Higher Education Faculty - Land Your First Class




Okay, so you earned your Master's degree or your Ph.D. You desire to teach at a college part time to supplement your full time income and you want to mentor learners. Or maybe you are retired or a stay at home mom or dad and teaching appeals to you. How are you going to land your first contract? As a former Program Director at a college, I often had several hundred current resumes in my file. Most of my faculty hiring decisions were based on personal recommendations from others. Maybe you do not have connections in your area and you are concerned about where to start.

I was in the same boat. I completed my Master's degree because I knew that I wanted to teach someday at a college. Here is how I got my start. I first created a separate education resume that featured more of the mentoring, projects and research that I completed in my industry. I hired someone to help me do this because I worked in a job where I traveled constantly and I also have three children. Time was precious.

Next, I started perusing job boards and submitting applications for advertised adjunct faculty positions. I did not have very many responses, which is typical. Finally, I had an interview set up. This was so exciting. I went to the interview and found out at the interview that the class time conflicted with my schedule. I was disappointed. However, I emailed the Program Director every couple of weeks letting her know that I was still interested. I also emailed her article links on subject matter relating to the classes I could teach. A couple of months of this went by and she called me. I had my first class.

I soon learned that being assigned a class is just the first step. Most colleges have mounds of paperwork to be filled out and training session for new faculty. Find out how and when you will be paid. Adjunct faculty members on average in the industry are typically paid between $800 and $2500 per class. Sometimes this amount may be higher. Be sure to ask. There is little to no job security in teaching part time. Most colleges hire on a per term contract basis. Ask about benefits as well. Some have 401k and even health insurance. Make sure that you fill out everything correctly and attend all training. I treated the trainings and information as the same importance as requirements at my full time job.

Next you will most likely have to create a syllabus for the class. Many colleges have a syllabus template for you to use with the standard policies listed. Put effort into making your syllabus thorough and error free. Often your syllabus could be eight pages or more. Outline your expectations. The more effort you put into preparing your syllabus up front , the less stress you will have throughout the session.

Over-deliver on your first class. Give your WOW factor. Use hands on, integrative teaching styles. Get to know your students. Your desire should be to have students ask for you for the next session.

Once you secure your first contract, it is much easier to find more teaching opportunities. In my second term teaching, I had three classes to teach and then by the third term, I became a Program Director. One of the reasons that I think this happened so quickly is that I made it a point to act like a full time faculty member. I attended meetings and signed up for research and assessment opportunities. I had a voice on campus.

From a program director perspective I have some additional advice for would be adjunct faculty.

1. Begin your part time search with for-profit colleges that offer accelerated programs. These colleges hire often and may be willing to take a chance on a first time instructor. Then consistently follow up. The program chairs and/or program directors are overseeing their programs and often advising students as well. There is very little breathing time, so if you can make it easy for the chair to contact you, it is more likely you will be offered a position.

2. Stay abreast of technology. You should be using Office 2007 and be comfortable in an online environment. Many on ground classes also have an online component. Experience with platforms like ecollege, my campus, and or blackboard may be a big plus for you.

3. Adhere to deadlines regarding grades, student maintenance forms, syllabi, etc.

4. Respond to your students quickly

5. Enjoy your students

6. Be flexible and open to feedback from your Program Chair, students , and other faculty.

7. Contribute positively to the culture.

I feel that teaching at a college is very rewarding. When I teach a night class, I have a hard time falling asleep because I am so energized by the students.

Health Care Reform is Not Healthy




HEALTH CARE REFORM IS NOT HEALTHY!

LET'S CALL IT WHAT IT Is - HEALTH INSURANCE MONEY ALLOCATION AND RE-DISTRICTING

Health insurance premiums are driven by the success or failure of actual health recovery maintenance and the costs required to deliver of service. Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D., of Washington, DC, and editor of the 8th edition of the HPUS,is an internationally renowned medical historian and author of over 30 books and essays, which include: THE DIVIDED LEGACY, a four volume epochal history of medicine, which covers its origins to present day.

"Society today is paying a heavy price in disease and death for the monopoly granted the medical profession in the 1920's. In fact, the situation peculiarly resembles that of the 1830s when physicians relied on bloodletting, mercurial medicines, and quinine, even though knowing them to be intrinsically harmful. And precisely the same arguments were made in defense of these medicines as are employed today, namely, that the benefits outweigh the risks. In truth, the benefits accrue to the physician, while the patient runs the risks."-Harris Coulter, Ph.D., (Divided Legacy Vol 3)

There is no question we need reform in the areas of disease elimination improvements in Health, better delivery of health care when it is needed and health insurance parity. Personally, am all for reform, but let those reforms ring with the clarity of Truth and illuminate our way through the fog obfuscation.

Overall chemo-therapy and radiation are documented to be an absolute failure in the so-called war against cancer. The long-term survival rate of cancer patients using orthodox therapies remains abysmal and the statistical reportage is obfuscated.

Refer to: New England Journal of Medicine, "Progress Against Cancer," May 8, 1986 by John C. Bailar, III and Elaine M. Smith, and a ten-year follow-up "The War on Cancer" which appeared in Lancet, May 18th, 1996, by Michael B. Spoorn. Therein is published in leading medical journals, but they remain as the only therapies and pharmaceutical companies enjoy federal mandate.
Stated simply you cannot poison a sick person well.

HEALTH CARE REFORM is a meme used to numb the mind and sway political process but has little or nothing to do with health and certainly is neither, reform in the ways the public perceives, nor what they dearly need.

Merely by changing who and how much they profit for health services is only a small fraction of the underlying problem and ultimately it's you who pay. Current Congressional debates will not offer true reform of our systemic disease CARE, but strengthen insurance profits and control.

The fruit of the healthcare tree, while certainly abundant, is altogether rotten, because the roots are corrupted by disease. If the Food and Drug Administration which regulates both FOOD and drugs while having far reaching powers that are beyond the Constitution of the United States of America, is powerless to effectuate the genuine change required to modify the so-called health industry.

Nor can the FDA provide the reforms by its far reaching power and control, then how can we expect it to come from mandates from an under educated over lobbied congress?

Give credit where due, the FDA has been effective in causing millions of tones of ground meat and spinach. A little too late perhaps as the FDA has done nothing to stop chemical companies from pouring oceans of deadly toxic, and known carcinogens on our crops.

"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans" ~ Jacques Cousteau

HOW CAN YOU HAVE HEALTH IF WE DON'T HAVE CLEAN WATER AND AIR?

We must stop poisoning our earth with unnecessary toxic chemicals, which leaches out the elements and minerals building blocks of the cells of our bodies, and support and teach the farmers on bio-dynamic farming.

Why is there no respect for and replication of how the Hunzas and several other tribes on earth, wholive to be well over 120, and disease free.

These tribes drink the water which comes off of the slow grinding of the glacier across mountain terrain and gives minute quantities of every element and every mineral. Their cells have
access to all the natural building blocks of life and therefore remain impervious to invasion and disease.

Health and Old Age Places with High Longevity: Hunza Pakistan the area of Hunza in Pakistan which has a high level of longevity. A Guide to Shangri-La: The Leading Longevity Sites on Earth

For Americans and the world at large where the crop land is awash in chemicals the minerals and elements are leached out of the soil and the roots of our food crops are have no way to chelate them so that we can digest them into our bodies.

What follows is a well known symptom called pica, and we are constantly looking for something to eat to satisfy the hunger of the cells and this leads to obesity and disease on a national scale.

There are solutions, but the FOOD administration, has done nothing to listen to, study, implement, nor promote the use of Bio-Dynamic Farming, which is proven to produce greater volumes of crops far healthier and do not poison our water aquifers.

One fairly recent proactive move; the FDA and the FTC have enforced the little known Federal Law under USC Title 21 Part 56, INFORMED CONSENT. This activity is evidenced by the too frequent drug commercials and advertisements. To name one example the anti depressant drug, ABILIFY, is known to cause death and suicide.

To our detriment and demise, the FDA has a tunnel vision partisan perspective and always reactive, rarely proactive when a patient actually dies from using an FDA approved drug, they routinely avoid any blame and state "there is no conclusive evidence to prove it was because of the drug." No drug company is ever charged with a crime and no executives, nor doctors, are criminally charged for manufacturing, nor for prescribing the drugs.

WHY? Because the drugs are FDA approved so it would mean they are culpable.

However, when a substance derived and used by another Healing Art, i.e. Homeopathy, is found to be highly effective in combating and eliminating a disease such as cancer, or reversing the side effects of AIDS, a stroke, or Cystic Fibrosis, to name a few, the FDA routinely states there is no scientific evidence to support the claims moves swiftly to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

We must continue to strengthen the education of the public on sound fundamentals of health maintenance.

We must allow for access and coverage to all branches of the Healing Arts. This is known as the ECLECTIC. The allopathic cartel are not the arbiters of truth, nor have they proven to be honorable stewards, nor have they provided viable solutions where other forms of healing arts have been successful, in some cases thousands of years.

THE PROBLEM

The problem is that over the past 67 years, a Federal Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, created in 1938 as an agency to ensure that Food, Drugs and Cosmetics moving in interstate commerce, were pure, unadulterated, contained what was stated on the label and safe for human consumption.

Over the years the FDA has undergone a metamorphosis and has become a threat to the civil liberties and public health of Americans, as well as added incredibly to the cost of the products it regulates.

