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Reduce Excess Abdominal Fat – 4 Common Spices To Lose Belly Fat Fast

Beginning from this month, get ready to reduce excess abdominal fat from your body with 4 common spices that have being research-proven to lose belly fat fast instead of wasting your money on diet pills or weight loss pills.

You may not be aware, but it is important you know that diet or weight loss pills depending on the type and the ingredients used to make them can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, liver problems, organ damage, headaches, nausea, increased heart rate, anxiety, restlessness, breathing problems, stomach problems and addiction to the pills or supplements. There is no substitute for healthy eating and regular physical activity when it comes to reducing stomach fat and losing weight.

To reduce excess abdominal fat, regain your inner natural balance, lose belly fat and be in the best shape of your life, it is important that you know the 4 common spices that can help you get a flat stomach, improve your brain function and naturally lower bad cholesterol.

Here are the 4 common spices that can help you to reduce excess abdominal fat without rigorous exercises:

  1. Ginseng: Adding ginseng to your food daily will help to reduce your blood-sugar levels. Reduction of blood sugar leads to the production of less insulin – the hormone that tells your body to store fat especially around your stomach region.
  2. Cinnamon: Studies have shown that cinnamon can reduce the risk of diabetes and lower bad cholesterol. If you want to lose belly fat naturally, learn to add some quantity of cinnamon on your breakfast cereal or toast in the morning. You can also add 2 teaspoons or two cinnamon sticks in a cup of boiling water. Leave for 30 minutes, sieve and drink as tea. You can drink this tea first thing in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
  3. Cayenne Pepper: Several studies have shown that Cayenne pepper is the best natural spice for losing weight and belly fat. Cayenne pepper aids in increasing your body’s metabolism. Adding cayenne on a regular daily basis to your meal can boost your metabolism by 30% to burn of excess abdominal fat. It is also known to reduce appetite and beneficial to the heart.
  4. Ginger: It helps to increase the rate of metabolism thus helping to burn fat and reduce stomach fat. It increases the pH of stomach acid, reducing its acidity, lowering the rate of gastric secretions, and increasing digestive enzyme activity.

Nobody is telling you to use these 4 common spices alone to help you lose weight. You only need to practice adding the spices to your everyday healthy meals to give your body the extra boost to reduce excess abdominal fat and ward off harmful diseases associated with tummy fat.

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The Miracle Seven by John E Peterson and Wendie Pett

From the research I’ve done, I’m convinced that lifting weights is way overrated, and that more useful strength and greater fitness can be developed through body-weight exercises. Not to mention that I like the idea of not paying for a gym membership, and not going there to exercise with a lot of other people.

I’d rather just get out of the chair in front of my computer and start exercising here in my work room, in my own comfortable clothes and bare feet.

So I hoped this book would help me come up with a long-term program for building my muscles without weights.

There is much to learn here, but I missed the day by day program.

The chapter on aerobic exercise is worth reading to debunk the myths that people believe — the photo of a marathon runner with love handles is funny. He also points out that long distance running is not the cardio cure that everyone thinks it is. Everybody should know about Jim Fixx by now — the jogging author who died while on a practice run. But Peterson mentions people dying in marathon races years before the recent death of three people in the Detroit marathon.

In the section on weightlifting he explains the dangers of this popular activity — should be read by everybody using weights to build their muscles up.

He describes his Transformetrics as a combination of four different types of exercise — Dynamic Visualized Resistance, Dynamic Self-Resistance, Isometric Contraction and Power Calisthenics.

Dynamic Visualized Resistance which consists of visualizing your muscles as bigger while you move them. I find it interesting that Peterson learned this from the book YOGA AND HEALTH by Selvarajan Yesudian and Elizabeth Haich. I read this when I was about twelve years old — still have it in fact.

Dynamic Self-Resistance is using your own strength to resist your own effort, what he learned from taking the Charles Atlas course as a boy.

Isometric Contraction is pushing or pulling against an immovable object. It had a period when it was popular in the 1960s — I remember swimming coaches having us do isometrics — but died down.

Power Calisthenics is a number of body-weight exercises to develop strength and muscle.

The authors demonstrate the exercises in photograph series that demonstrate the exercises well, and serve as good examples to follow. They are both obviously in excellent shape.

The actual “Miracle 7” exercises are just a part of what he teaches. Those are a series of Dynamic Visualized Resistance exercises he learned from John McSweeney, an older strong man who termed them the Seven Tiger Moves.

Most of the book consists of various workouts focusing on different parts of the body — upper, abs and core, and legs.

All the exercises are good, but I for one was left hanging on how to put them all together. Should I start with the Miracle 7? Should I just decide to focus on my arms or legs or ags? Should I alternate them? On what schedule?

How should I keep increasing repetitions? When should I advance to a more difficult variation?

I guess it’s true that everybody is different and therefore needs an individualized program, but it’d be nice to have been given more clues as to put together the program I need most.

This contains lots of excellent pieces of the fitness puzzle — and even in a sense the final “picture” (to look like the authors). Unfortunately readers are left on their own to figure out how to get from their current weak condition to the muscle strength they desire.

