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We Are Only in Our Twenties

I'm writing this for the rest of you in your twenties who like me, has no idea what they want to do with the rest of their life. Realistically I've wanted to be a thousand different people. I mean, who does not want to be Harvey Specter in Suit, a walking talking kick-ass lawyer who makes things happen. I do. Or what girl out there has not dreamed of living the life of their favorite actress, model or songwriter. The problem with our twenties is this, we are not in the movies. Chances are your twenties will be sent broke, but its okay, at some point in his life Dwayne Johnson had seven dollars to his name and Eric Thomas lived on the streets of Detroit, now look at them. We may not be in the movies but surely, we have our own script that has not been written yet, but the problem with it is, where do we start?

Sitting here writing this makes me have a whole new respect for movie film artists, who create an entire world in their mind and throw it into a film. I'm finding it hard enough creating my own. It was Zig Ziglar who said, "we are engineered for success" and "you have greatness within you". Do I believe this to be true? Absolutely. I think all of us have some unwritten path which we've always known we would travel but life's distractions has eaten a thousand other paths which we hop on from time to time.

Take high school for example, there are some who go through high school, sometimes even middle school with a destination. You have the Sally Smarts and Gerry Genius' who are gonna be doctors and nurses like their parents. On the other side of the token, you have Johnny Jiggers who knows he wants to be an iron worker because he can not stand school, homework or professors. Then there are the unfortunate ones who have been misled through their lives who never made it past high school because the smoke pit was the most important part for them. My question has always been this, where does this leave me?

Where I come from, if you build houses, become a crab fisherman or drink bud light you're on the right path, some would say. Of course, I love where I'm from and I love all of those fishermen and carpenters and beer drinkers. In fact, I've become a carpenter myself, and I drink bud light. It was just one of those paths that was already beaten for me. It was like a bike path you could walk down without tripping in branches or getting your legs ripped by the brush. It was comfortable. But, I want to jump off this path and jump into my own. I want to feel my shoes fill with water, my legs getting ripped by the brush and trip over a few branches and bust myself open a couple of times …

Nordic Track Treadmill

Nordic Track treadmills are renowned for their comprehensive range of features. Nordic Track treadmills provide a comfortable running surface on which users can either jog, walk or run. Nordic track treadmills are produced by Icon Health and Fitness, Inc..

Nordic Track treadmills range from around $1000 to $4000. The various features of Nordic Track treadmills help during weight loss programs and workouts. Nordic Track treadmills are very comfortable treadmills to run on.

Nordic Track treadmills offer generous sized running deck/belt, good cushioning and well designed console displays. All Nordic Track treadmill models are iFit compatible which enables downloading of new workout programs from the Internet directly to users treadmill via a computer. Nordic Track treadmills consist of electronic consoles which offer lot of preset programs and readouts.

Nordic Track treadmills feature a Reflex Deck Technology that flattens and absorbs the impact when users step down and springs back returning to its original shape.

All Nordic Track treadmill models consist of heart rate monitors which are activated by gripping pulse sensors built into the hand rail. Nordic Track treadmill models come with pulse driven programs that respond to and maintain users target heart rate.

Nordic Track treadmills offer a 3 year warranty for the drive motor, 2 year warranty for other treadmill parts and 1 year warranty on the labor. The warranty duration of Nordic Track treadmills is a good indication of the quality of the treadmill.

There are different models of Nordic Track treadmill available in the market. The Nordic Track C1900 treadmill offers a 1.5HP motor capable of speeds up to 10 mph, incline adjustment up to 10%, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, cool air fans and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill model costs about $1000.

The Nordic Track C2300 treadmill offers a 1.75HP motor capable of speeds up to 10 mph, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 10%, a heart rate monitor and cool air fans. This treadmill costs about $1300.

The Nordic Track E2500 treadmill offers a 2HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 10%, adjustable cushioning and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill costs about $1500.

The Nordic Track 7600R treadmill offers a 3HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a running surface up to 60″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 12% and a heart rate monitor.

The Nordic Track E4400 treadmill offers a 3HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, incline adjustment up to 12%, a running surface up to 60″ x 20″ and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill model costs about $2500.

Nordic Track treadmills are known for their cushion technology, electronic consoles and warranty features. Nordic Track treadmills offer smooth running on the treadmill.

Nordic Track treadmills are popular for the comfortable running surface they provide.…

A Summary of Medical Care in Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou is a prosperous metropolis and bustling city located on the southern coastline of China. It is also the capital Guangdong Province and serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center for the province. Tourists are especially attracted to spots like the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain. City has a wide range of medical centers and quite a few of them have multilingual staff.