The FDA has a long history of using the resources of the agency to conduct Gestapo type raids on medical clinics, terrorizing patients, staff and practitioners, seizing quantities of vitamins, manuals and harmless natural products, issues completely inaccurate, indeed, deliberately mendacious publicity releases slandering practitioners, nutritional products and innovative drugs and has so far departed from the purposes for which it was created as to become a menace to both the public's health and their civil liberties.

Under 80 or more years of Allopathic domination, the standardized American health care system is unable to:

(1)Control the resurgence of Tuberculosis in the country;
(2)Control the rising rate of Cancer deaths;
(3)Control the rising rate of coronary artery deaths;
(4)Lower the infant mortality rate;
(5)Find an effective cure for AIDS.

There are available answers to all these deficiencies, but none of them are embraced in Allopathic Doctrine.

The question presented is, if there is any legal control over this vast agency and any way citizens can take legal action to cause the agency to be brought under control and be forced to comport itself in accordance with the intent of Congress in creating it, and the additional question of whether or not citizens who have been harassed by its Ultra Vires activities may sue for damages or other relief.

If such legal action is possible, is such legal action the best, or the sole means which can or should be employed to bring the agency under control.

A further question may be what or who is responsible for the agency getting out of control and what, if anything, can be done to ensure that the agency does not get out of control in the future and once again become a menace to society.

ANALYSIS

The agency in question, the Food and Drug Administration, is an out of control bureaucracy, undertaking to perform some proper regulatory functions but devoting many of its resources to illicit functions not contained in its enabling legislation and not permissible under the constitution.

The agency [which was] directed by Commissioner David Kessler, M.D, JD, who assumed the position after the enforced resignation of Joe Young, PhD, has done little to change its behavior except put on a fresh face from time to time.

An investigation revealed widespread corruption with many officials, taking large bribes, not to mention every member of Congress who are heavily lobbied by industries it was supposed to regulate, and the entire agency was demoralized and ineffective.

The agency has openly and notoriously formed "partnership" with private trade associations and special interest groups for the purpose of aiding and abetting non-price predation in the health care market.

The agency has lawful jurisdiction over some Foods, Drugs and medical devices which are in interstate commerce and has no jurisdiction over the practice of medicine or other healing professions.

Despite this rather clear distinction, the agency repeatedly attempts to interfere with health care practitioners by means of its enforcement powers and by liaison with state regulatory agencies, and by conducting Gestapo type raids on the offices and clinics of health care practitioners who practice in Schools of Practice other than the Allopathic School and by attempting to suppress the use of techniques of healing and of products for use in health care which are not within its regulatory jurisdiction.

THE BUREAUCRATIC ANTI-COMPETITIVE CAMPAIGN
WHICH POSSIBLY INADVERTENTLY or INTENTIONALLY CREATES GENOCIDE

This claim is born of deliberate suppression of health technologies which are non-toxic, effective and inexpensive; to name only a few in critical areas, these include:

I. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
EDTA Chelation - Adrenal Cortical Extract

II. STROKE PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION
Oxidative Therapies / Hyperbaric Chamber / Ozone
EDTA Chelation
Human Growth Hormone

III. CANCER AND AIDS
IAT, Laetrile, L-Arginine, Black & Yellow Salves, Gerson Therapy, 714-X, Homeotherapeutics, Krebiozen, Essiac, Immunostim, anti-neoplastin, Hoxey, Glixoxide, Revicci Therapies and many others, too numerous to mention here.

THE STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES INVOLVED IN ANTICOMPETITIVE ACTIVITY

California (most active)

Department of Consumer Affairs
State Board of Medicine
State Board of Dental examiners
State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Acupuncture Committee
Food and Drug Branch
Attorney General's Office
San Diego City Attorney's Office

Other States (Generic)
State Board of Medical Examiners
State Board of Dental Examiners
Attorney General's Office

Private Organizations Involved
Pharmaceutical Advertising Council
National Council Against Health Fraud (and affiliated organizations)
National Federation of State Boards of Medical Examiners

Administrative Agencies
NCI - National Cancer Institute
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
NIH - National Institutes of Health

Private Organizations
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute
Mayo Clinic
American College of Allergy
Roswell, et al

In HEALTH UNITED STATES, an annual publication by the federal government, our national death rate from cancer is approximately 2,500,000 people per year and the rate is rising. Assuming a cost of $80,000 to $160,000 per person over the last 20 years, that figure represents $200,000,000 to $370,000,000 per year and 50,000,000 lives, or $4 TRILLION to $7.5 TRILLION dollars funneled from our collective economy into the hands of the medical pharmaceutical cartel. Is it any wonder, then, why we cannot find a cure?

In addition One of the first targeted, the FDA, or "Big Medicine," since the early 1900's, in this country was Dr. Royal Raymond Rife. His powerful evolutionary microscope, capable of shattering cancer cells and viruses with radio frequency vibrations, was destroyed and his books burned by federal authorities and he was imprisoned.

Some other embattled pioneers include, but are certainly not limited to: The healing arts of Ethno botany, Naturopathy Chiropractic and Acupuncture and Chelation, which all met intense resistance and violent opposition by federally protected orthodoxy.

Dietmar Schildwaechter, Ph.D., MD, was invaded in his home office in a militant style by state and federal authorities in the late 1980's for introducing a cure for squamous cell cancer, which was proven in a 20-year study in Germany.

Andrew Ivy, MD, a pillar of the A.M.A., who came back from Germany after participating as a panelist in the Nuremberg war crime trials with a cure for cancer called Krebiozen, had his career shattered.

Bruce Halstead, MD;
Warren Levin, MD;
Vincent Speckhart, MD;
Royal Raymond Rife, MD
Wilhelm Reich, MD;
Jossef Issels, MD; and Max Gerson, MD;
Joseph Gold, MD,
Emmanuel Revici, MD;
Stanislaw Burzynski, MD;
James Privitera, MD;
Ed McCabe, author of Oxygen Therapies, jailed for 547 days; a best selling author.
Hulda Clark, ND;

There too many more which are not listed here. These gifted pioneers brought relief to a suffering humanity and were ruthlessly attacked by medical authorities and scientific dogma. Each paid a high price but distinguished themselves by their courage and resolves to stand up for their convictions, even in the face of overwhelming opposition, loss of license and jail. For a closer look at the inner workings, read: THE CANCER INDUSTRY: the Classic Expose 'on the Cancer Establishment, by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

The FDA regularly approves dangerous, often lethal pharmaceuticals. The side effects of these potentially deadly, or harm causing pharmaceutical drugs can only be fully discovered by wide-spread use. This is despite the average $250-500,000,000 and 15 years to bring these drugs to market, including phase trial tests, trying to prove the elusive "efficacy" requirement of the F.D. &C. Act.

Typically, after one of their highly publicized "wonder" drugs fails, causes death or serious side effects, no FDA official nor PAC member company president, research assistant, corporate official, company doctor, nor testing lab will be subjected to raid, investigation, indictment or jail term.

To the trauma and suffering to the patients and their families and the productive work force, it comes with a hefty price tag.

Both Gaston Naessens and Dietmar Schildwaechter, Ph.D., MD, spent the last 40 years perfecting independent blood tests, which are able to pre diagnose any type of cancer and immune disorders up to two years prior to their onset, with a 1% margin of error. The industrial average false/negative ratio remains extremely high by comparison, yet these new tests are ignored or met with resistance.

THE RELEVANT SERVICE MARKET AND SUBSTITUTABLE ECONOMIC COMPETITORS

The Eclectic Practice of Medicine*

In 1906, Dr. Rolla Thomas completely revised the 1866 teaching manual by John Milton Scudder, and revised it yet again in 1907. This was the culmination of a thirty-year frenzy of published creativity at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the main teaching text at that school until the1930s...the college closed in 1939.

"...it were better for the doctor if he can forget that his patient has typhoid fever, pneumonia, dysentery, or whatever he may have, and study the conditions that are present. This may be wrongs of the circulation, of the nervous system, of the secretions, of digestion, of assimilation, or wrongs of the blood, but whatever the basal lesion, it must be overcome if the patient is to be benefited by medication."

THE MONOPOLIZATION OF MEDICINE

The health care industry during the Progressive Era is well documented in academic studies and can reasonably be accepted as a given here without describing in great detail how or why it occurred. However, it was funded largely by the Rockefeller and Carnegie fortunes and was done to guarantee a dominant place in health care for the products of the petrochemical industry.

The Allopathic School of Medical Practice was picked to become the dominant survivor of the monopolization because it was:

(1) Numerically the largest,

(2) Had no well established system of doctrines which made it antagonistic to the use of a system of therapeutics based on petrochemical therapeutics,

(3) Was represented by a fairly well organized and active Trade Association which was receptive to a take over by the funders,

(4) Urgently needed a large infusion of cash and political influence to stop the growing public acceptance of its economic rivals and competitors,

(5) Had little to offer its members without such an infusion of cash and political influence,

(6) Were headed by a staff which welcomed any help - motivated by absolutely no idealism and almost entirely by avarice, the staff of the AMA was easy to enlist in the monopolization and proved extremely efficient - particularly Morris Fishbein, whose role was pivotal and whose service spanned several decades of the monopolization.

One of the chief monopolization strategies was through take over of medical education and the schools or universities which offered this. There were several hundred which offered a two year course in Allopathic Medicine and granted the M.D. degree, which was the sole credential necessary for practice at that time.

Competitive medical universities operated by Homeopathic and Eclectic interests were fewer, but at least 75 existed - some well established and endowed.

