Can Meditation Cure Cancer?

Meditation is a powerful tool of preventive medicine. It can facilitate self-healing and inspire a deep sense of well-being. In this article, you'll learn four ways to use meditation for health and wellness. You'll also read a comprehensive story of how mindfulness and meditation cured one woman's cancer.

Let's begin with this story of miraculous healing from "Meditation: An In-Depth Guide" (Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin, 2011) by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson.

Bernice Heals Her Cancer
(p.274-278, MAIG)

In 1980, Bernice Groeke was diagnosed with melanoma in her calf which she had surgically removed. A year and a half later, doctors found melanoma in a lymph node in her groin and also surgically removed that. A year and a half after that, the cancer had spread to her lungs, at which point the doctors said that it was inoperable. They said there was nothing medically they could do for her and that she had only months to live.

Bernice decided to join a 12-week cancer self-help group. Soon after joining the group, the discussion turned to the effect of mindset on handling the physical pain and mental-emotional suffering of cancer. Bernice had never really given much thought to her mindset.

However, as the group discussed the power of mindfulness and positive thinking, Bernice quickly recognized just how negative her usual mindset tended to be. In fact, she had taken it as her duty to be on guard and to warn her family and friends of anything that could go wrong. On the flip-side, she was also quick her warn herself and others not to get too excited about new possibilities because they were likely to end in disappointment.

Bernice realized her mindset was the definition of a "glass half-empty" approach to life. So, after learning about the benefits of thinking more positively, she decided to change her habitual mindset. To do this, she decided to repeat the affirmation "I am a positive person" anytime she recognized herself going negative.

About six weeks into her new mindfulness and affirmation practice, she was sitting with her husband after dinner when she practiced one of the melanomas pressing uncomfortably against her spine. Her husband noticed her agitation and asked what was wrong.

Bernice replied, "Perhaps the doctors are right. Maybe I'm just kidding myself. Maybe I should just accept the fact that I'm going to die and give up on all this other stuff." (p.275, MAIG)

Her husband was sympathetic to her pain and he was also aware of her new affirmation practice. So, instead of just sympathizing, he replied, "Oh that's interesting."

"What do you mean, what am I?" she replied.

"Oh, I thought you were a positive person now" he said.

Bernice reflected on this and replied, "You're right, I am."

Bernice recalled that, as she said this, she felt a palpable shift inside her body, as if a switch had been turned on. From that moment on, she was able to see the positive in every situation.

Shortly after this inner shift, she was meditating and praying in church and had a profound mystical experience of God's Presence in which she understood the Biblical phrase "Be still and know that I am God." From that moment on, her faith was strengthened. She found it easier to follow through on her healthy diet and her healing efforts with meditation. She also became enthusiastic about serving others.
Within six months, scans revealed that her lungs were clear of all tumors. And, within a year, much to their surprise, doctors claimed her cancer-free.

Soon thereafter, Bernice volunteered to speak to meditation groups at the Gawler Foundation telling them her story. She beamed radiantly as she spoke and her enthusiasm for life was infectious. Bernice became an inspiring spiritual force.
Several years later, her husband died in his late eighties. Her friends and family wondered how Bernice would take his passing. After all, they had been together for over sixty years.

While she grieved appropriately and was deeply saddened, she surprised them with her resilience. She said, "Well, you know, it is really sad that Wain died and I will miss him terribly, but it will be interesting … I have never lived on my own before. take Wain into account anymore? "

Shortly thereafter, to help with expenses, Bernice took in a student boarder from overseas. They quickly became the best of friends. She tought him of life in Australia and he saved her company and financial support. It was a beautiful new chapter in her life.

Then, in 2009, at the age of 93, and 26 years after her cancer had disappeared-it reappeared. This time, she deteriorated quickly.

At first, she thought she was at fault. She went to Gawler to express her disappointment in herself. Gawler was quick to remind her of her remarkable recovery. For over 26 years, she had lived cancer-free. He reminded her that we all die of something-and that we do not always know why. He also reminded her of her faith.

Bernice conceded that she had something lost touch with her faith and now she had some doubts and fears of dying.

Gawler encouraged her that doubts and fears were natural human feelings, especially in the face of death. He encouraged her to mindfully recognize her doubts and fears and accept them for what they were-natural feelings toward facing the unknown. He also suggested to Bernice that saying was like "going home."

He reminded Bernice of her faith and encourage her to imagine what it would be like to rest in the Divine Presence. He told her that "dying was easy, that she had led a good life, and she could look back on it with gentle satisfaction and no regrets. "

Supported by Gawler's words, Bernice resolved to focus on the Divine Presence and imagine herself merging with it when the time came.

Bernice died less than a week later, peacefully. And, her funeral was a joyous celebration of her life. Family, friends, and throngs of those who she had touched with her smiling service came to celebrate what she had meant to them.

A beautiful story.

4 Ways Meditation Supports Health and Healing

So, what can we draw from Bernice's story that can help us heal and be healthier?

1. Your mind affects your ability to heal

As we saw with Bernice, her healing began with healing her attitude, her habitual mindset. She recognized her habit of looking at life through a negative and fear-based lens. She was always wary, on guard, and expecting the worst. Before attending the cancer self-help group, she had not really noticed this was a mindset, or that it was detrimental-she just thought she was being conscientious, responsible, and careful.

Bernice learned to change her mindset by affirming, "I am a positive person."
Now, having a positive mindset is not about making things up or making things better than they really are. It's about observing the opportunities that are present in every situation. It's about seeing what can be done rather than focusing on what can not. It's about being present with "what is" and noting what you can do to move things forward in a good direction.

When you do this, you open yourself to a wider scope of possibilities and become more inspired to take positive action.

2. The choices you make matter

As you open yourself to a wider scope of possibilities, you realize you can choose to take actions that make a positive difference for yourself and others. Things are not "just the way they are," they are the result of a series of choices that combine to create specific results.

Meditation supports a state of clear seeing in which you can recognize options and make good choices. Through meditation, you become more capable to choose what works and let go of what does not.

As Bernice opened to the possibility of healing, she began to make different choices. She chose to say her positive affirmations to reset her mind. She adopted a healthy diet. She mediated daily. She increased her efforts to serve others. She widened her community.

In time, these combined with other unseen forces to create healing.

