Are you aware that nearly 107 million Americans have total cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or higher, a level at which cardiovascular risk begins to rise.
Mike Flowers of you-and-your-cholesterol.com states that “High Cholesterol and Triglyceride (blood fat) can easily be controlled by following a few simple rules and without giving up some of the pleasures you enjoy most!”
Mr. Flowers also added that ten years ago his doctor wanted to place him on medication due to his high cholesterol levels.
“I was totally shocked because I felt fine, and was going to see him for something unrelated.
At that point, I started thinking about my dad and the Quadruple Bypass he had a couple years earlier.
I convinced my doctor to give me 30 days to reduce my Cholesterol, and get it under control. If not, I would be more than happy to start taking the medication.
When I returned to his office 30 days later, he was completely amazed at how low my levels were and told me to continue doing what I was doing.
To be honest with you, I was more amazed than he was. I was thrilled…not expecting such good results.
It has been ten years since that visit, and each time I visit his office for a check up my levels are consistently good!
A lot of people can lower their levels by incorporating the right diet plan, knowing what foods to stay away from, educating themselves on the benefits of natural herbs and having a simple exercise regiment.
Unfortunately for some, no matter what they do – they will not be able to get their levels under control and will have to seek the advice of their medical professional.”
Music is something that I’ve stressed to everyone that has disabilities because in my earlier day’s the mental health doctor diagnosed me with lot’s of illnesses but what made me really whack was all the different medications that was given to treat them. Taking 24 different medications for 5 different illnesses is what made me insane. My baby sister was graduating from UT University and she took a list of the medications to her Professor for questions.
After she was finished doing her studies, as she was driving up to the house and the first thing she said was, that I wasn’t taking the medications anymore and threw them away. Yes I had a hard time coping but I Award her because I feel 100% better than 10 year’s ago. Started listening to music and feeling the lyrics I became a dancing machine LoL. I went and got a construction job with the fellas and bought the crew donuts every morning cause they do a great job laying down asphalt.
TxDot gave me a nickname the first day on the job and my name was Ms. Mineola cause I have a killer smile that the civilians driving by brought me drink’s and the dump truck drivers. I love to brighten everyone’s day and especially the elderly. We are so grateful just to be alive so why not smile at the world and show those beautiful faces.
If you could see me today you wouldn’t have thought I was a schizophrenic, or had a bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and learning disabilities. Do you actually think that I needed 24 medications for a few illnesses but let’s get to some great advice.
What Is Music?
All sounds are comprised of sound waves. What distinguishes music from other sound waves is the manner in which the sound waves vibrate and decrease from loud to soft. Dropping a metal pan on the floor presents jarring, erratic vibrations. Striking a note on a piano chord presents a softer more uniform and smooth transition from loud to soft. Obviously, a musical note is going to be much more pleasant to the ear.
Theres an old adage about how music sooths the savage beast. Not only is this true, it is actually an understatement. Music plays such a profound part of our lives, that we will barely scratch the surface here, but lets give it an overview.
All of us grew up with certain songs or instrumentals that strike a chord that reverberates through our entire being. For example, when I hear A Summer Place, it immediately carries me back to summer months in the twenties. The experience is so profound that I can remember the feel of the sun on my face, the smell of hot dogs cooked over an open fire and the laughter of friends and family.
There is a theory that certain notes or chords resonate with a vibration that is particularly harmonious to specific people. Have you ever heard a song that gave you goose bumps? If so, then you give validation to this theory. When this occurs, the music has a profound affect on the subconscious. Add intense emotion to the equation and you have one powerful, indelible, blueprint on your subconscious that will follow you the rest of your life.
For example, lets say that you receive news of the death of a loved one while a specific piece of music is playing on the radio. That particular music may have a lasting impression. Years later, for no apparent reason, you may find yourself immediately thrown into a state of depression upon hearing that same tune. The same can be true of positive feelings as described in the story above.
The subliminal effect of music is a proven fact. How often do you find yourself humming a fragment of a tune that you cant identify only to discover that its a new commercial message you heard on your television. The advertising industry pays huge amounts of money to conduct research into why and how music works on the subconscious mind. This is also the reason why you see the recent trend by large companies to reconstitute classics originally performed by some of the greats of stage and screen.