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Ab King Pro Review – Does it Work? – 3 Things You Need to Know

The Ab King Pro is a popular fitness equipment which is sold in many countries around the world. It is basically a workout bench which moves on its axis with you as you’re doing crunches on it. The main benefit is that your back and neck are supported on this bench. For people with back problems this can prove to be a way to do crunches without so much pain.

However, the main question about the Ab King Pro is does it work? After all, the infomercial promises or at least suggests wondrous results with this fitness machine and the question is whether or not these are the real results that can be expected.

Some people seem to believe that using the Ab King Pro will help them get flat abs. If you think so too I want you to keep in mind three important facts:

1. No ab machine alone can get you flat abs. It’s just impossible. The reason why this cannot happen is that you can’t get flat abs by doing stomach exercises alone. The way our stomach is built is in layers. The muscle layer is underneath the fat layer. This means that it doesn’t really matter how strong your stomach is, as long as you have excess abdominal fat, you will never have flat looking abs.

Since it’s virtually impossible to spot reduce fat with any exercise, you can’t burn off belly fat by doing stomach exercises of any kind, whether with this machine or any other. Therefore, the key to getting flat abs is to do fat burning workouts and not just stomach exercises.

2. Although the Ab King Pro supports your neck and back, which is a true benefit, it doesn’t help you do a more rigorous exercise than the basic crunch. You get the same effect as you would had you performed the exercise on a mat. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect miraculous results from it. Your stomach muscles can become stronger, but not in a accelerated way.

3. No one ever got a flat stomach by exercising alone. The biggest key to fat loss isn’t how you workout but how you eat. It doesn’t matter if you train from sunrise to sunset, if you don’t eat right you will not lose belly fat and will not have the perfect abs you seek. This is why the Ab King Pro cannot work alone. It has to be used alongside a sensible and healthy eating plan.

Use this machine if you want more support for your neck and back, but make sure to remember the 3 facts I outlined to avoid disappointment and steer you on the road to success.

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Excess And Deficiency – The Most Powerful Words You Will Ever Use In Creating A Love Filled Life

Excess and deficiency

Q: What does the word “benign” mean?

A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Throw away every theory. Cast all your knowledge to the wind. Abandon your religion, your intellect and your ego. Fall into truth in just two simple words, excess and deficiency.

Too much and too little. The whole universe is divided into these two. Too much and too little. When there is too much, some is taken. When there is too little, some is returned. This is the ebb and flow of life, the universe, and the way it turns.

When we perceive we have too little, we reach out for it. When we perceive we have too much we push it away. Ahhh, we are forever in the ebb and flow, excess of this, deficiency of that. Too much – too little.

Too much aggression, not enough peace. Too much global warming, not enough environmental awareness. Too much time single, not enough romance. Too much giving not enough getting. Too much work not enough home. Too much greed not enough kindness. Too much hard work not enough play. Too much food not enough exercise. All this adds to a zero sum game because nobody really gets the truth/

For every excess there is always a corresponding deficiency. So, too much aggression has associated with it, too much peace. Too much global warming has associated with it too much global cooling. Too much time single has associated with it too much time spent with others. Etc You don’t have to do a thing.

The person who can’t trust, takes control. They emotionalize. They become reactive because they lost their trust in nature, or God or people. This person wants to fix things because they see excess or deficiency. Too much – too little.

We are gross like this. Not subtle. We are not subtle because we emotionalize. This is the cause of all disease. Excess and deficiency. The body gets too much of one thing and not enough of another. This is all eastern healing summarized. Excess and deficiency – In Tibetan healing – excess wind, excess fire these and others are the cause of ill health. In ayurvedic (India) medicine, excess and deficiency are at the heart of all healing.

If you have long term body pain, it is because one muscle pulled one way and another muscle pulled another for too long. There was an excess strength in one muscle and a deficiency in another. Emotion even goes into muscle tissue and causes bone and joint problems. That’s why yoga balances the body, pushing on pulled muscle, pulling on pushed muscle. Giving the body a balance between excess and deficiency.

In a business if there is a culture change program it is likely to create some values that the company wants. This is called excess because those values, like religious values, push good behavior up, and bad behavior down. Then there is an excess of say “time management” and a deficiency of say “creative innovation”

In nature, where I rest in the arms of love, there is excess and deficiency also. The river would not flow to the sea if there were not an excess of pressure at one end, seeking to balance (the deficiency) at the other. In contrast to what people think, nature never finds balance. No, she is always seeking balance, but if nature found balance, we’d all be dead.

It is the search for balance, moving the excess to balance, moving the deficiency to balance that causes life. Without this there would be no wind, no movement in the ocean to feed the fish, no shaking of the leaves. So, nature never, ever finds balance, simply she is seeking it, over compensating and seeking it again.

In our society, like America for example, we can see trends and fashions and cultural norms going into excess and being balanced by deficiency elsewhere. To the politician it’s a local issue, to the student of the laws of nature, it’s always far bigger than that. My students look and they see that there is a solution to every problem and circumstance, and it is achieved, not by change, but by gaining a bigger perspective. Rising above the emotion.

If America is in excess, eating burgers, coke, drugs, making squllions, and I am not criticizing this, there will be a place, automatically on earth in deficiency. So, maybe Africa. What you can know is nature is always seeking balance. So, you can say the world trade center was not about Moslem terrorism, but more about the balancing of excess and deficiency.

