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Whole Body Hyperthermia at CANCER is curable NOW with Dr. Henning Saupe Kassel Arcadia Clinic

November 7th, 2015 No comments

Recently as I was researching Saunas I came across the use of IR Saunas for cancer treatment.. It’s known as HyperThermia treatment.. Here’s an interesting video from Germany on full body IR Hyperthermia.

 

“Learn how to reverse and heal cancer with Dr. Henning Saupe and Marcus Freudenmann”

 

Making Water from the Air – YouTube Playlist

January 6th, 2014 No comments


Here’s a play list on youtube that shows how you can make water from the air.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQlXWf-GpyQ&list=PLfcN1PUKhSMY3wUMnKVZOXz-3_93wZ_uo

 

 

Fun Hobby: Gold Prospecting

June 3rd, 2013 No comments

I live in Minnesota, we don’t have much gold to speak of. I like to go on quiet walks and I like to take photos. For me, potography and biking are a couple nice excuses to be outdoors. I am considering exploring a new outdoors hobby: gold prospecting.

In Minnesota you cant expect to make any profit looking for gold, and laws allow only for gold “panning”.  If you like rocks and minerals this might be a rewarding activity to try.

I am a newbie to this, below I listed some resources I am researching, please let me know of other useful websites or areas within MN (especially the TC, and west and south the state) where  panning might yield  something.

 

thanks

 

Resources:

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/recgeo.pdf  (Recreational Geology in Minnesota)

http://umwgold.com/

http://www.minnesotagoldprospectors.org/

http://www.mngs.umn.edu/service.htm

http://goldminingandprospecting.blogspot.com/2011/03/gold-occurrences-in-minnesota.html

http://www.goldfeverprospecting.com/migodi.html

http://mn.umwgold.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MNGold/

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/geologyrec/index.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/minnesotagoldprospectors/

http://projects.geothunder.com/2013/02/24/placer-gold-deposits-in-minnesota/

Since people are limited to “panning” in Minnesota many seem to like using a pyramid pro pan from fossicker

 

pyramid pro pan from fossicker

 

Nine Hours of Relaxing Beach Waves

November 23rd, 2012 No comments

This is so relaxing

Use it while reading, while relaxing, while meditating..

 

After a few minutes I noticed myself going into an altered state of awareness (like a trans) from these repeating beach wave sounds.

Any sounds of nature can be relaxing, especially water, like rain, a little stream or beach waves.

This video is 9hrs of this.

 

 

also find this article at http://ezmbh.blogspot.com/2012/11/nine-hours-of-relaxing-beach-wave-sounds.html

New Resource Page Added

October 20th, 2011 No comments

This is a website announcement.

I added an online shamanism resources page here. You can find it listed under the related/useful links directory.

shamanism

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Grounding / Earthing Commentaries

December 3rd, 2010 2 comments

Below you will find commentaries relating to human earthing and grounding

  1. Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D., The Earth’s Electrical Surface Potential A summary of present understanding | View
  2. James Oschman, Ph.D., Can Electrons Act as Antioxidants? A Review and Commentary | View
  3. James Oschman, Ph.D., Charge transfer in the living matrix | View
  4. James Oschman, Ph.D., Perspective: Assume a spherical cow: The role of free or mobile electrons in bodywork, energetic and movement therapies | View
  5. Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACC, FACN, CNS | View

If any of these documents or links are missing/broken please contact me I have copies.

Everybody Deserves Health — Useful Websites

April 21st, 2010 2 comments

131307_fistThis article has links to 4 very useful websites that contain useful information on how you can take control of your health:

WebMD – Comprehensive medical news, health information, expert commentary and supportive community areas.

Dr. Weil – Noted author and expert on alternative health and natural healing.

National Institute of Health – Your tax dollars at work; Possibly the most comprehensive health information on the Internet

The World Research Foundation – The World Research Foundation Library “contains over 25,000 books of information on all forms of health therapies and treatments from around the world.  We realize that many people cannot physically visit our library or do not have the time necessary to conduct thorough research.  As a service to our patrons, we continually review these volumes (as well as thousands of articles from magazines and medical journals) and organize the data into information packets.  Each packet typically contains from 300 to 500 pages of previously published material on a specific medical problem and therapies that have been used. Using these packets can save many hours of wading through the thousands of books that are housed at the WRF library.”

There are many websites out there that contain helpful advice, the 4 above are really good for you to start with.

Find more useful links by clicking on the Useful Links in the top menu.

Best of health 2 U!