The monopolist could have selected any of these; they were all easy targets, but the Allopathic School of Practice had a void in its therapeutic system which made it ideal for the monopolist and the Homeopathic and Eclectic Schools had therapeutic systems which offered little room for the
incorporation of petrochemical technology.

Many Americans, at least those who could afford to do so, went abroad for their medical education, initially to England or Scotland but eventually to Germany where State supported Universities had better facilities and foreign students who could and would pay tuition to augment the salaries of the faculty were welcomed to the extent that lectures were offered in English as well as German to facilitate and accommodate these foreign scholars.

To a man, the initial faculty of John's Hopkins, the first of the Medical Universities to be established and funded by the monopolists were graduates of German Universities and brought to the University both the medical and the political orientations gained as students at German universities, which they passed on to the students of John's Hopkins, most of whom went out to become the faculties of other American medical colleges and further incorporate both the medical and the political orientations of German universities into the graduates of American Medical Universities funded by the monopolists. Those orientations remain a part of Allopathic medicine in the United States today.

This is primarily important in considering the role of the Allopathic School in genocidal activity, which the German medical profession entered into without protest between 1934 and 1945 under the National Socialist Regime in Germany.

Federal control started in earnest around 1938 with the Pure Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and this became what it is today in 1962 with the Kefauffer Amendments to that Act, which amendments included for the first time, an efficacy requirement which gave the FDA far more power to control both drugs and information about drugs.

The Federal Act was not intended to give the agency any control over the practice of medicine or other health care professions and both its language and many decisions of Federal Courts make that clear. Nevertheless, the agency has made and continues to make increasing excursions into attempts to control the practice of medicine.

Since 1910, a combination of some practitioners and some manufacturers of goods involved in this market has attempted to attain a monopoly in the market to the exclusion of substitutable economic competitors.

Some of the goods in this market, particularly those consisting of synthetic petrochemical pharmaceuticals, are preferentially used by the practitioners involved in the monopolization to the virtual exclusion of other goods.

However, a large amount of the goods involved may be purchased and used by consumers without the recommendation or authorization of health care practitioners and the consumer is free to consult such practitioners or not as he or she sees fit, in most circumstances.

Licensure of health care practitioners is a function of State governments, all of which have a system of examination and licensure of some health care practitioners. There is some variation from state to state in which practitioners are licensed and which are not licensed.

There is universal licensure of physicians and surgeons, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, dentists, chiropractic physicians and there is considerable variation as to the licensure of naturopathic physicians and Oriental medical practitioners (acupuncturists) on a state by state basis.

Despite the state by state variation, all of these practitioners practice in a virtually uniform fashion all have trade associations and specialty societies which are national in scope and all receive fairly standardized training.

Licensure for physicians and surgeons was initially begun around 1890 on a state by state basis at the instigation of the American Medical Association, which is the trade association for the Allopathic School of Medical Practice.

When the process was begun, State Legislatures typically created three separate State Boards of Medical examiners, to examine and license medical practitioners of the Allopathic, Homeopathic and Eclectic Schools of Medical Practice; in many states the Osteopathic School was also given a Board of Examiners.

Initially, the licenses granted to these practitioners was to treat any human disease, disorder or condition by drugs, surgery or any other means and all persons not so licensed were forbidden to undertake such activities for compensation.

Shortly thereafter, other health care practitioners were also given licenses which carried out certain exceptions to the universal licensure of physicians, such as Dentists, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists and eventually, Acupuncturists.

The campaign for licensure carried out by the AMA was for the purpose of attaining for its members an exclusive license to practice health care for compensation and to exclude all substitutable economic competitors from the market.

This was not accomplished as State Legislators usually saw fit to license their economic competitors as well in order to maintain competition in the Relevant Service Market.

The campaign to attain exclusive licensure not having succeeded, the AMA next attempted to bring about a merger between the competitive schools of medical practice; that campaign is ongoing and has succeeded in some states to a degree, although all states continue to license health care practitioners who are substitutable economic competitors to allopathic physicians and have clearly articulated policies encouraging competition between different sorts of health care providers, set forth in state legislation.

The AMA and its component state medical societies, nevertheless, continued with unrelenting efforts to monopolize health care and have been convicted of Antitrust violations repeatedly.

The Federal Trade Commission brought an enforcement action against the AMA and its component societies resulting in information concerning anticompetitive misconduct and subsequently a private enforcement action by 4 chiropractors resulted in further permanent injunctions against anticompetitive misconduct.

The later action, Wilk, et al. v. AMA was based upon a campaign conducted by the AMA through its Department of Investigation and Council Against Quackery "to first contain then eliminate Chiropractic".

During the litigation, the Department of Investigation and the Council Against Quackery were hurriedly disbanded by the AMA and files of these organizations were handed over to a private organization which, funded by the Pharmaceutical Advertising Council, continues the anticompetitive campaigns as an ostensible private organization, which is actually an AMA front organization. Its anticompetitive activities have intensified since the injunctions against the AMA were issued and affirmed.

A large part of the plan of monopolization has been and continues to be the suppression of information about health care providers and modalities which are competitive with those of AMA members.

The AMA initially formed a sub rosa organization, the "Health Information Control Council" which had members from several bureaucratic regulatory agencies as members. This was also broken up during the Wilk litigation.

As a part of the Wilk litigation, the Court held that calling a licensed competitor a Quack would constitute an antitrust offense; since that time the AMA front organization has substituted the word "fraud" for "quack" in its anticompetitive campaigns which increasingly are undertaken with State and Federal bureaucrats into whose "hidden agendas" the achievement of monopoly by the AMA and standardization of therapeutics fit extremely well.

During the past 25 years, most of the monopoly activity of this AMA front organization has been with bureaucrats and third party payees, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which are both private insurers and pay agents for governmental programs such as Medicare.

In these situations, these "insurance companies" do not function in their traditional roles as casualty insurers, but rather as cost-plus contract pay agents and, in this role, their activities neatly interface with both the AMA's monopolization efforts and the "hidden bureaucratic agendas" of regulatory agencies.

It is this combination of the AMA, acting through a front organization, the "insurance" companies who are not insuring but acting as cost-plus contract pay agents and the regulatory agencies involved in a "hidden agenda" which in combination, are bringing about and attempting to bring about the monopoly in health care which the AMA has been engaged in creating since 1890.

This combination has already succeeded in dangerously decreasing the quality of goods and services and astronomically increasing their price in the Relevant Service and Goods Market.

This has been accomplished by bureaucratic activity which is directly violative of the clearly articulated policies of the States and has as its purpose both increasing such costs and decreasing the quality of goods and services, and although it is state action, it is not such state action as is protected from Antitrust scrutiny by the State Action Exemption to the Antitrust Laws.

RESOURCE READING

A FEW OF THE MANY AVAILABLE

Thoma Szasz, Ph.D.

Books by Harris Coulter
[1994] Empiricism vs. Rationalism in Medicine by Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.

Childhood Vaccinations and Juvenile-Onset (Type-1) Diabetes by Harris Coulter, Ph.D

Vaccination and Social Violence by Harris Coulter, Ph.D

Vaccination and Violent Crime by Harris Coulter, Ph.D

Critique of government funded studies--Harris Coulter Ph.D.

SIDS and Seizures by Harris L. Coulter, PhD

Do Vaccines Cause Cot Deaths?---Harris L. Coulter (1996)

An Italian Study Finding Biochemical Markers of Vaccine Damage 1996, Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.
Books

1972, Homeopathic Medicine

1975, Divided Legacy (Volume I): The Patterns Emerge: Hippocrates to Paracelsus

1977, Divided Legacy (Volume II): The Origins of Modern Western Medicine: J. B. Van Helmont to Claude Bernard

1981, Homeopathic Science and Modern Medicine

1982, Divided Legacy (Volume III): The Conflict Between Homeopathy and the American Medical Association: Science and Ethics in American Medicine 1800-1910

1986, A Shot in the Dark, ISBN 089529463x ---Harris Coulter & Barbara Loe Fisher

1987, AIDS & Syphilis -- The Hidden Link

1990, Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality ISBN 1556430841---Harris Coulter
Medical historian Harris Coulter presents evidence to show that disabilities caused by vaccines are often "disguised" under different names: autism, dyslexia, learning disability, epilepsy, mental retardation, hyperactivity & minimal brain dysfunction. Up to 25% of American schoolchildren suffer from "development disabilities". A classic.

'...It is the thesis of this remarkable book that early vaccinations can result in mild cases of sub-clinical encephalitis which, in turn, may well be responsible -- at least in part -- for the increase in autism, hyperactivity, dyslexia, sociopathy, and developmental disabilities, a rise that roughly coincides with the initiation of infant vaccinations. Coulter suggests further linkages to the increase in adolescent crime and suicide, and the decline in SAT scores.' Stanley Kripner, AHP, January 1993.

1990, The Controlled Clinical Trial: an Analysis

1994, Divided Legacy (Volume IV): Twentieth-Century Medicine, The Bacteriological Era"




HEALTH CARE REFORM

HEALTH INSURANCE

HEALTH CARE TAX

HEALTH CARE DEBATE

The Evidence For Fish Oil Health Benefits - How Does it Stack Up?




Many thousands of people are enthusiastic users of fish oil supplements. There is no shortage of testimonials to the changes they have experienced.

They believe in the products they are taking, but what is the real evidence for fish oil health benefits. Let's look at some of the claims for fish oil.

