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When I was 15, the televisions show called Eye on LA visited my house to do an interview with me on the martial arts for a spot they were producing on Ninjitsu. They also wanted to see my backyard as I had turned my 2000 square foot garden into a fully fledged ninja training camp. This series of articles is going to tell you what I had in my backyard so you too can create your own martial arts backyard dojo too. Since there have been a lot of developments in the arena of fitness and martial arts gear, you should be able to come up with a more modern version of a training location.

Before I begin.

If you are just beginning to place some items into your yard, garage or large room – do not worry too much about looks at first. Your first priority is performance and training. As you progress, you can focus on improving the look and feel of your workout location. This means that you can start by throwing in some used tires, old weights, or whatever you can find at the dump that can be somehow converted into a training tool. In the beginning, get very creative.

I have not put the items (or tips and ideas) in any particular order and since this is article one of many, you will need to review the other articles for the full scope of what to include.


I started training on 4×4 wood (covered in duct tape) balance beams in the martial arts as part of a warm up. They are great for improving balance as well as working on your kicks. In my backyard I was lucky as we already had some long wooden poles about 12 feet each. They were being used as a sort of border before the fence that led to a schoolyard. They were similar in size to a 4×4 only they had rounded edges. Because they were meant to look rough, I had to worry about getting splinters. However, they were a welcome addition to my obstacle course.

I have used everything from a fallen coconut tree to a simple block of wood (4×4) from Home Depot. Whatever you use, try to find something that you can walk across in your bare feet. You can raise the beam for more of a challenge or just leave it on the ground as it is.

Here are a few ways to use a balance beam:

Basic training

Simply practice walking across the beam or beams. Then try walking faster or even running across the beams. Finally, close your eyes and try to walk from one end of the beam to the other. This is a lot harder than it sounds.

Slow motion kicks

One simple exercise we use in our camps is for students to perform slow motion kicks (like front kicks) on the beams as they walk across the beam from one end to the other. For example:

  • Step up onto one end of the beam
  • Focus first on getting your balance
  • Perform a front kick step-by-step in slow motion
  • Take a step forward and repeat the process with the other leg

The above training is simple, but it will drastically improve your balance as well as your kicks. Good kicks to work on are:

  • The low sweep kick and front kick (easiest as you do not have to pivot the foot as much).
  • Side kicks and round kicks (harder as you need to move more and maintain balance)

You should be familiar with the coil position, pivot, extension and recoil parts of any kick. The main idea is to perform the kicks slow. It is much harder to throw a kick slow (breaking it into 1 second parts for example) than it is to throw a fast kick. You can also combine the training and perform one at a slow speed, another at medium speed and the final kick at a fast pace. Kicking slow will develop the muscles and parts of the body that create the foundation for powerful kicks. Kicking fast will help you advanced balance (adjusting and regaining balance …


Anytime you can have two for the price of one, that’s a great deal. That is one of the reasons I am rather impressed with the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. It bears the versatility of an elliptical mixed with a stepper and the convenience of being able to use both functions in the same workout.

Simple Switching Between Elliptical and Stepper – The modification knobs that are on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper let switching from one feature to the other a smooth and simple operation. All you have to do is connect the adjustment knobs to the rail caps and you have a fully functioning stepper home gym. And with the simple movement of switching those adjustment knobs to attach to the pedal sliders, you turn your unit to an elliptical trainer. It is just that simple.

Two Functions for Maximum Exercise Possibilities – the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper comes packed with alternatives so you can customize your workout program. There are 12 built in programs that you can begin with to make as many as four personalized exercise regimens. Using the option to switch between the elliptical and stepper mode, you receive a thorough body workout while hitting your cardio exercise objectives at the same time in a low impact setting. Obviously some design and engineering genius went into the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper to offer this much functionality in one home gym.

Many Sports and Many Exercise Goals – To obtain the best you can attain in utilizing the elliptical mode of the Stamina 55-2065 Elliptical, you would need to take up cycling, skiing, stair climbing, and walking. But you can get the good of all of those sports in one workout on this home gym system. There are forward and reverse motions that focus on different exercise goals and muscle groups. The forward mode helps tone the hips, thighs, quadriceps, and buttocks. The reverse mode develops the thighs, calves, hamstrings, and lower buttocks. Joined together, you get a complete lower body toning in one exercise session.

The Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper Review – Negative Aspects

More Resistance Please – while the number of resistance levels that come with the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper are acceptable, if there were some extra levels at the higher resistance extremes, that would stretch the use of the machine if you ever did get in fantastic shape to get good from it.

Not Really a Body Fat Calculator – It seems foolish that there is a body fat computer on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. You really can only get a correct measurement of body fat utilizing a pinch caliper. So Stamina could have forgot this feature entirely.

More of a Heart Rate Approximation – If you employ the heart rate monitor on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper and then take your heart rate using another method, the elliptical will not be very accurate. So don’t count heavily on heart rating measurements you get from the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. If a precise heart rate is important to your exercise program, it is suggested to purchase a detached monitor that is committed to this task.


Source by Kevin Kapsi


Hi ~ My EzineArticles ~ Reader 🙂

Thank you for taking of your valuable time to see what this Rascal has to say :))

How do you like this Article’s Title?

A friend once said, “You Have A Flair For The Dramatic.”

I will keep this one brief :)))

For years ~ I have suffered from “Migraine Headaches” 🙁 🙁 I use 2 frowning smilies symbols to illustrate how severe these headaches are :((

I Have Had Migraines That Hung On For Days :(( Nothing would provide lasting relief :(( When a Migraine finally did go away ~ His Brother From Hell was sure to arrive !!!

Well ~ “Oil Pulling” just “Knocked Out My Migraine ~ In 10-Minutes flat”!!! :))

My “Miserable Migraines” are as a “Direct Result” of a “Soy Allergy” 🙁 Yes ~ the “Mean SoyBean” that the sick business “Beancounters” have foisted onto the public under the guise of being ~ “Good For You”~ for their own economic gain :((

God made other “Poison Plants” too ~ But HE never intended for His Mankind Creation To consume them in virtually all of their prepared foods :(( A tsp. of Mao’ in a salad dressing or ~ on a sandwich ~ will mean a “Mean Migraine” :(( I Seriously doubt if the “SoyBean” was resident in “The Garden Of Eden” 🙁

I realize that I Am “Running The Risk”of being sued by the growers for “Defamation of SoyBean Character” ~ especially if my article is widely circulated and negatively affects world markets :((

Yet ~ the “Money Mongers should realize that they “Can’t get any blood out of this turnup”!!!

Still ~ they may manage to silence me? Please ~ do forward this brief article to your friends and post this ~ my “SoyBean Sickness” Article ~ to ALL “Human Beings” that you care about :))) They may be glad that you did :))

Let’s “Save The Planet” from the “Savage Ravage Of SoyBean Destruction”!!!

I have a friend from Hawaii 🙂 Joe said that “Dole has been plowing under the Pineapple Plantation’s Lands ~ To Plant More Profitable SoyBeans” :((

I can only imagine what other “Covert ~ Sly ~ SoyBean Operations” are already underway :((

All Right ~ Not Everyone IS “Allergic” To “Stinkin’ SoyBeans”~ As Am I 🙁 Soy and SoyBeans are very”Succulent and Tasty” :)) What A Clever Disguise?

Nearly All of the “Vitamin E” IS derived from the “Sadistic SoyBean” 🙁 Is “The Traditional Medicine Community” involved in this “SoyBean Coverup” ~ for “MegaMoney”?

I Am Certain ~ That “Medical Experts” Can Be Brought Forward ~ To Dispute My “Dangerous Allegations” ~ “Attack My Character” ~ And “Prove Me Wrong” :((

This is a “Follow-up Article” ~ actually Article # 2 of a new “Health” series ~ involving my personal experience with “Oil Pulling Therapy” :))))

If you are a “1st Time Reader”~ you might want to read my 1st ezine article on the subject of “Oil Pulling”?

1st “Oil Pulling” Series Article.

