### Graphology at Home – Lesson 14 – The Letters B and C

B

o Picture the bottom arc of the letter ‘B’ inflated. Inflation shows vanity. In addition, the underlength extends past the body of the letter itself out to the left. This writer puts himself on a pedestal and thereby calls attention to himself, underlining his own importance. His ego is represented by the capital letter and the pedestal by the extended underlength. Since the bottom arc is inflated, corresponding to the lower zone, this also shows materialism.

o Imagine the stroke that extends upward. It shows one, who is willing to undertake a new project of some kind, though it may be risky. The upstroke appears to be pointing to the heavens, to outer space.

o The constant changes in a letter indicate a hypochondriac. He always feels that there is something wrong with him. Whatever he does is not good enough, and he returns and changes the letter repeatedly.

o Consider the complicated, overdone, ugly letter; this shows vulgarity-one who is loud, corresponding to the gaudy letter he produces. He will often be pedantic about trivial details.

o Picture the letter that has a sharp top. When a particular part of a letter should be round and instead is pointed, as if it were a knife, we see resentment.

o When the pointed (or angular) shape is at the bottom of a letter that would ordinarily be round, it indicates resentment. In addition, here is a piercing, sharp personality, bent on getting his own way. The angular shape reveals hardness and rigidity, especially when it dips into the lower (physical) zone for some strength.

o When there is a combination of these writings, sharp at the top as well as at the bottom, it thus shows the same traits. There is no way out, since both sides are angular also; hence, we see a person who will not compromise.

o Imagine the round beginning stroke. This shows talkativeness in the writer, plus a sense of humor. This extra beginning stroke was not necessary, but it was as if the writer had to tell something to somebody-pull someone over to whisper in his ear.

o When the end stroke ascends to the upper zone, it shows imagination and high-mindedness. Many poets write this hand.

o The hooked letter, which is also angular, shows stubbornness. As we know, hooks hold on to something: they do not want to let go.

C

o Consider the script of the following ©: the beginning stroke is in, then, down, around, and over. This personality seems to be always computing something. The writer may be in trouble, but he persists and gets out of it. The shape itself looks like a side view of the human brain.

o Picture the angularly shaped letter ©; this shows what an angular shape represents; speed. The writer is quick and usually more intelligent than the round (arcade) writer, so we see intelligence.

### Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in men. As men age, the prostate gland slowly grows bigger and presses on the urethra. This causes the flow of the urine to be slower and less forceful, with the need to empty the bladder more frequently both during the day and night. Other symptoms include difficulty in starting the urine flow and dribbling after urination ends. Medications and surgery are the standard line of treatment for this condition.

The Ayurvedic treatment of BPH is aimed at reducing the size of the prostate gland. Medicines used for this purpose are: Chandraprabha-Vati, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Triphala-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Gomutra-Haritaki, Arogya-Vardhini, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Shilajit (Purified Bitumen), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Pashanbhed (Bergenia lingulata), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Musli (Curculigo orchioides), Daru-Haridra (Berberis aristata), Deodar (Cedrus deodara), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Apamarga (Achyranthus aspera), Sahinjan ( Moringa pterygosperma) and Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa).

In addition, medicines which act on the ‘Mansa’ dhatu (tissue) are useful in this condition. These medicines include Triphala (Three fruits), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Draksha (Vitis vinifera) and Kutaj (Holarrhina antidysentrica).

Patients who do not respond to the above mentioned medicines are given additional medicines like Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens), Kuchla (Strychnos nuxvomica), Samudrashosh (Argyreia speciosa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Yav-Kshar, Apamarg-Kshar, Mulak-Kshar and Trivang-Bhasma.

Treatment needs to be tailor-made for each patient, since not all patients respond to the same medicines. Depending upon the presenting symptoms and perceived enlargement of the prostate gland, a combination of 2-3 medicines is used for a minimum period of 2 weeks. If there is no improvement after 2 weeks, the combination is changed. On determining that a particular combination is effective, it should be continued for a period of at least 6 months.

It is important to note that the symptoms of BPH can also be present in other conditions like a urinary infection, prostate cancer or a bladder tumor. An accurate diagnosis of BPH is therefore very important before initiating any treatment. All such patients should be under the regular care and supervision of an Urologist.

### The Key Components of Wellness

What is wellness? Wellness, is defined as “the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort”. I totally agree with this definition and would also add that wellness includes emotional and spiritual components. When you are well in these four main areas of being, it greatly affects your relationships, finances, career, sleep, stress-levels, and general happiness in life. Your outlook is more positive when you are well. When there is a lack of overall wellness then the rest of your day to day experiences seem to feel more challenging; you may not be getting the most out of your life.

So, let’s look at the four key components of wellness. Physical wellness is the most tangible and finite component. You know when you don’t feel well. It may be just the common cold or it could be a serious illness. Think about a time when you weren’t physically well. It affected the rest of your life, be it for a short or an extended period of time. Work wasn’t as easy to do—if you could work at all. Day to day responsibilities like cooking, cleaning, running errands, and paying the bills felt like a huge undertaking. You probably didn’t want to see friends or do something fun with your family. Any plans that you may have had (and really been looking forward to) were, most likely, out the window. You can see how not feeling well physically runs over into every other area of life.

Things get a little fuzzier here as we talk about mental wellness. This can be somewhat of a grey area because mental health might mean different things to different people. And there is a stigma around mental health issues; although, less than there used to be. In this writing, I will not be addressing serious mental disorders that require treatment like depression, addiction, or PTSD. If you, or someone you know, suffers from a serious mental health issue please reach out to qualified professionals for help. The mental health I am writing about is our underlying thoughts. Taking care of oneself mentally is just as important as taking care of oneself physically. Our mental outlook greatly affects the overall outcome of our lives. We all have an ongoing dialogue in our heads that is front and center as we move throughout our lives. You may not even be aware of it because your thoughts are habitual and you have been thinking them for so long that it’s just there. Some of you might be very aware of your internal dialogue and wishing you had a different tape to stick in the player.

