Saturday, March 24, 2012

The 99% Declaration Delegate CandidatesHelene Zemel

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

GeneWize Body Genius Weight Management Program

New Discovery Turns Fat Genes into Lean Genes

Did you know that genetic susceptibility to weight gain is associated with certain biochemical pathways which are connected to certain genes which effect fatty acid breakdown, fatty acid synthesis, cholesterol synthesis, fatty acid transport, and sterol synthesis. The good news is that these weight-control genes can be modulated with certain specific dietary ingredients.

New GeneWize Body Genius™ has scientifically tested ingredients that shift gene expression in your favor. 100% safe and natural ingredients proven to reduce belly fat, body weight, body mass index (BMI),and help burn fat and curb calories include Apple Extract, Vitamin C, Acerola Cherry, Camu Camu Extract, Green Tea, and Yerba Mate. In an independent study, of 87 participants, reported in the Journal of Oleo Science volume 59, using the key proprietary ingredients in the GeneWize Body Genius™ Night formula, a significant decrease in belly fat, body weight, BMI and waist circumference was shown.

Eat Right. Exercise. Modulate your Genes.

By modulating the genes that affect metabolism, fat absorption and oxidation, you have an edge that’s not been available until now. Affordably priced at $59 for a 30 day supply, give yourself today’s GeneWize Genius approach to healthy weight management. All Genewize products carry a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. For more information visit:

Monday, October 4, 2010

AmeriPlan October Special - Half Price Dental & Medical Memberships

Although there have been some reforms to the U.S. healthcare system, most of the major changes will not take place until 2014. In the meantime, if you are one of the many Americans with inadequate or no dental or medical insurance, a discount dental or medical plan can help you save money on needed doctor and dental visits, prescription medications, lab tests and imaging studies, vision care, chiropractic, and ancillary services such as physical therapy, hearing aids, diabetic supplies, and more.

Our popular Total Health plan also has a hospital advocacy program which can help to substantially reduce those exorbitant hospital charges. If you have health insurance, but would like to reduce your costs, consider combining a discount health plan with a high deductible medical plan.

To help families save even more on their medical costs during these difficult financial times, AmeriPlan, the nation’s premier discount dental and medical benefits company, is having a big membership sale from now through October 31, 2010. All dental and health plans are ½ price for the first 3 months of membership during this October Special. In addition, AmeriPlan has made it even easier to join by waiving the registration fee.

AmeriPlan has been in business for 18 years and is a member in good standing of the Consumer Health Alliance, the National Association of Dental Plans, and the BBB.
Here are our prices:

Individual Dental Plus was $14.95 a month NOW ONLY $7.48 a month. Our Individual Dental Plus plan includes deep discounts on all dental services plus savings on prescriptions, vision, and chiropractic care for the single individual. Discounted services include orthodontia, cosmetic surgery, and Lasik eye surgery which are usually not covered by most insurance plans.

Household Dental Plus was $19.95 a month NOW ONLY $9.98 a month. Our Household Dental Plus plan includes deep discounts on all dental services plus savings on prescriptions, vision, and chiropractic care for all members of a household.

Total Health was $39.95 a month NOW ONLY $19.98 a month. Our Total Health plan provides your entire household with valuable protection and includes everything in the Dental Plus plan above plus discounts on physician fees, laboratory procedures, imaging services, nurseline, mental health services, physical therapy, diabetic supplies, podiatry, plus our hospital advocacy program.

Our New Platinum Plus plan was $50.00 a month and NOW ONLY $25.00 a month. Platinum Plus provides all of the services of our Household Dental Plus plan plus our new ID SecureNet Plus program. AmeriPlan ID SecureNet Plus includes ID Theft Protection, National Child ID, Family Legal Plan, Roadside Assistance and Financial Services.

Learn more about our different health care options at Also, check out our new ID SecureNet Plus program and enjoy discounts on legal services, roadside assistance, financial services including credit repair and debt relief, ID theft protection, and a National Child ID. To join AmeriPlan and start receiving these valuable benefits for your family visit: or call 888-357-1768.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

GeneWize Introduces LifeMap YGLT™ - Nutrition and Skin Care for Teens

GeneWize’s new product line, YGLT™ (You’re Gonna Love This) is now available for order. Formulated in consultation with a pediatrician and expert on teen nutrition and skin care and our scientific staff, the YGLT™ products provide evidence-based, targeted nutrition for ages 11 – 17.

LifeMap YGLT™ Nutrition

LifeMap YGLT™ “Good Stuff for Your Body” Nutrition for Teens offers your 11-17 year olds a simple way to get the nutrition their bodies need to stay healthy, have the necessary building blocks to promote strong bone growth, enjoy clear pimple and acne free skin, and helps support academic and athletic performance.

LifeMap YGLT™ Nutrition by GeneWize contains vitamins, minerals, fruit extracts including the superfruits, antioxidants and bioactive compounds that enhance cellular function at the DNA level.
LifeMap YGLT™ Nutrition:

  • Contains the equivalent of 4 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables.

  • Includes superfruits acai, mangosteen, goji, blueberry, and other important fruit and vegetable extracts high in ORAC (antioxidant) value.

  • Includes Vitamins A, B, C, D and K along with essential minerals including calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium to help build strong bones and healthy internal structures.

  • Ingredient effectiveness has been validated by independent third-party research.

LifeMap YGLT™ Anti-Acne Serum

Finally, clear skin without harsh chemicals. The harsh chemicals in most anti-acne products can actually dry and damage the skin. LifeMap YGLT™ serum has the four most powerful all-natural and organic active ingredients available, along with other organic compounds that are designed to reduce the incidence of acne, minimize its effect, and promote healthy, clear skin. LifeMap YGLT™ can help teenagers and adults get rid of acne and pimples and feel more confident in the process.

LifeMap YGLT™ Skin Clearing Therapy:

  • Is natural and organic and 100% safe.

  • Contains the most effective, all natural "acne-active" ingredients available

  • Penetrates deep into pores to help clear acne fast

  • Provides key skin nutrients, vitamins & minerals

Please note that although the LifeMap YGLT™ nutritional supplements are designed and targeted for teens, the Skin Clearing Serum can be used by both teens and adults. Both products come with a 30 day guarantee.

For more information and/or to order visit

Monday, February 1, 2010

AmeriPlan Valentine's Special - Half Price Dental & Medical Memberships

With Valentines Day just around the corner, AmeriPlan, the discount dental and medical benefits company has a sweetheart deal for you this month. All dental and health plans are ½ price for the first year of membership. In addition, AmeriPlan has made it even easier to join by reducing the one-time only registration fee to ½ price.

If you are one of the many Americans with inadequate or no dental or medical insurance, a discount dental or medical plan can help you save money on needed doctor and dental visits, prescription medications, lab tests, vision care, chiropractic, and ancillary services such as hearing aids, diabetic supplies, and more. Our medical plans have a hospital advocacy program which can help to substantially reduce those exorbitant hospital charges.

AmeriPlan has been in business for 17 years and is a member in good standing of the Consumer Health Alliance, the National Association of Dental Plans, and the BBB.

To help out uninsured and underinsured Americans during these tough financial times, AmeriPlan is offering a special half price sale. Just sign up for one of our discount dental or medical plans on or before 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time February26, 2010, and pay half price for your benefit package for one full year plus ½ price on your one-time only enrollment fee.