I Ask You ~ My Valued Readers ~ To Answer These 5 Questions:

1. “Has ANY Legitimate Medical Research Been Published ~ That Substantiates that The SoyBean IS NOT “A Health Risk Hazard?”;

2. “Animal Lover’s ~ Dare we allow the “Researchers” to “Subject Future Felines ~ Dire Dogs ~ And Endangered Primates ~ To The Evils Of Establishing Scientific Evidence That The SoyBean Is Not Safe?? Perhaps, Mosquitoes Or Fruit Flies??”;

3. “Would There Be Anything Left For Our Supermarkets To Sell ~ Except Good For You Fresh Foods ~ A Few Canned “Veggies” ~ and Ketchup ~ If ALL Of The Products Containing “Partially Hydrogenated” SoyBean’s Derivatives Were Removed From The Shelves ~ While The Needed Analysis and Research Was Completed???”;

4. “Will The Fast Food Joints ~ Like McDonald’s ~ Survive This More Devastating Disclosure Challenge Than The “SuperSize” Movie????”;

5. “Will Mother Earth’s ~ Old Mother Hubberd ~ When She Returns To Her Cupboard ~ Again Find It Bere?????”

For The Good Of The Planet Earth ~ The Very Survival Of Mankind And Future Generations ~ For The Protection Of Our God’s Great Universe ~ For The Benefit Of Soon To Be Revealed …


The emergency service professionals play a large role in providing immediate medical attention to people in all areas of the world. Another phrase for “Emergency Medical Services” is ‘EMS’ for short. The service is activated through the use of a phone call to a special telephone number, which is usually ‘911’.

The common rule of thumb for activating the emergency medical services is to do so anytime that you suspect that an emergency is apparent. You should not hesitate to contact EMS, even if the situation of the emergency is not clear and you are still unsure of all of the details. If you are not alone, send another person to call 911 while you perform emergency medical care.

When you call, an emergency operator will ask for basic information about the emergency and your address. You will then be asked about the emergency situation and what has taken place. Your answers will help the dispatcher determine the appropriate medical response teams that might need to be sent to the emergency location. Even if you are not sure about any specifics, you will have started the potential life saving chain of events for all who are involved.

In the case that you are the victim, and you are unable to speak on the phone, the EMS operator will automatically know your address and will be able to respond to your emergency. However, this situation is not the same when you call from a cell phone. They might be able to tell who owns the phone, but there will not be an address for the EMS team to report to.

At the same time as your call, a separate person, or emergency dispatcher will likely be alerting the appropriate resources to respond. Remain in contact with the emergency operator until EMS providers arrive or you are instructed to hand up. In many EMS systems, emergency operators are trained to help guide your care. If possible have another person call so you can provide emergency care such as CPR, First Aid or rescue breathing.

Another guideline when dealing with the activation of emergency medical services is if the victim is a child or infant who is unresponsive, then you should try some type of rescue breathing for at least two minutes before making the call. This situation would be the opposite, and ring true for the above information, if the victim were an adult. In that case, you would need to contact EMS immediately before attempting any type of care.

The reason for taking the two different approaches is due the fact that most child or infant emergencies involve chocking and require immediate live saving rescue breaths. An unresponsive adult emergency usually involves heart related issues. Emergencies such as this require time sensitive help from EMS responders with an AED and the appropriate drugs for resuscitation. Therefore you should call 911 immediately so as to have responders at the scene as soon as possible. Immediately after the call you would begin helping the victim.

Being prepared for an emergency can save the life of family members and friends. Be prepared by taking a CPR Training course. If you have already taken a class in the past, be sure to keep your skills updated by taking a refresher course.


Source by David P. Lee


Losing and maintaining weight and keeping fit is a lifetime goal that requires dedication and patience to achieve and maintain. Although the key to accomplishing this goal is relatively simple; i.e., proper exercise and a well balanced diet, as you know, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy”. Moreover, your real challenge lies in your ability to maintain your newly gained and hard-won fit physique. This is most easily accomplished with increased toning of your muscles, while of course, staying lean.

Fortunately, with the advent of the Trikke cambering vehicle, gaining and maintaining a healthy form has never been easier or more exciting. If you love getting out and enjoying the outdoors, and you’ve not experienced the Trikke scooter yet, you’re in for a treat!

As a human powered vehicle, your Trikke HPV requires your continuous body movement in order to launch it and keep it going. The Trikke is actually easier to learn than mastering a bicycle, which is a really good thing for some of us out-of-shape over 20-somethings 🙂

After your initial lesson to get comfortable on your new Trikke, you can start an outdoor adventure program that serves also as a weight loss and fitness regimen by following these five easy steps:

1. Propel your Trikke scooter and start your workout. Alternatively push and pull the handlebars to generate a slow forward movement. To maintain the momentum, you will continuously lean and push the handlebars towards the right, then left. For beginners, propelling the Trikke may take time and practice. Regardless of whether you can propel your Trikke scooter on your first try or after several attempts, the continuous arm thrusts required to move your Trikke forward gives your arm and shoulder muscles a great workout. But the benefits are not limited to just your arms and shoulders…read on, my friend!