It is said to be good for:-

  • Heart health

  • Cholesterol reduction

  • cognitive faculties

  • Joint health

  • Skin and hair health


It is even claimed that omega-3 can help to prevent or fight cancer and diabetes. Is there any evidence for these claims.Well, yes and no. The problem is that we are dealing with scientists here. Put two of them in a room together and you get three opinions.

You can make a name for yourself by coming up with a theory but it is easier to challenge someone else's.

So it is just a question of piling up the evidence on both sides and seeing who has the most votes. And the evidence is piling up fast.

The benefits of omega-3 for heart health have long been accepted. The American Heart Association believes that it is good for those with or without a history of heart disease.

It is also recommended for those who need to reduce cholesterol or triglycerides. This is beneficial for the heart and for some other conditions.

It is also accepted that fish oil helps to repair or maintain the joints. It is said to ease inflammation and discomfort in some types of arthritis.

But users have also reported improvements in their mental faculties. Memory, concentration, mood and even balance have been boosted.

These claims have been more likely to be challenged by the scientific community. Until recently that is.

More and more studies have been bearing out what users have said, and even going further.

There has recently been shown to be a link between depression and reduced levels of omega-3 in the brain.

Some have even suggested that this can also contribute to dyslexia, hyperactivity and even a tendency towards violence.

A study is now being set up at an American university into whether fish oil could be a factor in preventing child bipolar disorder.

Far from being dismissed, the effects of fish oil on the brain is becoming one of the most heavily researched areas.

Those who question fish oil's health benefits are in danger of being overwhelmed by the weight of evidence.

What You Need to Know About Online Learning for Allied HealthProfessionals




The health care industry is rapidly changing, and is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for professionals in this field will grow by more than 36% over the next few years. Because of the rapid growth of this field, those interested in earning degrees in Allied Health have also changed. Not everyone is pursuing a career in an Allied Health field right out of high school; now students may also be mature, employed individuals who have complex family responsibilities. Or perhaps they live or work some distance from the colleges and universities where they'd like to study.

It's becoming harder than ever to advance your career while managing your already full life. Luckily, online learning has stepped in to fill this gap. Colleges, Community Colleges and Vocational and Technical School are all addressing these changing needs by using advanced technologies such as the Internet to help student earn their degrees. This enables institutions to reach beyond the traditional classrooms to deliver an education to students located in different, non-centralized locations.

So how, exactly, does one learn online? The various tools used for online education include the following:

o E-mail. Course papers and draft materials may be sent, commented on, and returned as attached documents.

o Listservs: This is a one-to-many communication exchange. People subscribe to listservs based on discussion topics that interest them.

o Discussion Groups. These groups are retained in a specified area on the Internet. You must go to the discussion group to post your comments and read and reply to the comments of others. All the comments can be viewed easily and in sequence.

o Chat Rooms. Chat is synchronous communication as the participants are online at the same time talking to each other.

o Streaming Video. Entire lectures can be delivered using streaming video technology.

o Desktop Videoconferencing. With a small camera mounted on top of the computer, students and faculty members are able to see and talk with each other using desktop videoconferencing software.

o Web Sites. Components of or the entire course content can be delivered through the creation of a Web site.

When deciding to take online courses, other factors must be considered. What you need to participate in online classes varies with the sophistication of the tools used by the course instructor. Sending and receiving e-mail, participating in discussion groups, and viewing online syllabi require fairly simple technology. You need a computer with a modem and Internet access. Video streaming and desktop video conferencing require additional software and systems. It is important to investigate any technology issues in your area before undertaking a course. Access to the campus bookstore and library is critical, and journal articles must be available online.

Some advantages of distance learning are:

o Student-Centered versus Instructor-Directed Learning. Students take an active role in their own learning experience.

o Flexibility. Students may work at their own computers on a weekend or the middle of the night, not having to worry about library hours or driving in bad weather.

o Accessibility. Geographic proximity or time constraints do not prohibit students from utilizing these courses.

o Student Interaction Increases. Students not only listen and take notes, but they also pose ideas to and ask questions of the instructor as well as other students in discussion groups.

o Collaboration and Team Problem Solving. Using asynchronous and synchronous communication tools, students can work together on projects much more easily.

o Increased Sharing of Knowledge. In the traditional classroom, the instructor is the primary source of information. In distance learning, students have a greater opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, allowing the members of the group to learn from each other.

o Immediate Access to Updated Material. Any material or announcements that have been changed can be distributed instantly.

o Developing Technology Skills. Students are learning technology skills that they can apply later in their work setting.

Some important factors should be considered when deciding if online learning is right for you. While it has been shown that students can learn course content online as well as in the traditional classroom setting, less information is available on socialization issues related to those working in health care. Happily, careful selection of clinical settings for experience, on-site preceptors, requirements for certain on-campus experiences, and group attendance of students and faculty members at regional or national meetings are some methods used to assist socialization.

When selecting your educational program, you should clearly define your goals for your educational experiences. If you want a degree from a particular institution but do not want to move or travel there, you need to explore the online opportunities offered. You need to remember that it is not an either/or proposition. You may be able to combine traditional classroom-based courses with online learning for selected courses to optimize your overall educational program.

Online learning is being used by more and more educational institutions to provide both degrees and continuing education. As noted above, the world is changing and so is the way we deliver health care education. Online education has opened a world of opportunities to students and faculty members.

Use Yoga to Improve Your Health and Well Being




From its Indian origins as far back as 4000 years ago, yoga has been continually practised but it is only in the present century that its use has become more widespread. Yoga has an effect on the whole person,combining the physical, mental and spiritual sides. The word 'yoga' is derived from a Sanskrit word that means 'yoke' or 'union' and thus reflects on the practises of yoga being total in effect. For many hundreds of years in India, only a select few, such as philosophers and like-minded people with their disciples followed the way of life that yoga dictated. The leaders were known as 'yogis' and it was they who taught their followers by passing on their accumulated knowledge. These small groups of people dwelt in caves or woods, or sometimes a yogi would live like a hermit. Yoga has had quite far reaching effects over many hundreds of years in India.

The basics of yoga were defined by a yogi called Patanjali who lived about 300BC. He was a very well respected teacher and commanded great influence at that time and his classification is one that is used now. He established the fact of yoga being separated into eight different parts. The first two concern a person's lifestyle, which should be serene with the days spent in contemplation, study, maintaining cleanliness and living very simply and at peace with others. Anything that involves avarice or greed or is harmful to others has to be avoided. The third and fourth parts are concerned with physical matters and list a number of exercises that are designed to promote peace and infuse energy into both the mind and the body. The remaining four sections are concerned with the advancement of a person's soul or spirit and mental faculties by being able to isolate himself or herself from outside worries and normal life, contemplation and broadening mental faculties with the ultimate knowledge known as somadhi. Mentally, this is a complete change that gives final realisation of existence. Much more recently, yoga became available in India to everyone, in complete contrast to centuries ago.

Nowadays, the practice of yoga is not restricted to India alone, with millions of people worldwide being followers. There are five different types of yoga: raja, jnana, karma, bakti and hatha. It is this last system that is known in the west and it involves the use of exercises and positions. The other methods concentrate on matters, such as control over the mind, appreciation and intelligence or a morally correct way of life. These other methods are regarded as being of equal importance by the person completely committed to yoga as a way of life. Many people have little or no spiritual feeling. However, the basic belief in yoga is the importance of mental attitudes in establishing the physical from exercise.

In yoga it is believed that the body's essence of life (prana), is contained in the breath. Through a change in the way of breathing there can be a beneficial effect on the general health. If a person is in a heightened, emotional condition, or similar state, this will have an effect on the breathing. Therefore, if the breathing is controlled or altered, this should promote joint feelings of peace or calm, both mentally and emotionally. There is a variety of exercises and each promotes different types of breathing, such as the rib cage, shoulder and diaphragm. Some of the movements and stances in use were originally devised from the observations of animals, since they appeared to be adept at relaxation and moved with minimum effort. These stances which are maintained for one two minutes, aim to increase freedom of movement and make the person aware of the various parts of the body and any stress that may be present. It is not intended that they be physically tiring or that the person should 'show off' in front of others. The aim is to concentrate on self knowledge.

It is recommended to follow some simple rules when practising yoga. First use a fully qualified therapist and practise daily if at all possible. It is always best that yoga is undertaken before mealtimes but if this is not possible then three hours must elapse after a large meal or one hour after a light meal. Comfortable clothes are essential and a folded blanket or thick rug should be placed on the ground as the base. Before commencing yoga have a bath or shower and repeat this afterwards to gain the maximum benefit. If the bladder or bowels are full it is not advisable to do yoga. Should the person have been outside on a hot or sunny day it is not recommended that yoga is practised straight afterwards, as feelings of sickness or dizziness may occur.

Yoga is believed to be of benefit to anyone, providing that they possess determination and patience. If a person has certain physical limitations then these must be taken into account with regard to their expectation but there is no age barrier. If you suffer from stress or disorder in your lives, teachers believe that you are in greater need of harmony and peace. Yoga was used in the main to encourage health in the physical and mental states and thereby act as a preventative therapy. Tension or stress was one of the main disorders for which it was used but nowadays it has been used for differing disorders hypertension, bronchitis, back pain, headaches, asthma, heart disorders, premenstrual tension and an acid stomach. Trials have also been conducted to assess its potential in treating some illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and depression experienced after childbirth. Since the effects of tension are often shown by the tightening and contraction of muscles, the stretching exercises that are performed in yoga are able to release it. Also, being aware of each muscle as it is stretched encourages the person to mentally lose any stress or problems with which they have been beset. Suppleness is developed by the exercises through the use of the bending and twisting actions. This will help to maintain healthy joints, particularly for those people who lead inactive lives.

