Detoxify your Thighs

Over Christmas holiday in Colorado, my family and I decided to go to the local hot springs. It was just what we needed to warm up our bones from the chill of being outside all day cross country skiing. There were people of all shapes and sizes. What I happened to notice on almost every woman and teenage girl was the appearance of cellulite on her thighs. I began to pay attention to who had more cellulite and who had less. No woman was immune to its effect. There were even female athletes with washboard stomachs that had cellulite on their thighs. I found this to be very upsetting that so few women did not have cellulite. What is it in our culture that is promoting this unsightly bulging and what do we do to prevent it? Is exercise the key or is it something more than that?

What really is cellulite and how do we get rid of it? After doing some research on how to get rid of these deposits naturally, I found that women in Europe have been going to health spas and have been using creams to get rid of cellulite or “unsightly fat deposits” for at least twenty years. American doctors deem this type of fat as a problem, but do not treat it as a “disease of the connective tissue” as the medical community in Europe does.

Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, toxic waste material and water that is trapped between fibrous tissue just beneath the surface of the skin. Cellulite is primarily a feminine problem due to the higher percentage of fatty tissue in women and because of the greater elasticity of the skin. The fat layer under the skin pops up between this fibrous tissue causing a “bulging of fat” in the subcutaneous layer. In a healthy woman without cellulite, the fat would stay in the dermal layer. This problem happens when the blood vessels deteriorate and deprive the skin of important nutrients. Secondly, the fats clump together and bind to proteins. Water engorges the cells due to the toxicity in the fat tissue. The water dilutes the toxic waste matter and creates a gel-like substance that creates the orange peel appearance of the skin. It can be said that cellulite is an inflammatory process due to:

1. Decreased circulation in the area

2. Loss of capillary networks

3. Excess fluid retained

4. Fat deposition usually hormonally mediated

5. Vascular changes within the dermis.

6. Toxic waste material being stored in less vascular areas of body in the fatty tissue.

7 Steps to Detoxify your Thighs

Some Doctors say that cellulite is caused by damaged, dehydrated skin. I believe this is one cause of cellulite, but it is not the whole truth. The first step to diminishing cellulite is to repair our damaged skin cells and connective tissue. We can do this by following these seven essential steps.

1. The first step for change is to use antioxidants to eliminate free radical damage and promote microcirculation. Vitamin C and Vitamin A are the most important antioxidants for the skin. You cannot grow collagen without Vitamin C. Vitamin A is one of the most important nutrients for keeping the skin healthy and firm.

2. The second key is to increase circulation throughout the body. Gingko biloba increases microcirculation and thus, rids the body of stored toxins. Dry brushing is an important addition to our detoxification regime. Dry brushing for five minutes daily is equal to one half hour of exercise. Use a dry vegetable bristle brush in a circular motion from the toes to the heart. This acts as a manual lymphatic pump to flush toxins and sustain healthy circulation. Use circulation generating essential oils like rosemary and birch to begin breaking up the fatty deposits. Put 20 drops each in 4oz. of a carrier oil such as sesame or almond oil and rub onto buttocks, thighs and hips daily.

3. Eliminate high mucus forming foods and most dairy products especially if not organic. The lymphatic system has a direct impact on the appearance and condition of your skin. When the lymph becomes clogged with mucus forming foods, the toxins cannot be carried away and many of these waste products end up being laid down and trapped in the skin. Cellulite forms when stagnant lymph filled with toxins get stuck in the fatty accumulations just beneath the skin. Non organic dairy products contain high amounts of synthetic hormones that disturb our sensitive hormonal system.

4. Regulate your hormones with specific nutrient rich oils. High amounts of estrogen in the body determine where fat will be put down, especially in the hips, buttocks and thighs. Remember, estrogen builds the body, as in pregnancy. It also promotes excess water retention in the tissues. If the lymphatic system is sluggish, the toxins get stuck in the storage bins of the thighs. Essential fatty acids also hydrate the skin by strengthening the walls of the cells. The oils keep the skin well hydrated. This is important due to the fact that Essential fatty acids regulate the hormones of the body. When hormones are balanced, the cells hydrate correctly. It is also easier to maintain proper weight. One simple way to do this is to rotate organic flax oil and evening primrose oil with the waxing and waning of the moon. This will regulate the estrogen and progesterone in the body naturally. After menopause other oils should be used. If your hormones are really out of balance, I recommend weekly acupuncture treatments and specific formulas to assist with this. A hormonally balanced woman is usually a healthy woman.

5. Open the pathways of elimination by stimulating the detoxification of the liver, kidneys and the large intestine. When a vacuum cleaner is filled with toxic debris it will not run. We need to clean out our system so that it will function more efficiently. When we are constipated, our system of elimination is “backed up”. The other organs then have to do “double duty”. Sometimes when this happens, too many toxins inundate the system at once and the liver has to store away this waste material for a later day. It does this by storing waste matter in a fat lobule. The liver then sends it away from the major organs and into areas of the body where there is little circulation. These toxins will remain at this location, safe from the important bodily functions. A French herbalist named Maurice Messegue did exhaustive research on cellulite control with women from all over Europe. Only when these women gave up foods containing pesticides and chemicals (most processed food) were they able to decrease the amount of cellulite in their bodies. By stimulating the function of the liver with milk thistle, dandelion or specific individual detoxification formulas targeting the liver, kidneys and the lymphatic system, we can help them function more efficiently. At my clinic in Austin, Texas, I use individual formulas and nutrients specific to each patient to break down the stuck waste material in the cells. General ways to do this are to squeeze one half of a lemon in water three times daily to break down mucus and stimulate the liver. Next, I suggest taking organic, raw apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon in 8 ounces of water) before meals to stimulate digestive processes and alkalinize the body.

6. Stimulate your metabolism. Drinking three cups of green tea daily is one of the best ways to do this. Not only does it stimulate your metabolism, have loads of antioxidants, but it has the ability to emulsify fat! The second ingredient to improving our metabolism is to use cayenne in our lemon juice daily. Cayenne stimulates our digestion and improves our circulation. Don’t use cayenne if you have heat symptoms such as hot flashes or constant thirst.

7. Take saunas and hot baths regularly. The most important secret of cellulite detoxification is to heat up and break up the fatty deposits. Heating up the body stimulates the elimination of toxicity and increases your metabolism and circulation. After taking a hot bath, you need to squeeze and twist the thighs and buttocks with your thumb and first two fingers. Do this gently, but firmly. By doing this, you are breaking up the fat and dispersing it into the bloodstream. Then, use firm strokes toward the heart to move the blood and lymph. You can use the dry, vegetable bristle brush for this part. If you don’t have access to a sauna, hot baths are wonderful. Add essential oils like juniper, grapefruit and rosemary to stimulate the liver and eliminate toxins. Other additions can include Epsom salt and baking soda. Use two cups of Epsom salt and one cup of baking soda in the bath. Epsom salt draws out toxins in the body while baking soda alkalinizes the system. Soak for twenty minutes until you sweat. When you get out of the bath, massage your tummy, buttocks and thighs, then rest. Do this at least three times per week.