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2010 No comments

heartGreetings and salutations!

the following is a message that I feel is very worthy of sharing with those of us who are seeking wholeness, especially on this day many call “valentines day”. This message was sent out yesterday from the founder and leader of Young Living brand essential oils. if you don’t know who or what i’m talking about then here’s my quick shpeel: Young Living is passionate and serious about producing therapeutic-grade products; Gary has the strictest standards for purity, potency and safety when it comes to the essential oils that Young Living produces, and he is passionate about bringing a higher quality of life to all of the world. if you are new to ‘essential oils’, they can be considered, but are far from limited to the word aromatherapy. they are basically considered the blood of a plant/tree/fruit/flower and this blood contains enormous healing potential, and is imbued with the intelligence of nature.

I am a distributor of these oils-
i use them in a variety of ways daily, on myself, on dogs, and in my massage and healing practice, so i have stories from using the oils myself, as well as from other people over the last year and a half, since I first heard about Young Living.

i hope you have a wonderful valentine’s day! know that i love you, and care for you so very much. You are an invaluable piece of the giant Cosmic Puzzle, I will say. and that is no small thing! I mean, your ability to realize grander dreams and desires for ourselves and others, is important. Your health, happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction in life IS IMPORTANT. i think you came here to this thing we call “Life” to evolve and achieve deeper fulfillment in your own unique and perfect way. And really, right here and now, you are doing that just perfectly. You are perfect, whole and complete. You are lovely. I love you!

if you would like to get to know more about the Young Living essential oils on your own, you can click here or just get in touch with me.

peace!

~angie

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Advice from founder of Young Living brand therapeutic oils, D. Gary Young
“I feel very strongly that the biggest problem we face today is a lack of love. I learned several years ago from patients I saw in my practice that the cause of what we call “dis-ease” is nothing more than a deficiency of self love. When we have self love, we take care of our body–our temple–because we expect it to serve us. When we have self love, we feed it the way it should be fed. When we have self love, we nurture and care for our bodies. We don’t damage and destroy them.

Reading: Relearning to See, Improve Your Eyesight — Naturally!

September 23rd, 2009 No comments

9781556433412After quickly reading Improve Your Vision Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses I quickly got a hold of a book called “Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight — Naturally!“. I’ve finished 5 chapters already and am very pleased. The book by Thomas Quackenbush is based on the Bates Method of natural vision improvement. This book does NOT have eye exercises what it has are ‘habits’. Apparently myopic individuals (including myself) strain our eyes with bad habits. I can relate to a lot of what I’ve read so far in this book on how I and people like me see the world around us.

Quackenbush did his homework in putting this book together; there is a lot of information on Bates research and how Bates came to his conclusions on restoring vision naturally. I have the Bates book and read some of it (I’m reading both Bates’ and Quackenbush’s books right now). Quackenbush often quotes Bates, from the Better Eyesight Magazine and the Perfect Sight Without Glasses book. Quackenbush then in his own words clarifies and modernizes Bates words.

The habits in this book were totally new to me, just as was the Bates method. Even though I read the 5 chapters today and last night, I can see how these habits do in fact work. My vision today on the commute to and from work was exceptionally sharper and I feel like I live in a 3D world that feels more 3D than it did before. Amazing.

Placebo effect? I will continue to read the book and do my best to follow the habits. If (or when) I see vision improvement I will let you know.

I hung my Snellen eye chart on the wall today. My vision today with my contact lenses on is 20/20 (wearing -6 contacts). Without contacts it is worse than 20/200.

Book Review: Improve Your Vision Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses

September 22nd, 2009 2 comments

AVIimprove-visionBook Review:

Recently, I finished reading a book titled “Improve Your Vision Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses” by the American Vision Institute (AVI).  As a newbie to the concept of Vision Therapy and ‘naturally’ improving eye power, I found “Improve Your Vision Without Glasses Or Contact Lenses” a good starting point, but you should not make this book your last to read on the subject. The book is very short and easy to read, making it very practical. The book emphasizes exercising the eye muscles and offers hope to many.

This book may have done more than offer hope, apparently it actually helped people improve their vision! By reading the comments and ratings on amazon.com I found that 42 users gave this book 4 or 5 stars, many of them reporting vision improvement! (I listed some of these comments below).

The 42 positive reviews gave me enough reason to give this book a try. Even if half the 42 positive ratings did not actually have improved vision, even if 21 individuals no improvement, in reality even if only 3 individuals where able to enhance their vision by following some visual exercises, that in itself warrants more investigation and experimentation.

