Protect Your Health & Youth For Life!Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, multivitamins are a good way to stay in good health. Complete multivitamins are usually safe for everyone, you do not have to worry about getting too much of a certain supplement as they give you only what your body needs for the day. When taken as directed, they are not expected to cause serious side effects. Medical community concedes that multivitamins are important for health, but only after decades of denying benefit from vitamins. No matter how important it is to take multivitamins and how high the quality of a product is, it is useless if you cannot take it. Most people take daily multivitamins for general well being and to improve overall health. Liquid multivitamins are much easier to swallow for children and seniors. Good, high quality liquid (this form is easier to swallow and has a higher rate of absorption) multivitamins are available at low cost and are advised for all children. Never take more than the recommended dose of multivitamins with iron. Multivitamins are the most commonly used product in the dietary supplement category. About half of American consumers now use supplements, according to recent surveys. If you have an excellent diet, you may be able to get these essential nutrients without a supplement, but this is often difficult. Supplements and homeopathic remedies have become more affordable to consumers in recent years as an expanding middle class has led to rising income levels. Now, consumers can use new food and supplement pyramids to improve eating habits and build a sensible long-term supplement program. There are a number of natural nutritional supplements that are beneficial in treating or preventing diseases but these natural nutritional supplements are rarely recommended by doctors since most doctors are not familiar with their potential. To get the recommended amount of this B vitamin from food alone, youd have to eat about 8 servings of fruit or 4 to 6 cups of vegetables every day. Even the people who eat healthy food fail to get the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals. No matter how good your diet is, multivitamins are a smart move. Multivitamins are the most convenient way to get vitamins to your body that would otherwise be left out. Multivitamins are also recommended for people with nutrient-depleting diseases of the gastrointestinal system, diabetes or cancer. It is the long-term use of multivitamins that is most beneficial, so consumers should resolve in the year 2000 to make this a lifelong habit. A mans unique health concerns demand a unique multivitamin formulation. If you are never going to become pregnant or go through menopause, why would you take the same vitamins women do? Mens Only Multivitamins contains no iron, plus it has the recommended Daily Value (DV) of selenium and vitamin E, both of which may help prevent prostate problems. Most multivitamins are formulated to include 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) of many vitamins and nutrients. For maximum protection, eat well and take the supplements recommended on my web pages.
While sitting around with friends this weekend I discovered the greatest card game ever. The name of the game is Animals, and the game is very easy to learn, easy to play and a great source of entertainment.The game is not a gambling game but gambling can be done easily enough, but I would not expect to see this game in your local casino anytime soon.I suspect the game started out as a memory game for children, then was taken you young adults and turned into a drinking game, but it does not matter if you are gambling with this game, drinking with this game or just trying to have a fun evening with friends, because it is fun whatever you are playing for.The best way to play the game is with at least 4 people but no more then 8. You will also need 2 or 3 decks of cards to play Animals and a table for everyone to sit around.Before the game starts each player must choose an animal noise and a hand gesture to represent them in the game and going around the table each player must announce the name of their animal, the sound the animal makes and its hand gesture. An example of this would be to say I am a cat, meow and the hand gesture may be wiping your face with the back of your hand.In this game the dealer remains standing the entire round. The dealer will go around the table continuously dealing 1 card to each player until all the cards have been dealt. The dealer must stay at a steady pace and go not too fast and not too slow.the players must continuously scan the other players top cards and when someone has the same number card on top of their pile as you, you have to make that persons sound and hand gesture. If you do it before they do you get all their cards. That person is not out of the game the next time the dealer goes around they still get another card. The person with the most cards at the end of the game winds, and is the dealer for the next round.For kids this is a great game because they have to remember everyone's noise and gesture, this is a fun way for them to help develop their memories, and a great way to get them away from the television for a little while.For those looking to gamble this game may not earn you as much as playing Blackjack but it is a lot if fun to sit around and make fools of yourselves and make a few bucks. All you have to do is set an amount and everyone puts their money into a pot and the winner gets the pot. It does not get any easier then that.The drinking game has an extra rule or two. If you make someone's noise and gesture before they do yours, besides getting their cards they need to drink and at the end of each round all the losers need to drink.
You've decided that you're going to try quitting smoking. You know it will be tough but you've made that all important decision - you want to stop smoking and you want some help to do it.You can try herbal remedies, unfortunately, these can give some people a queasy stomach. Then there are the popular nicotine replacement treatments, readily available as patches, gum or sprays.If these don't work then some people look for other alternatives like acupuncture or hypnosis to help them quit smoking. There has been lots already written about this last technique and you're probably wondering is hypnosis effective for quitting smoking... does it actually work?As with everything in life for some hypnosis will work for others it won't - everybody is an individual with particular needs and habits. As a general rule of thumb though, just because something works for you doesn't necessarily work for everybody else.Seriously, how can some comedy carnival sideshow help you when quitting smoking?Well, hypnotherapy is now highly regarded and a widely recognised psychotherapy tool. It is a tried and trusted scientific method in it's own right and there are many who have tried hypnotism and swear that hypnosis is an effective technique for quitting smoking. In simple terms, under hypnosis you are functioning on a conscious level, but your subconscious mind will lapse into a serene, tranquil state and your body completely relaxes. It is this level of managed relaxation that a hypnotist will try to help you achieve so they can condition your subconscious mind with directed suggestion, which in this case is quitting smoking.But, of course there will be some people who have tried hypnosis and who still continue smoking.You may think hypnosis is a silly idea. But consider, if you really are serious about quitting smoking and everything else you have tried so far has failed - what have you got to lose by giving it a try?Here are a couple of handy tips that you might find useful if you do decide to try hypnotism to quit smoking ?Check that your chosen hypnotist is certified in their chosen field. For instance, the National Board for Certified Hypnotherapists has a high level of criteria and requirements for applicants to meet before certification is authorised.Find out about the hypnotherapy being offered. Ask if they recommend a single session or a course containing a series of sessions. Also ask what they hope to achieve in the sessions.Being realistic, quitting smoking successfully will need you to make big changes to your behavior patterns and your general lifestyle... that will usually take a series of hypnosis sessions to help you achieve this.As a general rule hypnosis is not a quick fix solution to quitting smoking. It's definitely no cure-all and you'll need to work on dealing with and overcoming your cravings but, with that said, it could help you in your efforts to lead a smoke-free life.Is hypnosis effective for quitting smoking? All things considered, only you can answer that...
