sound cold and heartless suddenheless, the truth a slow miserable death is better than health and vitality.

Food is a requirement in life to live a healthy well balanced life the body needs fuel. Unlike drugs and alcohol which a person never has to confront again if they chose not too, food is necessary to live. The goal of inpatient eating disorder treatment is to teach individuals how to be comfortable with the food choices and the level of exercise appropriate to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Overtime individuals become comfortable and more relaxed with how they eat and what they eat. Acceptance becomes a way of life; No longer is punishing or rewarding food put in the rightful place a means to an end.

Spermatorrhoea and Unani Treatment

Although the symptoms of true spermatorrhoea vary according to the general condition, disposition and age of the patient, yet the general course is somewhat as follows : Among the earlier symptoms which indicate that the pollutions are becoming more frequent than is compatible with perfect health, are pain in the small of the back, pain in the head, a sense of fatigue and inability for exertion, and a certain incapacity for mental effort. As the emissions increase in frequency, the patient observes a diminished capacity for sexual enjoyment; the general symptoms are made worse, and include dizziness, weakness of sight, trembling in the limbs, a sense of weight in the chest, palpitation of the heart, and signs of dyspepsia. After a time he begins to have emissions by day also, and he now usually becomes the prey of despondency.

His mental depression may be so great that his thoughts are con  stantly directed to the one subject – a condition which aggravates the difficulty. His gait becomes unsteady ; he feels wandering pains in various parts of the body ; his rest is disturbed by frightful dreams ; he shuns society, because he imagines that others see and recognize the cause of his difficulty. In fact, his mental condition approaches finally a mild type of insanity. It must be said, however, that there but few, if any, cases in which insanity can be traced to excessive seminal losses. There are numerous instances in which an individual suffering from seminal emissions has become insane, and such cases are commonly ascribed to the seminal losses. A closer scrutiny of the case usually shows that the patient had a tendency to insanity, and that the seminal losses are to be regarded rather as one of the symptoms of the general nervous depression which resulted in insanity – as an effect, therefore, rather than as the cause of his mental derangement. Certain it is that those who have inherited a disposition to certain nervous diseases – epilepsy and insanity for instance-are far more frequently affected with seminal emissions than others.

Cause*-Spermatorrhoea is not usually a separate disease by itself, but is a symptom of several affections which may be located in the genital organs or may affect other parts of the body, especially the nervous system. In most cases it is simply a nervous disease, and is accompanied by numerous other symptoms which indicate feebleness of the nervous system. The subject of it is commonly of a nervous, excitable temperament ; and as first pointed out by an eminent French physician, he has usually suffered in earlier life from some manifestation of weakness in the genital or urinary organs, such as inability to retain the urine. It has been noted that children afflicted in this way often suffer in later life from weakness of the genital organs.

Among the causes which predispose to this affection is constant indulgence of the imagination in licentious thoughts. This especially when combined with unsatisfied sexual excitement, in  duces an irritability of the organs which finally results in the escape of the seminal fluid upon slight provocation.

Spermatorrhoea is most frequently induced by the habit of self-abuse. When this habit is stopped the individual usually suffers from involuntary emissions instead of those which he had formerly excited voluntarily.

It must not, however, be supposed that every individual who has once indulged in this habit must suffer from incontinence of semen afterward. In many cases the habit is practiced to only a limited extent and is not followed, to any particular degree, by seminal emissions ; that is, these emissions do not occur with more frequency than is natural for individuals who have not practiced self-abuse.

There are several causes which may act in exciting seminal emissions in cases where no disease of the sexual organs exists. Sometimes an unusual formation of the organ is a source of constant irritation which provokes seminal emissions. One of the most frequent of these is an unnatural tightness of the foreskin, whereby the secretion formed beneath it cannot escape, and being retained irritates the inner surface. An unnatural narrowness of the urethral opening may also cause constant irritation and seminal losses.