Just for fun, the next time you find yourself humming a tune, try and remember when, where and under what circumstances you heard it for the very first time. The exercise will probably help you to better understand how past events have shaped your musical preferences. And, Ill wager that the next time you hear A Summer Place, you will remember reading this article.
Happy Listening! Lady Smith
” Let’s Fight Back Mental Illness With TheSounds of Music, You Got It Just Feel It “
Improving Cardiovascular And Mental Health One Step At A Time.
One of the most natural things that an individual does every day is to walk. For years, this single act has been linked to improving cardiovascular health. The reason is because, generally, walking is a safe movement that isnt likely to cause injury. New studies have shown that walking is also a terrific way to improve your mood. The next time you are feeling a little blue, there may be a way to walk it off – literally.
A recent study paired individuals into groups, one of which spent 30 minutes on a treadmill and the other that participated in 30 minutes of rest. Each groups progress was monitored throughout the treatment with a conclusion that both groups reported having less negative feelings at the end of the study, along with less stress and tension. The difference, however, was found when the group that spent 30 minutes walking also noted an overall improvement in well-being.
While the study further proves the theory that walking is good for mental health, as well as physical, it also lends credence to the theory that people who walk feel better overall. It also proves that an individual does not have to be outside in order to enjoy the benefits of walking. This simple exercise can be achieved with a treadmill or by simply walking in place while tuning into a favorite movie or television show.
Anyone who has been diagnosed as having clinical depression or other illnesses should not ignore, or disregard, his/her medical treatment program. Walking is simply a way to sometimes add further improvement to certain conditions. A simple 30 minute walk can benefit an individuals mood, improve cardiovascular health and combat obesity all at the same time. In order to be effective, many people find that a daily walking schedule will help to keep them motivated and improve their spirits. In addition, a regular schedule will ensure that there is a time set aside for a walk. Its very easy to think, Ill get around to it later, but something more often than not will distract individuals away from exercise unless they have a certain schedule that is followed every day.
The information in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as, or used in place of, medical advice or professional recommendations for an exercise regimen. Every individual should consult his/her physician prior to beginning any program consisting of diet and/or exercise.
Why You Should Be Worried About A Bird Flu Pandemic?
You may have been hearing a lot in the news lately about a bird flu pandemic. You have probably been thinking what does that have to do with me? There is always something to worry about right? Natural disasters, terrorism and now a flu pandemic? The first two natural disasters and terrorism have a lot in common. They both strike without warning, they leave death and destruction in their wake and they affect a local area. Now in the case of a natural disaster, that area can be fairly large, yet it doesnt always affect the whole country or the global population.
Worse case scenarios usually involved thousands dead and hundreds of millions in damage. A meteor hitting the planet would probably affect everyone on earth. A super volcano blowing up could affect the whole planet. Those are scenarios that scientists play out on their computers to see what might happen. Chances of those happening are much less than tornados, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.
Let’s Take Terrorist
Still, a very real threat and not one to be taken lightly. Lives are lost and millions of dollars of damage can be inflicted. But terrorists strike even more locally than natural disasters. If terrorists strike a major metropolitan area, it will affect that area and only ripple effects around the rest of the country. Deaths are in the immediate area, damage is confined again to the local area. A nuclear weapon going off, while local, would have a much more major impact on a larger number of people across the country. But life could go on in other areas of the country and world.
Now Lets Look At A Pandemic.
A bird flu pandemic would affect millions of people around the world, not just local populations. The death rate could be between 5 million and 100 million or more. The economic consequences would be catastrophic. The World Bank has estimated a pandemic lasting a year could cost the world economy $800 billion dollars. It would affect the lives of every American.
When your business in New York depends on deliveries from Texas and those deliveries cant be made because everyone in Texas is sick, then it will affect your business and your employees lives. Now multiply that across all states and across the globe, then you might start to see why a bird flu pandemic could have such a far-reaching impact. Millions of workers out sick, schools, businesses shut down, transportation interrupted. Financial markets in chaos, hospitals over whelmed, lost income and financial defaults. The list could go on. An avian influenza pandemic would be catastrophic, far more than any natural disaster or terrorist event.