There should be no strain felt and after practise some or all of them can be done in order. As mentioned previously, it is best to check with a qualified therapist if the person is an expectant mother, suffers from hypertension, is overweight or is having their monthly period.

I have already mentioned that yoga has been used to treat some illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and if a person has such a severe disorder, then a highly skilled and experienced therapist is essential. Since this form of yoga, known as therapeutic yoga, is new there is a limited number of suitably experienced therapists available. For those who wish to use yoga to maintain mental and physical health, joining a class with an instructor is perhaps the best way to proceed, so the exercises are performed correctly and any lapses in concentration can be corrected. These classes last usually in the region of an hour and are separated into sessions for beginners and those who are more proficient. Proficiency and progress are achieved by frequent practice, which can be done at home between lessons.

Most doctors now regard yoga as a type of exercise that is of benefit, although a few will recommend that patients refer to yoga practitioners. However, if a specific disorder is to be treated, it is very important that the ailment should first be seen by a doctor.

An Insight on Nursing Health Care Education Programs




The current picture of health care industry in the United States is telling a whole new and different story. The country is severely facing a moderate shortage of well educated and experienced nurses. As per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and if this shortage continues to grow then in the next few years the number of nurses needed within the workforce will reach approximately 2.8 million. Though, there are many reasons for this, but one of the most important factors that have pulled the attention of many health care experts is the lack of nursing educators to teach new nurses. No doubt the ratio of nursing schools has increased in the last few years, but many of them are facing a serious problem in finding qualified faculty. In fact, over the last few years, the demand of nurse educators in the United States has increased phenomenally.

Today making career as a nurse educator is emerging as one of the most demanding professions in the health care industry. Working as a nurse educator allows you to play an essential role in strengthening the nursing workforce. The most interesting feature of this profession is that it allows you to share your experiences with new nursing students. Besides this, you could also enjoy the options to work with the most recent cutting-edge technologies or research. As a nurse educator, you could be the key personnel playing an important role in overcoming the problem of shortage of nurses affecting your community. Today as a potential student, if you are looking forward to making career as a nursing educator, there are several colleges that offer Nursing Health Care Education programs. Campus based and Online Health Care Education Programs are available that even allow you to continue working while pursing this degree. With online classes, you as a student can work or study course, whatever convenient to you.

The key benefit of these education programs is it can help you update your knowledge in curriculum development. Even though, you have no background or experience in higher education, the program may help you in developing a well defined foundation for the faculty role. Moreover, by combining your current professional expertise with the knowledge of teaching, assessment, the program design can help you in enhancing your role as a health care educator. Adding to this, the coursework can also provide you the foundation of knowledge of new applications that are basically used in nursing practice. Today as nurses are considered to be the vertebral column of the healthcare system, one cannot ignore the important role of a nurse educator. As a nurse educator, you could be the key person to mold student nurses into more confident and skilled nurses. Consequently, Health Care Education program is definitely one of the few programs that are vital to the interests of the healthcare industry.

Lost Faculties of Self-Healing and Empowering Choices in CurrentHealthcare




The zebra fish, it appears, has a remarkable ability to regenerate its own tissue, and other animals and amphibians are known also to be able to grow new limbs and heal wounds and illness naturally.

This phenomenon of the natural world is being studied by scientists who believe that through stem cell research they can help the human body to heal heart, liver and other disorders quickly and easily, like the zebra fish. What, they admit, they do not know is if humans had this inbuilt capacity for regeneration once and have lost it, or if it is a gift we never had.

For me the answer is not in doubt. Just as once we had the capacity to bilocate and travel interdimensionally, to move between being in body and being pure Spirit effortlessly, so our bodies kept themselves in perfect condition; this is why some people lived for hundreds of years at a time. It did not apply to everybody, only to those whose souls were wide awake and who understood the importance of being in total balance and connectedness with all that is.

The hope was that all humans would learn to achieve this state of being from the example that was given to them, but instead men and women became more and more separated from the Source and caught up in the limitations of the world of materialism: the inbuilt mechanisms for self-healing and psychic expansion withered through non-use, which is where we find ourselves today.

Until we are able to regenerate these faculties through finding that state of pure beingness, which is our greatest challenge as humans in this lifetime, we can go a long way to helping our bodies to heal naturally. Good healers can achieve a lot for us, but we can help ourselves through conscious awareness of our relationship with our food and drink - its quantity, quality, complexity and how far it nurtures and balances us - and with all the planetary kingdoms on Earth.

Until we cease our separation, our physical limitations and vulnerabilities will continue. Science may help, but it will not resolve the core issue of our relationship with ourselves as well as with the totality of all that is.

Meanwhile the polarised debate in England about the future of the National Health Service is, at its heart, about power and control.

The British government intends to eliminate layers of bureaucracy and a system of centralised direction, replacing it with one whereby the patient and his/her doctor chooses what, how and whence any necessary care is provided, and budgets are managed locally. The plans have aroused huge opposition from unions, opposition politicians and many medical bodies most of which have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo whereby jobs are saved, positions of visible authority are preserved, GPs have little autonomy, and the individual has minimal say over his or her health treatment.

The present situation reminds me of certain long-established religions where members are expected to communicate with their God directly through appointed representatives, often a priestly hierarchy, and where rituals of belief, action and conformity are required. This is power and control visibly in action and the same template can be fitted perfectly onto the British Health Service, and probably many medical systems throughout the world.

I welcome freedom of choice, thought and deed in every situation and while I recognise that the proposed changes to a costly, cumbersome system have their risks, I applaud the opportunities they will bring to simplify and modernise and, most importantly, to empower people and to return a sense of local community to health care.


Claire Montanaro is a skilled and sought after spiritual teacher, speaker, lecturer and author, with a reputation for inspiring and empowering her clients, students and audience. Based in Wales, her heartfelt desire is to assist people to actualise their total connectedness to all that is. Additionally, she offers a global philosophy for living and being in the new age for all seekers of truth. Seven simple yet intensely profound Principles form the core of her teaching, the practice of which embodies the New Consciousness and is a catalyst for One-ness.

How To Efficiently Lose Weight, Build A Better Body And Attain AndMaintain Optimal Health-Forever!




Know Who You Are!

Now that I have your attention, I just merely want to communicate a very simple, yet still confusing 'solution' to all that you ever wanted to achieve with regards to your health, fitness, physique and wellbeing. And that is...the more we know and understand about ourselves and our bodies, the more rapidly we will realize permanent and perfectly appropriate results. Information is everywhere and in abundance, but the truth is always unfailingly the truth! We must take control of our lives and our destiny and we can do this through the exploration and exposure of resonating, realistic facts. There is no magic bullet, no quick fix...there is only you and truth and the truth is and always has been right under your nose. The more you know, the more you know! Now my friends, if you don't already know, learn and apply!

How Things Really Work!

Dynamics...defined as the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion and equilibrium of systems under the action of force or forces. In exercise, dynamics are specifically all of the applied mechanics to a particular movement and or movements such as, the sets, repetitions, angles, speed, velocity, resistance, position, plane of gravity and so on... And of all the training variables (dynamics) associated with strength development, there isn't a more important or less specifically understood element than the repetition or repetitions. Perhaps the most significant factor in a personalized program of strength exercise is the number of repetitions performed per set. The specific reason is solely related to our muscle fiber type.

Muscle Fiber Types? What Are They?

So, you ask...what is a muscle fiber type? Well without getting too in-depth, here is the short version. All of our muscles are distinctively composed of Type 1 and Type 2 muscle fibers. Type 1 muscle fibers are frequently referred to as slow twitch, while Type 2 muscle fibers are commonly called fast twitch. And Type 1 fibers are characterized by being smaller in size, facilitating less force faculty and having a better endurance capacity. Of the two, they are the dominant muscle fibers in endurance activities such as marathon running, swimming and cycling. Type 2 fibers are characterized by being bigger, having a grater force faculty and less endurance capacity. They are the dominant muscle fibers in power activities such as weight training, throwing, sprinting, jumping and moving.

Explicitly and chiefly due to physiological differences, Type 1 fibers fatigue much more slowly and will complete more repetitions within a given resistance structure. On the other hand, Type 2 fibers fatigue more quickly and will inevitably complete fewer repetitions.

Test One (Research Study Example)

A point to ponder...in a research test study, particularly the results in which 88 men and women performed as many repetitions as possible with about 75 percent of their maximum resistance. Specifically, all of the subjects were tested for the maximum weight/resistance load they could perform one time on the nautilus 10-Degree Chest machine. After a five-minute rest, they completed as many repetitions as possible with 75 percent of their maximum weight load.

The greater portion of the participants (group one) performed between 9 and 15 repetitions. This group represented normal individuals with a relatively even mix of Type 1 and Type 2 muscle fibers. A second group completed slightly more reps, about 11+ and these were excellent power athletes (sprinters, jumpers) who typically have a higher percentage of Type 1 (low endurance) muscle fibers. And only a few of the subjects (group three) completed more than 15 reps, these are outstanding endurance athletes (marathoners, triathletes) who typically possess a higher percentage of Type 1 (high endurance) muscle fibers.

