All In One Pre Workout Supplements – Choosing The Best

There’s no doubt that if you’ve spend some time in the gym, opened up a bodybuilding magazine, or visited your local health food store, you have no doubt seen several product advertisements for pre workout supplements. It’s true that these supplements are the most popular bodybuilding supplements on the market, but with the constant flood of products on the market, which ones are considered to be the best? Im going to go over some of the top pre workout supplements on the market to date so you can make some smart buying decisions next time you’re in the market for one.

First, before we get into that you need to understand a few basic rules in regards to these supplements because they do differ and address different needs of bodybuilders. The first point about these supplements is that they contain stimulants such as Caffeine and Taurine. If you are sensitive to caffeine than you may want to opt for a non-stimulant pre workout product to avoid any side-effects.

The next major difference between these supplements is the inclusion of creatine.

Some pre workout powders have 1 or more types of creatine in them, whereas others do not and simply supply energy and N.O precursors. So you would need to decide if you want creatine in your supplement in order to narrow down your search.

Now let’s get to the supplements.

I’m going to mention 2 of the most popular pre workout supplements on the market that are considered all in one pre workout supplements because they contain creatine and stimulants as well as many other muscle building nutrients.

BSN N.O. Xplode 2.0

One of the most vastly advertised dietary supplements known as “BSN N.O. Xplode 2.0” and it is categorized as a nitric oxide supplement which is real popular now with bodybuilders. This supplement has a whole lot of ingredients in it including: various forms of creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and L-Arginine, just to name a few. L-Arginine is meant to force-feed your muscles vital nutrients by increasing blood flow in your veins, thus creating that muscle-pump that you often hear about. If you read any NO Xplode 2 reviews, you will notice that it is a very well-rounded supplement and is actually classified as a pre workout supplement due to its energy and muscle-building properties. There is a good amount of stimulants in it so make sure to start with a minimum dose to assess your tolerance.

BPI Sports: Pump-HD

Pump-HD is another very popular all in one pre workout supplement because it has 3 characteristics that weight lifters and athletes look for:

  1. Good stimulants
  2. Creatine Monohydrate
  3. Nitric Oxide precursors

There is about 300 mg of caffeine anhydrous per serving in Pump-HD which is about as much caffeine as 3 cups of coffee. This is a very good amount of stimulants if you like that caffeine rush, but if you aren’t used to it, try a ½ serving so you don’t get to jittery.

There is also 2000 mg of creatine monohydrate per serving which is actually not considered to be a full daily dose, but about half. The good thing about taking this amount of creatine is that it is not too much where you could get an upset stomach, which may occur if you are taking 4-5 g before you work out.

The last major benefit to taking this supplement is the nitric oxide precursors. A nitric oxide precursor is any substance that stimulates the production of nitric oxide or a “muscle pump“. Since the word “pump” is right there in the name, you know that PUMP-HD is going to deliver on just that. I can say that when I took PUMP-HD, I really felt the pump and it made me workout harder and for a longer period of time. It was quite enjoyable and I was able to get the most out of my workout.

Whatever supplement you decide to go with, make sure you read up on some reviews and testimonials so you can make some good buying decisions. Most of these supplements will last you about 30 days so it’s important to choose wisely.

Source by Justin Flex

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National Health Center Week Activities to Support Raising Awareness

More about Community-based Health Centers

We all know a nation's wealth is determined by the health and well-being of its citizens. Community health centers across the country provide special care for everyone irrespective of their ability to pay. Their main aim is to provide continued, high quality and affordable healthcare to people especially those with fewer resources. Actually, one in every fifteen people living in the United States relations on their services. Even though these organizations face tremendous pressure, they still rank among the highest quality health providers in the nation in view of their critically important role.

The Importance of National Health Center Week

There are people out there who either have no insurance or live in areas with no access to healthcare providers or even basic health services. National Health Center Week is observed each year in the second week of August primarily to raise awareness and recognize health centers and their dedicated service and contributions to the community. Why August? Because it is the perfect time to reach out to families with compiling summer health events and back-to-school immunizations for their kids. This year, National Health Center Week takes place August 13-19 and the theme is "Celebrating America's Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities". It is time to appreciate the great work of these people for providing better healthcare to the medically vulnerable.

Support Activities to Raise Awareness

Community health organizations across the nation will be posting their events under state listings on the National Association of Community Health Centers Week Events Map and attending any of these events gives you the chance to be part of something unique. Spread the word about their role, shedding more light on the health needs of your community.

You can become a health center advocate. Hand out flyers and brochures in farmers and super markets to promote healthy eating habits and regular physical exercise. Set up information tables and distribute pamphlets with answers to frequently asked questions about the whole campaign.

Organize a school health fair, featuring educational materials for parents. And remember: health related competitions for students with attractive prizes are always a good idea.

Contact local public officials, health authorities, community groups, and health organization representatives who would like to be involved in a public dialogue about health issues faced by your community, and bring them to the attention of local health professionals for a solution.

You can be one of those amazing people who volunteer and help by offering free health screenings on fitness tests, immunizations, blood pressure and more. Try opting for public places like entertainment centers, shopping malls, and churches.

To show your admiration for these people, you can post about their contribution on social media.

Support the cause and organize a lecture on community health and the services provided by migrant, public housing, homeless and migrant centers.

Contact religious institutions to discuss and mention various National Health Center Week activities in their bulletinlets so more people come to know about it.

Host an Awareness Event

Plan and host a local awareness event to help people learn more about the various programs and services of your local patient-directed health provider. Invite local sports players, journalists and of course – people working in such centers. This would be the best opportunity to show how much you appreciate their commitment. Ensure your event has as big an impact as possible and distribute popular and impactful giveaways to the attendees. If you want to avoid the most common giveaway blunders, go through the wide selection of customized silicone wristbands available on the World Wide Web. Be creative – they can be personalized in a variety of different ways. Design a unique wristband online and add your local health center contact information. Take your pick from the richest collections of fun colors or color combinations, such as swirl, segmented, neon, glow-in-the-dark, or glitter to attract even more supporters!