2. Start cruising on your Trikke scooter and tone your core muscles. You need to twist your upper body in a series of “S” turns while slightly leaning your weight into the inside of the turn to start cruising. This will cause a continuous and rhythmic contraction of your core muscles, namely your abs, back and hip muscles. Over time, with regular Trikke training, these muscles will appear well-defined and toned.

3. Accelerate your Trikke, burning fat to lose weight. You will learn to regulate your speed while cruising along on your Trikke by using different groups of muscles.

To achieve maximum speed, you have to start moving your upper and lower body synchronously by applying a little weight or kick on your right foot when turning left and vice versa upon reaching what many Trikke riders term as the “sweet spot.”

In order to gain speed, more muscles need to contract, hence more energy will be needed causing fats to be burned to supply the needed energy. In fact, studies have estimated that riding the Trikke at a speed of 15 km/hr will burn approximately 500 Kcal per hour. Cruising at a faster rate of 17.5 km/hr will burn up to 700 kcal per hour. And upon reaching the maximum speed, you will end up burning more than 1000 kcal per hour.

This is an effective, not to mention fun way for you to achieve weight loss while enjoying the exhilaration of speeding your Trikke around your neighborhood or taking your Trikke on vacation to better see the local sites.

4. Just like anything, the more you ride your Trikke, the better you will get at it. As they say “Practice Trikke-ing makes perfect Trikke-ing.” (Just kidding, :-0 “they” don’t really say that.) As you continue Trikke-ing, you will learn to tone specific parts of your body. As you become proficient on your Trikke, you will learn to control the degree of your body movement while cruising along. If you want to work specific muscle groups, you can always increase or decrease the twisting of your body while speeding along on your Trikke.

Furthermore, changing the height of the handlebars on your Trikke will also help work different muscle groups. Raising the Trikke handlebars will result in greater lower body workouts. The higher you raise your handlebar, the easier it is to perform the …


Looking at the estimates by the United Nations (UN), the global population is increasing rapidly to reach 9.5 billion by the end of 2050. Along with increasing population and globalization, the global demand for food products is rising significantly. The world is undergoing various socioeconomic changes such as rising disposable income, ageing population, and urbanization. Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and aware of the contribution of protein-rich food in healthy living, which is causing a transition in dietary patterns at the individual level. Increasing needs for adding protein in a healthy diet is leading to boost demand for protein ingredients globally.

Proteins – Building Blocks of Muscle Tissues

Proteins are organic compounds that are primarily made of 20 different types of amino acids. Amino acids play many critical roles by supporting almost all the metabolic processes in the human body. As the body cannot produce some types of amino acids, introducing protein-rich food products in a diet is important so as to avoid protein-deficiencies. Consumption of adequate amount of proteins is necessary for building muscles and repairing body tissues. Proteins act as a big source of energy for the human body and improve immunity to fight antigens such as virus and bacteria. Subsequently, growing awareness about the importance of its consumption in a diet is boosting the growth of the protein ingredients market.

Types of Proteins Based on its Original Source

Food products that contain all the types of amino acids are referred as complete proteins. Complete proteins are usually derived from animal-based food products. On the other hand, proteins derived from plant-based foods, which are called complementary proteins, are not considered as complete proteins. Plant-based foods need to be consumed in combination with animal-based food in order to add complete proteins in a diet.

As the human body cannot store proteins, plant-based foods and animal-based foods are the only sources for providing proteins to the body. Foods that contain animal-based proteins are fish, meat, eggs, dairy, and poultry, and foods that contain plant-based proteins mainly include nuts, lentils, and beans. Proteins derived from plants and animals are distinguished according to different types of amino acids contained in plant-based and animal-based foods. Animal-based protein ingredients contain a wide range of essential amino acids, whereas some plant-based proteins contain a relatively lower amount of amino acids. Even though some types of vitamins and nutrients are high in animal protein sources, consuming certain types of meat can cause diseases.

Consumers are becoming more conscious about their dietary intake and making critical choices while adding protein ingredient to their diet. Protein ingredient manufacturers in the world are keenly monitoring the factors influencing purchasing decisions of consumers. Consumer insights are expected to make a significant impact on the manufacturing and marketing strategies of protein ingredient manufacturers in the world.