Consequently, it appears that individuals who have an equal mix of Type 1 and Type 2 muscle fibers more than likely would obtain optimal results by training at about 10 reps per set. It would also appear that individuals who have predominately Type 2 muscle fibers would likely obtain optimal results by training with fewer reps per set. Equally, individuals with preponderantly Type 1 muscle fibers should optimally train with more reps per set to achieve maximum results.

Test Two (Research Study Example)

Observationally, this study was supported by a follow-up test study in which the median-endurance athletes trained with nine to 11 reps per set, the low-endurance athletes trained with six to eight reps per set, and the high-endurance athletes trained with 12-14 reps per set. All of the athletes made similar improvements in muscular strength after eight weeks of training with a personalized repetition protocol. These results indicate that predominantly Type 2 muscles respond well to low-repetition training. Type 1 muscles respond well to high-repetition training and evenly mixed muscles respond best to mid-repetition training.

This is not to say that muscles specifically in and of themselves are conscious of the number of reps that are completed, or of any of the applied dynamics for that matter. The crucible to muscular performance and fatigue is the direct, correlative liaison between time and force. All in all, you can produce a high level of muscular force for a relatively short period of time and a low level of muscular force for a relatively long duration of time. Nevertheless, to stimulate strength development, you should emphatically only train your muscles contained by the anaerobic energy system. This system supplies great amounts of energy for up to 90 seconds of high output movement.

Training Principles

To achieve optimal strength results, the recommended is that you use enough resistance to fatigue your muscles within a30-90 second duration. Principally as a rule, individuals with primarily Type 2 muscle fibers should train in the region of 30-50 seconds per set. Utilizing the six second per rep rule (two seconds lifting and four seconds lowering), with the prime focus being the negative. This would consist of between five to eight reps.

Persons with predominantly Type 1 muscles should train about 70-90 seconds per set. At six seconds per repetition, this represents about 12-15 repetitions. Persons with an even mix of muscle fibers should train about 50-70 seconds per set. At six seconds per repetition, this represents about 8-12 repetitions.

Because more people possess a relatively even mix of muscle fibers, a 50 to 70- seconds bout of strength exercise is an excellent training recommendation.

If you choose to train in a slowed manner, completing 14-second repetitions (10 seconds lifting and four seconds lowering), you should use enough resistance to complete four to five repetitions. In this manner, the muscles again reach fatigue within the 50 to 70-second anaerobic range.

Training for Specificity

Depending upon the type of activity you are undertaking, you may want to adjust your training accordingly. To determine the optimum number of reps for a particular muscle group, such as the quadriceps, follow this procedure:

i. Perform 10 squats with relatively light weight.

ii. After a two-minute rest, perform five squats with a moderate weight.

iii. After a two-minute rest, perform one squat with a reasonably heavy weight.

Proceed in this mode until you determine the heaviest load you can perform once with the execution of proper technique. This is your maximum weight load.

Subsequent to about a five minute break, perform as many leg extensions that you can possibly can endure with 75 percent of your maximum weight load. This represents the approximate number of repetitions you should perform in this movement. For example, If you finish a total six repetitions, you in all probability have a notably higher percentage of Type 2 muscle fibers and should probably train with about six to eight repetitions per set. Antithetically, if you complete 12 or more repetitions, you more than likely have a higher percentage of Type 1 muscle fibers and should for greater results train at about 11-16 reps per set.

Through the course of applicational trial and error, it has been determined that the best strength outcomes are more consistently achieved when you correlate your training reps to your muscle fiber type. Although muscle fiber type may vary somewhat among muscle groups, we have found this factor to be relatively consistent in most people. And in doing so, I have been able to provide consistent results to my clients over the years.

But with that said, I have also discovered that too many fitness trainers do not recognize or understand this unconditional and vital aspect of designing an appropriate program for their diverse client profiles, and so subsequently these trainers usually lose a good deal of their clients prematurely.

Despite whatever muscle fiber type or types you possess, the key to maximum strength development is accomplished by way of high-output, peak-intensive, anaerobic exercise. The resistance should be sufficient to fatigue the target muscle group within 30-90 seconds of movement. This is best accomplished with a double progressive training system using a protocol of 8 to 12 reps. Begin by selecting a resistance that fatigues the target muscle roughly within 8-10 reps, then train with this resistance habitually until you can complete 12 repetitions with relative ease. After you have adapted to that stimulus, add 2.5 to five pounds and progress in the same manner until you can perform 12 reps with the new resistance. Through identically training in the optimum repetition range with your particular muscle type and by systematically escalating the repetition count and the resistance; safe, sound, solid and progressive movement toward your ultimate strength potential will be realized, not to mention if weight loss, fat loss or a leaner, sleeker, more healthier you is your objective, than this knowledge is crucial.

Now obviously this is not the absolute 'solution' to the entire global state of obesity, depression, degenerative disorders or any of slew of religious indifferences, political positions or posturing, economical states or climatic conditions, but where the acquisition of fitness results is concerned, understanding your muscle fiber type/s and training specifically for personal benefit is truly a giant leap for mankind!

Mental Fitness - Subtle Mental Faculties - Insight, Intuition,Inspiration




Vision of a material goal in life differs widely with each person according to our desires, needs, emotional and mental expectations and our experiences.

But the spiritual goal remains the same for us all, not only by the fact that we share our inevitable physical demise but by the common urge within us all to know the ultimate purpose of our existence.

Individual life is only totally satisfying when we understand our own nature and our place in the scheme of things. So 'Know thyself !' remains a classical directive to assist us in the art of living.

In regard to observing and understanding our personal behavior it is perhaps easy enough as each of us tends to be fascinated by ourselves and even our personal habits may charm us, even though proving irritating to others. We find it more comfortable to excuse ourselves and smile in self-indulgence rather than to apply self-censure. Consequently we all have much to learn about ourselves.

Knowing ourselves implies that we have insight into our psychological make up, are aware of our physical, emotional and mental skills and talents that enable us to live a life of action. This would seem simple enough, but for the complex and changing factors both external and within our nature as we mature. We need clear insight into our personality so that our self image is truthful as well as aspiring towards self improvement. We need to feel comfortable with the picture we have of ourselves.

However, beyond the personality there exists the matter of the soul. We need to be able to relate to ourselves as a soul in order to make contact with the inner wisdom at the core of our being. It is here that we turn for inner guidance to our most superior sense, that of 'intuition'.

We also need inspiration to encourage us. We need confirmation that our choices are correct - that our decisions are reasonable, that our circumstances and relationships are progressing favorably. We need inspiration to create a joyful life or to recreate our lives if we find that we are unhappy. Generally inspiration is sparked when we love life and enjoy our own special work choice and have opportunity to demonstrate our special skills and total mental fitness.

In the art of living we all need the assistance of these internal, special faculties - insight, intuition and inspiration. They are consciously accessed by turning our mind inward in states of contemplation, relaxation and meditation.


Sally Janssen is an writer and educator who from an early age trained in dual professions as both a naturopath and yoga teacher. She earned recognition as an exceptional exponent of Hatha Yoga and natural health therapist and gained an international reputation for her skills and her wisdom in Raja Yoga, the training of the mind.

At a time when Yoga was generally known only as an oriental system, she pioneered this new profession in the West, helping to found the International Yoga Teachers' Association headquartered in Sydney and that established guidelines for professional teachers. As its President, she represented the Association both teaching and training teachers in Australia, New Zealand, England, Brazil, Switzerland, and India.

Her special teaching methods included yoga teaching for children in a system designed to be complementary to traditional academic schooling - extending beyond physical health education to include mental fitness. As well as establishing private studios at St Ives, NSW, and in Nedlands and Gingin Western Australia, she has contributed through television, lecturing and written articles as well as participating in international forums.

Mental Fitness - Subtle Mental Faculties - Insight, Intuition,Inspiration




Vision of a material goal in life differs widely with each person according to our desires, needs, emotional and mental expectations and our experiences.

But the spiritual goal remains the same for us all, not only by the fact that we share our inevitable physical demise but by the common urge within us all to know the ultimate purpose of our existence.

Individual life is only totally satisfying when we understand our own nature and our place in the scheme of things. So 'Know thyself !' remains a classical directive to assist us in the art of living.

In regard to observing and understanding our personal behavior it is perhaps easy enough as each of us tends to be fascinated by ourselves and even our personal habits may charm us, even though proving irritating to others. We find it more comfortable to excuse ourselves and smile in self-indulgence rather than to apply self-censure. Consequently we all have much to learn about ourselves.

Knowing ourselves implies that we have insight into our psychological make up, are aware of our physical, emotional and mental skills and talents that enable us to live a life of action. This would seem simple enough, but for the complex and changing factors both external and within our nature as we mature. We need clear insight into our personality so that our self image is truthful as well as aspiring towards self improvement. We need to feel comfortable with the picture we have of ourselves.

However, beyond the personality there exists the matter of the soul. We need to be able to relate to ourselves as a soul in order to make contact with the inner wisdom at the core of our being. It is here that we turn for inner guidance to our most superior sense, that of 'intuition'.

We also need inspiration to encourage us. We need confirmation that our choices are correct - that our decisions are reasonable, that our circumstances and relationships are progressing favorably. We need inspiration to create a joyful life or to recreate our lives if we find that we are unhappy. Generally inspiration is sparked when we love life and enjoy our own special work choice and have opportunity to demonstrate our special skills and total mental fitness.