Emotional health can be even harder to define. There are no hard and fast rules to determine if someone is emotionally healthy; it is a fluid notion and varies greatly from person to person. In general, though, emotional health is about what you do with your emotions. So many things happen in our lives that send our emotions on a roller coaster. Some way up, some way down, most of them hovering in the middle somewhere. You must allow yourself to feel your emotions; it is not healthy to ignore them completely. Emotions are vitally important to overall wellness because they are our inner compass. Emotions indicate to us when there is a potential problem that needs to be addressed. It is what we do with our emotions that is important. Feeling them, observing them, and letting them pass is a healthy way of being emotionally.

The most difficult component of wellness to define is spiritual wellness because there isn’t anything tangible about it; it can’t be measured in concrete terms. That being said, I believe that spiritual wellness is the most important component and is the building block for all of the other components. Spiritual wellness is having a connection to your higher power, whatever your definition of a higher power is. Whether you call it your higher power, spirit, God, the Universe, Buddha, Allah, source, or something else I am talking about your belief that there is something or someone outside of ourselves that is watching out for us, protecting us. Connection to this higher power, belief that there is something greater out there provides great comfort as we go through the trials and tribulations of living in the physical world.

Wellness, as a whole, can be defined by the quality of your life in all its aspects. You can look at each area of your life objectively and tell if you are well in that area. If you want things to improve in any—or all—areas of your life, take the steps necessary to provide you with the wellness you seek.

### Surgery And Other Options For Hair Restoration

The basic surgical plan for hair restoration is that the candidate’s own existing hair is relocated to bald zones. Surgical planning of modern hair transplantation has first of all developed the follicular grafting strategy. In this strategy, the naturally occurring groups of hair are selected in 2, 3, 4 and 5 hairs for each graft as the hair is plucked from the back of the scalp with a thin sheath of fatty tissue. This technique replaces the old methods wherein 1 hair graft consisted of 7-12 hairs making unnatural looking hair plugs.

The hair grafts can be harvested by two methods.

• Follicular Unit Transplant Strip Procedure (FUT)

A strip of skin can be removed from the back of the scalp which would contain the hair follicles stuck in it, in the procedure termed as Follicular Unit Transplantation. The skin is dissected under a microscope to separate the hair grafts. One 20cm strip of skin can commonly contain 1,500 to 2,000 hair follicular units. The area of the scalp from where the skin strip is removed, leaving an open wound which is closed and sutured into a fine linear scar that may be hidden underneath upper layers of hair. However, with poor planning of either the strip excision, wound closure and suturing can leave a more prominent permanent scar.

• Follicular Unit Extraction ( FUE )

Individual hair grafts are extracted one at a time through a long strenuous process. This surgical option eliminates the need to remove any skin strip or skin cutting, with resultant potentials of no permanent scarring. The procedure is also minimally invasive with very less downtime and surgical fatigue. However, the surgical planning of this method is a crucial factor, as the one at a time graft extraction exposes the hair grafts to stay out of the body for longer period jeopardizing graft survival after the transplantation.

For accommodating the hair relocation on the barren zones, a person requires more than a sufficient donor reserve (enough hair at the back of the scalp). This is also beneficial for maintaining an even density all through the scalp area. However there are set of many other factors which qualify the eligibility of a patient with the best potential credits for undertaking this surgery.

Assessing the baldness pattern of the candidates is required to understand the best technique possible for harvesting donor reserve hair, which is usually located at the back of the head. The faster you get to realize that the future baldness possibilities are well understood by glancing at the pattern of the current baldness pattern of the candidate.

The hair which is already affected by the genetic baldness beholds the characteristics of the recipient zone, which may come out gradually even after treatment. Infact, even if the transplantation is expensive, but taken from the affected donor region, the risk of persistent baldness still exists.

Proper assessment of the thickness and the healthy texture of the donor hair is required to understand the number of grafts required to achieve the best area coverage of the scalp.

### EFT Tapping For Tinnitus

Sylvia (not her real name), saw me for tinnitus. We had two EFT sessions in which we addressed the tinnitus directly, after having addressed other issues in the first session (3 in all). Here is a summary of what we tapped on.

Session 1

We tapped on sinus and eye congestion and pain. This was mainly in a direct approach, using the simplest classical EFT Tapping. We got both from about a 5 out of 10, where 10 is the worst, to a zero. My choice in this approach was to get Sylvia’s trust in using EFT and work on things that I know would yield a good result, as tinnitus, especially if it had not responded to anything at all otherwise, is something that EFT can completely help or even completely not help, with all sorts of variations in-between. An example of what we said was as simple as follows…

Setup:

“Even though I have this sinus congestion, I deeply love and accept myself just as I am”

Reminder:

“This sinus congestion”

Setup:

“Even though I have this pain and pressure in my left eye, I deeply love and accept myself just as I am”

Reminder:

“This pain and pressure in my left eye.”

We tapped on many other things, but these were the main things that prepared Sylvia for the second and third session.

Session 2

We tapped on all emotional aspects of the left ear buzzing, which was at a 10 out 10 (10 being the worst and 0 being non-existent). To give a few examples:

“What is my left ear trying to tell me?” (The answer was that her tinnitus was work-related, affecting mainly her left ear, which was closest to the damaging noise levels, and that she had to take action to protect her right ear).

“I choose to listen to what my ear is saying, so it does not have to say it so loudly any more. My ear is being loud, because I was not listening, and now I allow myself to listen.”

“My poor left ear and the trauma it went through”

“I love my left ear”

The buzzing changed to a whistling, which went back to a buzzing, but then it was a 7 out of 10 only. A 30% improvement was more than we had expected to start with. Having had a chronic disease myself for about 25 years, I know that even a 5% improvement is a great help for quality of life. Sylvia was delighted with the result.

Session 3

This session started with a buzzing of 10 out of 10 again in the left ear. We tapped on all physical aspects of the ear, using an Anatomy and Physiology book and muscle-testing to find out which parts of the ear were affected. We named each body part and tapped something like the following.

Setup: “This [ear part] challenge, I deeply love and accept my left ear”

Reminder:

“This [ear part] challenge.”

We went through an exhaustive list of ear parts, and this brought down the buzzing to a 7 out of 10. So I tried adding the approaches from the week before, or tapping along those lines, a bit like “I love my job” or “I don’t want to cause trouble”, and Sylvia was very relaxed and happy and relieved emotionally, however, the buzzing stayed at a 7 out of 10.

