"Offer up your body as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship"-Romans 12:1
This scripture verse from the Bible is my personal life verse when it comes to taking care of myself physically healthy. As I've grow in my personal relationship with the Physician-Lord Jesus Christ. Since elementary school growing up, recess and gym were my foundations in keeping my body physically healthy. I remember playing kick-ball in the blacktop outside of our school with my peers. I may have not been the best player (was picked almost towards the end when captains were chose to pick teams), but I loved the game! I loved going outside of the classroom and just run outside.
As we get older, we sometimes need to play outside (I try to balance my day from inside and outside activities: doing yardwork, riding my bike, playing 1:1 basketball with a teenager I mentor, etc...) and get up off our butts from sitting in the computer as I'm doing now or not letting now a days technology keep us indoors. In fact, I was reading a testimony/story of a lady who is now recovering from 40+ years of bi-polar depression. She reccomended exercising as one of the keys to get out of depression. Also, I read this fact on the Morris channel that depression is increasing amongst our youth.
As a Filipino-American or "minority" (has a greater level or chance of diabetes than their Caucasian American counterparts-for some reason), I personally need to watch what I eat-especially �sweets�. What I try to do, is fast once a week on fruits or vegetables only and stay away from �sweets� as much as I can. My personal time I can eat sweets is only when there is a special occasion (eg. Birthdays, picnic, etc..), and I don't drink pop at all if I can (only if there is totally nothing to drink; however pop can make one thirsty on a hot day). Plus, pop and citric acid combined makes your teeth "ugly" by the combination of the two causing decaying (I found this out for the first time at age 25 when I took one of my consumers at the group home I work at to the local dentist).
Gluttony or overweight is becoming an increasing nations problem too! Correct me if I got this wrong, but � or 1/3 of our youth are overweight! I just know our nation's health is deteriorating despite our increase in the medical technological field. Bible reading to get manna or �soul food� has kept me both physically and spiritually healthy to go through our daily tasks or life challenges.
I have a friend of mine who was adopted by a family in America at age 3. He was a very sick child, who had malnutrition (effects). By the grace of God, he was set free from hunger and starvation through a Christian family in America. I have notice the effects of malnutrition as he shared with me of his challenges growing up, which I personally feel has an effect on him:
"Would you like to know if you have high levels of toxic elements in your body? Now you can. Here is some important info about it and how you can find out if you are at risk or not. Children can be measured for toxicity too. A little lock of hair will tell the story.
Here is some background:
With the industrialization of our world, ever increasing amounts of toxic elements are being released into our environment.
From power plants burning coal that loads the air with mercury, to tooth fillings, cosmetics, paints, batteries, fish and sea food, we are getting it from all sides. ..
Even at low levels, these toxic elements have been associated with depression, anxiety, memory loss, fatigue, high blood pressure, kidney disease, immune sup pression, ADD, autism, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and heart failure....
Because hair follicles are exposed to the blood supply during growth, element concentrations in hair reflect concentration in other body tissues. If levels are elevated, a variety of clinical and lifestyle interventions can be implemented to reduce toxic burden; follow-up hair testing provides a good indication of long-term treatment effectiveness (after 3-4 months)...
To order your kit, call BodyHealth at 877-804-3258 and we will mail you the hair sample envelope with all the instructions you need to process the sample. The cost of the analysis is $75.
If your levels come up high, we suggest you look at the following symptoms for heavy metal toxicity:
1. Do you become tired frequently?
2. Are you sleeping poorly?
3. Do you get sick more often than you would like?
4. Are you not able to remember things very well?
5. Are you constipated, or have dry, hard feces?
6. Do patches of your body feel colder than others? Do you have circulatory problems?
7. Do you get headaches or mind cloudiness?
8. Do you have poor self-esteem, sadness, social withdrawal, apathy, or lack of desire?
9. Do you experience moods swings?
10. Do you feel occasional pain in some parts of your body?
If you have symptoms, take a look at the premier heavy metal detox product: Metal-Free. You can order Metal-Free online at www.bodyhealth.com or by calling 877 TO HEALTH.
If your levels are high, but you have no symptoms, then another product, called BODY DETOX is the one to take. It will help the body to clear metals, as well as chemicals. You can order this at www.bodyhealth.com as well.
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Mercury can cause of host of body problems. In a few weeks, Metal-Free helps the body quickly and naturally remove it.
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What Mercury Toxicity Does to the Body #289
"http://www.therenegadehealt... In this clip, Raymond Francis talks about what mercury does to the body in a way that we can actually understand! "
Colon Cleansing - How To Do A Cleanse The Right Way, from youtube.com "Cleansing your colon and then _keeping it clean_ is one of the most
important things you can do to stay vibrant and healthy. But the colon
cleansing process must be properly sequenced in order for you to see lasting
In order to properly and effectively cleanse your colon, you must give it
the right pH environment, ample raw materials and then you must correctly
use and sequence those raw materials.
To get the kind of results that you can see and feel, you must cleanse it
COMPLETELY of the following four things:
1. Compacted waste
3. Harmful Microforms -- bacteria, yeasts, fungi and parasites
4. Mucosal plaque"
Bowel movements are the basis of your health. If you don't have at least 1 bowel movement per day, you are already walking your way toward disease. Man's body has not changed very much in the past several thousand years... however man's diet has certainly changed a lot. All the refined sugar, white flour, hormone/antibiotics-filled meats we constantly ingest constitute an assault on our bodies. We are continuously violating our bodies by eating terrible foods. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S....
"Every practitioner of alternative medicine will tell a prospective patient
that before health can be rebuilt, the body must be cleansed.
I liken the state of a body needing detoxification to a city where the sanitation units have gone on strike: as the garbage bags pile up curbside, the entire city slows down and if the situation were to continue to crisis levels, disease and filth would bring illness and epidemics. The crews in our body that do this work, our detoxification systems, are designed to find and eliminate toxins in our body: but when they are severely overworked they too, go on strike, and inefficient channeling of nutrients, overload of toxins, and various disease states, are the inevitable consequence.
In contrast, the purified body is like a country road, running free and unobstructed, with fresh air and sustaining views... among my clients, I have seen many instances of persistent poor health overcome by cleansing and supporting these supremely important functions of the body...
Some of the signs our body sends to tell us that we need to detoxify are:
* muscle pains (usually my warning signal),
* fatigue, lack of energy and headaches,
* constipation and indigestion.
In fact. it was a recent painful bout with stiffness & inflammation in my neck that led me to ponder anew the mysteries of the body, and how wise it is to take the time now and then to clean it out and set one's house in order. ..
Some effects people claim to have experienced from detoxification
* joint pain relieved
* eyesight improved
* elimination improved
* digestive problems alleviated
* more energy
* better sleep
* clearer skin
* better concentration
Interesting research suggests that fasting just one day a month positively affects cardiovascular health, possibly through reduced exposure to glucose. Researchers theorize that this one day without food gives the organs time to rest and work more efficiently.
Many experts are convinced that such chronic conditions as arthritis, sinus, psoriasis, and acne, together with lowered immune function and the more serious conditions that follow that, are all connected to high toxin levels in the body, & they will not proceed with diagnosis and treatment until the patient has been thoroughly detoxified since only then can the underlying cause of the symptoms be determined.
FREE All Natural Colon Cleanse, from youtube.com Homemade Colon Cleanse, from youtube.com "http://www.21daybodydetox.com George DeJohn's 21 day body detoxification program provides you with greater benefits than simply a colon cleanse by itself. This whole body purification program cleanses all of your major organs and as a result toxins are removed promoting significant fat loss while you lose inches in just 21 days. "
CHLORINE Chlorine in drinking water, swimming pool creates many toxins in water,
Published March 31st, 2009 ihealthbulletin.com ".."The reason that you and I can go to a drinking fountain and not be fearful of getting cholera is because we disinfect water in the United States," he said. “But the process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water that are called disinfection by-products. The disinfectant reacts with the organic material in the water and generates hundreds of different compounds. Some of these are toxic, some can cause birth defects, some are genotoxic, which damage DNA, and some we know are also carcinogenic.":.. The Effects of Chlorine in Your Water: Chlorine, Cancer and Heart Disease , healthynewage.com/ "..One of the most shocking components to all of these studies is that up to 2/3s of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering. A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water.
The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize much faster and at a lower temperature than water. Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our blood stream. When we drink contaminated water the toxins are partially filtered out by our kidneys and digestive system."...
Anyone who has ever swam in a chlorinated pool can relate to the harsh effects that chlorine has on the skin and hair. What's surprising is that we commonly find higher levels of chlorine in our tap water than is recommended safe for swimming pools... How to Detox Fluorides From Your Body, from scribd.com How to Detox Fluorides from Your Body, from davidicke.com "..Iodine is another nutrient lacking in most diets and causing hypothyroid symptoms of lethargy or metabolic imbalances. Eating lots of seafood for iodine has it's constantly rising mercury hazards. Seaweed foods and iodine supplements that combine iodine and potassium iodide are highly recommended over sea food by most.
