Anemia All Natural Homemade Remedy

Without question, the first home made remedy for anemia is for you feed your body the proper nutrients. Eat a diet that is rich in cereals, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese), eggs, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry and fish, rice, pastas, nuts and dry beans. These have been proven to help boost your immune system.

Secondly, building on the first remedy si to make sure that you are eating plenty of food rich in iron. Examples such as, green leafy vegetable, beets, raisins, prunes, lentils, dried fruits, liver, bran flakes, oysters, brown rice, molasses, and bread and pastas made from hole grain flour.

Thirdly, use herbs that will help your body maintain a good level of iron. Here is a good herbal recipe for anemia: 1/2 to 1 tsp of the tincture of Yellow Dock Root 3 times a day. Or you could use 1/2 to 1 tsp of extract of Dandelion Leaf and / or Dandelion Root or two capsules 2 times a day. You also can eat Dandelion greens in your salads.

# 4, take an organic form of Iron (amino acid chelate): 100 mg of elemental iron daily (Iron aspararte, citrate or picolinate), not the poorly absorbed sulfate which may cause constipation and / or stomach aches.

Take vitamin C (500 mg) which is recommended taken with iron for better absorption. Desiccated liver tablets may be helpful as well. Also, a Folic acid supplement with Vitamin B6 and B12 can and should be used to prevent anemia.

Manganese is essential for people with iron deficiency anemias. Manganese is helpful for protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, immune system and blood sugar regulation. Manganese deficiencies may lead to atherosclerosis, confusion, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, pancreatic damage, rapid pulse, tooth-grinding, memory loss, tremors, and a tendency to breast ailments.

# 5 could be your hardest remedy if you are an avid coffee and / or tea drinker. You should avoid drinking coffee and tea as these reduce your iron absorption, likewise ingesting antacids. If you can not seem to avoid drinking coffee or tea, at least do what you can to reduce the amount that you do drink. You will find your body will adjust and you will not only reduce your consumption but also save money. (that's another story)

# 6 Cook in iron pots. This has been proven to significantly increase the amount of iron in retained in the foods you cook.

# 7 is for expectant mothers. During your pregnancy it is very important to take the correct nutrients and vitamins for the health you and your baby needs to be healthy. If you know you have anemia, at your time of delivery you may be at risk of losing excess blood that going into shock. Also your baby may have low amounts of iron stored for the first month of life. Use these homemade remedies to reduce the risk of delivery complications.

Physical Rehabilitation Centers and Nursing Homes Night Mares

*The reader decides what is good in each individual case. If any suggestion or advice is not helpful in your case, the authors suggest that you do not use it. Each case is individual; each case is different. Be your own judge of what is good in your particular case.

WOW! So you have a complaint! So, you have a serious complaint! What do you do? How do you pile through all the red tape of dealing with nursing homes and physical rehabilitation centers? Have you been given the run-around by a physical rehabilitation center or nursing home. Do they ignore your questions or requests? Does it seem like you are invisible to them? Have you made legitimate requests and been ignored at every turn? Does it “seem” like the corporate persons or people in charge or the licensed social workers are taking advantage of the situation?

Is the center or nursing home ignoring bedsores that were acquired right there in the center or nursing home. Those are questions to ask yourself when you feel like you are getting the run-around when dealing with health or financial issues in relation to physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes in this world.And there are more questions; you probably can think of hundreds of questions yourself. How about these questions? Do they wait days or even weeks before the patient or resident is given proper care? Does it “appear” that the physical rehabilitation center or nursing home is doing “more bad than good”? And are they covering this up with avoidance or fabrication? Do these sound like the same complaints that you have about a particular rehabilitation center or nursing home? If they do sound similar or the same, your first steps in protecting the patient, resident and family can be found here in this self-help article.

Have you caught the place in outright lies? What has been your experience in dealing with physical rehabilitation center s and nursing homes? Everyone has a different experience. And while some might have a good experience, there e are possibly dozens or hundreds of others who are having bad experiences or terrible experiences inside physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.So, what is your experience? And If you have a bad experience, how do you handle it; How d o you react and how do you act in order to benefit the patient or resident inside the home?

First, build a solid base of honesty, and if there is no honesty inside the nursing home or rehabilitation center, if there is no honesty coming from the staff or supervisors, then build a case for proving their dishonesty. Once you have seen that staff or supervisors or administrators have lied about circumstances, and then you need to protect yourself from happening that happen again.For example, if the rehabilitation staff is claiming that something happened or is happening and you know for a fact that this is not true, then any future contact that you have with them might end up the same way. So how do you protect yourself under these circumstances?

Put It In Writing!

WRITING! Yes, a simple thing like writing changes all perspectives of a particular situation. Writing can bring a situation around to having more honesty, to having the staff and social workers and administrators “become” more honest. Once they see that something is in “writing” –in “print”, they might think twice about compromising their honesty and integrity. So, if anyone at any of those places has lied or fabricated, made up a story or ignored any of your verbal requests, it would be just common sense to have future dealings with them in “writing”.

Once a physical rehabilitation center has lied or misconstrued something or ignored your serious verbal complaints, it might be time to hit the typewriters and computers and compose a letter -IN WRITING– to the administrators or supervisors that are responsible in the corporate setting. If you have serious complaints and your complaints are being ignored, it might be the time that you put your serious complaints in writing and it might be the time to send such complaints by certified mail or by express mail or by priority mail.What? What if you cannot afford these types of mail services? Have no fear! You can properly complain in writing and still have proof that you sent your letter -by asking the post office for a “certificate of mail”. This is a small white receipt that is postmarked by the Postal worker, and then your letter is “on record” for being mailed at the US Post Office. This service is under two dollars per letter. (It might be under one dollar and fifty cents; check with your local post office). ALWAYS put your complaints in writing once your verbal complaints have been ignored or once stories have been fabricated by any staff or personnel at any physical rehabilitation centers or nursing homes.

Staff who are honest and personnel who are honest will not resent or be bothered by any complaints that are put in writing. It is only dishonest staff and dishonest personnel and dishonest licensed workers at physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes that would be upset about any complaint put in writing. If staff is honest, they will respond professionally; if they are dishonest, they will dig their own hole deeper. Be forewarned that the battle gets tougher and the steps get deeper once you decide to register your formal complaints, so it might help you to have a few others on your side.

Helpful Hints:

Keep a Journal.

Begin a journal book and record EVERYTHING that happens -time, date, place, day, occurrence and the person’s involved. KNOW that this corporate place is doing that so, you get on board and keep your own records, your own journal book/diary, regarding all issues and applicable communications, calls, visits. This is vitally important for your own protection from unscrupulous rehabilitation centers and nursing home

Keep records and copies.

Make a record of every phone call and every conversation, topic, date, time, day, and topic of conversation with details -every time you speak with someone regarding the rehabilitation center or nursing home. Some individuals make tape recordings of their phone calls. As long as “you” speak during that conversation, and you are “present” in that conversation, then this is not “eavesdropping” but simply a recorded conversation

Document everything.

Document everything that is done, everything that is said, everything that is not done and not said, to have accurate records of what is happening. Your documentation can mean the difference between success and failure, so document NOW- even before you have need to document things.

Have Everyone Join In and Check licenses:

Bring your entire family into the picture. Instead of one person doing all the work and making the complaints, ask all the family members who are available to help out and file their own complaints, either with the corporate place or with outside complaint agencies. The more participants the better. Consider, that’s consider, reporting any unscrupulous “licensed” individuals to the appropriate “licensing” bureaus. In some states the places that give licenses is the Department of Education, in other states, it is another department.

