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September 6, 2010

4 Easy Steps To Vitality

Filed under: Mind — admin @ 9:27 am

By Emma Barrett

By “not feeling tired” you are not only taking care of your organs and cells, but your mind and it’s creative force will expand and put you in the space of feeling in control of your life rather than just being dragged along.

These Four easy “beginner” steps to regain energy and promote vitality will switch your body from struggling to strengthening. Implement them now and you will be amazed at how your body responds.

* Feed your body. Are you giving your body the micro and macro nutrients and minerals it needs? Do you even know what it needs? As an RN I see patients with bags of supplements which is a result of their guesswork. Not only is this dangerous but also an awful waste of money.

Once your little cells have the “fuel” that they need you have the BASICS down. This will get you to healthy, but I am looking for “vibrant health”. Having worked for world class athletes I am seen first hand what it takes to be in amazing shape. Although we don not have the time to spend 8 hours a day working ourselves there are a few secrets you can bring into your life.

* My secret weapon to every day stresses is a good “green drink” I choose a powder which I mix with water or juice and have a couple of glasses a day, especially if I am feeling sluggish or overwhelmed. If the green flavor is a little “scary” for you you can get capsules.

* Next vitality secret is free and abundant. Oxygen. When you wake up, if you can get even a 5 min walk outside, or even 20 jumping jacks, you will get oxygen flowing to your brain, awaken your lymph and boost your mood hormones. I love to get out in nature every day and make this a priority. Start small if this feels out of your realm. Whilst working at your computer take a break every hour and stretch, breathe dance, do whatever it takes to get the oxygen flowing through your body.

* The last secret is not so obvious but as absolutely crucial to regaining energy and vibrancy. Your mind, meaning your thoughts are the key to changing your everyday “thought’ habits. If you keep looking in the mirror and and telling yourself you are tired, fat or whatever, then that is what you will be. This is not rocket science, but it is REAL science. Thoughts are energy and what you think you do create. So as of today start monitoring your thoughts and be kind to yourself. Start reading some inspiration work and limit the amount of negativity you are exposed to {i.e the news}.

Let’s Review…




Happy Thought Patterns.

All the best


A note about the author: Emma Starr, an RN of 15 years can be found most mornings out in the deep blue of Maui. Emma has searched the world for the most vibrant place to live and raise her family. Maui was that chosen magical island. Emma has worked with some of the worlds top athletes and is passionate about vibrant health. If your energy is flagging you can call Emma on 808 281 7182 {Emmas personal line} for a free consultation.

Or email Emma at

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August 11, 2010

10 Myths about Swine Flu

Filed under: EATING DISORDERS — admin @ 12:01 am

There are myths floating around world about this epidemic that might as well become the next pandemic. So I thought to compile some of the myths floating around the internet about swine flu. They are as follows.

  1. Pigs need to be avoided
  2. Eating pork can be dangerous
  3. Flu is dangerous just for the elderly
  4. Young, healthy people shouldn’t worry
  5. Face mask offers complete protection
  6. Swine flu cannot recur
  7. Family pets may be at risk, too
  8. Go back to work once you feel better
  9. Swine flu is much worse than seasonal flu
  10. Taking vitamins protects against the flu

Now let’s see what are the truth behind these myths.

  1. Swine flu does not spread from the pigs only. It is contagious in nature and is transmitting from human to human, not from pork to humans.
  2. There is a myth surrounding the swine flu that eating pork can lead to swine flu. However, there is no truth in it. Whenever you eat pork, it should be well cooked and that would kill the virus.
  3. It is a myth that only the elderly people are vulnerable to flu. The fact is that anyone can catch flu, be it young or elderly, including children.
  4. Recent studies have shown that even young and middle aged healthy people can catch the infection. So, everybody needs to be cautious against it.
  5. Face masks do offer some amount of protection against the flu, but they do not offer guaranteed protection. Washing your hands frequently and wearing face masks
  6. After recovering from swine flu once, it does not mean that you won’t get the infection in future. Swine flu virus is notorious for mutating; so a recurrence is possible.
  7. Viruses rarely pass between human beings and cats or dogs.
  8. Both kids and adults who have had suffered from swine flu need to stay at home for at least 24 hours after fever goes away without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  9. Swine flu doesn’t seem to be more virulent than seasonal flu as symptoms of the disease are largely the same like fever, cough, throat infection etc., but H1N1 is slightly more
  10. While it is important to eat well and healthy, adding vitamins cannot help to strengthen the immunity. More important for the immunity is a sufficient amount of

All of these Myths and their answers are compiled from all over the internet.