Tamarind, originally indigenous to Africa but migrated into India and southeast Asia, has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine. The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tree can be converted to teas and strong tinctures, which have also shown the ability to eliminate fluorides through the urine.
Liver Cleanses are considered effective for eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are two types of liver cleansing, both of which can be performed easily at home over a week or two of time. One of the protocols focuses on the liver itself , and the other cleanses the gall bladder, which is directly connected with liver functions. Simple instructions for both can be found on line with search engine inquiries....
Lecithin is another useful adjunct to this protocol for fluoride detoxification..."
"Fatty Liver Disease And Liver Detoxification
If you talk to radiologists and gastroenterologists who are looking at people's livers today, they will tell you that the condition called "Fatty Liver" affects more than 50% of people over the age of 50. Common causes are poor diet, excessive alcohol intake, adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs and toxic chemicals, and viral hepatitis..
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Social Issues: Alcohol(ism), Alcoholic, Drinking, etc... "Various nutrients are required in order for the liver detoxification to be carried out successfully. An adequate supply of key antioxidants is essential to prevent further liver damage. Milk thistle, vitamin C, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin E, and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) are all powerful antioxidants which are helpful in liver detoxification.
The amino acid SAM-E plays an important role in liver health, in addition to helping with depression. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage in the diet have been shown to enhance liver detoxification. I use those regularly when vegetable juicing.
The B vitamins, including riboflavin and niacin, also aid in liver detoxification....
Liver-Gall Bladder Cleanse Testimony from Nina
"Nina did a four days liver and gall bladder cleanse with only apple juice, lemon juice, olive oil and water. She passed more than a hundred gall bladder stones. For the recipe, visit: http://www.victoriaherbs.com under Free Health Information. For more information, visit http://www.cleansingorsurgery.com/cle..., and you can see pictures of the expelled stones at http://www.cleansingorsurgery.com/gal... Someone else shared the following link (I have not tried yet): http://curezone.com/cleanse/liver/hul..."
I continue to hear more and more cases of food related diseases or sickness. More recently is a person I know who was diagnosed with...
This can also be prevented by practicing good hygiene-washing hands immediately before eating. Some other related links:
"What you actually want to do is to draw this out, however taking a cold and sinus treatment is likely to push it all deeper inside and just make you more blocked up and make your problems worse generally.
If sitting in a warm bath helps, then what you need to do is to go out and buy some Olbas Oil. This contains Eucoplyptus and other things and what you should do is get a bowl of steaming water and add the Olbas Oil. You should then put your head over the bowl with a towel over your head or around it and breathe in deeply. Doing this will release any mucus and should help to clear your head a lot. Try doing this at least twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. In between times however, you can take the Olbas Oil to work with you and can sprinkle some on some tissues and inhale it like this to help keep your passages free.
This is the best thing that I know for clearing the head and blowing cobwebs away like this.
Also consider taking some Echinacea Tincture or Vitamin C to give your immune system a boost. If you do this your are more likely to recover quickly.
Also, keep an eye on your diet and eat plenty of fruit and veg and a good all round and balanced diet. Good nutrition also helps. You also need to ensure that you are drinking enough fluid too. Water will help to decrease mucus build ups. You also need to avoid things like coffee, which can add to your problems.
Cold remedies that really work.- update, from newmediaexplorer.org "Following three remedies from many, and how to administer them, will get rid of a cold/flu - I and many of my acquaintances have tried these with great success.
The key is to start at the first sign of cold or flu and then keep doing them a little after the cold has gone. It really helps to stop using sugar during this period. Also regular brushing with Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda paste ensures you never get it in the first place....
In 1928 Richard Simmons, M.D. hypothisized that colds and flu virus enter through the ear canal. His findings were dismissed by the medical community. How to Get Rid of Colds, from how to get rid of stuff "natural cures and home remedies How to get rid of a cold, from everything2.com "Research suggests that psychological stress, allergic disorders affecting the nasal passages or pharynx (throat), and menstrual cycles may have an impact on a person's susceptibility to colds. However, research has found no correlation between bad weather or getting chilled and developing a cold. New research shows that although being cold does not lead to higher rates of infection, the nasal vasoconstriction caused by being cold can keep your body from as effectively fighting an existing infection, which may have previously been subclinical (i.e. the symptoms were not strong enough to have been noticed)....
Some things that may help to relieve the symptoms of a cold include:
* bed rest
* plenty of fluids (water, tea, Jello water...)
* gargling with warm salt water,
* petroleum jelly for a raw nose
* aspirin or acetaminophen to relieve headache or fever
* Nonprescription cold remedies
* Nonprescription antihistamines
* Inhaling steam, possibly with essential oils added
* Antitussives, which are cough suppressants.
* Expectorants, which help bring up mucus in the bronchial airways so it can be spit out. .
* Bronchodilators, which enlarge the bronchial passages to make it easier for people with asthma to breathe. .
* Anticholingerics, which dry up watery secretions in the nose and eyes.
* Hot packs
* Chicken soup
* Eucalyptus or camphor
* Spicy foods
* Zinc, Vitamin C, garlic, echinacea
"....The symptoms are certainly not life threatening but can make life very uncomfortable especially for those who attempt to push through a work day while feeling so badly. There are billions of dollars spent a year on various medicines such as nose sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants. Pain relievers such as analgesics, ibuprofen, cough syrup and nighttime sleep medications for colds are also sold. Antibiotics are used if a cold turns into a bacterial illness such as a sinus infection or pneumonia. While there is no firm scientific evidence that offers a common cold cure as of yet, there are many products that may help to limit the duration of an illness, stimulate immune activity or minimize symptoms. There are some treatments for the common cold virus that include herbs and vitamins that some sufferers firmly believe bring them success in achieving better health.
Herbs such as Echinacea are known to stimulate general immune function that can help alleviate allergies and respiratory problems. Golden Seal is also used for its antibiotic properties and many people that suffer from constant infections or bacterial illnesses may do well to use this herb. A supplement that combines the two herbs may be helpful and a combined version of these herbs should be used on an intermittent basis for the best effect. Use the herbs one month and then discontinue for a month; repeat the usage in succession for best results. Garlic is highly recommended as a common cold cure because of its immune building, antibiotic properties. "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed...and it was so..." (Genesis 1:11)
Approximately 300 mg a day of garlic is recommended for those who first begin to experience respiratory symptoms. Supplements such as vitamin C and zinc are popular purchases for many who contract a common cold virus. Vitamin C is an anti-viral, immune building supplement that has historically been a popular treatment for colds. Since vitamin C is non-toxic, large dosages can be ingested with little side affects other than loose bowels if the amount is more than the body needs. In fact, if the body does not need what is ingested, it merely empties the unneeded portion through the urine. Some suggest that when a person feels a cold coming on, to up the normal dosage to 1,000 mg a day. ..."
"Common Cold treatment using Tamarind and Pepper
Tamarind-pepper rasam is also considered an effective home remedy for a cold in South India. Dilute 50 mg tamarind in 250 ml of water. Boil the diluted tamarind water for a few minutes with a teaspoon of hot clarified butter and half a teaspoon of black pepper powder. This steaming hot rasam has a flushing effect, and should be taken three times a day. As one takes it, the nose and eyes water and the nasal blockage is cleared.....
Swine Flu Cure They Don't Want You to Know - How to Be Immune to Swine Flu
"http://www.TheH1N1VirusCure.com - Swine flu cure, a scientifically proven remedy for creating a condition in the body wherein the swine flu virus cannot survive, let alone thrive. It can make your body virtually immune to swine flu -- or enable your body to cure itself of swine flu and virtually any disease. "
Below is a list of links relating to some of my personal or general health issues or topics I�ve faced directly/indirectly so far at the age of 26.
What steps are you taking to prevent the flu? If you have it, what are you doing to cure it (e.g. natural remedies-sauerkraut, etc..?)? Have you taken the vaccination? Any side-effects? Any overall flu-related stories, testimonies (e.g. healing), advice, etc...
The FTC’s dangerous double standard
This FTC / FDA letter claims Dr. Weil has been promoting his immune-boosting formula “…without rigorous scientific evidence sufficient to substantiate the claims."
This might be taken with some level of seriousness if, in fact, the vaccine makers had any such evidence to substantiate their own claims that flu vaccines work at all. But as NaturalNews readers have already learned, flu vaccines are a scientific hoax lacking any honest evidence that they actually work. In fact, all the evidence points to the reality that they don’t work. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027239_v…)
*see Does the Vaccine Matter?, from theatlantic.com
The FTC, you see, applies a completely different standard of proof against dietary supplements than to vaccines. According to FTC staff, “…the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. SS 41 et seq., requires that claims that a dietary supplement can prevent, treat, or cure human infection with the H1N1 virus, must be supported by well-controlled human clinical studies at the time the claims are made.”