To conclude, detoxifying one’s thighs is not a simple quick fix pill. Most women will agree that staying healthy needs to be part of a lifestyle change. A grain, vegetable and fruit filled diet with small amounts of meat, fish and legumes will keep us filled with energy, strong and thin. Daily walking and yoga keep our body supple and strong in addition to the steps above. By incorporating all of these factors into your daily life, you will have amazing success at diminishing those unwanted bulges. Our body just needs the right nutrients, the right diet and proper detoxification.

How to Get Your Girl So Wet That She Will Scream Your Name Uncontrollably (And Beg for More!)

Is your girl satisfied with your performance in bed? Are you looking for more tips to become even better in bed? If yes, you are a lucky boy today. Today, let me share with you some easy tips to get your girl so wet in bed that she will beg you for more.

To get a girl wet, you MUST NOT start intercourse before she is wet. I know this sound a little confusing – to put it simply, a girl when fully aroused, will be wet before intercourse. Many men make the mistake of starting intercourse before a woman is wet. If you do this, you are not going to give her a wet and satisfying orgasm.

The reason why nature makes a girl wet before intercourse is because the fluid makes intercourse smooth and enjoyable for the lady. If you penetrate her when she is dry, you are causing more pain then pleasure!

Now, let us move on to the reliable methods to make a girl wet and orgasm:

1. Create sexual anticipation. Sexual anticipation is your best ally to give your lady a wet orgasm. Women are very different from men – as men, we can rush straight to sex after jumping into bed. On the other hand, women take more time to get aroused and get ready for sex. For most women, sex starts well before getting into the bedroom. To increase your chance of getting her aroused, create sexual anticipation by sending her naughty text messages to start her thinking of you during the day. During dinner, engage in some discreet touching, which can be a real turn on for the both of you.

2. Tease her during foreplay. Foreplay is an important process of a good lovemaking. You MUST engage in extended foreplay if you want to give your girl a wet orgasm. Undress her slowly and move your hands all over her body as if it is your first time seeing her naked. Make circles around her breasts with your finger or tongue before sucking her nipples. Kiss and caress all her erogenous zones such as spine, neck, breasts, inner thighs, collar bones, earlobes, etc.

3. Spend more time on the neck. A woman’s neck is extremely sensitive to lick and kisses. Almost all women love their men to kiss their neck as it is a real turn on. Kiss her neck and slowly move north to tackle her ears. Most women can’t resist this.

4. Go down on her. Cunnilingus or oral sex for women is one of the best ways to give a girl an orgasm even before intercourse. This is because a woman’s clitoris is the most sensitive part of her body as it contains more than 8,000 sensitive nerve endings. Lick her clitoris and when she is about to climax, flick your tongue quickly to see her gush into a mind-blowing orgasm.

5. Learn how to finger her. Use your finger to locate the g-spot and apply pressure to it. If you stimulate the g-spot correctly, you will drive your lady totally wild.

6. Be masculine and manly. Women love their men to take control during lovemaking. Push your lady against the wall and penetrate her from the back. Take control by being strong and she will surrender and succumb to orgasm easier.

However, knowing these tips may not be enough – you must give her a last long enough during intercourse in order to fully satisfy her in bed. To be able to satisfy her during intercourse, you must last at least 5 to 10 minutes. Are you lasting long enough? If not, check out the bonus tip below to find out more.

Facts About Chainsaws

Chainsaws have a variety of uses, and depending what someone needs one for will depend on the type of chainsaw that will provide the best option. While most of these motorized saws are used for jobs related to sawing wood, there are also models that have been specially made to cut concrete and others that are specially crafted for use in what is known as chainsaw art.

A chainsaw is nothing more than a portable mechanical saw. It can be powered in a number of ways, including hydraulic power, compressed air, or electricity. The most common power source is that of a two-stroke engine. Gasoline versions are the most common type of chainsaw that uses a two-stroke engine. They are lightweight and portable and are used for a number of different jobs.

There are many people who use this to cut wood for their fireplace. Many professionals and non-professionals also find they are useful in cutting down branches and trimming foliage. Tree experts use powerful chainsaws to cut down trees and also use them for things like pruning, limbing, and bucking. A chainsaw makes all of these tasks much easier than having to get the job done manually.

There are basically four main parts to a chainsaw. The first part is the engine, which is either electrical or a two-stroke gasoline engine. Next is the drive mechanism, which is usually a sprocket and a clutch. The guide bar features an edge slot that guides the cutting chain. The cutting chain features the teeth, which is the small sharp blades that are used to do the cutting. All four of these parts have been improved over the years, which has helped cut down on injuries and deaths related to the use of powerful saws. Some of the safety features made today include anti-vibration systems, chain brake systems, and better chain design.

The art of chainsaw carving has become more popular than ever, and the motorized saws that are available for this type of art have evolved into units that feature short, narrow-tipped bars that have been specially made for carving. These models are named based on the size of the tip. There are nickel tipped, dime tipped, and quarter tipped units that are now available for those who enjoy the art of chainsaw carving.

Chainsaws for cutting brick, concrete, and stone are traditionally less dangerous than those used for cutting wood. The cutting edges are embedded with diamond grit and are either gasoline or hydraulically driven. Due to the high friction and the need to remove stone-dust, water is used to lubricate the chain. This equipment is typically used by firemen, construction workers, and those who enjoy sculpting with stone.

Aplastic Anemia – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Aplastic anemia is a syndrome of bone marrow failure resulting in very less production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Immune dysfunction is believed to play an important role in causing this condition. While 20% of the causes are inherited, nearly 80% of the causes are acquired and consist of unknown factors, infectious diseases, toxic exposure and drug reactions. Severe anemia, bleeding, fever and infections are common presentations of this condition.

Ayurvedic treatment of aplastic anemia is basically directed at treating the immune dysfunction and improving normal bone marrow production. Immuno-modulatory herbal medicines like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Nagbala (Sida humilis), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) are used.

Medicines like Arogya Vardhini, Punarnavadi Mandur, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Laxadi Guggulu, Laghu- Malini-Vasant, Madhu-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Heerak Bhasma and Abhrak Bhasma are used to stimulate the bone marrow function. In addition, medicines which act on the “Rakta” and “Majja” dhatus (tissues) of the body are also used, as these again act on the metabolism regulating bone marrow production. These medicines include Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Guduchi and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis).

