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Herbal Remedies – Ancient Wisdom Now Tested By Science

Herbal Remedies – Ancient Wisdom Now Tested By Science

Herbal remedies have been known to man for thousands of years, right from early civilization, though it is impossible to put a date on their discovery. The oldest records of herbs being used as medicines date as far back as 2800 BC; these records were discovered in China.

It is well known that people belonging to Persia, India, China, Egypt and even the Red Indians (America) used herbal extracts to treat the ailing members of their community. Scientists also have evidence that animals, especially apes, know about the medicinal properties of some plants and therefore, scientists reason that herbs could have been used as medicine even before the first human evolved on our planet.

After humans discovered the medical values ​​of plants, herbal medicine became part of folklore and it spread by word of mouth and other antiquated means of communication through the centuries. In the 15th century, the printing press was invented, which helped in spreading the popularity of herbal medicine – herbal medicine recipes were printed on paper and passed around; naturally, they caught on like wildfire. By the 17th century herbal medicine was all over the place. Then allopathic medicines caught on and proponents of the allopathic chain of thought rubbished herbal medicine and claimed that it was too weak as compared to the stronger and effective allopathic medicines.

In 1985 the World Health Organization (WHO) was of the view that herbal medicines are an important constituent of health-care. Even today, debate rages on over the efficacy of herbal medicines. Here are a few herbs which natural healing properties have been scientifically validated:

Ephedrine was an early asthma drug that was derived from the herb, Ephedra.

The plant Meadowsweet contains salicyclic acid and polyphenols – salicyclic is related to aspirin and polyphenols protect the stomach.

St. John's Wort is known to be effective in treating depression.

The plant, Echinacea, has been proven to be effective in boosting the immune system.

Garlic is recognized for its effective cholesterol-lowering qualities.

The goodness of ginger helps protect against heart disease and fight cholesterol too.

Digoxin, a heart medicine, comes from the foxglove plant; Quinine, used to treat malaria, comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree; and, Morphine, the painkiller, comes from the poppy plant.

Although herbal medicines are effective, doctors prefer to stick to the regular medicines because there are many unknown quantities of herbs that still need to be known. Only time and effort will tell how and when the medicinal properties of herbs are fully understood. …

Developing Yourself in Your Life and Work Career Must Be FUN!

Developing Yourself in Your Life and Work Career Must Be FUN!

Many people go through each day with no life meaning or purpose. They do the same things the same way every day. This leads to stagnation in both their life and their work careers. To truly grow in one’s life and be able to accomplish something great you need to be internally motivated to succeed. If you lack this internal motivation you will soon become burned out and will not have the strength and stick-to-it-ness necessary to achieve your desired goals. Below are several tips to ensure you stay focused and motivated to achieve your life or work desire:

Adapt – Are you good at adapting? If things don’t go your way do you fret about it or do you figure a way to conquer it? In order to truly develop yourself into a better person you must become an adaptor. This means having the ability to figure things out on the fly and make the best out of every situation life has to offer.

Change – Most humans don’t like change. We are perfectly content doing the same thing the same way over and over again. We love the saying “It’s always been done that way!” To grow in our life we must challenge the norm. Become a trail blazer or maverick – not being afraid of the unknown. We need to have the ability to see what the difference will mean for us and what the beneficial outcome will be.

Anticipate – Do you plow straight ahead until you come to an obstacle before dealing with it? Do you have the ability to see an issue before it becomes one? To effectively grow and develop we must have the ability to anticipate outcomes, problems, or issues before they arise. If we can develop this talent, we will be able to effectively deal with an issue before it becomes bigger and we will allow ourselves more time to effectively come up with a more beneficial way to handle the outcome. Anticipating involves understanding what your true goals are and what they actually mean to you. You will then be able to clearly see what potential obstacles might stand in your way.