And yet, at the same time, there are no well-controlled human clinical studies backing the efficacy of vaccines. They simply don’t exist.... "It’s time to end this medical police state
In American medicine today, you don’t live in a free society. You don’t have a free choice about medicine. You are given the false choice of which vaccine to take: Nasal or Injection. That’s the choice you’ve been given. All other options (anti-viral herbs, homeopathy, vitamin D, etc.) are being eliminated "for your protection."
"..The MDH's guidelines -- which also include the suggestion that staff members get vaccinated against both H1N1 and seasonal flu as soon as they are made available, and that all facilities remain well-cleaned -- are one response to increased flu activity in the state.
The MDH said they're specifically concerned about children under the age of 5 because they've been hospitalized with H1N1 at twice the rate as children ages 5 through 12.
"Observing precautions for preventing the spread of influenza is often not very feasible for young children," said Lynfield. "For a young child, it can be difficult to control a runny nose and to cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing."
As of Wednesday, 38 schools in the state were already reporting large numbers of sick kids. Seventeen of those schools are in the Twin Cities.
H1N1 flu vaccination shots are expected to be in Minnesota by Oct. 15.
It is recommended that you be prepared at home. Here's a few things to have on hand:
* Plenty of fluids including juice, sports drinks and broth, like chicken soup
* Fever medication including Acetaminophen or Tylenol, and Ibuprofen or Advil
* Medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting
* A thermometer and blood pressure monitor
* And household disinfectant for cleaning
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Babies, Children, Kids, etc.. Outreach
"...Looking back at her daughter's illness, one of the things that strikes her mother is that in the days before Hayli was admitted to the hospital, a test showed that she did not have the flu -- twice.
Dr. Andrew Pavia, chairman of the pandemic influenza task force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and others are concerned that doctors are being misled by rapid flu tests and failing to treat patients who, like Hayli, really do turn out to have the flu.
"We've been seeing these rapid flu tests cause problems," Pavia said. "These tests are certainly quick and relatively inexpensive, but the problem is, they're not terribly accurate.".."
Flu Shot Permanently Disables Washington Redskins cheerleader Desiree Jennings
"Woman Disabled by THIS YEARS FLU SHOT (10 days AFTER vaccination)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A few weeks ago, Desiree Jennings was training for a half marathon. Now, she's struggling to walk, talk and even eat.
According to the Loudoun Times-Mirror , Jennings, who has been working with the Washington Redskins as an ambassador in hopes of becoming a cheerleader since April, developed severe and possibly life-threatening side effects from getting a seasonal flu vaccine seven weeks ago at a Safeway in Reston.
Twenty-five-year-old Jennings says she was healthy and active and was not in a high-risk group at the time of her shot.
She says she received the vaccine to earn points for her work health plan that gives perks for each level of wellness that is attained. It was not until ten days after she received the shot that she began to experience flu-like symptoms.
Her physical therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital say she is suffering from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder where sustained muscle contractions cause body jerks, and abnormal or repetitive movements.
People who suffer from dystonia often are required to re-learn even the most basic routines.
It is a rare disease and is not completely understood.
You realize your life is never going to come back the way it was, Desiree told the Times-Mirror. My goal in life was to one day be a CEO. Now, I dont know if I can ever return back to work.
Loudoun Times-Mirror -- The Flu, & a 'Shot to the System'
"Vaccine Side Effects (What to Expect)
Different side effects can be associated with the flu shot and LAIV.
The flu shot: The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are
* Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
* Fever (low grade)
"When it comes to getting a yearly flu vaccine, you might expect that doctors and nurses would be first in line. But health care workers have among the lowest immunization rates for flu vaccine, to the endless frustration of public health advocates...
..No recommended group has high flu immunization rates, according to CDC data. Only about 65% to 69% of seniors and 35% of people with chronic illnesses get flu shots each year. And despite efforts to increase the rates, immunization for health workers hovers around 40% nationally, the CDC says..."
"...Here’s another concern: Except for about 8 million doses, the flu vaccine contains a preservative, thimerosal, that is 49 percent mercury, a known neurotoxin. While the latest research seems to disprove any link between thimerosal vaccines and autism in children, the debate still rages, and several states have prohibited the use of thimerosal in children’s vaccines. Yet supplies of mercury-free flu vaccine are limited due to man-ufacturing capacity. If you want to avoid thimerosal, you may have to make a special request to your health-care provider in advance..."
"ATLANTA - The flu season is getting worse, and U.S. health officials say it's partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
The flu shot is a good match for only about 40 percent of this year's flu viruses, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
That's worse than last week's report when the CDC said the vaccine was protective against roughly half the circulating strains. In good years, the vaccine can fend off 70 to 90 percent. ..."
Effective Natural Remedies for Flu, Cough, and Cold
Safer Tips for Using Home Remedies During Cold Season
Joanna Ammons, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Oct 6, 2010 "Contribute content like this. associatedcontent.com "..I was sick with the flu on standby at the airport. An elderly polish lady took pity on me. She was eating a hot dog with sauerkraut on it. She ran and got a hot cup of water. She scraped the sauerkraut off of her hot dog and let it steep in the hot cup of water. She kept pushing it with a fork to create a juice puree. She gave it to me to drink. After drinking it, my throat and chest felt soothed. I actually felt better 3 hours after. I researched her remedy to find that sauerkraut is often recommended as a remedy to nip infections in the bud. It contains lactic acid bacteria which simulates a probiotic. Sauerkraut juice is sold in the bottled juice aisle of most grocery stores...
"There was some anecdotal evidence that kimchi helped people recover from SARS (avian bird flu), and South Koreans were mostly unaffected by the bird flu that swept through Asia. So these days, with rising concerns about H1N1 during the winter season, South Koreans are eating more kimchi than ever to ward off this new flu...
"A couple of thousand years ago, makers of Kimchi (a Korean pickled cabbage side dish), long before the appearance of SARS and the Swine Flu, would never have imagined their diet staple might prevent and possibly cure these viral infections....
Since 2003 when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) rolled across Asia, Koreans remained unaffected for the most part. Being the daily and national side dish that it is, Kimchi was promoted to status of natural preventative and cure for SARS with virtually no scientific evidence to support the claim. Believe me, as someone who eats kimchi daily and loves it so much I operate a site dedicated to kimchi and Korean cuisine, I welcome and listen to the suggestions, and hope for further scientific investigation validating such claims. Imagine being obsessed with a food that is suddenly found to save lives in the face of a new and deadly health threat.
Scientists at Seoul National University fed a kimchi extract to thirteen chickens infected with avian flu. A week later, eleven of the thirteen chickens apparently recovered. To date, such studies remain unpublished and certainly not recognized by any medical or scientific community. Professor Kang of the Seoul National University who observed the thirteen chickens stated Leuconostoc (lactic acid bacteria) found in Kimchi had a positive effect on the bird flu. ..
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Korean of Korea Outreach
"..I find that steaming yourself really helps to open up your nose (and all other sinuses.) This is also a relief to regular chest congestion as well as mild to medium coughing. If you don't know what steaming is-let me enlighten you. ..
Submitted by Kevin at 2009-10-18 08:20:30
Someone told my mum about this so i tried it. "You need:
1. A cup of warm water (not a level or two below burning, so you can inhale it)
3. Any ordinary eating spoon
4. A glass
1. Add a few pinches of salt to the warm water (you can adjust later on)
2. Stir with a spoon until it's dissolved
3. Put the spoon in the water and raise it up to one of your nostrils(close the other nostril). You will now breathe in the water, so just make sure it isn't too hot. The water should come out of your mouth and you spit it out. (i do this over a sink) If it tastes too salty, just empty the glass and refill and add less salt. ..
Tomato Tea Deliciousness: "
Can of petite diced tomato-all i had
garlic powder- wishing for garlic cloves..oh well ..it's 1 AM
juice from pepperoncini jar
--bring to boil and eat it up. it's seriously delicious and I hate tomato..so that says something.
my left nostril is still pretty shut, but as least I have some sort of relief. maybe i can sleep? let me know how it works out.
"..) White Vinegar:
Need a little extra boost in your hot-steam vaporizer? Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to the water to ease nasal congestion brought on by a chest cold or sinus infection.
PRESCRIPBTION DRUGS: Azithromycin 250mg Tablets (Generic Zithromax)
Generic Equivalent To: Zithromax , from healthwarehouse.com Azithromycin
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..is used to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections, most often those causing middle ear infections, tonsillitis, throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, Typhoid, and sinusitis..
A common dose of oral azithromycin therapy consists of a "double dose" of medication on the first day of treatment and subsequent treatment for four or five additional days. With the "Z-Pak," this means two 250 mg tablets (a total of 500 mg) on the first day and one 250 mg tablet once daily for the next four days.... azithromycin, from drugs.com "..Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Azithromycin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Take azithromycin capsules on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Azithromycin tablets or powder oral suspension may be taken with or without food.
29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
"What causes Bronchitis?