I have been using ‘corrective’ eye glasses and contact lenses ever since I was 11 years old. Back then I barely needed my spectacles, now I cannot even see my wife’s face without them, and I am 30 years old (as of the date of this article).

I caution you from relying on this book as the only source of information on natural vision enhancement because it overlooks the Bates method which has been proven to improve eye sight.  There are so many websites, books and products on this topic. Only a few are worth your time and money.

My next book will be the original Bates Method book to which I will write about later.

Official Product Description:

For the 110 million Americans who suffer some type of vision problem, the American Vision Institute offers a clinically proven program of 20 exercises and maintenance techniques guaranteed to improve vision in as little as 30 days. This complete course in vision therapy helps increase focusing power, decrease eye strain, and prevent further deterioration of vision.

Six users gave the book one star, in other words a negative rating. Most the negative comments where what you would expect in a negative comment for a book that is against the mainstream of thought, basically “if it sounds too good it is probably too good to be true” comments.

One good thing that came out of these negative comments was to introduce me to the Bates Method, and let me know (even before reading the book) how this book followed a different approach to vision enhancement that was NOT the Bates Method.

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How To Become a Counseling Psychologist?

August 13th, 2009 No comments

Counseling psychologists are trained at the doctoral level (usually PhD, but also Psy.D. or Ed.D.) in programs that typically require at least four to five years of graduate study, involving coursework and integrated training experiences in a variety of topical areas and professional skills.

Coursework includes the following:

  • Instruction in the core areas of psychology (biological, cognitive/affective, and social bases of behavior; individual differences; history and systems of psychology)
  • Specialized instruction in theories of counseling and personality, vocational psychology, human life span development, psychological assessment and evaluation, psychopathology, measurement and statistics, research design, professional ethics, supervision, and consultation
  • Supervised practica focused on the development of counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation skills
  • The equivalent of a one year full-time predoctoral internship in professional psychology
  • Completion of an original psychologically-based dissertation.

Counseling psychology programs usually are housed in departments of psychology or in colleges of education and most are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The list of accredited programs can be found here www.apa.org/ed/doctoral.html.

More detailed information about both accredited and non-accredited training programs is provided in the book, Graduate Study in Psychology, by the American Psychological Association, find it on Amazon:

Many psychology programs now have their own web pages. There are a few good guides online to those interested psychology graduate students. You may also review Dr. Stilwell’s page at the University of Kentucky for additional links to counseling psychology related sites (www.uky.edu/Education/EDP/psyprog.html).

Entrance to doctoral programs in counseling psychology is competitive and selective, for there are far more applicants to the programs than can be admitted. Recent data from the APA indicate that the typical counseling psychology program admits one in ten of the applications it receives.

Factors important in the selection process include a bachelor’s (and possibly master’s) degree earned from an accredited college or university, consistently high college grades, research experience, and coursework and/or volunteer or work experience that matches the orientation of the particular doctoral program to which one is applying.

Scores on standardized scholastic aptitude tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) usually are considered as well.

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Invaluable Resources for Prospective Psychology Graduate Students

July 27th, 2009 3 comments
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All The Letters After The Name

July 4th, 2009 No comments

The use of the title “Dr.” means that the person has completed an advanced degree program. While it often refers to an M.D. or a Ph.D., it can legitimately be used by many others.

Generally three to four years are required beyond a bachelors degree, and an internship or residency may be required. Here are some of the U.S. and Canadian doctorate degrees:

M.D. – Medical Doctor. This one you already knew, right? Psychiatrists are usually M.D.s (although some are D.O.s).

Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy. This is the traditional academic doctorate. A Ph.D. is qualified to teach at a college or university. Psychologists often have this degree. In psychology a Ph.D. can be in Clinical Psychology (with a focus on research and practice), Counseling Psychology (with a focus on practice in less pathological populations), School Psychology (although many school psychologists do not get a doctorate), or just Psychology (many experimental and social psychologists at colleges have this).

You can also get a Ph.D. in Social Work, nursing, and even things like English, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

Psy.D. – Doctor of Psychology. A clinical psychology degree which places more emphasis on practice than research. Psy.D. programs developed to train practitioners who would keep up with research but might never do much research.

D.O. - Doctor of Osteopathy. Very similar to an M.D. Osteopaths generally get the same residency training as M.D. physicians. Their medical schools include additional training in physical manipulation techniques somewhat similar to chiropractic.