Excess is never measured in quantity. A person with one billion dollars is not in excess unless they are not humble to their gift. We must recognize our own power and be thankful for it, in order not to cause a compensation in our own lives. For example; if a person was given more love than they felt worthy of, then they would be in excess, and someone else would be in deficiency and a compensation would take place.

There is a mathematical formulae which reveals the deeper meaning of this equation of excess and deficiency. It is called the “Golden mean” you can Google this and you will discover the most potent insight. They have separated the golden mean, from the golden number and the golden section. This shows you how over specialization leads to extinction. The philosopher, the mathematician and the student of art see their “Golden ratio” as unique. You are a student of the laws of nature. You rise up from this fragmented teaching in an encyclopedia written by neophytes and you “SEE”

If you grow your business faster than the golden mean, this is called excess in nature and it will cause a decline into deficiency later. If you paint a painting, build a building – or do a book cover and the proportions are in deficiency of the golden mean, you will cause the word “ugly” – a repelling force. That is why your hair cut and style can affect your beauty so much. It changes the proportions of your face. There is a sacred geometry that is also, like all the universe, humble to the ratio of the golden mean. (Pythagoras is one of my great teachers. This golden mean is his life study and the way he constructed and understood the entire universe, including sacred music)

Your heart opens with the proportions of the golden mean. Some people automatically understand this and others are always “designing” things. The great artists and designers are actually mathematicians, they use their eye, rather than a calculator, but ratios, symmetries, proportions and the order of perfection are their measure.

More profound is to see a family in a home playing this dynamic. If Dad over works, excess, one child will become lazy. If mum over works, another child will become lazy. Excess causes deficiency. If Dad is in the wrong job, one of the children will become devoted to a cause. If one parent is over attached to the cleanliness of the house, someone will go into deficiency on that topic, and just not care.

One lover wants commitment, the other wants freedom. Then, if the lover who wants freedom suddenly wants commitment, the other partner will want to wait, or delay, to avoid commitment. If you are single and are at a party and are looking for love, lover, loving, you get rejection, refusal (deficiency)

So the worrier in excess causes the peaceful one in deficiency. The aggressive one causes the passive on. Excess and deficiency explains all of life. Every step of it. Nothing escapes. The fool tries to fight to cause an excess to sustain itself, but apart from fashion and social trends which make money marketing temporary brand shifts, we are wiser to rise above excess and hold a greater purpose.

There is no global warming that will not be followed by global cooling. Those people who are fighting a war against global warming are part of that compensation, they are as much a part of nature as those who are causing the warming. No one is an island. We are all part of a huge tide, ebb and flow. The one who lost trust thinks they are causing the tide. The one who has an open heart and can love, can see they are simply a part of something far bigger. This is called inspiration.

When you sit on top of the mountain in Nepal, you see this. You see your little perspective on life back in the city, fixing, compensating, going into excess and going into deficiency. The chemicals of your body change too. Acidity is excess, and alkalinity is deficiency. And like the aggressive entrepreneur (acid) and the born again spiritual peacy peacy one (alkaline) instead of killing yourself with ill health by grasping one or the other, you can grasp both. This is called perspective. A bigger perspective.

A person who can’t get perspective is a part of the problem. A leader who can’t get perspective and see the healthy excess and deficiency in their own company, they will be fighting to make more (excess) or reduce some problem (deficiency) when really there is an existing excess and an existing deficiency, they don’t need to do much at all, except see them both.

In a relationship, I watch people make very bad judgments all the time. They say to their lover “you are in excess” like, you do this too much, or that too much. They also say to their lover “you are in deficiency” you don’t do enough of this, and don’t do enough of that. Now that person in the relationship is part of their relationship problem because they are in compensation with their partner. From this perspective they are both going to fail – meaning fall into mediocrity (which seems like the expectations of most people).

There are two things you might like to observe in your day. The first is that the very thing you want to change in your lover is in fact the compensation for the very thing you like. Say you say to your lover, “you need to loose weight” now this means they are in deficiency of exercise and diet control. But when you are talking to a friend you say “oh my partner is so good to the kids, he comes straight home from work and plays with the children and we put them to bed” There is a deficiency in health control, and an excess in family dynamic. The dumb individual will think they can control the universe. The inspired individual will see that they are, as nature in a dynamic of excess and deficiency.

The second thing you might want to observe with your lover, and people in your life, is that you are a compensation for them. Say you are with your lover and they are overweight because they are not exercising and not eating well at work. You need to look at your part in this dynamic and see if it is you that is in deficiency, balancing their excess. We are so quick to judge our partner for being lazy, when we are work aholic. We are so quick to judge our lovers lack of success when we finally get through our exams.

Stupid people think that they can paint the world with a color that takes away the diversity of it. But if you are truly a student of the laws of nature you will know that the more one person is in excess (say success) the more someone, not always their lover (goes into deficiency). These are the forces of nature.

If you hang out with the same friends for many years you might find, that every time you fall in love, or get successful, one of your friends gets jealous, or goes into deficiency and starts to want to sabotage your achievements. This is most common thing I have ever seen in relationships and business. When a lover holds onto old friends when they enter a new relationship, someone will want to destroy that new relationship, because it makes them feel deficient.