Bronchitis may be caused by a virus, bacteria, smoking or the inhalation of chemical pollutants or dust. When the cells of the bronchial-lining tissue are irritated beyond a certain point, the tiny hairs (cilia) within them, which normally trap and eliminate pollutants, stop functioning. Consequently, the air passages become clogged by debris and irritation increases. In response, a heavy secretion of mucus develops, which causes the characteristic cough of bronchitis...
Natural home remedies for the treatment of bronchitis.
-Onion has been used as a home remedy for centuries in bronchitis. It is said to possess expectorant properties. It liquefies phelgm and prevents its further formation. The intake of half a teaspoon of raw onion juice first thing in the morning will be beneficial in such cases...
-An emulsion of almonds is useful in bronchial diseases, including bronchitis. It is prepared by making a powder of seven kernels of almonds and mixing the powdered kernels in a cup of orange or lemon juice. This emulsion may be taken once daily at night...
"Asthma bronchitis naturist treatment are very common and this page was created to offer you an alternative or complementary treatment for asthma bronchitis.
Herbal medicine has proven to be very effective in the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. The following treatments may be very useful in alleviating some of the symptoms...
HOME REMEDIES FOR BRONCHITIS CURE
The below given are some of the home remedies for bronchitis cure:
* Take 2 cups fresh daikon juice and add honey to taste. Combine the juice and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from the heat. Drink, warm, twice a day. This is one of the useful home remedies for bronchitis.
* Drink plenty of fluids to wash away the mucus.
* Hot, spicy foods help mucous membranes all over, not just in your nose, to secrete more liquids, which can help thin mucus, which is easy to remove....
"..Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Do not give honey to children younger than 1 year of age ..
"...In case of severe and chronic cough, crush 2-3 garlic and some cloves. Add this to a glass of milk or water. Then boil the mixture till it reduces to half the original content. Filter this and add a little sugar to it for improving the taste. Drink this twice a day and continue this treatment for at least a week to see visible results. ...
Think You May Have A Migraine? The Symptoms Of Migraines
Hi, I'm Dr. Paul Winner, Clinical Professor of Neurology and author of "7 Steps To A Healthy Brain".
Today, my video focuses on symptoms of migraines that will help you tell if you have a migraine. ..
"..First, try having a bath. The hot water helps to release contracted muscles, and generally lets the whole body relax.
Exercise is also an excellent idea; a brisk walk gets the circulation going again, and the fresh air can ease the pain of a headache.
Many headaches are caused by dehydration, which causes muscle contraction (cramp). So make sure you drink plenty of water every day. You should imbibe at least six large glasses per day. This will help to improve your general health as well. ..
"..There are several natural remedies for various types or headaches. The juice of three or four slices of lemon should be squeezed in a cup of tea and taken by the patient for treating this condition. It gives immediate relief. The crust of lemon, which is generally thrown away, has been found useful in headaches caused by heat. Lemon crusts should be pounded into a fine paste in a mortar and applied as plaster on the forehead. Applying the yellow, freshly pared-off rind of a lemon to each temple will also give relief...
he best way to prevent headaches is to build up physical resistance through proper nutrition, physical exercise and positive thinking. As a first step, the patient should undertake a short fast, and take citrus fruit juices diluted with water every two hours from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. daily. Thereafter, he should plan his diet in such a way as to put the least possible strain on the digestion. Breakfast may consist of fruits, both fresh and dried. Lunch may consist of protein foods. Starchy foods such as wholewheat bread, cereals, rice, or potatoes should be taken at dinner along with raw salads. Spices, condiments, sour buttermilk, and oily foodstuffs should be avoided. Drinking a glass of water (warm water in winter and cool water in summer), mixed with a teaspoon of honey first thing in the morning, is also a good remedy. Copious drinking of water throughout the day is also advised.
"Since I started eating a 95-100% raw vegetarian diet, it is very, very unusual that I get a headache. But once in a while I still do. These are the strategies that I take to get rid of them.
1. Re-hydrate. Medical researchers still don't know fully understand why, but dehydration is a common trigger for all kinds of headaches. Whenever I notice the beginning of a headache, I make sure to drink pure water right away. If it's available, I drink fresh coconut water instead. ThatÕs because it is so high in electrolytes which serve to re-hydrate the cells of the body more quickly than plain water.
2. Pressure massage. Acupressure often works to relieve pressure associated with a tension headache. I have had success by using my fingertips to push firmly on the very top of my skull while taking a few deep breaths. Try 30 seconds of pressure then 30 seconds of relaxation for 3-4 rounds. I also like to add in a neck firm neck massage....
These natural headache remedies are best used with occasional headaches. If you have regular headaches of any kind there may be something else out of balance that you need to take care of. Some things to look at are:
A. Your diet. Cut out all dairy and wheat products for at least a week. I've met some long term migraine sufferers who have totally eliminated their pain this way. Also, you may want to consider completing a thorough intestinal cleanse.
B. Your spinal alignment. Misalignment of the spine is a major cause of tension headaches. Try yoga, a chiropractic session or a aindrop technique massage to begin to retrain the spine.
C. Your hormones. If you are menopausal, talk to your doctor about using natural hormone replacement therapies.
D. You electromagnetic environment. Limit your exposure to harmful EMF radiation from computers, cell phones, fluorescent lights and more. Visit my website for a detailed article on how to do this...
"...3. Tying a headband around the head
Grosberg said this is a practice that's been done since ancient times, and he’s not sure how it came about, but some people claim it works.
4. Fish oil
Enthusiasts claim that fish oil reduces inflammation and works by restricting the blood vessels in your temples. Grosberg said there's no sound evidence, but he recommends trying it.
5. Peppermint oil
Below are some "medical conditions/terms" I've heard through prayer requests I've received:
Stomach Infection Diverticulosis- is a condition in which the inner lining layer of the large intestine (the colon) bulges out through the outer, muscular layer. The "pouches" that develop when this happens are called diverticula. Most people with diverticulosis don't have any symptoms although a few patients may experience symptoms such as constipation, cramping, and bloating. Diverticulitis refers to inflammation and infection in one or more diverticula. Most patients who experience minor symptoms from diverticulitis are treated by increasing the fiber in the diet. Although surgery is not commonly used to treat diverticulitis, if the bulge is too large, surgery is may be necessary. This is because there is a higher chance of infection and bursting of these larger diverticula. Cost data shown here includes only those cases of diverticulitis that were treated using diet and medication, and do not include any cases where surgery was performed. (Blue Cross Blue Shield-Medical Cost-description
Inflammatory bowel disease from webmd
*just got an e-mail from a friend (Dan S.) on May 07' "is a disorder that causes chronic intestinal inflammation, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. The two main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are different from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel that has no identifiable physical or chemical disorder. "
"Arthritis isn't just 1 disease; it's a complex disorder that comprises more than 100 distinct conditions and can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
These 2 forms have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body, yet they often share a common symptom—persistent joint pain. The joint pain of arthritis can appear as hip pain, knee pain, hand pain, or wrist pain, as well as joint pain in other areas of the body. If you have joint pain, stiffness and/or swelling for more than 2 weeks, you may have arthritis. Make an appointment with your doctor.
"...Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.
Arthritis is frequently accompanied by joint pain. Joint pain is referred to as arthralgia...
"Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? Common arthritis symptoms of inflammation, pain, and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis). Other types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. No matter which type of arthritis you have, you need an accurate diagnosis before your doctor can recommend a program for treatment..."
"Dr. Cherry states that research has proven false the old theory that the more use a joint receives the quicker it wears out. He stated exercise actually causes more moisture and fluid to come into the joints, cushioning the cartilage and prolonging the health of the joint. Dr. Cherry states the focus of this teaching is on osteoarthritis, which is the wear and tear form of arthritis, rather than rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disorder. He stated arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States but it does not have to be an inevitable part of the aging process. Using a medical model Dr. Cherry illustrates the anatomy of the knee joint. He stated that with every step bone impinges on cartilage in the knee. Cartilage tissue is made up primarily of water and it needs to be kept plush and well-nourished with fluid to halt the degeneration process. The knees and hips are particularly prone to develop arthritis because they are weight-bearing joints. Arthritis causes a break-down of both bone and cartilage. When the cartilage becomes very thin in the knee joint, bone touches bone with every step and is very painful. The only solution to this is total joint replacement surgery. The bulge that occurs is a change in the bone due to inflammation in the cartilage. This is commonly seen in the finger joints. Arthritis will also develop in a joint that has been previously fractured or seriously injured. Dr. Cherry states there is a natural solution to the problem of arthritis. He refers to it as the 3-2-3 approach of treatment. There are three different issues to be addressed: Pain, Inflammation, and Cartilage Restoration. The natural substances that have been shown to stop the pain are: Turmeric, Tart Cherry, and Holy Basil. He stated these materials have been used for centuries to treat the pain of arthritis and a study conducted by the University of Michigan emphasized their pain killing ability. Scientists have recently discovered that these substances contain natural COX-s inhibitors, which is the pain- killing ingredient found in the widely used prescription medications, Celebrex and Vioxx. The natural products do not cause the side effects seen with the prescription medication."
