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Chronic Stress Can Be Fatal



Stress Can Have a Devastating Effect on Both Health and Happiness The American Medical Association credits stress as being the root of over 60% of all of the human diseases and illness. It is estimated that over 95 million people take medication each week for stress. And,  studies have shown that stress is more likely to cause heart disease or cancer than even smoking cigarettes or eating a diet high in cholesterol! In response to stress the body performs numerous functions including releasing a host of hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones include adrenaline, dopamine, norepinephrine and cortisol. And, all of these hormones in large, constant doses affect vital organs seriously damaging your health. They also lower your immune systems ability to protect the body by fighting off illness or infections. This slowing of the immune system is believed to be the cause for many of the physical symptoms that are stress related. Your body is literally no longer able to fight back! Most...

Are You Feeding Your Dog Poison Food?



Your dog is more than just a pet, it’s your best friend and your loyal companion. You wouldn’t willingly feed your dog poison, but that may be exactly what you’re doing on a daily basis! It’s a cover-up that’s both unbelievable and terrifying! Every time you feed your dog commercial dog food you’re literally poisoning your beloved pet! Many Dog Care Experts and famous veterinarians agree that feeding your dog commercial dog foods puts them at a higher risk of premature death! It is suspected that around 87% of deaths can be attributed to the pet foods! Your dog may seem to be very healthy, but by the time any symptoms start to appear it’s too late! Their organs are no longer able to function and they suffer agonizing deaths with no hope for a cure! Dog food manufacturers are literally lying to you to sell their products. Many advertise to be 100% nutritionally balanced foods while at the same time they ignore many essential nutrients that your dog...

The World Didn’t End on Schedule



The world didn’t end on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 like the Mayan calendar indicated. I wasn’t surprised, were you? For the weeks preceding the Mayan doomsday date the National Aeronautic and Space Administration calmed fears among those who thought a bunch of Mayans a few millennia ago could predict the end of the world. I’m thinking they didn’t predict anything. I’m thinking they got tired of chopping calendars out of stone and went home for supper. I mean, how many calendars into the future do you really need? It would be like printing out on our laser printer calendars for the next 4 million years – only printing them with a computer would be a heck of a lot easier than chopping them out of stone with little birds and leaves and snakes and stuff like that. The Mayan Calendar is a little confusing to me. I’ve seen pictures of it and it looks like a wheel with some strange dude sitting in the middle surrounded by little icons towards the outside of...

How to Strengthen Your Immune System with Natural Herbs



Natural Herbal Remedies And The Immune System The amount of man-made products that we have been taking in for the last century have gotten many of us away from looking to remedies and preventative medicines that have been around for thousands of years. These remedies from nature not only can help treat illnesses and imbalances, they can also help prevent them from occurring in the first place. A strong immune system is vital for good health. Fortunately there are things we can do to strengthen our natural immune systems for dealing with contagion and disease. Why The Immune System Is Important These days it seems that many people are talking about coming down with one thing or another in the way of viruses and sickness. It is a strong possibility that part of this is because so many artificially produced antibiotics are made to counteract a bacteria or infection that could easily be cured by less aggressive means. The over-prescription of antibiotics has in turn caused bacteria to become...

Common Causes of Food Poisoning



Common Mistakes Can Lead To Getting Sick Even as advanced as we have become in how to keep water and food preparation more sanitary, there are common mistakes that are made every day that lead to food poisoning related sickness. The worst part about food poisoning is that so much of it can be prevented. We make common mistakes every day that can cause bacteria to form in our bodies that could lead to some very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous illnesses. Over 30 million cases of food borne illness each year is a very sobering number, but if you take the time to practice some healthy habits in the kitchen and in restaurants, you can minimize your chances of exposure to these bacteria. Dirty Dishes Bacteria thrives in warm moist areas so leaving dishes overnight to soak in water is never a good idea Keep dishes and kitchen area dry: Bacteria thrives in warm moist areas so leaving dishes overnight to soak in water is never a good idea. This makes it twice as difficult to remove all of...

Different Types and Causes of Food Poisoning



Food Poisoning: Types and Causes Ugh – that horrible feeling when a stomach ‘bug’ hits you can be overwhelming. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and just plain miserable is something no one wants to go through and at the time it is happening, it can literally feel like you are going to die. At some point, it would almost be a welcome relief! Generally after a day or so, the symptoms subside and you go back to your normal routine. Just another flu, right? Very likely – wrong. Most stomach ailments do not come from the flu but rather one of the several food-borne illnesses that occur throughout the world daily. Some cases are mild and merely cause discomfort for a day or so with running to the bathroom every fifteen minutes. Dehydration of course is always something to watch out for, but for the most part these cases clear up fairly quickly. There are others however such as botulism, that can be fatal at any age, and E.coli which is particularly harmful to senior...

Dangers of Processed Food



There was a time when if you wanted something to eat, you had to get the ingredients to make it yourself. Today’s modern conveniences of packaged pre-cooked dinners and drive-thru’s have meals ready to eat in minutes, however it comes with a price that has nothing to do with money. These foods contain chemical preservatives that were never intended to be ingested by people, and yet we are spending millions of dollars each year on TV dinners, canned meals, and fast food. It’s no wonder that Americans suffer from a myriad of health problems if this is what we are continually putting into our bodies. Mashed chicken bone and chemicals deep fried in oil One recent case in Great Britain has hit the news and it shows a very vivid, if not typical, example of the damage processed foods can do. Stacey Irvine, a seventeen year old factory employee collapsed on the job and was unable to catch her breath. When she went to the hospital for examination, it was discovered that since the...

Honest Information About Consumer Scams



As technology increases, we find ourselves with the world at our fingertips. So much of what used to require at least a trip to the post office can now be done from our home or office computers. This certainly eliminates some of the stress that our day to day routines can bring, with paying bills, shopping, and even work projects done online – however there is a drawback to the information highway. It also makes it easier for scammers and thieves to rip us off. Unfortunately, thousands of people fall victim to consumer scams each year, and the ‘computer age’ has only brought an increase to the amount of people that are exposed to frauds. It’s not just the new age of technology that is to blame though. Some of these scams have been around for years and even continue once the right information is made public. A lot of that has to do with the fact that too many people take what they are told at face value without really researching the facts. Very often the truth is...