Healthy Finances

How Healthy Finances Equals a Healthy Lifestyle

It seems amazing in this day and age of technology that so many people don’t know how to handle their finances. Financial advisors will tell you that nearly everyone could make better use of their income with a little financial planning. Getting a financial advisor to help you create a financial plan for your income and needs can improve your lifestyle and even your health.

In fact, if people would just stop and think about it, they would realise how healthy finances equals a healthy lifestyle. Here’s how.

  • When you don’t have to worry and stress about your budget you will be healthier. This means that you save a lot on visits to a doctor, on medications and on days off work. It also means you will feel more like doing fun things – and be able to do them with the money you saved on doctors.

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Health Benefits of Red Wine

The Health Benefits of Red Wine

Even though you may hate the thought of cleaning up the carpet after a spill of red wine, there are some health benefits to be gained by drinking it. In fact, many people like to drink it anyway, whether it has health benefits or not. If you are worried about carpet cleaning, simply learn the best way to do it and keep cloths on hand so that it is quick and easy to do.

In fact, soaking up and stain immediately with paper towels is a good start, but if the stain doesn’t come out you can always get the professional cleaners in. Meanwhile, stop worrying about it and enjoy your relaxing meal with that nice wine.

Here are the health benefit of red wine.

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Physical Fitness For Students

There have been many research papers written on the topics of health – and other subjects too, of course. These are often written by university students as part of their studies and may contain fresh or groundbreaking news about medicines or new ways to treat certain diseases. However, when you are spending your whole time writing and studying you won’t be physically fit, so it’s wise not to suddenly undertake any exercise such as lifting heavy furniture.

If you need to move into a new flat as many students do, let the removalists do all the hard work of loading the truck, otherwise you could easily strain muscles or put your back out and end up suffering pain for weeks.

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How to Overcome Addiction

Addiction to drugs is a serious health risk that has the potential to ruin your life as well as the lives of your loved ones.  Once you realise you are addicted you may want to find ways and means of overcoming the addiction. Booking into drug rehab is by far the best and easiest way to achieve your goal simply because there are many experienced and qualified staff to help you day and night.

First you need to set some goals so that you will know exactly what you want to achieve. While overcoming drugs will need help, if you are addicted to something like alcohol you may not want to stop drinking altogether, but only enough to save your relationships or to achieve some other goal such as safe driving. It’s important to know what your goal is before you start as that will help you know how to proceed.

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Addiction Treatment

What Makes Addiction Treatment Successful?

If you or a loved one have an addiction to any drug, it is essential to get treatment as soon as possible. The most successful type of treatment entails going to a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic so that health care providers can be on hand day and night to help you. There are several ways to make sure that addiction treatment is successful.

  • Seek treatment as early as possible. Even if you don’t think you are addicted it is highly likely that you are. Most people who take drugs don’t believe they are addicted until their health really starts to break down and by then it is too late to help them.

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17 Ways to Ensure Your Air Con So it is More Eco Friendly

The way in which an air con is used contributes to whether it is eco friendly or not. For those interested in having a smaller carbon footprint – i.e. using less of the earth’s resources, can easily adopt a few techniques to ensure their air conditioner runs in a way that is more efficient. Not only will they use less power, it will cost them less over the life of the unit so they are saving. Often, what is good for the earth brings financial benefits to us as well.

Here are 17 tips to ensure your air conditioner use is eco friendly.

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Energy – What Is It?

Recently I was involved in a conversation between a physicist, Bill, and a former physician, Steve, who now does what he calls “energy healing.” I had a vague idea of what he meant by that, but Bill took umbrage. “The word ‘energy’ has a very precise meaning in physics and the physical sciences,” he said. “I see it bandied about in the most outlandish ways, to make it mean something it doesn’t. That really bothers me.” We went on a bit about this subject, and finally all agreed that there had to be another way to name what in the alternative healing field is commonly referred to as “energy,” as in energy healing, the energy in foods, good or bad energy, and so on and so forth.

To show you how extensive this argument is, let me quote from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia (under “energy”):

Non-Scientific Energy

The term “energy” is widely used in a spiritual or non-scientific way that cannot be quantified.

To mathematicians, engineers and scientists, the word “energy” has a strict and quantifiable definition. Any usage of the word that violates this definition must be termed pseudoscience. They argue that the mixing of the non-scientific and scientific definitions of the word creates confusion.

Examples of pseudoscience are mysticism and parapsychology in fields such as acupuncture and reiki. Paranormal researchers will often refer to “psychokinetic energy” when attempting to explain paranormal phenomena or the concept of a spirit or soul.

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The Mainstreaming of Natural Therapies

One medicine for all is historically a very recent development of the 20th Century. In the United States in the 1800’s, there were many different types or “schools” of medicine, including homeopaths, herbalists and many others, all of whom incorporated local folk remedies in their repertoire. Homeopathy became very popular during the 19th century, and claimed many adherents. In those days, medicine was practiced by all types of people, including many women, black, working class, and poorer people, so that all communities were served. There were sixteen women’s medical schools by and ten black medical colleges by 1900. The family doctor also knew folk remedies and herbal medicines, and had learned much from personal experience.

In 1917, Abraham Flexner came out with the “Flexner Report” which called for the standardization of medical education and practice, proposing that it should be built around laboratory science and clinical experience. In addition, it proposed standards of professional behavior, and the exclusion of women, black, and the poor from practice. Homeopathic doctors and herbalists were frozen out of the mainstream.

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Path to Healing

The first time I tried it I was about eight years old. My father had had a heart attack after World War II had ended and I was about six. We were living in Holland. In those days, people with heart disease were put in bed rest for months on end. My father used to get angina pains in his chest, and besides a nitroglycerine pill, he used the services of a woman to do laying-on of hands on him and take the pain away. It seemed to give him relief.

A couple of years later, because of all kinds of complicated circumstances, we emigrated to Argentina. There was no woman there to lay her hands on my Dad when he had chest pains. One day he was really suffering, and I felt really bad for him, so I decided to try. I put my hands on his chest and concentrated, wishing the pain away. Soon enough I began to feel a nasty pain creeping up my arms. Ah, I thought, so this is what it feels like. When it got to my elbows I did what I had seen the woman in Holland do I shook my hands to get it out, and lo and behold, the pain left me. My father said he felt better.

After that, I decided to use this new skill with great care, only when needed. I used it for my father, and occasionally for my brother when he had a headache. But then, when I was nineteen, my father died in my arms, and I decided that I wasn’t very good at this healing business, so I quit using it.

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Tap Water or Bottled? The Fluoride Issue

The New York Times published what seemed to me a somewhat cranky Op-Ed piece on August 1, 2005, called “Bad to the Last Drop,” by Tom Standage. Mr. Standage, who is the technology editor of The Economist, conducted a blind taste test of ten bottled and tap waters with his friends. The result? They couldn’t tell which was tap and which was bottled, so their conclusion was that “people cannot tell the difference between tap water and bottled water,” therefore, they are wasting their money when they buy the latter.

This was a very poor test, in my view. I remember when I lived in Argentina, as a youngster, and commuted between two cities, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata. I spent my teenage years in the latter, which is a seaside resort, and the tap water seemed just fine. Then I went to Buenos Aires for college, and the tap water there was vile! After a while I got used to it, and it seemed normal. Then I would return to my home town, and the tap water there was vile in turn! Until I got used to it, and then it became normal. As I moved twice a year — college, recess, summer, etc. — my relationship with the waters swung widely, and every time the taste took getting used to.

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