"A young woman gets prayer for long term arthritis by the marketplace in Dudley UK and receives miracle healing through the power of Jesus Christ. See blog http://rico7.wordpress.com for more exciting video testimonies!"
"Rheumatoid Arthritis healed
Candis was a normal happy child until one morning she awoke with her hips and knees terribly swollen and racked in pain. Overnight this family was thrown into a nightmare of the horrible possibility of an 8 year old little girl being crippled before their eyes. A specialist finally diagnosed her with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and said Candis had a 50% chance of being in a wheelchair within 6 months. Her parents asked for prayer. Candis cried through the night, unable to sleep because of the pain. We prayed. As the sun came up so did the power of Jesus Christ. Candis was healed that morning of an incurable disease. Last spring Candis walked normally across a stage with her graduating high school class....
Kathleen, age 84, had arthritis in her right knee, thigh, and hip. She had fallen several times, broken her ribs, and suffered black eyes and bruises all over from these falls. Finally, she was placed on a walker. On July 25, 1999 she was called out of the audience to be prayed for. She came up the isle slowly, leaning heavily on her walker. The power of God touched Kathleen. She was instantly healed and walked perfectly -- no walker, no arthritis....
"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones."-Proverbs 15:30
"Dr. Colbert discusses new medical breakthroughs as well as the most up-to-date findings to give hope to all who are afflicted with arthritis. Discover life-changing treatments and learn to apply good nutritional principles to prevent the onset of arthritis...
Fever is an elevation in body temperature. It's the body's protective mechanism against infection. The elevation in temperature happens when our immune system is fighting off bacteria and viruses that could harm our body. Fever is our strongest weapon in the fight against infections or diseases. ..
Home remedies for fever #4:Avoid eating solid foods until the fever is gone. You can replace the foods by drinking plenty of distilled water and/or juices. ...
Home remedies for fever #6:Take cool bathes, fill a bath tub, submerge and lay down for 5' approximately. Repeat as needed until the fever is down.
Home remedies for fever #7:If the fever does not exceed 102 degrees let it run its course. It helps the body to fight infection and eliminate toxins. ....
Natural Fever Remedy
"Uploaded by BeautyHealthTravel on Aug 23, 2010
An easy natural remedy that is effective to reduce fever with vinegar and alcohol. It is better to sleep with the vinegar soaked socks and the head cover soaked with alcohol over night for the best results, or keep them on until the fever is reduced.
'Colon Cancer Overview
The human colon is a muscular, tube-shaped organ measuring about 4 feet long. It extends from the end of your small bowel to your anus, twisting and turning through your abdomen (belly). The colon has 3 main functions.
* To digest and absorb nutrients from food
* To concentrate fecal material by absorbing fluid (and electrolytes) from it
* To store and control evacuation of fecal material
The right side of your colon plays a major role in absorbing water and electrolytes, while the left side is responsible for storage and evacuation of stool."
From my personal experience working at a group home, I reccomend the following foods:
-Bap (mix 1/2 cup of prune juice and All Bran cereal; and 1/4 cup of apple sauce; leave it overnight and eat it the next day) twice a day or so...
-Prunes, rasins, etc..
" * Cereals like Hi-fibre Bran* and All Bran cereals*, fruit and bran cereals*, muesli*
* Oats porridge
* Breads and grains like rye bread*, wholewheat and brown bread, wheat biscuits, wholewheat pasta*
* Dried fruit
* Fresh fruit like figs*, oranges*, grapefruit*, apples*, bananas*
* Vegetables like broccoli*, Brussels sprouts*, butternut*, green beans*, brinjal*, cooked beans*, lentils and split peas*, sweet potato*, potato carrots, spinach, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower
* samp and beans*"
"While constipation is rarely serious, it usually means you�ve been depriving your body of essential stuff such as water, dietary fiber and adequate exercise. A long-term solution to constipation can be as simple as a daily walk and a few dietary changes. The natural remedies in this chapter, used with your doctor�s approval, may help prevent or relieve constipation, according to some health professionals."
"Hemroids are caused by increased pressure in the anus. The upright posture of humans forces a great deal of strain on the rectal veins, which sometimes causes them to bulge. Sitting in one place and straining while moving bowels (from constipation or hard stools) causes hemroids. Excessive rubbing, or cleaning of the rectum, diarrhea, sitting on the toilet too long, severe coughing, child birth, lifting heavy objects, anal infection cause hemroids. Other contributing factors include aging, chronic diarrhea or constipation, pregnancy hemroids, heredity, frequent use of laxatives or enemas, and straining during bowel movements."
*just got a call (4/30/07) from a friend that their family member (infant-just less then 2 weeks) was diagnosed with this "also called mucoviscidosis, is a hereditary disease that affects the entire body, causing progressive disability and early death. Formerly known as cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, this entity has increasingly been labeled simply 'cystic fibrosis.'
Difficulty breathing and insufficient enzyme production in the pancreas are the most common symptoms. Thick mucous production as well as a low immune system results in frequent lung infections, which are treated, though not always cured, by oral and intravenous antibiotics and other medications. A multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and potential infertility (mostly in males) result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body. Often, symptoms of CF appear in infancy and childhood; these include meconium ilius, failure to thrive, and recurrent lung infections." Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Living With Cystic Fibrosis "This is an article that I wrote a few years ago and was featured in HmongToday:
A lifelong believer in traditional spiritual healing (�ua neeb�), my passage to finding Jesus Christ (or �Yexus� as we Hmong know him) has caused a drift between me and the rest of my family.
Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) when I was 12 years old, I have been fighting chronic lung disability for the majority of my life. A life threatening condition, CF has taught me a lot of things as well as raising a whole lot of questions."
"... 43 percent of all burns happen at home. The kitchen is the most hazardous place for burn injuries to children under five. Scald injuries are the most common in children of a young age, and in Colorado, the most common pediatric burn occurs when children place their hands on the glass door of a fireplace..."
Home Remedy Secrets: Direct Application
"Build your own herbal apothecary with Home Remedy Secrets: Building Your Herbal Medicine Chest. Learn 19 herbs and how you can use them. This video is part of a course that is free on LearningHerbs.com. It is herbal home remedies made simple."
"Date: Friday, March 18, 2005
Time: 8:27 PM EST
Instructions: Just spread regular mustard on a burn. Let dry. Use more as needed. My husband used to work in a pizza shop and one of the other workers closed his arm in the oven door. He put mustard on it and it took the pain away and he doesn't have a scar! I've used mustard on various burns...curling iron, hot pan, etc."
"Hemoglobin is the iron-rich protein in red blood cells that gives blood its red color. The normal range of hemoglobin is approximately 14 to 17 grams per deciliter for men and 12 to 16 grams per deciliter for women. A low hemoglobin count indicates a low red blood cell count (anemia). Anemia can have many causes, including:
* Vitamin and iron deficiencies
* Acute or chronic bleeding
* Hormone deficiencies, such as thyroid hormone or testosterone
* Chronic diseases, such as kidney failure, cancer and Crohn's disease
* Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus
* Side effect of certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs
Treatment depends on the underlying cause.
"[YEA] 09/02/2008: Kylie from Whitianga, New Zealand writes: "Blackstrap Molasses & Anemia: I have HYPERthyroidism and have to have blood tests every month which show low iron (but I've never been diagnosed as anemic). I tried Blackstrap Molasses for a month and my iron reading improved substantially.....
HEAT CEREAL, MOLASSES, RAISINS AND FLAX SEEDS
[YEA] 01/21/2008: Tanya from Olympia, Wa writes: "I wrote back in November about my anemia and would like to report that I just got a blood test and my iron is 38 percent, way into the normal range. I have eaten cream of wheat with 2 tbls of unsulphered black strap molasses and raisins with flax seed every morning since September when I was diagnosed with fibroids. I have also been drinking 1 tbls of Mothers Apple Cider Vinegar with Apple Juice every day. During my cycle I drink it first thing in the morning because I read it helps to clot blood. My cycles have been very light and I just saw my Natropath Friday and she was amazed at how high I got my iron and how well I was doing. She also has me taking some liquid herbs to shrink the fibroid. My cycles have been great only thing is the last two were only 15 days apart. When I told my Dr. about this she said perhaps it is my body getting back on track? She wants me to go back in May to get an follow-up ultrasound. I will report back when I have that done.""
"Another effective anemia treatment is to take sunbaths are also beneficial as sunlight stimulates the production of red cells. .."
(Monday, June 23rd of 2008)
I've been meeting people just feeling weak lately, so I decided to send some encouraging uplifting for verses to a friend recently...
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song."-Psalm 28:7
"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect."-Psalm 18:32
I then told her that she should keep praising and worshipping God through singing...
"Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might."-Psalm 21:13
Dr. Reginald B. Cherry Teaches on Cardiovascular Health
"Dr. Cherry teaches on cardiovascular health. He states coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and high blood pressure are devastating diseases that kill half of the body of Christ each year....