Aplastic anemia is a serious medical condition and can have a potentially fatal outcome. Blood transfusion, bone marrow transplant and immuno-suppressive therapy have radically transformed the survival outlook in this condition. Ayurvedic medicines may be used as additional therapy to reduce severity, prevent infections and improve the overall survival rate of affected individuals. All treatment should be done under the care and supervision of an experienced hematologist.

Ten Tips to Move House Without a Bipolar Episode

There is a stress-meter that lists all the high-stress situations of Western life. At the top is ‘death of a spouse’. Next most stressful is moving house.

People with bipolar disorder usually need to be careful of high-stress situations. While bipolar disorder is not a stress-related illness, when the stress mounts up we may not cope as well as the next person.

I’m moving house at the moment, so I thought I’d share these ten tips for staying well while moving.

1. Plan early if possible. Look for a new place so you get the feel of prices.

2. See your doctor and tell him or her you’re about to move house and ask for any tips or changes to medications.

3. Sort, pack and throw away early. Do a room at a time, packing all the things you won’t need for the next few weeks.

4. Attend to your normal feelings of grief, loss, lost opportunities and expectations. Use CBT or pray your way through. These are normal emotions and do not on their own represent oncoming illness. You can expect these feelings to come in two waves: when you first decide or are told you must move; and then around moving day.

5. Have two ceremonies. The first is a farewell and letting-go ceremony. Christians can use some prayers from the prayer book, or you can write you own ceremony. The second will be a blessing on your new home, and your life in your new neighborhood. You can mark these ceremonies with farewell and housewarming parties too.

6. Act to prevent homelessness. With a friend, brainstorm all the possibilities for your new home and then follow up by investigating locations, prices, and how much space you might have. Go to the local housing service if there is one, and introduce yourself, explaining you’re not homeless but you fear that this is what might happen. That way, if you can’t find a place before the deadline, at least they know you and can help in a timely way.

7. Prepare your children for a new home. Start talking about the need to move house as soon as you know the move is on. But don’t expect them to be enthusiastic! Children experience grief and loss just the same as adults. Matter-of-factly tell them whatever you know is certain. If there is a lot of uncertainty, say if you haven’t decided where to move to, let the children know that, and tell them what options you are considering. Ask for their input. During the time before the move, occasionally ask the children what they are looking forward to, and what they will miss. Point out the good parts that the children may have overlooked, and keep them focussed on the benefits of both the old home and the new one.

8. If you are heartbroken from a relationship breakup, as well as having to move house and having bipolar, do not underestimate the bipolar. Either see your doctor or another professional for counseling and mood-monitoring. Treat your health as paramount, and religiously refrain from speaking or thinking badly about your former partner: this is ancient advice that is primarily good for you.

9. Have a garage or balcony sale to help fund the move and get rid of unwanted things.

10. Keep your body clock ticking by sticking to a routine of bed and getting-up times in the period before and after the move.

I have to get back to the packing as I just finished my garage sale and I have set myself a quota of two tea chests a day. Good luck in your move!

Medications That May Affect Penis Health

According to a recent study in California, USA the more prescription drugs imbibed into the body, the greater the risk of penis health problems such as impotence and erectile dysfunction. It is well known that certain medications can cause problems with erectile health (antidepressants, blood pressure medications, etc.) but also taking multiple drugs simultaneously can cause the chemicals to interact negatively with one another giving the patient additional health problems. US healthcare practitioners continue to advise patients to move towards beneficial lifestyle changes including the regular intake of vitamins and minerals, whilst taking daily exercise, and healthy eating, and to reduce medications wherever possible.


Antibiotics are prescribed for many ailments: wounds, coughs, sinusitis, surgery, etc. Antibiotic ingredients such as erythromycin, tetracycline, nitrofurantoin and gentamycin have shown to affect male health negatively. Erythromycin interacts with the drug sildenafil, and gentamycin is toxic to the testes. In a study published in Experimental and Toxicological Pathology researchers found that tetracycline was toxic to both the testes and to sperm cells in both animals and humans. Tetracycline impaired testicular health, reduced testosterone levels, reduced fertility, and increased free radical damage. The harmful effects of the antibiotic were significantly reduced by supplementing with L-cysteine and vitamin C.

Heart Medications

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in adult men in the Western world. For many men, taking prescription medications to control blood pressure is a necessity, even if the negative impact on male sexual performance is understood; in many cases men simply feel they have no option.

Many types of blood pressure medications, including alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, and diuretics, reduce zinc and testosterone levels, damage libido, and adversely affect nerve functioning. These problems occur because the drugs reduce circulation to the peripheral areas, including the male reproductive system and the penis. In addition, beta-blockers may negatively affect the nervous system by sedating the user. While these medications may keep men alive for longer, they may also impact negatively on the quality of life. When erectile problems, low-libido or other symptoms arise, it is important to talk with the doctor about what other options might be available.

Prostate drugs

Half of men over the age of 50 experience some degree of benign prostate problems, including frequent urination at night, training to urinate and feeling that the bladder is not empty after urination. The most common drugs to battle these symptoms are the medications finasteride and dutasteride, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, designed to control androgen production which leads to non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland. 5-alpha-reductase inhibits are also commonly used for other problems, such as male baldness (alopecia).

A study from the Boston University School of Medicine, USA now confirms that these commonly used drugs do indeed impair male sexual health. Finasteride and dutasteride were found to be associated with symptoms of low-libido and depression in young as well as older men. Natural botanical extracts, such as saw palmetto, which are often purchased over-the-counter for prostate problems, may also contribute to low-libido, as they work on the 5-alpha-reductase enzymes similar to prostate medications.


According to Shubulade Smith, Senior Lecturer at Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, UK drugs that affect the nervous system are often notorious for causing erectile and libido problems in both men and women. Tricyclic antidepressants cause erectile dysfunction, MOAI’s cause erectile dysfunction and delayed ejaculation, and SSRI’s cause erectile dysfunction, low-libido, ejaculatory problems, and loss of orgasm while anti-epileptic, anti-psychotic and sleeping medication may also cause some sexual problems. Dr. Smith recommends talking to a doctor about what can be done to help the situation.

In a study funded by the University of California, USA researchers found extracts of the herb Ginkgo biloba significantly reduced the side effects of antidepressant medication (SSRI’s, MAOI’s, SNRI’s and tricyclics) on sexual function, improving erections, libido, excitement and orgasms.