Here are our prices:

Basic Wellness was $14.95 a month NOW ONLY $7.48 a month

Single Dental Plus was $14.95 a month NOW ONLY $7.48 a month

Household Dental Plus was $19.95 a month NOW ONLY $9.98 a month

Total Health was $39.95 a month NOW ONLY $19.98 a month

Learn more about our different health care options at Also, check out our new SecureNet program and enjoy discounts on legal services, roadside assistance, financial services including credit repair and debt relief, ID theft protection, and a National Child ID. To join AmeriPlan and start receiving these valuable benefits for your family visit: or call 888-357-1768.

Monday, September 28, 2009

AmeriPlan Launches SecureNet Roadside Assistance, Legal Services, ID Theft Protection, Credit Repair & More

On September 15, 2009, AmeriPlan, the premier discount medical and dental benefits company launched the new AmeriPlan SecureNet program. This program includes ID Theft Protection, National Child ID, a Family Legal Plan, Roadside Assistance plus Financial Services.

In these uncertain financial times, many families have faced credit problems, legal problems, and even bankruptcy. ID theft affects almost 10 million Americans annually and over 800,000 children are reported missing each year. We have all experienced the frustration of an unexpected automobile breakdown or being locked out of our car or perhaps running out of gas.

With this in mind, AmeriPlan created the new SecureNet program. Affordable at only $24.95 per month, SecureNet provides Roadside Assistance, Identity Theft Assistance, a National Child ID Kit, a Family Legal Plan, and Financial Services to help provide security to our member families.

Identity Theft Protection

ID theft is the fastest growing crime in America and over 10 million Americans are affected annually. With SecureNet, you receive 24/7/365 days a year monitoring of your Social Security Number. Should your identity be breached, AmeriPlan provides $25,000 in theft reimbursement insurance coverage, notifies banks and other agencies, places credit alerts with all 3 credit bureau, provides an identity restoration specialist to provide a plan of action, and more.

National Child ID

It is a fact that 800,000 Children are reported missing each year, yet less than 10% of American families have a sample of their child’s fingerprints. When you become a SecureNet member, you will receive a Free Child ID kit which includes an inkless fingerprint card, a DNA cheek swab collection envelope, and an ID wallet card. Additional kits are available at a discount. Our child ID kit is endorsed by the National Child Identification Program and was developed in partnership with the FBI.

Family Legal Plan

Many US households will face a legal problem this year. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring an attorney can be quite costly. With AmeriPlan SecureNet, members have access to a nationwide network of high-quality attorneys as well as free and pre-negotiated services. Free services include preparation of a simple will, phone and office consultations, contract and document review, and assistance in solving problems with government programs such as welfare or INS. Our plan also offers deeply discounted services for such matters as divorce, traffic ticket defense, personal real estate closing, chapter 7 bankruptcy and regular incorporation. Click here to see a table of cost savings.

RoadSide Assistance

Locked out? Need a tow? Out of gas? Our roadside service can provide peace of mind when traveling either alone or with your family. We have contracted with 35,000 reputable service providers across the U.S. Should you need roadside service, our $75 sign-n-drive service includes towing, battery jump start, flat tire assistance, fuel delivery, and lockout service. If your car needs additional servicing, as a member you can take advantage of our pre-negotiated discounted rates.

Financial Services

During this economic recession, many families will face financial difficulties which will effect their credit scores, financial solvency, and even their ability to keep their homes. AmeriPlan SecureNet provides bankruptcy counseling, foreclosure avoidance counseling, and financial education through an extensive library of financial resources. SecureNet also provides low cost credit repair and debt relief services.

For more information on AmeriPlan SecureNet call 1-888-357-1768 or visit:

Monday, September 21, 2009

GeneWize Launches LifeMap Me™ DNA Customized Skin Repair Serum

On September 16th, GeneWize Life Sciences launched LifeMap Me (made exclusively) DNA Skin Repair Serum. This “one of a kind” skin repair serum is made exclusively for each customer based on an analysis of key genes that effect skin firmness and wrinkling. Clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines; improve skin tone; and optimize elasticity and firmness; the serum is suitable for women; men; and all skin types.

Due to aging and environmental stresses, our skin is subject to collagen breakdown, photo aging from the sun, skin wrinkling, skin slacking, mild irritation and damage from environmental pollutants. Some of us are more subject to wrinkling, collagen breakdown, and environmental damage to our skin than others due to SNPs in genes that influence skin health. SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms account for the variations that make us different from one another. Since our genes control the enzymes that our bodies produce, research has proven that various vitamins and supplements that influence enzymatic activity can compensate for these small genetic variations. For more information on the science behind the GeneWize products see my article: The Science Behind GeneWize LifeMap™ Nutrition.

LifeMap Me™ is made up of 100% natural, active ingredients with no artificial preservatives, parabens, or petroleum and uses a liposomal delivery system to penetrate the active ingredients deep into the skin for maximum efficacy. This liposomal delivery system is similar to the technology used in patches used to deliver medication. Based on your GeneWize DNA Assessment, SNPActive™ ingredients are added to the formulation to compensate for the genetic variations that influence skin health.

LifeMap Me™ has been scientifically proven, through third party validated double blind test studies, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve skin tone, elasticity and firmness. GeneLink, the GeneWize parent company, completed a double blind, randomized, controlled test on human subjects of the efficacy and anti-wrinkle effects of the specific skin-care regimen versus placebo. Test subjects were given either a placebo skin care formula or the GeneWize formulation. “The purpose of this study was to determine if skin care products, "custom made" for various individuals using information from their individual DNA Skin Aging skin health profile, would show improved performance over individuals similarly tested but who had been given placebo creams in which the custom SNPActive™ ingredients had been left out.” Results were seen after just 14 days of treatment. After 8 weeks of treatment using the genetically guided formula,70% of participants reported the reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and increased skin firmness. Read more about these studies at:

The LifeMap Me DNA Customized Skin Repair Serum is now available for sale. A one month supply of the skin repair serum is just $129. When you sign up for an autoshipment, your DNA assessment is free. Learn how to receive discounts and even receive your product for free as a GeneWize distributor. To order visit:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Take Charge of Your Health Care Carnival - September 15, 2009

Welcome to the September 15, 2009 edition of take charge of your health care.

I have been closely following the health care reform negotiations here in the United States. I am hoping that President Obama holds strong and does not sign a health reform plan without a strong public option to keep down the escalating health care costs. Even better would be a single payer system or “Medicare for all.” I don’t know why so many people on the right are fighting this. I am sure that these same people use our interstate highways, send their children to public schools, will accept social security and Medicare when they reach 65, and use other government services. Some on the right worry about the cost of this program, but a single payer system would be the most cost effective method and assure health care access to all citizens and legal residents. Certainly allowing for profit health insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical companies to hold our country hostage will do nothing to contain costs. Our government has plenty of money to fight 2 wars which should never have been started. It is a question of priorities. Let’s spend a small part of this money on the health and welfare of Americans. You will find some good articles this month on health care reform.