At this time the chance of a pandemic is fairly low. Human to human transmission has not been confirmed but scientists fear if the virus mutates into a form that is easily passed from person to person, then the chance of a pandemic will increase. Health experts say it is only a matter of time. While federal, state and local governments are starting to prepare, many have not started and dont have the funds available to plan for a bird flu pandemic.
Your best defense is to stay informed about bird flu and avian influenza. Unlike a natural disaster or a terrorist event, a influenza pandemic can be prepared for. Well-prepared plans will help you and your family get through a pandemic crisis and recover quicker than those who are not prepared.
This is my favorite subject because I suffered with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar can be treated with all types of medications but all that medicine made me feel distance from the world.
After being on medications for 10yrs felt like (Hell). In the year 2018 they passed the law for CBD in 50 states and I placed my order, received it within 3 days.
It was a Saturday morning when I received it in mail, but yet did I apply for a University in Arizona and got Accepted. The reason I couldn’t start was because of a past student loan in 2004 for Beauty College. This could be a long story but to make a story short, my mother had to sign for me to graduate out of High school cause I wasn’t as competent before as I am today Thanks to CBD Oil.
If your suffering from Bipolar Disorder or just won’t to give your brain a little Boost I recommend CBD oil before any medications.
Now That I Told My Story Of Bipolar Disorder, Have You or Anyone Close To You Suffers From Bipolar Disorder?Here’s What I Found Out About Bipolar Disorder Today.
Mental health authorities estimate that more than 2 million adults have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also called manic-depression), a chemical imbalance in the brain causing extreme mood swings from manic highs to agonizing lows. Although a diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be frightening and confusing, it is a treatable and manageable condition.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with bipolar illness, the first step in relieving fear and uncertainty is education. The more you know about the disorder, the less control it will exert over you and others who may be affected.
The National Institute of Mental Health (www.nimh.nih.gov), The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (www.nami.org), and The National Mental Health Association (www.nmha.org) are just a few of the recognized national organizations providing information, facts and support to anyone who may be directly or indirectly affected by bipolar disorder.
Below are some essential facts about bipolar disorder provided by these organizations that may alleviate some of your concerns and questions surrounding a recent diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder affects many people: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), bipolar disorder affects approximately 2.3 million adults, or 1.2 percent of the population, in any given year.
Bipolar disorder has many potential causes: There does not appear to be one cause for bipolar disorder. Evidence suggests that many components may come into play, all of which affect the chemical balance of certain parts of the brain. Several studies on the occurrence of bipolar disorder in families demonstrate a genetic disposition toward the illness. Other factors may include extremely traumatic life events, chronic illness, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
How Do Bipolar Disorder Affect Your Daily Lifestyle?
Bipolar disorder has varied symptoms: The most pronounced symptoms of bipolar disorder are dramatic mood swings consisting of extremely high manic episodes to debilitating episodes of depression and then back again with relatively normal moods in between. Behaviors during a manic episode include heightened feelings of euphoria, extreme energy, decreased need for sleep, extreme irritability and distractibility, and increased aggression. Depressive episodes bring about excessive feelings of despair, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt, and sometimes thoughts of suicide.
Bipolar disorder affects both sexes in children to adults: Manic depression is not selective in who it touches. Women and men are equally affected, as are children and adolescents (although a diagnosis in children and teens is more difficult to determine). A majority of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder have a least one family member with the illness. And children of parents with the illness are more likely to develop it themselves.
Bipolar Disorder Is Treated With Medicines, Called Mood Stabilizers.
Bipolar disorder has effective treatment modalities: Bipolar disorder is treated with medications, called mood stabilizers, to assist in controlling fluctuation in moods. The important thing to understand about bipolar disorder is that it is a life-long, recurring illness requiring ongoing care. In addition to medication, psychotherapy is also prescribed in the management of the illness. Psychotherapy assists people to understand their illness and to develop coping skills to help deal with life events and stressors that may trigger manic and depressive episodes.
Bipolar disorder has no cure: As of today, there is no known cure for bipolar disorder; however, it is a treatable and manageable illness. With a close relationship with a mental health professional, a proper diagnosis, and vigilant adherence to taking medications and sticking to prescribed treatment plans, most individuals with bipolar illness lead very productive and rewarding lives.