In business too. Friends can become jealous of others who are succeeding, and start to give advice or even deliberately try to drain some of the success into their own pocket to rebalance their perceived deficiency. This is where the laws of nature are so critical in your life. You cannot empower people who are in deficiency around you. This is called many things but the most powerful thing to call it, is bloody sad.

You can work your heart out to build some great love relationship, then, your girlfriend starts to talk about going out late at night, and even if she is married, maybe picking up blokes at the pub. She is actually in deficiency to your new love and her unconscious mission is to bring you down to balance her deficiency.

This is not bad, nor do we need to judge our friend for her perceived deficiency. We just simply cannot empower her, nor, unconsciously follow her suggestions, and end up at war with the most important person in our lives, our lover. If you go into excess your lover can also go into deficiency. If your night life with your girlfriend becomes a threat, and he thinks you are having a great time with her, he may go into deficiency on and around you. Then suddenly you say “why don’t you love me anymore?”

I was in a relationship once and we were so happy. Then my lovers mother, who was single and unemployed made up so many reasons to come into her daughters life. My lover couldn’t see the mother was in deficiency, and was afraid that her daughters excess (relationship) was going to leave her alone in the world (we’re talking 50 plus year old mother here) This is not bad, we can’t judge mum, but to empower, or as I say “buy into” her stuff was not ok. My lover did, and our relationship sunk to the level of the mothers deficiency. This is how, families, friends and people who mean well, sabotage your life.

People don’t get jealous, they just get even. If they see you, in their perception with excess or see themselves with deficiency, they act, subconsciously to equalize the difference. Just like nature does. If someone thinks they got the hard end of life’s stick they act accordingly, and the places they go, to seek compensation are amazing and complex.

This is why we learn to discern. We must accept that people will feel deficient. That is the cycle of life. They are deficient in one area, as you know, because they are in excess in another. They are not out of balance. They might not have the perspective to see that they are in excess in an area, but you can. Then you don’t empower them, and you steer their search for compensation elsewhere. (if you choose)

When you tell someone you love them, at first it is a magic pill for them, mainly because they were deficient (in their perspective) before you said “I love you” then, they are happy, because we are always trying to balance the deficient. But then after a few weeks if you keep saying “I love you” then they go into excess and start to want to be deficient again. They were deficient, and they wanted to be in excess of it, then they were uncomfortable and created a reason, to become deficient again.

To be comfortable with excess in your life you need to be comfortable with putting others into deficiency. If you aren’t comfortable with others deficiency you’ll rescue people and tell them you love them when you don’t or you’ll feed the monkeys bananas and make them dependent. To stay in excess in any one are of your life, you also have to be comfortable with deficiency in some area of your life.

Like hard work means less spare time. Excess work, deficient spare time. Excess love life, deficient work. Excess relationship time, deficient health time. You can’t get balance. Nature never achieves balance. It is more about the honoring of the swings that makes the difference.

Lets say two children are playing and one of the parents thinks their child is deficient, didn’t get a lucky break, or even that the parent fears that the child will get a rough time like they did, then the parent starts to go into excess on the child. They over protect, over provide in excess. They think that over compensating the deficiency of the child is going to cure the child, make them happy where the parent wasn’t but instead they actually breed the very problem they worry about.

Lets think it though. The child is always being provided for, so the child must have deficiency, to balance excess. So, although the parent compensates, the child actually feels just like the parent felt, belittled. Although this is sounding more like mumbo jumbo new age blab blab, it’s really pretty repetitive. Emotions are caused by the sensation of an excess or a deficiency. Reality is caused by stepping back from something and seeing that both excess and deficiency co exist. Emotions cause reactions, reactions are the cause of our unhappiness. Love is the perspective of excess and deficiency, within ourselves, and others. Fashion is reaction. Trend is a fashion.

Don’t be afraid of the perceptions of excess or deficiency. Always step back far enough from any situation so that you can see both. In the office look for the overworker, and the under worker, see the two, know the perfection of balance, don’t react. This is leadership. Know that all disease comes from these perceptions of excess and deficiency and all of our behavior comes from them. Just two words make the whole universe seem so absolutely simple, and predictable.

Too much wine gives you a headache

Not enough, makes you a bore

Too much health makes a happy heart sad

And too much happiness makes emptiness for sure

Too much tenderness turns a child against its sex

Too much violence turns a child to insatiable greed

Too much lovin makes a grown soul weep

And not enough puts all around us to sleep.

Excess means more than what we perceive we are worth

Deficiency means less than what we perceive to be worth

Strange that both can exist in one heart

Live with spirit

And not


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Benefits of Venison – A Natural Fat Burning Food!

Discover the incredible weight loss benefits of venison, how to best prepare it and how much you should eat to get maximum benefit from venison – one of nature’s amazing fat burning foods.

Venison or game meat encompasses elk and moose as well as deer. While they are harder to find, caribou and antelope are also forms of venison.

Venison is hard to come by if you are not a hunter, but you might find it in a specialty market. If you have a hunter in the family, this could also be a source of venison. You may at least get to enjoy a meal or two featuring this meat that is both delicious and nutritious and great support for your fat burning regimen.