Sylvia’s budget did not allow for further sessions. We agreed between us that it seemed that no matter how we tapped on the ear buzzing, it went down from a 10 to 7. I taught her self-Tapping and suggested that she taps several times a day, whenever needed, on the buzzing to get it down to 7, and maybe in time, it can start going down further. She was very happy to do so, and delighted to be free of almost a third of the problem. I do wish we could do further sessions, but it is what it is, and I am grateful that she finally has a way to self-help the maddening noise inside her ear, plus a plan to deal with the issue at work, to protect her right ear.

Although EFT is often sought as a panacea of all ills, sometimes a little improvement can go a long way, and I am truly blessed and honored to have walked with Sylvia on this part of her journey.

When the Magi visited Christ upon his birth, they brought frankincense, myrrh, and gold. We all know and value gold, but why did these so-called wise men give frankincense and myrrh? The reason is the same today as it was then: the pleasurable effects of incense. The frankincense and myrrh that the Magi gave on the first Christmas were nothing more than crude forms of incense, known for their powers of relaxation. This is a truth that has extended further back than recorded history, as gleaned by the artifacts that we have collected. Even ancient man knew that the refreshing properties of good incense, burned in an appropriate setting, produces an effect worthy of meditation, and you don’t need to be a wise man to appreciate it. Let’s examine some reasons why herbal incense leads to ultimate relaxation:

• Pleasing Aroma: using herbal incense can be a total sensory experience, one which begins in the olfactory glands. A waft of the wise gift can be enough to bring back strong memories of your own past, or perhaps an ancient past to which we are linked. Herb incenses come in a variety of scents, and each scent has its own uplifting properties. With all of the different options available to consumers, the selection today is like a bag of jelly beans for your nose.
• Visual Delight: nothing sets an exotic ambience like a little dancing smoke in an appropriate environment. This effect is perfect to entice your partner or to visually stimulate your guests. Not even a candle can hold a candle to the classic touch that will make your apartment look like a Shaman’s tent.
• Auditory Effects: the subtle hissing of the incense as it burns can aurally titillate a listener. It is as if the incense is whispering: “I know a calming secret. Allow yourself to relax. You are here now.” As with the birds chirping or the river running, the sound of incense exhausting itself for your bemusement is one that you may connect with peace.
• The Feel of It: as silly as it may sound, when one becomes used to preparing incense, a strong connection can be formed just in the way that it feels. Each blend may have a different texture, but you may grow to know them all, until each feels like a familiar handshake from a close friend. The feel provided by each particular combination leads to an almost full sensory experience.

Caution:Using herbal incense can be intensely relaxing, and it’s perfect for setting the mood, but it is not a full sensory experience. Remember that it is not for human consumption. You should not directly inhale the vapors produced by any burning incense, nor should you taste the incense. You should only burn in a well-ventilated area and never leave burning incense unattended.

### The Theory Of Learned Incompetence

Just after college I spent two long, brutal years slaving away in the pits of the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I discovered a lot in my time in LA. I discovered that I wasn’t cut out for 100 hour work weeks. I discovered that too much sunshine is as bad as not enough (and that while rain doesn’t cause cancer, it does cause big, messy accidents on the I-10.) I discovered that In ‘n Out Burger makes the best darned cheeseburger in the whole wide world (and that “Animal Style” is both messy and delicious.)

But the most important thing I discovered was my “Theory Of Learned Incompetence.”

You see, my last year in LA I had this boss named “Bob.” (Name changed because “Bob” was a pretty cool guy and I’d rather not make him feel bad.)

“Bob” was a smooth talking gay, Jewish guy from New York City who spent the big bulk of his work day surfing the net for porn. Not to say that “Bob” wasn’t good at his job. He could schmooze and deal like nobody’s business and taught me tons about how to deal with people.

The problem was that “Bob” couldn’t do anything *but* schmooze and deal.

* Answering the phone? Uh uh.

* Sending a fax? Better if he didn’t try. Toner is expensive, after all.

* Replying to an email, licking a stamp or figuring out how to set up the voicemail on his brand spanking new cell phone (he lost the last one on a trip to France)? Yea, uhh. Not gonna happen.

Now, what struck me about “Bob’s” utter, kindergarten-like incompetence was that at some point-on the way to landing his nice, cushy quarter-million a year gig-he *must* have learned how to do this stuff.

You see, in the entertainment industry, there’s a pretty strict ladder to climb. You start off way at the bottom as somebody’s assistant. You go through heck for a couple years fetching coffee, doing mindless admin stuff and trying to prove that you have “initiative.” And then if you’re lucky and tenacious you move your way up, get your own assistant, spend all your time chatting on the phone and surfing porn-and so the circle of Hollywood life continues.

So once upon a time, “Bob” knew how to use a copy machine.

Once upon a time, “Bob” knew how to put somebody on hold, get another call and then get back to the first person without accidentally calling the fire department.

Once upon a time, “Bob” was competent.

Until he learned that if he wanted to get ahead, he’d have to *learn* to become *incompetent.*

You see, in Hollywood (and, from what I’ve seen, in all of corporate America) if you know how to do something well, you’ll inevitably be roped into doing it again and again and again. In fact, if you’re too good at something (fixing the copy machine. Getting coffee. Preventing wars.) you tend to get tied down to that one thing while all the less competent folks around you get promoted.

So what do ambitious folks like “Bob” do?

Consciously or not, they *learn to be incompetent.*

They pour all their energy into developing a few core, useful, sellable skills and let everything else slough off and atrophy until the folks above them have absolutely no choice but to promote them.

“Bob keeps messing up the copy machine and we’re afraid if he keeps getting close to it it might explode” they say. “We’d better just get him out of there and give him that corner office.

Nice Theory, But What Does This Have To Do With Marketing?

Just this. In my day to day life I run into a lot of new entrepreneurs and business owners-refugees from the corporate lifestyle-who haven’t quite woken up to the fact that while the theory of learned incompetence will help you get ahead in corporate America, it’s absolutely deadly when you’re out on your own.

When you’re stuck in the “ivory tower” you can forget how to do all sorts of stuff, knowing full well that the infrastructure of that big, fat company will take care of you.

But out in the real world, if you decide to forget how to work the copy machine, the copies don’t get made.

If you decide to forget how to answer the phone, there’s no one there to save you.