Penis Health Crèmes

Health crèmes are nutrient-rich products that may help to protect the penis and the male reproductive system from damage from prescription medications. Clearly it is not practical for men to simply stop taking prescription medications, but in many cases the negative impact upon the male organ can be reduced.

Specialist formulas (most professionals recommend Man1Man Oil) include vitamin C for male hormone production, vitamin E for circulation and tissue health, L-carnitine for healthy fertility and libido, and alpha lipoic acid for nerve sensitivity. Penis health crèmes should not be contraindicated with any drugs or medications, as they are natural products rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

The Truth Behind Using Fish (or Krill) Oil for a Bigger Butt

Thanks to curvy celebs like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez – women around the world are searching high and low for ways to plump up their butts. From butt implants to the dangerous, and sometimes deadly butt injections – people are dying (no pun intended) to get a bigger butt. Many have opted for more holistic approaches including the use of fish oil, which contains the healthy omega fatty acids.

Fish oil contains micro-nutrients known as the omega fatty acid, these are broken down into 5 types of Omega acids

1. Omega 3: One category of Omega 3 oil contains ALA which is good for your heart and arteries. It makes your blood cells less “sticky”. EPA and DHA are int he other category. DHA is good for your eyes and brain and EPA is great for the joints.

2. Omega 5&6: Omega 5 acids are good for hair, skin and nails and helps to give that “glow” look. Omega-5 also contains CMO which aids in collagen reformation. Omega 6 acids help in the regulation of metabolism.

3. Omega 7 & 9: Omega 7 contains PA and CVA which create mucus membranes in the body. This is useful for helping sinus problems and feminine dryness. Omega 9 contains OA which reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Now, why is such a healthy oil thought to increase the size of the glutes? Well as a healthy or “good” fat, promoters of this method believe that by rubbing the oil into your skin, it will help “plump” the butt. Those who have used it and claim to have seen results have taken the following steps

  • Break open 3 or 4 fish oil pills for each side of your butt
  • Using a method known as “dry brushing” (brushing your dry skin with a body brush) or with a hot towel – open the pores of your skin.
  • Rub the oils onto your behind
  • Wait for results

Although there is no scientific proof to the method, those who swear by it have seen an average increase of 2 inches, but all state that it took time – upwards of two to three months. Please note that the fish oil stinks, so you may need to use another scented body oil to mask the smell.

Before you go out and buy all the fish oil capsules you can find, keep in mind – it will take a combination of muscle and fat to enlarge the butt.

When it comes to gaining fat in the butt you have to consider two factors: are you genetically predisposed to gaining fat in that part of your body? Are you genetically predisposed to having larger muscles in your butt?

No amount of special oils or pills will give you more than what your body is naturally capable of doing!

The Saving of NASCAR’s Jack Roush

It was Friday evening, and Larry and Donna Hicks were about to watch the six o’clock news in their lakeside home at Palos Verdes Estates outside Troy, Alabama. Hicks was a 52-year-old retired Sergeant Major with the Marines, now working as a conservation enforcement officer for the state of Alabama. He had arrived home from work half an hour earlier, and he and Donna had talked about going to a movie, but decided against it.

The TV news was just starting, when they looked out the window and saw a small plane flying down the shoreline of Palos Verdes Lake.

“I wonder if he knows about the power lines,” Larry said, just as the aircraft suddenly shuddered to a halt, flipped over, and headed straight down into lake. Hicks was already running out the back door as the plane hit the water, yelling behind to his wife, “Call 911! I’m going to see if I can help the pilot.”

Fortunately, Larry’s brother, Wayne, had left a 14-foot aluminum johnboat, with an electric trolling motor, at the lake in preparation for bass fishing that day, then had not shown up. Donna made the call to 911, and ran outside in time to see Larry commandeering the johnboat, headed toward the Air-Cam, which was about 100 yards off shore.

Years before, when Hicks had been stationed at the Marine Air Corps Station in Iwakuni, Japan, he had spent two-and-a-half months, part time, in an intense Search and Rescue program. A major got him into it because he thought Hicks would be good at it since he was muscular and into weight building. The training was specifically directed toward saving pilots who had gone down in water in fixed-wing or rotary-wing planes. Hicks learned how to get pilots out of planes that had crashed upside down. However, he remained in the telecommunications unit, and never had the opportunity to use his specialized training.

The engine of the Air-Cam was hot when it hit Palos Verdes Lake, and the airplane was smoking in the water. High octane aviation fuel from a ruptured fuel tank floated over the surface making greasy patterns. The back half of the aircraft and a broken wing were sticking up from the water. Hicks climbed out of the boat onto the wing and tethered a line to the plane to keep the boat from floating away. The heavy smell of gas assaulted his nostrils. It was only later that he thought about the danger of the plane blowing up.

The water was murky, and Hicks had trouble getting his bearings underwater. The plane had crashed in the middle of an underwater “stump field,” but luckily had missed hitting any trees. The first time down, Hicks ran out of air and was forced back to the surface without locating the pilot. The second time, he felt the back of the man’s neck under his hand. After another trip to the surface, he took a deep breath, and descended a third time.

Larry’s military training–the repeat drill of what to do until it became second nature–took over: “Locate Pilot, Extract Pilot…” Hicks felt for the pilot’s seatbelt; fortunately, it was one he recognized by feel from his training in the military. He released the belt, and the pilot floated into his arms. Hicks swam to the surface, pulling the man with him. The pilot had bones sticking through his legs, and his feet were turned the wrong way.

The man was bleeding through the nose and mouth, and was no longer breathing. He had drowned. The Troy police had arrived on the lake bank by now. Larry yelled to the officers,”He’s not breathing,” and he heard one police officer say to another, “He’s dead.”

Hicks hauled the man up against the wing that was sticking above the water and put a modified Heimlich maneuver under his ribs and pulled up to get the water out of his lungs, then started modified CPR. The inert figure coughed up water and blood, then on the fifth breath, started to breathe. “I’ve got him breathing again,” Hicks yelled to the rescue unit on the shore.

Hicks gripped the wing of the plane with his left hand, lying on his back in the water, supporting the pilot on his chest with his right arm to keep his head above water. He felt a stinging sensation from the aviation fuel, which worsened until he was in great pain. He found out later, the top layer of his skin had burned off.

The rescue unit brought out an extra boat, put the pilot on the backboard and floated him to shore. Larry tried to follow the four members of the rescue team as they walked out of the lake, but his legs gave way. He and the pilot were transported to the Troy hospital.

While Hicks was being treated for the gasoline burns on his upper body, he heard the helicopters arrive to airlift the pilot to the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. After a decontamination shower, Hicks was released.