D.Sc. - Doctor of Science. More common in Canada than in the U.S. I’m not entirely clear on the distinction between this and a Ph.D. But this is a legitimate degree.

DCM – Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine – A chiropractor.

D.Min. – A minister. – possibly a doctoral level pastoral counselor, but not always. Th.D. or D.Div. are also used.

J.D. – Doctor of Jurisprudence – An attorney.

D.S.W. – Doctor of Social Work. An advanced social work degree, often held by educators in social work.

Ed.D. - Doctor of Education. Many Schools of Education confer this degree. A recipient can be a psychologist, an educational administrator, or someone in another education-related field.

D.C.H. – Doctorate of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Is this a real degree? It is certainly not a standard doctorate. It is offered by the American Institute of Hypnotherapy which is located at hypnosis.com (not “hypnosis.edu”?). Many say there is no such degree as DCH. This degree should not be equated with the above degrees.

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Migraine Glossary

July 2nd, 2009 No comments

When you research migraines you will be exposed to new words. These terms are used to describe migraine, migraine management, migraine symptoms and suspected culprits behind migraines.

This article is here to serve as a glossary of migraine-related words as defined in the migraine arena. If you know of words that could be listed here please let me know.

Migraine Glossary of Terms:

angiography
an imaging technique that provides a picture, called an angiogram, of blood vessels.

aura
a symptom of classic migraine headache in which the patient sees flashing lights or zigzag lines, or may temporarily lose vision.

basilar artery migraine
migraine, occurring primarily in young women and often associated with the menstrual cycle, that involves a disturbance of a major brain artery. Symptoms include vertigo, double vision, and poor muscular coordination.

benign exertional headache
headache brought on by running, lifting, coughing, sneezing, or bending.

biofeedback
a technique in which patients are trained to gain some voluntary control over certain physiological conditions, such as blood pressure and muscle tension, to promote relaxation. Thermal biofeedback helps patients consciously raise hand temperature, which can sometimes reduce the number and intensity of migraines.

cluster headaches
intensely painful headaches — occurring suddenly and lasting between 30 and 45 minutes — named for their repeated occurrence in groups or clusters. They begin as minor pain around one eye and eventually spread to that side of the face.

computed tomography (CT)
an imaging technique that uses X-rays and computer analysis to provide a picture of body tissues and structures.

dihydroergotamine
a drug that is given by injection to treat cluster headaches. It is a form of the antimigraine drug ergotamine tartrate

electroencephalogram (EEG)
a technique for recording electrical activity in the brain.

electromyography (EMG)
a special recording technique that detects electric activity in muscle. Patients are sometimes offered a type of biofeedback called EMG training, in which they learn to control muscle tension in the face, neck, and shoulders.

endorphins
naturally occurring painkilling chemicals. Some scientists theorize that people who suffer from severe headache have lower levels of endorphins than people who are generally pain free.

ergotamine tartrate
a drug that is used to control the painful dilation stage of migraine.

hemiplegic migraine
a type of migraine causing temporary paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia).

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Buy Books At Booksonline.com With These Special Offers

July 1st, 2009 No comments

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Save Money On Audio Books With These Limited Audible Promotional Offers

June 24th, 2009 No comments

Audible is a great website where you can find a ton of audio books that you listen to while working out or driving to work. If you are like me and have a lot of books to read but little time using an audio book may help you out.

Audible.com is the largest online provider of digital audio books and audio content specializing books, newspapers and magazines, original programming, TV and radio subscriptions. Audible has over 60,000 titles that can be downloaded directly to their computer or transferred to their iPod or MP3 player, CD’s, PDAs or smart mobile devices for listening on the go. I have found every audio book I wanted on audible.com plus things like NPR radio shows (like Speaking of Faith) and much more.

Click on the coupons or the text link to redeem these offers. These offers will probably last until mid July:

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National Geographic Photo of the Day

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

If you haven’t visited the National Geographic photo of the day website you gotta check it out.

I’ve said this before, I love the National Geographic magazines and I love the National Geographic channel and every program they have (along with Discovery and the History channels).  I like these media outlets mainly because they go where I can’t go and they show me the rest of the world and nature that I can only wish to see.

Their website “National Geographic Photo of the Day” offers another outlet for me to go and find breathtaking photos of our living world. This is a very valuable resources to those of you who love life and our planet.

Find the website here: http://ngphotooftheday.blogspot.com

Buy your own National Geographic magazines or other educational products (and save money using coupons) here

Almost Done Reading Molecules Of Emotion by Candace Pert

June 15th, 2009 1 comment

I’ve been reading the book: Molecules Of Emotion by Candace Pert. I have a chapter left to go, and I am very eager to read it.