Source by Billie Jean Bateson

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Finances of Health Insurance (Part 2)

In this article I will be expanding on the finances of health insurance, how the industry functions, and who benefits. To set the stage for this discussion, remember the President would have you believe your health will improve if only you have a health insurance policy. Our elected politicians, in one form or another, are saying essentially the same thing because they want your vote. I declare that a health insurance policy has nothing to do with your health, and health services are overpriced because of health insurance. First, can we agree that health insurance is really not about your health? When you are sick, you do not make as appointment with a health insurance company; you make an appointment with your doctor, and hope he will honor your insurance.

A health insurance policy is really just a financial document, so let's begin to understand the health industry by looking at the words of an economist with no knowledge of health care, nor does this economist understand the workings of a doctor. He talks about the economic side effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare. How the costs outweigh the benefits. He also points out that our economy is mostly based on labor and work, and that is what he addresses the most because he is not a worker in the health field.

The key economic concept required to understand the labor market effects of the ACA is what economists call "tax distortions." Tax distortions are changes in behavior on the part of businesses or households for the purpose of reducing their taxes or increasing their subsidies. Those actions are then called "distortions" by economists, because the distortions do not occur in real businesses. The distortions occur because of our crazy tax code. A good example of a tax policy that creates distortions is the ethanol subsidy. Technically the ethanol subsidy is a tax credit, not a tax subsidy, wheree gasoline refiners are subsidized on the basis of how many gallons of gas they produce and mix with ethanol.

Another economic element that does not get much publicity from the news media or politicians is that that creating ethanol from corn is expensive. The cost of creating ethanol then becomes a "zero-sum-gain" when we use it to dilute gasoline in our vehicles. It's typical of our government to create these crazy regulations and the bottom line is that health insurance is a distortion too. Just like ethanol does not do anything to make your car run better, health insurance does not do anything to improve your health.

Source by Fritz Scheffel

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Individual Health Insurance

What Is An Individual Health Insurance Plan?

An individual health insurance plan is a plan mainly provided to self-employed and unemployed people. Occidentally, people will elect individual coverage even if their company provides a plan. "Individual" plans in the health insurance business do not actually refer to insurance provided to one person. It just means that a company or employer does not pay part of the bill. If someone pays the entire premium of a family plan, then such coverage is still considered as "individual". Rates for such individual plans will always be more expensive than group plans. The price of a group plan is lower because participating companies buy many plans from an insurance company (at cheaper bulk rate) and then the employee will pay part of the premium for employees.

Individual health plans and group market plans both offer the same type of options (for the most part). They offer health maintenance organization (HMO) plans, preferred provider organization (PPO), point-of-service (POS) plans and traditional fee-for-service arrangement. For those electing a group plan, they can receive a substantial discount on premiums and comprehensive policies. Keep in mind though that a group insurance plan will only cover someone while they are at the same job. If a consumer ends up in a situation without access to a group plan (ie laid off without other employment options), then they will quickly learn how expensive that the alternatives can be. Individual plans are usually only recommended to those people without the group plan option.

Disadvantages Of Individual Health Insurance Policies

Insurance companies might not cover people with such plans. This might be pretty scary for those with a family or those in need of serious healthcare. With individual health insurance, there is a requirement to submit an application that is medically underwritten by the insurer. This requires an insurer to examine a candidate's medical record. As with most other types of insurance (ie auto insurance), premium is established by risk. Depending on the risk, insurers can even choose not to offer someone a health insurance policy. Alternately, an insurer may require certain exceptions to be added to an insurance policy (mainly for those with health problems). Some states offer what is known as "guaranteed issue". This law forces insurance companies to provide an individual health plan to those needing one. This is great protection but will exceedly increase premiums.

COBRA Insurance

Another temporary option for those leasing an employer with a group health insurance plan is what is called COBRA coverage. Cobra reiterates to Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (established 1985). Many employers provide this coverage to employees for an additional 18 months after leaving the company. Such people will be forced to pay the full premium if they elect COBRA insurance coverage. Consumers have 60 days to determine if COBRA works for them. If it is not desirable, consumers should start shopping for individual health insurance coverage. COBRA insurance will cover all family members (even if there are pre-existing conditions). This might be a big advantage over some individual plans.

Tips For Finding An Individual Health Insurance Policy

  • If you have some favorite physicians, check to see if they are included on an insurance company's network (ie PPO or HMO in-network).
  • Determine if you want a comprehensive plan (covering numerous potential expenses) or if you want a catastrophic plan covering you in the event of very serious health issues.
  • Do not always lean towards the cheapest policy. You need to find a policy that fits all of your personal needs.
  • Evaluate all financial considerations including annual premium, deductible, co-payments, maximum out-of-pocket expenses and annual limits.
  • Some group insurance plans give you the option of converting to an individual health plan. Although the conversion will cost more than a group plan, it is significantly less than buying an individual plan directly.
  • If you have pre-existing conditions, most states require you to obtain some type of coverage within 63 days or such pre-existing conditions will not be eligible for coverage.
  • Always check if your spouse has group plan options at her place of employment.
  • There are other types of group plans offered such as through the AARP and other organizations.

Individual Health Insurance Final Thoughts

Consumers should educate themselves on the types of individual health insurance policies offered. The best place to look is the internet due to accessibility of options and comparison shopping. Insurance premiums can vary significantly from one insurer to the next. Regardless of any personal situation, consumers should always have health insurance to cover themselves in the event of a serious injury or illness. Most consumers do not adequately research all options. This is surprising considering that someone can be stuck with an undesirable policy for an extended period of time.

Source by Cory Cress

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Traditional Healing Practices – Implications for Healthcare

According to the 2011 census, India is inhabited by 104 million people classified as tribals (i.e., ~8.6% of the country’s population) belonging to over 550 tribal communities and approximately 277 ethnic groups. Tribal communities have totally submitted themselves to the forest setting and as a result of living so close to nature have, over the years, acquired a unique knowledge about the use of local resources. Given they hold precious knowledge on the specific use of a large number of wild plants one could almost consider them as the real custodians of medicinal plants. There is a growing understanding of the pivotal role medicinal plants play in providing herbal remedies to health maladies. According to a study conducted by the All India Coordinated Research Project on Ethno-biology (AICRPE), over ten thousand wild plant species are reported to be used by tribals for meeting their primary healthcare as well as food requirements. Further, there are approximately eight thousand medicinal plant varieties utilised by over two million traditional healers for treating ailments of both humans and livestock. Traditional medicine bequeathed from generation to generation is rich in domestic recipes for common health ailments. The best known examples of traditional medicine, differing in concept and protocol, are well developed systems such as ayurvedic and herbal treatments that have been widely used to sustain human health, especially in tribal regions of India.