Research online and be persistent:

Go online and do a search of any and all organizations that are there to help you with complaints against physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Do a thorough search and you will come up with, maybe, more help than you need.Be persistent in your complaint. KNOW that so many others have been successful in battling bad nursing homes. Check out the article about a Southern California lawyer who successfully is getting settlements of more than a few million dollars from unscrupulous nursing homes who “lied about the quality of care inside the nursing home. Now, nursing homes are going to be more careful about what they “advertise” because if they do not produce what they advertise, they just might end up in some million dollar lawsuits -against them. One nursing home that has recently settled because it decided that it was better to settle than to go through a lawsuit for false advertising. It’s tempting to give up when a large corporation is battling against you, especially when they are battling with illegal or unscrupulous tactics, but always have hope. Always know that all throughout history, eventually good conquered evil. Even when things looked worse in history and in life, good always survives and the truth always comes out. So have hope knowing that you are in good company and you will prevail with your honest reports to the appropriate places.

Stay connected to win!

You cannot underestimate the power of being connected. Talk with everyone you know, everyone you trust about the situation but without mentioning names. Ask for any and all help that you can get in fighting the red tape, the fabrication, the lies, and the unscrupulous dealings of any happenings inside of bad nursing homes and bad physical rehabilitation centers. If you are staying in a nursing home for rehabilitation, ask everyone you know if they know about your particular residence. Always listen to your gut instinct, no matter what anyone says. You can do whatever you set out to do, just make sure that you always listen to yourself.

Now, gather your evidence.

Gather the rest of your evidence. Who would think that nursing home advertisements would be helpful in bringing down a nursing home which is giving inadequate care or bad care? Well, think again. Read the news articles, and go at once to gather any and all of the advertising that any offending nursing home or any offending rehabilitation care center is giving out. Do you have a brochure? Look in your newspapers, where local places advertise. Tear out and save any and all advertisements that those places offer. Buy the newspaper or get the newspaper at your library and read about all the things that these care centers “offer” to their patients and residents. SAVE EVERYTHING! If a nursing home or care center is offering a certain kind of care, certain kinds of rooms or certain kinds of services ONLY in advertising but not in reality, then perhaps that particular corporation can be brought to law to be accountable for all of its false advertising. Be persistent. Study , research, and keep your research and keep your evidence. Then and if you decide to sue, you will have enough physical evidence to present to your lawyer. You just might win your case.

Value trust and guard it.

Forget trust? Wow. How can we say such a thing and be serious? Here’s how. If you are dealing with a rehabilitation center or nursing home and some or any of the staff has already fabricated stories, withheld or lied or ignored your legitimate requests perhaps this is time that you should remember that these people should not and cannot be trusted. Why? Well, if they lied to you once, what stops them from fibbing to you or withholding vital information from you twice or three times or even all the time? If they have already thrown your trust in the garbage, how do you get that trust back and protect yourself? Usually, once staff lies to you, you can ALMOST be sure that they will lie again. After all, how do they cover up their first lie? They can only do that by either apologizing for their first lie – which won’t happen- or by continuing to lie to you again and again. So, if this applies to you, the “forget trust”. We are not claiming that everyone inside a nursing home lies; what we are stating is that sometimes “SOME” staff at some nursing homes cover up the truth simply because they are afraid of losing their jobs. After all, if a nursing home lets someone wait for hours and hours to go to the bathroom and if a staff member complains about this -what happens to that staff person? So when bad things happen inside of good or inside of bad nursing homes, the staff is pressured to cover up the lacks and to cover up the bad things that are happening –under the pressure of losing their jobs if they speak out.

Remember the eight nurses who walked out.

Look at what happened to those eight nurses who walked off the job due to bad conditions. That was in the news. EIght – not one, but eight nurses walked off in unity, yet even they had the tables turned on them. So, good employees are pressured to be silent and this makes the nursing homes and rehab centers worse than they should be.

If you are a nurse or social worker or supervisor in a rehab or nursing home, you need to SPEAK OUT against the bad practices that are happening inside these places. With your help, society will be successful in changing things for the better. (If you are afraid to speak out because you might lose your job, speak out to us. We will keep your confidentiality, and through a unity, YOU can help save lives. You can help give better care.

Complain to Agencies.

About complaining: Do your complaining (to other agencies and departments regarding these issues) in writing. It’s tempting to get on the telephone and complain verbally because that is easy, however, only the true complaint prevails if you put things in writing. You put things in your own words-not in the words of the person taking the complaint.

Be Knowledgeable and consider suing.

Realize! Yes, realize what really happens once you initiate a complaint. First know whom you are speaking to if you complain by phone Know that most or some agencies are staffed by volunteers and even some are sympathetic to the corporations that you might be complaining about. (So consider suing if you have a good case). Complain to the agencies that issue licenses -whether the person you are complaining about is a doctor, nurse, home health aide, or social worker, complain to the proper parties. Ombudsman complaints are, well, okay, maybe, but sometimes even these ombudsmen are volunteers and sometimes you might get one who is not “impartial”. However, when you complain to a licensing agency, they must check into every allegation, so much more than an ombudsman can and or will. Thinking about suing? Well, half of the work is done for you if you have followed the proper steps and taken the proper records. Your journal can probably be used in court to help your case. (Only your lawyer would know this). Persist! Don’t let anything negative that the “red-tape builders” say to you; discourage you from being persistent in your honest reporting to the proper agencies and possibly lawyers also.

YES, build yourself up; strengthen your position and protect your family members and patients and residents by using the best resources that are available to you both in print and online. We make some recommendations about helpful books and helpful resources tools that you might be able to locate online or in your home town. Why not check out Mark Green’s publications, such as THE CONSUMER BIBLE, or other consumer books by Mark Green.

Never “threaten” to sue, just do it

Locate a lawyer.

Finally? Finally, if nothing else helps the case and you are still getting nowhere and the corporate and staff are still fibbing, fabricating, or withholding vital information, seriously considering suing the place. Yes, a lawsuit might be quite appropriate in some cases. In no matter what state you live in, there are usually competent lawyers who will take your case without taking any upfront money from you. (Check with friends and relatives who may have used lawyers or check the yellow pages).

Search the net.

Know the net. Be aware of how the net works and be aware of how advertisements pop up on the net and what they mean and what they stand for. For example, you are now reading an article about rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. So, the way the net works is this – you might look to the side there and see many advertisements for nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. KNOW that this does not mean that this article is about those and this does not mean that we recommend any of those places. The way the advertisements get there is purely random. Somewhere in the net, the words “rehabilitation center” and “lawyer” and “nursing home” are picked up by the net and the advertisements are almost automatically generated. So know that we have no affiliation or recommendation of any persons or companies that are mentioned on this web page or in this website. In fact, we have no way of knowing which or if any of these corporations will appear on the same web page that our article is on. So beware and do your own “checking” when it comes to businesses.

Believe in yourself.

Believe in yourself and in your own inner instinct. Know that most staff or personnel that are connected with the physical rehabilitation centers and nursing homes probably would advise you not to put anything in writing. Why? Once you put your complaint in writing, they actually have to DO something about it, instead of being able to ignore your complaint the way they might be able to ignore a verbal complaint. So by putting your complaint in writing you make them accountable; you make “more work” for them, and you protect yourself and your family member. So, if you want to protect yourself and your family members, it would seem that it makes sense to put things in writing. (After all, what’s more valuable, a verbal contract or a written contract? Correct!)

Always stay connected.