I have to say, the more you read the better this book gets. The first half is more of a biography, and is a very good foundation for the later parts of the book, it also gives you an insight into the life of a scientists in the lab. The last few chapters have a different taste and are loaded with information, names and useful references.

If you are interested in researching holistic and complementary health topics or the body-mind connection, the later half of this book is a very good starting point.

Find it on Amazon and read users reviews (rated by 118 readers – got 4starts/5 avg rating as of the date of this article)

Thom Hartmann – Listed In My ‘Best Of’

June 14th, 2009 2 comments

180px-thomhartmannThom Hartmann is the nations number 1 progressive talk show host. His radio show and books offer a wealth of knowledge in history and politics, also in ADHD.

He is very level-headed and has a very wise view of the world. I listen to his show as often as I can; every time I listen to his show I get educated, and I’ve been listening for 2 years now. He is an award-winning author of twenty books in print in four continents and 18 languages.

I agree with a lot of what he says and I also learn a lot from him. I am a very pleased listener and supporter.

For that and more, Thom Hartmann has earned his well deserved spot in my ‘Best Of” list.

Thom’s official website can be found at:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/

Find Thom’s blog here:
http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/blog/

Listen to him on your local progressive radio, find stations here: http://www.thomhartmann.com/newstations.php

Find show notes here:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/radioshow/daily-stacks/

Download mp3s of Thom Hartmann’s radio show (from KPOJ): http://www.620kpoj.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=hartmann_nationwide.xml

About Thom:

Short Bio (from http://www.thomhartmann.com/)

Thom Hartmann is live daily from noon-3 PM ET in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Grand Rapids, and on over fifty other stations nationwide including Chicago, Washington DC, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, and on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. He is also a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show, now in its sixth year on the air, replaced Al Franken on the Air America Radio Network, is also distributed to radio stations nationwide on the Jones Satellite system. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.

Talkers Magazine names Thom Hartmann as the 10th most important talk show host in America, and the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking. Check it out at www.talkers.com

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Infants with Acid Reflux and Colic Helped by Chiropractic

June 13th, 2009 2 comments

baby-chiroResearch published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on May 9, 2009 documented the cases of 16 infants who were suffering with colic or acid reflux and got complete resolution of their symptoms with chiropractic care. In this study, seven of the infants were diagnosed by a medical physician with colic, while nine had been diagnosed with acid reflux prior to receiving chiropractic care. The infants in this study ranged in age from two weeks to eleven months.

Of the 16 infants a history of birth trauma was reported in 10 of the cases. Upon examination, upper cervical (neck) subluxations were determined to be present in all 16 cases. In this study chiropractic care was rendered for 2 to 6 weeks on the various infants with all patients showing a complete resolution of their symptoms in that time frame.

Dr. Erin Elster, a chiropractor and the author of the study, explained the relationship between subluxation and colic or acid reflux by saying, “Research is revealing that injuries to the upper part of the neck may be a factor in a number of disorders. These injuries lead to misalignments in the neck that may compress the spinal cord and other nerve structures in the neck. This compression leads to nerve interference and can result in a host of disorders such as colic and acid reflux”.

Dr. Matthew McCoy a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study added, “It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. “If you damage or compress the neurological structures in the neck this can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research like Dr. Elster’s we are finding that correcting the misalignments associated with these injuries reduces the nerve compression and people improve. In this study it was infants suffering from colic and acid reflux.”

In her conclusions the author, Dr. Elster wrote, “These results suggest a causal link between birth trauma, upper cervical injury, and colic / acid reflux onset. Correcting the injury to the upper cervical spine (with chiropractic adjustments) appears to eliminate colic and acid reflux.”

Read more on PR.com: http://www.pr.com/press-release/153689

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Is Distilled Water Bad For Me?

June 11th, 2009 4 comments

water3I had a discussion with a coworker about water, he said that distilled water will suck out minerals out of my body.  I find myself  unsure if the idea that “distilled water leeches minerals from the body” is truth or myth.  A friend of mine who had Fibromyalgia said her doctor thought her condition was due to drinking distilled water.

One has to be cautious here because money is involved, companies selling distillers may have a different story than companies that sell you water filters.. In the midst of product-selling and marketing wars the truth becomes elusive to consumers.

Even doctors that talk about the topic seem to have a monetary connection to a product, so I cannot trust their talking points either.