The Clifford Hospital is a modern healthcare institution that integrates the best of Traditional Chinese, Contemporary Western and Alternative healing techniques. The hospital has achieved the Triple A grade benchmark that has been set by the Chinese authorities and as well as meeting international health standards. The hospital has a JCI accreditation and was the first in China to receive this accreditation; moreover it is the first Integrative Medicine hospital in the world to receive this accreditation. The hospital has a 600 bed capacity and a Translation Center that offering services for foreigners in French, English, Japanese, Indonesian and Korean. Expatriate patients can be at ease knowing that communication will not be a problem. The hospital is located in Clifford Estates, at 8 Shiguang Road in Guangzhou.

The CanAm International Medical Center in Guangzhou is an accredited western medical center adopting international medical standards for its service and performance. The Medical Center is small and found on the 5th Floor of Garden Tower, Garden Hotel in Guangzhou. The Medical Center provides specialized primary care and offers a full range of professional medical services. The services at the hospital include Family Medicine, Woman’s Health Services, Child Health Services, Immunization and Travel Advice, Psychological Counseling, Annual Medical Check-up, Minor Outpatient Surgery and a Dental Clinic. It has an international team of physicians and dentists from America, United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. The staff at the center is fluent in English, Japanese, and many dialects of Chinese. Guangzhou CanAm International Medical Center has access to cross-border ambulance service which medically transports emergency patients to suitable medical facilities in Hong Kong. They can also arrange medical evacuation, if it is needed, back to their home countries. The hospital is especially well suited for visiting foreign nationals.

The Institute for Western Surgery offers the best medical care and technology that is available in the world to the patients so that people are not forced to travel out of the country for treatment. The Institute operates at three locations in China; it has centers at Guangdong Provincial Hospital in “University City” & Ersha Island, Guangzhou, St. Michael Hospital in the Gubei District of Shanghai, and WorldPath Clinic International in Pudong, Shanghai. The hospital brings together the best western surgeons, state-of-art equipment, good services and a luxurious environment under one roof. The hospital is especially well suited for expats and those visiting China for short durations as well. All the physicians at the hospital are U.S board certified and the specialties at the hospital include orthopedic, gastroenterology (GI), general surgery, ear, nose and throat …

Health Benefits of Eating Eel

Eels may not appeal to you visually as they do look rather like black snakes, but they are nutritious, healthy, and taste very good – and you don’t have to take my word for that! I love them and I didn’t have to acquire a taste for them. I probably ate quite a few of the plastic cupfuls of jellied eels before I realized what I was eating. My grandfather adored them and that was good enough for me. They are a meaty fishy thing as far as texture goes, but as they were in a jelly, they were also slippery.

London’s East End is famous for its pie, mash and liquor, and its jellies or stewed eels. The working classes were eating them heartily in the 1800s and the tradition continues today. Tourists and locals alike can be found in the pie shops trying out the local ‘delicacies’ if you can call mashed potatoes and a meat pie covered in pea sauce which may have been made with the water leftover from cooking the eels.

Eels are good for you as they contain Omega-6 fatty acids, and so have all the benefits of other oily fish such as mackerel and salmon. They contain the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, selenium (the feel good mineral as I like to think of it), manganese, zinc and iron. As for minerals they are a very good source of vitamins A and B12 and also a very good source of protein. They contain no carbohydrates, but have 18 amino acids and vitamins A, C, E (in the form of Alpha-Tocopherol) k, The B-complex vitamins, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, B5, B12 and choline. This means that they are heart healthy, protect the central nervous system, help vision, promote hair growth and help rejuvenate the skin, and of course there’s selenium, good for the brain and a mood enhancer.

This year, the price of eels and elvers (baby eels) has sky-rocketed, partly because the populations in the Thames have decreased, and partly because people have woken up to the fact that eels are healthy and tasty too. In April 2012, American fishermen in Portland, Maine, were saying that a pound of eels could fetch more than $2,000. The season for elvers is short, being from February to May.

I will never forget the first time I saw these small, transparent, wriggling creatures crawling over the prawns and fish in Swansea market. I got over it though and ate them when we got home. You can still buy them there with the fresh cockles and laverbread (cooked seaweed). Jellied eels can be prepared at home, they are boiled in water and spices and the water is allowed to cool and then it becomes jelly as the eel is fatty, as I mentioned above. You can eat them hot or cold, and if you are in the East End of London, they will be served in a bowl, and you will be given them already …

Top 5 Homeopathic Pain Killers

Unfortunately pain is something that everyone will experience in life. While pain is uncomfortable, it can actually be a good thing and there are homeopathic pain killers that can be taken to provide you with safe natural pain relief that is non narcotic.