Another timely topic that has been addressed in this Carnival is the H1N1 flu pandemic. We have some articles on the possible dangers of a flu vaccine which has not been adequately tested. Is the H1N1 “much ado about nothing?” The best way to fight the flu is to keep your immune system strong and use some good common sense hygiene. Our nutrition and fitness section will give you some good guidelines for staying healthy this Fall.

Welcome to our new authors. You will find some great articles on other health care topics. As always, I enjoyed reading your submissions to this carnival. Happy back to school to all of our parent readers!

To keep the carnival fresh and manageable, I will no longer accept articles that are just lists of the 100 best blogs, etc. which are basically ads for programs. I will also not include blogs that are primarily sales pages for products. You must have well written, new and original content. Thanks for keeping to the 2 submissions per author guidelines.

Alternative Medicine

Scientific Living presents
Vaccine Scandal posted at Scientific Living, saying, "Evidence that vaccines are very profitable, but not safe."

Health Fitness How To presents Simple Secrets For Natural Healing of any Diseases posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "The secrets of natural healing revolve around our own body’s system – the immune system which is already built-in within us to combat any bacteria or viruses which are attacking us and if you learn how to properly nourish and “exercise’ our immune system, you have already discovered the core secret to good health."

Raw Radiant Health presents
Raw Radiant Health » Reversing Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with Raw Food Diet, Ep20 posted at Raw Radiant Health. Editor’s note: An inspiring video on how diet and nutrition helped reverse some medical conditions.

Sue Vittner presents
Law of Attraction Hypnosis posted at Helping Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Create Self, Create Health and Create Wealth. Editor’s note: You will enjoy the relaxing nature video on this post.

Sue Vittner presents
Are You Being A Seal Or A Waterfall? posted at Helping Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Create Self, Create Health and Create Wealth, saying, “Do you ever have those days when you don’t want to do anything but lay on the couch and veg out? And then the next day, you find yourself full of energy, working non stop, and pumping it out? What creates our change in energy?”

CPF presents
What are the health benefits of raw honey? posted at Natural Health Ezine, saying, "Honey has been used for thousands of years for all of it's wonderful medicinal uses.”

Gary Mullen presents
The Health Benefits of Chinese Baoding Balls posted at HandcraftedUk: Interesting Articles, saying, "For centuries Chinese Baoding balls have been used to promote many health benefits. This article will explore these benefits, the use of Baoding balls in Chinese alternative therapies and, how to use the balls effectively."

Jessica Nagel presents
Cancer Prevention Series Introduction posted at Sustainable Halo. Editor’s note: This is the introductory article on a cancer prevention series.

bradley002 presents
Strengthen Immune System posted at Cold Showers, saying, "A cold shower is an often overlooked method of strengthening the immune system."

Kizie presents
Black clover usefully effects posted at Kizie blog. Editor’s note: Many herbs, including black clover, can be very beneficial to good health.

Nesher presents
May Alcohol Trigger Genetic Marker for Depression? posted at Clinical Depression: Symptoms and Treatment. Editor’s note: The author provides some good information on depression and alcohol.

Covert Hypnotist presents
How Rapport Can Help You in Hypnosis Conversational & Covert Hypnosis Blog posted at Conversational & Covert Hypnosis Blog, saying, "A fundamental understanding of what makes up a good rapport between two people will help you to create the type of deepened relationships you require as a hypnotist. Rapport will build trust and comfort between you and your clients."

Barbra Sundquist presents
Wayne Fleisher: A Man on the Move posted at HomeBusinessWiz. Editor’s note: This is an inspirational story about an entrepreneur who has overcome physical disability challenges and built a career helping others.

Consumer Driven Health Care

Amy B. Scher presents
You’re sick? They’re quick! The pros and cons of Retail Clinics posted at Healthcare Hacks, saying, “Next time you are heading to the grocery store, remember to add “healthcare” to your shopping list! Yes, healthcare services are now being offered at local grocery stores, drug stores and general merchandise retailers, such as Shopko, Carnival, Cubfoods, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens to name a few. “ Editor’s note: You can’t beat this for cost and convenience.

James J. Gormley presents
Making the “Cut”: What the Latest Recall Tells us … and Doesn’t posted at The Gormley Files, saying, "So we’ve all read the headlines about the recent recall of a line of 14 dietary supplements due to 23 reports of serious adverse events linked to (but not proved to caused by) the weight-loss and bodybuilding products in question."

Local Nourishment presents
Swine flu: Stop and think – UPDATED « Local Nourishment posted at Local Nourishment, saying, "The swine flu vaccine is nearly ready in several countries. Will you have one? What should you know before you decide? This post is updated frequently with the most up-to-date information available to help you stay informed."

Dave Fobare presents
The Secret Of My CPAP Success posted at Beat Sleep Apnea. Editor’s note: Good information for those who suffer from sleep apnea.

Chris & Chat presents
Warts Removers posted at C&C Spa and Facial Care Center. Editor’s note: The author presents helpful information on warts and wart treatments.

Alvaro Fernandez presents
Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age (Frontiers in Neuroscience article!) posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "The opportunity to use new research findings to improve our "brain fitness" is immense, but we will need to ensure the marketplace matures in a rational and sustainable manner, both through healthcare and education channels."

Mick Hart presents
Alcoholism Treatment - 5 Reasons To Stop Drinking Alcohol posted at Quit Alcohol Today, saying, "Discover just how easy it is to stop drinking alcohol through the support of people who have been there before and who understand the real hardships involved."

00FF00 presents
Should the government make 'Right to Die' facilities publicly available? posted at ooffoo, saying, "Ooffoo asks "Should the government make 'Right to Die' facilities publicly available?" and kicks off the debate by inviting two leading voices, Dignity in Dying & Care Not Killing, to contribute. But most importantly, they want to hear what you think."

Vichuda presents
Dengue Fever Cause, Symptoms, Treatments posted at Kota Medan City Indonesia, saying, “Although Dengue may not be a deadly a disease, it is dangerous and is vital to take precautions especially for the elderly and young children.”

Vicky presents
Dengue Fever Patient Experience Recovery posted at Kota Medan City. Editor’s note: The author reports on her experience with Dengue fever.

Dental Care

dentalheroes presents
How to Find Free or Low Cost Dental Care posted at Dental Heroes, saying, However, a lack of dental insurance doesn’t mean you have to go without much needed dental care. In fact, dentists across the country have recognized this need and have organized free clinics to help the uninsured cope with high dental care costs. Below, I’ve compiled some tips for locating free or low cost dental care in your area.” Editor's note: If you need dental care but can't afford it, the author has provided some resources that can help.

Angela Stringfellow presents
Eliminate Jaw Pain With a Bruxism Cure posted at Megavista Health Blog, saying, “The primary concern with grinding teeth is that most people are unaware they have the problem until it has led to further complications, such as damaged teeth, jaw pain, headaches, or conditions such as TMJ.”

ynohtna presents
How to Keep Teeth Clean posted at How to Groom a Dog. Editor’s note: Good article on dental hygiene.

Health Insurance

Helene Zemel presents
Urge Your Representatives & Senators to support a Single Payer Health Care System posted at Health Plans Plus, saying, "According to Physicians for a National Health Program: “Single payer would be the simplest and most efficient health care plan that Congress could implement.” Unfortunately we are not likely to see a single payer healthcare system unless we the people place enough pressure on our Congressional officers who seem to worry more about their re-election possibilities rather than the health of their constituents."

