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Health and Becoming Healthy

Knowing and achieving our natural state to enable success

Health is togetherness

This is the story about what ails us, what makes us well and describes what health really is. To know health, we have to know about illness yet strive not so much to be healthy but to live in a manner that is healthy by creating the conditions for health and happiness for all.

Ill health is caused by a lack of education, a lack of knowledge, a lack of access to adequate food, water and shelter perpetrated by another level of ignorance and greed resulting from self centredness and belief. In other words, illness for the most part is caused by our fellow humans who have

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Hemorrhoids

Facts, causes and treatments

Hemorrhoids or haemorrhoids are more commonly known as piles, they are swollen, enlarged, prolapsed and/or inflamed blood vessels occurring inside or outside the anal cavity. They are very common and while some people may not notice them, they cause many people a great deal of discomfort along with rectal bleeding. Some people find haemorrhoids painful when going about ones daily business in activities such as walking and preclude people for sports and exercise.

Internal haemorrhoids may only become apparent due to discomfort and/or bleeding when passing stools although they can also protrude as an external haemorrhoid.

External haemorrhoids are usually seen as protruding lumps or bumps located around the entrance to

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Yoga and Health

Yoga Asana Series

The technology of being human

The word Yoga means ‘the perfected state of universal oneness or spiritual completion’ but it’s also used to describe the activities, the exercises leading to that state.

Beginning with the physical, the first aspect of yoga is asana comprising all the physical exercises. These exercises condition the body creating freedom of movement, improved muscle tone and overall balance within one’s physical structure.

Yoga asana are designed to exercise every muscle in the body so that the muscles are contracted, twisted, squeezed and relaxed to push out toxins and then the muscles are relaxed. By twisting the torso, the internal organs are also gently affected so that the circulation of energy and

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Carpal Tunnel

A repetitive stress injury

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Carpal tunnel is an inflammation most often occurring in the wrists, arms and shoulders due to prolonged periods of consistent short movements such as typing, drawing, product assembly and other workplace activities. Typically the body is in a state of semi-rest and the activity is confined to the arms and shoulders. Due to this regular activity that is unsupported by the rest of the body, the heart rate is more restful and circulation inadequate to supply the nutrients or remove toxins from the affected ligaments and tendons.

The real preventative measure is to limit the time spent at such activities and engage more in activities where

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Vaccine Safety Trials

Direct comparison KIGGS study

“I’ve been saying for sometime now that there are no long term double blind placebo based studies on vaccine safety. I’ve been saying that no studies have compared the long term health of vaccinated children to the long term health of unvaccinated children.

The one thing pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine people agree on, is that this type of study would settle the debate once and for all and it’s really frustrating that the CDC refuse to conduct such a study.

Well I was wrong.

There is an ongoing study in Germany that compares the long term health of 17,641 vaccinated children with that of 15,320 unvaccinated children.

The study shows that vaccinated children are:

Twice as likely

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Okinawan Diet

A diet for health and longevity

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Residents on the small Japanese island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu archipelago south of mainland Japan live longer on average than many other cultural groups and some say they are the longest lived people with lifespans of 100 – 115 years of age common and many well documented studies have been made to support this claim.

In addition to a longer life, there are fewer incidences of the diseases that plague the Western world such as heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Scientists are so impressed that they generally agree that by adopting an Okinawan style diet, it is possible to retard or

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Islamophobia

And does it affect one’s health?

The term “Islamophobia” is defined as “an unfounded hostility towards Islam and Muslims”, yet what is called the religion of Islam demands of its followers that they enslave or kill every non Muslim. Therefore Islamophobia is an instinctive response to survive.

There is another quote “as we think, so we become.” This means that whatever we think and whatever we believe will have some consequences. For instance, the person who thinks that they are unworthy is unlikely to become successful in life. Yet the person who believes that they are ‘right’ can be successful regardless of the cost to people around them.

Humanity today is at crisis point. In most countries there is a

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Why Meditation?

A foundational practise

Most people understand that activities go better with some planning and while some things that occur spontaneously can be brilliant, some can go horribly wrong. Meditation grounds us in a reality that leads to a harmonious life and success.

Whatever we do, we want to be successful but sometimes the best planning and our most sincere actions don’t always result in success. But if we look at some of the people who meditate, they range from executives within the world’s most successful companies to ordinary people who want to achieve the best out of life.

Many meditators say that meditation is actually instinctive and this is borne out by the fact that usually before we commence any

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Politics and Health

Medicine is an experimental science

Health care as with every aspect of humanity is controlled and affected by Politics and Money. The politicians decide what health care we have access to, how much it will cost, and of course where there is money and power, we also get conspiracies.

Throughout history humanity has been structured with either leaders and followers or rulers and subjects, but what about democracy?

You may live in what you consider a democracy where you can vote for your government representative, but amongst millions, your vote means little and in many democracies governments are elected to rule with a very small percentage of the populations vote and for those who voted for other than the ruling

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Global Health Spending

Recycling money away from real need

Washington, DC. Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.9% growth from 2012 to 2013, the year-over-year increase falls short of the rapid rates seen over the previous decade, according to new research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington being published online in a web first edition on April 8 by Health Affairs.

Health care costs keep escalating and everyone expects more from the health care dollar, but is this reasonable? The total world spending on health in 2003 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) was 10.2 percent of

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