Deer meat has a deep, full flavor and a tender, yet supple, texture. Deer can be hunted wild, or they may be raised on a farm. The flavor of the meat depends upon the diet of the animal. A deer that has foraged will taste different than a domestic deer. In any case, deer meat has an awesome flavor.

Fat Burning Benefits of Venison

Venison is incredibly low fat. It is very low in saturated fat, and it is also low in calories.

A 3-ounce serving of venison has about 134 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 1 gram of saturated fat. A similar serving of elk meat will yield 124 calories and 2 fat grams – one of those saturated fat. Moose meat contains 114 calories and 1 gram fat, but not any saturated fats.

Here are the benefits you will derive from venison: It is a great source of vitamins B12, B2, B6, and niacin. It also contains the minerals: zinc, selenium, iron, phosphorous, and copper. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein.

Venison contains iron, which is a building block of hemoglobin. This is what makes it possible for your blood to transport oxygen from your lungs throughout your body. Additionally, hemoglobin is an essential part of the enzyme systems that regulate metabolism and the production of energy.

Venison contains B vitamins (that is, B12 and B6), which assist in keeping homocysteine levels from becoming unhealthily high.

Here are the dangers of high levels of homocysteine:
The worsening of diabetic heart disease or atherosclerosis.
Damage to blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

Osteoporosis and colon cancer may be prevented with the consumption of vitamin B12, which works to protect the colon against carcinogens.

Venison contains a good supply of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). This vitamin helps with promoting a steady supply of oxygen based energy to your body. This is especially useful for the heart and muscles of the body. The protein like antioxidant molecule known as glutathione must be recycled constantly. Riboflavin helps to protect this delicate molecule.

Venison contains niacin to combat the incidence of osteoporosis. It also produces starch in the liver and muscles that can converted into energy.

Preparing Venison

When you choose your venison (deer meat) try to find meat from younger deer. It should be dark with flesh that is finely grained and fat that is clean and white. Fat is the source of the real taste. Look at the recommended sell-by date to find fresh venison in stores. Venison can be purchased in the freezer section or as fresh meat.

You’ll need to trim any fat off the deer, elk, or moose before you grill or broil it.

Venison is very vulnerable and perishable, thus it is vital to place it in the coldest section of your fridge right away. When you plan to use it within a couple days, keep it in its wrapper to reduce handling. If you can’t use it right away, be sure to wrap it properly for the freezer (using aluminum foil or freezer paper) and freeze it promptly. It won’t spoil for a minimum of three to six months.

Exercise caution as you handle raw venison, being sure to rinse any utensils completely. When you marinate your venison, be sure to keep it in the refrigerator. If you leave it out, it is sure to spoil, as it is very heat sensitive. Frozen venison should be thawed out in the fridge.

One excellent way to enjoy venison is simply as a steak or on kabobs. You can also make venison jerky. It can be substituted for many other meats such as turkey or beef in stew or lasagna.

Here are some ways to enjoy elk meat: Chili, meat loaf, roast, stew, burgers, barbecue, or slow cooked in the crock pot.

Here are some ways to enjoy moose meat: Kabobs, hoagies, roast, meatballs, stroganoff, or stew.

Recommended Serving Size

A typical portion of venison is about 3 or 4 ounces per person.

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Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A 25 Year Battle Before Moringa

It started with a bad case of the flu. Throughout the rest of that year I visited the clinic because of sleep marathons and strange body aches and each time I was told I had the flu. People just don’t get the flu 5 times in one year. That was in 1986. When I started needing a nap every day I thought it was allergies, the doctor laughed and told me I was a bored housewife. Other symptoms cropped up, a spastic colon and inflamed bowel. Diagnostic tests of upper and lower GI’s failed to find any underlying medical issues.

In 1991, I had a strange feeling in my hands. Within 4 days every joint in my body had stiffened and swelled, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Essentially I was disabled for the next two weeks, unable to stand without support, unable to open my hands, and too exhausted to think. It took about 6 months to return to a regular level of health. Muscle and joint pain continued to be a frequent problem. When the RH factor did not show in a blood test I was diagnosed with disrupted sleep patterns and treated with Ambien.

Between 1997 and 1998 I lost two jobs because of problems with memory, and the inability to properly react in a situation involving clients. In 1999, I was physically exhausted and in pain, for a time I had to forgo cooking at the stove because I would get distracted and walk away letting pots boil dry. It was when a pan of oil caught fire that I decided to stick to the microwave for a time. One day I even walked out of a store to find that I had left my keys in the car with the motor running. Another visit to a doctor finally gave me a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Of course a diagnoses doesn’t end the problem, it merely gives you the information to help you cope. Once I knew what the problem was I was able to get more information and find ways to better live with the disease. As I became more educated I was able to keep better control of my symptoms. Regular exercise in the form of dancing and walking kept my body in fairly good conditioning. A good diet avoiding fried foods and excess sweets made a big difference. I noticed the increased pain if I indulged is some foods like chocolate ice cream. Keeping hydrated and avoiding stressful situations is also key in controlling the symptoms. However, we can’t always stay in control of our lives. Stress happens and Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue` Syndrome can often go into a downward spiral; I was fighting that downward spiral when I found Moringa.