1. Bhokar/Shelti – cures kidney stones, diarrhoea and stomach problem

2. Karvand – A rich source of Iron, Phosphorus and Vitamin C

3. Pathari – For ichthyosis (scaling of skin), xeroderma (dry skin). The roots are crushed and the extract is used

4. Kadu kand – Well cooked bulb slices can be consumed to get relief from stomach ache whereas paste of heartwood is used to cure wounds

5. Tetu – It is administered to women to treat leucorrhoea and menorrhoea

Traditional Medicine – Links to Maternal and Child Health

Traditional medicine is critical and has contributed tremendously to the healthcare of both the mother and the child in tribal regions. Jawhar block in Palghar district, Maharashtra is a tribal block having rich biodiversity, especially rice varieties having specific characteristics and uses. The tribal farmers have cultivated diverse rice varieties for purposes such as food security, instant energy provision during peak workload and medicinal use. This wonderful diversity of rice has formed the basis of a nutritious and secure diet for the vulnerable groups of the tribal population, that is, mothers, pregnant and lactating women and young children.

Various ongoing studies conducted by the NGOs such as BAIF Development Research Foundation in different tribal belts across Maharashtra found a number of rice varieties having specific medicinal properties and uses. For instance, one rice variety called ‘Mahadi’ has multiple health benefits; one of them is to cure weakness in women post pregnancy. Other rice varieties include Rajghudya and Kali Kudai (used to increase breast milk in lactating women); Kali Khadsi (for child’s growth and nutrition); Kasbai (used for nebulisation, which gives instant relief from cough) and Dangi (used for instant energy boost), among others.

Furthermore, traditional kitchens, serve as an in-house medical supply store. Tribal regions lack proper healthcare centres. Thus, most of the child deliveries take place at home and not in a hospital. The rate of institutional deliveries is slowly increasing but there is still a long way to go for this to become a rule, rather than an exception. Since most of deliveries take place at home, the traditional birth attendants play a major role in tribal regions. One of the practices performed by the birth attendants in villages is to use materials like cow dung as a disinfectant in the house that helps keep various diseases at bay. The various homemade medications, mostly herbal, for the mother and child are also prescribed predominantly. Restoring the mother to her original physiology is a challenge that the native healers often take up.

Habitat Loss – A Threat to Traditional Medicine

An impending threat to further proliferation of traditional medicine is the rampant loss of habitat. Unregulated harvesting of wild produce coupled with ecological degradation leading to extensive resource depletion and tribal landlessness (and even those who do have land are continuously losing their land to the government or private corporations) are some of the factors posing a grave and growing threat to the conservation of indigenous foods and traditional medicinal plants.

Furthermore, there has been a gradual erosion of indigenous varieties, especially rice biodiversity. Most of the indigenous rice varieties are being replaced by high yielding varieties. These high yielding varieties have not resulted in any spectacular increase in yield in this region. The majority of farmers, especially the resource-poor tribal farmers are not able to afford high quality expensive fertilizers which are normally recommended along with these varieties.

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Health And Wellness Products – How To Make Your Own

Health and wellness products will mean very different things to different people.

Wellness can be defined as ' the pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle .
For the benefit of this article, wellness products are being looked at in the context
of 'over the counter drugs, health supplements and health remedies.

While for some people, wellness products may be viewed as an aid to recovery
from illness, for others it might be a means of further enhancing some
aspect of their current health. The variety of and uses for such products
are as numerous as are the definitions of wellness products or wellness
programs, depending of course upon who is promoting them at any given time.

Whatever your reasons for pursuing alternative care health or health and wellness
products, a common goal is to achieve improved health and well-being.

There are powerful media images hailing the benefits and safety of many over the
counter drugs, supplements and health and wellness products, every where you turn
these days. They have equally strong claims of being the one and only miracle cure
or solution for one ailment or another. How accurate are these claims though, and
what are the real costs to you in monetary and health risk terms?

Immediately after reading this article, go take a look and do a quick add-up of the
total cost of all the health and wellness products you currently have in stock. I'm
sure the figure will surprise you just as much as learning about the very real and
harmful side effects which can be caused by some of these drugs or supplements
that are provided to be contributing to your overall state of wellness.

You may also be surprised to know that many of the 'over the counter drugs you
buy on a regular basis, simply treat the symptoms and not the real health issue.
Needless to say, this approach of focusing on the symptom , side-steps
the critical requirement of getting to the root cause of your condition or whatever
it is that ails you.

You're most likely to pursue a wellness product either because you are becoming
wary of the adverse effects of chemically produced drugs or because you're keen to
recover from ill-health and improve a specific health condition. In some instances it
may be that you just want to optimize your current state of good health.

While some health and wellness products can be an effective measure towards
improving your health, you should note that long-term use of certain over the counter
drugs and some supplements can cause you more harm than good, with the long-
term implications far outweighing any short-term benefits. You may well find that
you are paying far too high a price on the basis of a mere quick fix promise.

For thousands of years, people in lands far and wide have used natural home
remedies to manage their health conditions and wellness needs, without manufactured
health and wellness products, that can be detrimental to health. They have purely relied
upon attaining or maintaining health by plants or by other natural means.
It could have argued that with the emergence of chemical and pharmacological methods,
Many forms of this natural means to health and wellness have declined. In fact, even
by today's standards, there are many so-called under-developed countries where
residents' rely on nothing more than home health and wellness products,
gained through natural methods of plants or plant-based extracts.

While conventional medicine relies on scientifically backed research to substantiate
effectiveness and safety. In contrast, similar can not be said about some alternative
medicines or health and wellness products. There is no such requirement but their
promotion as regard effectiveness are deemed sufficient in themselves as support
for therapeutic or wellness claims.

Herbal remedies in general are harmless, however, certain claims being made by
some health and wellness products promoters, (under the banner of being
'natural') ) can insinuate their health and fitness products being the
exclusive answer to your health condition or wellness questions, then putting you
at great risk. Secondly, how open are they being about what's really inside? You
should always consult your physician over any health concerns, as well as discussing
with him / her your intention or choice of alternative means for treatment with any
health and wellness product or remedy.