3. Meditation itself supports healing

One of the most important things you can do to facilitate healing-whether it's physical or mental-emotional-is to activate your body's natural relaxation response.
When you are in stress-mode, over-busy, and over-whelmed, your body restricts energy flow to digestion, immune, and higher-thought processes. Your sympathetic nervous system directs all energy outward and you lose your ability to absorb nutrients, repair your cells, and make good choices.

Our bodies are made to alternate between periods of activity and rest. Most of err on the side of too much activity. We rush from one thing to the next and do not allow ourselves time to consciously process the events of the day. Then, we spend our sleeping hours actively processing life in our dreams. This hinders deep rest and recovery.

When you consciously relax, using a tool such as meditation, you activate your parasympathetic nervous system, your natural recovery and repair mode. This leads digestion, immune, and higher-thinking capacities back online. You also begin to process and integrate the events of the day, and of your life up to now, so you can let the past go and be more present with what is.

For these reasons, it's vitally essential to consciously activate the Relaxation Response at least once a day using a tool such as meditation for at least 10-20 minutes.

4. Meaningful imagery supports healing

Bernice had a strong faith in God. Because of this, she found it quite helpful and healing to imagine herself immersed in the Divine Presence. This soothed and comforted her. Her faith also prompted her to take other healing actions, serve others, and build community.

When we think only of ourselves and our own suffering, it's easy to get bogged down in feeling "Woe is me." Widening your vision to realize Your Oneness with the larger field of Life inspires and heals. Health and healing occur naturally as a result of the Universal Life-Force flowing rigidly and smoothly through your whole being. Meditation is a powerful way to mindfully recognize blocks to this flow, release them, and center into this deeper enlivening Presence.

Enjoy your practice!

Be All That You Can Be: The Company Persona and Language Alignment

It’s not just CEOs and corporate spokespeople who need effective language to be the message. The most successful advertising taglines are not seen as slogans for a product. They are the product. From M&M’s “melts in your mouth, not in your hand” to “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin” bathroom tissue, from the “plop, plop, fizz, fizz” of Alka-Seltzer to “Fly the friendly skies of United,” there is no light space between the product and its marketing. Words that work reflect “not only the soul of the brand, but the company itself and its reason for being in business,” according to Publicis worldwide executive creative director David Droga.

In the same vein, advertising experts identify a common quality among the most popular and long-lasting corporate icons: Rather than selling for their companies, these characters personify them. Ronald McDonald, the Marlboro Man, Betty Crocker, the Energizer Bunny — they aren’t shills trying to talk us into buying a Big Mac, a pack of smokes, a box of cake mix, a package of batteries; they don’t even personalize the product. Just like the most celebrated slogans, they are the product.

Walk through any bookstore and you’ll find dozens of books about the marketing and branding efforts of corporate America. The process of corporate communication has been thinly sliced and diced over and over, but what you won’t find is a book about the one truly essential characteristic in our twenty-first-century world: the company persona and how words that work are used to create and sustain it.

The company persona is the sum of the corporate leadership, the corporate ethos, the products and services offered, interaction with the customer, and, most importantly, the language that ties it all together. A majority of large companies do not have a company persona, but those that do benefit significantly. Ben & Jerry’s attracts customers in part because of the funky names they gave to the conventional (and unconventional) flavors they offer, but the positive relationship between corporate management and their employees also plays a role, even after Ben and Jerry sold the company. McDonald’s in the 1970s and Starbucks over the past decade became an integral part of the American culture as much for the lifestyle they reflected as the food and beverages they offered, but the in-store lexicon helped by setting them apart from their competition. (Did any customers ever call the person who served them a cup of coffee a “barista” before Starbucks made the term popular?) Language is never the sole determinant in creating a company persona, but you’ll find words that work associated with all companies that have one.

And when the message, messenger, and recipient are all on the same page, I call this rare phenomenon “language alignment,” and it happens far less frequently than you might expect. In fact, virtually all of the companies that have hired my firm for communication guidance have found themselves linguistically unaligned.

This manifests itself in two ways. First, in service-oriented businesses, the sales force is too often selling with a different language than the marketing people are using. There’s nothing wrong with individualizing the sales approach to each customer, but when you have your sales force promoting a message that has no similarity with the advertising campaign, it undermines both efforts. The language in the ads and promotions must match the language on the street, in the shop, and on the floor. For example, Boost Mobile, which caters to an inner city youth demographic, uses the slogan “Where you at?” Not grammatically (or politically) correct — but it’s the language of their consumer.

And second, corporations with multiple products in the same space too often allow the language of those products to blur and bleed into each other. Procter & Gamble may sell a hundred different items, but even though each one fills a different need, a different space, and/or a different category, it is perfectly fine for them to share similar language. You can use some of the same verbiage to sell soap as you would to sell towels, because no consumer will confuse the products and what they do.

Not so for a company that is in a single line of work, say selling cars or selling beer, where companies use the exact same adjectives to describe very different products. In this instance, achieving linguistic alignment requires a much more disciplined linguistic segmentation. It is almost always a more effective sales strategy to divvy up the appropriate adjectives and create a unique lexicon for each individual brand.

An example of a major corporation that has confronted both of these challenges and still managed to achieve linguistic alignment, even as they are laying off thousands of workers, is the Ford Motor Company — which manages a surprisingly diverse group of brands ranging from Mazda to Aston Martin. The Ford corporate leadership recognized that it was impossible to separate the Ford name, corporate history, heritage, and range of vehicles — so why bother. They came as a package. Sure, Ford maintains individual brand identity, through national and local ad campaigns and by creating and maintaining a separate image and language for each brand. For example, “uniquely sensual styling” certainly applies when one is talking about a Jaguar S Type, but would probably not be pertinent for a Ford F 250 pickup truck. But the fact that the CEO carries the Ford name communicates continuity to the company’s customers, and Bill Ford sitting in front of an assembly line talking about leadership and innovation in all of Ford’s vehicles effectively puts all the individual brands into alignment.

The words he uses — “innovation,” “driven,” “re-committed,” “dramatically,” “dedicated” — represent the simplicity and brevity of effective communications, and they are wrapped around the CEO who is the fourth-generation Ford to lead the company — hence credibility. The cars are the message, Bill Ford is the messenger, the language is dead-on, and Ford is weathering the American automotive crisis far better than its larger rival General Motors. Again, the language of Ford isn’t the only driver of corporate image and sales — but it certainly is a factor.