When you have pain, what you are really experiencing is your body sending you a signal that something is wrong. Imagine if you had a ruptured disc in your back (ok I’m feeling the pain just thinking about it!) and you were just walking around all day going about your every day responsibilities…working, exercising etc. If you didn’t have any pain, you would not know something was really wrong. Pain is your natural defense against being injured for the long haul.

Pharmaceutical drugs have a host of harmful side effects so opting to take homeopathic pain killers when you are hurting is a wise choice. I know after I had my foot surgery I decided against pharmaceutical drugs and chose the homeopathic route. Boy, I’m glad I did.

Below is a list of pain killers that are not new to homeopathic care and are effective for many interested in using homeopathic pain killers:

  1. Arnica is effective at treating arthritis, muscle sprains and strains, and bruises. Arnica is an herb that’s derived from a yellow flower grown in European mountains. Arnica can be applied topically in gel form or taken orally with another homeopathic treatment.
  2. Curcumin is a excellent because it helps to prevent and reduce inflammation. Curcumin should be taken in capsule form with an enzyme called bromelain because your body absorbs it better. Bromelain is also an anti-inflammatory agent and is used by many doctors to treat pain caused by arthritis. When I was experiencing signs of rheumatoid and I told my doctor that I didn’t want to take medicine, she recommended Bromelain.
  3. Devil’s claw fights pain and inflammation but you have to be careful with this one if you have stomach problems. Devil’s claw is actually a fruit that’s found in South Africa and has been used to help reduce back and arthritis pain.
  4. Feverfew is an age old homeopathic pain killer and works wonders at relieving headaches, arthritis pain and minor pain. Feverfew is not only a natural pain killer but it has also been proven to stop headaches and migraines from creeping up. Anyone with headaches should try this alternative pain reliever.
  5. Frankincense is known for its ability to treat chronic inflammatory pain in conditions such as arthritis. This herb helps to greatly reduce pain associated with minor injuries as well.

Homeopathic pain killers are your safe option for reducing and even eliminating mild to chronic pain because they are non narcotic. Even though taking certain herbs may have some side effects for different people, those side effects are much less harmful than those you get from taking pharmaceutical drugs. As with anything, you should exercise caution and do your homework when deciding to take homeopathic pain killers.…

6 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Ouch! That hurts! Sensitive teeth are a terrible nuisance! You can’t concentrate when you’ve got sensitive teeth because each breath brings with it a bunch of pain. Even touching your teeth with your tongue can be painful and I’ve found it’s especially bad during a sudden climate change – my teeth go nuts! And so do I!

So what causes sensitive teeth? Basically, any sort of exposure of your dentin will cause discomfort or pain. Dentin is the soft layer of your teeth that sits under your enamel.

Receding gums can cause your dentin to be exposed. This can be caused by gum disease or brushing too hard.

Aging, especially between the ages of 25 and 30. This is unavoidable for most people, especially after 20-odd years of brushing too hard, most people will experience tooth sensitivity around these years. Now would be a good time to switch to a soft toothbrush and start brushing twice a day (if you don’t already) and start flossing!

Using a hard tooth brush is a huge cause of tooth sensitivity. Rather use a softer brush and brush for 2-3 minutes instead of 30 seconds (like most people do).

Brushing regularly will also help with another common cause of sensitive teeth: plaque build-up. A build-up of plaque will lead to gum disease and gum recession which results in sensitivity in the teeth.

Tooth whitening and many other dental procedures can leave your teeth feeling temporarily very sensitive. This will likely last 4-6 weeks maximum. Try using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth during this period to ease the discomfort.

Grinding your teeth will also result in exposed dentine. Consider sleeping with a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

Acidic mouthwashes (like Listerine) will dissolve your enamel over time, as will regularly eating acidic foods. Be careful what you eat and what you gargle. Use a neutral mouthwash and be careful not to eat too many acidy foods. This can help a lot.

Dehydration (including from alcohol or caffeine drinks) can also cause tooth sensitivity. Keep yourself hydrated during all seasons to fend off tooth pain.

Go see your dentist for treatment. This will normally include a teeth cleaning as well as application of a fluoride gel which will strengthen your teeth. Don’t be alarmed if your teeth are temporarily sensitive after the treatment.

I have just started experiencing sensitive teeth. I’m 25, eat plenty of acidic foods, grind my teeth and brush way too hard. Knowing the causes of my sensitive teeth will help me alleviate the problem until I can see my dentist – I’m hoping it will help you too.