Mrs Bankrupt presents
No insurance. No doctor. You?re screwed. (part 2) posted at Mrs. Bankrupt. Editor’s note: This article about the problems faced by Americans without health insurance is a must read for those concerned about the health care system in the U.S.

Katie presents
Robot Heart: Sex, Religion, and Politics - Do you know what terrifies me, Peggy? posted at Robot Heart: Sex, Religion, and Politics. Editor’s note: A good response to a conservative commentator’s takes on health care. This is a good read for all those who are concerned about the 47 million uninsured and the millions of underinsured Americans.

Rose Hillbrand presents
Fix Health-Care: Pay your own way, not the insurance companies? posted at Newholisticliving's Blog, saying, "Thanks for an excellent and very relevant carnival!" Editor’s note: Insurance has definitely fed into the spiraling out of control health care costs. If we did not have health insurance, providers, including hospitals, would have to keep fees to what people could actually afford.

Chris presents
Senate Proposes “Health Tax” on Fittest Americans posted at Martial Development, saying, “In a revamped health care system envisioned by senators, people would be required to carry health insurance just like motorists must get auto coverage now.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents
Waterloo Lies posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness, saying, “Back in July, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint bragged about Republican plans to “break” Obama. How? By killing health care reform, turning health care into Obama’s Waterloo, so it’s no surprise that the President’s foes are wielding the Big Lie in their non-stop efforts to block reform.”

Joshua Dorkin presents
Health and Life Insurance: Two Policies – Two Different Needs (slightly off topic of RE) posted at Real Estate Investing For Real. Editor’s note: Good information on life and health insurance.

Zach Scheidt presents
Health Care Reform Quotes: An Assortment of Opinions posted at ZachStocks, saying, "Health Care Reform continues to be a hot topic on Capital Hill and across the country. Here are is a growing number of quotes from prominent voices on both sides of the isle. Please check back as I will continue to update throughout the coming weeks." Editor’s note: A good article, but it slants towards the right. In my opinion, It is quite obvious that the present employer sponsored/ insurance company run health care system is a complete failure leaving many Americans, many of them working families, uninsured and underinsured. I would rather have the government between me and my doctor than a company that cares only about profits in charge of my health care. A single payer system will save us all a lot of money in the end.

Steven Handel presents
The Last Thing We Should Do Right Now: Rush Into A Government-run Health Care System The Emotion Machine posted at The Emotion Machine. Editor’s note: This is another alternative on our health care crisis. For all of those people who are afraid of government getting involved in health care, do you not use Federal highways, the postal service, our public schools? Will you turn down Medicare and social security when you reach 65? Some things are just too big for private industry to handle effectively and with cost efficiency. We already have a rationing of health care with our private insurer/ employer sponsored system.

J.D. Bell presents
Government 101 - How To Ram A Bill Down The Throats Of The American Public posted at It Takes Work. Editor’s note: This is an alternate view on our health care crisis. In my opinion, when you leave a health care system in the hands of companies whose only interest is to turn a profit, it is no wonder that we have 47 million Americans uninsured and even more underinsured and prices becoming unaffordable for only the wealthiest Americans. Many of these uninsured people are hard working Americans. One of our problems is that we rely on companies to provide health insurance and many small companies can no longer refuse to provide this coverage. For all those people complaining at the town hall meetings, will they refuse Medicare when they are 65, refuse to use government built roads, not send their children to public school.

Nutrition & Fitness

Helene Zemel presents AC-11 and DNA Repair posted at Health Plans Plus, saying, "Scientific research has demonstrated that a number supplements can actually repair DNA. The compound AC-11 or Uncaria tomentosa has attracted considerable attention as a repairer of DNA. AC-11 is extracted from Cat’s Claw, a woody vine found in South American rain forests."

Brain Blogger presents
Improve Childrens Mental Health – Turn Off the TV posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "Obesity is a global epidemic, in adults and children. The increase in childhood obesity has been linked to behavioral and environmental factors: decreased physical activity and increased television viewing."

Andy presents
Food Addiction Treatment posted at Overcoming Food Addiction, saying, "Food addiction is simply out of control eating. It’s characterized by eating beyond the satisfaction of physical hunger. As a matter of fact a big part of food addiction treatment is learning to differentiate between real hunger and emotional hunger (which leads to emotional eating)."

Chris presents
How to Feel Your Chi Energy in Just Ten Minutes posted at Martial Development, saying, "Qigong is popular form of preventative medicine. Learn the basics here."

Phil B. presents
Bodybuilding Problems posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "I always wondered if extreme bodybuilding has any bad effects on the human body."

FitJerk presents
Training Your Speed And Quickness? posted at FlawlessFitness, saying, "Are you slow? Not in the head but... would you like to have reflexes like a CAT? How bout the speed of a pro boxer? Or the reaction time of a black belt MASTER? Well now you can, try out this technique!"

Mick Hart presents
How To Quit Drinking On Your Own posted at Stop Drinking Advice, saying, "Discover just how easy it is to stop drinking alcohol through the support of people who have been there before and who understand the real hardships involved."

Catherine VanWetter presents
Daily Awareness: Energy can enhance or destroy a meal, flowers and your health posted at Daily Awareness, saying, "How a meal is prepared makes a huge difference in how you feel as you eat it and how you will feel after the meal is complete."

robert galway presents
Weight Loss posted at, saying, "The Atkins diet is not a new phenomenon. The diet first appeared in the late 1970s and has grown popularity in recent years in response to the low-fat diet craze. As dieters had trouble with low-fat plans, they searched for a new solution and Dr. Atkins"

Vihar Sheth presents
The Future of Aging posted at Vihar Sheth, saying, “The mystery of aging is that scientists don’t know why when our cells divide there is a degradation in quality of the split cells. The theory is that if we can reduce the harm done when cells divide we can increase our lifespans.”

Brian presents
Healthcare Costs Of The Obese posted at How To Live a Longer Life, saying, "Politics aside: Until we start spending less on marginal life extension and start focusing on the obesity epidemic in America healthcare costs will continue to rise."

Local Nourishment presents
On dining out and personal responsibility « Local Nourishment posted at Local Nourishment, saying, "Denny's is facing a lawsuit for the high sodium content of their foods."

The Smarter Wallet presents
Ways To Exercise For Cheap posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, " Want to get fit and trim? We’ve got some weight loss tips and a few suggestions on exercising for cheap!"

Daniel James presents
Sugar Cola For Fat Loss? posted at Weight Loss Dude,saying, “That's what the Swap Diet protocol is all about. It is about actually finding out how your body works and what foods and drinks cause you to gain or lose fat so you can make decisions based on real data instead of the thousands of rumors floating around out there on the Internet.”

Daniel James presents
How To Fail posted at Weight Loss Dude, saying, “More than half of Americans are overweight because they are following the path laid out for them by failures. It works perfectly. It always leads to failure.”

Mick Hart presents
What Is An Alcoholic And How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Naturally posted at Stop Drinking Advice, saying, "Discover just how easy it is to stop drinking alcohol through the support of people who have been there before and who understand the real hardships involved."

Heartstrong presents
Is Obesity Hereditary? posted at Healthy Hearts with Heartstrong. Editor’s note: Is obesity a case of nature vs. nurture?