In fact, the brand-building campaign was so successful that GM jumped on board. But Ford quickly took it a step further. In early 2006, they began to leverage their ownership of Volvo (I wonder how many readers did not know that Ford bought Volvo in 1999 and purchased Jaguar a decade earlier) to communicate a corporate-wide commitment to automotive safety, across all of its individual brands and vehicles. Volvo is one of the most respected cars on the road today, and aligning all of Ford behind an industry leader is a very smart strategy indeed.

So what about the competition?

General Motors, once the automotive powerhouse of the world, has an equally diverse product line and arguably a richer history of technology and innovation, but their public message of cutbacks, buy-backs, and layoffs was designed to appeal to Wall Street, not Main Street, and it crushed new car sales. At the time of this writing, GM is suffering through record losses, record job layoffs, and a record number of bad stories about its failing marketing efforts.

It didn’t have to be this way.

The actual attributes of many of the GM product lines are more appealing than the competition, but the product image itself is not. To own a GM car is to tell the world that you’re so 1970s, and since what you drive is considered an extension and expression of yourself to others, people end up buying cars they actually like less because they feel the cars will say something more about them.

Think about it. Here’s a company that was the first to develop a catalytic converter, the first to develop an advanced anti-tipping stabilization technology, the first to develop engines that could use all sorts of blended gasolines, and most importantly in today’s market, the creator of OnStar — an incredible new-age computerized safety and tracking device. Yet most American consumers have no idea that any of these valuable innovations came from General Motors, simply because GM decided not to tell them. So instead of using its latest and greatest emerging technology to align itself with its customers, GM finds itself in a deteriorating dialogue with shareholders. No alignment = no sales.

Another problem with GM: No one knew that the various brands under the GM moniker were in fact . . . GM. Even such well-known brands as Corvette and Cadillac had become disconnected from the parent company. Worse yet, all the various brands (with the exception of Hummer, which couldn’t get lost in a crowd even if the brand manager wanted it to) were using similar language, similar visuals, and a similar message — blurring the distinction between brands and turning GM vehicles into nothing more than generic American cars. Repeated marketing failures were just part of GM’s recurring problems, but as that issue was completely within their control, it should have been the easiest to address.

When products, services, and language are aligned, they gain another essential attribute: authenticity. In my own market research for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, I have found that the best way to communicate authenticity is to trigger personalization: Do audience members see themselves in the slogan . . . and therefore in the product? Unfortunately, achieving personalization is by no means easy.

To illustrate how companies and brands in a competitive space create compelling personas for themselves while addressing the needs of different consumer groups, let’s take a look at cereals. Anyone can go out and buy a box of cereal. But different cereals offer different experiences. Watch and listen carefully to their marketing approach and the words they use.

Most cereals geared toward children sell energy, excitement, adventure, and the potential for fun — even more than the actual taste of the sugar-coated rice or wheat puffs in the cardboard box. On the other hand, cereal aimed at grown-ups is sold based on its utility to the maintenance and enhancement of health — with taste once again secondary.

Children’s cereals are pitched by nonthreatening cartoon characters — tigers, parrots, chocolate-loving vampires, Cap’ns, and a tiny trio in stocking caps — never an adult or authority figure. Adult cereals come at you head-on with a not-so-subtle Food Police message, wrapped in saccharine-sweet smiles, exclaiming that this cereal is a favorite of healthy and cholesterol-conscious adults who don’t want to get colon cancer! Ugghhh. Kids buy Frosted Flakes because “They’re grrrreat!” Adults buy Special K because we want to be as attractive and vigorous as the actors who promote it. When it comes to cereal, about the only thing parents and kids have in common is that the taste matters only slightly more than the image, experience, and product association — and if the communication appears authentic, they’ll buy.

And cereal certainly sells. From Cheerios to Cinnamon Toast Crunch, more than $6 billion worth of cold cereal was sold in the United States alone in 2005. If you were to look at the five top-selling brands, you would see a diverse list targeted to a diverse set of customers. The language used for each of these five brands is noticeably different, but in all cases totally essential.

In looking at the first and third best-selling brands of cereal, one might initially think that only a slight variation in ingredients mark their distinctions. Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios are both based around the same whole-grain O shaped cereal, but are in fact two very different products, beyond the addition of honey and a nut-like crunch.

The language behind Cheerios is remarkably simple and all-encompassing — “The one and only Cheerios.” Could be for kids . . . could be for young adults . . . could be for parents. Actually, Cheerios wants to sell to all of them. As its Web site states, Cheerios is the right cereal for “toddlers to adults and everyone in between.” The subtle heart-shaped bowl on each box suggests to the older consumer that the “whole-grain” cereal is a healthy start to a healthy day. But the Web site also has a section devoted entirely to younger adults, complete with testimonials and “tips from new parents” talking about how Cheerios has helped them to raise happy, healthy children. The language behind Cheerios works because it transcends the traditional societal boundaries of age and adds a sense of authenticity to the product.

While you could probably live a happy and healthy existence with Cheerios as your sole cereal choice, there is a substantial segment of the cereal market that demands more. For the cereal-consuming public roughly between the ages of four and fourteen, a different taste and linguistic approach is required. Buzz the Bee, the kid-friendly mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios, pitches the “irresistible taste of golden honey,” selling the sweetness of the product to a demographic that craves sweet foods. While the parent knows that his or her child wants the cereal because of its sweet taste (as conveyed through the packaging), Honey Nut Cheerios must still pass the parent test. By putting such statements as “whole-grain” and “13 essential vitamins and minerals” on the box, the product gains authenticity, credibility, and the approval of the parent.

Two different messages on one common box effectively markets the same product to both children and parents alike, helping to make Honey Nut Cheerios the number three top-selling cereal in 2004. So with the addition of honey and nuts, General Mills, the producer of the Cheerios line, has filled the gap between toddlers and young adults, and completed the Cheerios cradle-to-grave lifetime hold on the consumer.

To take another example, if you want people to think you’re hip and healthy, you make sure they see you drinking bottled water — and the fancier the better. No one walking around with a diet Dr Pepper in hand is looking to impress anybody. These days, there’s almost a feeling that soft drinks are exclusively for kids and the uneducated masses. There’s a cache to the consumption of water, and expensive and exclusive brands are all the rage. Now, there may be a few people who have such extremely refined, educated taste buds that they can taste the difference between Dasani and Aquafina (I certainly can’t), but the connoisseurs of modish waters are more likely than not posers (or, to continue the snobbery theme, poseurs). You won’t see many people walking around Cincinnati or Syracuse clutching fancy bottled water. Hollywood, South Beach, and the Upper East Side of New York City are, as usual, another story.