By forcing yourself to think about the above three things – Adapt – Change – Anticipate – you will be able to allow yourself the freedom to grow and develop into a better individual. We must always continue to grow or else we die. We must always be trying to better ourselves or else we stagnate. Don’t allow life’s roadblocks to stand in your way of success. Always:

– Adapt yourself to the situation you are in

– Be able to change the way you see and do things

– Anticipate issues or problems before they occur

Strive to be the awesome person you know you are!…

Three Questions That Will Boost Your Career

Three Questions That Will Boost Your Career

Here are three questions that will raise your profile as a communicator and will make you a lot more friends and allies in your office:

Is there anything else? During my TV reporter days, I found this question to be a gold mine. Very often people had something very meaningful to say but either felt too shy to mention it or had not been prompted to respond by one of my questions. Often in a conversation, we're focused on reaching the end of a discussion as soon as possible. Let the other person have a chance to get in the last word. At worst, you'll let them sum up their thoughts and needs, which can only help you. And who knows, you might pick up a reputation for being a great listener and who does not feel special when someone is making an effort to listen to them?

Can you help me? Put this question before your next question or request. While it may be easier to ask, "Where are the XYZ reports filed?" you'll likely get a more helpful response if you ask, "Can you help me? I'm trying to find the XYZ reports." It's a small change but it gives the person you're asking a chance to feel like a hero. Everyone likes to feel special and this allows the person with the answer the chance to feel extra special. This especially works well if you're talking to someone who is below you in an organization. The fact that you're willing to admit vulnerability will also score you some points with people. It's very rare that this question does not get someone's best effort.

How important is this argument? It's normal to have disagreements in the workplace. But often these become less about the issue at hand and more about personality conflicts. Before long, they become verbal sparing matches where there's a definite winner and loser and a ton of dirty laundry gets spread out for all to see. While spirited debts are healthy for any organization, you do not want to be remembered as the person who lost their cool over the new kitchen cleaning policies. Pick your battles and save your passion for when it really counts. If you constantly escalate a disagreement into a full-blown argument, you'll start to make enemies fast and lose prestige among your coworkers. The next time you feel your adrenaline flowing, ask yourself this question and pull back if you need to. Having a cool head may not be listed on a job application but it's a skill that's always appreciated. …

Teaching Hatha Yoga – Students With Pre-existing Conditions and Yoga Teacher Continuing Education

Teaching Hatha Yoga – Students With Pre-existing Conditions and Yoga Teacher Continuing Education

All of the subjects mentioned below will require much additional research on your part, but let's briefly go over a question and answer session about students who need special care in your classes.

Q: Over the weekend, I met up with a student that is in her early twenties (about 23-24, maybe) and she is interested in Yoga. She is in her first trimester of her third pregnancy. Is there something I should be concerned with?

I have been to many Yoga classes in the past where there were indeed women far into their pregnancies and noted that my instructor paid some special attention to them on the dos and don'ts.

A: About the first trimester of pregnancy: Unfortunately, the potential for liability suits has caused many of us to reconsider, and advise my students towards a prenatal specialist. It is much safer for pregnant students in a specialized class, under the guidance of a prenatal Yoga specialist.

Q: Another thing is about hip replacements: A student (in her fifties) had hip replacements about 14 years ago. Are there any concerns I need to be aware of or let her know her limitations?

A: Yoga for Hip Replacements: I strongly recommend researching this subject thoroughly before teaching this student. Needless to say, there are many contraindications, which relate to the specific type of hip replacement.

It is advisable to ask a student, with a hip replacement, for her doctor's recommendation or a doctor's note explaining the type of hip replacement.

The exact surgical approach her doctor took is very important. For example: Was it a total replacement? Was the implant posterior or anterior? Each of these situations is different and some postures will be modified or eliminated exclusively as a result.

Q: While I am on the subject, my neighbor (late 40's) had neck surgery about 6 years ago, and I know that her cervical region is limited. Are there any concerns here?

A: Yes, there are many concerns. In the case of Yoga for a pre-existing cervical spinal injury: Anything that causes her pain in the spine must be stopped.

This condition depends upon her doctor's advice, because of the type of surgery and the source of the problem. Extreme bending or twisting, in the neck, should be modified or deleted from her practice. It is important to note that neck rolls, and neck hyperextensions, should not be practiced by any student, regardless of their medical history.