Multi-billion-dollar industries have long weald their power by way of
lobbying to gain exemption from FDA regulation. This has been exactly the
case, according to the Skeptical Inquirer , who, on commenting on
the 'dietary supplement industry back in 1994, states – "Since then, these
products have flooded the market, subject only to the scruples of their
manufacturers ".

The above point is an important one to note in that, while health and wellness
products manufacturers may list ingredients and …

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Affordable Health Dental Insurance – Insurance For Dental Implants

Dental insurance coverage are generally for ordinary dental care such as extraction, cleaning and filing and laTely, even partial coverage of dental braces. If your need is for an insurance to cover dental implants, you might find it hard to look for an insurance company that will cover such kind of dental service.

The reason for this is obvious. Dental implants are a rare dental application which would not be advantageous income wise, on the part of an insurance company to offer considering the rarity of such dental need. On the other hand, you might indeed find an insurance company offering this kind of coverage but on a very cost basis. Insurance companies offering this kind of coverage are those high end companies catering to the rich and affluent segment of our society.

Such insurance companies are the heavyweights of the industry that would tend to insure anything of great value. These kind of insurance companies insure international shipping, airline companies, oil explorations and even precious stones. Their health insurance covers anything that would be insurable. Unlike the small and traditional insurance companies that do not tend to insure things that are rare in nature, these kind of insurance companies will go for it so long as their price of insurance will be accepted by the client.

You can find these international insurance companies in the internet. When you browse in their websites, look for their health insurance offers where you can find their offers on dental care. For sure, dental implants will be offered and dental braces together with other ordinary dental care services. You can then visit the office of the insurance company you browsed on the net and inquire from them personally the cost of their insurance offers on dental implants.

Naturally, this insurance to cover dental implants is no ordinary matter so you have to expect extra regular insurance charges. If you think you can manage with the insurance cost, then why not? In fact, so long as you can afford to pay the insurance premiums, it would be to your advantage to have one, if you think you might need it in the near future. Dental implants, although a very costly type of dental service, can be adjusted with an insurance coverage, especially a full coverage type of insurance dedicated to dental implants.

Although you may feel you are in good hands with these giants of the insurance business, it would still be worth examining very closely the terms and agreements of the policy that they have for a full coverage of dental implants. Further, before you visit them and examine their offered policy, it is advised that you have to visit first a dentist of your choice and inquire about dental implants. Try to inquire if what is the basic procedure in having an implant, and other dental services needed to have an implant. Inquire also about the cost of such a dental procedure. If your dentist might not be able to give you an exact estimate of a dental implant, even just a ballpark figure will do.

With this dental implant information, you can now proceed to visit the office of the insurance company and make your inquiry and clarifications about full coverage of a dental implant. Once fully satisfied, you can now make your final decision about having insurance for a dental implant.

Source by Jane A. Smith

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Health Care Through A Health Magazine

How To Take Care Of Health With Health Magazine.

If you love yourself then you should keep watch on your health and fitness. You need to understand about your nutrition, fitness, health and food regularly. Health is important for both men and women. Everyone should take their health to keep fit and healthy.

To be fit and health, you have to monitor your fitness regularly. Like you should keep watch on your weight, metabolism, regular blood tests and important things happening around the people you live. You can get updated with all new fitness methods and latest emerging diseases today.

Health magazine is the only reliable and good source to guide you on every issue on health. You can know about fitness, exercises, eating patterns and things to improve your overall health. These magazines also include tips for personal care, physical fitness, avoiding injuries, winter and summer wearing guide and how to protect from different viruses.

These magazines cover different issues related to mens health and women health. You can find safe sex tips, skin care, care for hair and latest drugs available in market for human health development. You can also find safe cooking methods and tips to make different recipes.

In the health magazine, you can find stories of real people and how to cure from deadly diseases. You can find celebrations interviews and their practices for personal development. You can get advices from professional doctors and health experts. It also include solutions with help of allopathy and homeopathy.

You need to be informed if you are suffering from any diseases. Like you are a patient of sugar and doctors have told you to keep watch on your sugar daily. You need to keep watch on sugar in your body on daily basis. You can get to know about latest techniques to control your sugar with the help of a health magazine. These magazines are provided very useful to be informed on latest technique used worldwide and your doctor might be able to tell you about these latest medical solutions. So a health magazine can turn your miserable life into happy living.

You can look for specific symptoms you have to get solutions for cure and fitness. You can get information on every topic of human health. Subscribing to these magazines is the best way to be updated with the latest events around the world in health care industry. For health and wellness, subscribe this growing health magazine today.

Source by M Nouman Umar

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Community Needs Health Assessment

In 2012 the Internal Revenue Service mandated that all non-profit hospitals undertake a community health needs assessment (CHNA) that year and every three years thereafter. Further, these hospitals need to file a report every year thereafter detailing the progress that the community is making towards meeting the indicated needs. This type of assessment is a prime example of primary prevention strategy in population health management. Primary prevention strategies focus on preventing the occurrence of diseases or strengthen the resistance to diseases by focusing on environmental factors generally.

I believe that it is very fortunately that non-profit hospitals are carrying out this activity in their communities. By assessing the needs of the community and by working with community groups to improve the health of the community great strides can be made in improving public health, a key determinant of one's overall health. As stated on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Blue Shirt Blog ( CHNAs and Beyond: Hospitals and Community Health Improvement) , "There is growing recognition that the social determinants of health – where we live, work, and play, the food we eat, the opportunities we have to work and exercise and live in safety – drive health outcomes. Of course, there is a large role for health care to play in delivering health care services, but it is indisputable that the foundation of a healthy life lies within the community "To manage true population health – that is, the health of a community – hospitals and health systems must partner with a broad spectrum of stakeholders who share ownership for improving health in our communities." I believe that these types of community involvement will become increasingly important as reimbursements is driven by value.

Historically, healthcare providers have managed the health of individuals and local health departments have managed the community environment to promote healthy lives. Now, with the IRS requirement, the work of the two are beginning to overlap. Added to the recent connection of the two are local coalitions and community organizations, such as religious organizations.