In the art of living we all need the assistance of these internal, special faculties - insight, intuition and inspiration. They are consciously accessed by turning our mind inward in states of contemplation, relaxation and meditation.


Sally Janssen is an writer and educator who from an early age trained in dual professions as both a naturopath and yoga teacher. She earned recognition as an exceptional exponent of Hatha Yoga and natural health therapist and gained an international reputation for her skills and her wisdom in Raja Yoga, the training of the mind.

At a time when Yoga was generally known only as an oriental system, she pioneered this new profession in the West, helping to found the International Yoga Teachers' Association headquartered in Sydney and that established guidelines for professional teachers. As its President, she represented the Association both teaching and training teachers in Australia, New Zealand, England, Brazil, Switzerland, and India.

Her special teaching methods included yoga teaching for children in a system designed to be complementary to traditional academic schooling - extending beyond physical health education to include mental fitness. As well as establishing private studios at St Ives, NSW, and in Nedlands and Gingin Western Australia, she has contributed through television, lecturing and written articles as well as participating in international forums.

Health Fitness Guide - Imagination, the Workhorse of the Mind




"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein

Your imagination is perhaps the most important aspect when trying to achieve a fitness goal. It really is literally the workroom of the mind where all your plans are fashioned. All great discoveries, inventions or accomplishments started in the imagination.

How can the imagination help you become more fit? First, there are two types of imagination; synthetic and creative. Through synthetic imagination you can rearrange or combine existing concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This facility creates nothing, it merely rearranges existing ideas into new patterns. This type of imagination is used mostly by inventors.

The creative imagination is the faculty through with "hunches" and "inspirations" are derived. All basic or new ideas are generated through this type. It works through the conscious mind when powered by a strong, burning desire. The more it's used, the stronger its abilities become.

In most people this faculty has become weak and underpowered though it does not disappear completely. Like any skill, it must be practiced on a regular basis to grow stronger.

Mostly you'll use the synthetic imagination to reach your fitness goals. Transformation of your burning desires for fitness into real-world results requires the use of a plan, a set of step-by-step ordered actions to reach your fitness goal. These plans are formed with the help of the synthetic imagination.

Once you have used your imagination to bring forth a set of detailed plans based upon your fitness desires, you've given concrete, physical form to your non-physical desires. Remember that the moment you transform your non-physical desires into a set of written, details plans, you've actually taken the first step enabling you to convert your thoughts into their physical counterparts.

And once you get an idea or thought in your head centering around a fitness goal powered by a burning desire, it becomes larger and more powerful under its own power. You give life and action to them and they take on a power of their own to sweep away all obstacles between you and your goal.

Ideas powered by the imagination are an unseen force that will drive you to the successful conclusion of your fitness goals.

Health Programs Have Played an Important Role Human Life



Health programs are designed for all the individuals to improve their living conditions, to combine health education, health care, health promotion, prevention of disease and social services. The Health programs play a significant role in every human's life. With respect to Health programs that appointment system is also designed so that the medicine, veterinary medicine, other clinical credential would be practiced easily. But this is allowed to only those individuals who have a valid license to practice medicines. This faculty appointment system is also designed for those individuals, so that the individual get the most adequate and appropriate treatment.

A school health insurance program is an included set of sequential, planned, activities, school affiliated strategies and all other services which are designed so that the optimal emotional, educational development, social and physical is promoted. The program is decided by the local community which is based on the needs of community, requirements, standards and resources. This program is organized by the team of a experts and is also responsible for the quality of program and effectiveness to the community. In more than 60 countries, health programs work. Other local partners and responsive projects of fund are collaborated by this program. Some of the countries which public health programs work in are Africa, China, Central Asia and the Middle East. To make sure that the civil society has the skills, information and capacity to hold government, these public health insurance programs works. Where stigma leaves citizens socially excluded, there public health problems are intensified. Today the health crisis's global nature requires a good commitment at international and national levels. The responses which are innovative such as malaria, tuberculosis and the global fund to fight aids have been laid concrete on the way for solutions which include the civil society participation. It is significant to assure so that they benefit the public, as resources and commitments has been increased. In assuring the government, independent and strong citizens play a great role for which all the health programs, health care institutions are held responsible to the groups for which they all are designed to serve.

When Health Is Not Enough: How To Engage Your Emotions!



In everyday conversing about Health, we clearly understand Health to mean Physical Health, because only Physical Health is measured and expressed by scientific consensus. Nevertheless Physical Health is not only just a fractional aspect of the Well-being of an Individual, symptoms of Illness are commonly the final exposition of a an earlier event that caused a disturbance in the body's Energy Field. This is an essential consideration in the realm of Preventive-care, or Sustainable Health where effectiveness is proportional to its earlier detection. Consequently, what is now called "Preventive-care" does not mean forestalling Illness per se, as it is limited to analyzing Physical Health and therefore should be more aptly termed "early Symptoms detection". In order to preempt disease and keep the Individual healthy, we need to extend our Health Analysis to all its 6 elements:

  • Physical Health

  • Mental Health

  • Emotional Health

  • Spiritual Health

  • Social Health

  • Intellectual Health


We have already analyzed the first 2 elements: Physical Health (When Healthy Is Not Enough: Discover The 6 Elements You Can't Be Missing!), and Mental Health (When Healthy Is Not Enough: How To Engage Your Emotions!) Now the question is: How is Emotional Health different from Mental Health, are they not both the same? At least many dictionaries define Emotional and Mental Health as the same thing, and in everyday parlance both terms are - wrongly - used interchangeably.

Emotional versus Mental Health Even though the dictionaries are missing the distinction in definition, the significant difference evolves when we define the terms emotions and mind.. Emotion roots in the French word for move or excite, implying that emotions are spontaneous and ever-changing. Emotions are the person-specific non-conscious reactions to a situation that may result in feelings, such as anger, joy, sadness, love or hate. Expressed emotions typically include crying, yelling, laughing, shouting, trembling, stumbling or even fainting. In contrast, Mind can be defined as: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; The terms are also distinctive in our daily lives and how we are perceived in society. We can say: I changed my mind, while saying: I changed my emotions, doesn't make sense, because emotions happen, they are not made. Many definitions purport that Emotions are part of Mental Health while the opposite does not apply. However, in the context of assessment of the Whole Health of a person, the Holistic Health, we have to analyze Emotions as a separate element. It is well known that Emotions may have a profound effect on the Individual's Mental Health and eventually manifest in Physical Illness.

For example, my own father was, what people call a very emotional person. He showed frequent outbursts of extreme anger to a degree that it threatened his job. Aware and afraid of the situation, he stifled his emotions. But stifling didn't change his choleric nature and he eventually came down with a massive heart attack from which he never recovered. He was never diagnosed with a Mental Health problem, but he clearly had an Emotional problem with Anger Management. It follows that Emotions can also have a positive effect on the Individual's Well-being. A Lady Doctor friend of mine contracted a very aggressive form of Leukemia and her chances of survival were very low. But she has a personality characterized by very positive emotions, always laughing and charming with great charisma. During a lecture she fainted and was brought to the ICU, but before her colleges could rush to the site, she had disappeared. This happened many times for many years and today she is still alive - as a medical miracle. But she had such positive Emotions that beckoned to everyone: I absolutely refuse to give up!

This example portrays that one can change mood simply by changing the thinking. The brain controls both mood and thoughts so it makes sense that what one thinks about can change emotions. Nevertheless, this is not the whole picture, for that we have to consider the other elements that play a role, such as Spiritual Health which will be analyzed in the article: When Healthy Is Not Enough: Unleash The Power Of Belief!


Heinz R Gisel has built start-up laser and medical devices companies, spearheaded novel medical therapies and created global markets where non existed While being fascinated by challenges to turn technology into Health solutions, he realized that the current paradigm of "Symptoms fixing' is flawed, and Health-care needs to start at the cellular level long before symptoms occur. His unrelenting innovator spirit is now at work in creating awareness for his patent pending VitalityXress®: a Predictive Health Information System, which "measures" how Healthy you are and shows how you can boost and sustain Vitality at Peak level for life - naturally. He is an author, radio host and public speaker on many health technology, business and quality of life topics. His recent Book: "In Foodture We Trust", unveils how America has become the sickest Nation on Earth - and the way it can escape out of it.

Proficiency of Health Care Informatics Faculty



Health care informatics faculty or faculty for medical informatics is a key-person in courses such as Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Healthcare Informatics, Certificate in Medical Informatics or Degree in Health care Informatics. How the faculty of medical informatics differs from rest of the lecturers is because of having two extensive domains' knowledge -medical or healthcare and information technology. There are several courses as offered by institutes, universities and colleges about computers in medical field that require medical domain expert with knowledge of computers as lecturer or faculty.

The purpose of these courses is to teach various computer applications those are used in medical field. Also, the learners are taught with computer languages such as HTML, C#, JAVA, XML in order to develop software for health care or medical purpose. Examples for such software include HIS (Hospital Information System), NIS (Nursing Information System), LIS (Laboratory Information System), and RIS (Radiology Information System) etc. Qualified healthcare informatics diploma graduate, known as medical informatics functional consultant, would play a crucial role in developing medical software.

The faculty for medical information technology (MIT) possesses sound knowledge of hospital workflow as he is experienced in the field of health care. Knowing the workflow of the hospital or health care center (such as OPD, IPD, Operation Theatre etc.) is one of the modules taught in medical informatics course. This is to introduce the hospital or health care environment to non-medical persons attending the course. Unless the enthusiast does not know about how patient is tackled, it is difficult to build any health care system. The faculty is expected to have knowledge about computer languages such as C#, JAVA, HTML, and XML etc. in addition to medical standards such as HL7, DICOM and SNOMED-CT and ICD.

