Health Care-A Misnomer

Health care is a misnomer in the United States. Despite the fact that the U.S. leads the world in health care spending it ranks very low on a number of health measures including longevity and infant mortality.

Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, authors of “Death by Medicine” report in their groundbreaking research that 783,936 people die every year in the United States from conventional medicine mistakes. This is the equivalent of six jumbo jet crashes a day for a year.

Of the 783,936 annual deaths due to conventional medical procedures, about 106,000 are from prescription drugs, according to Death by Medicine. That is a conservative number, because of underreported cases of adverse drug reactions some experts estimate that approximately 200,000 deaths occur annually.

The truth of the matter is the problem is not with health care the problem is that Traditional Western Medicine (TWM) is based on disease care.

If you went to an MD and said, “Doc, I am feeling great, but I would like to feel even better, what would you suggest I do?” The majority of TWM doctors would not know where to begin, because their training is in the management of disease. TWM helping someone feel better ends when the complaints have ceased to appear, whether the root cause of the complaint was healed or not. Once there are no symptoms, TWM has nothing to offer.

The body is designed to heal itself provided it has the proper support to do its job. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on a concept of balanced qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, that is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is proposed to regulate a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). Disease is proposed to result from the flow of qi being disrupted and yin and yang becoming imbalanced. Among the components of TCM are herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, meditation, acupuncture, and remedial massage.

Holistic, Metaphysical, Energy or Mind, Body, Spirit healing has existed since the beginning of time amid religious beliefs and practices, along with the mystery, superstition, fear, and misunderstanding. Holistic Healing is now becoming recognized regardless of what anyone chooses to believe or think. Ask almost anyone about their spiritual well-being and they will probably tell you, “Yeah, I am a spiritual person, I go to church frequently.” Therein, the confusion arises out of the association of healing with religion. The majority of people, including religious leaders, do not understand the difference.

If you are free of symptoms you may not be sick, but that does not necessarily mean that you are completely healthy either. If you were to consider being disease free as health there is still the question of just how healthy are you?

Holistic health care–TCM, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy has the goal of having every system in your body functioning at or as close as possible to 100%. You can be healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit provided you have the proper support to do the job.

Holistic Dental Health Care

Have you thought of the concept of a ‘benevolent dictator’–ahem–dentist who told you what had to be done to your teeth?

Dentists, who practice holistic dentistry believe that it is essential for a dentist to listen, ask questions and seek to understand your dental situation and wishes. The initial dental discussion is experienced in a relaxed comfortable person-to-person exchange–not in the dental chair, tilted backward with the light shining in your eyes as if you are in an interrogation room.

Holistic dentistry consists of treatment that combines accurate diagnosis and planning for care while considering the elements of physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual. Holistic dentistry provides the education and information you need; and allows you the opportunity to choose options for treatment that you can feel good about.

The future of your total health can be compromised by the condition of your teeth, gum tissue and bones. Oral health is crucial to your well-being, yet it is easily neglected even with conscious effort to maintain good dental health.

Holistic dentistry includes Essential Oils to augment the treatment of gum and bone disease. You will notice careful consideration is taken to ensure that the time you spend is as comfortable as possible. Holistic dentistry uses only composite materials made of a plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles. These materials can be blended and matched to the color of the existing tooth.

The procedure to fill a tooth with composites is more precise and takes longer to perform than an amalgam filling. These materials are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. This gives the filling a strong and secure attachment to the remaining tooth.

You might need to spend time searching for a holistic dentist, but in the end it is well-worth the effort. You can be assured the care you receive will be safe, effective and patient centered.

Men’s Sexual Health

Guys, brothers, dads, dudes, let’s all get real: sex is one of the greatest things we know and understand as men. For us, sex is one of our greatest gifts and pleasures in life. It has the ability to transform us as men, to shape our experiences of life, of others and to engage and connect to a level of humanity that helps us enjoy life.

Sex can be a portal to a world full of pleasure that is meant to be explored, discovered and celebrated. Our anatomy and physicality as men is designed to receive and accept pleasure from so many different places on and in our body that it’s no wonder so many of us think about it so often.