The community in which I live provides an excellent example of the new interconnections of various organizations to collectively improve the health of the community. In 2014 nine non-profits, including three hospitals, in Kent County, Michigan conducted a CHNA of the county to assess the strengths and weaknesses of health in the county and to assess the community's perceptions of the pressing health needs. The assessment concluded that the key areas of focus for improving the health of the community are:

· Mental health issues

· Poor nutrition and obesity

· Substance abuse

· Violence and safety

At this time the Kent County Health Department has begun developing a strategic plan for the community to address these issues. A wide variety of community groups have begun meeting monthly to form this strategic plan. There are four work groups, one for each of the key areas of focus. I am involved in the Substance Abuse workgroup as a representative of one of my clients, Kent Intermediate School District. Other members include a substance abuse prevention lawsuit, a Federally qualified health center, a substance abuse treatment center and the local YMCA, among others. The local hospitals are involved in other workgroups. One of the treatment group representatives is a co-chair of our group. The health department wants to be sure that the strategic plan is community driven.

At the first meeting the health department leadership stated that the strategic plan must be community driven. This is so in order that the various agencies in the community will buy into the strategic plan and will work cooperatively to provide the most effective prevention and treatment services without overlap. The dollars spent on services will be more effective if the various agencies work to enhance each others' work, to the extent possible.

At this time the Substance Abuse work group is examining relevant data from the 2014 CHNA survey and from other local resources. The epidemiologist at the health department is reviewing relevant data with the group so that any decisions about the goals of the strategic plan will be data driven. Using data to make decisions is one of the keys of the group's operating principles. All objectives in the strategic plan will be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound (SMART).

Once the strategic plan is finished, the groups will continue with implementation of the plan, evaluating the results of the implementation and adjusting the plan as needed in light of evaluation. As one can see, the workgroups of the CHNA are following the classic Plan-Do-Check-Act process. This process has been shown time and again in many settings-healthcare, business, manufacturing, et al-to produce excellent outcomes when properly followed.

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Vegetable Nutrition – The Must-Know Facts of Organic Fruits and Vegetables and Healthy Eating

First, let's clear the way to understanding what organic is :

The discussion that has began long ago, and is now a very hot subject is the one about organic fruits and vegetables. Nutrition is a very wide definition, as well as health and diet, and for some reason, "Organic" seems to be a vague one as well. Let's begin now with a few basic definitions we all need to know so we can understand the "why" and the "how", in order to begin and maximize our health.

First of all, we must all understand that there is no definition of the term "Organic" as far as the FDA is concerned. Non was ever issued, and this authority has not much to say when it comes to regulating organic produce sold in stores. Instead, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) supervises the national regulations defined by National organic program (NOP), and enforces it according to the guidelines created by it's members.

The NOP definition of Organic is defined in a long text called "the organic foods production act of 1990", and in this 21 paged long document one can learn many a great deal about how things are theoretically handled in the US The bottom line is that a state or even a private entity can receive the authority to hand-out "Organic" certification to farm owners that are growing their produce under the NOP regulations.

Officially, if there is an Organic label on the product, it is organic. BUT, if it is a sealed, processed product (notice i do not call it food …), it is only 95% organic. Does it matter? "what can 5% do to me? I've been eating" regular "food all of my life, why should i suddenly go from regular veggies to organic vegetables nutrition based diet ???"

The must-know facts of eating organic:

The answer is yes. Organic IS better for us. In fact, it is the only food for us. As i have written in a prior article, the whole definition of "food" has lost it's original roots that were once planted deep in mother natures heart of soil, and have been re-rotted in a laboratory to achieve best monetary value for the owners of the land.

The real question in hand is our health, happiness and stamina. The basic most important thing we absolutely must remember is that in this day and age organic first of all means AVOIDING. It's avoiding chemicals we were never originally introduced with except through our stomachs. It is avoiding genetically engineered substances life never intended to create that have already proven to cause many diseases, Cancer being the most famous of them all. It's avoiding hazardous substances that are used to keep insects away. It's avoiding risk.

Health is natural. It is the way we are made. We are born with a system that knows how to handle a super wide variety of material. We have not begun understanding the vastness of this body of ours. Our body is capable of handling more materials at the same time and with minimum energy consumption then all world laboratories put in together. Put in petrol in a car that runs on diesel, and you get trouble. Put in un-natural material in our body, and i think you can guess where I am going with this.

A deaf peep into the complexity of food and organic:

As we have already understood, organic, being more about the NOT then anything else, we can look a bit deer into the subject, again, not going to far as it is a never ending road. Amongst the many factors that effect the quality of our fruits and vegetables is the soil it grows on. When we read about the nutritional facts of a Tomato, for example, we might learn that a "serving" of a tomato has 15Mg of magnesium in it. We read these definitions every where on any product, yet how do the people that have written it know? the simple fact is they do not.

there are averages and out-of-date calculations, and many testing regulations, but the matter of fact is that we simple can not ever know without specifically checking each and every piece of fruit or vegetable in front of us. In order for a logo to have any magnesium in it, the soil it grows in must be rich enough in it to serve on the tomato. Not enough Magnesium in the soil, not enough magnesium in the tomato. as simple as that (well, a bit more complex than that actually, as there are more factors that help the vegetable to take in the magnesium …).

The point I'm trying to make by giving this sneak peek into the world of food growing, is this:

We can never know100%

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Foot Health – Shoes For Better Health, Comfort, Work, Or Play

Shoe health and comfort is a very individual experience. Shoe health, comfort is mainly a matter of correct size and fit. Podiatric Associates, reminds us that the most important factor in shoe health and comfort is a proper fit. The most important factor contributing to foot and shoe comfort is underfoot cushioning. Shoe comfort is the combined effect of several inside-shoe factors. When choosing a shoe comfort is critical. So always make sure that shoe comfort is in the equation when buying.

Shoe breath-ability is vital to both foot and shoe hygiene. Shoe people seldom realize or consider inside-shoe friction as a common cause of shoe discomfort. Selectshoe has the largest selection of women's shoes, men's shoes, kids' shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes, and athletic shoes. Selectshoe is the one-stop shop for all your footwear needs, shoes, basic sportswear shoes, and many more.