Don’t put off seeing your dentist! The longer you put it off, the bigger the problem he or she will have to fix which means more pain for you and an increased chance of losing your teeth in your old age. Take care of them now while you can. Prevention beats cure.…

Penis Health Do’s and Don’ts – TLC for the Penis

Surprisingly, given the important role played by the penis in a man’s life, few men are focused on giving it the care and attention it needs to stay healthy, supple, and responsive. But the penis is subject to plenty of harsh treatment, and neglecting adequate care can result in a number of unpleasant issues. Keeping the penis healthy requires a little more effort than an occasional shower and use of a condom – the following list of do’s and don’ts provide some tips for proper penis care.

DO: Keep it clean.

Washing every day with a mild, all-natural cleanser can help to rinse away dead skin cells and body oils that have accumulated. Since these materials tend to attract bacteria, men who do not pay enough attention to personal hygiene are at greater risk for infection, not to mention unpleasant odors that can be enough to put an end to a potential encounter.

DON’T: Forget the lube.

Dry masturbation can stress the delicate penile skin and cause microscopic tears in the skin’s surface. This can lead to soreness, itching, and dry, flaking skin and increases the risk for skin infections. Soaps, body lotions and shampoo are not the answer here, as these products often contain fragrances and other chemicals that tend to dry the skin and can cause problems such as contact dermatitis.

DO: Pay attention to changes in penis condition.

In a sense, the penis serves as a barometer of a man’s overall physical condition. A supple, clear-skinned, responsive penis is a good indication that all is well. On the other hand, frequent skin problems such as yeast infection may indicate an autoimmune disorder like type 2 diabetes, while erectile problems may be a sign of an underlying cardiovascular problem.

DON’T: Attempt to self-diagnose penis problems.

Deciding that a rash which has recently cropped up or an unusual series of bumps on the penis skin is “nothing” and will probably go away is rarely a good idea. For many men, talking to their doctor about penis health is embarrassing, but medical professionals have seen it all before and are ready to help. Catching potential problems in the early stages is essential to effective treatment, so getting professional help for penis problems is strongly urged.

DO: Use common sense when it comes to selecting a partner.

While there is something to be said for spontaneity, a one-night stand can lead to a lifetime of unpleasant consequences. The girl at the end of the bar may be dressed to kill and broadcasting that she is available, but the momentary excitement is unlikely to be worth it when it results in years of expensive medical treatments, as well as the embarrassment of having to explain a contagious condition to the next potential partner.

Before heading out for a good time, guys should make sure they are well-equipped for any occasion, and set personal rules and parameters ahead of time. Asking a friend to be the voice of reason when it comes to …

Natural Breast Enhancer – Chinese Herbs and Ancient Secrets

The history of Chinese medicine goes all the way back to the 200BC to 800BC with the publications of the Yellow Emperor’s classic of Internal Medicine. Around 500 AD the Chinese had classified their herbs into various categories. The inferior herbs were used to cure a shot term illness whereas the middle herbs were used to cure the long standing illness. The Chinese herb secrets were initially used in Chinese cuisine to enhance their flavors. Due to the increased popularity of the Chinese herbs a manual called Shennong BencaoJing was created. This manual has around three hundred and sixty five medicinal herbs included in it. Why do Chinese people love their herbs so much is because they give all the credit for their long and healthy lives to these herbs. These herbs help in taking the symptoms of most of your diseases away.

 

Chinese herbs work in treating a number of conditions like arthritis, gynecological conditions, skin disorders like acne, psoriasis, viral infections, respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma, chronic conditions like diabetes, blood pressure problems, anxiety and depression related problems and also life threatening diseases like HIV and cancer.

 

Chinese women have known the Chinese secret herbs used for increase in breast size. Natural breast enhancers that works to do the trick and that have been used by women include Saw Palmetto, Dong Quai, Blessed Thistle, Damiana etc. These substances have been used and proved useful for increase in breast size. Researchers have found that these herbs contain a compound called phyto estrogen that has a effect on estrogen production in the body. This ingredient is the one mainly responsible for the stimulation of growth of breast tissue. This compound has been incorporated in the various pills and creams that have been prepared using Chinese secret herbal breast enhancers.

 

One Chinese herbal breast enhancer that works wonders in increasing breast size is fenugreek seed. This herb increases the production of milk and also milk ducts and helps in the generation of breast tissues. In addition to this effect of fenugreek seeds have many other healing effects. They have effects on curing constipation, diabetes, coughs, sore throats, and cholesterol. This is also a great cure for indigestion.