According to an ABC news poll taken in 2004, 83% of all men enjoy sex a “great deal,” and a whopping 70% of us think about sex everyday.

It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a “porn star” in bed or hardly get any at all; we’re all designed to enjoy sex, and this book is designed to help you understand all the different facets that go into developing a great sex life that can, no doubt, give you endless days, months and years of pleasure to come.

So what are those elements, anyway? Sex is sex, but its ability to deliver pleasure is also based on more than just the obvious physical components. Even for men, there’s a sophisticated mental and emotional strategy at work in each of us that dictates how we get sex, and more of the kind we prefer and like, more consistently.

Some of the factors for developing a good sex life are obvious and others are not so obvious: Good Body, Hygiene, Healthy Living, Diet, Sexual Confidence, Creativity, Communication, Trust Worthiness and Open-Mindedness.

For all men, it doesn’t matter if you’re straight, bisexual or gay, sex is one of the pre-dominant ways that we as men relate to others and how we develop deeper connections. But our sexual literacy is also unique to each one of us. Understanding our own sexual power however that is defined, and knowing how to use it to create a healthy life and build relationships.

A great tip in developing your sexual literacy is to keep a “Sex Journal.” This is a private notebook that you keep for yourself. It’s a power tool that will help you understand more about the kind of sex you enjoy, discover the kinds of sex you didn’t know you liked and much, much more.

As men, we are all the victims of a corrupt educational system that never taught us how to enjoy sex. Instead, we were taught to be ashamed of it, that it was a primal act that we had to overcome. And today, we are a society with great “sexual shame.” As men, so many us just stuff all of our sexual desires and feelings deep down in the recesses of our souls and never talk about it and consequently never get the chance to really explore the possibilities that we were meant to experience with sex.

Porn and Sexual Function – Could a Guy’s Internet Habits Leave Him Limp?

The Internet has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for men who enjoy a little adult viewing from time to time; but as with anything else, too much of a good thing can lead to unexpected and unwanted consequences. A little porn can be titillating; it can offer a guy an outlet for stress, and it can fill in the gaps when there is no willing partner around. On the other hand, a LOT of porn can cause significant problems, ranging from loss of interest in real, physical partners to overall loss of sexual function. Since no guy wants that to happen, some of the reasons that too much Internet porn can lead to a limp tool are described here, along with some timely tips for penis care that can help revitalize an unresponsive penis.

1. Loss of physical penis sensation - Like the rest of the body, the penis is covered by layers of dermal tissue (the skin) that protect it from the outside world. This tissue is filled with nerve cells that transmit information to the brain and receive signals from the brain; and the penis, of course contains a vast number of sensory cells. Men who watch porn typically engage in manual stimulation as they watch the action unfold. While masturbation is natural and healthy to an extent, overdoing it can cause a loss of penis sensation; in some cases, this is due to the thickening of the skin that occurs as a result of chronic rough handling, and in some cases, this is caused by damage to the nerve cells. In a nutshell, too much whacking can leave the penis stubborn and unresponsive.

2. Mental desensitization -Sex in any form is a highly visual activity, and men and women alike rely on a variety of visual cues to become aroused. It is common for men who spend hours a day watching pornographic material to become essentially immune to any more realistic forms of visual stimulation.

3. Empty chambers - Last but not least, men who masturbate frequently (with or without porn) tend to be less responsive to a partner simply because they may have already orgasmed recently and haven’t worked up a new supply.

Help for a Desensitized Penis

Fortunately, there is hope for men who have lost sensation and sexual function as a result of their porn viewing habits. The first step, of course, is to lay off altogether for a period of time. This means no internet porn, no trips to the adult toy store, and no masturbation. Taking a break from this highly specific visual input, as well as the manual stimulation that frequently goes along with it, can allow a guy’s mind to re-focus on other visual and mental imagery, not to mention the touch and/or smell of a potential partner.