The faculty of health care information system has experience in teaching people from all walks of life without any difficulties. The medium of instruction is English and the lecturer is well versed with MS PowerPoint and other computer applications used as effective teaching tools. Such faculties are available on contract basis or many computer institutes or colleges may prefer to employ them on a full time basis.

Medical informatics course faculty is also expected to assist in laboratory where the students are exposed to various computer applications used in medical field. Electronic Health Records (EHR), Personal Health Record (PHR) and Hospital Information System (HIS) are few of the examples generally practiced in MIT lab.

Debates in advantages of having car



There have been so many debates in the importance of having a car. Some people who are pro about having car say that having car is important especially for those people who need to be mobile for their work. People who do not agree about this, such as SEO Specialist, or any other people who spend most of their time in the office or even home office, say that having car is not important for people’s life because it is something that will cost you a lot of money to buy gas and to maintain the car. If I am about to put a side about those two matters, I will have some kind of difficulties in choosing which one should I choose. However, by looking at the advantages of having a car, I come into my conclusion that I should choose side with the people who believe that having car is an essential for their life. My reason is that by having a car, it is not only the matter of our job, but it is also for the sake of our family. It is true that when we have a car, we will be able to go anywhere we want to go, which means that it will allow us to get as many costumers as possible. By having many customers, we will get so much profit.

For some people who think that having a car is an expensive thing to do and money wasting, I am sure that they have not known about the term Roadloans. The term road loan refers to a kind of loan that is designed to help people who want to get their own car by using loan method. This kind of loan will lend you some money for you if you want to buy your own car. Many people, who did not have their own car, use this kind of method, now have their own car and use their car not only for the sake of their work and job but also for the sake of their family needs. If you are interested in knowing more about roadloans, you can just check the information that is given in the internet. There, in the internet, you will be able to find a lot of information about how to apply for a road loan and you might also find some applications for your iPhone which let you monitor the amount of money that you need to spend every month for the road loan payment.

Health: Mental Fitness



To avoid being ourselves a part of the general social problem of mental health, we each must follow a personal mental fitness programme just as we follow our physical health programme. In this way we can anticipate a comfortable future for ourselves and contribute to a healthier society in general.

Many people have to learn to adjust to physical disabilities and physical disease and often can still lead relatively comfortable lives but mental diseases are even more difficult. They have a powerful negative effect upon our total well-being as well as upon everybody around us and frequently one patient will require several helpers. Without mental health life can become unbearable.

We know that there are certain habits and practices which will give us good physical health but how do we know what to do to keep ourselves mentally healthy? Where can we learn to follow a mental health programme?

Mental Health Rules

If the rules and requirements for physical health and fitness are well known to be associated with hygiene, posture, nutrition, pure water, exercise, relaxation, sleep and rest, sunshine, fresh air and the need for a clean, natural environment, it seems reasonable that we can follow the same principles regarding our minds. And if we apply these rules with the same enthusiasm we give to physical fitness, we can surely expect good results to follow.

So to maintain mental health we need a clear, uncluttered mind, positive attitudes, nourishing or enriching thoughts and ideas, ample exercise to keep our minds strong and flexible, sufficient rest and sleep for restoration of our mental energies and a wholesome mental environment.

Our mental environment is as important for our minds as the physical environment is for our bodies. Our minds can only thrive in surroundings which are congenial and free of disturbing and negative thoughts and influences.

Basically then, the rules when defined, are seen to be simple, requiring only a degree of self discipline in order to put them into effect. The key to success is in the application of the principles. Then we can expect to retain our intelligent grasp on life, keep our full mental faculties unimpaired and retain a joy in living to the end of our days.

We may see others exercising for physical health and admire what they are doing but we will never know the benefits they feel until we follow suit and do the same. We each must make our own effort and this is just the same regarding mental fitness. Those who are getting good results are already following the mental health rules.

Concept Of Mental Health

To motivate us we have to have a concept to inspire us. So, just as we know how we feel when our body is in a healthy state, we need to consider what constitutes an ideal healthy mental state. These signs of good mental function and expression are recognized in a person who has balance and stability, mental strength, rationality, self-confidence, will power, vitality, mental creativity, compassion, developed talents, generosity, fearlessness, love and kindness. We refer to the ideal when we are assessing our own qualities.

Our general concept also anticipates that such a person would be cheerful rather than morose, calm instead of confused, ethical and law abiding, truthful, fair minded and self controlled. Perhaps, we would also naturally anticipate that such an individual would have a good sense of humour as well as a capacity for logical thought and common sense. They would also possess a degree of self confidence which would allow them to feel secure and therefore kindly disposed towards others rather than expressing defensive behaviour and negative traits of personality.

Any healthy minded person is intelligent and creative with a keen intellect, capable of generating new thoughts and expressing a wholesome enthusiasm for life. This latter quality is perhaps of most importance. But we need to build up a clear picture of our own as to what we are aiming for in our efforts to achieve and maintain mental health.

Above all, we wish to live untroubled and at peace within the inner world of our own mind.

Thoughts And Feelings Are Entwined

The human psyche however, is a blend of both thinking and feeling. Our nature comprises a partnership or co-operation between emotions and thought. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the difference between thought and feeling when they are blended, or even confused. But they are certainly aspects of our nature which function on different planes. Sometimes thought and feeling run parallel, sometimes not. For instance we can have happy thoughts and entertain similar joyful feelings or can have pleasant thoughts yet can experience a feeling of foreboding. Our happiest moments however, come from a positive and harmonious blending of both aspects of our psyche. So we must be sure that our thoughts and our feelings work together.

We require discipline and self-control to establish physical health and we require application of the same when we are ensuring the health of our emotional state. As our emotions have a strong influence upon our thinking we must remain positive to ensure that negative emotions have no chance to endanger the plans our mind sets for our life goals. Rather, we depend upon our strong and happy emotions to give impetus to those goals.

There is no point in spending mental energy for a cause only to have its success undermined wayward emotions. And equally it is not satisfactory to have strong positive emotions seeking expression but that are denied by our own fear or negative thinking.

Mind Must Master The Emotions

Following the natural fluctuations and difficulties between thoughts and emotions experienced in adolescence, it is fundamental to our character and well being that in maturity, our thoughts assume the responsibility of leadership over our emotions. So when conflicts arise, as can often occur, the mind can be responsible for employing the emotions in such a way as to result in happy, positive outcomes.

The mind must assume the powerful role of benign Director of our lives, encouraging our best emotions and subduing the negative. This is the starting point for mental fitness. Good teamwork between a positive mind and balanced emotions results in an ideal state to undertake mental fitness disciplines, just as a physical fitness exercise programme is a pleasant experience when the body is willing. Conflict between mind and emotions generally results in indecision, depression or in emotional storms which temporarily damage any determined intent of the mind.

Most psychological tensions are based on this disparity between what our mind aims for and what our emotions desire. They must become co-operatively harnessed to a single purpose or at least oriented in the same direction.

Get to know your emotional moods and energy and learn to be happy and to expand your capacity to experience positive emotions, the greatest of which is love. But let your emotional nature be directed under the leadership of your thought.

Just Follow The Rules

Once we know the role of the mind and its natural duty is to direct our emotions, we can accept the responsibility and feel confident that we can cope with any of our own rebellious moods and emotions. We are then free to follow the mental health rules: We need to keep a clear, uncluttered mind; maintain positive optimistic attitudes; entertain enriching thoughts and ideas; give exercise to our minds to keep them both strong and flexible; ensure we have sufficient rest and sleep for restoration of our mental energies; and provide ourselves with a wholesome mental environment.

Become Free Of Stress

Stress is said to be the most common symptom of mental disease. It is difficult to avoid exaggerated responses and to remain un-phased by extremes in others and remain calm and rational at all times. A person who can do so earns our admiration and we should try to follow instead of reacting quickly according to our old habits.

Negative moods and conditions of stress and tension in others cause us to react quickly as stress is infectious unless we keep a hold on our responses just as we have to learn to handle our own stress to avoid affecting others in a negative way.

We all experience minor symptoms of mental disturbance or anxiety on occasion and it is best that we learn to deal with stressful situations as they arise.

There are many ways to deal with stress - from learning the art of relaxation and meditation, yoga, tai-chi , taking up a hobby or a sport, deep breathing, herbal tonics and supplements, therapeutic massage and so on. But remember to be kind to yourself and be sure that you are caring for yourself as you should, enjoying a natural lifestyle of your choice, developing your inherent talents and creating a life which is according to your own plan. Then you will be so happy that there is no room for inner stress.

If you should suffer anxiety which is not due to obvious factors, it may be advisable to seek the counsel of a professional psychologist who can help you to regain perspective or advise you appropriately.

Stress is just another way of saying something is wrong in our lives, whether it is within ourselves, our circumstances or in regard to wrong decisions and choices. Each of us inwardly holds the key to what is causing our unhappiness. Each of us has the capacity to correct what is wrong if we are honest with ourselves and are prepared to make changes.

The simplest way of relieving nervous tension is by practising relaxation and meditation, But there are many simple and natural ways of relieving stress through self-help methods.

It is important that you avoid taking drugs or medication for stress unless you are under the care of a psychiatrist.