Proper education is the biggest weapon any disease or natural calamity.

August 9, 2010

Activated Defensio

Filed under: EATING DISORDERS — admin @ 11:04 am

I am growing tired of the comment spams I am getting. This blog is my personal take on the different health conditions and their available treatment options available. I am trying to go real pro on its quality level. We are calling upon different experts as authors to contribute articles for the enrichment of knowledge. We are not there, but surely we are on our way. But this kind of blog attracts a lot of spammers. They want to sell different things. Well I am not against them any way. But if the comment is totally rubbish and outright vulgar, then how can somebody accept it. As all of my readers know that I am not that much software savvy, still I have tried to manually remove the spams. But then it has been becoming a herculean task.

So today I have installed Defensio. I hope it works. It is a plugin. I did not tried Akismet as it says if you are using the blog for professional use then pay. Well I am not against paying,  and Defensio has this option built into too. But in Defensio they are yet to make an announcement and this blog is yet to earn on a professional level.

So bye for now and get going with your healthy habits.

April 22, 2010

10 things about Health Reform Bill

Filed under: Fun — admin @ 4:02 pm

Here are 10 things I bet you didn’t know are in the new healthcare reform bill:

  1. Menu labeling. Restaurants with over 20 employees must include calorie counts and other nutrition information on their menus.
  2. SWAG reporting. Doctors must report valuable goodies they receive from health vendors.
  3. Right to pump. New moms must be given space and time to pump breast milk (for employers with over 50 employees).
  4. Research. The bill includes research for postpartum depression.
  5. Tan tax. There’s a 10 percent tax on tanning booths.
  6. Adoption credit. Adoptive parents receive tax credits to encourage adoption.
  7. More research. The bill includes research for Indian health studies.
  8. Safety. The bill includes required background checks for long-term care workers.
  9. Right wing. The bill includes required abstinence education.
  10. Transparency. Employers must show employer and employee contributions for healthcare on W-2 forms.

So here are your healthcare bill updates. Bye for now.

April 20, 2010

How to treat blackheads

Filed under: EATING DISORDERS — admin @ 3:57 pm

This is about blackhead treatment. Blackhead, usually known as open comedo, is a type of acne vulgaris. That blackish bump or plug on the skin is caused by a hormone named testosterone which stimulates the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge, produce oil, and plug the pores. Testosterone is a hormone which is present in males and females, increases during puberty.

Actually, the body often removes blackheads itself without any complications. But if you feel not comfortable with your blackheads because of its bad looking and that make you up set, you need blackhead treatment. Untreated acne can develop to be permanent scars; these cause you need your dermatologist help in the future. So come to your dermatologist and ask for his/her advises.

These are about your blackhead treatment you may have according to its severity:

1. To help unblock the pores your dermatologist may give you prescribe topical cream/gel/lotion contains Retinoid, Benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid. They all called chemical peels.

2. Plugged pores can become a place where bacteria growth. To reduce bacteria your dermatologist will give you antibiotics.

3. If you have just a little area of blackheads like an area around your nose that blackheads can remove with a pore cleansing strip. It is a blackhead strip – an adhesive, tape-like strip which is adhered to the nose and removed about ten minutes later.

4. Acne surgery is a special treatment that may be used by your dermatologist to remove your blackheads. To extract blackheads, dermatologist uses a sterile pen-sized device.

Besides your dermatologist help, these are some tips for you to become your ongoing process in your blackhead treatment so you can prevent new acne breakouts:

1. It is not true if many people believe that blackheads primarily caused by dirt or poor hygiene, but blackhead or other acne treatments do not work without washing your face! So it is best to wash your face with a mild cleanser and water daily. Do not washing too often or too vigorously. Your acne may worse.

2. It is better to wear as little cosmetics as possible. Choose oil-free, water-based, moisturizers and make-up. Use non comedogenic products, because they should not cause blackheads. Do not forget to remove your cosmetics every night with mild soap or gentle cleanser and water.

3. Most people believe that some food can cause acne. Truly, acne is not caused by foods. But if certain foods seem to make your acne worse, try to avoid them.

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4. Do not squeezing or picking your acne it can lead to worsening of the acne, scarring and infection.

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