Andy presents
How to Stop Overeating posted at test, saying, "Sick of being overweight? Maybe you’ve been fat all your life, I have and I hated it. Until recently I was a slave to junk food. I always asked how to stop overeating and I got all kind of answers that never really worked. After years of trial and error, I finally started getting my eating under control and started losing weight."

Tony presents
32 Weight Loss Tips That Work posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "In an attempt to go from flab to fab you’ve tried pounding the pavements and treading the treadmills; climbing stairs in your building and counting steps on the Stairmaster; cycling outdoors on sunny days and stationery cycling indoors on rainy days! You’ve tried the Cabbage Soup diet, the Atkins Diet, the All-Protein-No-Carbohydrate diet and the Near-Starvation Diet! You’ve invested money in exercise videos and state of the art exercise equipment; bought special foods and diet pills."

Mikkal Travvis presents
Fascism On The Farm: H.R. 2749 - The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 posted at The Truth. Editor’s note: Interesting perspective on our food safety laws.

Save Money on Health Care

CPF presents
4 ways to lower your prescription drug costs posted at Money in the Bible Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, "These are some tips for those who frequent the pharmacy to save money!" Editor’s note: For people who earn less than 2 times the poverty rate, who must take expensive medications, look into the patient assistance programs sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies.

Dave Greene presents
How much does a colonoscopy cost? Here's one answer posted at BaltoNorth, saying, "Getting price information from providers before a procedure is an important part of controlling healthcare costs. To that end, here's a real-world price for a colonoscopy in Baltimore."

Aparna presents
Beating stress – some tips posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "1 Develop a good self-image. Give yourself credit when you accomplish a difficult task. Even if you do not succeed, give yourself credit for trying. 2. Worrying about what will happen or what has happened is unproductive. Live your life and enjoy it now. 3. Learn to enjoy the moment. Many of us are victims of “hurry sickness”, we live too much of the future and don’t enjoy the moment."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents
Smart Moves To Lower Your Health Care Costs posted at The Digerati Life. Editor’s note: The author provides some important tax information on health care costs.

Wenchypoo presents
This Just In: Study Names 4 Common Ways to Cut Disease posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "I added a fifth one: WASH YOUR HANDS! With 5 simple things anyone can do to improve health and cut disease. why are we even having a debate on health care overhaul? Nobody will NEED it!"

Heartstrong presents
Carotid Artery Stenting Can Prevent Strokes posted at Healthy Hearts with Heartstrong, saying, “.Recent improvements in the stent technology and use of embolic/distal protection devices have now demonstrated that balloons and stents for carotid disease may be a beneficial alternative to surgery especially for high risk patients. “

Information for Practitioners

Bill Mayes presents
Chiropractic Marketing That Makes Money For Your Practice Chiropractic Marketing Success posted at Chiropractic Marketing Success, saying, "Chiropractic Marketing Blueprint Reveals Proven Web Marketing Strategies for Chiropractors to Add 21 to 25 New Patients To Their Practice Every Month... Automatically!" Editor’s note: These internet marketing techniques will not only help chiropractors but other practitioners as well.


Farid presents
Five Ways to Prevent Wrinkles posted at Acne treatment, saying, "Preventing wrinkles is one of the primary concerns of most people who are concerned with their own appearance. People don't want wrinkles for a few reasons. The first is because they change the look of our skin, and make us appear older, but even more important is that they make us FEEL old. When you look in that mirror and see wrinkles, it makes you feel old and tired. Luckily, with all we now know about skin care, there are many steps that can be taken in order to prevent wrinkles."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of take charge of your health care using our
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Take Charge of Your Health Care August 3, 2009

Welcome to the August 3, 2009 edition of take charge of your health care.

Here in the U.S., Congress will be adjoining for the August recess without having produced a healthcare reform bill for President Obama to sign. Some progress has been made, but I am fearful that the final bill will be a watered down version of healthcare reform. Unfortunately there are too many special interests in the U.S., and the big corporate pharmaceutical companies and particularly the big health insurance companies are spending millions on lobbying and ads to try to scare the public. Some version of healthcare will eventually pass which is better than nothing. It can’t come too soon for the 47 million Americans who are uninsured and the millions who are underinsured.

I never thought that I would complain about too many submissions, but I am getting more than 150 submissions per month which is slowing down publication of the carnival. Starting with next month’s carnival, I would like to narrow the focus of this carnival to just the subject topics, and all submissions must be true blogs. Submissions without comments enabled will no longer be accepted by this carnival. I will only accept weight loss articles that have something new to offer. The usual diet and fitness tips and lists will not be included in the Carnival. Preference will be given to those articles dealing with health insurance and benefits, alternative medicine, consumer directed health care, and nutrition and fitness. Again, only 2 articles will be accepted per author or blog, and all articles must have good content and not be spammy. I hold to this strictly for my own posts as well.

To my readers: Thanks for your submissions this month. Let me know what your favorite articIes are and I will be sure to include them in this carnival. I look forward to reading next month’s articles.

alternative medicine

Alvin Hopkinson presents Natural Cures UTI - Addressing the UTI Root Causes are the Best Natural Cures posted at UTI Natural Remedies, saying, "Most UTI cases are due to E coli infections, and the root cause of the problem often involves poor hygiene. Therefore, most of the natural cures UTI specialists recommend are concerned with proper hygiene, as well as lifestyle and diet changes."

Susie presents Patients Remained Free of Diabetes Years after Getting Gastric Bypass Surgery posted at Diabetes Updates. Editor’s note: Some studies suggest that gastric bypass surgery can eliminate diabetes for some, especially type 2 diabetes, which would also indicate that diet and lifestyle changes alone should have an effect on this condition.

brit67chick presents Blood Sugar Support Supplements Part One posted at Reactive Hypoglycemia Info, saying, "Many people take blood sugar supplements for diabetes and hypoglycemia. What the research really says, and why you should probably save your money."

Ross presents Here’s A Quick & Easy Way To Strong & Healthy Bones posted at Energise for Life, saying, "Osteoporosis and bone weakness effects one in three women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50. In total, osteoporosis causes 310,000 fractures in the UK every year. This is a dramatic statistic and one that actually surprised me. That is really high."

ESN presents 11 Anti-Stress Techniques You Can Use Right Now posted at Massage Therapy Schools. Editor’s note: Everyone can benefit from these stress reduction techniques.

Scientific Living presents Lack of Reason in Modern Medicine posted at Scientific Living, saying, "Discusses some inherent problems and irrational behavior in the current medical system."

00FF00 presents HERBS AND PANDEMICS posted at ooffoo, saying, "Reflecting on the current threat of Swine Flu Pandemic, a classical herbalist and member of the ooffoo community reviews a few herbs, which he values as great anti-virals and which have been found to be useful in both stimulating and strengthening the immune system. Some of these herbs have even been used with some success in previous pandemics (including the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ and the SARS virus)."

Brian presents 11 Ways to Reduce Insulin Resistance posted at How To Live a Longer Life, saying, "The following list contains 11 ways to reduce insulin levels, increase insulin sensitivity, reduce insulin resistance, and decrease blood sugar levels without the use of medication."

