Many shoppers only seem to have an abstract understanding of the benefits of organic foods and products on the environment and their health. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Many people believe that genetic engineering is dangerous, unpredictable, and can reduce the nutritional value of food. But the FDA has said that the amount of hormones used in commercial livestock isn't enough to harm humans. As a result to be deemed organic, meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products must come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Typically organic fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs and meat products are produced within a 50-mile radius of their place of their final sale. Organic produce refers to vegetables that are grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Only naturally occurring fertilizer, like manure can be used to grow organic produce. While it is still better to eat non-organic vegetables than no vegetables at all, consumers are starting see the value in organic products.The natural and organic skin care product sector has seen a growth of thirty nine percent over the last year. The product formulations rely entirely on natural or naturally-derived ingredients. These products do not use any artificial preservatives.The FDA does not regulate "skin care" manufacturers, questionable ingredients often make their way into their formulas. Some of these products may claim to be all-natural, while still containing a slew of chemicals and toxins. As a consumer if a skin care product contains an ingredient that you are unsure about, write down it's name and do a little research. If a product claims to be all natural, its ingredients should be easily recognizable as natural components. Scrutinize the first several listings in the product to be sure that they are the natural ingredients you are looking for. Dirt, dust, pollutants, and other environmental pollutants enter the body through the skin, providing a more significant gateway to your system, so it is important to be aware of what products contain. In response to a growing demand on the part of consumers, more and more organic foods and products are flooding the market. Even in mainstream supermarkets, certified organic foods and organic skin care products are available. Demand for organic production is increasing by at least 40 per cent each year. And while in some cases the price for organic raw materials may be 3 to 4 times more expensive than conventional. If consumer demand increases, prices should continue to drop.
It can be frustrating and confusing to find out what really works for a mans prostate health. In this article Ive summarized some of the major guidelines and recommendations you should know. And if youve found something that has really worked for you, which you have verified through trial and observation, please let me know. Id like to be able to share it with others.First, read the following list of helpful hints related to improved prostate health and benign prostate enlargement. 1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are mostly related to an enlarged prostate. Candida and infections like prostatitis are also related. Candida is a common and insidious condition you should be sure to eliminate. At my website I have a simple self-test for candida.2. Do pelvic exercises to increase circulation by tightening your pelvic muscles intentionally at least 100 times a day. Raise your awareness of the inner world of your pelvic area. Give separate consideration to your buttocks, lower abdominals, scrotum, urethra, and sphincter.3. Use Prosperon to raise your testosterone level naturally. 4. Drink plenty of water, every day, to flush out your system.5. Move to a low animal-protein and grain-rich diet, or some variation on the macrobiotic.6. Keep your weight in check. 7. Keep a journal in order to track and recognize, as soon as possible, what is working for you, and what is not. Think about your symptoms for yourself; dont just depend on your doctor!8. Realize that hormones are hormones and vitamins are vitamins. When his PSA test results were too high, a friend decided to heal himself by doing an anti-parasite treatment. It did no harm, but your prostate has to do with hormones, and needs to be dealt with on this level. You cant put fresh oil in your car when youre out of gas and then wonder why your engine wont work! 9. Visualize that you are much healthier and that your prostate and urethra function well. Approach your body with love, as it is part of your temple where the soul resides. ACCEPT .Melatonin: An excellent study done at Tel Aviv University showed that the melatonin receptors in the prostate could suppress prostate enlargement. Researchers found that an enlarged prostate is due to the imbalance of estrogen and testosterone that occurs as we age. They further noted that the excess estrogen also interferes with the normal metabolism of melatonin (J. Clin. Endoc. Metab. 82 (1997) p. 2535 - 41). Their advice then, is to take 1-3 mg. of melatonin supplement every night. (Stick with this dosage;as with most medicines, more is by no means better.) Take it ONLY in the darkness of night, in order not to interfere with the body's natural production of melatonin before sunrise. Go to bed by ten o'clock also, to get a good nights rest.Good luck, warmly, Pieternel 2005 Pieternel van Giersbergen. www.pieternel.com