Because manual stroking of the penis can eventually lead to loss of sensation -due both to stressed skin and to unresponsive nerve pathways – leaving the tool alone for a week or two can allow the tissues time to heal and to become more responsive to the touch and feel of a partner.

When it comes to re-training the penis to respond to physical stimulation, the right nutrition plays an important role. The skin and nerve tissue need specific vitamins, proteins and hydrating agents to heal and to protect themselves against further damage. Using a penis health formula (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can be an easy, no-nonsense way to ensure that the penile tissue is getting the nourishment it needs to function at its prime – a quality product can leave the skin healthy, supple and responsive.

Promotion for Porn Fights Breast Cancer?

This was the jest of a news item linked to Men’s health which encouraged men to watch pornhub to help fight breast cancer. Pornhub would be so kind as to give to the Susan B Koman foundation if men watched their slutty videos. Awww… isn’t that sweet?

First of all enough men watch porn already and that is a problem. They get the false impression that every woman is dying to be treated like a sex object.(We are not!)

Most men watch porn because they lack relationship skills and still want the benefit of a relationship. In other words they are social misfits.

If you are dating a guy who is successful, socially adept and a looker I can guarantee you that he doesn’t have time for porn. (I know because I have a boyfriend who does NOT watch porn and he is all of those things.)

Some of the men are married and their wives have lost interest.

I have a suggestion for you.

Sexual interest can start with a cup of coffee being brought to your wife in bed. Or how about you cleaning the house for a change this week and how do you think those clothes got washed? In my experience clothes do not get washed and ironed on their own.

It really wanes if you are sitting on your arse, drinking your eighth beer, smoking cigarettes while sitting on the couch watching another stinking sports rerun.

But this article said that Pornhub would give one penny for every 30 videos watched. That is a lot of money NOT!

Sheesh, so you have got to watch a semi-truck load of videos to make any kind of worthwhile donation. (3,000 videos for a $1.00 donation) That pretty much shucks the whole idea of working for a living out the wind.

But alas don’t get excited men, this promotion ran in October of 2012 and I guess they just reran the promotion because um… maybe… they are needing some more of the social misfits to watch porn again.

My suggestion to men who watch porn is to stop and get a life.

If you are single go out and meet women. We are not horrible neither are we sex objects meant entirely for your pleasure.

If you are married, love your wife.

Don’t ever think that those women who are porn stars are worth even a second of your valuable time because frankly they aren’t. They are just white trash and nasty.

You surely deserve better.

Treating Porn Addiction – 4 Effective Methods

If you are looking into treating porn addiction then you are probably one of the vast numbers of people who are having serious problems worth pornography. This is a wide ranging issue that destroys relationships, mental health, sexual health, general happiness, and quality of life. When some statistics saying that over half of all divorces occur because of pornography related problems and other reports that state porn addiction leads to more dangerous sexual addictions – you can see why being able to treat a porn addiction early is essential for you!

Here are 4 methods to help effectively reduce your pornography addiction.

Determine Triggers

When you begin to crave a pornography fix there is usually a trigger for this. This is a situation or event that makes you want to indulge in your addiction. It could be as simple as getting into your computer, or it could be a way that you handle rejection, or it might be a reaction to an argument with your wife. Your triggers will be unique to you. Find these then you can create a plan to avoid them or deal with them.

Control Your Surroundings

Making sure the object of your addiction is not readily found is a bit part of controlling your surroundings. Being clean of porn in your house is a start and making sure you take steps so it stays clean will help reduce the ease of availability that drives this addiction.

Overcome Fear

Often we are fearful of changing ingrained behaviours. This is normal as the brain hates to change unless it is forced to. The fears are usually irrational but you must acknowledge them first and then learn to deal with them on an individual basis. Remember that courage is not being free of fear – it is acting despite fear!

Create a Plan

Planning is essential to success in any human endeavour. Treating porn addiction is no exception to this rule and yet most people have no real plan when they decide to quit. Do not fall into this trap, gather your resources, your motivations, your ideas to quit and put them in a proper plan. Pen and paper can be a life changer here.