I received an e-mail from a friend telling me to look up Moringa, and the Miracle Tree on line. There was a wealth of information about the amazing tree, its nutritional benefits, and the promising research into its medicinal properties. This plant is said to have properties that inhibit the growth of cancer cells, provide unsurpassed nutrition, are high in antioxidants, speed healing, and can have positive effects on over 300 medical conditions. When my friend stopped by a few days later she brought me a packet of promotional information, and told me about another friend of hers who also suffers from fibromyalgia. The woman had been using the products developed from the Moringa plant and within a month had been able to stop using her cane for the first time in 10 years. In addition to getting relief from the fibromyalgia symptoms, she lost weight, and saw improvement in her glucose levels from diabetes. After hearing that astonishing news and impressed by what I had read on line I decided to go ahead and try the product myself. I don’t believe I have ever made a better decision. Within a week I saw and felt improvement in my concentration, memory, and skin. I was able to sit down and read a book for the first time in a year. My hands which were chapped from the dry winter weather were now well hydrated and healing.

I have continue to take Moringa over the last 4 months and seen an improvement in my moods, my energy levels, my hair, and complexion. I am not cured, I never will be; however the downward spiral of poor health was halted and I am now working my way back to a higher level of well-being with the help of this remarkable product. I plan on continuing the Moringa Daily Nutrients and I am sure my symptoms will continue to lessen as time goes by, hopefully to complete remission.

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I suggest that you try the practices that gave me relief.

· Healthy diet

· Avoid fried foods and frequent sweets

· Active lifestyle

· A Regular schedule with consistent bed and waking times

· Keep well hydrated

· Avoid Stress

· Try Moringa

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What’s the Best Pre-Workout Supplement? How to Navigate the Market

To the outsider, the world of nutritional supplements can be overwhelming at first glance. There are so many options to choose from: powders, pills, capsules, gels, rubs, wraps, the list goes on and on! Everybody is coming at you from every angle trying to sell you everything! One of the most contraversial categories of supplement is pre-workout. People seem to be either completely for pre-workout, or completely against it. Some believe that you are “weak” if you “need” something to get you in the mindset to workout.

However, the thing about supplements is they are just that: supplements. They are meant to enhance diet and training, and synergize with it, not stand on their own. Pre-workout capitalizes on your body’s existing energy systems, optimizes them, and then further enhances them. Think of it like pouring fuel on a fire.

Another thing to consider is the hormonal benefit of intense training. The more intense your workout, the more of a release of testosterone and growth hormone by the body in response. Pre-workout intensifies training, which can then lead to more growth in the long term through improved hormonal output combined with the intense diet and training.

So what should you look for in a pre-workout supplement?

Generally, most pre-workouts are stimulant based and have some combination of stimulants, performance enhancing compounds, and nootropics. The lacking products tend to focus on one of these areas and not the others.

For example, there are some products that are 100% pure stimulants. This would include things like caffeine, rawscoline, geranium oil, etc. You feel the energy from the stimulants and have a more intense workout. Studies show that caffeine increases work output.

Some products have great performance enhancing ingredients: fully dosed profiles of beta alanine (3+ grams), and generous doses of citrulline malate which is great for pumps and NO release (this increases GH levels post workout) as well as lactic acid clearance, which means more endurance! These products are great, but sometimes lack the kick that the stim products do.

Catch 22: Stimulant based products give you more intense focus, and energy buttttttt… Pump and performance based products increase blood flow – stimulants are vasoconstrictive and are therefore counterproductive to a pump.

What does this mean? It means that the best products need to be a combination of all categories of products. Strong stimulants, enough to get you going at 5 am and ready to crush it. Moderate performance enhancing products – enough citrulline and beta alanine to provide a functional dose and increase performance significantly (as opposed to mega dosing it).

The final key is nootropics – focus and mood boosting ingredients that synergize with the stimulants and provide an amazing mind-muscle connection. Compounds like choline bitartrate and huperzine A. Choline bitartrate is an acetylcholine source, which means it increases levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain – increasing focus, memory, etc. Huperzine A is an acetylcholinerase inhibitor – it inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine in the synapses. So the two ingredients synergize, combined with stimulants provide a long lasting and intense focus.

Always do your research, and if you ever have any questions about the formula of a product, e-mail the manufacturer – if they can’t answer the questions you probably should shop elsewhere!

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What’s the Difference Between a Floor Buffer and a Floor Scrubber?

If you’re just getting into the field of building service maintenance or office cleaning you’re sure to face the decision of whether to use a floor buffer or a floor scrubber for your floor cleaning jobs. You may think at first “these must be the same kind of machine, right?” Well, not really.

Generally, a floor buffer is a machine that has a horizontally rotating head that sits directly on the floor. Think of a large, round scrubbing pad spinning in a circle. The spinning of the pad is powered by a small motor, usually directly over the center of the pad. Some buffers come equipped with a solution tank that can squirt cleaning solution directly into the scrubbing pad and onto your floor. This extra feature allows the user to put small quantities of cleaner on the floor as needed, without having to stop and pour it directly out of a bottle– a real time and back saver. But, there is no way for a buffer to “vacuum up” that solution once it’s on the floor.

Floor buffers are also known as rotary floor machines because the scrubbing surface is constantly rotating in a circle in one direction. Automatic floor scrubbers MAY have a rotating head, similar to buffers, but many models offer a cylindrical brush head. We’ll address that difference in a minute. Just know that you’ll run across the terms “floor buffer” and “rotary floor machine” as meaning the same thing.

