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Control Your Weight Without Dieting or Exercise: Creative Visualization

Many of us have tried to gain or lose weight by changing what we eat. You would think that we would learn by now that most of these methods of trying to control what we eat fail for a high percentage of people. Some of us think if we become more active that we might lose weight only to discover that we are eating more!

We try drugs, herbs and fads to get that fat off. It’s no wonder many of us are overweight, unhappy and unhealthy.

Sure it doesn’t hurt to eat more fresh food, get plenty of rest, drink adequate amounts of water and breath clean air. Most of us claim to be extremely busy to actually even take care of our bodies basic needs. Some how society has convinced us that other things are more of a priority than properly maintaining our bodies. And yet we seem to be able to invent a drug for almost every symptom we have.

In order to maintain some sort of healthy body many of the basic things your body needs seem to help most people at least feel better. My method of maintaining my weight is so simple that most of the people I tell it to wont even attempt it. There may or may not be scientific evidence that the method works, that’s because every method doesn’t always work for every person. we are all different that for sure!

My secret is I visualize the way I want to look. It called Creative Visualization. Yes daily! I have used Creative Visualization to gain weight and lose weight. Our mind are so fragile that they cant really tell conscience thought from sub-conscience thought. What an amazing concept! You can visualize yourself as being thinner and our minds will take care of the rest. Stop fretting over what to eat when to eat and how much. Use visualization to affect change in your life. Imagine your self as you want to be and therefore you shall become. Not sure who said that? But now I did. Give it a try. Become more aware of your thoughts and start telling your mind how you want your body to look and feel.

It may help to try some form of meditation while you visualize your new body. Or you could try to do yoga while you visualize. It’s easy. Just go out and buy a cheap mat for gymnastics or yoga and get started.

So just tell your self how you want to look and feel! This works for almost anything if you keep telling your self you are losing weight all of a sudden your body starts to react! One person told me that it didn’t work for them to keep thinking all day that they were going to lose weight. I find it more effective to visualize your self skinny!

Another method is right before you fall asleep visualize yourself as you would want to look. Lots of professional athletes use this method to increase their weight, run faster, catch more balls! It works plain and simple. Many people have written book about it. Thousand of people are using the method everyday. Some don’t even realize it. So give it a try.

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Ginger: A Safe, Effective Chinese Herbal Remedy

When you have ailments, the medicine or drugs that you take for them often have side effects and can often be worse for you than the ailments themselves. There are so many medicines that are being recalled, many people are starting to question if taking medicines are safe. Chinese herbal remedies are alternatives that many people turn to. Do we know if Chinese herbal remedies are effective, or more importantly, are they safe?

While I think there is a place and time for medicine and drugs, I always try to look for more natural cures when I have a problem. I think that putting to many different foreign and man created substances in our bodies can’t be good for it. I always try herbal remedies first. Many herbal remedies are foods and other natural things that won’t effect our bodies the same way traditional medicines would.

When I was pregnant I had very bad morning sickness. For me the nausea lasted all day, I was miserable. I always try to look for natural cures but this was even more important to me since I was pregnant. I didn’t want to take any kind of medicine that could have an effect on my unborn baby. I knew that anything that I put into my body would go directly to my baby, and I wouldn’t take any chances on something hurting her. I decided to try ginger, to see if it would help with my nausea.

I started with ginger tea in the morning. I noticed right away that I had less nausea. After drinking the tea a couple days in a row, I was able to get up in the morning without having to run to the bathroom. This worked so great in the mornings that I decided to try it at other times. I tried taking a ginger supplement thinking that maybe it would give me more and work better. The supplement didn’t work for me. I think part of what was helping me with the nausea was the smell, so when I took it as a supplement I wasn’t getting the chance to smell it. I also would drink protein shakes during my pregnancy ad I would grate fresh ginger into the drink. The ginger was really effective it helping me keep my food down. There were a few times that I would feel so sick and nauseous that I would cut a piece of fresh ginger and suck on it. It was strong, but it was worth it to feel better.

I think there are many Chinese herbal remedies that are very effective. I think it’s very individual to each person to which remedies work for them. If something is ailing you then it is usually worth trying a Chinese herbal remedy first to see if it works for you. Most Chinese herbal remedies don’t have side effects and are safe to take, unlike many drugs and medicine. Just be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that the herbal remedy won’t have a side effect on your specific condition.

Holistic Pet Care

The following article is a bit different because, instead of humans, the patients in focus are pets, who can also benefit tremendously from holistic care.

The uses of complimentary medicines, coupled with modern therapies are changing the world of veterinary care. Why has holistic veterinary medicine gone mainstream? Some people are looking for a less invasive humane treatment, while others still have exhausted the traditional medical practices and are looking for other alternatives. The bottom line is that these holistic treatments work. Up to 42% of pet owners today are using alternative therapies combined with replacement treatments to treat their pets. More and more veterinarians are turning their practices into holistic animal treatment centers.

Over the past 10 years there has been a significant increase in the use of alternative therapies and treatments for pets. People are choosing these options for the main reason that they work with little or no side effects. Unlike surgery or drugs, the pet’s natural body balance is not disturbed by using chemicals or surgical treatments. Instead, pet owners are choosing to use herbal treatments, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic arts. These kinds of alternative medicine have existed for thousands of years, but due to the American way of disproving traditional medicine it has not become widely popular until now.

Today you have many different choices for holistic care of your pet. Some people are choosing to feed their pets the best organic foods that are high in nutrition, vitamins, and minerals, but there are many more things you can do if your pet is injured or needs rehabilitation. The use of vitamins and minerals, herbs, strengthening exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments are some of the most popular treatments for pets today.

Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese art of using needles to release the flow of energy in the body. According to western practice acupuncture can be used to adjust the nervous system, help the body fight disease, and regenerate the nerves and cells. Just as acupuncture works in the human body, it works exactly the same in dogs, cats, and other small pets.

Taking your dog or cat to the chiropractor may seem like a silly idea, but more and more veterinarians are offering chiropractic practice for animals. Problems in the spine and neck can affect many areas of the body including major bodily organs, nerves, and blood vessels. Misalignment of the spine and neck has also been linked to arthritic problems in pets. Taking your dog or cat to the chiropractor is quite the same as when you go. They will be gently massaged and aligned on a chiropractic table.

Some other treatments that are becoming more popular are neurological treatments for pets that have muscle aches, pains, or spasms, the use of vitamins and minerals, and physical therapy. Pets, like humans often receive the same kinds of physical therapy like strength training, heart stimulating exercise, and hydro-therapy.

Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST), or what is commonly known as electromagnetic therapy has been used for hundreds of years, but it is a rather new treatment for animals. PST has been used in over 19 countries to treat over 200,000 people. Although it is not available in the United States it is available in nearby countries like Canada and Mexico. PST has been proven to help regenerate cartilage and can help stop osteoporosis and degenerative disc syndrome in not only humans, but animals too. PST uses a micro-current either conducted through rubber pads, or in a hot tub. At low, mid, or high frequency PST relieves pain in all joints of the body and reduces swelling associated with arthritis and surgery.

For more information on holistic animal care you can visit the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association at http://www.ahvma.org. On the website you will find resources for treatment centers, and doctors listed by specialty. Holistic care should be an integral part of any pet owners care regimen, not separate or last option. Holistic medicine is all about choices and it is becoming popular fast because it actually works, and is much less invasive than surgery or harsh chemical drugs.