Shoe size alone does not determine the appropriate fit of a shoe. Shoe health comfort means dry, cool and fresh inside. Free Shipping is offered on Rockport and other name brand footwear at SelectShoe. If the heel of your shoe is too high or hard, it can lead to tendonitis, causing a health problem.

Babies' feet health show need for 'support' in their first shoes. Children's' shoe sizes need to be checked often because like an infant, they have growing feet and their overall health is important.

Most so called 'foot-odors' are shoe odors. This results from a combination of heat, perspiration, bacteria and shoe chemicals that may cause poor foot or even leg health. Rotation of the shoes we wear daily gives shoes time to dry out and reduces the build up of perspiration, bacteria, and shoe chemicals that shorten the life of good shoe.

Recently I ordered 2 pair of shoes from Selectshoe.com and was shocked when I came home today and my shoes had already arrived. They are super versatile, stylish, comfortable, and shoes that will promote good foot health. The first time I wore these shoes that were comfortable and I even got compliments.

Some jobs, outdoor sports and hiking require boots. Leather, waterproofed boots for work or hiking, not only provide healthy ankle support but provides the best overall protection in every situation. We are told that dry feet may help reduce some types of illness and promote health.

Sports shoes are very comfortable if they are not made from synthetic material. Some of the synthetic materials cause added perspiration and pain. Shoes not too heavy, causing Achilles tendon and not too smothering for the feet are wise health choices.

Whether you are looking for running, walking or casual shoes SelectShoe.com has shoes for health that have you covered.

Source by Joel Newton

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Resolve Tax Issues Now in Order to Avoid Problems Later

The tax code is a confusing, ever-changing entity, so it's no wonder that many of us run into issues with our taxes and our filing history. While having problems with your taxes is understandable, it's important to resolve those problems as soon as you can. Otherwise, they will continue to get worse and you'll find yourself facing a much larger issue than you had originally. Find out how a tax resolution professional can help you square up with the IRS, and why a timely tax settlement or resolution plan is vital to long-term financial health.

There are a number of things that can go wrong in the tax filing process. It's easier than you might think to accidently enter incomplete or incorrect earnings information, which can lead to miscalculating the amount of tax you owe. Depending on what is going on in your life, it can also easily happen that you forget to file a return or to request an extension. If you have done one of these things, or find yourself in some other situation in which you owe the IRS money, it's important to get the issue resolved as soon as you can.

The crux of the matter is that the IRS has a legal right to collect the money you owe, regardless of why you owe it or what your particular situation is. If you are not willing or able to pay the taxes you owe when requested, the IRS can seize your property, garnish your wages, and impose financial penalties that will increase your debt even more. The longer you wait before resolving your tax issues, the more money you'll end up owed, and the worse your credit history and financial profile will become.

Tax resolution professionals are in the business of helping you navigate these types of tax problems, and can offer expert tax assistance so that you can settle up with the IRS in a way that works for all parties involved. This may mean that you set up an IRS installment agreement or a penalty abatement plan, or that you negotiate an offer in compromise in which you are able to pay less than the total amount you currently owe.

These various reimbursement options are not just available to whoever requests for them. Each of them requires a thorough assessment of the case at hand, and specific documentation that justifies the action taken. If you owe back taxes, your tax resolution expert will be able to examine your specific situation, advise you as to what your options are, and communicate on your behalf with the IRS to find a repayment strategy that is appropriate. This type of tax help can be invaluable because it both stops your debt from growing and creates a structure through which you can repay the amount you do owe.

The tax relief provided by tax resolutions professionals can mean the difference between never-ending debt and a stable financial future.

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Recommended Foods for Diabetes

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's yeast is a wonder food. It is rich in traces of mineral chromium. This mineral helps the pancreas produce more insulin. It is one of the best supports for normal handling of sugar by the body. According to an article by Dr. Richard J. Doisy and others, which appeared in the Medical World News, Brewer's yeast has lowered the insulin requirements of many diabetes patients.

Broccoli

Broccoli, a close relationship of the cauliflower, has long been a popular food in Europe. This vegetable has proved to be an effective anti-diabetic food. It is rich source of chromium, a trace mineral that looks to lower blood sugar. This trace mineral regulates blood sugar, thereby often reducing the medication and insulin needs of diabetes. In cases of mild diabetes, chromium may prevent the onset of the full-fledged disease. If a person's glucose tolerance is on border, chromium can help control it. Even low blood sugar levels can be brought to normal with chromium.

Curd

Curd injects friendly bacteria in to the digestive system that stimulate the pancreas. It also washed the pancreas of its acids and wastes. These cleaning actions enable the pancreas to perform much better and thereby help in the production of insulin.

Garlic

In scientific trials garlic and its constituents have been found to lower blood sugar in diabetes. This vegetable is rich in potassium, which effectively replaces the large quantities of potassium lost in the urine of diabetics. It also contains zinc and sulphur, which are constituents of insulin. Some authorities believe that low levels of zinc may be one of the factors responsible for the sunset of diabetes. Garlic also contains manganese, a deficiency of which can contribute towards diabetes.

Garlic constituents appear to act by blocking the inactivation of insulin in the liver. The result is higher blood insulin levels and lower blood sugar.

Garlic has other benefits for diabetes below lowering blood sugar. It prevails arteriosclerosis, which is a common complication of diabetes and relieves body paid. Diabetics can take the equivalent of one or two cloves of garlic a day in any form they like, either raw or cooked in food or as capsules. Garlic milk, prepared by adding four cloves of crushed garlic to 110 ml of milk, is one good way of taking garlic. The best way, however, is to chew raw garlic thoroughly first thing in the morning.

Bengal Gram

Bengal gram, also known as chickpea, is a widely used important component of Indian diet. It is a valuable anti-diabetic food. Experiments have shown that the oral ingestion of the water extract of Bengal gram increases the utilization of glucose in diabetics as well as normal people. In a study conducted at Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, the requirement of insulin of chronic diabetes patients decreased from 40 units a day to 20 units, when kept on a diet which included liberal supplements of Bengal gram extract.

Diabetic patients who are on a restricted diet, which does not specifically limit the intake of carbohydrates but includes liberal amounts of Bengal gram extract, have shown significant improvement in their fasting blood sugar levels, glucose tolerance, urinary excretion of sugar and general condition.