Unani Treatment

  1. Kharkhusk 10 gm mix in 10 ml honey and use along with cow milk.
  2. Post bekh satyanasi , make powder and use 3 gm along with cow milk.
  3. Tukhm tamarhindi biryan and make powder, use this 5 gm powder along with cow milk.
  4. Kushta qal’ai 500 mg
  5. Majoon Aarad khurma or Majoon Mugalliz mani or Majoon Piyaz 10 gm along with cow milk before beakfast  for 30 days.
  6. Laboob kabeer or Majoon Kalan or Majoon salab 5 gm have the same effect as above.
  7. Habbe jawahar 1 in numb along with Jawarish jalinoos lolvi twice a day.
  8. Habbe jiryan: Jaifal javitry, afyoon, mazo sabz, ispand, mastagi, zafran, nagser, mochras, tujqalmi, gul supari, dana ilaichi khurd, tabaseer safaid, ajwain khurasani each 3 gm, prepare powder and make 3 gm tablet in lua’ab isabgol, use this one tablet twice a day along with cow milk before breakfast and at bed time.
  9. Safoof mugalliz: veru effective formulation for spermatorrhoea. Asl alsoos muqasar 7 gm, Kahoo 10 gm, Gulnar 15 gm, Gul surkh, Tukhm Suddab, Tukhm Fanjakshat each 15 gm, make powder and use 6 gm twice a day along with cow milk.

Type 2 Diabetes – What Are Your Chances of Developing Diabetes?

Did you know Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes around the world? Thevalence of Type 2 hovers around 90%, meaning most diabetics are dealing with a man-made disease that can be treated and managed. It can also be considerably prevented. Unfortunately, prevention is not the norm. Most people became aware of their unnaturally high blood sugar levels when it is too late.

It pays to know the risk factors for the devastating health problem that is Type 2 diabetes. If more people were aware, there is much we could do to prevent it developing. Sometimes we would not see such alarming incidence rates.

Here is a concise list of the relevant risk factors for Type 2 diabetes …

Age. Those who are over the age of 40 have a higher danger of developing the disease. The risk increases with age.

Body weight. Being overweight / obese is a primary risk factor.

Body composition. The higher the body's fat composition, the higher the risk of high blood sugar readings. Waist size is a reliable indicator of body fat levels.

Gender. Men seem to be more susceptible than women. But the difference is negligible.

Physical inactivity. Those who are physically inactive are going to be more vulnerable to having high blood sugar levels and being overweight for a variety of reasons. In short, it is crucial to be physically active, because it is essential for the body to be in good health.

High blood pressure. Hypertension is correlated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Poor diet habits. Eating frequently and consuming too many simple sugars are just a couple of examples of poor practices detrimental to the body's well-being in the long-term.

Having a history of unstable blood sugar levels. Having abnormally elevated blood sugar over an extended period is an indicator the individual may be more susceptible to diabetes. In this case, insulin inefficiency comes into play, which is partly genetic. Prediabetes also comes to mind.

The heredity factor. If diabetes runs in the family, the risk is going to be higher. But as always, it can be mitigated.

Having given birth to a large baby. For women, there is a theory giving birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds is a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. But in this case, it could have due to Gestational diabetes, which increases the mother's risk of developing the disease.

Ethnicity. African-Americans, Hispanics, many Asians and some Native populations are typically more vulnerable to diabetes.

Lastly, one more factor to complete the list is education. Those who are taught the fundamental principles of nutrition and the importance of a physically active lifestyle are more likely to lead healthier lifestyles. In contrast, lack of instruction in this regard could increase the risk of having high blood sugar levels and gain gain, which historically leads to full-blown Type 2 diabetes.

Whiplash Symptoms From Sneezing?

Most people have heard of whiplash and think of it as something that is caused in a car accident. And while that is true, there are also other causes of whiplash including a previous neck injury, sport related falls, being pushed or a bad fall.

Even an intense sneeze can result in whiplash!

That’s why it’s important to know the signs of whiplash which may include:

  • A sudden feeling of stiffness or soreness in the neck
  • Pain between shoulders
  • Difficulty in turning the head from side to side

Because of the pain associated with whiplash, along with the potential for further complication, it’s important to consult with a chiropractor following any injury. Any sudden stop of an individual’s body that forcefully snaps their head and neck forward, backwards, or sideways can severely injure their neck’s soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, as well as the vertebrae.