Some mild bending or twisting may also cause pain. In this case, she should not push into pain. Students with pre-existing problems, anywhere in the spine, have to respect and avoid pain.

Yoga teachers should be cautious and give gentle guidance, when a student has any form of a pre-existing health condition or injury. In some cases, Yoga teachers should refer their students to a Yoga specialist.

© Copyright 2008 – Paul Jerard / Aura Publications …

The Science Behind 7 Keto DHEA

The Science Behind 7 Keto DHEA

An Overview of 7 Keto DHEA

7 Keto DHEA has been in littered in the headlines in support of weight loss. Although it explains the health benefits of 7 Keto DHEA, there has been little explanation as to what exactly it does.

7 Keto DHEA is a metabolite of DHEA, the renounced hormone, a substance recognized to improve the effects of aging on a lot of functions of the body. Given that 7 Keto DHEA does not change into estrogens or testosterone, it is a 100% safe option to its parent substance. There are indications that 7 Keto DHEA asserts the body reduces weight by imitating thyroid hormones that reason the body to create more heat, therefore combusting more calories without actually performing anything. To a certain extent this means that enhancing thyroid enzymes can be considered as thermogenic.

It lends better assistance to the immune system by augmenting the production of IL-2 in human lymphocytes. IL-2 is the principal cytokine controller of T-helper cells that asserts activate the immune system not in favor of invading pathogens. It assists to diminish cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone related with stress in addition to sever disorders of frame of mind and aging.

When beginning the use of 7 Keto DHEA, the resting metabolic rate of the body shall begin to augment. The RMR (resting metabolism rate) is the smallest amount of calories that the body requires to uphold its basic functions, which comprising digesting food, breathing, circulating blood, and so on. By raising the RMR your body will burn normally additional calories per day, to the amount that surpasses your intake of calorie. By doing so, your body will begin to consume your fat accumulations in your back, stomach, thighs, and other parts of the body. The output is steady natural loss of weight. A 7 Keto DHEA supplement would have considered different from any other metabolism amplifier given that it is naturally available in the body.

Benefits of 7 Keto Supplement
While there are many diet products that are available on the market, only some can really give what they articulate they can. 7-keto has had supportive recognition over the past few years as a result of its properties of natural weight loss. Neverheless, weight loss is not the sole advantage of this supplement. The following are some of the benefits including:

Enhance metabolism
Its main function is to increase your metabolism; therefore you are able to combust more fat while you are having a rest. Your RMR will be radically improved in order that you can dissolve away fat and neat your thighs and stomach.

Advances immune system
One recent research tested 7 Keto supplement's ability to get better immune purpose in aged participants. Accordingly, the research revealed that following only four weeks, participants obtained high levels of white blood cell, could brawl of illness more rapidly, and associated cells that increase the immune system of the body.

Slows down aging
Similar to human growth hormones and IGF-1, the natural …

The Film Career of Roman Polanski – Part One

The Film Career of Roman Polanski – Part One

Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933 to a Polish father and to a Russian mother, when he was four, the family moved to Krakow in Poland. They were living there in 1939 when World War II broke out, the Polanskis were forced into the Krakow ghetto with thousands of other Polish Jews by the Nazi invaders. Tragically, his parents were always sent to the concentration camps, his father survived but his mother was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The young Polanski managed to escape the Krakow ghetto with the help of a Polish Roman Catholic farmer who hid him in his outhouses, Polanski later wandered the Polish countryside for the duration of the war, managing to find Shelter and sustenance with Catholic families. After the war, he was re-united with his father and moved back to Krakow. He began to become involved in acting and with the help of the great Polish film director, Andrzej Wajda was accepted into the Lodz Film School.

It soon became apparent that Polanski had found his medium, the short films which he made while there being critically lauded. His first feature, Knife in the Water (1962) was what would become known as pure Polanski; a moody, brooding, smothering piece which explored the dark side of the human psyche and the seedy underbelly that belies human contact and relationships. It was almost all shot and set on the spatially controlled environment of a boat. The movie proved to be an international commercial success and it picked up an Academy nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. …