Christopher X. Gerber presents Fighting Physical Ailment ? With Cognitive Help posted at Experiment: Gerbus, saying, “Maybe it’s true that we can’t always find or create placebos for our problems, sure, but we can at least admit that the potential to heal is not exclusive to external medicine or therapy. There is something internal and mental that can have a healing effect.”

Amy B. Scher presents Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes posted at Healthcare Hacks, saying, “The popularly held notion that apple cider vinegar has healthful qualities is gaining acceptance in the scientific community. In fact, this commonly held household item may help people suffering from type-2 diabetes while also helping to lower blood glucose levels and lose weight.”

ChristianPF presents Apple cider vinegar removes warts! posted at Natural Health Ezine, saying, "This is a very effective, cheap, and painless home remedy to remove warts using natural methods..."

Astrid Lee presents Protect Yourself from Negativity with Black Tourmaline posted at World Healing, saying, "Some may not know this, but black tourmaline is a crystal that can absorb negativity from your surrounding/within you (think electronic radiations, nagging colleagues, fights, competition, your own negative self talk, etc ) and bring your mind and body back into balance! An inexpensive but powerful crystal that can help you gain the grounding you wish and need."

Brian presents Think Positive & Fight Depression posted at How To Live a Longer Life, saying, "Thinking positive can can help improve mortality rates and assist in disease prevention and recovery but only in cases where the positive thinking is genuine. How then do you think genuinely positive thoughts when you're fighting depression?"

Justin Hall presents How To Balance Your Life posted at Justin Hall, saying, “Keeping balance in your life is what keeps you healthy, both mentally and physically.”

Brooklyn White presents 100 Ways to Make Your Brain Better, Faster, and Stronger posted at MRI Technician Schools, saying, “In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, building your brain power gives you an edge in the job market as well as other aspects of life. These tips will teach you how to boost your brain and memory to increase productivity and make you a superstar at trivia.”

Alisha Harmann presents Top 50 Blogs for Positive and Conscious Living posted at Master Of Health Administration, saying, “Here are 50 blogs that can get you on the path to positive and conscious living:”

Alisha Harmann presents Top 50 Alternative Medicine Blogs posted at Online Nursing Degree Guide, saying, “Alternative medicine has been shown to be reasonably effective in some cases, and it has even surpassed more conventional treatments.”

Martha Jackson presents Top 50 Holistic Medicine Blogs posted at Nursing Online Degree, saying, “With holistic medicine, the health of the patient involves spiritual, lifestyle, nutritional, emotional, mental, social and environmental aspects in addition to the physical. Holistic medicine can be used in a manner that is complementary to medical practices present in modern Western health care.”

Patricia Turner presents 100 Best Health Blogs for Soon-to-be Moms posted at Becoming A Radiologist, saying, “Soon to be moms and dads can save hours of sifting through internet sites and blogs by visiting these top pregnancy and parenting blogs.”

Nancy Miller presents 50 Social Networks for Healthy and Happy Moms posted at Pharmacy Technician Certification. Editor’s note: The author has compiled a list of some of the best blogs and social networking sites for moms.

Barbara Williams presents 100 Useful Websites for Medical Librarians posted at Nursing Editor’s note: The author has provided an excellent resource for medical information.

Brooklyn White presents 50+ Ways to Germ-Proof Your Home, Office, and Life posted at Radiography Schools, saying, “It seems each headline brings a new flu, disease, or other bacterial worry and who has the time to learn them all? Take a proactive stance by learning the best ways to germ proof yourself, kids, office, home, and more.”

Elisha Knackwood presents 25 Free iPhone Apps to Help You Live Healthy posted at Masters In Health Care Online, saying, “Here are 25 free iPhone Apps to help you live a healthy lifestyle.”


Robin presents Skin Care posted at Skin Care. Editor’s note: Some good advice on choosing a skin care product.

Consumer Driven Health Care

Beth L. Gainer presents Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Medical Administrator? posted at Calling the Shots, saying, “I'm hoping that this posting can help you stand up to rude administrators who seem bent on placing hurdles in your way or being rude and inappropriate during your visit to the office.”

Beth L. Gainer presents Say 'No' to Thugs posted at Calling the Shots, saying, “We are able to say “no” to our children, teenagers, relatives, friends, and significant others. So why is it so difficult to say "no" to doctors?”

Scientific Living presents Drug Company Hypnotizes Viewers posted at Scientific Living. Editor’s note: The author provides an interesting analysis of those television drug ads.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Debunking 10 Brain Training/ Cognitive Health Myths posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "Think about this: How can anyone take care of his or her brain when every week brings a new barrage of articles and studies which seem to contradict each other?"

Brain Blogger presents Natural Good, Chemical Bad ? Right? posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "Arsenic sandwich anyone? Mercury soup, deadly nightshade surprise? No? Really? Well, I’m baffled! They’re all natural you know. And as we know, natural is good; natural is pure. Best of all, natural is healthy"

Brain Blogger presents Time for a Change ? Gender Reassignment posted at Brain Blogger, saying, "I still remember him plainly: middle-aged, married, paunchy around the middle. He didn’t come in to the clinic because he was sick or had a chronic medical illness. He came in because he wanted to be a woman."

Ross presents Hidden Health Danger in the Home posted at Energise for Life, saying, "Every day we are surrounded by silent killers. In our lounge, in our kitchen and in our bedroom. In our pocket and on our lap."

Mick Hart presents Women Under Threat From Alcohol Related Cancer posted at Quit Alcohol Today, saying, " Medical studies have shown that women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol increase their risk of a variety of types of cancer."

Mick Hart presents Understanding Your Drinking Habits And How To Quit Alcohol posted at Stop Drinking Advice, saying, "Discover just how easy it is to stop drinking alcohol through the support of people who have been there before and who understand the real hardships involved."

Vichuda presents H1N1 Virus in Indonesia posted at Kota Medan Guide. Editor’s note: We must still take precautions when traveling to help prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Daniel Goleman: Yes, You Can Build Willpower (meditate on neuroplasticity!) posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, ""brain science now tells us the brain makes about 10,000 new cells every day, and that they migrate to where they are needed. Once there, each cell makes around 10,000 connections to other brain cells over the successive four months.""

Joel Gray presents Skin Cancer Risks And How To Prevent It From Happening To You posted at Health Tips 101. Editor’s note: The author provides good information about skin cancer prevention and treatment.

Sagarika presents Types of Communicable Diseases posted at Social Work for Mankind. Editor’s note: The author has provided some good information about infectious diseases.

Heartstrong presents Less Than 25% of Heart Problems Diagnosed Before Symptoms Appear posted at Healthy Hearts with Heartstrong. Editor’s note: The author discusses the importance of preventative health care.

Megan Wong presents Little Kiwi, the nutritional powerhouse to combat your sinus drainage posted at Sinus Home Remedy. Editor’s note: The author describes some of the important benefits of kiwi fruit.

Mesquite Pete presents Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes While Backpacking posted at Mosquito Basics, saying, "If you are going hiking or camping, you will want to make sure you are protected from mosquitoes."

Dave Fobare presents Conquer Your CPAP Fears posted at Beat Sleep Apnea. Editor’s note: Some good advice for those who use a CPAP mask for sleep apnea.

lavender presents Swine Flu: Deadly Vaccine posted at News for Freedom Daily, saying, “The swine flu vaccine may cause more harm to you than the actual disease.”