And if you decide to become incompetent at marketing…well, pretty soon you don’t have any sort of business at all.

### 10 Advantages of Light Therapy

Weakness and disease are inescapable facts of life. You could fall prey to a pathogenic bacterium that could eat away your skin. You could catch a deadly virus that could lodge in and weaken your lungs. You could be sick because of sunlight, or you could be sick because of depression related to the weather.

Sickness is inevitable, but suffering is optional. There are many therapies available to cure sickness, or to alleviate the pain of its symptoms. You can take medicines or be injected with them. These medicines are engineered in the laboratory to destroy infectious agents by either breaking open their cell walls, or targeting pathogenesis-related genes in their genetic material.

You can also be given vaccines to protect you from future infections. Vaccines are actually a mild version of the pathogen, and mimic the presence of the pathogen in your body. It is this mimicry that, in turn, triggers a mild immune response, which leads to your body producing cells that will keep you from succumbing to infections when you grow older.

Surgery is the last resort when trying to cure a disease. Parts of damaged organs can be removed, so that they do no further harm to the body. Whole organs may also be transplanted into you to ease the body of its burden of trying to use an organ destroyed by pathogens. You may be fitted with prosthetics, given chemical treatments, or tumors can be taken away for biopsy.

Thanks to modern technology and discoveries in science, these are not the only ways that diseases can be treated. Laboratory research has found that certain frequencies of light can actually kill pathogens or even rejuvenate cells. As a result, laboratories and clinics now specialize in research and applications in light therapy.

Certain wavelengths of light can have different effects on living organisms. Ultraviolet, or UV light, for example, can destroy bacteria. Lasers can change the configurations of molecules. Alternating periods of light and darkness can cause different plants to fruit or flower, and can change sleep rhythms in humans as well.

Light therapy exploits these properties of light and uses them to create regimens that can help cure, or alleviate the pain brought about by certain diseases. Light therapy can also be used for cosmetic purposes, and is often used in psychiatry to relieve weather-related depression.

Also known as phototherapy, light therapy involves exposing subjects to specific light wavelengths using light emitting diodes (LED), lasers, fluorescent lamps, or bright lights emitting all the colors of the spectrum. Such procedures will be prescribed for a short period of time, and are non-invasive. That is, they will not involve surgery or other penetrating therapeutics, and can thus ease the anxiety of the needle-fearing, scalpel-phobic patient.

What are the advantages of using light therapy?

– Light therapy is a non-invasive method that can kill acne-causing bacteria. Acne removal can be painful if done in a dermatologist’s clinic, with only piercing equipment and syringes. Thanks to advances in light therapy, these bacteria can be destroyed when the light penetrates their cell walls, thus stopping them from causing more acne.

– Lack of light, as well as the gray air of winter, can trigger depression. Light therapy can treat depression disorders by giving patients various amounts of light, awakening the brain into thinking that the less gray seasons of summer and spring have come. This prevents patients from taking anti-depression medications, which can have side effects.

– Light therapy can work into the body’s sleep rhythm, or circadian rhythm. Research shows that our sleep habits are governed by light, and light therapy exploits this fact by giving patients varying amounts of light at designated times of the day. This keeps patients from taking tranquilizers to get a good night’s sleep. It can also alleviate the pain of jet lag for frequent travelers.

– Light therapy can treat skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema at a much faster pace than other therapeutics. Ointments and shampoos need months, even years to fully take effect.

– If you are miles away from the beach, but still want to get a tan, you can go to an accredited tanning salon for UV light therapy. At safe doses, UV light can give you the tan that you want without you worrying about overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays.

– Light therapy users claim that light rejuvenates their cells and gives them a more youthful, glowing look. This means less spending on expensive ointments and elixirs promising to turn back the clock on skin.

– Light therapy has been shown to be largely effective for at least ninety percent of patients.

– Light therapy can be done at home, with special light boxes. Although expensive, rising demand can lower the prices of such light boxes.

– When done with the supervision of experts, light therapy can be controlled, and its effects monitored accordingly. That is, the amount of light, its intensity, and frequency can be measured and adjusted easily.

– Light therapy is safe for many patients, if placed under the control and supervision of accredited experts.

If you think that light therapy is for you, consult with your doctor, and find out what clinics are accredited and certified in your area. If you fear needles and scalpels, but want to get cured and get better, then light therapy might just be the answer you are looking for.

### Graves’ Disease Diet Tips You Probably Don’t Know About

Before I discuss some Graves’ Disease diet tips that can help restore your health back to normal, let me first tell you that not only am I a licensed healthcare professional, but I was personally diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. And nutrition definitely played a huge role in restoring my health back to normal. I will warn you that being a holistic doctor I am biased towards natural treatment methods, so while most endocrinologists label Graves” Disease as “incurable”, based on my own personal experience I believe that Graves” Disease can be cured, and one’s diet is important in restoring their health.

So if you are looking for Graves’ Disease diet tips that will help restore your health back to normal, then you are going to enjoy reading the following information. As I just mentioned, diet can play a big role in treating Graves” Disease naturally. However, I will tell you that while eating healthy and incorporating nutritional supplements can be beneficial, there are other factors that will also play a role in your recovery, which I will briefly mention in this article.

I also will warn you that different doctors will have varying opinions as to what is considered to be “healthy” with regards to one’s diet. And let’s be honest for a moment…nobody eats the “perfect” diet, as in my opinion it’s okay to be “bad” every now and then. For example, I consulted with a patient once who loved milkshakes, which as you might guess isn’t too healthy. And while it would be ideal for this person to completely eliminate milkshakes from her diet, having one every so often usually isn’t a big deal. And the same goes with other foods.

Of course there are exceptions. For example, someone with celiac disease probably won’t be able to eat a gluten-based food “every now and then” without having a bad reaction. Another example involves someone who can’t “settle” for a milkshake every now and then, or an occasional slice of pizza, etc. In other words, some are better off staying away completely from the “bad” foods, or else they begin consuming too much of it.

Testing For Food Allergies Is A Good Idea

Anyway, one of the first things I will recommend before anyone changes their eating habits is to get tested for food allergies. Going to a regular allergy doctor might not be the best option, as usually they will test for only IgE antibodies. You might want to visit a holistic doctor and receive an ELISA/EIA panel, which also measures the IgG antibodies, and is usually more accurate (although this does depend on the lab that performs the test).