Connect! Yes, yes, yes, connect! Connection is a tool that has helped people throughout centuries throughout the world. You have seen evidence of this yourself. Don’t “unions” get more benefits for employees? Aren’t union members usually more protected than those that are non-union? Well, that’s the connection theory at work. The more people you have on your side, the better protection that you have. So, if you can be connected with others that have the same problem as you have, that is protection for you and protection for them. SO, connect! I f you are seeking connection with others who are complaining about rehabilitation centers and nursing homes write to us and we will do our best to put you in touch with others having the same problems. ALL through history the ones who are and were the most successful are those who enlist the help of others and the ones who have a group behind them. That is why or how many unscrupulous rehabilitation centers and nursing homes get the upper hand, because there is more “staff” than “you”. Once you join with others that are when you might begin to be successful in your journey towards truth, honesty, and integrity in rehabilitation centers and in nursing homes. Connect with us and join our worldwide project that will put the spotlight on nursing homes and physical rehabilitation and care centers across the world, and more specifically ones right in your own neighborhood. You can make this happen. Join us by emailing us with your facts, research, photos and your true story. Include a confidentiality statement with your work and you can be in consideration for joining our worldwide project.

SKEPTICS? :

Ahh, there are skeptics reading. Yes, we hear you. You are reading thinking that there are great nursing homes out there and there are wonderful people working there too. There are many giving wonderful and great service. YES! That statement is true, but in reality, the better truth is that there are probably MORE unscrupulous, offending, and damaging rehabilitation centers and nursing homes out there, throughout the country and throughout the world than there are good ones. If you doubt this statement, just do this, use the “Google” tool and set up Google alerts on your email account.

Put the words nursing homes or nursing home in there. You will probably get HUNDREDS of emails -Google alerts – in your box daily, about the negligent and malpractice nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. You will get emails about staff committing crimes, staff being negligent and emails about people dying all over the country of unnecessary deaths. Just check out a few of those Google alerts and see what happens. Yes, Virginia, there are good nursing homes in the world, but this article is about the bad ones. That’s the difference. Our purpose in writing this article is to bring world attention to the deficiencies and the malpractices and the negligence’s and the crimes being committed inside of unscrupulous rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.

REHABILITATION CENTERS

Why rehabilitation centers? You’ve asked why we use this term, and we have the answer for you here. For many, many years, there have been so many deficiencies in some nursing homes that the term “nursing home” leaves a bad taste in the world’s mouth. Lately, we have come to connect the word nursing home with something bad -due to all the bad publicity that has been in the news and on television. So, what’s the solution when a nursing home wants to advertise yet doesn’t want that bad connotation to its name? Well, name it something else. Most all nursing homes have always had a floor or two for “rehabilitation” for many years. But now, some have changed their names so as to exclude themselves from the ‘bad news’ that might generate from searches about “nursing homes’. So, throughout our country, and throughout the world, “rehabilitation centers” are popping up all over, trying to not be classified as “nursing homes’ in an effort to divorce them from any and all bad publicity. There actually are legal definitions of nursing homes and physical rehabilitation centers for the purpose of Medicaid and other agencies. The definitions have to do with how long people stay in a facility.

For example, if a place names themselves a “rehabilitation center” instead of a nursing home, then when people Google “nursing homes” their place might not come up in the search -even if there is bad news about the place. So, don’t be fooled by name changes of places. (There is an actual legal clarification and definition between “nursing homes” and “rehabilitation centers” and you can find that online in one of the government sites). Google both names and read them all. These are terms you can Google to get news: “nursing homes, nursing home, rehabilitation center, rehabilitation and care centers, care centers, long-term care centers, aging, and things like that. But to begin with Google nursing homes and rehabilitation centers -two separate terms.

THE GOOD ONES: Yes, we acknowledge there are many helpful, good and law-abiding nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. This article is about the opposite. This article is written about the bad ones, the unscrupulous ones and the ones that violate personal and civil rights of human beings.

I f you are in a good one, we are happy for you. If you have a family member in a good one, we are happy for you, and we still ask you to JOIN US, yes join us, in stopping the corruption or the lack of care and non-care in the bad facilities. Join us and together , nursing home service will improve.

WRITE TO US:

(If you have a good comment about nursing homes and you do not understand this article, you are welcome to write to us also). We write, these articles regarding nursing homes and physical rehabilitation centers in an effort to band together with others who have been bound by red-tape, the run-around, and by unscrupulous nursing homes and physical rehabilitation care centers. We hope that you spread the word, and ask others to join us as soon as possible. TOGETHER, we can make progress; together we can be successful in making all nursing homes and all physical rehabilitation centers –better, and healthy for all of our people.

Footnotes below this line

By “dig their own hole deeper”, we mean that if staff has already been dishonest, once approached in writing, they probably will continue to lie or fabricate or ignore your requests. Either way, you go on record with all your communications. That is your protection against future fabrications by staff.

This article, for the most part, is concerning dishonest staff at rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. When we advise “steps “, suggestions or advice, it is for the offending places and personnel. We do realize and recognize that there are “some” nursing homes that offer good service.

When recording on answering machines, sometimes a “timed beep” is necessary; check with your local statutes or check with your lawyer for details. Do an online search for help in that area.

If a licensed social worker or a licensed doctor has been unscrupulous or if they have been allegedly guilty of malpractice or negligence, you might want to consider seriously complaining to the licensing agencies about this. Pull up a good search engine on your computer and put in a search for “department of education licensing division” or “licensing agencies” . Keep searching until you find what you you are looking for.

While there are some centers that do “just’ rehabilitation and or therapy, the places that we are speaking of are the centers that used to be nursing homes and those that have just changed their names to cover themselves up. The places we speak of are those that have nursing home ability or capacity -have people “living” there as permanent and temporary residentsWe strongly suggest putting your complaints into a type-written or computer-composed letter instead of verbally complaining to agencies.

If you think you have good cases, go right to a lawyer and ask for the free consultation. MOST lawyers have free consultations. You can even have a free consultation on the phone sometimes. Check the net and yellow pages.

Our Recommendations: If you would like our own recommendations (not a scientific study but our own personal recommendations). We can offer a list of homes and rehab centers that we approve of and offer a list of nursing homes and centers that we would never recommend. This list is only our opinion. But you are entitled to our opinion, so feel free to write to us. Contact us through the email section of this articles website. We do not work or volunteer in any nursing homes or rehab centers, but we have visited at great length in some and have shorter visits in others. A visitor’s opinions are valuable when choosing nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, so feel free to write to us.

CLUE: People are under the mistaken impression that if a center is not on the LIST of worst nursing homes, then the center is good. WRONG! We have discovered that one of the worst nursing homes around is not on the LIST of the worst homes. They use illegal tactics, hide things and cover up their errors to stay off the “worst ” list. So far they have been able to do that. But now, consumers, residents and families are making their own LIST of worst nursing homes and rehabilitation and care centers. Wouldn’t you lik e to see the list that residents and families made?

I know for a fact that there is at least ONE rehabilitation and care center that is one of the worst going, yet this place is not on the government’ s WORST list. So be careful when viewing the homes. Ask to see the ENTIRE home, all floors of the nursing home , before making a decision.

Updated May 2008

What Are the Key Factors in a Diet That Lowers Cholesterol Levels?

Diets have received major interest in recent years, and a diet that lowers cholesterol is of particular interest to many people.

A quick search at Amazon reveals in excess of 60,000 books on the subject of diet alone. The names given to these diets include the UltraSimple, Full Plate, ME, Atkins, South Beach, Carb Lovers, Paleo Solution, Crazy Sexy, Mediterranean, Flat Belly, Eat-Clean, Kind, Insulin-Resistance, Mayo Clinic, No S, Thyroid, Eden, G.I., Fat Resistance, Hormone, DASH, 4 Day, Flex, Mommy, Perfect 10, 17 Day, Abs, Fat Smash, Rice, Core Balance, Skinny Carbs, Engine 2, Instinct, PCOS, Inflammation-Free, Flexitarian, Alternate-Day, Now Eat This, G-Free, No-Diet, Warrior, Raw Foods Detox, Maker’s, Green Smoothies, and many more.

All of that was only in the first ten of the 120 Amazon pages. My point here is to make us all realize that there has been so much written about diet. In addition to the books there are television programs, documentaries, talk back radio, seminars and education courses. But despite the significant focus and the proliferation of information there is still a major problem with weight and cholesterol control.