Word was out almost immediately that a light plane had crashed, piloted by celebrity Jack Roush, NASCAR and Winston Cup car owner since 1988. An aircraft aficionado, friends of Roush had arranged for him to fly the Air-Cam, a specialized aircraft built specifically for photography, as a birthday gift.

Roush was initially put on a respirator, with a trauma team working on him. He had inhaled water and gasoline and suffered closed-head injuries, rib fractures, a collapsed lung, compound fractures to his left leg, and broken ankles. He did not remember anything from the time of the accident until he woke up in the hospital that weekend.

Amazingly enough, six days after the accident, Roush was running his business by telephone from his hospital bed. By Sunday, he had arranged for Larry and Donna to be flown by private jet to Birmingham, Alabama, to visit him.

Six weeks later, Roush piloted a plane from his Michigan home and hobbled around on crutches at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, overseeing his four-car Winston Cup team. Larry and Donna were by his side.

Larry Hicks has no doubt that a Higher Power was at work in Jack Roush’s incredible rescue. If the Air-Cam had hit the high tension power lines instead of the support wires as it did, the plane would have gone down in flames. If it had crashed on the ground or hit a tree in the underwater stump field where it landed, Roush would have been killed instantly. If Larry and Donna had gone to a movie that evening, as they had discussed, or simply been in another part of the house, they would not have seen the plane go down, and Jack Roush would have died. If Wayne Hicks had not left the johnboat ready to go, there would have been no rescue.

But, most amazing of all, Hicks was one of a small percentage of the populace with the specialized knowledge necessary to save a pilot in an upside-down plane from a watery grave. And, one other thing was necessary to save Jack’s life, which is that Hicks is a man of action who did not hesitate to put himself at risk to save a stranger’s life.


Larry Hicks was recognized with many honors as a result of his heroic rescue of Jack Roush, including the Marine Corps Medal of Heroism, the Carnegie Award for Heroism from the Carnegie Foundation, the Kiwanis International Robert P. Connally Medal for Heroism, and the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Medal for Heroism. The story of the rescue appeared in People magazine, and Larry and Jack were on the cover NASCAR Illustrated.

Larry exhibits great pride that he lived up to the United States Marine Corps Code of serving his country with Honor, Courage, and Commitment, with selfless service.

6 Ways to Stop Those Pesky 11’s Between the Brows

Frowning ages everyone. That repetitive motion of knitting your brows together has consequences and after approximately 80,000 squints, you will begin to see grooves appear on your once smooth forehead.

Maybe you need glasses, maybe your Mom squinted and you adopted her facial posture. Maybe you concentrate better with your eyebrows positioned a certain way, but if you want to stop frowning and reverse the depth of those lines, you’ll have to follow a few behavior modification guidelines.

Becoming aware of how you hold and mold your face is the first step in stopping the further development of lines – both horizontal and vertical – on your forehead. Years ago there was a story going around that Priscilla Presley had a clear, lineless forehead because Elvis would playfully smack her forehead if she was contorting it – the suggestions here have nothing as extreme as smacking but if you feel a frown coming on, just lightly touch or massage the area until you feel your brow relax.

Place a mirror at your desk so that you can easily see your beautiful self. Watch how you emote when you talk, answer the phone, chew and smile. What happens to your forehead?

Before bedtime or when you are alone, try this: place a one-inch long piece of office tape vertically over the elevens. If you have two or three vertical lines between your brows, you may require two pieces of tape to fully cover the area. The tape immobilizes the area so that you cannot make the frowning motion. This is especially helpful at night because chances are if you are frowning during the day, you are frowning in your sleep. That’s right, you might be frowning for hours at a time and you wouldn’t even know it. After a few nights of applying tape, you will see how rested you look when you awaken.

Some gals, upon discovering deep frown lines when they first look in the mirror, swear that by holding an ice cube to their forehead, the appearance of the 11’s begin to dissipate so they are less evident by the time they apply makeup for the day. Sounds like a lot of trouble and maybe a tad unreliable.

Alternatively, many women have opted for paralyzing injections to alleviate the appearance of the lines between the brows. This modality may work well for a time to stop the 11’s but typically, other lines and wrinkles begin to form when smiling or making other motions with your face. One side effect of these injections is the inability to read the user’s emotions because the face is devoid of movement in certain areas.

The most efficient way to rid your forehead of frown lines is to exercise them away using proven isometric techniques. The process is easy and only takes a few seconds a day to complete. Gone are the drugs and topical preparations that can deplete your bank account without providing you the results you desire.

Consider this: small facial muscles droop and sag then pool into other muscle groups. Because the facial skin is attached to the muscles, when this downward slide begins, your skin is pulled downward and this is when you see lines and wrinkles developing. Here’s an example: take a close look at the bridge of your nose. Do you see a line trying to develop? If so, this is a clear indication your forehead is elongating.

Your forehead experiences atrophy as your body ages and there is only one direction the forehead moves when the muscles are no longer tight and stable – south. One can compensate for elongating muscles in the forehead by lifting the eyebrows but if your forehead is mushy, this lifting can create horizontal lines that can become permanent. These lines etched into your forehead can make you look tired and older than your years.

The cascading, sagging forehead muscles can also push into the upper eye region resulting in lined, tired eye lids that lengthen and impair vision because the eye lids no longer have any oomph in them.

Facial exercise can tone, lift and from the inside out, tighten your forehead, your upper eyes, give plumpness to the upper cheeks so that the apples return, flatten nasal labial folds, sculpt the lower mouth and jaw line while tightening the neck and alleviating visible neck bands. There’s more: your skin will become radiant, smooth and healthy looking.

But not just any facial exercise program will provide the results you desire.

Contortions, twists and puckers, or funny faces miss the mark.

Real change in those tiny facial muscles under the skin requires anchoring techniques because facial muscles are attached on one end to bone while the other end attaches to another muscle or into the skin. Without an anchor the contraction is anemic.

What is an anchor? Your thumbs and fingers are the anchors and they are trained to gently grasp the muscles. These techniques provide strong contractions that will strengthen the core of your face and because the skin is attached to the muscles in the face, revitalization occurs. Most users say that facial exercise can help them look at least 10 to 15 years younger.

Start with your mirror and office tape right now. Wear the tape vertically over those 11’s for an hour as you watch yourself talking, laughing and eating in front of your mirror. Just know there is help for you and it begins with your fingers and your thumbs.