Product Innovation to be a Popular Trend Among Protein Ingredient Manufacturers

Arla Foods, a Denmark-based manufacturer of dairy products, recently launched a new range of Complementary Feeding products that contain high-quality whey protein. The new product range supports dietary transition in infants from breast milk or infant formula to solid foods. The company also stated that the Complementary Feeding range contains whey protein extracted from cows’ milk as a primary ingredient, which delivers several health benefits such as allergy management, gut health, and bone development in babies.

FrieslandCampina DMV B.V, a global player in the protein ingredients market, unveiled a new product ‘Nutri Whey Native’, which is a natural and pure source of whey protein. The company incorporated advanced technologies such as ceramic microfiltration technology to ensure the nativity of the product. It targets growing consumer needs for natural and healthy products, by adding a high nutritional value in the product. More than 14% of leucine contents in ‘Nutri Whey Native’ make it simpler to reach the adequate levels of leucine for excellent muscle protein synthesis.

Cargill Inc., one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world, is currently focusing more on recognizing the exact consumer demands and introducing innovative protein ingredients. Cargill Inc. polled over 1,000 Americans in Dec. 2017 for its Feed4Thought survey, according to which around 62% millennials showed interest in protein ingredients with natural supplements. In the conclusion of the …


Maria Pascucci, president of Campus Calm, had the opportunity to talk with Richard Kadison, M.D., about why high schools and colleges are seeing a rise in the number of stressed-out students battling mental health problems. Kadison is the chief of the Mental Health Service at Harvard University Health Services and author of College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It. Kadison has specialized in campus mental health and student mental health treatment throughout his career.

Campus Calm: Why are college campuses seeing a rise in the number of students with mental health issues?

Kadison: There are lots of reasons we’re seeing a rise in the number of students with mental health issues. We’re seeing more students who get diagnosed with serious problems in high school and they’re functioning well enough to get to college. That’s one group. I think there is the millennial group of students with what are described as helicopter parents who hover over them, and basically make decisions for them. You know the old metaphor about teaching people to fish instead of getting them fish. I think there’s a lot of handing out of fish that goes on in high school. Kids are also being shuttled from one activity to another, kind of building their college resume and not having much down time and not really feeling passionate about things.

Campus Calm: How big of a part does the lack of sleep, eating right and exercising play in students being stressed out?

Kadison: The lack of sleep, I think, is a huge issue. College students are sleeping an average of 6 1/2 hours each night and they definitely experience symptoms of sleep deprivation, which screws up their immune systems, impairs their academic functioning and makes them more susceptible to depression and bipolar disorder.

Exercise is another huge issue. There’s good evidence for milder forms of depression, four days of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise works as well as antidepressant medication. A lot of students get busy, stop exercising and eating healthy, get more depressed, have more difficulty getting their work done, then start stressing out and have more difficulty sleeping. They get into this vicious cycle.

Campus Calm: How much of a part does perfectionism play in the lives of stressed-out students? How does Harvard’s counseling center deal with academic perfectionism amongst students?

Kadison: That’s certainly a big issue here and I would say, most elite schools. I talked to the directors of the other ivies. There are two major thrusts. I would say one is trying to create some balance in students’ lives. They need to take care of themselves. Working all the time is not the best way to live. Having conversations with them about excellence versus perfection and working hard and trying to focus. But no one test, no one course, no one situation is going to make or break your life. Lives take twists and turns that none of us expect.

Number one: you need to learn how to be resilient. Number two: learn some techniques and skills to manage stress because what you have in high school and college isn’t going to change once you get out into the real world.

Campus Calm: Whom do you see more of: overachieving guys or girls? Is it true that women seek help more than young men? Why or why not?

Kadison: In terms of more women seeking care, I think probably that’s because women are more tuned into their emotions. There’s less stigma. I don’t think the numbers are different — it’s just that men aren’t always wise enough to come in to talk to some one about it.

Campus Calm: How do you work to help students find meaningful ways to base their identities beyond grades & awards?