Some people may have adverse genetic dispositions and find it very difficult to manage their cholesterol levels and weight. However these are a small minority only. For the majority of us with high cholesterol levels it could have been easily avoided with the right food choices and habits.

There are some very simple factors to consider in deciding what you might include or exclude in your diet to help lower your cholesterol and keep it at an optimum level. If you know just a little about cholesterol, why it is necessary, where it comes from, and how your body deals with any excess, then you will be able to formulate your own diet that lowers cholesterol very easily.

Cholesterol is an essential substance that we all need to maintain our health. Our liver manufactures about 70% of our cholesterol needs and the remainder comes from the foods we eat. The problems occur if we consume more cholesterol than the body is able to deal with. The excess will circulate in our blood and can become lodged on our artery walls causing vascular problems leading to heart disease and stroke. So the obvious key is to limit the amount of dietary cholesterol you consume.

Dietary cholesterol mainly comes from all animal and dairy products. It is the saturated fats present in high levels in these foods that are the main contributor to high cholesterol levels. The unsaturated fats found in fish, vegetable and seed oils actually have the opposite effect of lowering cholesterol levels. Therefore simply by reducing our consumption of saturated fats, and increasing our consumption of unsaturated fats will have an immediate impact on improving cholesterol levels.

Another very important factor to know about is the role that dietary fiber plays in helping to lower your cholesterol level. All fiber passes through the digestive system. On its journey it has the ability to capture and engulf the bad cholesterol (LDL) and transport it out of the body along with the waste. That means the LDL cholesterol that it picks up along the way is not deposited into the blood stream. So another very simple change to your diet is to make sure you are eating sufficient fiber. The soluble fibers such as oat bran are the best for removing cholesterol. In general all fruits and vegetables contain fiber and will certainly assist in the process of controlling your cholesterol.

So if you have wondered if there really is a technique to diet that lower cholesterol levels is the end result, then you can see here that there certainly is and it can be very simple to achieve.

Diabetes Natural Treatments That Help Lower Blood Sugar

Diabetes is disease which has become very common these days. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. It is caused by accumulation of glucose or sugar in blood. Generally the carbohydrates we eat are converted in to glucose. The glucose is burnt down by a hormone called insulin secreted by our pancreas. The burnt glucose enters the body cells, supplying the body with energy. When this process does not take place properly, glucose builds up in the blood stream leading to diabetes. Diabetes is of three major types: Type 1 diabetes is caused due to insufficient supply of insulin, Type 2 diabetes is caused due to cells becoming insulin-resistant and Gestational diabetes attacks women during pregnancy. Diabetes is the long-term result of inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, over-eating, obesity, stress and anxiety, some disease of pancreas. Heredity is another factor leading to diabetes. Diabetes, if not timely arrested, may cause serious damage to heart, kidneys, liver, eyes and the nervous system.

Symptoms of Diabetes

1. Increased thirst
2. Increased hunger
3. Increased urination
4. Fatigue
5. Irritability
6. Exceptional weight loss
7. Slow wound healing
8. Intense itching round genitals
9. Nausea and vomiting

Natural Treatments

1. Consumption of garlic, ginger and onion can lower blood glucose.

2. Soya bean is rich in proteins, vitamins like retinol, minerals like calcium and iron. It is effective in fighting diabetes.

3. Bengal gram is beneficial for diabetics.

4. 10 leaves of holy basil, neem and bael may be consumed every morning in empty stomach to get relief from the symptoms of diabetes.

5. Bread made out of a mixture of powdered wheat, barley and gram is very useful for diabetics.

6. The juice of mango leaves boiled in water is an effective diabetes treatment.

7. Grape juice is good for treating this problem.

8. Indian gooseberry is also an effective cure for diabetes.

9. Almonds may be soaked in water overnight, and then taken early morning in empty stomach. This helps to cure diabetes.

10. Half cup juice of bitter gourd may be taken every morning to get relief from diabetes.

11. Fenugreek seeds, soaked overnight in a glass of water, and then taken in crushed form along with the water next morning are helpful in treating diabetes.

12. A diabetic should consume low calorie and low fat diet. The diet should also be rich in fiber.

13. Yogic asanas, morning and evening walk are very essential for a patient of diabetes.

14. Stress relaxation techniques, slow breathing, and meditation should be practiced.

15. Fasting and diet control methods should be adopted.

The Many Types Of Sign Language

Sign language has always been troubling to legislators, but has finally become recognized as a language by the governments of many countries. While many people believe that sign language is universal, each language or country has its own version. Here we address some of the most popular forms of sign language and signing systems.

British Sign Language

British Sign Language, or BSL, is the most prevalent language among the British deaf community. It uses shaping of the hands, facial expressions, body language and movement to communicate. It is a complete language which includes its own grammar. BSL was recognized by the British government in 2003 as a language, and used to communicate anything in the English language. Although some signs are universal, each language (including American English) has its own form of sign language.

Finger Spelling

Finger Spelling is a signaling system generally used along sign language. It is used to spell out names, places, and anything else there is not a sign for. Many times new words take longer to spell out into BSL so must be spelled before a sign is adopted.

Paget Gorman Signed Speech

Paget Gorman Signed Speech is also a signaling system used with speech to help those with language difficulties. There are 37 basic signs which when combined can make over 4000 more complex ones.

Signed English

Signed English, or SE, is a signaling system as well. It has one sign to represent each word in the English language, but is not a language like BSL. It is intended to be used to help with reading and writing, and has important signs to teach grammar.

Sign Supported English

Sign Supported English, or SSE, is many times the preferred signaling system for hearing people to communicate with the deaf. It uses the same signals as BSL, but unlike SE, you do not have to sign every word. It also does not have its own grammar system like BSL, so hearing people do not have to worry about learning a whole new grammatic structure. This can be picked up fairly quickly to expedite communication.

Pidgin Signed English

Pidgin Signed English, or PSE, is a very crude signaling system. It combines elements of BSL and spoken English to allow communication between hearing people and deaf who only know the strict confines of sign language. It is not recommended but can be used when needed.

Breath Odor

You lean in close and she moves back … ugh … Dragon breath. No one wants to be known as the "bad breath person". If you have bad breath odor you know how embarrassing it is. You have probably tried everything from mouth wash to gum without success. You notice that people avoid sitting by you in meetings. They avoid leaving in close to show you reports at your desk.

There are a number of causes of bad breath. The foremost cause is bacteria in the mouth. Other causes are stomach and intestinal disorders, bowel sluggishness, sinus or throat infections, and tobacco and alcohol use, and dry mouth.

For the majority of people, the single most frequent cause of breath odor problems is bacteria that live in the mouth. Bacteria are living organisms (germs) that live in your mouth and feed on the same food that you eat. And just like you, they excrete waste. However they use your mouth for their toilet. Yes, that is right … not a very pleasant thought is it? The bacterial waste or excrement is sulfur compounds which readily give off an odor just like the sulfur compounds in rotten eggs.

For most of us the bacteria that cause our bad breath live on the surface of our tongue. There is only one real way to totally eliminate the problem. That is to attack the source. Typical breath refreshing products simply mask the smell with a stronger smell. Quite often the combination can really be disastrous.

Take a look at your tongue. In many cases you can actually see a whitish coating on the surface. This whiter this layer usually appears even denser the further back on the tongue you look. This stuff is plaque and it is full of bacteria that cause bad breath odor. People who tongues are grooved or furrowed will be more likely to accumulate a bacteria rich coating, than those who have a smoother tongue.

Your breath will not smell better on its own, or just cure itself overnight. If you do not take action you will continue to suffer the consequences of halitosis. You will go through life hesitating and embarrassed to open your mouth, and afraid to get close to anyone.