There’s one final aspect of being the message that impacts what we hear and how we hear it. How our language is delivered can be as important as the words themselves, and no one understands this principle better than Hollywood.

At a small table tucked away in the corner of a boutique Italian restaurant on the outskirts of Beverly Hills, I had the opportunity to dine with legendary actors Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, and Dom DeLuise. The entire dinner was a litany of stories of actors, writers, and the most memorable movie lines ever delivered. (Says Klugman, an Emmy Award winner, “A great line isn’t spoken, it is delivered.”) Best known for his roles in The Odd Couple and Quincy, Klugman told a story about how Spencer Tracy was practicing his lines for a movie late in his career in the presence of the film’s screenwriter. Apparently not pleased with the reading, the writer said to Tracy, “Would you please pay more attention to how you are reading that line? It took me six months to write it,” to which Tracy shot back, “It took me thirty years to learn how to say correctly the line that took you only six months to write.”

Spencer Tracy knew how to be the message — and his shelf of Academy Awards proved it.

Excerpted from WORDS THAT WORK by Dr. Frank Luntz. Copyright 2007 Dr. Frank Luntz. All rights reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold.

Home Cures For Thrombosed Hemorrhoids – Should You Pop It?

Imagine yourself being in so much discomfort from having a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid that you take matters into your own hands and actually attempt to pop your hemorrhoid.

I have heard stories of people doing just that, using a mirror and sterilized needle and actually making a hole in the swollen hemorrhoid. The drainage that comes out is smelly, and usually mixed with blood and pus. I would recommend, that before things get this far, you take a look into Home Cures For Thrombosed Hemorrhoids.

A thrombosed hemorrhoid is simply a hemorrhoid that has become full from blood pooling there. It then begins to clot and a collection of blood, pus and mucus forms. These can become extremely painful and affect everyday life. Whether you are trying to sleep, eat or go to the bathroom; your hemorrhoid is constantly on your mind.

Here are some hints to relieve some of the discomfort..

  • After you go to the bathroom, dab with wet toilet tissue. The water makes the paper softer. Just dab the area, don’t wipe. You can also use a bottle (like the ones for dish soap) cleaned out and filled with warm water and use this to gently spray the area-then dab dry
  • Don’t strain when you use the bathroom. If you sit down to have a bowel movement and it is slow coming, get up and walk around a bit, then return to the toilet.
  • Soak in a warm saltwater bath three or four times a day. You can buy the sitz bath salt at your local pharmacy. This will not only relieve the pain it will also help to speed up the healing of your hemorrhoids.
  • Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that you are eating. The fiber in these foods will help to keep your stools bulky and easy to pass. Increasing your water to at least eight glasses a day with the fiber is important to help the fiber to work.
  • Increase the activity you get will also help in promotion of softer stools and the healing of your hemorrhoids.

Now the fact is that sometimes a Thrombosed Hemorrhoid can actually pop all by itself. Things like sneezing or laughing can bring the pressure of a very swollen hemorrhoid to the point of bursting.

Home cures for Thrombosed Hemorrhoids are proven to be very effective. If your hemorrhoid becomes far too full, swollen and painful, you can make an appointment with your doctor. The doctor can make a puncture or small incision to let the contents of the hemorrhoid drain out. This would lessen the risks associated with popping your hemorrhoid yourself.

Diabetes Is Not Just About Sugar, It Can Increase Your Risk For High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

People get Diabetes by being overweight and eating too much sugar, right? Wrong. There are a lot of misconceptions concerning this disease. What is not a misconception is that 25.8 million Americans struggle with the condition daily. That's over 8% of the population, with 215,000 of them being under 20 years old.

Everyone knows that those who are diabetic need to limit their sugar intake. But it's more complicated than that. Being diabetic also increases the risk for high blood pressure or hypertension. Those at risk need to follow a low sodium diet along with limiting sugars. It is recommended that people with this condition have no more than 2,400 mg of sodium per day, and if you have high blood pressure too, no more than 1,500 mg.

Think that you might have diabetes, but not sure? Many signs for type 1 and type 2 are similar. In both types, your cells are not getting enough glucose which leads to specific symptoms. If you notice any of these, you should schedule an appointment to discuss them with your doctor.

-Urinating more often

-Unusual thirst

-Unexplained weight loss

-Weakness or chronic fatigue

-Your hands, legs, or feet feeling numb or tingling

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, or are at risk for it, your doctor will usually advise you to also follow a low sodium diet. Determining which foods are high in sodium can be confusing at first, so here are some general guidelines to help show you what to avoid.

1. Salt of any kind, including sea salt and Kosher salt, and seasonings with salt including most seasoning packs, gravy mixes, salad dressing mixes, etc.

2. Just about anything that says instant or quick

3. Highly processed or cured foods such as bacon, sausage, ham (vegetarian versions can also be high in sodium)

4. Condiments such as ketchup, (which is also high in sugar), mustard, mayonnaise, and hot sauce to name a few

5. Pickled items

6. Frozen dinners, frozen vegetables (except for no salt added)

7. Salty snacks such as salted or flavored potato chips, salted or flavored corn chips, salted pretzels, salted nuts, microwave popcorn, crackers, and rice cakes (Note: Most lowfat foods are high in sodium)

8. Most store-bought sauces such as, soy sauce (even low sodium soy sauce can be too high in sodium for some diets and folks tend to shake on twice or three times as much trying to get enough flavor), steak sauces, barbecue sauces, teriyaki sauces and marinades

9. Breads (read the sodium per slice), bread crumbs, croutons, biscuits, rolls

10. Just about anything that is canned such as vegetables, meats, soups, broths

You might be wondering what that leaves you to work with.

1, Use fresh ingredients in your meals.

2. You can still enjoy flavorful foods by using salt substitutes and salt-free seasonings.

3. Use dried beans, peas, and legumes instead of canned ones.

4. Try whole grains like brown rice, oats, quinoa (a seed not a grain like most folks think), and barley instead of pasta and white rice which have a high glycemic index and are usually cooked in salted water.

5. Fruit is often misleading because it is thought of as healthy but is high in fructose. Fruit is a good way to add some sweetness to your diet, just use it in moderation.

Being diagnosed with Diabetes does not signal the end of your life. But it does signal having to pay more attention to your diabetic diet and lifestyle. Remember, it's not just about sugar, it's also about your daily sodium intake. A few adjustments will help you keep your condition contained, instead of the condition containing you.