A CALL TO DOCTORS: IF any doctor is reading this article, please let me know what your professional opinion on distilled water leeching minerals from the body is. Thanks

I went online looking for an answer and found conflicting views, some say distilled water is good others say it depletes your body from minerals.

Here are some of the views I found:

Yes. You an drink safely distilled water. It is good for health. You must know that basically water is taken from tube wells, which is treated and distilled and the good and potable water is separated, which is good for drinking.

You actually should drink mineral water or safe Tap water as it contains calcium, magnesium, sodium and other trace minerals including flouride which are beneficial to your health.

Distilled water will not do any harm but you may need to supplement your diet with the minerals you are loosing (these minerals are added to tap water to ensure we get enough). The health risks are not severe in the short term but i should imagine, over a number of years may lead to illness if you never eat or drink anything which contains them.

Distilled water is not good for our health , as all the minerals are missing in ditilled water, it doen’t have anything accept H2O…..
On the Contrary, minreal water is purify and it has the basic minerals, which are neede by our body

distilled water is ” ordinary ” water put through a process of boiling and steam collection ( distillation ) and gets impurities out and some chemical elements.

It is WATER….It will NOT suck minerals out of your system…Water does not need any assistance to hydrate your body.
If anyone tells you that distilled water is bad for you they are Yanking your chain or just plain being mean and lying to you.

2. I heard that distilled water is leeches minerals from the body, is this true?

It is unsure where this myth came from, but it is not based upon any scientific fact and is literally a lie.  It is presumed that it was a rumour started by an individual or company with vested interests (possibly a manufacturer of an alternative filter or purifier).

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National Geographic Magazine & Products Coupons

June 5th, 2009 No comments

I love National Geographic, I have a pile of them at home that I would feel bad disposing of because of the wealth of knowledge they contain, not only do I like the articles but also the photographs.

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Massive Qigong Gathering: 1000′s Will Breathe as 1

June 1st, 2009 No comments

On July 11th, you can join a “Massive Qigong Gathering: 1000′s Will Breathe as 1” event. Experts in NATURAL MEDICINE & YOGA ARE RAVING about this event. You can also start a 4-day seminar (training) on Qigong!

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More Suicide News From Fort Campbell

May 28th, 2009 No comments

A few days ago I wrote an article where I mentioned how I’ve been hearing more suicide news recently. Yesterday and today, it seems most the suicide news in the media is about Fort Campbell. Here you will see snippets from three recent news articles on this topic:

Fort Campbell holds ‘suicide stand-down’
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., May 27 (UPI) — Fort Campbell, Ky., home to the U.S. 101st Airborne, began a three-day ‘suicide stand-down’ Wednesday after 11 soldiers took their own lives this year.

The “training event” is the second one in 2009, CNN reported. It began with a speech from Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend to all the enlisted men and officers in the division, Kelly Tyler, a spokeswoman said.

With 64 suicides so far in 2009, the U.S. Army appears likely to pass the record of 133 reported last year. There were 115 suicides in 2007, the highest number since the Defense Department began tracking military suicides in 1980

Source: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/27/Fort-Campbell-holds-suicide-stand-down/UPI-73121243453994/
Despite prevention efforts, soldier suicides at Fort Campbell continue to rise

By Associated Press

3:03 AM CDT, May 27, 2009
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Despite previous efforts to stop suicides, the number of Fort Campbell soldiers who have killed themselves has continued to increase.

Fort Campbell leaders have ordered the entire installation to stand down for three days starting Wednesday in response to the 14 suspected suicides since Jan. 1, including two this month.

The installation participated in an Army-wide suicide prevention campaign in March that included training soldiers and commanders to look for signs of stress and depression.

Source: http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn–fortcampbellsuicides,0,6850567.story

Families Affected by Suicide Feel Sting on Memorial Day

Mary Clare Lindberg’s son, Army Sgt. Benjamin Jon Miller, was home in Minnesota on leave from Iraq in June when he shot and killed himself

In March, Lindberg made a pilgrimage to Fort Campbell, Ky., to visit the post where her son served with the 101st Airborne Division. While it was comforting to meet with the soldiers with whom her son had served, Lindberg was upset when she saw the unit memorial. The names of two soldiers from her son’s brigade who were killed in combat were on the memorial, but Ben Miller’s name was not.

“Because my son was a suicide home on leave, his name was not on the memorial wall at Fort Campbell, and that’s just not right,” said Lindberg, who said her son was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from his experiences in Iraq.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/24/AR2009052402142.html?hpid=topnews

Suicide Headlines

May 24th, 2009 No comments

I’ve been hearing suicide mentioned often in the news recently so I thought I grab a few recent news articles and compile them here.