Copyright 2006 Lisa IpAre You Dreaming of Free Medical Care? Wake up! Theres been much debate over our current medical system and the insurance required to get quality care at a price we can all afford. While it would be great to have minimal costs for our medical care, we are still only in the debate of changing the system.For now, all we can do is to learn how to get the health insurance policy to cover our needs without spending in excess or paying for coverage youll never use.Obviously, you hope you and your family wont have to use your health insurance policy, but in todays society, the chances are great that youll need the coverage of a health insurance policy more than once during the course of a year. Without at least a minimum amount of coverage, just a visit to a general physician and lab fees can be astronomical. Its important to get and maintain an adequate health insurance policy both in terms of health and financial security.To get a health insurance policy thats not outrageously priced, yet still covers your anticipated and unexpected healthcare costs there are three steps you need to take. 1) Careful evaluation of you and your familys health insurance needs. 2) Compare health insurance policy benefits with your needs. Try to review at least three levels of coverage. 3) Your result will be a health insurance policy thats not outrageously priced; yet still covers your anticipated and unexpected healthcare costs.Determine Your Needs Whether youre looking for an individual health insurance policy, or want to provide health insurance benefits for your employees, its a good idea to carefully evaluate your needs before committing to any health insurance policy.For the individual, consider your overall health. Do you have chronic conditions that require regular medical visits? Are you on prescription medications on a continuous basis? Either of these situations will make you want to compare co-pays and drug coverage carefully.Depending on your age, and stage of family planning, pregnancy coverage, and preventative care could be a major concern. If youre nearing retirement age, getting supplemental coverage for impending Medicare benefits could be a major concern.Everyone has his own special concerns and needs. Before you visit an insurance agent, be sure to list your concerns and questions. Dont hesitate to ask questions until youre confident you have enough information to make a confident decision as to which health insurance policy you need.Understanding Health Insurance Coverage-Basic Health Insurance Policy Terms As you begin to compare each health insurance policy and the level of coverage provided make sure you understand clearly what the policy covers and whats not covered. Youll also want to know levels of coverage. Listed below are a few commonly used terms to describe health insurance policy benefits. As you read these terms, understand this is a very generalized definitions, specifics of each term may vary from policy to policy.Co-Payment - Often stated as co-pay, co-payment is the amount you must pay for each service. In managed care plans, you do not need to know the full fee charged by a provider, as you will pay the same "co-pay" regardless of the fee. Co-Insurance - a policy provision, by which the insured person and the insurer share the covered losses under a policy in a specified ratio, i.e., 20 percent by the insured, and 80 percent by the insurer. Comprehensive Major Medical Insurance - A policy designed to give the protection offered by both a basic and a major medical health insurance policy. Normally have a low deductible amount, a coinsurance feature, and high maximum benefits. Deductible- the amount you as the policyholder must pay before benefits begins to cover costs. Generally the higher the deductible, the lower the monthly premium will be.Endorsement- sometimes called a rider, an endorsement is written to change the terms of a health insurance policy. This can occur with pre-existing conditions (see definition below)Major Medical Insurance -Health insurance to finance the expense of major illness and injury. Characterized by large benefit maximums ranging up to $250,000 or no limit, the insurance, above an initial deductible, reimburses the major part of all charges for hospital, doctor, private nurses, medical appliances, prescribed out-of-hospital treatment, drugs, and medicines. The insured person as coinsurer pays the remainderOut-of-Pocket Cost - The out of pocket cost is the total of all costs you must pay for service. This includes the annual deductible, the co-pay amount, and any fees in excess of the approved maximum charges for a service.Remember, as youre reviewing health insurance policies, dont hesitate to ask your insurance agent to explain or clarify anything you dont understand. Comparing Health Insurance Policies Higher deductible, lower monthly premium, lower deductible, higher monthly premium, . 