In a whiplash injury, supportive soft tissues in the neck are often over-stretched or torn and spinal joints can become misaligned. Misaligned vertebrae, or subluxations, can cause the nerve roots and blood vessels in an individual’s neck to become compressed, stretched or irritated. This can interfere with nerve transmission and blood supply to vital body functions.

In addition, the normal curve of the cervical spine is altered and joint motion becomes restricted. As a result, weakened tissues are no longer able to support the vertebrae in its proper position.

Over time, if these subluxations are left untreated, they can cause many health problems such as headaches, backaches, neckpain, arthritis, heart problems, and many others. There is simply no end to the health conditions that can result from a pinched or blocked nerve. Consider this, if the nerve from your brain to your heart was cut the result would be fatal. What if the nerve was pinched or squeezed? What would the result be?

This is why consulting with a chiropractor is so important. Individualized chiropractic adjustments not only can relieve initial pain from an injury, they can also help in the restoration of healthy spinal joint function to prevent future problems.

Because chiropractors are extensively trained, they can help with:

  1. Removal of nerve interference
  2. Breaking down scar tissue from previous injuries
  3. Increasing circulation to enhance healing
  4. Reducing inflammation

Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can eliminate or reduce joint pain and restore normal range of motion to specific areas of injury. An Australian study points to the pain associated with whiplash and shows how a chiropractor can help with such situations. The 10-year study found that:

  • Facet joint pain is the definitive cause of chronic head and neck pain in 60 percent of whiplash cases studied
  • 87 percent of patients exhibited a limited range of cervical motion. The two findings suggest that many whiplash injuries respond well to chiropractic care because adjustments are specifically directed at facet joints
  • Case studies have also shown that chiropractic adjustments can eliminate or reduce joint pain and restore range of motion

How You Can Overcome Your Fear of Crowds

A fear of crowds can be awkward to deal with.

Whilst you can be sure that certain places will almost always attract a crowd (big sports matches, crowded commuter routes, that kind of thing), there are other times when a crowd can appear as if from nowhere. It’s at times like that where your fear of crowds can really come into its own and disrupt your way of life.

The problem is that our brain learns pretty fast when it wants to. Especially when irrational fears are concerned. And despite what you may think, a fear of crowds isn’t the most rational thing to possess. Most crowds are harmless most of the time.

But try telling that to your brain!

Chances are the flight part of your inbuilt “fight or flight” response mechanism has reared its ugly head before you get a chance to reason with it.

So just exactly how do you go about overcoming your fear of crowds?

If your fear is a mild one, it could be that you simply need to mix with small crowds and gradually adjust by gradually mixing with larger and larger crowds. Sometimes taking an understanding friend along with you can be idea – they’re with you as a comfort and can help you if your fear suddenly starts to become overwhelming.

But what do you need to do if your fear is bigger than that?

If your fear is holding you back, you have three options:

* Run away from it – move to somewhere rural and isolated for instance.

* Live with it and avoid crowds as much as possible whilst still having a life.

* Face your fear and deal with it.

When it comes down to it, fear is actually pretty cowardly. So the third option (facing your fear of crowds) isn’t actually as scary as it may seem.

Think back to the last time you got trapped in a crowd. Sure, it may not have been a pleasant experience for you. But after all the worry and cold sweats, think back. Did you come out of the event unscathed?

Assuming you did come out of your last crowd experience without harm, that’s a good start. You can work with that positive memory to start to train your mind to react differently next time you’re seemingly trapped in a crowd. Focus on your breathing – take long, deep breaths in and out.

Stay as calm as possible (this gets easier over time – make sure you’ve got help at hand the first few times you try it).

Gradually, you’ll start to reprogram your mind.

If you can, think back to a time when you were happy in a crowd. Maybe a childhood birthday party or maybe a time when you managed to get to the cinema and watch a great movie. If you can find this kind of time, re-live it. In your mind’s eye make the memory bigger, brighter, louder. This will help you to associate positive memories with crowds and will help you overcome your fear of crowds faster.

Dangers of Corticosteroid Treatments for Eczema

Unfortunately, in today's society, prescription drugs, shots and lotions have seemed to become the common answer to everything however, they are quite an ideal, safe and effective long-term treatment option. Everyday more evidence surfaces of negative health effects associated with these so called safe solutions and corticosteroid treatment for eczema is certainly no exception.