Suicide Headlines:

Missing soldier from Fairfield commits suicide in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ — An AWOL soldier committed suicide in a car parked at an ocean overlook on Friday afternoon, three days after he was reported missing from Fort Carson in Colorado.

U.S. Army officials had issued alerts asking for the public’s help in finding Pfc. Roy Brooks Mason Jr., a decorated Iraq War veteran whose hometown is Fairfield, but had no luck finding the 28-year-old.

“We knew that he was missing and we were looking for him,” said Fort Carson spokeswoman Brandy Gill. “We were concerned for him.”

Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_12432747
Post sees second suicide in 2 weeks
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday that a Fort Campbell soldier committed suicide Monday night on Dean Road, the second suspected suicide this month by a soldier.

MCSO spokesman Ted Denny did not identify the soldier, saying MCSO policy prohibits release of details about suicides. Fort Campbell said the cause of the soldier’s death is under investigation.

According to 911 records, a call was made just before 8:40 p.m. Monday night to dispatchers indicating a suicide in the 600 block of Dean Road.

Source: http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20090522/NEWS01/905220344

Triple killing a double murder-suicide
Authorities: Man killed wife and son before turning gun on himself

Neighbors in The Cedars neighborhood describe Billy and Jolyne Hardy as the typical all-American family.

Billy worked two jobs to provide for his wife and 3-year-old son, and Jolyne, who also held a full-time job, often was seen outside playing with the child, Bryce, and working in the yard.

“Anyone who knows Billy can tell you he was a hard worker and he loved his family,” said Reginald Autrey, neighbor and close friend of the couple. “They were nice people and always have been.”

Source: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090506/NEWS03/905060325/1002/NEWS

Dad sent a suicide text before killing his family
Adrian Dunne sent a suicide note via text message before killing his wife, two young daughters and then himself.

The misspelled message told exactly what was going to happen. “Ciara and Aidran are so very sorry. We nott going to Livepol. Instad we pick heaven. Please forgive”. (sic)

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U.S. Has The Highest Child Poverty, High Fertility But Low Life Expectancy

May 22nd, 2009 No comments

According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), happiness levels are highest in northern European countries.

Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list.

Outside of Europe, New Zealand and Canada also made the top 10. The U.S. did not.

The U.S. ranked the highest for child poverty and obesity among the western nations polled.

Other Very Interesting Findings include:

Adult height: Americans are not getting taller. The United States is the only country in the OECD where men and women aged 45-49 are no taller than those aged 20-24 years old, indicating no improvement in health and social conditions determining gains in height.

Health care: The United States spends the most per capita on health care, but despite their high levels of health spending the Unites States has relatively low life expectancy.

Net National Income: The United States is one of the richest countries in the OECD. In 2006, the United States had a per capita National Net Income in excess of USD 35 000. Only Luxembourg and Norway were higher.

Fertility: The United States has a much higher fertility rate than most other OECD countries of 2.1 children per mother, compared to an OECD average of 1.65.

Child poverty: Child poverty has fallen since the mid-1990s but one in five US children still live in poverty, a rate exceeded only in Poland, Mexico, and Turkey

Social protection: The United States is the fourth lowest in the OECD in terms of income shares of public social spending. However, when tax breaks for social purposes and private social spending are also considered, social spending in the United States rises above the OECD average of 28% to 31% of income.

Eating time: Americans spend around an hour and a quarter eating every day, slightly more than only Canadians and Mexicans but less than half the eating time spent by the French. Despite this limited time spent eating, their obesity rates are the highest in the OECD.

Leisure time of men and women: American men have nearly 40 minutes more leisure time than women per day.
Find the report here: http://www.oecd.org/document/24/0,3343,en_2649_34637_2671576_1_1_1_1,00.html

Let me ask you,

  • Are we a nation of Me’s or a nation of We’s?
  • How can one justify that it is more important to have a fetus develop into a baby and then be born than to give that new born baby and child health coverage or keep them from poverty?

We may make more money per capita in the US but we spend most of it on health insurance and other ‘fees’ – These are what I call hidden taxes.

These hidden taxes go to corporations not to benefit other citizens; they suck money up the ranks to make the rich richer, making huge profits and paying CEO’s millions of dollars that are basically denied health care reimbursements to you.. In other words, money from your pocket to theirs.