One of the dangers of dieting is the 'diet mentality'. The constant need to weigh, measure, count and account for food that most dieters feel can become an obsession with food that comes close to that experienced by someone with an eating disorder. Is it possible to lose weight without becoming obsessed with food? Dr. David Katz, author of "The Way to Eat", suggests a better way. While it's important to balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn, he says, it's not necessary to obsess about food by counting every calorie. Instead, he suggests, focus on eating well for your health and permanent weight loss will follow. Dr. Katz's suggestions include replacing highly processed foods which contain added sugar, fat, starch and salt with more wholesome foods with short ingredient lists. Avoid foods with added 'flavor enhancers' like monosodium glutamate and high fructose corn syrup which tend to stimulate the appetite and make you want to eat even more. Instead, focus on healthier alternatives within food groups. That's far easier to do than you'd think. A simple change in your diet like replacing the light cream in your coffee with low-fat milk can save you 50 calories per cup. If you drink a lot of coffee, that could add up to a substantial lowering in your overall daily calorie intake - with the added bonus of giving you all the calcium and vitamin D you usually get with less than half the fat. But, you say, you just can't drink your coffee with skim milk? That's fine, too. We all have little luxuries that we think we can't live without. Take a few minutes to analyze your diet and figure out which things you just can't give up - then make adjustments in other areas to account for them. Can't live without cream in your coffee? Skip the muffin you usually have with it, or replace the butter you use on it with a low-fat margarine substitute. Eating healthy is about choices - not obsession. Here are some other suggestions to help you stop obsessing about calories and start eating healthier: 1. Toss out sugared breakfast cereals in favor of a whole-grain cereal that has little or no added sugar and drop a few berries into your bowl instead. 2. Switch to an all natural, no additive peanut butter instead of a highly processed one that contains added sugar and oils for stabilization. 3. Keep a baggie of dried fruit in your desk drawer for a high-potassium pick-me-up at mid-morning. You'll be far less inclined to overeat at lunch - and you won't find yourself yawning at 11 A.M.
If you even suspect a loved one of cocaine addiction, it is better to take action and find out you were mistaken than not take action and find out they are addicted. The consequences can be very serious.So, how do you tell if a loved one is in the throes of cocaine addiction? There are many different ways of taking cocaine so the obvious symptoms differ. It can be snorted, ingested, smoked or injected.Snorting cocaine (also known as freebasing), for example, can lead to the loss of the sense of smell, nosebleeds, problems with swallowing, hoarseness and a chronically running nose. A sure sign is someone who is constantly sniffing. Snorting is a highly dangerous way of using it as the cocaine reaches the brain within seconds, resulting in an intense high but the euphoria quickly disappears, making the addict increase his use.Smoking cocaine is probably the worst cocaine addiction there is and is considered to be the most addictive. Signs of use, however, are not that evident other than increased jumpiness, irritability or even paranoia. Ingesting cocaine can cause severe bowel gangrene due to reduced blood flow. This is more difficult to tell but if a loved one suddenly starts having bowel movement problems, abdominal pain and nausea, consider cocaine addiction as a possibility.Those who inject cocaine can experience severe allergic reactions and, as with all drug users who inject themselves, they are at risk of contracting HIV and other blood-borne diseases. This is easier to detect than those ingesting it as there will probably be visible needle marks.Cocaine addiction leads to disturbances in the heart rhythm and can lead to heart attacks, chest pains and respiratory failure, strokes, seizures, headaches and gastrointestinal complications such as abdominal pain and nausea. Cocaine, having a tendency to decrease appetite, chronic users can become malnourished, which compounds the problem.Binging on cocaine can lead to increased irritability, restlessness and paranoia. Paranoia is a sure sign that the user is smoking or snorting. "Cocaine addiction" can even lead to full-blown paranoid psychosis. Whatever you do, don't let be put on anti-psychotics because you will be switching them from a cocaine addiction to an anti-psychotic addiction plus the possibility of reversion to the cocaine as well.Dealing with cocaine addiction is rather simple if you know what to do about it. The first thing is to get them onto a program that does not give them further drugs and can help them through withdrawal in the most effective and comfortable way using the correct vitamins and minerals that their already depleted body needs. There is a very specific method for handling cocaine addiction withdrawal that does not make them feel awful.Once they are through the withdrawal, a good program would consist of getting the drug residuals out of their body in the safest and most effective way.While they still have the drug residues in the body, they cannot think clearly and have low energy levels, making it impossible to grasp and understand the data they will need in the education part of the program.Only after they have gotten rid of the drug residues in their body on the detoxification step of the program are they ready to continue with the rest of the cocaine addiction rehabilitation program. The key things to look for in any cocaine addiction rehabilitation program is 1) comfortable, non-drug withdrawal, 2) a full detoxification program that rids their body of all the drug and toxic residues and 3) an educational aspect with the person being able to establish for himself why he became addicted in the first place and then working on the solution he has figured out from the education steps.