All You Need to Know About Careers For ABA Therapists

If there is one vocation in which there are more opportunities than there are qualified personnel, that career is the ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapist. Among the reasons for such broad opportunities for ABA Therapists is that there are so many different areas in which ABA therapy is applied. Another consideration is the current economy around the globe. Many people having financial difficulties tend to suffer bouts of depression, episodes of anger or rage, alcoholism and drug abuse, and other psychological conditions that they might not have been prone to under better economic conditions. In addition, diagnoses of children with various forms of autism are on the rise. A study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that an average of 1 in 110, or nearly 1%, of children has some form of autism. All of these people, and more, can benefit from the services of ABA therapists but there just don’t seem to be enough in the field.

What is ABA Therapy?

ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy is the process of helping someone to understand and ultimately control their behavior through psychological and therapeutic analysis, treatment and education. A patient can be anybody in need of help with social or developmental skills such as autistic adults and children or those suffering from post traumatic stress, people with various forms of behavioral issues like anger management problems or oppositional defiant disorders, or those in need of social services like addiction counseling.

What kind of education is required of ABA Therapists?

ABA Therapists are not doctors, in the M.D. sense, but some employers require a doctorate degree in order to be considered for any therapist careers. Not all employers have such stringent requirements however. A Bachelor’s in Psychology, Social Services or Early Childhood Education is a good foundation, and often all that is required to land jobs in the field. Many companies and private practices want to see a Master’s in Psychology, which is a requirement for one to be a Certified Behavior Analyst, though someone with an undergraduate degree can become certified as an Assistant Behavior Analyst. This certification is beneficial for someone looking for jobs in the field of ABA Therapy while working toward their Master’s and they can always be promoted later once they have the higher credential.

What types of careers are available for ABA Therapists?

Careers in ABA Therapy span a large number of industries. Many large firms employ ABA Therapists as a means to teach stress management skills and for in-house individual therapy for top executives. Most major law enforcement departments offer jobs for ABA Therapists. Veteran’s Administration hospitals and clinics often have openings for psychology and therapy careers. Jobs are available in virtually all major cities for social workers. Most psychiatrist and psychologist practices will have one or more ABA Therapists in their ranks. Hospitals and smaller clinics, and even many urgent care facilities will employ ABA Therapists. Schools too need ABA therapists to join their special needs staffs. Bottom line is if there are people involved, there is potentially a need for ABA Therapists.

What do ABA Therapist jobs pay?

According to, a website that allows users to anonymously post their own salaries, the rate of pay in mental health therapy careers ranges from $28,000 to $48,000 annually. These jobs are from small mental health clinics to large corporations. lists the average national salary for a mental health social worker at $44,810, and the salary of a director at a mental health agency ranging from $44,908 up to $80,417 per year. ABA Therapists in private practice can essentially determine their own rate of pay but will have to be competitive to stay in business, and can expect to earn around $56,000 according to the national average posted at

Who are the best candidates for ABA Therapist careers?

When employers are searching for ABA Therapists to fill their job openings they are looking for more than the candidates’ degrees and certifications. People seeking careers in ABA Therapy need to be compassionate and empathetic. They should be well versed in the arts of discretion, problem solving, and time management. They should have an optimistic disposition on life and have the ability to encourage the same mindset to others. Proper and complete records of each and every session and communication with and about each patient must be kept, so good organization skills are a must. Dedication to not only the job and the clients, but also to ongoing training and education, is essential.

Opportunities for careers in the field of ABA Therapy are endless for the right prospects. Regardless of the setting, be it a billion dollar corporation, a low income clinic, or a hospital serving an entire community there are people in need of the help only ABA Therapists can provide, and jobs are available.

Top 10 Healthiest Alkaline Diet Foods

Ever heard of alkaline diet foods? If not, it is high time you do. Work pressure, home making, maintaining personal and professional relations is taking a toll on everyone’s food habits, resulting in more than 70% of the present generation suffering from acidity and heartburn. Every third person seems to be complaining of gastric problems, indigestion and acid reflux. All of this is due to the imbalance in the acid-alkaline pH of foods that consumed these days, where you simply grab something and rush to work. Fast foods, sodas and the like are being consumed left, right and center by the young generation, thus giving rise to deficiency in minerals, vitamins and nutrition.

Alkaline diets have been found to be extremely beneficial for optimum health. You can keep chronic ailments such as acidity, osteoporosis, and generalized weakness at arm’s length with foods rich in alkaline content. Alkaline foods are important since the pH of human blood is slightly more alkaline. This makes it necessary that we have more of alkaline pH than acidic content in the body.

What are the benefits of Alkaline Diets?

Alkaline diet foods have a plethora of benefits such as:

  • Improved resistance
  • Vibrant temperament
  • Increased Alertness
  • Strong teeth and Bones
  • Easy Digestion

Alkaline diet foods are vital to maintain the pH levels of blood at an optimum of 7. Alkaline foods are mostly vegetarian foods consisting of fresh foods and vegetables.

Listed here are the top 10 healthiest alkaline foods for nutritional benefits:

  1. Spinach and Greens – Spinach has been found to contain maximum benefits and is highly alkaline. It can be consumed raw or cooked with equal effect. Other leafy green vegetables such as lettuce, fenugreek leaves, basil etc. also are extremely good as alkaline foods. They also contain a lot of minerals and vitamins as an added advantage.
  2. Cucumber – Raw cucumber is not only a zero-calorie vegetable, it is highly alkaline when consumed raw. It is delicious and contains a host of nutritional benefits. Cucumber improves overall digestion and keeps your skin fresh and glowing. It contains healthy alkaline water that helps in flushing out unwanted wastes from the body.
  3. Banana – Banana can be considered a whole food due its numerous dietary advantages. It gives instant energy and is hugely alkaline. In fact, if you are suffering from severe acidic problems, a banana diet can work wonders in reducing the burning sensation and indigestion remarkably. Bananas have healthy sugar content and can be consumed by anyone irrespective of his health condition.
  4. Celery – Celery is a delicious alkaline food that can help you immensely in keeping your pH levels at normal range of 7. When half-cooked, it gives maximum nutritional value and can be eaten as fresh salad too.
  5. Broccoli – Broccoli is one of the most nutritious and alkaline foods that has proved itself time and again. It is easily digestible and is a rich source of valuable minerals such as carotene and calcium. These minerals help in improving immunity and combat diseases in a remarkable manner.
  6. Avocado – This wonder fruit is a rich source of alkaline food and has an overall benefit in maintaining good health. Avocado improves your hemoglobin content and is extremely beneficial in restoring normalcy in a disease affected body.
  7. Capsicum – Capsicum, also known as bell pepper is a rich anti oxidant and can be useful whether eaten cooked or raw. It is not only of high alkaline and nutritional value, it is also very delicious and adds taste to any dishes that are prepared with capsicum for flavor.
  8. Potato Skin – Although potato is found to be acidic in nature, potato skin is very rich in alkaline content. Raw potato juice is found to be very useful in reducing the acidic content in the stomach.
  9. Soy beans – Soy beans and soy milk are greatly alkaline and can be used as nutritional alkaline foods.
  10. Cold Milk – Cold milk is found to have high alkaline content and is often recommended to combat heartburn and acid reflux disorders.