Exercise, healthy diet, and supplements are the three important steps in keeping down blood pressure. Dealing with stress is another important aspect of cardiovascular health. When stress increases, arterial plaque buildup increases."
"The chart shows lifestyle changes can reduce systolic blood pressure (the "top" number in a blood pressure reading). By lowering your systolic blood pressure, your diastolic blood pressure would likely come down as well." Natural Remedies & Cleanses : How to Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally, from youtube.com "To reduce high blood pressure naturally, eat more frequent but smaller meals, reduce stressful aspects of everyday life, drink plenty of water and get regular mild exercise. Keep blood pressure low and healthy while losing extra weight and lowering stress levels with tips from a doctor of Oriental medicine in this free video on natural remedies."
"It’s one of the scariest diseases around and it affects one in four adults. It’s high blood pressure, the infamous silent killer.
According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is so sneaky one out of three victims don’t realize they suffer from it.
This message is of extreme importance to many dieters’ the risk of high blood pressure rises along with your weight
The experts stress there are some simple things that can be done to keep you from becoming a victim of the silent killer .You’ll want to print out this important Top 10 and keep it handy. But first...HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED Many drug stores offer free screenings. It's important to keep updated on your numbers
According to the American Heart Association, blood pressure of less than 140 over 90 is considered a normal reading for adults. A systolic pressure of 130 to 139 or a diastolic pressure of 85 to 89 needs to be watched carefully. A blood pressure reading equal to or greater than 140 over 90 is considered elevated or high.
These sound tips compiled from the American Medical Association, and other resources may save your life.
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by Fr. Tommy Lane "..The study was carried out on 22,000 people over nine years. Those who attend church weekly live 10% longer than those who do not. People doubted the results of the findings because they said regular church goers live healthier lives but the study had already taken that into account and had already made adjustments for lower rates of alcohol and tobacco use among church goers. So the researchers stood over their results. Recently Duke University released the results of a study on 4,000 people over the age of 65. Those who prayed regularly had significantly lower blood pressure than those who did not. Those who attended religious services had healthier immune systems. More findings from Duke University and from Dartmouth and Yale Universities show that people in hospital who never attend church regularly have an average stay in hospital three times longer than those who do attend church regularly. Elderly people who never or rarely attend church have a stroke rate almost double that of those who do go to church. Studies in Israel show that religious people have a 40% lower death rate from cardiovascular disease and cancer. So the data is there, the secret is out of the bag, prayer works...
Research: Organic Essential Oils "There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. The wise men brought the Christ Child gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Clinical research now shows that frankincense oil contains very high immune stimulating properties.) In Exodus God gives Moses the formula for "an holy anointing oil". (Exodus 30:22-25) Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are frankincense (17 times), myrrh (17 times), galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnimon, and spikenard. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils. "
"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."-Matthew 2:11
"ALS: �Death sentence� harbinger of so much life
Morris Sun Tribune
Published Saturday, May 19, 2007
By Tom Larson
A benefit spaghetti supper for Curt and Lori Wiese is Wednesday, May 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Assumption Church in Morris. Curt last year was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease.
Curt Wiese was almost relieved when doctors concluded he suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig�s Disease.
Wiese had been dealing with many painful effects of the progressively fatal disease. In recent years, he had surgeries on his neck, shoulder esophogus and heart.
Those procedures all worked, but didn�t really make his life any better. Curt and his wife of 10 years, Lori, last summer sought further tests.
The results were not good. But what the Wieses have learned throughout their ordeal is that so many people are.
Friends, relatives, even strangers have emerged in flocks to help the couple with household chores and offer gifts to help ease Curt�s daily routine.
And the community is sponsoring a benefit spaghetti supper on Wednesday, May 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Assumption Church in Morris.
There will be a free-will offering at the supper, or donations can be sent to: Wiese Benefit, Bremer Bank, P.O. Box 626, Morris, MN, 56267.
All that�s being done to help the former Morris Police Chief has left him and Lori awestruck as they continue to contend with the unknowns of ALS.
�It�s a death sentence, but a lot of positives have come out of it,� Curt said. �We do a lot of crying -- a lot of happy crying. It lets you know again how great it is living in a small town.�
Stunned but not surprised
Wiese, a 62-year-old Hancock native, returned to West Central Minnesota after a stint in the Army in Korea and served his hometown as police chief. He he also served the Roseville police department for 10 years before spending seven years as Tracy�s police chief.
Wiese returned to the area as Morris Police Chief in 1987 and served in that position until he retired in 2001.
A devoted walker, he met Lori during one of his strolls, and they celebrated their 10th anniversary this week.
A few years after his retirement, Curt began noticing a chronically stiff neck. Then, the other maladies began to crop up.
�It�s a hard disease to diagnose,� Curt said. �What really got me was the stiff neck. (Doctors) really think I had this four or five years before I was diagnosed. That�s the weird thing about ALS -- everyone�s different.�
Lori worked in long-term care for 26 years and still works at the Courage Cottage and filling in in discharge at Stevens Community Medical Center. Her medical background didn�t prepare her for Curt�s diagnosis.
�I was totally devastated,� she said. �I had to lay down on the floor; I thought I was going to die. I took care of people for a long time and I never had anyone with ALS. But I knew what is was.�
Curt was stunned but not really surprised.
�I was pretty accepting of it because I finally knew what I had,� he said. �It was almost a relief. It�s not something you look forward to, but it helps you to appreciate a lot.�
As Curt�s ALS progressed, so, too, did the community�s outpouring.
His weakened condition made it almost impossible for Curt to continue the long walks he and Lori often took. But a community member had a brand new scooter that wasn�t being used so he loaded it up, brought it to the Wiese�s home and showed him how to operate it. Recently, the couple made it all the way around a Morris walking trail, Lori on foot and Curt on the scooter.
Others have shown up unannounced to paint the deck at their home. The stories of calls made, the errands run, the generosity offered are almost countless, Lori said.
�This town is incredible,� she said. �We�re humbled.�
Under no illusions
The Wieses are under no illusions about their future.
Some people with ALS live years, some barely make it months beyond their diagnosis. The Wieses attend a support group in St. Cloud for those dealing with ALS. There they met the parents of a 39-year-old woman who discovered she had ALS in December 2006.
�They already buried her,� Lori said.
What makes the disease particularly insidious in that sufferers� mental functions remain intact as their bodies fail.
�If you live long enough, you�ll eventually be totally paralyzed,� Curt said. �You know what�s going on.�
For the more than 127 years that doctors have known about ALS, there�s been only one drug found to slow its progression. And that drug is effective in only some patients and for only about three months. Still, the Wieses say the $900 per month cost of the drug is worth it.
�It it�s three months longer out of a wheelchair or three months longer out of a walker, you�ve going to do it,� Lori said. �It�s a life.�
What also has made ALS research painstaking is that it is so rare.
Only about 5,000 cases are diagnosed nationally per year, and about 100 cases in Minnesota are discovered each year.
Because former Minnesota Twins star Kent Hrbek�s dather died of ALS, Hrbek and the Twins are involved in the fight. The Wieses were able to attend a recent Twins game, and Wiese has rubber bracelets from the team imprinted with �Strike Out ALS.�
But there needs to be more attention paid to the disease if a cure is a possibility.
�It�s such a rare disease it doesn�t attract the attention or the money others do,� Curt said.
Blessing a benefit
But Curt has attracted the attention of those around the area.
One night, friends called up to say they had pizza and were on their way over to share. But they had an ulterior motive: Talking the Wieses into giving their blessings to the benefit supper.
�They were here to bribe us,� Curt said with a smile.
While the Wieses were reticent, they finally conceded to the idea. In a way, letting the community help is a way of helping the community.
�One of the positives from this is that you get to see how good people are,� Curt said. �Some people just can�t do enough. I can�t thank them enough.�
"The Schillings became involved with the ALS foundation through the Phillies. After meeting an ALS patient, they decided this was the right cause to which to devote their efforts. Thus, Schilling's Pitch for ALS was born. Schilling donates $200 for each of his strikeouts and $1,000 for each victory.
..Schilling said the holiday season has taken on deeper meaning since he became a Christian five years ago.
"For me it's about family and giving thanks," he said. "It's a time when we get to be a 'normal' family for a brief period of time. It's impossible to have this kind of atmosphere during the season."
"In 1997, at the age of 58, my mother died of a much accelerated case of Lou Gehrig�s Disease. I will admit that I doubted God for a short period of time and even questioned his methods, wondering how my mom�s death would accomplish the goal of my father�s salvation. But eventually I came to the realization that God was in control, nothing catches him off guard and he alone knows what�s best for each one of his children.
"A Kansas woman who had been unable to speak for nearly three years due to what was believed to be Lou Gehrig�s disease unexpectedly began speaking on Halloween, the Associated Press (AP) reported. A patient at Medicalodge North Post-Acute Care Center in Arkansas City, De Glaze spoke first to her husband, Joe. �She said, �Thank you,�� he told the AP. �It just happened suddenly, and then, wham, she took off [talking]. Then she started complaining.� Joe said his wife�s doctors said they had never seen a Lou Gehrig�s patient regain his or her voice after losing it....."