You can cure your problem easier than you may think, and you can start with the easiest place to attack … your mouth. Begin your attack by thoroughly brushing your teeth and your tongue front to back. Brush your gums around the base of each tooth. You should spend three to five minutes thoroughly brushing and cleaning your entire mouth. The object is to clean … not just brush.

Imagine what it would feel like to have confidence close up and personal. Imagine what it feels like to actually have "good smelling breath".

Help Yourself To a Healthy Diet For Stress Relief

You’re stressed, so you eat comfort foods to relax. But this puts on weight, which makes your body more prone to illness, which stresses you out even more. You needn’t stay trapped on this ride. By making good food choices, you can help your body help you to feel better. Here are some tips for having a healthy diet for stress relief.

Don’t Blame Yourself

So you’re stressed. It’s not your fault that you feel stressed and don’t want to diet. The human body has not evolved along with the speed of easy food distribution. Your body will naturally want you to eat high-calorie food because it doesn’t know when the next wooly mammoth migration will come along. And we don’t move around as much as we did thousands of years ago.

The human body is programmed to think it lives outside to work in the fields all day and not think about sticking to a healthy diet for stress relief. But it is your fault if you let your body rule your head. Your body can be retrained to crave more variety and better nutrition. It just takes practice; be patient with yourself.

Water and Fiber

If you don’t make any other change to your diet, just eat more fiber and drink more water. This greatly aids any healthy diet, for stress relief. Water and fiber help give you a full feeling and keeps away the painful constipation that often occurs to new dieters. Alcoholic beverages don’t count as water – in fact, alcohol dehydrates you and makes you thirstier. Fiber is found in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans, and to a lesser extent in cooked vegetables. These are things you should be eating anyway, so think of eating more fiber as multitasking.

The Caffeine Kid

If you are used to drinking a lot of caffeinated drinks, hot or cold and eating a lot of chocolate, gradually cut back. Don’t go cold turkey – you may go through some painful withdrawal symptoms like migraines. This can greatly reduce your chances of sticking with a healthy diet for stress relief. Cut back one cup of coffee or one glass of cola for a week, and next week cut back yet another cup or glass, and so on.

Drink more water, herbal tea or fruit juice instead. You don’t see results right away, but keeping at it will give you the confidence to make other choices for a healthy diet for stress relief. That and you’ll sleep better, which can also lower your stress.

Importance of Preventing Drug Addiction During Adolescence

Adolescence is a critical developmental phase when one undergoes a number of internal and external changes that affect one's physical and mental development and health. Any kind of experimentation, particularly related to substances, run the risk of turning into a habit that can make or break a person's future. Moreover, any major traumatic or life-changing experience can greatly derail one's natural course of growth and even push one toward drug use as a mean to cope with abrupt and debilitating changes. Therefore, it is essential to ensure effective prevention measures to enable one to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

It is now a well-established fact that people are at an increased risk of falling into the vicious cycle of abuse, particularly during their adolescence. Although a person's propensity to use drugs is more marked during the early development stages of adolescence, it can linger till the early adulthood (age 25), when the rational part of a teen's brain gets fully matured.

One of the primary reasons behind the increased chances of developing an addiction in awareness is the way brain function in teenagers. While adults think with the prefrontal cortex that is responsible for responding to situations with good judgment, adolescents take decisions with the emotional part of the brain known as the amygdala. Teenagers are still on the verge of developing a connection between the emotional and decision-making portions of the brain.

The early introduction to drug use significantly increases a person's chances of developing an addiction in the future. It also causes the brain to artificially produce large amounts of dopamine, which is a chemical that is released in the brain when a person is rewarded.

When the level of dopamine continues to increase due to frequent drug use, the brain naturally cuts down its own dopamine production to compensate for the surplus. Substantial research suggests that the changes bought on by drug abuse during adolescence have far greater negative mental and physical consequences than in any other developmental stage.

Reasons that spur drug abuse among adults

Teenagers can develop an addiction due to various factors such as a sudden change in their environment or due to other external and biological reasons. Sometimes moving to a new location or changing schools, relocating from elementary to middle school, etc., can prove to be difficult for teenagers. Moreover, peer pressure, especially during high school years, and the easy access to drugs may push susceptible teenagers towards experimenting with drugs or other illicit substances.

All this is also because adolescents display a unique set of behavioral practices that is associated with risk taking, discovering oneself and forging new ties with peers. This leaves many teenagers open to drug use, especially if they have drug-abusing friends. In addition, many teenagers may not fully understand the magnitude of the problem, such as long-term consequences and the true nature of drugs, when abusing them or trying them. Often they are unaware that even one-time use can prove disastrous.

Beside, it has been found that some may believe that taking drugs may improve their athletic performance or allow them to maneuver through anger-triggering social situations. Some take drugs to lose weight, enhance academic performance and boost concentration. It could also happen that teens start taking medicines either after consulting a doctor or not to treat sports injuries and later get addicted to them.

However, drug use, whether deferred or uninformed, disrupted the brain regions associated with motivation, memory, learning, judgment and behavior control. Moreover, teens abusing drugs are more likely to have social and family problems, suffer academically, experience more physical and mental health related problems, and run into trouble with the law-enforcement agencies.

That is why "prevention is better than cure." It is essential to stop adolescents from experimenting with drugs by spreading awareness, preventing drug abuse, etc. One must ensure that these youngsters contribute positively to the economy and society and live long healthy lives by avoiding drugs.

Assess risks before abusing drugs

Drug abuse is a major public health concern, especially in the United States. In the wake of a sharp rise in prescription drug addiction in the country, the problem of drug abuse extends beyond just adults with chronic pain. In fact, even children and teens are taking prescription drugs due to the misconception that such drugs are safe. To prevent the aggravation of the problems associated with drug abuse, it is advisable to seek early intervention.

Advice On Sports Nutrition Supplements

Have you surprised how your favorite athletes do their workout? Or what kind of exercises they perform, what kind of food do they eat or how do they manage to relax under pressure situations? Probably you do not care about all this because what matters for you is their performance in the sport. But it does not mean that they do not take care of themselves like we do.

In fact, athletes need to monitor their lifestyle very closely and keep their health conditions at par with their competitors; not just by eating right food items but also by consuming supplements.

Supplements are an integral part of athletes' diet. It is required to have an enhancement of their endurance, and also to increase or, if not increase, at least maintain the appropriate muscle mass to be able to improve size and strength.

One of the most important parts of any sports nutrition is protein supplements. Without these supplements, athletes would not be the way they are at present. However, contrary to what most people think, diets jam-packed with protein do not need to build up muscle strength.

Building up muscle strength would be the job of regular physical activity. So if you want those big muscles you have to do exercises, not necessarily at gyms but could also be at your residences, daily. The key factor here is regularity. What you can achieve with steady and regular exercises may not be possible with a high profile but an irregular one.

Sports nutrition supplements need high levels of protein, which you can get from protein-rich foods. Enumerating all those food item will be a total waste of space in this article.

But to make you aware of the basics, here are a few of the foods that are rich in protein. There is fish, poultry and dairy products, and these are the foods you usually get your protein from because some sources of protein are high in fat and also in calories. So basically, you must take note of which sources are high in fat and which are not.

Even though nutrition supplements are useful, there are many reasons because of sports nutrition experts discourage use of such supplements. One of the reasons is that these supplements can put a strain on your liver and kidneys.

Other reasons include high amounts of nitrogen in the nutrition supplement, which will only be excreted from your body as urea. But it is not as easy nor is as safe as it sounds because this said excretion often causes fluid imbalance, which leads to dehydration.

Another problem with sports nutrition supplements that have high amounts of protein from animal sources is that there are higher risks of heart diseases due to the high fat intake associated with such nutrition.