Review of ThinMist Weight Loss Spray – How It Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally

This article provides a quick introduction to and review of ThinMist weight loss spray, a new product from Living Well Nutraceuticals. This is a dietary supplement that you can use before each meal to help prime your body to lose weight naturally through high metabolism.

What is ThinMist Weight Loss Spray?

Two types of weight loss spray can be found in the market: oral and nasal. ThinMist weight loss spray is the oral type, one that you spray into the mouth right under the tongue. This way of application is termed sub-lingual delivery, where nutrients in ThinMist are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream after it is sprayed.

Three squirts of ThinMist is all you need 30 minutes before eating. This will prime your body to rev up metabolism and turn on its fat burning furnace to work on those calories you are putting on. Use ThinMist three times a day and metabolism will stay high throughout the day to help you lose weight.

Human Growth Hormones and Metabolism

A high metabolism is necessary for the body to burn fat, helping you shed those extra pounds. However, metabolism is affected by human growth hormones, or HGH, which are produced naturally in the pituitary gland. The main problem is your HGH level drops as you age — thus your body’s metabolism slows down.

Studies by the National Institute of Health (NIH) have revealed that HGH declines drastically once a person hits about 35 years of age. This low level then persists till old age, bringing on what is commonly known as the effects of ageing. A slower metabolism is one of those effects.

When you were young, a much higher HGH level was responsible for your rapid growth into an adult. This level at its peak (shown as at age 10 on the NIH chart depicting HGH secretion versus age) can be as much as 5 times higher than that eventual low level mentioned earlier. Indeed it is a tremendous drop.

ThinMist Stimulates HGH Production

HGH can be injected into the body but is only approved by the FDA to treat growth disorders in children and growth deficiency in adults. It is not approved for weight loss, so one needs to be mindful of those marketing claims by weight loss supplement makers.

Research by the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that HGH can melt away trapped body fat. To make this work effectively, ThinMist stimulates your body to produce HGH naturally, through the action of the amino acids present in its formulation.

Which essentially makes ThinMist a safe way to lose weight without the negative side effects caused by weight loss pills and other supplements.

Other Benefits

Beside amino acids like L-Tyrosine, L-Arginine and L-Valine, potent ingredients in ThinMist include chromium and growth factor complex made up of GABA, DHEA, elk antler velvet, etc. These can boost your health and well being. For example, chromium keeps your blood sugar level at a healthy level while DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) helps to boost metabolism.

All in all, ThinMist weight loss spray is effective in helping you lose weight naturally and steadily. Most importantly, it does require you to starve or go on a crazy fad diet that can result in malnutrition. In fact, with ThinMist you can nearly eat all those foods that you like; of course, you’d want to start opting for healthy food to realize a trimmer and healthier body as your weight loss progresses.

Getting a Job As a Bodyguard Or Close Protection Officer

How to get that job as a bodyguard

Imagine yourself as a personnel manager for a busy security company, you are looking for someone to fill a position in the RST of a job that is ongoing – (posts like this are very rarely advertised, these vacancies are normally filled from CV’s that are ‘on file’) how do you get yourself on file? You as personnel manager get anything from 1-10 CV’s a week how do you decide who to put on file? Well it’s pretty easy really as most of the CV’s that you receive do not come with a covering letter you discard those straight away no matter how good the CV looks. It’s rude just to send a CV without introducing yourself and shows you up as a rude amateur.

Most of the CVs that do come with a covering letter are appalling, they are poorly handwritten sometimes on a page torn from a wire bound notebook, they misspell your name, even if the qualifications and experience look okay, very often the letters have a slightly facetious tone and the punctuation is poor. Do these CV’s stay ‘on file’? No, and mostly you won’t even bother to send a rejection letter, the CV ends up (quite rightly) in the bin. So how do you get yourself ‘on file’ and not in the bin

The Covering Letter.

Keep the covering letter short and completely to the point, do not mention too much in this letter that you have already stated in the CV, if you write it by hand ensure that it is neat and legible, and use good quality paper, blue ink is better than black and a fountain pen better than ball-point. Remember that the person who you are writing this letter to knows NOTHING about you except what is written in the letter and the CV, always write the letter to a name e.g. Mr. Smith, if you do not know the name – find out. As a last resort you can send it to a title e.g. Personnel Manager but always try to obtain a name.

An example of a covering letter might go as follows:

Dear Mr. Smith,

I understand from an advertisement that your company has in Yellow Pages that you undertake Close Protection work. I have recently completed a contract overseas (I have recently completed a comprehensive course in Close Protection with) and am now actively seeking another (my first) assignment. I have enclosed a CV which outlines the experience etc, etc. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Resume or CV.

The chances are that you will be applying for more than one job so it is worth having a standard CV prepared. A CV should follow a fairly standard layout, it should only be as long as you need to tell the prospective employer what they want to know. If possible keep the CV down to one side of one sheet of A4. Only send off a CV when you are satisfied that its clean and fresh appearance. If it’s badly “dog-eared” or poorly photocopied, it will look like a hand-me-down from a previous (unsuccessful) application and this is not the impression you want to create.

There are two types of CV -“Job Description” and “Skills Profile” – the job description CV is the most common, in the CV all your jobs are listed with your present job first, your last job second etc.

This type of CV is not suitable if you are just entering the CP world as the jobs that you list such as builder, shelf-stacker, milkman, have no direct bearing, far better is the “Skills Profile” CV. First you give a very bare boned listing of your jobs so far – then you list the various skills that you have learned in those jobs. Let’s suppose you have been working in an office for 5 years – initially this looks to have no bearing on the job that you are now applying for, however if you elaborate on the skills side of this job you may end up with something much more interesting and valid e.g.;

1. responsible for advertising budgets

2. lead a team of four

3. Responsible for Training

The chief advantage of the “Skills Profile CV” is that your skills stand out at a glance

Personal Details.

Your CV should also give brief details of your education, degrees, as well as your marital status and number of dependents – you should list any hobbies you have as this does give the employer a feel for the personality of the applicant.

Special Situations.