Another alternative is to consider a GI Health Panel. The company Diagnos-Techs offers this type of test, which measures the health of the gastrointestinal tract and includes over one dozen tests that utilize saliva and stool specimens. They also offer a FIP-Food Intolerance Panel, that will determine whether you are allergic to four of the most common foods (gluten, soy, milk, and egg proteins).

A less costly method is to conduct an elimination diet, where you eliminate all of the common food allergens (wheat, soy, dairy, etc.), and then slowly introduce a potential allergen, one at a time. There are different ways of doing this, but here is an example. You can go on a purification program (described shortly), and then once the purification program is completed, introduce wheat for 3 days, and see how your body reacts. Just make sure you don’t add more than one potential allergen, as if you were to add both wheat and dairy for example, and had a bad reaction, you wouldn’t know which allergen was responsible.

A Purification Program Can Be Beneficial

As I just mentioned, many people can benefit from a purification program. There are different types of these programs, and when doing one it is wise to be under the guidance of a competent healthcare professional. When I put one of my patients on a purification program, I prefer having them avoid gluten, dairy, soy, and other common allergens for at least twenty one days. Once again, the reason for this is because they are common allergens.

On the other hand, I encourage them to eat plenty of vegetables, some fruits, as well as chicken, turkey, and certain types of fish. I do recommend that they purchase organic food, at least with regards to the meats. While it would be great if they can buy everything organic, I realize some people can’t afford this, and so if you must pick and choose, I’d recommend to eat organic meat, and try to stay away from non-organic vegetables and fruits that are high in pesticides. These aren’t necessarily the only foods I recommend, as most people can consume a small quantity of raw nuts (sunflower seeds, almonds, etc.), as well as some other foods.

An Actual Example Of A Graves” Disease Diet:

Here is an example of a daily protocol when I first went on my Graves’ Disease diet. Keep in mind that this is just an example, and is not a diet that I stayed on permanently (although it did train me to eat better, and I still eat healthy to this day):

Breakfast:

• Protein drink which contained 2 cups of purified water, I cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries), a healthy form of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of flax seed oil (after one month I added one raw organic egg to this).

Mid-morning snack:

• Organic apples and raw sunflower seeds

Lunch:

• Grilled chicken salad: organic mixed greens and spinach, organic grilled chicken

Mid-afternoon snack:

• Another protein drink (very filling, and actually tastes pretty good)

Dinner:

• Organic roasted turkey

• Some type of vegetable (i.e. squash)

After-Dinner Snack:

• 1 cup of raw nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews)

Although this diet is relatively healthy, you’ll notice that it isn’t perfect. I probably should have incorporated more vegetables, but overall it was a healthy diet. Today I still eat healthy, but I do incorporate some whole grains occasionally (for example, I will have a turkey wrap or sandwich with whole wheat bread), and every now and then I’ll even go out and get some pizza, eat some chocolate, etc.

If you currently eat a lot of junk food and/or have strong sweet and carbohydrate cravings, I wouldn’t expect you to change overnight. Under such circumstances it is best to take it slow, and when I first consult with a patient that has strong sweet and carb cravings, I put them on a protocol to help them get rid of these cravings, and thus make the transition to a healthier diet much easier. I personally was brought up eating foods like Fruit Loops, Burger King Whoppers and fries, and drank plenty of Hawaiian Punch. And while I was already eating much healthier when I was diagnosed with Graves” Disease, when I first began trying to eat healthy it did take some time.

Drink Plenty Of Purified Water

You also want to drink plenty of purified water during this time, and avoid any soft drinks, and even most juices, which can be high in sugar. As for what type of water you should drink, different doctors have different opinions, but I recommend either water that has gone through a reverse osmosis process or distillation, and then is enhanced with minerals. Some will disagree with me, preferring water without minerals added. Either way, stay away from the tap water, and I’d also be cautious about drinking spring water unless if you know the source is a good quality.

What Are Goitrogens?

There are also certain goitrogens you should try your best to avoid. Goitrogens interfere with the function of the thyroid gland, which admittedly isn’t as big of a factor in someone with a hyperthyroid condition like Graves” Disease as it would be with someone with a hypothyroid condition. But still, you want to at least minimize the following foods, and some of them you will want to avoid completely. I personally ate some of the following goitrogens in moderation (i.e. spinach and broccoli), while completely avoiding others (i.e. soy). Anyway, here are some of the goitrogens to be aware of:

• Soy

• Broccoli

• Brussel sprouts

• Cauliflower

• Kale

• Spinach

• Turnips

• Peaches

• Strawberries

Where Should You Shop?

As for where should you shop, although you can shop at your local health food store, I personally like Trader Joes, which is a national chain that has plenty of natural and organic food at affordable prices. Some “regular” grocery stores, and even places like Wal-Mart sell some natural and organic food as well. While my wife and I love shopping at Trader Joes for most of our items, we do buy some of our foods at a local health food store, and a few items in a “regular” supermarket.

Other Factors Besides Diet Can Impact Your Health

Besides eating healthy, there are some other factors that can affect your health. Since it’s difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need through your diet, taking some quality nutritional supplements can be beneficial (i.e. B vitamins, Vitamin D, iodine, essential fatty acids, a multi-mineral supplement, etc.). As I’m sure you know, it’s also beneficial to be on a regular exercise program. Another big factor for people with Graves” Disease is to manage the stress in their lives, as while just about everyone has to deal with stress, we all have different coping mechanisms. And those people that don’t do a good job of managing the stress in their lives are more likely to have stressed out adrenal glands, which can both lead to and exacerbate an autoimmune condition.

Should You Consult With A Natural Endocrine Doctor?

While many endocrinologists label Graves” Disease as being incurable, the truth is that many people like myself are turning to natural treatment methods to help restore the function of the thyroid gland, and thus avoid anti-thyroid drugs and radioactive iodine. A competent natural doctor that focuses on endocrine disorders can help you with your diet, recommend quality supplements, and put you on a complete program that can potentially restore your health back to normal. While not everyone is a candidate for natural treatment methods, most people can benefit from following a natural treatment protocol.