One more disadvantage of sports nutrition supplements is that there is a huge tendency that you will ingest amino acids that are capable of interfering with other amino acids, which results in a metabolic imbalance.

Beware of sports nutrition supplements that have high amounts of amino aids because it can cause gout; diarrhea and stomach cramping that can rank from mild to severe pain.

Even though sports nutrition supplements are being discouraged by sports nutrition experts, Bricker Labs, a sports nutrition supplement manufacturer, still does a lot of research, developments and marketing in this area.

Bricker Labs has over thirty years to blame for their success in their provision of sports nutrition supplements. They do not apply to sports nutrition only too, but also to weight loss, diet, health and other nutritional aspects.

It's because of their experience in the field of sports nutrition and also because of their choice of perfectly safer ingredients in developing the nutrition that you would not like to consider any other manufacturer for your sports nutrition supplements. So what are the ingredients that use and how are they safer than those other manufacturers use?

They make us of the L-Carnitine, which is mainly used for weight loss, energy and also for having a healthy heart function; Colostrums, which gives your body a healthy immune system function and also gives your body an improved stamina and also for an easier recovery in almost all cases; Vandayl Sulfate, which is capable of growing your muscles and also has the ability to define your muscles; Protein, everyone knows what protein is for and that is for sports nutrition, and also for health and muscle growth.

Another component is called Creatine, which is used for sports nutrition and muscle growth but it also involves bodybuilding at this time; HCA or Garcinia Cambogia, are for losing weight and suppressing your appetite; and last but certainly not the least, Vitamin B-12, is for overall health and nutrition.

All these ingredients mixed proportionately make the right sports nutrition. And an adequate dose of such nutrition gives the athlete required energy and muscle strength. Now you know what keeps an athlete going!

The Growing Appeal Of Pharmacist Jobs

Within the marketplace today, there are millions of people that are in desperate search of a job as the economy continues to show signs of weakness in the jobs sector as well as overall economic stability and strength. This has actually led to a shift in mentality and possibilities of people beginning a career shift and wishing to find something a bit better and more solid in the job market for increased security in the future. Throughout this process, the rumbling of increased offerings of health care related positions and pharmacists being on the rise, there truly is an incredible appeal of pharmacist jobs and what that could mean for the future of anyone.

There is no question that there has been a very high awareness of health care professional needs across the country. Basically, this is often attributed to several very basic societal issues as well as an incredible appeal of all sorts of factors. Thus, people are often going into this field on the Pharmacist level in order to gain the exposure of this overall incredibly lucrative and growing field overall.

As the large population segment of baby boomers begin to reach ages where health care needs are increasingly important, the demand for health care services is most often seen in this segment. Of course, along with health care professionals comes the need of secondary services including pharmacists. Thus, as more and more boomers continue to age, the demand will simply continue to increase.

Pharmacist jobs are also growing in demand due to mental health issues that many people are facing right now. In order to alleviate or cure mental illnesses and disorders, prescription drugs are actually very common in creating this type of relief. Thus, pharmacists and technicians are needed to fulfill these requirements.

A certified Pharmacist or any other type of position in this realm is not only limited to working in a Pharmacy. Basically, there are countless other positions including labs and hospitals that always have a demand for certified pharmacists and technicians. Thus, there are countless different opportunities for those in this field.

One of the more popular Pharmacist jobs is actually that of a Pharmacy technician. This path is actually very well paid and only often requires 12 to 18 months of training and certification to complete. This, this is often a very popular first step.

When one holds a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacology, there are often incredible benefits and even higher payouts. Those with a Bachelor degree in this field will experience incredible career potential and growth as well as a solid foundation of demand in the future. They actually do quite well in regard to career stability and yearly earnings overall.

Pharmacist jobs that include the need and use of a PharmD are even in greater demand and higher pay range. Basically, this is terminal degree in Pharmacology and offers up an incredible amount of expertise in this field. Those with this degree type often earn six figure incomes and are able to obtain an incredible career security as well.

Vitamin D Deficiency: It's Real!

Vitamin D deficiency has been researched, discussed, responded, and extremely, recognized as a true health issue in the United States. A staggering number of Americans do not get enough vitamin D. Michael Melamed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine published in the Journal of Pediatrics in August of 2009, over 70% of American children are not getting enough vitamin D and the number is higher for older Americans. A long-term deficiency of vitamin D can lead to numerous serious health problems.

Symptoms of a deficiency are subtle or may be nonexistent but could be bone pain, muscle weakness, low energy and depression. The list of possible health problems is long and includes the obvious: osteoporosis and osteoarthritis because vitamin D processes calcium for strong bones, but may also cause high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, severe asthma and other lung diseases, and an increased risk of cancer, specifically of the breast, colon, prostate and pancreas. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to Type 2 Diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's disease. There is even evidence that deficiency could lead to cognitive disadvantage in older adults and is associated with a larger amount of belly fat!

Testing to evaluate the level of vitamin D in your body provides valuable information to help you determine whether you are getting enough to protect yourself against disease and stay healthy. The gold standard for screening of vitamin D is the 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. In the kidneys, vitamin D changes into an active form of the vitamin. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D test measures vitamin D in its active form which helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. An adequate level of vitamin D is considered to be 30 or more ng / ml (nanograms per milliliter) but 36-48 ng / ml is recommended for cancer prevention.

Vitamin D, also known as the Sunshine Vitamin, is not easy to get through diet but it can be found in fortified foods such as milk, cheese, grains and in food such as eggs, fish and fish liver oil. Supplements can provide additional vitamin D but the primary source of the vitamin is from the sun. Only 10-15 minutes of sun exposure 2 to 3 times per week provides adequate vitamin D, however, Americans' increasing concern about skin cancer has led to avoidance of the sun and increased use of sunscreen, which blocks vitamin D absorption. Our strictly limited exposure to natural sunlight is thought to play a major role in vitamin D deficiency. During the winter the reduced hours of daylight make it even harder to get enough sun exposure. Some groups of people have reduced ability to absorb vitamin D and would benefit from supplements including those that have darker skin, are taking certain medications, have some intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's and celiac disease, are obese or have had gastric bypass surgery.

Research has shown that it is almost impossible to acquire enough vitamin D from diet alone. A supplement or adequate sun exposure is required to reach recommended amounts of vitamin D. The current recommendation is that children and adults should receive 10-15 mcg or 400-600 IU per day while adults 70 and over should receive 20 mcg or 800 IU per day. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is recommending 800-1000 IU per day with an upper limit of 2000 IU but there are concerns of possible side effects with extremely large doses, for adults, over 4000 IU daily.

While a deficiency causes serious problems, according to the Mayo Health Clinic, the health benefits of adequate amounts of vitamin D are numerous, especially in older adults. Cancer prevention, elimination of belly fat, stronger cognitive abilities and healthy bones will help you coast into old age. Getting screened for vitamin D and taking steps to ensure that you are getting an adequate amount of the vitamin can help prevent serious health issues and improve your quality of life, today and for the long-term.

Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organisations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International ‘wipe’ each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certainty that data cannot be retrieved.

However, it is doubtful that the ‘average’ user realises the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could be used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source i.e. any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organisation.

A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online website) revealed more than 50% of the 111 hard drives purchased contained personal and confidential information. Over 87% of those drives were bought from eBay. This, I feel, raises an international concern. The fundamental concept of eBay and other online auctioneer sites is bringing sellers and individuals together to trade online, creating a world wide market place. Whilst this is beneficial for the legitimate user, we do however risk handing over our personal data to terrorists, corrupt organisations and paedophiles, not to mention the risk of being blackmailed or threatened.

Therefore, the question is – what is the best method of wiping data from our hard drives and protecting ourselves against these threats? With due consideration to economic, data confidentiality and environmental factors I shall discuss the various options available to the public and private sectors.