Tips on How to Get a Flat Stomach

Millions of people all over the world want to get a flat stomach but only a small percentage of us will succeed. Genetics has nothing to do with it; it is all about wrong lifestyles, bad eating habits and uniquate exercise. This article will help you get the flat abs you have always wanted. Here are some tips:

Stop thinking sit-ups are the answer. This is a waste of time! Sit-ups are essentially useless because they are a low intensity workout. Many people waste time doing hundreds of sit-ups each week. If they were a higher intensity workout, these people would not be able to do so many. Although, they do make for a good warm up, do not make them the focus of your exercise. Making them your primary workout will only lead to failure. We lose weight from our entire body so it's likely to take a while to see results in our targeted area. Another tip is to think of your entire body instead of just your abs. In order to get a flat stomach we need to become lean everywhere because weight does not just fall off of our target areas.

Once we are lean overall, we will see results in the abdominal area. This means taking care of the entire body with cardio and weight training workouts. There are also a zillion commercials that promise an easy way out to get a flat stomach. Do not fall for these advertisements! They tell you what you want to hear. Getting a flat stomach takes time and effort. There is no easy way and it is a big commitment. Be prepared to spend the necessary time to achieve your goals. Being tempted to take the easy way will only make your efforts more difficult.

How to Treat Hemorrhoids – Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Once and For All

Hemorrhoid causes swollen veins in the anal region. Hemorrhoids occurs if the food we eat has less fiber content in it. But this alone does not cause piles. Hemorrhoids can also be caused due to pregnancy, stress in the bowel and constipation. Poor eating habits can also cause hemorrhoids. There are two types of hemorrhoids ie internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.

Internal hemorrhoids can worsen the situation, if untreated.External hemorrhoid is not that harmful. As internal hemorrhoids occur inside the body close to the anal region, they may be left unnoticed. Bleeding and itching occurs in the infected area for internal hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids cause severe pain and swelling close to the anal region outside the body. Depending on the severity caused due to piles, the treatment may differ and you need to choose the best treatment to treat piles.

Eating fiber rich diet will make you pass stool without much strain. Constipation can be completely eliminated by drinking plenty of water.Hemorrhoid cream can be applied on the infected region to treat it. Changing the diet we take each and everyday can also be considered as a good treatment to heal hemorrhoids. For Internal hemorrhoids, it is better to for surgery. The surgery's that can be done include infra red coagulation, hemorrhoidectomy. If the hemorrhoid is severe then this method called hemorrhoidectomy can be done to cure hemorrhoids. Before going with any treatment, it is good to have an understanding on how to treat hemorrhoids.

The different surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids include:

  • The method used for treating internal piles is rubber band Ligation. It effectively cuts the supply of blood. The hemorrhoid shrinks and disappears slowly within 2-3 weeks.
  • The method called Sclerotherapy is also used for treating internal hemorrhoids. It results in loss of blood circulation due to a hardening agent injected in the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid then shrinks and disappears without causing any harm.
  • Another method used to treat hemorrhoid is Infrared Coagulation. It causes the blood to clot and make the hemorrhoid to disappear.
  • An effective method to remove piles surgically is Hemorrhoidectomy. When hemorrhoids clot this method is used. If other treatments have not produced good results you can go for this treatment. This method is used to treat piles completely by removing them.

Keeping the anal area clean and neat is also important. If good treatment is given, piles will slowly subside and soon you will get complete relief from it. Within a few weeks the external piles lump will begin to shrink gradually. If there are no effects in few weeks then it is good to consult the doctor.

Lose Weight – The Easy Way Or the Hard Way

In a world blessed by technological advancements, we are rather leading a ‘mechanical’ life. Our homes are full of mechanical, electric or electronic appliances that do the household chores leaving us on the comfortable couch. We prefer to commute by a car rather than taking a long walk to our office or school or even the bus stop. Our working hours stick us to the chair without any physical activities. Our children are getting more pleasure in their PlayStation III than that of a football match in the field. We eat what we like giving least attention to our body’s actual needs. We are restless, sleepless and downright careless about the lives we are living! This scenario is perfect for many diseases to settle in our bodies. Obesity is just one them. Careless life style that involves unplanned diets and absence of physical activities result in obesity. While we are eager to trim out weight primarily for a smarter look, the evils of obesity are manifold. Obesity alone can spawn deadly diseases like diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, high/low blood pressure, osteoarthritis and strokes.

So it is amply clear that obesity is neither desired nor accepted by us. We always want to shred off the extra weight from the standard Body Mass Index (BMI) to look smarter and live healthier. While getting the extra weight is very easy, our path to lose weight is difficult to tread. You can lose weight the simple way or the hard way. This is quite confusing. The easiest way to lose weight is the one that most doctors suggest – controlled diet and physical exercise. And this way seems to be the hard way for many of us. Our easy way involves various weight loss programs that boast of cutting your weight in a more reliable, cheaper, easier and painless method. In reality beyond the basic rule of losing weight, these may at times be hazardous for your health. With various side effects

‘Weight loss industry’ as known today, is a multi-billion dollar industry with yearly spending as high as $55 billion in the U.S. alone. In a survey, it has been found that approximately 70 million U.S. residents are engaged in weight loss programs. Weight loss programs and medications alone cannot be much helpful if you really want to lose weight. They work best with supplementary programs like controlled dieting and some bit of physical exercises.

The universal proverb ‘prevention is better than cure’ is probably most suitable for obesity cases. It is wise not to gain unnecessary weight at the first place, and the best method to achieve it is by following the ‘easy way’ suggested by medical science – diet and exercise. However, when you already become obese and eagerly want to lose weight you may follow these simple yet useful tips before embarking on a crash diet program or a host of herbal medicines:

o Drink plenty of water everyday. Replace your Soda or Coke with water. You will lose some pounds automatically by drinking enough water instead of other drinks and your will to lose weight will survive.

o Eat enough food and never skip your daily meal. Skipping meals will make you more hungry and may lead you to overeating.

o Know what you are eating by learning to count calories. Caloric content and serving size are two important things to learn about what you should or should not take.

o Have a healthy snack in every three hours, preferably an apple or a fat free sandwich. Eating at this interval will never make you hungry and make you overeat.

o Take more grains and their produce. They are low on calories and can satisfy your appetite.

o DO REGULAR EXERCISE. This is a must. Grow a habit of taking a half hour walk or jog. In extreme cases use your treadmill.