So for those looking for an ideal Graves’ Disease diet, hopefully you have a better idea as to what foods you should eat when diagnosed with this condition. Truth to be told, most people should eat a healthy diet consisting of whole foods, regardless of whether or not they have an autoimmune thyroid disorder or not. Doing so can actually help prevent the development of such conditions, along with incorporating other lifestyle factors, such as exercising regularly, obtaining quality sleep, and doing a good job of managing stress. But for someone with Graves” Disease, eating healthy can definitely help to improve their health, and is thus extremely important.

### Calorie Shifting – A Healthy Way to Lose Weight Fast

Sure there are many different kinds of diets and weight loss plans available. But how many of them do you think actually work? So many of the popular miracle diets that are advertised in the media are complete crap and the ones that do work can actually harm your body. If you are serious about losing weight fast and keeping it off then you need to realize right now that there is only one healthy way to do so. The only way that it is possible to lose weight fast in a healthy manner is to use a diet called calorie shifting.

What Is Calorie Shifting?

Well, for one it is a diet. But the funny thing is that in reality it really isn’t much of a diet at all. When following this “diet’s” you will still be eating 4 meals a day. Sounds pretty strange right?

Hang in there for just a little longer! Let me first explain the concept of this diet. You see, there are two different things that can happen after you eat a meal. The fat that you consume is either stored or it is burned. What does this have to do with shifting calories? Well, by following the meal plan of this diet you will be burning fat much more often than you are storing it. This diet is based around a very specific meal plan that allows you to lose a ton of weight just by eating food. In fact, you can lose 9 lbs every 11 days by following this diet!

### A Few Basic Facts That We Ought to Learn About Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium hydroxide, a white crystalline substance, is also known in other terms such as lye, caustic soda, white caustic, soda lye, and sodium hydrate. Its chemical formula is NaOH, and it is known to be corrosive as well as soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerin.

The chemical may sound unfamiliar to you but it can be found in household products such as oven cleaners and drain cleaners. The thing about cleaners that contain the substance is that they tend to turn fats into soap, making them efficient in removing clogs from pipes which are usually a mixture of fats and grease.

Its value does not end in being found in these household products, though. It is valuable in many other ways just like its role in the paper industry where it is used to break down lignin in wood. Lignin holds together cellulose fibers in wood, and its removal is responsible for having the freed cellulose fibers form into paper. So you can now imagine how important the substance in the paper industry is.

Besides being a contributor to paper production, the substance is also of value to the food industry. It plays a vital role in chocolate and cocoa processing, caramel coloring production, chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables, and poultry scalding. The unique crust of the German pretzels also owes something to sodium hydroxide as they are poached in a cold solution of the substance first before baking. Moreover, the gelling of egg whites in Century production is caused by the substance.

The chemical is also used in manufacturing other chemicals, where it is commonly used in acid neutralization, pH control, and off-gas scrubbing. It is also used to remove acidic contaminants in the processing of oil and gas, thus making it valuable to the petroleum and natural gas industry.

It is also used in water treatment, glass making, cotton mercerizing and scouring, rubber reclamation, mining, laundering and bleaching, metal processing and cleaning, oxide coating, electroplating, and electrolytic extracting. Moreover, it is both available in solid form just like chips, sticks, and pellets, and in solutions. Other factors that contribute to its being widely used are its being cheap and being easy to detect and dispose.

You have learned the different uses of caustic soda, but it is also important to learn the first aid measures that can be taken just in case accidents relating to the storage and handling of the substance take place. If it comes into contact with the skin, the affected part of the skin must be flushed with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If it is with the eyes, the eyes must also be flushed with water for at least 15 minutes. If someone swallows a solution of the substance, never induce vomiting. What should be done instead is to have the person rinse their mouth thoroughly with water. Also, the person must be given with 240 to 300 ml. of water to drink.

Although first aid measures can be taken when accidents take place, it is always better to prevent these accidents from taking place as much as possible. This can be achieved by maintaining proper storage and use of the substance. Its container must be tightly closed and it must be stored in cool, dry, and ventilated area. When handling the chemical, protective equipment must be worn, including protective eyeglasses and gloves.

These are just some of the basic things that you need to know about sodium hydroxide. Being informed about its uses will make us appreciate its importance in our day-to-day living and being informed about its proper use will help us prevent accidents from happening.

### The Boundaries of Chaplain Confidentiality

“A woman was in a room of her sick child when she was visited by a civilian hospital chaplain. She told the chaplain a number of things about herself and her family, including the fact that she was pregnant. The following day she was taken aback when a nurse approached her and inquired about her pregnancy. It turned out that much of what she had discussed with the chaplain was written down in her child’s medical chart… ” 1

Historically, members of the clergy have had a moral obligation to maintain the confidentiality of their congregants. In recent years, however, people have brought an increased number of lawsuits against pastors for invasion of privacy arising out of the disclosure of confidential information. The result of these suits has brought recognition that the obligation to maintain confidentiality is not only a moral obligation, but also often a legal one.2

If civilians expect their conversations with clergy to be confidential, this presumption is even greater within the military community where practices like mandatory drug testing and gate vehicle searches contribute to a greater sensitivity to privacy issues. While religious denominations have their own regulations that guide their clergy in regard to information shared under various circumstances, various Instructions, Regulations and the Manuel for Courts-Martial (MCM) contain statutes that protect the confidentiality of communications with military chaplains.

Protecting our privileged position

The legal protection offered by civilian legal systems and the military system differs considerably. Although military members as citizens of the United States are both subject to and benefit from federal and state laws, they are also subject to the UCMJ and other specific military regulations. In certain instances involving communications, military laws and regulations take precedence over civilian laws.

According to Military Rules of Evidence MRE 503(b) (2), in order for a communication to be considered privileged, three criteria must be met:

1. It must be made “either as a formal act of religion or a matter of conscience.”

2. The communication must be made to a chaplain in his or her role as chaplain or to his/her assistant in an official capacity.

3. It is the intent of the communicator that the information be confidential.

It is clear that it is the intent of the person making the communication and not that of the chaplain that is important. It is also clear that the applicability of the privilege, that is, whether or not the communication is to be considered confidential, is determined by the intention of the party and not the place where the communication takes place. (e.g. chaplain’s office, hospital room, aboard ship, or in the field.)