Vichuda presents H1N1 Symptoms and Precautions posted at Kota Medan City Indonesia. Editor’s note: The author provides some good information about the H1N1 Swine Flu.


Ross presents Mercury Fillings & Mercury Amalgam Removal? The Answers! posted at Energise for Life, saying, "I have absolutely no doubt that having mercury fillings in your mouth is a very bad idea, but having them removed properly is an absolute must." Editor’s note: Good article reminding us of the dangers of amalgam fillings.

Nutrition & Fitness

Helene Zemel presents Despite the Weak Economy, Sales of Nutritional Supplements are Up posted at Work at Home Mom and Dad, saying, "Since the start of the economic recession, we read every day how retail sales are down for almost every product category including cars, restaurant meals, clothing, jewelry, and movies and entertainment. Despite the gloomy economic picture, there is one bright light. Sales of nutritional supplements have been increasing."

Helene Zemel presents GeneWize LifeMap™ Alert Chocolate Chews posted at Health Plans Plus, saying, "GeneWize Life Sciences has just released the LifeMap™ Alert Chocolate Energy Chews. With LifeMap™ Alert you get all the health benefits of chocolate without the calories, fat, sugars, or dairy that you would find in chocolate candy."

Ashley Cook presents Juggling for Fun and Exercise posted at Healthy Living Tips, saying, "Juggling can not only be a fun hobby, but a great source of exercise."

Greg presents The Rise of Albino Wheat -- Whitewheat Bread Live Fit Blog posted at Live Fit Blog, saying, “Early humans consumed a variety of grain products. That has changed drastically in the last few hundred years, as wheat has become the favored grain crop among Western societies. More specifically, red (durham) wheat gained prominence, primarily by simple luck of the draw, as settlers moving to North America from Europe happened to favor red wheat. The now lesser known albino wheat was left behind. “

Britannica Blog presents Can Calorie Restriction Increase Ones Life Span? posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "In the 1930s scientists discovered that a low-calorie diet could increase life span in certain organisms. In the decades since, the effects of calorie restriction have been described in animals such as mice and rats and in smaller organisms, including yeast, worms, and fruit flies. Scientists also have begun to investigate the effects of low-calorie diets in primates. But there remains a burning and as yet unanswered question: does calorie restriction increase life span in humans? The experiments conducted so far have indicated that this route to increased longevity is not universally effective."

Resveratrol Explained presents What Is Resveratrol ? posted at Resveratrol Explained. Editor’s note: There has been proven research demonstrating the efficacy of resveratrol and other anti-oxidants.

Szabolcs Illes presents Easy Exercises – Have A Joy In What You Do And Stay Fit posted at Blog. Editor’s note: The author makes the point that to keep to an exercise routine, it must be fun to do. Choose 1 or more fitness activities that you will really enjoy.

J.D. Bell presents Resveratrol Supplement Web Scam posted at It Takes Work, saying, "Who says nutritional supplement marketers aren't honest?" Editor’s note: The author warns us to be aware of deceptive advertising of nutritional supplements.

Andy presents 5 Binge Eating Recovery Tips posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "Binge eating recovery might seem hard or even impossible especially if you’ve tried and failed in the past. Many binge eaters spend years trying to recover and only make little or no progress. The following 5 tips are going to save you years of trial and error when trying to stop binge eating."

Andy presents Why Real Weight Loss Will Always Be Hard posted at Weight Loss Window, saying, "I’m sure you’ve seen the “lose 10 pounds in 7 days” ads, all the deceiving miracle diets and all the different weight loss marketing media messages. Well real weight loss is hard and here is why."

Joel Gray presents Healthy Cooking for Special Diets posted at Health Tips 101, saying, “Healthy cooking for special diets doesn’t need to be a chore. The key is to remember important issues for each diet, and to creatively change your recipes to meet those needs.”

Joel Gray presents Exercise The Main Ingredient In A Healthy Diet posted at Health Tips 101, saying, “The importance of exercise regarding a healthy diet cannot be ignored. The lack of a quality exercise plan, will result in not being able to maintain your optimum weight and will not allow for long term weight loss.”

robert galway presents Atkins pre maintenance posted at, saying, "After experiencing the Induction and OWL phases of the Atkins diet, your next step is to enter the pre-maintenance phase. This phase will set you up for a lifetime of healthy and balanced eating and living. You should begin this phase as you come within 5 to 10 pounds of your target weight goal. Your weight loss will be slowed down even further but it is for a purpose. You want to learn the practices and habits that will determine your long-term success."

robert galway presents Weight Loss posted at, saying, "Atkins diet foods are easy to find and available everywhere. There are many varieties to choose from, whether you pick prepackaged low-carb diet foods or make your own meals. No matter how you want to do the Atkins plan, there is a solution out there for you."

Daniel James presents Staying Motivated posted at Weight Loss Dude, saying, “Weight loss can be fun, and it should be fun. Get creative with the foods you eat. Go for a nice walk outside in the sun. Don't restrict yourself so much that you go crazy. Enjoy the journey!”

Lucky Balaraman presents Finding Unshakable Happiness: The 5 Pristine Pillars posted at Calm and Cool, saying, “Everyone wants to be happy: it’s human nature. However, finding happiness is not always a piece of cake.”

brit67chick presents Ovo-vegan Diet Cured my Tietze's Syndrome posted at All About Tietze's Syndrome, saying, "I became a vegan not because of ethics, but to help with my hypoglycemia. The vegan diet not only helped control my blood sugar, it also eradicated the joint pain I had had for sixteen years!"

Daniel James presents Self-Experimentation for Weight Loss posted at Weight Loss Dude. Editor’s note: The author reports on some of his weight loss discoveries.

weight loss plans presents Ways To Get Exercise posted at weight loss plans, saying, " You don’t have to bench press 250 pounds or run the Boston Marathon to get exercise. There are some very simple, easy, and fun ways to get exercise!”

weight loss plans presents weight loss, diets, fitness,fat loss, eating , losing weight, Fat burning , nutrition , how to burn fat ,vitamins , diet program ,lose fat posted at weight loss plans. Editor’s note: The author provides some good tips on how to get started on an exercise and fitness program.

Martha Jackson presents 25 Excellent Open Courseware Classes on Nutrition and Healthy Eating posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools, saying, “Are you confused by all the news about food and nutrition? According to Tufts University, only 25 percent of U.S. medical schools have a required nutrition course. You can overcome this knowledge deficiency through open courseware projects that focus on nutrition. These courses are online, they’re free and you can learn at your own pace.”

Elisha Knackwood presents Top 50 Blogs for Healthy Eating & Nutrition posted at Online Surgical Technician Courses. Editor’s note: This list is an excellent resource of blogs on healthy eating and nutrition.

Cory presents Frisbee for Fun and Fitness posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "Frisbee can be both a lot of fun and a great source of exercise."

Alisha Harmann presents Top 25 Ways You’re Wrecking Your Immune System posted at Masters in Nursing Online. Editor’s note: Some good information on how to keep your immune system healthy.

FitJerk presents Energy Bars & Protein Bars - Nutritious Mini-Meal Or Glorified Candy? posted at FlawlessFitness, saying, "Health Bars- They're jam packed with nutrients, minerals and vitamins and come in a million different flavors… BUT, are they really as “healthy” and “nutritious” as they claim to be? Find out..."