*posted on Wednesday, July 25th of 2007
"Causes of Allergies..It is also caused by excessive consumption of refined and processed foods, loaded with numerous chemical additives, many of which cause powerful reactions. Emotional and psychological stress can also lead to allergies...
Improving Health with Nutrition : Natural Allergy Remedies
"..What Causes Allergies :
One of the primary causes of allergies is an impaired immune system, which substantially increases the risk of allergic reactions. " This occurs when the immune system becomes stressed due to an overload of toxins, " says C. Gableman, MD, a practitioner of environmental medicine in Encinitas Ca. ..
Treatment of Allergies :
"In order for true healing of allergies to occur, it is necessary to address their cause rather than just treat the outward manifestations or symptoms", says Dr Wilkinson. " This involves identifying the substances a person is allergic to and eliminating them from the diet and environment. At the same time, the body needs to be purged of toxins and the immune system needs to be stimulated....
Diet and Nutrition :
...One way to ensure that the body is receiving a greater supply of nutrients from food, while at the same time minimizing the risk of exposure to allergenic foods, is to increase the variety of foods eaten and rotate them so that they aren't eaten too frequently. This is known as a "rotation diet". ..
Keys of Healing :
Avoid white sugar, and everything made with it....
Regularly practice juice fasting. This will cleanse your system of toxins and residues.
"Allergies -- they�re frustrating, irritating, sometimes life-threatening. Why are some people sensitive to the most ordinary things � milk, nuts, dust -- while others are not? How can you tame an allergy? The experts at WebMD have brought together the best information to help you put your allergies to rest."Allergies: Blood Testing for Allergies, from Webmd "Blood tests are sometimes performed to find out what triggers an allergic reaction and are often used if a patient has a skin condition or is taking medications, such as antihistamines. Such medications can interfere with an allergy skin test, which is a common test used to identify allergy triggers, but in general do not interfere with allergy blood tests."
My dad would always tell me to reflect on my day right before going to bed. This only helps with your memory (mind exercise) and know what errands to do the following day, but also helps me go to bed. Also, I make a list of "praise reports" or blessings ("Count Your Blessings Before you go to bed") in a little pocket calender each day. I then read the Bible- a verse or chapter that pertains to my day as part of my meditation/prayer....
"5. Meditate on the Lord and the things of God (as taught in the Bible)
as you go to bed. David testified, "I will both lay me down in peace, and
sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety" (Psalm 4:8). The
peace of God allows us to sleep. How do we get this peace? First, as I
said earlier, make sure that things are right between you and God.
Confess your known sins to God and commit yourself to His service.
Second, get the word of God in you. That is, read the Bible as you settle
down for the evening. This does not have to be your main Bible-reading
time. In fact, I often use this time to go over some memory verses. Just
get God's word in you. A reading from the Psalms would be very helpful. "
"I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
My Memoirs: Trouble Sleeping? "My prayer for you is that you would allow God to wrap you in His arms and rock you to sleep tonight. I pray that He will quiet your mind and calm your heart. Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has its own worries. May He give you the peace that passes all understanding. I pray that you will be still so that you can hear His still, small voice... can you hear Him? There's nothing better than to fall asleep in the arms of Jesus. Allow Him to sing you to sleep. I pray you will have pleasant dreams. My the Lord bless you and keep. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. Amen."
"..It is important to keep in mind that the individual with sleep apnea is hardly ever aware of having trouble breathing, even upon being woken. It remains a disorder only apparent to others and not the patient since there is no obvious discomfort. Sleep apnea is often recognized as a problem by those who witness the individual during such episodes. Yet another reason to suspect sleep apnea can be its effects on the body which include extreme lethargy, fatigue or sleepiness.."
"Many chronic snorers have complaint that most of the snoring products does not permanently cure their snoring. And this is not far from the truth. In essence, snoring devices relieve snoring, and not a permanent cure. But, do not be disheartened and concede defeat to snoring just yet, apply the 2 step approach might just help you stop snoring tonight...
"..With all of the makeover shows on television, new anti-aging cosmetics, and general obsession with staying young looking, its no surprise that people are willing to spend small fortunes on products and procedures to look and feel younger. But you don�t have to break the bank to look and feel your best. Here are ten easy and inexpensive ways to take years off of your appearance and keep it that way.."
"1. Sleep Well
The average adult needs 8 hours of sleep. So get some shut-eye. If you have trouble sleeping, try meditation, deep breathing, herbal teas (chamomile) or aromatherapy (lavender and clary sage are the best).
2. Eat Healthy
A low stress diet is very beneficial,this means low in sugar, starches and fat. Eat six small meals a day and maintain a balanced diet. CoQ10 and Vitmain E are excellent antioxidants that scavenge free radicals.
3. Have A Sense of Humor
Laughter really is the best medicine. Try reading the comics in the newspaper or being silly with a child. Find something to "lighten" your mood each day.
4. Try Something New or Wacky
Take a belly dancing class or woodworking workshop. Visit www.learningannex.com
5. Keep Your Cool
Self-control and patience are keys to living a stress-reduced life. You can not control what people do or say to you, just how you react to the situation.
6. Stay Active
Exercise not only keeps your body looking good, it also releases endorphins. Join a fitness program or start walking more each day.
7. Have Loving, Supportive, and Positive Relationships
Surround yourself with people who share your interests and are encouraging. Toxic friendships and relationships are energy drainers.
8. Be Honest
Lying means always trying to keep up and remember the lie. This can become a major cause of stress.
9. Think Positive.
Our negative thoughts and fears consume our lives if we let them. Living with past regrets, guilt or resentment is detrimental to your health. Try changing the way you think, it's difficult, but not impossible. A good resource is www.tamingyourgremlin.com
10. Love Yourself
Work on your self-image and self-esteem issues. Don't compare yourself to others, and avoid being too critical about your appearance..."
"..The Human growth hormone (HGH) might be a key element in feeling your best as you age. When HGH was first discovered, its only purpose was thought to be to stimulate body growth to adult size. Recent studies have found that one of the main reasons the body ages is because of the decrease in HGH, which helps the body regenerate.
...For more information on HGH and the GHR capsule please visit www.BIEHealth.us or call (877) 849-4777
"...Secret #7: They stay out of the sun
Nicole Kidman is famously afraid of the sun. She stays out of it at all costs. In fact, many celebrities simply avoid that sun by wearing hats and slathering on sunscreen. They know the sun is the No. 1 cause of prematurely aging skin.
You and I can avoid the sun by not only wearing hats, but getting in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. (I'm also a big fan of teaching sons and daughters about sunscreen very early in life). Find out what the best sunscreen in the world is here . "
Benefits of Donating Blood
Event Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 12:30 pm
End Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 6:30 pm
Location: Oyate Hall
Sponsored by: UMM Blood Drive Committee (For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Come Give Blood at the Fall Blood Drive. Help save a life!
Appointment Sign up with be across from the Turtle Mountain Cafe a couple weeks before the Drive.
If you would like to volunteer at the sign in table or canteen these sign ups will also be up a couple weeks before the drive.
If you have any questions please e-mail Shilo @ email@example.com
"...West Point, Utah: Are there any health benefits from giving blood? If there are, why are these stats not made public?
Dr. Harvey Klein: There are several benefits. The first and most important is that you receive a health history and a limited examination as well as laboratory studies every time you donate blood. So the process of donation has health benefits. There are also a set of studies that show that blood donation is beneficial to your heart. While the medical community doesn't have absolute proof, and we are not sure why that might be, it does appear that people who donate blood regularly may have less heart disease..."
Times for the free event are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. "The Morris Area Health Fair is Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Regional Fitness Center in Morris.
Times for the free event are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Child care is available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and sandwiches will be served.
Free screenings include blood pressure, body fat percentage, hearing screening, flu shots and spine and foot screenings.
There also will be learning sessions on medications, ballet, wellness, protein shakes, flu vaccines, autism, gluten-free eating, group fitness, children's activities and water workouts.
For more information, contact Wayne Morford at ."
"a community of everyday like minded individuals just like you who are interested in sharing with one another our trials and triumphs in achieving our health and wellness goals. We strive to be able to talk with one another openly regarding diseases and natural cures. We are dedicated to bringing to you the latest in Holistic, Natural Cures, Remedies, Alternative Health and information on good old fashioned wholesome down to earth foods and Healthy Living. We promote Organic, Natural and Chemical-free living and would even venture to say we wish to "go green" and are currently expanding into this area as well. We love what we do here and hope that you will come to love it as well."
*run by local church (Morris Community Church) family
"..In 2007 Minnesota lost its designation as the healthiest state in which to live, being edged out by Vermont. Still, it's a most excellent place to live with top ten rankings in 12 of the 20 measurements taken by a health care foundation.