Despite clear policies and regulations upholding confidentiality on the part of military chaplains, in a recent 2013 poll of naval personnel, 63 percent of 5.049 respondents did not believe their communications with chaplains were confidential, and 65 percent of 2,895 respondents erroneously believed that Navy chaplains are required to report certain matters to the command.3

Historical perspective

Before looking specifically at the practice of military chaplains making entries into patients’ medical records, it would be helpful to look at how this practice has evolved in recent history.

Hospital chaplaincy as a distinct profession in the United States over the past 20-30 years has assumed a more proactive stance toward patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare facilities. Unlike in the past where patients generally received pastoral visits from clergy representing specific faith groups, today a professional cadre of certified hospital chaplains has evolved who are members of the healthcare team complete with access to patients’ medical records both to gather information and to make notations of their own.

While worthy strides have been made to integrate chaplains more fully into the healthcare system, some medical ethicists consider charting, i.e. making notations in patients’ medical records accessible to others by this specialized chaplaincy as “disquieting” and suggest there exists a need to reassess professional commitments “to respect and protect the bio-psycho-social integrity of patients.”4 The evolution of hospital chaplaincy as a profession distinct from congregational based ministry has also raised concern among some members of the clergy who view practices like charting as a threat to confidentiality that has been a cornerstone of their ministry.

Chaplains, medical records and confidentiality

Although BUMEDINST 1730.2A attempts to balance the hospital’s need for clinical information and the patient’s need for confidential care, paragraph 12b of the Instruction reads: “Patients should be advised that certain information communicated to the chaplain may be shared with other members of the treatment team or in a clinical supervisory session unless the patient specifically requests that such information remain in confidence with the chaplain.”

If military patients presume that what they discuss with hospital chaplains “may be shared” with others unless they “specifically request that such information remain in confidence,” might these same service members be misled to believe that this also applies to what they share with chaplains outside of medical facilities? Might these same service men and women be led to question that what they discuss with their unit chaplains may be shared with their command unless they “specifically request that such information remain in confidence”?

Rather than telling patients their communications with chaplains may be shared with others unless they “specifically” request that such information remain confidential, I submit it would be more in keeping with SECNAVINST 1730.9 (“Confidential Communications to Chaplains”) to revise BUMED Instruction to read, “Information shared with chaplains is presumed confidential unless the patient specifically requests the chaplain share certain information with other members of the medical team.”

The fact that many patients may be suffering from excessive physical or emotional pain may impact not only their ability to make informed decisions regarding disclosure, but also affect their capacity “to distinguish confidential communications from general pastoral care interventions” as noted in the current BUMED Instruction.

Hospital spiritual assessments

A number of military hospital chaplains today are attempting to make spiritual assessments of a patient’s cultural, religious, spiritual beliefs or practices, the results of which are often recorded in the patient’s medical record. Such a practice can be problematic in the military where the privacy of personnel and their family members are protected as in the case of SECNAVINST 1730.9, paragraph 4 (h):

Records or notes compiled by a chaplain in his/her counseling duties are considered ‘work product’ and confidential. As such, chaplains must safeguard any such records, in whatever medium or format, containing confidential communication. When no longer needed, these work products will be destroyed.

Unlike “notes” a chaplain may take in his/her office that are later destroyed, the “notes” a hospital chaplain may chart in the process of undertaking a spiritual assessment remain a part of the patient’s medical record even after the patient is discharged. Chaplains who are compelled by supervisors or hospital administrators to justify their role or “competency” by charting spiritual assessments may potentially weaken the trust that needs to exist between clergy and the people to whom they minister. Those who also use the system of charting for professional validation, credentialing, or in order to justify employment, potentially redefine the pastoral visit from selfless to self-serving. Furthermore, it has yet to be established if medical healthcare teams significantly benefit from such a highly subjective intake which is primarily helpful to the patient.

One also might note that spiritual care by the chaplain is not so much an “intervention” (as noted in BUMEDINST 1730.2A, paragraph 13a), or something to “fix” but more of a relational mode of being. The spiritual life is a relational life involving how the patient relates to others and how she or he understands their current circumstances in the context of a personal belief system. Because hospital chaplains rarely have long term relationships with patients who either are discharged or die, these assessments and interventions may not prove to be the truest reflection of the individual in question.

The role a chaplain plays in the healthcare community cannot be underestimated. While metrics are increasingly utilized within medical institutions as a method for assessing the value and necessity of professional positions and the number of billets, there are a host of intangible benefits a chaplain brings to patient visitation that can never be measured by practices like charting alone.

Service members and their families deserve the highest assurance that their conversations will be honored and guarded. Military chaplains must vigilantly insure their charting practices do not “cross the line” lest they surrender this sacred role that has been entrusted to them for over two centuries of U.S. naval history.

Lieutenant Commander Gomulka was a staff chaplain at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She retired in August of 2014 after the article appeared in the December 2013 edition of Proceedings published by the Naval Institute Press.

1. Jami Briton, “Hospital Chaplains Not Required to Keep Information Private,” KCRG-TV9 News Report (April 15, 2010).

2. David O. Middlebrook, “Pastoral Confidentiality: An Ethical and Legal Responsibility,” Enrichment Journal (Spring 2010).

4. Roberta Springer Loewy and Erich H. Loewy, “Healthcare and the Hospital Chaplain,” Medscape General Medicine (March 14, 2007).

### Where To Go For Medical Treatments in Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland, a prominent country in Central Europe. The city is often called the ‘phoenix city’ as it recovered from severe damage during World War II just as the legendary phoenix reemerges from the ashes. This sparkling city has many historical buildings, museums, theaters, monuments and parks which attract large number of tourists. Warsaw houses many of the leading health care facilities in Poland and some of these major hospitals offer medical services in line with global standards. They provide excellent service through their eminent doctors and with assistance from English speaking staff.