While doctor and pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that their way of treatment is what you need and a method that you can trust, in all actuality, it is more often what they need to stay in business. Corticosteroid treatments have been the common option to turn to for a number of decades however, more and more research suggests that these products offer systemic and localized unwanted side effects, especially with extended use. Below are the most common dangers of corticosteroid treatment for eczema and the list keeps getting longer as more tests are done. When looking for an eczema treatment, avoid these products and opt for a natural solution.

• Cushing's Disease – It has been proven that corticosteroid products causes a severe malfunction in the adrenal glands which results in the body producing too much cortisol.

• Thinning of the skin, acne and skin discoloration.

• Obesity or extreme weight gain due to increased appetite.

• Slowed healing of wounds because your body became dependent on the drug.

• Increased sweating which can actually worsen eczema symptoms.

• Lower resistance to infections.

• Psychological problems including depression, mood swings and insomnia.

• Cataracts, glaucoma or blindness.

• Water and salt retention which ultimately causes swelling and edema.

• Osteoporosis, diabetes and high blood pressure.

• Black and blue marks due to destroyed blood vessels.

• Stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatitis and atrophy.

What You Need to Know

If you are using corticosteroids as a treatment for eczema, you need to know that synthetic strands confuse your hormonal glands, primarily in your brain. With extended use, your brain begins to feel that everything is an invasion on your body's system so wrong messages are received from hormonal glands which leads to an imbalance. Of course, this can become quite dangerous

Synthetic corticosteroids take over your body's neural receptors so natural healing can not occur, nerves are tensed and instead of regenerating, tissues, cells and organs, malfunction and deterioration takes place instead. Long-term use is nothing but pure destruction on your body. Is this really what you want to use for treatment for you or your child?

Morel Mushrooms – How to Store and Preserve For Future Use

Morels, like all fungi and mushrooms, have an extremely short shelf life once picked. However, there are a variety of ways to store morels for future use.

Once picked, morels should be washed, cleaned and refrigerated quickly if they are to be eaten or frozen for storage. Morels (particularly those later in the picking season) are attractive to ants and other insects, both for the interior spores, and for the rough shelter they offer.

Morels, like many wild fungi and mushrooms, go soggy very quickly if not properly handled or stored, due to the spore content within them. Morels are largely water, anyway, so they do not hold up well, particularly in heat. Do not pack them too tightly when picking or storing, as morels compact easily.

Since salt bothers (and even kills) many insects, one of the easiest ways to clean morels is to dissolve 2 tbsp of salt into each quart of warm water used, and immerse the morels in the solution, washing them for several minutes, letting them stand for one-half hour, then draining. If you prefer a more thorough wash, either slit the morels in half lengthways before immersing, or puncture the narrow end to allow easier drainage after washing in the salty solution. Be sure to cut off the fibrous root-like tendrils, before washing, that are likely to be attached to the base of the morel when picking. This root-like mass, and the valleys of the morel honeycomb, tend to pick up small particles of dirt, sand and humus, contributing to a gritty, unpleasant texture with poorly cleaned morels.

Morels can be dehydrated, using a standard fruit dehydrator (available at Wal-Mart). Be sure that the morels are completely dehydrated, then store in a paper bag in a dry, dark pantry. To rehydrate morels, simply soak them for 1-2 hours in warm water or thin sauce.

Dried morels are great for taking on a backpacking or camping trip, because of their light weight, durability and ease of rehydrating. They are perfect complements to almost any meat or eggs, and work well with true wildcraft harvests of boiled cattail root or fried dandelion greens! Many campers use dried morels like chewing tobacco, letting the morels rehydrate between gums and cheek for a real time-delayed taste explosion.

To freeze morels, wash & drain them, then in a deep fry pan, melt butter, add pepper (or garlic, if desired) and the morels, and cook over medium low heat for up to 5-8 minutes. With the liquid, store the mushrooms in an airtight container or freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

If using morels within 2-3 days of picking, wash thoroughly and drain until dry. Place loosely in a paper bag and store in the refrigerator, as you would with white button mushrooms.