Kadison: That’s exactly the challenge. It’s people figuring out who they are — we all have faults, we all make mistakes and we all do things we wish we hadn’t done. The key is really to get to know yourself, figure out how to accept yourself and do the best that you can. Getting students outwardly focused, again in balance, so that they’re engaged in their …


Toolbox meeting is part of daily routine for Offshore Oil & Gas Workers. Main reason is to identify hazard and to ensure all safety pre-cautions are in place before and during execution of works. This toolbox meeting is monitored and supervised by Safety Officer. Safety officer is also another interesting jobs. For those who are interested to become one, below are the safety officer roles, responsibilities and qualifications.

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assist Management in developing and implementing their HSE plans and advise on operational safety matters related to the works.
  • Co-ordinate and conduct inspections/audits of facilities and activities to ensure compliance to safe and good work practices in accordance to statutory requirement of the Factories and Machinery ACT and all safety Procedures.
  • Have the ability to communicate in written and spoken English & Local language.
  • Give safety presentation with the objective to enhance the Health, safety and Environment awareness of all workers.
  • Assist in accident investigation, reporting and monitor their follow up in accordance to safety procedures.
  • Qualifications
  • Must have 5 years working experience in Supervisory position in the related field of oil and gas industry.
  • Must possess a recognized Diploma in an engineering discipline or a recognized Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) or completed training and assessment by National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and have a minimum of 3 years experience working in OSH or minimum 10 years working experience in OSH.
  • Must have attended the following local safety courses conducted by Safety Training Institution:
  • Supervisory Safety
  • Accident Investigation Skill
  • First Aider
  • Basic Fire Fighting and BA
  • Must have attended the following local courses relevant to their operation:
    • Sea Survival.
    • Crane & lifting operation.
    • Scaffolding inspection
    • Permit to Work System
    • Authorized Gas Tester Certification Course.
    • Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
  • Must posses knowledge and skill on:
    • Hazard and effect Management Process/Risk Management
    • HSE cases
    • Emergency response
    • Law, Regulation & Permits
    • HSE Auditing

    There is a popular saying among Offshore Oil and Gas personnel about safety. It is “Come in One Piece & Back in One Piece


    Source by Sulaiman Sabur


    "I'm Waiting for My Diagnosis Before I Do Anything."

    It astonishes me how many times subscribers to my Healing Auto Immune Disease Newsletter tell me they are not doing anything to help themselves, until their doctor labels them ! Is it lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or a long list of other potential disease 'labels', all of which are inflammatory issues that have simple, common sense, safe, no cost solutions to help start the healing process !! This, all the while experiencing painful, even debilitating autoimmune symptoms such as severe fatigue, muscle pain, extreme joint pain / arthritic symptoms, fever, migraines, skin rash, hair loss, kidney issues, (etc).

    The first line of defense should never include a 'wait and see what your diagnosis is' approach.

    The first line of defense should include an immediate, full out attack on anything that creates inflammation! For example, a lupus diet (anti inflammatory) has shown drastic improvements for most, as do many supplements aimed at realigning the immune systems faulty 'attack' message. These are 2 of the most powerful and simple steps one suffering from an inflammatory disease can do.

    Only you, not your physician, must take full responsibility for your health!

    Unfortunately, the diagnosis of lupus (and other related autoimmune issues) often take months, more commonly years to diagnose, all the while a simple, natural, and effective healing protocol could have been initiated. Add to this the possibly of avoiding unnecessary hospital visits, future meds, reducing the need for current ones, and avoiding serious, often devastating side effects from prescription drugs and worsened symptoms.

    Start a healing regime with natural common sense solutions to wellness that include (but not limited to):

    Body- The right food / nutrients that support the healing process with lupus diet do's and don'ts, ensuring healthy digestion and absorption of food particles, supplementation, eliminating toxins, promoting an alkaline internal terrain, etc.

    Mind – Stress reduction, Eastern Healing strategies, Self-Healing Visualizations, Power of the Mind / Attitude etc.

    Spirit – Faith, Prayer, Meditation, Support from loved ones

    … with immediate implementation!

    Each of the above is a safe, natural, common sense approach that supports the body in the healing process. (Of course, get the approval of your health specialist with any change to your diet or lifestyle).

    As you blast the fire of disease with everything at your disposal, have your team of experts (hopefully this includes a naturopath or alternative health expert in the mix) help you identify the root culprit so you can further target it, once it's been found.