 

Another Chinese secret herbal breast enhancer is Saw palmetto. This also causes increase in breast size and also has many other effects on the muscle tone and also plays a role in regulating urinary and thyroid problems. It also gives a good nutrition supply to the body.

 

Available as a herbal tonic wild yam is great for curing your menopausal and premenstrual problems. These in addition with flannel seeds can be used very effectively for a good increase in breast size and also to cure various other ailments. Dong Quai is another of the Chinese herb secret that has a very good effect on breast enhancement by increasing the blood supply to the breasts. In addition to its breast enhancement property this herb is a very powerful analgesic. It …

Top 17 Ways to Cut Your Prescription Drug Costs

1. You May Qualify for a Free Drug program.

· There are over 1,100 drugs that are made by 100
Manufacturers who have free drug programs. Most major drug
Companies provide free medicines, but rarely, if ever
Publicize their programs. An estimated two billion dollars
Of free medication is given away annually.

· Larry's father has prostate cancer and takes Casodex
Every day, which costs $ 300 a month in the US, and $ 180 from
Mexico. He sent his father's information to see if he
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Receive the drug free. Larry just happened to see a small
Article buried inside the newspaper. He never knew these
Programs implemented.

· A complete list of drugs and manufacturers' programs is
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· There are five free discount cards for Senior citizens.
The discount cards cover over 200 popular medicines.

3. Save Up to 93% by Asking for a Generic

· Use generics whenever they are available. Both brand name
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· According to Mark Erblat, Pharmacy Director and owner of
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4. Veterans Now Qualify for More Benefits.

· Recent laws have changed that grant veterans medical
Benefits for certain illnesses like diabetes and
Hypertension, provided the veterinarian is subject to qualifying
Conditions like agent orange exposure.

· See if you qualify for benefits by checking with the
Veteran's Administration.

5. Cut Your Costs in Half … by Using a Pill Splitter.

· Most pharmacies should stock pill splitters. Sometimes,
Medications can be broken in half and save you 50%. The
Reason is because some pharmaceutical manufacturers price
Some of their medications the same for all strengths.

· Lipitor is essentially the same price for all strengths.
It is possible to save as much as $ 100 on a one month supply
Of Lipitor just by getting the larger strength and cutting
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· This method may not be appropriate for all medications and
Could be dangerous if used with the wrong medication.

· Begin by asking your doctor or pharmacist if …

Cures For Tinnitus – 100% Guaranteed Cures For Tinnitus – End the Ringing Forever!

Tinnitus is a common ear problem. It is stated that when the hearing nerve inside the ear is damaged it can cause tinnitus. This is considered to be one of the most common causes of tinnitus. But this occurs only at the time of aging and not all people are affected with this. Therefore, those who are aging can take preventive measures of covering their ears with a scarf or avoid too much traveling in trains, buses or airplanes and stay at home. It is now clear that only when you are exposed to areas with loud noise, you will be affected with a tinnitus problem and therefore, it is good to avoid rather than inviting the problem.

But this discussion does not state that there are no permanent cures for tinnitus. Thanks to the pharmacy science, there is a complete cure for tinnitus, not only that but it’s very safe and easily available.

There are many cures for tinnitus and these are both in English medicines and also in homeopathy along with home remedies. English medicines are prescribed in a particular dose and these have to be taken by the patient for a period of time and soon you can find quick relief from tinnitus.

Another treatment, and one of the best cures for tinnitus, is a home remedy which involves consuming plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and fruit juices. Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee and any excessive salt or sugar products. This will control the entire blood circulation system and will keep the digestive system in tact and safe. Once your blood circulation system is functioning well, your ear will begin to regain its normalcy and you will quickly get relief.

Further for a while, you may face some common problems of constipation, excessive sleep or any other mild problem with the use of anti depressants found in many cures for tinnitus. But you need not worry about this, as the dosage is completed, you can stop the medicine and you will once again regain your normal functioning. This is due to the fact that, when medicines are acting and working on a particular problem that is tinnitus, some of the side effects are caused and these are only for a temporary time. Therefore don’t worry too much but keep the doctor informed and when they suggest to stop the medicine, you follow their instruction.

Going by the discussion it’s now evident that there are a number of cures for tinnitus available and there are effective medicines and effective home remedies out there. Both can be practiced and you can find a quick cure from the problem. However you must pay a lot of attention and care throughout the treatment period until you are completely cured and ensure that this is not repeated, also take plenty of good food that is rich in vitamins and nutrients.

A natural cure from the intake of good food is a perfect way to cure tinnitus. Because, the money that you spend …