Buffers are made to spin at a variety of speeds. The speed at which the pad or brush rotates directly affects the kind of floor cleaning job you want to do. Low speed buffers are designed to handle scrubbing jobs, when your floor has in-ground dirt that you need to put some muscle into scrubbing away. Low speed machines are also your machine of choice when you need to strip off the old wax coating from a hard surface, like commercially tiled floors you often find in grocery stores. Low speed buffers will rotate from about 175 rpm. Variable speed buffers will go from about 175-350 rpm.

Low speed buffers are also appropriate for scrubbing – or bonneting – carpeting, provided the machine has enough horse power (or dual capacitors) to handle that kind of high-friction rotation. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for whether a floor buffer can be used for carpeting or not. Many manufacturers will void your warranty if you’ve used a machine on carpeting that’s not supposed to be used that way (don’t worry, they’ll be able to tell if you send your machine in for warranty work!)

High speed buffers are designed just for polishing hard floor surfaces. They rotate at very high speeds, anyway from about 1000 rpm to 3000 rpm. You CANNOT use high speed buffers for any kind of scrubbing work. With the right polishing pad and a little buffing spray you can bring a great shine to a hard floor surface. You just can’t do that with a low speed or variable speed machine.

Most floor buffers run from a direct connection to a power source, but some have internal batteries or a propane-powered engine to propel the rotating pad. The advantage of a battery or propane-engine type model is being free of power cords interfering with your scrubbing job. The advantage of the electric models is constant source of power without having to worry about draining a battery or fuel tank. Battery-powered models are often used in LEED and green building maintenance programs.

Floor scrubbers, also known as automatic floor scrubbers or auto scrubbers, are a whole different animal. They not only have a scrubbing head, but an automated system for dispensing cleaning solution and then vacuuming it up. So, in one pass over your floor, you can dispense cleaning or stripping solution, scrub it into the floor, and vacuum it all up with a squeegee attachment at the back of the machine. Auto scrubbers have a separate dispensing tank and a collection tank to keep your clean water from your dirty water.

Even though automatic scrubbers are generally more expensive machines up front, the time saved in cleaning your floors could very well off-set that initial cost. Saving operator time (and money) is the most frequent reason for purchasing these efficient machines for building maintenance programs.

In the end there are many factors to consider in deciding which kind of machine, a floor buffer or a floor scrubber, is best for your particular situation. If you have a very large facility with both wide open spaces (like the middle of a mall) and tight spaces (like in bathrooms) then maybe your best tool for the job is BOTH kinds of machines.

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How to Deal With the Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment.

It is natural for a person existing in the world to relate to their fellow colleagues, their family, their friends.

There is no time in life when communication is totally cut off except for death. Only in death is there total silence. We wish that we could communicate with our family or friends that have passed. It is always too late. But in life, when the potential still exists, to communicate to those we love or do not love, there are many times that potential is not exercised.

Since only death creates total silence, with no chance of communication, it is this reason that my view is that the Silent Treatment is essentially a weapon.

The silent treatment is used as a weapon by the person or persons wielding it against you to essentially remove you from life. They treat you as if you are already dead. They create the illusion that in fact you no longer exist, so it is impossible to communicate with you.

My guess is that we have all been on both sides of the silent treatment.

At one time or another, we became so angry or hurt by someone else that we decided to never speak to them again. We decided that for us, they are dead, they do not exist, therefore there is no more speech. We decided that whatever they did to us or said to us was so hurtful or painful, that they deserved to be excluded from our life.

And at one time or another, the same has happened to us, where someone, a friend, neighbor or relative, became so angry or hurt from our words or behavior, that they decided to kill us off with their silence.

How do we deal with the silent treatment, from a friend, from family, from a parent or from a child?

The silent treatment is an inevitable part of life. Of course it is sad to experience the silent treatment in life. It is enough that in death there is no possibility for communication and it is absurd to implement it during our lifetime, but that is what happens. Human emotions result in this type of war. Wars are not only fought with tanks and missiles. Wars are fought by people with words and with no words.

This type of war is fought with no words.

How do we deal with this type of war.

Let’s assume that you are on the receiving end of the silent treatment. There are a few options:

1. Make no movement to contact your silencer. Accept it and move on with your own life.

2. Continually try to appease your silencer, attempt to create peace, attempt to have your silencer bring you back to life because the silencer has effectively treated you as if you are dead, so you want to live and look to the silencer to confer life upon you again.

3. Sporadically do number 2, maybe once a month, maybe once a year, still send a birthday card or good wishes for some other even that you know is taking place in your silencer’s life.

What is the best path? What is the most effective path?

If we think about it, your silencer has made their own decision, which they are free to make. Whether there was influence or not, from either you or your behavior, or from people around them, they have made a decision to cut you off.

I believe that if you have an idea of what your role was in the cutoff, I think it is reasonable to make the effort to contact your silencer, to apologize, to mend the fences.

Hopefully your silencer will then accept your apology and you can continue to be friends, family, lovers or whatever you were before the silent treatment. Clearly many couples and many relationships do follow this type of pattern, live, fight, makeup, live, fight, makeup.