80/20 coverage, 70/30 coverage for major medical, various drug costs, various co-pay amounts for primary physicians, specialists, laboratory services coverage, and the list goes on. There are many areas of a health insurance policy that can vary, from plan to plan. Some even have different levels from which to choose. It can be confusing, and difficult to make a decision, but as stated earlier, comparing your current health condition and your current finances to the policies offered, youll be able to make a much better decision.For example if youre planning to have a child, youll want to carefully investigate the pregnancy coverage for each policy youre considering. If you take prescribed medication on a regular basis, youll want to make sure the terms of drug coverage meets your needs. Each health insurance policy has basic sections defining levels of coverage in each area. The most common are: physical exams, health screenings, specialists care, hospitalization, emergency care, prescription drugs, dental, vision care, mental health care, and drug and alcohol abuse services, family planning, and chiropractic and alternative care coverage.By carefully reviewing the health insurance policy to determine whats covered, and the level of coverage in each of the above areas, youll be able to confidently make a choice based upon coverage and costs.Maintaining Continuous Coverage If you lose your job, you may be able to maintain your health insurance policy by COBRA (consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. This coverage normally lasts 18 months. Your employer can provide you more information on COBRA.Maintaining adequate Michigan health insurance coverage can be a big concern for the self-employed. BlueCross BlueShield must sell group -of-one policies to sole proprietors. Other companies can offer small group coverage to individuals, but are not required to and prices may be higher.Obtaining a Health insurance policy may seem stressful. By applying the suggestions above and getting quotes on more than one policy, youll be able to obtain adequate health insurance thats priced within your budget without stress or worry.
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Are you special? Are you unlike everybody else? If you want to know if you are truly unique, try answering the following questions.1.Are the words your child use more advanced than those of other children his age?2.Does he have the knack for answering logic-related problems with ease?3.Can he memorize bulks of information just by skimming of a book?4.In his leisure time, what does he usually do? Play with his toys or read books?5.Does he easily get bored with the usual things that are being presented to him in school? 6.Does he observe a lot, think a lot, and ask questions more frequently than his playmates?7.Whenever you limit the topics of his reading materials, does he usually complain about it?If all of your answers are yes, then you're rearing a gifted child. This group of children is described to have higher intelligence than their usual age. Medical experts say that the children's growth are described to be asynchronous meaning that their mind, body, and emotion don't develop at the normal rate. Gifted children are identified using a measuring tool that rates the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of a child. The IQ Test classifies children according to their level of giftedness. The classifications are as follows: Bright, having 115 and above IQ average; Moderately gifted, 130 plus; Highly gifted, 145 plus; Exceptionally gifted, 160 plus; and Profoundly gifted 175 plus IQ average. With their giftedness, these exceptional children have a sharp memory, linguistic flair, and high analytical capability. Still, their giftedness does not prevent them from experiencing stress and anxiety that is common in other children. A common dilemma among these children include performance anxiety --- an overwhelming apprehension to fail or to perform in public. Their strong fear of not performing according to what is expected of them heightens their emotional scars and thus, causes disruption in their normal health and activities. Depression, as result of performance anxiety, is also common among gifted children. Studies show that while gifted children continually excel in tests of reasoning, they fare exceptionally low in social and other participative activities in school. This causes them greater "stress and anxiety" since they are also expected to surpass expectations in terms of their social lives. This factor can intensify their being anxious, thus, affecting their usual activity and performance. Another problem that may pose as a greater toll on their personal growth and development is perfectionism. Correlated with performance anxiety, gifted children tend to strive for excellence beyond what is usually seen in children of the same age. Parents of gifted children are also responsible for some of the anxieties experienced by these young geniuses. Stress and anxiety afflicts both the gifted and normal children. Even great geniuses experience their fair share of these emotional and psychological predicaments. Their intellectual superiority does not afford them the privilege of having total emotional stability. So the next time you meet an exceptional child, it may be considerate to know that that child too needs help and comfort just like any other child.