Losing weight is never an easy task. While you have plenty of choices amongst hundreds of weight loss programs and medications, they may not yield a result as they promise. The simplest method to follow if you want to lose weight can be brought down to two simple words – diet-control and exercise. They can really do magic.

When Catching a Cold Is a Matter of Choice

People have strange ideas around colds, flus and other illnesses like these. One of the common reviews is that it's a certain season, therefore it's inevitable. "I always get sick in winter" or some such remark.

Well, maybe.

Another common one is falling sick because everyone around you is sick, too.

It's possible, I suppose.

I used to believe these. And I used to catch colds a few times a year. Each time knocked me on my butt for a while. It meant a couple of days of work and a few weeks feeling rubbish each time.

Nowadays … well, I'm not perfect. I may feel rundown for an evening or two. But using history as a guide, I've dodged three or four major battles with the sniffles.

This is while working harder than ever before, mainly in an office with poor ventilation and plenty of sick people.

If you want to drastically enhance your body's immune response, it's a matter of choice. No one chooses to be sick, but how you choose to respond to it makes all the difference.

Your immune system is no simple machine. Your unconscious mind controls it – not on a tactical level, but on a strategic one. There are only so many resources to go around your body, so your unconscious has to decide who gets what.

If you are burning yourself out, then you have little to spare to fight off infections. I do not need to tell you that – you already know what overworking does to you. The answer is not an early retirement, though.

It's all about ratios.

If you add a little bit of relaxation into each day, it spares a lot of resources. Switching off the freeze, flight or fight response for even a moment makes a difference.

I'm not taking about a nap or anything. Ten or 20 seconds of mindful relaxation is enough … especially if you do it a dozen or so times a day.

No one is so busy that they can not do this. If you think you are, then it's vital that you do.

The common cold sneaks in while you are frazzled. It fights dirty because it loses a fair fight. So do not give it an opening. Keep your system strong and it will not be able to touch you. Not like it used to, at least.

And if it does catch you off guard?

(No one's perfect, after all.)

Well, that's when you use self-hypnosis to supercharge your immune system.

Think about the place effect, where the belief in medicine is enough to cure you. If you can cultivate that level of belief, then the rest is simple. In a trance, you can just imagine yourself taking a pill or undergoing treatment. If your belief is stable, then it's the cheapest health boost you'll ever find.

The Trivial Way to Hack and Reprogram Your Unconscious

Your unconscious is outside your awareness, but it's not outside your control. It's a strange quirk of psychology that most of our minds are invisible to us. Even stranger is how easy it is to influence our inner black boxes.

But it's not as simple as thinking thoughts and thinking they're stick. We've all had moments when we've consciously decided to do something – hit the gym, eat a vegetable, be more present – only for it to not happen.

In other words, not all conscious thoughts influence your unconscious.

If you want to lead a different life, the art of unconscious reprogramming is worth knowing. Change comes quickly and easily when it reaches your unconscious mind.

In fact, think about how you were ten or 20 years ago. Most of the problems that plagued you are nothing to you now.

You've grown, changed and become stronger since then.

And most of those changes happened outside your awareness. You simply woke up one day and realized you'd been free of the problem for a while.

Or maybe you're just realizing it now …

Some of those changes, though, you were conscious aware of. You wanted them, so you thought about them. Maybe you took steps to fix things and, to your delight, these steps worked.

You have already reprogrammed your unconscious. It's simply a question of how.

Focus on your hands. Now focus on the sounds around you.

One of the things that you can consciously control is where you place your attention. Where you place it (and the quality of your attention) becomes a simple way to create change deep within you.

It's no surprise that it all comes down to focus.

But do not worry – even if you're distractible, there's something simple and powerful you can do.

It only takes a few minutes a day. And you can even do it while driving, cooking or doing other tasks.

Each morning, think about your day and what you want to happen. Take a moment to imagine what it would be like if everything went perfectly.

Then, right before bed, reflect on what went well, what you learned and what you could do better.

Time spent: about three minutes.

Difficulty level: super-duper easy.

Power level: extreme.

Most people will not bother doing this. They'll read it and decide it's too simple to work. You should know that the simplicity is a feature. It's easy to get this right, so you have no excuses.

And what does it do? Like a good hypnotic induction, it trains your attention towards things that you want. Early and late each day, you can not be bothered consciously interfering. You focus on what you want and your mind acts as if it's a self-hypnosis suggestion.

Because it is.

Not everything has to be fancy. This only works with discipline, though. Each day adds a little bit, creating massive changes over time. Sticking with it is what's going to separate your amazing results from everyone else's.

A New Car Break-In Technique

We live in a fast pace society and that includes technology development. Technology can be a great tool to make our lives much easier in many ways. However, with great technology comes great responsibility. It is easy for technology to consume your life. It is also easy to abuse and misuse the wonders of technology.

With this story, that is the case. Thieves caht on surveillance camera were recorded walking up to cars and yanking on the handles. Usually at this point you would see broken windows or pried open doors. In other words, there would usually be a lot of damage done. But, in this case the thieves seemed to use a compact device to electronically unlock the doors.

It is pretty easy to manipulate, according to tech experts, especially since most vehicles use a keyless method to unlock and lock their vehicles. It is easy to create something that manipulates the vehicle into thinking that the owner with the car remote is standing nearby, even when the are not.

This case took place in Sauk Village, IL, but it is not unheard of happening in other places. The victims losses included a jujitsu belt and some boxing gloves, estimated around $ 30. Fortunately, there was not anything extremely valuable to the victim in the vehicle. Again, the thieves left no evidence or damages including the contents of the glove box being strewn across the passenger seat.

Although this new technique can be difficult to prevent, there are a few factors to keep in mind when trying to prevent theft. First, remember to avoid leaving anything valuable in your vehicle, especially when leaving it for the night. If you are running errands and must leave something in your vehicle, experts advise you to leave it in the trunk or underneath a towel or blanket.

It also helps to install extra security systems and anti-theft devices in your car. It decrease your auto insurance cost and prevent the theft of any belongings. It also helps to add security systems around your home to expose criminal cases such as the surveillance footage did.

Another tip that may reduce the likelihood of a break in is parking your vehicle in a well-lit area. Most thieves will not target a vehicle that is in an area that has reliably bright lighting because it increases the likelihood of them getting caught.

It also helps to avoid parking in an otherwise empty area. This also makes your vehicle an easier target to thieves since less people will be around.