The Medicover Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the country and is found at al. Rzeczypospolitej 5, 02-972 in Warsaw. The Medicover Hospital has an area of 16 000 square meters and has utilized an investment of 40 million Euros to design the hospital according to the latest architectural standards. This 270 bed hospital has five operating rooms and well equipped diagnostic, consulting and rehabilitation centers. The hospital offers medical care in all medical specialties. The surgery clinic performs operations in general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery and many other types of surgery. The hospital is certified as a ‘painless hospital’ is a major center of minimally invasive surgeries being equipped with modern endoscopic surgical systems. The modern anesthesiology and intensive care units have postoperative care units, intensive care units and preoperative sections. The hospital also has laboratories and an onsite Medicopharma Pharmacy. Comfortable accommodations and client facilities are also available in the hospital. Tel: +48 22 857 20 00

The address for the Infant Jesus Hospital (Szpital Kliniczny Dziecitka Jezus Centrum) is Warsaw 02-005, ul. Lindley 4. This multidisciplinary hospital was established by the Congregation of St. Vincent de Paul missionaries. This ISO 9001-2000 health care facility has full fledged departments in all branches of medicine and its orthopedic clinic is the largest in Poland. Its trauma treatment center has also achieved wide recognition. The surgery division of Infant Jesus Hospital offers service in both general and specialized surgery. The anesthesiology department, intensive care units and the emergency medicine division are well equipped with latest devices. The modern dental clinic includes conservative dentistry, pediatric dentistry and dental radiology sections. Good service pharmaceutical and central laboratory services are also available. Tel: 022 502-20-00

Damian Medical Centre located at Walbrzyska 46 in Warsaw is another modern hospital that offers quality health care service at international standards. The Damian Medical Center- the first private hospital in Warsaw- was founded in 1994 by Damian Poszczyski. The hospital has received many awards including the European Medal by the European Integration Committee, and the “Hospital without Pain” certificate by the Polish Society for the Study of Pain. The hospital offers diagnostic and clinical services in all major medical specialties and has three operation theatres and two outpatient clinics. DMC is estimated to perform over 3,000 operations, 8,000 outpatient procedures and about 200,000 consultations every year. This hospital is well known for its technological edge as it possesses all the latest equipment including echocardiography, RTG and stress test. It also has mammography, X-rays, CTG, arthroscopy and hysteroscopy procedures. DMC is marked as a major center for medical tourism. T: (+48 22) 566 2222

Calcium glycinate like other compounds is used in making good-quality and effective calcium supplements. In addition to assisting in overcoming calcium deficiency in the body, there are some other health benefits of calcium glycinate as well. Let’s explore what these benefits are.

First of all, people who have used calcium glycinate supplements have reported back a significant improvement in their bone health. It is a compound which facilitates calcium absorption along with vitamin D and phosphorus, and therefore calcium deficient people are at a reduced risk of developing kidney stones and colon cancer.

One of the health benefits if calcium glycinate is that it is many times more soluble in water than other calcium salts. Hence its bioavailability rate is nearly as good as calcium carbonate or coral calcium. The tablets made with calcium glycinate are easily digested, and therefore can be used by people of all ages. Doctors normally recommend taking one tablet after each meal everyday for the treatment and prevention of calcium deficiency and the conditions associated with it.

Some other health benefits of calcium glycinate include better performance of adrenal glands, prevention of many types of cancers, prevention of bone disease and assistance in weight loss. People who have used these supplements have also reported back a slight decline in their blood pressure, and therefore calcium glycinate can also be used by people who have high blood pressure, hypertension and obesity.

With a wide range of calcium supplements now available online for purchase, it is recommended that you do a little research of your own before buying a particular brand. Although many of these supplements have found to be harmless and have absolutely no side effects of their own, it’s always better to be on the safe side.

Calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, coral calcium harvested from the island of Okinawa in Japan, calcium glycinate, calcium phosphate and calcium orotate are all reliable salts from which calcium supplements are being made. Before starting the course of a supplement product, carefully read the instructions on the bottle and also note down all the ingredients and find out about their effectiveness.

It’s always good to consult a doctor before consuming calcium or any other mineral tablets. Pregnant and lactating women are advised to obtain maximum of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin D, vitamin E and all other nutrients from diet and if they feel the need to try dietary supplements they should ask their doctor first.

### Permanent Hair Removal With Hair Removal Cream?

Most people believe that hair removal cream only provide temporary relief from unwanted hair. But little did people know that there are already brands of hair removing cream which gives permanent hair reduction. Albeit a higher price, this will surely be more beneficial rather than using a temporary hair removing cream every 3 weeks.

In order to be successful in removing hair permanently, a topical solution or a clinical procedure must seep through the skin pores and destroy the root and follicles underneath the skin. This is how the laser procedures are done in specialty clinics. But since these procedures might cost a fortune for some people, specialists have designed a do-it-at-home topical solution that will achieve the same effects as laser procedures. Let us assess the different procedures that offer permanent hair removal and why creams are better than other procedures.

Laser treatment

Laser treatments are one of the most popular procedures in order to permanently kill hair follicles. It takes 5 to 6 sessions before the hair follicles are completely killed. The cost of each session is anywhere between \$80-\$100 which means that you will have to spend about \$400 in order to totally eradicate the hair on your legs or underarms. Plus, you will have to return yearly to the hair reduction clinic for touch ups or to check if there is still hair growing in certain parts of your body.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis involves going back to the clinic 20 to 25 times in order to be permanently hair-free. While it can really promise permanence in terms of being hair free, the financial burden on you might also promise some kind of permanence since the cost of each session is quite expensive. For all the sessions needed to kill the hair follicles in the area (the leg area will obviously take more sessions than the bikini area), you will need to pay anywhere between \$1,000-\$8,000. A very expensive procedure for permanent hair removal.

Permanent Hair Removal Creams

Now, with creams, it is cheap and easy to do-even in your own house. You only need to apply it at least once a month to ensure that the hair follicles and continually weakened until it dies. It’s just like applying the usual hair depilatory every month to deter hair growth. The best thing about it is that most people will be able to afford this at \$100 per tube or container.

One thing that people must remember is that topical solutions promising permanent hair removal cannot do it overnight. It is not an instant procedure such as laser treatments because topical solutions need more time to destroy the hair cells beneath the skin. But surely, it will be able to remove hair permanently on the area of choice.

Hair creams are both easy to use and affordable compared to procedures done in specialty clinics. If you want a permanent solution for all your hair growth troubles then switch to a brand of topical cream which offers permanent hair reduction in a couple of months. They say patience is a virtue and it is best exemplified in using these creams.