What are the software options?

Generally, you could choose to either physically destroy the hardware or use either software or hardware to delete the data. There are many software products offering data destruction and typically software vendors ‘guarantee’ to destroy your data. Yet, is this enough? This approach relies on the user correctly installing the software and carrying out the correct procedure. In most instances a computer will only have one hard disk; yet to execute such a program (and to get the desired ‘100%’ destruction result) usually requires an operating system to be present. In other words, you need another hard drive to run the software so that data can be deleted off the unwanted drive. Alternatives may include bootable programs such as DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) that claims to “delete the contents of any hard disk it detects”. Other software options include: AccessData – WipeDrive, Acronis – Drive Cleanser, CyberScrub – CyberCide and VCOM – SecureErase. These represent just a small handful of the applications available.

The software approach may incur costs; however some applications are probably free on the internet. The disadvantage I feel for a software based approach is the time consumption. Generally speaking ‘shredders’ will write data onto each of the drive’s sectors. The type of data depends on the application; however, this may include characters or numerals. The process, assuming numerals, is known as ‘binary flipping’. Basically a binary number, for example 11110000 is written to each sector then the ‘flip side’, or compliment as it is known, is written. In this instance this would be 00001111.

According to research, the United States Department of Defence considers this approach, with adequate executions and particular algorithms used, to be acceptable in destroying non critical data. However, they suggest executions up to 32 times to class a disk ‘sanitised’. We therefore must consider the complications and factors of such extremes. To sanitise a drive 32 times will take copious amounts of time, therefore wasting electricity, time and obviously human and computer resources. This process could take days if not weeks if there were hundreds of disks.

What are the hardware options?

The DiskMaster is an excellent example of how data can be destroyed using a hardware approach. It is fast, efficient and you can set a predefined pattern that should be written to the disk. The DiskMaster is able to wipe drives to Department of Defence standards.

However, again with this approach much time is required to wipe a drive. The concept of a hard disk drive has evolved since the 1950’s where data from 5MB (Mega Byte) could be stored. Now we are in an era where 750GB (Giga Bytes) can be stored on one single disk. This inevitably means to destroy a disk, using either software or hardware based approaches will increase in time, cost and subsequently your patience.

Are there any other options?

I believe that physical destruction is the quickest and simplest approach. By removing the top plate of a hard disk drive, you limit the chances of recovering the data due to dust and other contaminants affecting the drives platters (where your data is stored). Physically scoring lines or drilling holes into the platter will hopefully destroy the data beyond any reasonable doubt.

The concept of shredding paper to deter criminals using printed material such as bank statements or bills for identity theft and forgery has now been taken to the next level. Available now is an industrial tape and hard disk shredder. If you search within Google “GSA Industrial Tape and Hard Drive Destroyer 380/500” you will witness the future when it comes to data destruction.

This powerful machine, whilst not commercially viable for the home user, would suit any large company where data destruction was crucial to their intellectual electronic property. Using this machine would render data retrieval practically impossible. I cannot imagine a point in the future where we would be able to reconstruct the data from shredded material.

Obviously this method would mean a user couldn’t resell their hard drive. However as the cost of hard disk drives decrease year in year out, is the cost of another hard drive really an issue?

To summarise, the benefit using the software or hardware approach would be: reusability and the chance to recoup some money. The disadvantages would include the ‘risk’ involved by relying on software or hardware to completely destroy your data. Another disadvantage would be the time consumption and costs involved, including electricity and human resources.

The main advantage of using a hard disk shredder is that complete 100% destruction can be witnessed. The destruction can take as little as 30 seconds. The main disadvantage is that such machines are currently not widely available. As the disks cannot be reused it is not an environmentally friendly approach. The last disadvantage is that the costs involved outweigh those of a software approach.

My conclusion to this article would be if you are desperately worried about the data on magnetic media falling into the wrong hands, then look at the options to physically destroy that media.

Redefining Health in the 21st Century

What we can’t define, we can’t find; for our definition determines our destination. One of humanity’s greatest debacle is the allegiance to history as a standard for the present and the future. Humanity is so much indebted to old thoughts to the point where, thinking something new seems like a disloyalty to the legends of old. History should not be a status quo or an imperative standard for the present and the future, but an inspiration for the correction of the present and the redirection of the future for a better destiny for mankind. With respect to achieving health for all in the 21st century, humanity must outgrow old thoughts and ways, to the expounding of new methods, approaches, ideologies, and strategies in securing health for mankind. “The significant problems we are facing cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we where at when we created them.

In the past, health was defined as having both body and mind working in good order, free from diseases and pains. If this assertion has been unable to provide humanity with insight on securing health for humanity, then it is expedient for humanity to think out of the status quo. There is no way humanity can resolve the health challenges of the 21st century except in the courage of exploring the unknown. With respect to the 21st century health plan, health is defined as an integrated state of being, of the human body, soul, and spirit functioning in absolute soundness. Thus, health is not necessarily the absence of pains or physical symptoms of sicknesses and diseases. There are individuals with no symptoms of pains, sickness and diseases, yet they are close to their grave. There are equally people who died without having any physical symptoms of pains or disease. Though they seemed to be fine, yet they died suddenly because they were not healthy.

Health is much more than the absence of pains or disease, but an integrated state of being with the human body, soul, and spirit functioning in absolute soundness. Health is an integrated effect with a cause; which implies, health is not a coincidence or an accidental occurrence but the resultant effect of the relative functioning of the human body, soul and spirit in absolute soundness. Let me make this clear, health is not a challenge we can resolve by our shallow efforts. That is why despite all human efforts in achieving health, health has remained a severe challenge. To achieve health for all in the 21st century, humanity must stop joking. We must realize that, we are dealing with a challenge which if not resolved, billions of humans may be wiped out before the end of this century. For health to be achieved in the 21st century, humanity must adopt a more comprehensive and integrated approach taking into consideration the total human being; body, soul and spirit. I hope by now we are civilized enough to know that the human being is not an animal but a complex being with three related dimensions (body, soul and spirit).Any health plan which focuses only on one dimension of the human being will end in failure. A human being must improve in his body, soul and spirit to enjoy health.

Insight on the Human Being:

The human being is the most complex specie in all of existence. Until now, little has been discovered about the human being. What is in existence as information concerning the human being is but “skeleton”. The human being is a world yet unexploited. The ignorance about the totality and the truism of the human being is the greatest challenge to human evolution and progress. The full understanding of the truism of the human being will be the end of human misery and frustration. The human being is essentially a supernatural being, possessing a soul and living inside a body. This assertion is a universal truth agreed upon by all Universalists and equally confirmed in the universal lab manual or the divine constitution. The spirit of man is the ‘real estate’ of man, with the soul as the intermediary between the spirit of man and the body. The human spirit possesses the science of life, which defines humans as having the supremacy over all external factors.

When this consciousness is transferred to the human soul and body, human immunity and resistance against sicknesses and diseases is enhanced. The fact that the human body is the only visible dimension of the human being does not define the body as the sole constituent of man. Limiting the human being to just his physical body can be the most tragic error. Humans are not animals. The most tragic academic mistake is that of classifying humans and animals under the same group. This academic mistake is due to the limited perspective about the human being. This perspective considers the human body as the sole constituent of man. This academic mistake has produced a low mentality and consciousness among humans. Today, humans live and behave as animals because of this error. Humans even suffer the same fate as animals. The day has finally come to eradicate this human ignorance.

Health versus healing

One of the errors humanity has made for several centuries is that of substituting health for healing. This error has lasted for so long that humanity has unconsciously resorted to healing programs in the name of health programs.

Healing itself being the gradual recovery of a sick or diseased human is different from health, which is a state of absolute soundness (body, soul and spirit). Substituting health for healing makes humanity more reactive than pro-active. When we focus on health, we become more pro-active and preventive than reactive.