Minnesota leads the nation in the fewest mental health days taken, fewest cardiovascular deaths and least premature deaths. It's also a good state to bring a baby into the world as only one other state ranks higher for low infant mortality.
Minnesota drops into the bottom 25 rankings in only two categories: it places 41st in combating binge drinking and 27th in, strangely enough, access to adequate prenatal care.
Minnesota's uninsured population grew from 7.9 percent to 9.2 in the last year, dropping it from its previous achievement as best in the nation down to number 4. Part of this may be due to cutbacks in MinnesotaCare, a state progam for children and others in poverty."
*watched an interview (July 2005) on Trinity Broadcasting Network, which I personally thought was very informational. He humbly admit that the FTC (see coral) don't accept his product(s) because he feels they see him as a "threat" to the real truth=> "�They� in this case are really several government agencies� U.S. government agencies�and other agencies around the world, and the drug industry primarily, but also it involves the food industry. There are certain groups, including government agencies, as well as the food industry, the drug industry, and even some news and television and newspaper organizations that don't want people to know about cures for diseases that are all natural because people can't make money on all-natural cures. So there are in fact cures for cancer. There are cures for diabetes. There are cures for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There are cures�all-natural cures�for Attention Deficit Disorder, migraine headaches. . . "-HSU & Co
-books: Lose Weight in 30 Days (from 911healthshop), Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About (from isawitontv), and Mega Memory (from selfgrowth)
Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About
How to Avoid College Weight Gain (The Freshman 15) : How to Keep Healthy Foods in Your Dorm Room
"Avoid gaining weight in college (the Freshman 15) with these tips today! This free video answers the questions: What kind of healthy foods can I keep in my dorm room?"
*I gained 10lbs my freshmen year while attending college!
"http://www.RuthannRusso.com - Knowing the limited time you have with your physician, being clear on what you want to address and how you want make a decision is key in ensuring you have the best possible encounter with your physician. Dr Russo provides 10 steps you can take to improve communication with your physician. "
So what are the differences in health care planes, and which one is best for you? This presentation will provide some information. But first: what is health insurance? Health insurance is a form of group insurance, where policy holders share the risk. Not everyone gets sick at the same time, so most of the premiums go to paying the expenses of those who are. For the most part, in the United States, health insurance is provided by private insurance companies who must make a profit. ."
" A Health Savings Account is an alternative to traditional health insurance; it is a savings product that offers a different way for consumers to pay for their health care. HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis.
You must be covered by a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) to be able to take advantage of HSAs. An HDHP generally costs less than what traditional health care coverage costs, so the money that you save on insurance can therefore be put into the Health Savings Account.
You own and you control the money in your HSA. Decisions on how to spend the money are made by you without relying on a third party or a health insurer. You will also decide what types of investments to make with the money in the account in order to make it grow."
HSA; Spend or Save?
"A look at the pros and cons of spending your HSA dollars vs your personal savings."
"- Open a savings account that is solely devoted to funds for health related issues; such as doctor's appointments, prescription, etc. This will provide a nest egg for medical bills when you need it. One plus to this system is that you are not paying a monthly premium to an insurance company for coverage that you may not use for months on end. Any money deposited into a savings account remains there until needed; it is not forfeited or lost if not used.
- Consider purchasing a health care discount card. There are plenty of companies that offer a card for a small monthly fee that will give you discounted services through participating doctors, dentists, and pharmacies. While this is not insurance, it is an affordable way to access health care.
- Look for doctors and dentists offering sliding scale fees for people in lower income brackets. Also, look for doctors and dentists offering reduced fees for services, regardless of income.
- Some doctors and dentists will consider payment plans, if you can not pay the full amount.
- If you are in need of emergency care, go to the ER. A 1986 Federal Law prohibits hospitals that participate in Medicare, which is most American hospitals, from turning away anyone in need of urgent or emergency treatment, even if that person is unable to pay. (This is only for urgent care, however.)
- If you are able to, consider applying for Medicaid or Medicare.
They could be vastly inflated or laden with errors, but even so, don't ignore them. You might be able to negotiate down what you owe or erase your bills completely.
By Liz Pulliam Weston "You may face a wildly inflated bill.
As backward as it may seem, hospitals often charge uninsured patients far more than the discounted prices given to insurance companies and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The "sticker price" for rooms, drugs and medical care for an uninsured person can be two or three times the price paid by insurers, according to the National Consumer Law Center.
The hospital may not tell you that you could qualify for free care or discounts.
Most hospitals have some kind of financial aid for strapped patients. A typical charity program would erase bills entirely for people whose incomes equal 200% or less of federal poverty limits, and it would offer discounts for those with incomes up to 400% of those limits. But hospitals may not publicize these programs or provide much guidance on how to apply.
7 ways to handle the hospital
With that the case, you need to know how to protect yourself if you're facing a big hospital bill and your insurance is inadequate or nonexistent:..
"Work up the courage to ask.
It's not just insurance companies that can negotiate. "The typical insurer gets about a 60 percent discount," explains Gerard Anderson, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management. "If you go into the hospital and ask the chief financial officer, you may get a 30 percent discount, but you have to ask for it. It's totally up to the discretion of the CFO how much they or the person in the billing office are willing to give you."...
" It is a health ministry that I feel God has called me to. The title was derived from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
Back in July 1994, when I was 32 years old, I noticed a picture of myself with a double chin. I hadn't realized how much weight I had gained over the years. I was also sick and tired of being sick and tired, so I began to research health and nutrition from a biblical standpoint. You can read my column, Ask the Nutritionist, and the Article of the Month to see what I have found over the years.
When we, as Christians, realize that our bodies are the temple of God and that we should glorify Him in our body and spirit, we have no choice but to change our diet and lifestyle. My favorite example of such a change is the prophet Daniel. He knew that King Nebuchadnezzar's choice food was unhealthy to his body and spirit so he abstained from it. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is not much different from King Nebuchadnezzar's rich diet, so we must take a long look at what we are putting into God's temple, our bodies."
Worlds Apart: A Series on Cross-Cultural Health Care; Part 1, from youtube.com "Many researchers have studied patient--physician communication and documented the tensions and misunderstandings often seen in this important process. But these concerns are far greater when the patients are minorities or don't understand English well, and when doctors aren't equipped to explain the intricacies of care to people whose cultural beliefs may make American medicine a mystery...."
"Hospitals can be a source of stress and frustration for patients and their families, since they are most vulnerable when they are there and are placed at the mercy of values and beliefs not their own. It is common for people from other countries to travel here for health care since the U.S. offers the finest in medical technology and expertise worldwide. Since our hospitals were built by European-Americans for European-Americans, their values, such as autonomy, independence and privacy, prevail in our institutions. Patients who have immigrated or are visiting from other countries often value the family over the individual or view the male head of household as the decision maker for the patient. Families may be more apt to assist the patient in "self-care" functions while the medical staff thinks the patient should value gaining independence as a critical goal of recovery. The U.S. health care system tries to provide privacy for patients by limiting visiting hours and rarely offers sleeping accommodations for visitors. Many non-Anglo patients prefer just the opposite. ..."
"Lia Lee was a three-month-old Hmong child with epilepsy. Her doctors prescribed a complex regimen of medication designed to control her seizures. However, her parents felt that the epilepsy was a result of Lia "losing her soul" and did not give her medication as indicated because of the complexity of the drug therapy and the adverse side effects. Instead, they did everything logical in terms of their Hmong beliefs to help her. They took her to a clan leader and shaman, sacrificed animals and bought expensive amulets to guide her soul's return. Lia's doctors felt her parents were endangering her life by not giving her the medication so they called Child Protective Services and Lia was placed in foster care. Lia was a victim of a misunderstanding between these two cultures that were both intent on saving her. The results were disastrous: a close family was separated and Hmong community faith in Western doctors was shaken.1
How can physicians-in-training prepare for situations like Lia's?..."
"... well-known philosopher, author and lecturer, was born in Scotland in 1931. He lived and worked in Canada for many years, and since 1973 has been lecturing at universities and clinics in that country and throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Banks’ unique philosophy and perceptions have provided new insights in the fields of psychology and education and have in fact bridged the gap between psychology and spirituality. "
*referred by Mary M. ("nutritionist too"), who helped get my blood when I donated this evening (Wed. Oct 8th of 2008) at the local college campus (UMM)
"Knowing which supplements to take can be overwhelming. In this week's episode of Vitamin Junkeys, Jennifer Lyall and naturopath Dr. JJ Dugoua review what are supplements, what are the best ones to take and how to choose the right supplements "
"The landscape of healthcare is changing. The location for service is changing from hospital-based to alternative locations - home, rehabilitation center, subacute care center, and urgent care center. Clients cross international borders to receive healthcare. The age of the client is changing from younger clients to older clients. Healthcare personnel are changing from a common ethnic origin to a variety of ethnic origins. Clients come from many different ethnic backgrounds. All of this change creates the need for healthcare personnel to be familiar with transcultural or intercultural principles of care..."
" 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. [a]
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones. .."-Proverbs 3
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”