Not everybody has sailed through life from one job to another – what if you have been unemployed, bankrupt or sacked? If you have had a long time off work give a reason in your CV, you do not have to worry about the odd month or three but you must account for longer periods. The employer may think you have been to prison if there is an unexplained gap in your work history of 18 months! A small line such as – May ‘2003 to Oct 2003, traveling in Australia. Or you might write something like Dec. ‘2005 – Feb, 2006 time spent looking for work and attending Bodyguard training courses With xyz company and completing First Aid course with the Red Cross. Do not exaggerate any claims in your CV, you may have to back up these claims in your interview. Never go into too much detail if you have been sacked or left previous employment – just a line like “left because job required skills I didn’t have”, “Felt I was unsuited to this kind of work”, “Company reorganization eliminated position”.


Always include a professionally taken photograph on the CV, top right works best, next to your personal details. You can have the 3/4 length photos printed out a stick roll of labels and careful stick one on each CV; or much easier, just have a digital picture you can print directly with the CV.

Following Up.

Keep a list of company and contacts names and when you’ve sent the CV to them – follow up every CV with a phone call..

“Hello, my name is_____ I sent you a CV a few days ago and I was wondering if it reached you okay – Do I have the skills you are looking for, I am in your area next week – can I come along for an interview. So as you can put a face to the name”

All of this helps; there is though a fine line between keeping your name on employers lips and becoming a pain in the arse by pestering them too much. Use your contact list, if you gain some work experience or complete a relevant course – drop them a line like the example below

Dear Mr. Smith,

you will recall that in October I sent you my CV, and you said that you would keep me in mind for any work you may have. I have just completed a comprehensive First Aid Course as well as elementary Russian and would hope that you would update my file. I hope that with these new skills added to my CV you may find a suitable opening for me in the future.

Yours etc.

Specific Jobs.

If you hear of a specific job, then tailor your CV (without lying) to that job. This is easier if you have had your CV prepared on a word processor. We have enclosed a sample CV – do not just copy it. We have included it just for you to get an idea of layout. Remember that you will get rejections, this is fickle industry, but if you keep going hard at it and don’t let a few rejections get you down then you can make it in this industry, just keep sending out the CV and following up.

To summarize.

1. Always send a covering letter.

2. The CV should be skills related.

3. Include a photo.

4. Address it to a name.

5. Use the best quality paper and envelopes you can afford.

6. Always follow up!

Par Level Vs Kanban Methods – Which One For Hospital Material Management?

We have uncovered an opportunity that could mean millions of dollars in savings to individual hospitals, and billions of dollars to the healthcare system nationally in the US and abroad. It has to do with how most hospitals manage supplies, medications and other materials.

Many, maybe most, hospitals manage their inventory of supplies and medications using what is called a “par-level” method. It works like this: a stocking quantity is established for each item, the par level, based on average usage and a target number of days supply. We might, for example, set a goal of maintaining a two-day quantity of material for each supply item. As the material is actually used, we would bring the quantities “up to par” daily, by conducting a physical inventory and restocking the quantity that was consumed. The goal, sensibly, is to not run out of supplies while maintaining a tight control of storage space and inventory quantities. So far so good.

It is interesting to note that this par method of inventory control is not used in a world-class manufacturing environment, although a manufacturer certainly has the same needs and goals for inventory control as a hospital. The suggestion that we do a daily physical inventory for a large number of inventory items would be greeted with astonishment and ridicule. Many world-class manufacturing companies do not even conduct an annual inventory, by sustaining a high level of inventory accuracy through tight controls and cycle counting.

The method of choice in manufacturing for commonly used items is called Kanban. In a Kanban system, as with the par level method, we set a target quantity that we want to maintain. The principal difference is that instead of attempting to bring quantities “up to par” daily, in a Kanban system we set a fixed quantity that we will use to trigger the replenishment of inventory. In a “two-bin” kanban system, for example, we set up two quantities or bins of the same supply, and only refill a bin when it is empty. While the bin is being refilled, we have a second bin to cover usage during the replenishment cycle.

The Kanban method has seven main advantages over a Par-level system:

1. No daily counting is needed. We wait for a bin to be emptied and always replenish the same quantity. Not having to count can save hundreds or thousands of hours per year in most hospitals.

2. It reduces the number of resupply trips. Since we do not refill a Kanban bin daily, but instead wait for it to be empty, the number of replenishment trips can be reduced significantly. The number of replenishment cycles can be cut by 50% or more.

3. Replenishment quantities are fixed. The refilling process is greatly simplified by eliminating the need for counting required by the par system. If we know ahead of time what the refill quantity will be, the item can be stocked in that quantity.

4. It is easier to manage and improve. By tracking the time between replenishment, the stocking quantities can more easily be refined and adjusted over time. This continuous improvement is more difficult to accomplish if all quantities are refilled daily, in varying quantities.

5. Kanban reduces inventory. Experience proves that, with the same target coverage of supplies, a Kanban system will run with up to 50% less inventory than a par system.

6. It is easier to maintain replenishment discipline. Since they do not have to count all inventory locations, or eye-ball the empty bins, supplies handlers find it easier to identify and refill the empty bins, thereby substantially reducing the opportunities for shortages.

7. Kanban promotes good inventory management practices, while the par level does not. In fact, counting everything is essentially impossible and very labor intensive, and most par-level users simply “eye-ball” the bins without counting. Organization and housekeeping, “5S” in lean terms, is much easier to maintain.

For all of these reasons, Kanban is the method of choice for hospital material management, for much of the material that is procured and managed. The gains in productivity, reduced shortages and reduced inventory represent a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the industry.

General Scope of Health Care Administration

It will not be wrong if we say that this is challenging time for health care administration. Increase in world’s population, high rate of diseases and increased pollution has over loaded the facilities and it is a real test of administrators.

To cater for such a rush there is a terrible need of professional administration staff, who can handle the ongoing situation efficiently. This high demand of professionals has made this filed a lucrative one; therefore more people are rushing towards institutes in order to gain knowledge and degrees related to health care management or administration.

MBA in Health Care Administration is the most popular masters degree program these days. An effective MBA program in this field should offer following training parameters.

• How and where it is to be delivered?

• Who can provide these services?

• How it is financed?

The above mentioned parameters are the basics upon which the complete MBA in Health Care Administration is normally planned.

With a rapid increase in health facilities all around the globe, administrators are required in following setups.

• Hospitals and Clinics

• Mental Hospitals

• Public Health Organization

• Rehabilitation Centers

• Health Consulting Facilities

• Nursing Homes

• Children Hospitals

• Pharmacies

MBA in Health Administration is a full of opportunities degree. According to a careful survey more than 1 million people are connected to this profession all around the United States of America. They are serving as department heads and chief executives of several health organizations.

In fact, health care organizations are in need of dedicated, professional and effective administrators who can understand their problems and concerns as a doctor. Keeping this particular point of view this special MBA program has been designed.