Focusing on healing entails allowing the human being to first of all be attacked by sickness and disease before looking for her recovery. While health involves pro-active investment to have a human being sound in body, soul and spirit as an integrated effort towards freedom from sicknesses and diseases. Healing is a recovering and a relief from pains but health is a state of being. One can be healed today and sick tomorrow but health implies, an individual is sound in body, soul and spirit. Friend, healing as to health is relatively cheap and sometimes easy to come by, but health is a breakthrough which demands a lot of focus and concentration on one’s body, soul and spirit conditions.

With respect to the 21st century health plan, sickness and disease is considered as an effected state of being, caused by a deficiency in one’s body, soul and spirit condition. This implies, an individual is unhealthy, sick and diseased as long as there exists a deficiency in his/her body, soul, and spirit condition. This explains why people sometime die without any sort of outward sickness or pains. The issue is that, we think a sick person must be under some kind of pains. There are people looking relatively OK, but terribly sick. This is because not all diseases are physical. Body sicknesses can be easily diagnosed, but sicknesses of the soul and of the spirit can not be diagnosed through any medical means. Thus, for a person to be termed healthy, such must maintain a relative state of soundness in body, soul and spirit. Equal and relative functioning of the human body, soul and spirit in perfect harmony and soundness is the everlasting access to health.

Most of what is described as health centres today are but healing centres yet to arrive the full status of a health centre. A healing centre is any centre, be it medical, psychiatric or religious centre where the sick and diseased are cater for or ministered to. While a health centre is a centre of integrated science, where profound and prolific insight on the human being (body, soul and spirit) are communicated and imparted; so as to empower humans both in their body, soul and spirit to forever triumph over sicknesses and diseases. Such a centre must be a research centre which progressively researches on both academic, scientific and insightful divine information and intelligence needed for human supremacy over sicknesses and diseases. Healing requires medication but health requires much more than medication. The greatest investment in health realization is information.

I am not talking here of ordinary knowledge; I am talking of advanced academic, scientific and divine knowledge containing the truth which unveils the truism of the human being (body, soul and spirit) with all their relative needs and demands. Thus, when you find a true health centre, you will see a place where the total science of the human being is unveiled, with teachers and doctors who are inter-comprehensive, possessing rare insight on the total science of human existence and functionality. Presently, such centres are non existent. This is the greatest challenge of the 21st century.

The entire world is doted with healing centres catering and administering to the sick and diseased without any investment in their education with respect to achieving health. This has led to the situation we have today of human beings constantly victimized and perpetually dependent on drugs and other healing mediums without ever graduating to health. You may ask what my proposition is: my proposition is for every healing centre to combine her efforts of relieving those who are sick and diseased with educating the people on health sciences. This is the only way we can triumph over sicknesses and diseases in the 21st century. Healing – Health = a victimized human, one perpetually dependent on drugs, instead of the truism of health.

It seems to me that, humanity is losing faith on pursuing total health. We have been cowed by numerous health challenges to the point where, we are instead studying how to function in abnormalities. The general slogan in most places today is how to live with AIDS, malaria, or any other disease. Such cowardly approach and attitude can not be rewarded with insight on human triumph over sicknesses and diseases. While seeking for better ways in relieving the sick and the diseased, we should not fail to embark on continuous research, so as to uncover the truth which will forever empower humans to triumph over sicknesses and diseases. This is the challenge of the 21st century.

It was believed that, no one could ever reach the summit of Mount Everest; thousands attempted and failed; and their failure reinforced the belief of the world. When the world slept in their pessimism, a man by name Edmond Hilary forced the world to change their belief; by getting to the top of Mount Everest. It was equally believed that a metal object could not fly. The Wright brothers equally forced the world to change their belief by their invention of the aero plane. The world presently believes that total health is impossible for the human being. I believe we are that generation to change that assertion. Let’s muster enough courage and faith. We can make it. Health is an integrated state of being, with the human body, soul and spirit functioning in absolute soundness.

Bad Relationship – How Can Brainwave Entrainment Help

When you are in a bad relationship, be it with a lover, a friend, or maybe even a parent, you tend to focus on their behavior instead of your own.

You pray for them to change, to be different, all seemingly for not.

All you think about is what they are doing or not doing.

If they are an alcoholic, you beg them to quit drinking. If they are being unfaithful to you, you threaten and demand and nothing ever really changes except your self-esteem falls in the gutter.

You try to force them to be, what you think you need them to be, in the relationship.

Thinking like this is 100% imbalanced. You've forgotten that the most important element in a successful relationship.

You've forgotten about yourself.

You are the most important part of the equation.

When you are worrying and catastrophizing your situation, you are using the beta wave frequency and over time, without stopping for self-reflection and healing, you start producing an excess amount of stress hormones. These chemicals attack your well-being and impair your ability to think and process information, and before you know it, you're making bad decisions.

Brainwave entrainment, a powerful audio and / or visual technology, that changes your dominant brainwaves by the process of the frequency following response, can change your state of mind.

Specialized records Can change the chemistry of your brain, making new neural pathways and networks, changing how life feels for you.

How Brainwave Entrainment Empowers You

  • It tunes you into the bigger picture, stimulating your intuition, helping you make better decisions.
  • High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are blocked, stopping damage to the body and brain. Your memory will improve and you will think clear.
  • Oxycotin, the bonding / love hormone is released facilitating visualization as you think strong, positive thoughts, helping you love yourself again, or maybe for the first time.
  • Helps you with spontaneous problem solving, inspiration, and extra sensory perception. You feel so vulnerable.
  • Can change the programming in the subconscious mind, eliminating negative imprints and replacing them with positive thoughts about yourself and what you deserve in a relationship and in life in general.
  • Helps you synchronize with people that match your vibration.
  • Helps you say no, putting up psychological boundaries.
  • Balances the activity in your brain for whole brain thinking.
  • Makes you become more resistant to stress and you'll have lower social phobias.
  • Diminishes the need for you to please.
  • Takes away your fear of being alone.
  • Detoxifies the body, strengthening your cardiovascular, endocrine / immune, and nervous systems leading to the possibility of improved sexual health, rejuvenation and longevity.
  • Lowers your blood pressure.
  • Reduces anxiety and pain.

Brainwave entrainment can help you transform yourself into a healthier, stronger, confident person who can better evaluate whether or not your relationship is worth saving.

Sometimes when you start loving yourself, the other person may suddenly take notice and like what they see, prompting them to change some negative things about the relationship.

And sometimes, when you start loving yourself, the other person may leave because they can not bring them up to your vibration of health.

Either way, it's a win-win situation for you.

Let brainwave entrainment give you back your strength.

Simple Home Remedies For Skin Tags

Skin tags affect your appearance, being not nice to look at and make you self-conscious, but the good point is that they are not cancerous by nature. Neverheless, it is good to have them diagnosed lest they should turn out to be something different.

Here are a few very simple ways of getting rid of them:

1. Mix together some baking powder and castor oil to get a paste formation. Three to four times a day apply this paste on the skin-tags and see the vanishing in about a fortnight.

2. A cotton ball dipped in nail polish should be applied straightaway on the skin-tag. Apply it three to four times a day. You should be able to notice positive effects in about three days and continued treatment should get rid of the tags completely.

3. Dental floss, fishing line or thread tightly tied at the base of the stalk causes the tag to fall off within a few days.

The natural sensitivity or composition of your skin determines the time for the skin tags to be removed from you skin. Certain ingredients work faster for some people but may take longer with some body else. Care should be taken if they are near to the eyes. In such cases it is best to seek professional help. For having them removed from any other part of the body, any of the treatments is fine. In case they reappear, you may use the same method as earlier or may be you get involved to try a different method this time. In either case it's much more economic than visiting a specialist for treatment.