And we all know that due to the fragility of the human ego and our sensitivities and our desire to be respected and have dignity, it does not take much to create a war between people. So, it seems like a natural reaction to a perceived hurt or injustice to either openly shout at the offender or to take the passive approach of silencing the offender.

In fact, I think shouting at the offender is preferable, at least there is still communication in that scenario and you have a chance to work things out.

The silent treatment simulates death where there are no chances to work anything out, it is all over.

So, if you have already taken the action to attempt to mend fences. If you have apologized, if you have taken the effort to reach out to your silencer and to make peace, but still the silencer keeps you at a distance and pretends that you do not exist.

In this case, I think that the best course of action is to move on.

I know it is easier said than done.

What if your silencer is your own parent? What if your silencer is your husband or wife? What if your silencer is your child?

To move on is a tough one in these cases.

However, the fact is that your silencer has made this decision. And you had also made a decision to do what you could to resolve the dispute.

You cannot resolve a dispute unilaterally. You need two people to fight and you need the two minds to make up as well.

How long should you keep trying to make up with a silencer? Weeks, months, years? How many years do you keep trying to win over their affection or to just their acknowledgement that you are still alive and that silence is only for death?

The answer should be clear.

Yes, make the attempt to make up. Especially if you know that your words or actions were a prime reason for your silencer’s choice of war.

Hopefully there is enough love and connection between you to heal the wound and get on with life in the world.

But after you have made the attempt, and it is still not accepted, then you have only one option.

Stop chasing after a person who is silencing you. In their world, they have cut you off. You are no longer part of it. Stop pursuing them. Leave them alone. You no longer exist for them, so stop pretending that you do. They have made the decision to pretend, so let them live in their illusion.

Start chasing your own life. Make new friends, make a new family, create a new life, as best as you can.

Stop running after people who do not acknowledge you and start to put your attention on those who do.

Of course it is natural for all of us, nobody wants enemies and nobody wants to die before their time, and the silent treatment kills people off way before their time, while they are still living and it is clearly a great source of pain.

So that is why it is so critical to start living again.

Your silencer has given you the death sentence, you are locked up in solitary confinement, you have already been executed by your silencer.

The best path is to have the courage and conviction to know that your silencer is just an imperfect human. Your silencer is wrong, the sentence is wrong, the execution is wrong and you must not continue to behave as if it is correct.

You have to dissolve the connections in your mind which force you to continue to beg and plead for your silencer’s affection or attention.

You have a choice. Do you want to accept your silencer’s version of you? That you no longer exist? Do you want to accept your silencer’s narrative?

Your other choice is the choice of truth. You know that you exist. You are alive today, so live it.

Keep living. Pay attention to people who treat you well. Pay attention to taking care of yourself. You must live in truth and the truth is that you are alive, so stop playing along with the people that treat you as if you are not.

Have a good meal, have a good workout, have as much fun today as you can, rejoice in your life now and live it.

That is how to deal with the silent treatment.

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How to Enlarge Your Penis – Use These Foods and Vitamins to Add 3 Inches to Your Penis Size!

So many guys are constantly on the search for a method that they can use to enlarge their manhood naturally without having to undergo surgery, use pumps or any other dangerous penile enlargement methods. These men are only being careful by not wanting to risk their health all in the name of a bigger penis. This is one reason why natural penis enlargement methods are such a big hit nowadays. This is way better than undergoing surgery or using dangerous devices.

In a moment you would discover how to get a stronger and bigger penis by taking special supplements and foods and also combining them with natural penile enlargement exercises.

When you combine these foods and supplements with natural penis enlargement exercises you can be assured that you would add 1 – 3 inches to your penis size (both thickness and length). This method is a safe and affordable method that is available to any guy that wants a bigger penis size. Now here are the foods and supplements that can do wonders to your penis size:

Onions – Apart from making you cry when you peel or cut them, onions is an excellent food to eat that will help you gain extra inches to your penis size (both length and thickness). This is because onions contains phytochemical which prevents your blood from clogging and clotting.

Omega 3 fatty – You can get this nutrient from multivitamin pills. This particular nutrient makes your blood less sticky and it also improves blood circulation. You can find multivitamin pills that contain these nutrients at any health food store near your neighborhood.

Zinc and vitamin b6 – These mineral and vitamin do the same thing for your body. They both help in improving blood circulation and increasing testosterone levels. These two are very important if you want to naturally enlarge your manhood.

Bananas – I am sure you never expected this one! Bananas contain potassium. And this helps in giving you a healthy heart. If you really want a bigger penis size then you would definitely want a healthy heart that can pump more blood into your penis. Bananas would help you do that.

Porridge – porridge might look out of place on this list but believe me it also contributes to penile enlargement. Porridge contains soluble fiber that helps clean up bad cholesterol in your body and helps your blood vessels to be stretchy, smooth and free from clots and clogs.

When you combine these foods with a quality natural penile enlargement exercise program, you are sure to see amazing results and achieve your penile gains quickly.

There are so many natural penis enlargement exercise programs that are being sold on the internet right now, it is very important that you only use the best so as to avoid injury and achieve your penile gains fast. I achieved 2 inches extra in length and 1½ inches extra in penile thickness after 4 months of using natural penis enlargement exercises.

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