Remember, car break-ins are fairly common and now technology is making it even easier to unlock and get into vehicles. Always lock your vehicle when leaving it and again, never ever leave valuables such as money or electronics in your car.

Additionally, keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior out of people around cars, as this could be criminal at work. Report anything unusual or unsafe to entities immediately.

Stop Premature Ejaculation With Mental Control

Many men might or might not be aware of the fact that at the very center of every man’s brain is the pineal gland. This gland reacts to how you are feeling and what you are thinking at that particular moment. When you are having intercourse and you are thinking about all of the naughty things you want to do with your partner, the pineal gland senses this and makes it much easier to ejaculate uncontrollably. The trick here is to enter the right state of mind before and during intercourse if you want to stop premature ejaculation permanently.

Your goal is to keep your mind off of any tempting thoughts that may lead you to feel more aroused or excited. This means putting all of your focus into something that will divert your attention away from the excitement of intercourse. Focusing on your breathing is the most suggested method of clearing your mind of those naughty thoughts, but anything will work. Even thinking of your favorite basketball players name and saying it over and over in your head works.

The power of your thoughts becomes very apparent when you start to notice that you can or can’t ejaculate just because of thinking certain thoughts and focusing on them. Just to prove how powerful this method is, the next time you masturbate you should try to think of math problems in your head and see how much longer you last compared to your past masturbation experiences. Learning this method alone can put an end to premature ejaculation for good.

A lack of serotonin will make ejaculating prematurely much easier to do, this means it is a very good idea to eat foods that are high on serotonin boosting properties. Some great foods to do that for you are almonds, fish, fruit, and salad. Even eating a piece of candy will give you a temporary boost in serotonin. Make sure to stay away from foods that are really high in protein before intercourse because protein actually slows down the production and release of serotonin.

It may take a good amount of time before you can perfect this special method of focusing your thoughts on something to take your mind off of the excitement of intercourse but practice makes perfect. I find that focusing on your breathing is the most beneficial way of lasting longer in bed and having control over your ejaculation.

Diets For Acid Reflux

For those who suffer from heartburn, the undering case may be acid reflux. While when this problem can be easily corrected and does not prove to be dangerous by any means. Serious health complications can be caused by an untreated case of acid reflux disease. But outside of medication a good solution to the problem is learning about the diets for acid reflux disease.

A well balanced diet that is low in fat and spices proves to be the essential balance in terms of the diets for heartburn. Commonly there are specific foods that each individual finds that will have them notice an increase of problems with this condition. But there are two levels to acid reflux that need to be looked at.

The first is the problem with the lower esophageal sphincter. This is the portion of your esophagus that connects to the stomach. When it begins to relax food from the acidic portion of your stomach comes back through it.

The second is acidic foods that increase acid production. This set helps to trigger the effects of heart burn which can help to create acid reflux problems. Because of this, there is a second area to focus on as you look at the diets for heartburn.

Foods that can cause Acid Reflux:

  • Greasy fried food
  • Fatty cuts of meat
  • Margarine & Butter
  • Mayo
  • Cream based sauces
  • Salad dressing
  • Dairy products with whole milk
  • Chocolate
  • Peppermint
  • Caffeine

Foods that may stimulate acid production and increase heartburn:

  • Caffeine
  • Soda and carbonated water
  • Alcohol, especially beer
  • Hot or spicy foods
  • Ground black pepper
  • Citrus fruits and juices
  • Tomato juice and sauces

As you continue to explore the different diets for heartburn relief, pay attention to the foods they suggest you eat. If you notice any of these items on the list it might not be the right diet for you. Keep in mind that listening to your own body will also help you to determine other foods that help your problem to flair up.

How Data Science Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

The Revolutionary Data Science

Data Science in today's world is not just a profession or a kind of study. It's a revolution, and it's hard to find any industry which has not been impacted by it. Healthcare and Medical Science have also entered a totally new phase with the advent of Data Science, and they have the advantage that even before the era of digitization, hospitals and doctors used to store patients' data, as a result of which there's already a lot of available data to be taped into.

Fields Where Data Science Is Affecting Healthcare

  • Precision Treatment: What we currently understand about medicines is that there are certain classes of medicines and doctors prescribing one particular class in all the relevant diseases. But with the help of Data Science, it is possible to monitor each and every patient and design the right type and dosage of medicines. Doctors are also able to keep real-time tracking of patients' health and take necessary action accordingly. This is not just improving the treatment methods, but also reducing the death rates.
  • Wearable Devices: With Machine Learning Algorithms, it is possible to keep track of functioning of the whole human body and send signals at even the slightest change or disorder. This way, we can catch every symptom the moment it arises, and start treatment quickly.
  • Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: No matter how advanced healthcare has become today, yet there is a significant number of instances of misdiagnosing. It can reduce this problem completely by checking each and every test result against previous results already stored in the databases. This will not only make diagnosis more accurate, but will also improve the testing methods.
  • Finding Cure for Untreated Diseases: AIDS, Cancer and Ebola have always been the center of medical research. Thousand of research organizations are conducting intensive research to find a way to treat these diseases with hundred per cent success rates. It can boost the speed of these researchers by letting organizations share and exploit each others' data and remain updated to what others are doing. Also, with Data Science, it is now possible to predict cancer cells and trigger them to normal death before they can cause more damage.
  • Controlling Of Life-Threatening Diseases: It can provide better risks on the patterns and reasons behind life-threatening diseases like Malaria and Diarrhea, and help predict the number and amount of resources, medicines and doctors needed to be deployed in order to control the diseases .

The Scarcity of Data Scientists

The World is facing a large deficit of skilled Data Scientists in every industry. Healthcare Industry also does not have as many Data Scientists as required. But this also means that there's a tremendous scope for newcomers.

How Can You Become a Data Science in Healthcare Industry?

Becoming a Data Scientist requires expertise in Statistics, Computing tools for Data Science, and Machine Learning algorithms. Keeping this in mind, the online training helps students gain all the skills required to become a Data Science pro. The courses are self-paced with lifetime access, numerous webinars, live projects, industry-related assessments and much more.

How to Lower Uric Acid in the Body Using Diet Food Supplements

Gout is caused by high uric acid in the body which produces urate crystals in the joints. So gout sufferers need to lower their uric acid levels. There are many natural ways to do this, but here, I'm going to discuss the use of dietary food supplements.