Bitter Gourd

The bitter gourd is a common vegetable cultivably extensible. It has excellent medicinal virtues. This vegetable has been used as fold medicine for diabetes from ancient times. Research has established that it contains insulin like principle designated as plant-insulin, which has been found beneficial in lowering blood and urine sugar levels.

Bitter gourd is thus and effective anti-diabetic food and should be included liberally in the diet of a diabetic.

Juice of three or four bitter gourds taken every morning on an empty stomach has been found more effective than eating fruits. The seeds of bitter gourd can be powdered and added to regular meals. A decoction prepared by boiling chopper bitter gourd is water is equally effective, as is its dry powder mixed with liquid foods.

Bitter gourd is rich in all essential vitamins and minerals especially vitamins vitamins A, B1, B2, C and iron. Its regular use, therefore, prevents many complications associated with diabetes including hypertension, eye complications, neuritis and the defective metabolism of carbohydrates.

Black Gram

Black gram is a highly prized pulse in India. It is an anti diabetic food. Germinated black gram taken with half a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice, forms and effective remedy for treating mild types of diabetes. It should be taken once a day, for three to four months, with a restricted intake of carbohydrates.

In severe diabetes, regular use of this combination is an effective complement to other treatments. It is also a beneficial health food for preventing complications due to malnutrition in diabetes. Milk prepared by grinding sprouted whole black gram …

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6 Health Benefits of Meditation

For hundreds of years, meditation has been used around the world as an effective way to deal with a lot of psychological issues and achieve relaxation. During the olden times, the Himalayan monks used meditation and discovered loads of benefits that it offers. Nowadays, more and more people are turning to this technique for spiritual purposes. Let’s take a look at some major benefits offered by this spiritual approach.

1. Management of Anxiety and Depression

According to many studies, meditation can help you deal with many issues, such as depression and anxiety. In a study involving more than 3500 participants, the researchers concluded that the technique was helpful in improving the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

2. Strengthened Immunity

Another study proved that breast cancer could be avoided if muscle relaxation exercises are done on a regular basis. One study done on patients over the age of 50 showed that these techniques can help trigger the lymphocytes that can make your immune system stronger. As a result, the body becomes stronger against tumors and viruses.

3. Management of Blood Pressure

If you practice meditation, you can reduce your likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure. A report released by the British Medical Journal showed that patients that mediated on a regular basis had normal blood pressure levels. The experts believe that this practice can make your body less responsive to many stress hormones including cortisol.

4. Achievement of Emotional Wellness

If you went through a tortured past, you may not be in a healthy emotional state. Fortunately, meditating on a regular basis can help you achieve your emotional balance. As a matter of fact, your health and emotional balance are linked with each other. If you are not in good emotional health, you won’t be able to do your best whether it’s your routine house work or office work.

5. Relief from IBS

IBS is short for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This disorder is one of the most common bowel disorders. Patients who have IBS show many symptoms, such as weird bowel behavior, cramps, abdominal pain and bloating, just to name a few.

It’s interesting to note that around 15% of men and women around the world have this disorder. In the United States alone, there are around 45 million people who live with this health disorder.

With routine relaxation techniques, It’s possible to reduce the symptom of IBS and lead a peaceful life.

6. Happiness and Overall Wellbeing

Maria Camara PhD, a psychotherapist, says that meditation can help you get in touch with your actual inner qualities. You can reach your true potential if you accept who you really are. Plus, this practice can help you work with your thoughts. So, we can say that mindfulness is associated with happiness and peace of mind. Without peace of mind, you can’t achieve anything in life. In fact, if you don’t have peace in your life, you can’t maintain your good health either.

In short, if you want to enjoy all these benefits, we suggest that you start your meditation practice from today. There are many techniques that you can give a go to in the beginning.

Source by Shalini Madhav

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Health and Nutrition

What are nutrients?

Every molecule in the body is created by Nutrients & there are more than 45 nutrients. These nutrients build molecules, cells, and tissues of the body.We get energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that we eat.

These are called macronutrients. These macro nutrients are broken down / metabolized to give energy to the body.

Vitamins and minerals (called micronutrients) are not themselves metabolized for energy, but they are important in helping the macronutrients convert to energy.

What is a healthy diet?

The optimal diet has to be individualized to meet your unique needs. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid suggests that we use fat "sparingly," and that our daily diet include 2 – 3 servings of dairy products; 2 – 3 servings of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, or nuts; 3 – 5 servings of vegetables; 2 – 4 servings of fruit; and 6 – 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice, or pasta.

These are general guidelines. Healthy diet is dependent upon many factors like: age, gender, body size, pregnancy, and status of health. A clinical nutritionist or nutritionally oriented doctor can help you determine what type of diet is best for you.

While you know it is important to eat a healthy diet, it is not always easy to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices.

Nutrition has a vital importance to human well-being. Nutrition should play a leading role to improve our quality of life. Nutrition is a key for reducing your body fat percentage.

Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health. Better nutrition is a prime entry point to ending poverty and a milestone to achieving better quality of life. Safe food and good nutrition are important to all.

Basic nutrition knowledge is constantly taking shape every day, producing new diet trends to an ever growing audience of people who want to know the latest and greatest ways to achieve their physical fitness goals.

Get nutrition facts and discover how you can use diet recommendations to improve your health. As you grow older, getting a nutritionally rich diet becomes even more important. The link between nutrition and health is necessary to achieve optimal health.

Good nutrition is a clear path to optimize our quality of life. An important starting point for achieving optimal health is to achieve optimum nutrition and get the proper nutrients from the food.

Diet and nutrition are the principle preventive measures against diseases.

Reading labels and eating a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients is optimal for healthy nutrition. Research confirms that good nutrition in the early years of life is crucial for human growth and mental development.

The study of human nutrition dates back to the 18th century, when the French chemist Lavoisier discovered that there was a relationship between our metabolism of food and the process of breathing.

The field of clinical nutrition has evolved into a practice that is increasingly incorporated into mainstream medical treatment. The term "nutritional supplement" refers to vitamins, minerals, and other food components that are used to support good health and treat illness.

A clinical nutritionist or nutritionally oriented doctor can help you determine what type of diet is best for you.