    For some it's food / digestion related, for others it's environmental / toxin related, or perhaps it's acute and / or chronic stress (as it was with me), or even meds known to trigger lupus. Many people never find the root cause of their symptoms, yet by implementing the right healing protocol still improve, if not reverse their symptoms.

    In the meantime, minimize the fire and keep it from spreading!

    Far too many people 'wait and see' position leads them straight into avoidable flares, even worse, serious long-term health consequences. The sad news is it could have been prevented, or at minimum significantly reduced with a pro-active, common sense natural approach to healing.

    Please note, this is not to say there aren't issues specific to disease. Of course there are. However, getting on a natural, healthy protocol is in your favor. Get off the culprits that are known to be harmful to health. White foods (sugar, salt, flour, dairy), fatty foods, processed foods, and alcohol, are just a few common sense 'diet don'ts'.

    Fact: The foundational principles for healing is 85% the same for all disease. Therefore, why wait for a label?

    Most doctors aren't taught healing methodology. They're expertise is in disease, the diagnosis of it, and utilization of prescription drugs for a symptomatic, treatment approach that suppress symptoms versus heal the root cause. Symptom suppression can be very helpful at times and over short term, however this paradigm is a non-curative approach.

    In fact, serious legal issues are now associated with people or institutions making 'curative' claims (even if claims are scientifically substantiated). Recently I was excited to hear a claim from a Canadian University, whose research …


    At one time or another, you are bound to find yourself in the midst of a Health, Wealth, or Romance (relationship) crisis – or a combination thereof – and left to wonder what if anything should or could you do.

    So, what should or could you do?

    The first thing that you need to do is realize and understand the relationship these three very important factors in your life have in common. Something many people take for granted, isolating one from the other; hence, the only outcome, more often than not, is an escalation of the problem.

    The solution, in all reality, is relatively simple – You must see the three, Health, Wealth & Romance as the whole of A Better LifeStyle. To quote Frank Sinatra, "You can't (shouldn't) have one without the other". It's a cycle you should not even attempt to disturb, much less break.

    The degree of harmony and balance you maintain with Health, Wealth & Romance will be a determining factor in your lifestyle. If you haven't done this already … It's Never Too Late!

    Health – Accommodate a proper healthy diet and exercise routine (doesn't need to be every day nor strenuous).

    Limit Fatty Foods

    Keep a low in fat. Saturated fat such fried foods, chocolate, cakes, and biscuits should not be a part of your regular diet. Unlike unsaturated fats, this fat is easily deposited as fatty tissue and will convert into cholesterol, causing your blood cholesterol level to go up, often to unsafe measures.

    Reduce "Empty Calories"

    Empty Calories are all those things you consume which are high in energy. However good this may sound on the surface, this energy comes from things such as alcohol and sugary drinks and serves no benefit in the nourishment of your body – not to mention that this energy is also short-lived. Consumed in "moderation", these drinks may pause no real problem, however.

    Eat Foods Rich in Calcium and Iron

    Calcium – is essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones.
    Iron – helps deliver oxygen throughout the body

    The Breakfast Myth Unfolded

    Simply put – Don't skimp on it. A hearty breakfast will provide you the energy needed to push forward through your day at the office (or wherever you may work).

    A Few Tips For Healthy Breakfasts:

    – Fresh fruit, whole grain (bread or cereal)
    – Rolled oats made with quick oats
    – Toast with a thin spread of margarine (polyunsaturated or monounsaturated).
    – A small glass of orange juice
    – Yogurt (preferably plain) with some fresh fruit topping

    Never, ever underestimate the importance that a regular exercise routine, no matter how medium, is to maintain a healthy body and mind.

    Wealth – Although most commonly defined in financial terms … It is better defined in terms of "the degree of happiness in your life (loved ones, friends, etc.). Nevertheless, financial" does "play a big role in accommodating for the other two aspects of Health and romance. That's why it's essential that you find the right system – one that is time-tested and meets your needs and expectations. Just be aware of the many ill-intended "gurus" offering their less-than -complete system; full of empty promises.

    Romance – By far could be the most interesting, yet disappointing, and frustrating of the three. However, what you want to keep in mind, whether man or woman, is that the best practices to follow are faithfulness & truthfulness. This piece of fact comes to you from 40+ years of marriage (yep, to the same woman). with this one the cards may very well always be on the table, so walk lightly … and whatever you do – adhere to those two best practices.

    A Better LifeStyle


    Source by Sammi C

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