Heartstrong presents HEARTSTRONG BLOG posted at HEARTSTRONG BLOG, saying, “Rachel Ray talks about EVOO all the time, but is it really worth the money? And what exactly is extra-virgin olive oil?”

Jessica presents Random Ways To Feel Healthier Today posted at Jessica's Health Tips, saying, "Seven easy to implement ideas to make your life a little healthier."

Health Fitness How To presents Help for Eating Disorders posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "It’s not every day that a person with an eating disorder crosses the path of another individual. In fact, Eating Disorders are often hidden by women and men for years."

Robin presents Dressing For Yoga posted at Yoga Blogger. Editor’s note: The author provides some good information on how to choose comfortable clothing for yoga.

Kelsey Grace presents Top 10 Anti-Aging Supplements posted at Vitamins. Editor’s note: The author provides a good list of some of the best anti-aging supplements.

Kelsey Grace presents Top 10 Memory Improvement Supplements posted at Vitamins. Editor’s note: The author provides a list of supplements that can improve your memory.

Nancy Miller presents The Relationship Between Sleep, Exercise and Diabetes posted at LVN to RN, saying, “You need to realize the importance of sleep, especially if your genes and lifestyle makes you more prone to becoming a diabetic. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, you could try turning to exercise as a solution.”

Margaret Garcia presents Napping Power – How a Snooze Can Do You Good posted at Earn LPN Degree Online, saying, “We all know how essential sleep is to our general well being – normal adults need between six and eight hours each night to recharge our bodies so that we’re fit for a new day. But not many people know that there’s as much benefit in a daytime snooze, the forty winks we call “power naps”.”

Health Fitness How To presents The Must Buy Organic Produce List posted at Health Fitness Article Directory, saying, "Continuing on my transition to becoming an organic consumer, I have discovered some other useful information to consider."

Lucky Tuff presents Want Some Information on How to Lose Weight Fast? posted at How to lose weight fast - weight loss tips, saying, "Are you trying to figure out how to lose weight fast? Then you should know that there is no perfect weight loss tips that everyone should follow. This is simply because everyone’s body type is different. We all have diverse body types, various energy levels, different metabolic rates and varied dietary requirements. There are of course some proven techniques which if followed religiously can give positive results...."

Darryl Kimball presents If You Don't Give Some Thought To The Body Fat Set Point- You Might Be A Dumb Ass! posted at, saying, "A very powerful article on the Body Fat Set Point. Is there scientific evidence that it exist and what is the best way to change it. Don't spend another dime on weight loss products and don't start another diet until you read this article on the body fat set point!"

Health Insurance

Abigail Perry presents Why we need a single-payer system posted at i pick up pennies, saying, "My husband and I both have chronic illnesses. Yet conservatives, who have probably never had anything worse than the flu, keep trying to tell me that we have "the best health care system in the world." I'd love for them to try and find $502 a month to keep my husband insured when we only bring in $3245 a month. Or try to find the $1000 in copays he's already racked up in the past 6 months. Or maybe they could just try being minimum-wage, uninsured workers who wait to go to the ER until the staph infection is in their blood, ensuring medical bills they'll never be able to repay."

Brian McKay presents Choosing the Best Health Insurance posted at, saying, "Health care costs have been increasing by leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. Costs have been driven up because of the increased advances in medical care."

Hal LaPray presents Geography Plays Role of Disparator in Approval Rates for Disability Benefits posted at Disability Information & Resources, saying, "Whether or not you're approved for Social Security benefits may depend on where you live. A survey of more than 200 Social Security Attorneys nationwide revealed that one of the most important factors in determining whether or not a disabled person will be approved for Social Security benefits is Geography."

Michael presents Handling a Hit and Run Accident. What to do in a Hit and Run. posted at Vital Motion, saying, "Chances are you or someone you know may be involved in a hit and run accident at some point."

Hal LaPray presents Interview With A Social Security Attorney posted at Disability Information & Resources, saying, "Steven Packard, a Social Security Attorney who represents disability claimants granted an interview to the local news."

Doug Boude presents Employers: Save Yourself And Your Employees Some Healthcare Cash! posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with 'loud'), saying, "this blog post explores a potential alternative to the way companies currently provide health coverage to their employees; an idea that potentially could save both employer and employee money"

Wenchypoo presents Wenchypoo's Health Care Proposal posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket. Editor’s note: The author raises the point that preventive medicine should be incorporated into any health care plan and this would save taxpayers considerable money.

Save Money on Health Care

Smart Unemployment presents Individual Health Insurance: How To Lower Your Premiums In Three Steps posted at Smart Unemployment, saying, "Three ways to lower the cost of your health insurance premium."

Ron King presents Crisis in Caregiving: Can Seniors Go On Living at Home? posted at Blog Long Term Care - Long Term Care for Elders, saying, "A recent study funded by the Connecticut State Legislature found that community-based services such as home care were inadequate to meet the needs of the state"

Health Care Careers

edmond elaine presents 5 Reasons Every Healthcare Worker Should Be Paid More posted at online MHA degree, saying, “The range of service provided by healthcare workers is something that will always be needed in the community.”

Margaret Garcia presents 55 Tips to Survive a Long Hospital Shift posted at Online Nurse Practitioner Schools. Editor’s note: Some good and sometimes humorous tips for surviving those long shift hours.

Aland Amherst presents How Much Money Can a Nurse Make? (It's Surprising) posted at Certified Nurse Assistant, saying, “Nurses at different levels earn according to their specialty. The shortage of nurses makes the career quite a lucrative one. Nurses who start off at the lower levels have a chance of making their salaries better by getting an advanced level of nursing course certificate.”

Barbara Williams presents 50 Happy Nursing Blogs posted at Nursing, saying, “These 50 blogs offer a positive spin on nursing.”

Alisha Harmann presents Top 50 Blogs to Help You Further Your Healthcare Career posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools, saying, “the following top fifty blogs can help you stay in tune with healthcare and help you further your healthcare career.”

Barbara Williams presents The 100 Best Blogs For Pharmacy Students posted at Nursing, saying, “As healthcare costs boom and the number of Americans on prescription drugs increases, pharmacy’s future looks bright. Here are the 100 best blogs for pharmacy students.”

Brooklyn White presents The Importance of Open Access in Medicine posted at LVN Schools, saying, “open access promotes progress in the field of medicine and allows people in the medical community and patients to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of medicine.”

PicktheBrain presents 200+ Health and Medical Accounts Worth Following on Twitter posted at Medical Future. Editor’s note: Great list of people to follow on Twitter for the health professional.


Reba Haas presents Puget Sound Clean Air news for July - check that chiminea and reduce neighbor stress posted at Team Reba Real Estate, saying, "There are ways we can all take control of our environment, even when it's the neighbor with the heavily smoking fire or BBQ. Read this Puget Sound Clean Air newsletter for info and suggestions on how to handle wood smoke issues this summer."

Jason Hulott presents Have you got public liability insurance for your business? posted at Small Business Cover, saying, “Whether you run a small business from home or whether you are the boss of a huge business that employs a great deal of staff it makes sense to consider liability insurance.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of take charge of your health care using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.