One of the first things that a gout victim is encouraged to do is to change to a low purine diet which generally speaking, means avoiding foods high in protein. eg, red meat (particularly organ meat), poultry, fish, and shellfish.

Although this is effective in helping to combat gout, the new diet period is invariably deficient in several important vitamins, minerals and nutrients, etc.

However, a sensible intake of dietary supplements can make up this shortfall and so help to maintain good overall health. This is important because poor health and a poor immune system will actually make the gout condition worse.

In addition, studies have found that some supplements can affect directly on the condition itself by being able to reduce uric acid in the body, as well as helping to reduce the pain and inflammation of an attack.

So supplementation, when applied correctly according to the individual's specific needs, can be a powerful weapon against gout as well as a means of maintaining good health.

[NB Consult your doctor before using any dietary supplements.]

Lowering Uric Acid in the Body with Diet Food Supplements

Here are 7 supplements to help reduce uric acid in the body and maintain overall good health: –

1. Vitamin B Complex

Sufficient B vitamins, specifically B5, are required to help the body excrete uric acid. Gout often follows a period of high stress and stress is a common cause of low vitamin B. This is why gout patients are often deficient in the B vitamins.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been shown to greatly reduce uric acid levels in the body. It's also great for combating stress, which many gout victims suffer from. Since stress can contribute to the condition as described above this is an important vitamin in the fight against gout.

3. Vitamin E

Low purine diets are particularly deficient in this vitamin. So, when on such a diet, the gout sufferer will need to make up for that deficiency through supplementation.

4. Fish Oil (eg Cod Liver Oil)

Research has shown that joint inflammation and even some cartilage damage can be reduced through the use of fish oil.

5. Tissue Salts (eg Silica)

These can help prevent urate crystals forming in the joints.

6. L-Glutathione

L-Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and helps the renal system excrete acid out of the body thereby reducing uric acid levels.

7. Glucosamine

Some fairly recent studies have shown that Glucosamine can rehabilitate cartilage and reduce inflammation and pain.

You can see that diet supplementation is an important element in lowering uric acid and beating gout. But it's only one element. Others, such as diet and lifestyle changes, have to be included too.

The Critical Role of Sodium and Chloride (Salt) in the Diet!

If you look on the Periodic Table of the elements, you will see that sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are alkaline earth metals. You can tell by their positioning how interrelated they are.

For example, sodium is number 11 on the Periodic Table indicating the number of protons in its nucleus. Whereas magnesium is number 12 on the Periodic table just 1 more proton or hydrogen ion more then sodium. Potassium is number 19 and calcium is number 20. These four elements are all right next to each other on the Periodic Table of Minerals for good reason!

Over the years I have thought about the relationships between sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium and have come up with a hypothesis that magnesium, potassium and calcium are all nuclear transformations of the sodium (11) ion. This is important to understand when we consider why our blood is salted with sodium not magnesium, potassium or calcium. Even the ocean is salted with sodium for very good reasons.

The word formula for my hypothesis of nuclear transformation is as follows:

sodium (11) + hydrogen (1) magnesium (12) or,
sodium (11) + oxygen (8) potassium (19) or,
sodium (11) + hydrogen (1) + oxygen (8) calcium or,
sodium (11) + oxygen (8) + hydrogen (1) calcium

As you can see there are many variations on how the body can transform sodium to the other alkaline elements it needs to maintain its alkaline design. Keep in mind that this transformation of elements is not a chemical reaction but a reaction, I call vibrational intelligence.

The movement of a hydrogen ion into the nucleus of a sodium ion is what gives rise to the alkaline element magnesium to help regulate body or even ocean temperature.

The movement of an oxygen ion into the nucleus of a sodium ion is what gives rise to the alkaline element potassium to help regulate the delicate alkaline pH of the extra and intracellular fluids of the body.

The movement of a hydrogen ion into the nucleus of a potassium ion is what gives rise to the alkaline element calcium. It is through the sodium ion of the blood that creates calcium to help keep our skeletal structure healthy and strong. In the ocean, it is the salt or sodium ion that gives rise to the calcium that makes the coral calcium, which helps in maintaining the alkaline design of the ocean at a pH of 8.3.

You see, nuclear transformation of sodium takes place every second of the day with any vibration or motion, such as the athlete in movement, as the body uses sodium and hydrogen to regulate the body temperature keeping it cool.

As one is exercising and as the body is heating up the body will naturally cool itself by transforming sodium into magnesium. These transformations will result in a blood serum loss of sodium and an increase in urine magnesium. Why? Because the body is converting the salt or sodium of the blood to magnesium to regulate body temperature! Without salt you CAN NOT regulate your body temperature!

This same elemental transformation will take place when the body is trying to maintain its alkaline design at a pH of 7.365. When the body is physically or emotionally stressed, metabolic acidic products will increase. As metabolic acids are increased from body movement, such as when exercising, or when you are stressed, such as worried about your finances, the body needs additional alkalinity to buffer the increase of endogenous acid and it will start converting the salt or sodium of the blood to potassium.

That is why we see, in sick, tired, depressed or unfit clients a decrease in blood serum sodium and an increase in blood serum potassium.

Balancing the alkaline pH of the body fluids and bringing the body back to a state of health, energy, happiness and fitness can not be accomplished without the mineral salts and especially the fundamental ion of sodium.

Without salt running through our vessels and our oceans there would be NO LIFE ON EARTH!

Just one more thing to think about. As you know, most sodium comes to us as sodium chloride. This is by no coincidence. When you eat salt or sodium chloride the body splits these two ions apart. This is a matter of chemistry. The sodium ion is used as I have described above but the chloride ion is used to build our blood. I give you the following word formula of nuclear transformation of the chloride ion to iron:

chloride (17) + oxygen (8) + hydrogen from water (1) iron (26)

What I am suggesting is that salt or sodium chloride not only keeps our blood and body fluids alkaline but it also creates the iron that is necessary in making hemoglobin or blood. So, when you someone is iron deficient the are really sodium chloride deficient!

To limit or eliminate salt out of ones diet is setting the stage for ALL sickness and disease.

It is not salt that causes high blood pressure. It is dietary and metabolic acid.

Salt is the life of the body! And, without liberal amounts of whole unprocessed salt the body can not keep up with the daily onslaught of dietary and metabolic acidity.

This is why I suggest eating lots of alkalizing mineral salt and getting off acidic foods and drinks. When you do this, your health, energy, happiness and fitness will naturally improve – without medications!