During the initial part of the visit, the clinical nutritionist will ask you questions about your medical history, family history, and personal lifestyle.

In hospitals, nutrition is used to improve the overall health of patients with a wide range of conditions. Effects of exercise and nutrition on postural balance and risk of falling in elderly people with decreased bone mineral density: randomized controlled trial pilot study.

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy people are stronger, are more productive and more able to create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of both poverty and hunger in a sustainable way.

Healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases, including the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages.

Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. We spend a lot of money on food, but there are ways to cut costs and still serve healthy delicious meals.

When you choose healthy foods instead of sugary or high-fat foods you can actually improve your health by adding extra phytochemicals and fiber. Breakfast foods should be healthy but they have a tendency to be high in fats and sugar.

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why ruin a healthy breakfast.

Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents. Fiber is …

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Top 10 Health Magazines in India

Introduction

Generally health magazines teach the public about the health issues in simple and clean language. It is no different in India. Most health magazines cover a range of topics that are relevant to the practitioners and public alike. They give valuable inputs to laymen so that they can lead a healthy life. Hence, there are many takers for this in the printing industry. That is why other magazines have devoted some space for printing matter related to health and medicine. Well-known health magazines generally present the viewpoints and suggestions of reputed medical practitioners in various specialties for the consumption of patients, their relatives and the other people in the society. There are magazines that get published in local vernacular languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, etc. Generally, the health magazines in vernacular languages have higher subscription rates when compared to those published in English language. Anyhow, we would be discussing in this article top health magazines published in English language as they have wider audience, including those from across the country and from abroad.

Health Magazines in India

They generally cover a lot of topics that range from personal healthcare to latest advances in medical sciences. They also discuss the implications of these advances from the perspective of the society so that ordinary mortals can easily understand them. They also give well-founded perspective on healthcare available in India for variety of disease conditions that are prevalent in India. They also talk about the best practices available at hospitals to mitigate the sufferings of people. Certain magazines also offer personalized wellness and nutrition information to its customers. You can find a number of quite popular magazines published in local vernacular languages as well.

Top Health Magazines

This listing may change with the passage of time. Again, the parameters used for judging the magazines may differ in each year. Hence, one cannot expect the same order in the list for the next year. We can expect new additions or deletions in the new list. The list is prepared based on the inputs from different stakeholders in the industry. In this article, we would be listing 10 best health magazines that have a large number of subscriptions in India.

1. Complete Wellbeing Magazine

2. Apollo Life Magazine

3. Be Positive Magazine

4. Arogya Mangalam Magazine

5. CIMS Magazine

6. Dental Events Magazine

7. Clinical Dentistry Magazine

8. Clean and Hygiene Review

9. Archives of International Medicine Magazine

10. Ayurvedic Drug Index

Source by Balakrishnan Lekshminarayanan

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Vegetable Nutrition – The Must-Know Facts of Organic Fruits and Vegetables and Healthy Eating

First, let’s clear the way to understanding what organic is:

The discussion that has began long ago, and is now a very hot subject is the one about organic fruits and vegetables. Nutrition is a very wide definition, as well as health and diet, and for some reason, “Organic” seems to be a vague one as well. Let’s begin now with a few basic definitions we all need to know so we can understand the “why” and the “how”, in order to begin and maximize our health.

First of all, we must all understand that there is no definition of the term “Organic” as far a the FDA is concerned. Non was ever issued, and this authority has not much to say when it comes to regulating organic produce sold in stores. Instead, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supervises the national regulations defined by National organic program (NOP), and enforces it according to the guidelines created by it’s members.

The NOP definition of Organic is defined in a long text called “the organic foods production act of 1990”, and in this 21 paged long document one can learn many a great deal about how things are theoretically handled in the U.S. The bottom line is that a state or even a private entity can receive the authority to hand-out “Organic” certification to farm owners that are growing their produce under the NOP regulations.

Officially, if there is an Organic label on the product, it is organic. BUT, if it is a sealed, processed product (notice i don’t call it food…), it is only 95% organic. Does it matter? “what can 5% do to me? I’ve been eating “regular” food all of my life, why should i suddenly go from regular veggies to organic vegetables nutrition based diet???”

The must-know facts of eating organic:

The answer is yes. Organic IS better for us. In fact, it is the only food for us. As i have written in a prior article, the whole definition of “food” has lost it’s original roots that were once planted deep in mother natures heart of soil, and have been re-rotted in a laboratory to achieve best monetary value for the owners of the land.

The real question in hand is our health, happiness and stamina. The basic most important thing we absolutely must remember is that in this day and age organic first of all means AVOIDING. It’s avoiding chemicals we were never formally introduced with except through our stomachs. It is avoiding genetically engineered materials life never intended to create that have already proven to cause many diseases, Cancer being the most famous of them all. It’s avoiding hazardous materials that are used to keep insects away. It’s avoiding risk.

Health is natural. It is the way we are made. We are born with a system that knows how to handle a super wide variety of material. We haven’t began understanding the vastness of this body of ours. Our body is capable of handling more materials at the same time and with minimum energy consumption then all world laboratories put in together. Put in petrol in a car that runs on diesel, and you get trouble. Put in un-natural material in our body, and i think you can guess where I am going with this.

A deeper peep into the complexity of food and organic:

As we have already understood, organic, being more about the NOT then anything else, we can look a bit deeper into the subject, again, not going to far as it is a never ending road. Amongst the many factors that effect the quality of our fruits and vegetables is the soil it grows on. When we read about the nutritional facts of a Tomato, for example, we might learn that a “serving” of a tomato has 15Mg of magnesium in it. We read these definitions every where on any product, yet how do the people that have written it know? the simple fact is they don’t.

there are averages and out-of-date calculations, and many testing regulations, but the matter of fact is that we simple cannot ever know without specifically checking each and every piece of fruit or vegetable in front of us. In order for a tomato to have any magnesium in it, the soil it grew in must be rich enough in it to serve on the tomato. Not enough Magnesium in the soil, not enough magnesium in the tomato. as simple as that (well, a bit more complex than that actually, as there are more factors that help the vegetable to take in the magnesium…).

The point I’m trying to make by giving this sneak peek into the world of food growing, is this:

We can never know100% what is in our food, but we

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