Taxes are used by governments (i.e. we the people) to benefit the population at large, these fees are simply how some corporations (after lobbying congress) dip their hands in your pockets and ‘steal’ your money.

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How is a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology different from other Ph.D. programs?

May 20th, 2009 No comments

Clinical Ph.D. programs have the first 2 years devoted to required coursework and Master’s level research or examination. In addition, students begin the training process of seeing clients in therapy settings. Students are expected to work in clinical practica and internships both before the Master’s and before the Doctorate level.

In general, students need to collect 1,500 hours of post-M.A. internship hours before they receive the doctorate. This means that clinical Ph.D. students need to be very organized and have some measure of emotional stability to handle the stress and the requirements of such a program. Clinical programs are the most competitive in the field of psychology, and this is part of the reason why.

Along with seeing clients, students must still take classes, write their papers for examination, develop and conduct their dissertation research, and be involved in research projects with faculty. Many of them also teach at the same time.

After the Ph.D. is awarded, students must complete an additional 1,500 hours of internship. Finally, after collecting their internship hours, practitioners sit for a licensing exam administered by the state in which they will practice.

The licensing exam has written and oral components. Passing the exam confers licensure to practice as an independent, unsupervised psychologist, usually in the state in which the exam was taken.

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What is the difference between a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology?

May 17th, 2009 No comments

Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. These range from short-term crises, such as difficulties resulting from adolescent rebellion, to more severe, chronic conditions, such as schizophrenia. Some clinical psychologists treat specific problems exclusively, such as phobias or clinical depression. Others focus on specific populations: youngsters, ethnic minority groups, gays and lesbians, or the elderly.

Counseling psychologists help people to accommodate to change or to make changes in their lifestyle. They might provide vocational and career assessment and guidance or help someone come to terms with the death of a loved one. They help students adjust to college, and people to stop smoking or overeating. They also consult with physicians on physical problems that have underlying psychological causes.

All The Hypnosis & Hypnotherapists Licenses

May 16th, 2009 4 comments

certIt is best to avoid all online schools that offer hypnosis training. State-licensed schools are more reputable and trust worthy, other schools that are accredited by accreditation agencies are also trust worthy. There are usually only a few accredited or state-licensed hypnosis schools in each state.

Before reading further, I suggest you read my previous article on accreditation in the US and avoiding diploma mills (here). The article briefly discusses state accreditation along with Regional, National and Programmatic (or professional) accreditation agencies in the US.

When it comes to hypnosis, there are several accrediting professional bodies, or agencies, that issue certifications to hypnotists or hypnotherapists. The goal in this article is to list all these agencies.

As I researched in preparation for this article it became clear that there were many organizations offering accreditation, certification or membership. In fact, I think  there are just too many of these agencies. Am I the only one that thinks this?  Checkout the list below, and let me know..

All the Accreditation Agencies:

IMDHAInternational Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association:

Founded in 1986, a referral service of Certified Hypnotherapists dedicated to providing the community with excellently trained Certified Hypnotherapists. These Certified Hypnotherapists will work harmoniously with allied health care professionals to aid individuals in dealing with specific challenges and procedures.
http://www.imdha.com/

IACTInternational Association of Counselors and Therapists:

Founded in 1990, IACT is a multidisciplined association, which specializes in holistic techniques. IACT’s membership includes medical practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, stress consultants, NLP practitioners, clergy, licensed massage therapists, hypnotherapists, biofeedback specialists, nutritionists, educators, mental health therapists, substance abuse counselors and others in the helping, healing arts.
http://www.iact.org/

NBCCH National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotheraphists:

Organized in 1991, the NBCCH certifies mental health professionals in the field of hypnotheraphy and provides referral services for persons seeking hypnotherapy throughout U.S.A and western Europe.
http://www.natboard.com/

ACHEAmerican Council of Hypnotist Examiners:

Organized in 1980, ACHE certifies examiners worldwide
http://www.hypnotistexaminers.org/

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The Bone and Joint Decade Task Force On Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders

May 14th, 2009 No comments

The results of the six-year study of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders has recently been published online in the peer-reviewed journal Spine.

Below you will see captions from the study findings document.

The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders is composed of a group of international researchers and scientist-clinicians who have spent the past seven years undertaking a comprehensive and structured review of the current research on neck pain.  The Scientific Secretariat of the Task Force is composed of 13 members and has been supported by an international Advisory Committee of 17 members.  The Task Force and Advisory Committee members represent 14 disciplines ranging from neurology and rheumatology to epidemiology, chiropractic and physical therapy from across nine countries.

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