These are just a few of the facts pertaining to bipolar disorder. It is not a simple illness, yet it is manageable and treatable. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, do not hesitate to seek information and help. Any one of the above-mentioned organizations can offer you education, guidance, and support. Obtaining knowledge is one of your first steps in alleviating the uncertainty and anxiety of dealing with such a diagnosis.
Be aware Of Your Anxiety Early So You Can Sustain A Positive Behavior
Anxiety can be a life-altering occurrence. It can happen without our knowledge and can change a life forever. That is not to say the changes are for the worse. If we are aware, early on, that we are experiencing stress and dealing with anxiety then we have a great opportunity to promote positive behavior. This positive behavior can then dominate our lives.
There are varying effects anxiety has on the human body, mind and spirit. Anxiety can often times be a silent killer. Stress and anxiety go hand in hand and both promote heart problems, respiratory problems and can cause us to age more rapidly than if we were to have a healthier, slower paced lifestyle.
Yoga Can Be Beneficial For Stress and Anxiety
Yoga, deep tissue massages, and even routine exercising can be beneficial in reducing anxiety. All it takes is a phone call, a minute of searching the Internet, or even a chat with your physician or pastor to begin the process of healing. Once you have discovered on your own or been diagnosed by a physician that anxiety is the culprit for what ails you, the healing process is as difficult as you want it to be.
Being in denial about anxiety is a step in the wrong direction. When you discover you have symptoms of an illness (serious or otherwise) and all physical elements are ruled out you must look long and hard at how you are living. There is part of us that most are not even aware of until our health plummets and we are forced to look more closely at how we live.
Most of us can fully benefit by slowing everything down and easing up on what we cram into one day. Sometimes it is as if we have to fill each moment of everyday to the bursting point in order to feel as if we have accomplished something. Stepping back and doing nothing is a challenge. And it is challenge well worth the effort and one we must take into serious consideration.
Slowing down is the first step to forcing out the anxiety that is easily accessible to all of us as humans. Forming a plan of attack on the urges and pitfalls that lead us further into the darkness of anxiety is essential. The war against anxiety begins with the acknowledgement that it exists. When you replace stressful, anxious behavior with positive, relaxed behavior you have the beginnings of a beautiful life.
At some point in life, many people may have to deal with the frustrating ordeal of loosing their hair. It is something that no one wants to go through, but may be inevitable for a lot of people. Some people that may experience loosing their hair as they get older and there are some have to deal with it much earlier in life.
No matter when this problem occurs, it is up to them to figure out a way to make them feel better about the situation. One way to take care of this hair loss problem is to have a hair transplant.
Hair Transplant Procedure
This is a procedure where new hair is transplanted where the old hair has begun to fall out. This fix can be used on anyone of any age. No matter what type of hair loss problem the person has. Getting a transplant may be the best way to get the hair back that they want so badly.
Adults Are Not The Only People Getting Hair Transplants, Children Have A Hard Time Dealing With Hair Loss , As It Play’s A Huge Role In Being Teased
Many children even have to deal with the pain of loosing their hair. They may loose it because of a vitamin deficiency or even an illness. When this problem occurs, it is a good idea for the child to get as much help as they possibly can. This way they will feel better and not have to worry about being teased about their hair loss. A hair transplant may be something that they can have done.
In order to have a hair transplant, the person is going to have to see a dermatologist. They will give them the knowledge of everything that they are going to have to know to get the proper transplant for them. It is important to have the right information by the right doctor so that there are no potential problems with the transplant.
Women and Men Premature Hair Loss
Many, women and men, have to deal with premature hair loss at some point in their lives. When this is the case, it is important for them to know that they can get help with this problem so that they can feel good again. For many people, it is very depressing to know that their hair is falling out and that they are getting older. By having a transplant, these people will have the opportunity of getting their hair back and looking and feeling good again.
Most of the time, a hair transplant is successful. For many people getting a hair transplant is easy and painless. There are usually no complications to have to deal with when getting a hair transplant. The hair will usually grow and look as natural as your original hair did.
No one will ever know that you have had a transplant and you will never have to tell anyone your secret. This is the best part about having one of these hair transplants done.
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