Review of Health and Wellness

Why are we writing this Health and Wellness Industry Review? What’s the big deal about Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the past. They’re looking at ways to keep themselves healthy, active and vital so that they can enjoy life into their later years. They’re focusing on being well – or “Wellness” instead of waiting to get sick and just reacting to it with medications.

The second trend, is also at least partly the result of baby boomers and the longer life span of the population in general. What options are available to people now to ensure that they have the money to enjoy their retirement – sometimes for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Now that the old financial system has broken down, everyone needs to be looking at how they’re going to provide a passive, residual income stream for their future.

Thus, we get the birth of an industry – Health and Wellness.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, lots of people are thinking about launching a home based business.
With the economy the way it is, and unemployment rates growing, it’s no wonder some are turning to a home business as a way to make a living.

But how do you decide what to do? So many choices out there, so many “business opportunities” screaming “I am the best opportunity-make lots of money…fast…easy…overnight…” and on and on it goes.

Hopefully you’ve gone through our other articles to help you and guide you down the path that’s right for you.

When you’re trying to decide what type of home business you want to set up, of course it’s a good idea to take a look at which industries are popular – and will continue to grow.

We’re going to focus on an industry that has absolutely exploded – and is anticipated to continue to grow for years to come – the Health and Wellness Industry. People who have become involved in this industry are finding it extremely lucrative and are poised to do quite well financially in the future.

The Health and Wellness Industry is concerned with prevention of illness and disease.
This is different from Health industry which includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This industry focuses on treating the symptoms of illness, and not on prevention of sickness, and or helping people feel healthier.

The Health and Wellness Industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2010. This industry includes nutritional supplements, juices, health/fitness clubs, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, and holistic health care. So what are the forces making the Health and Wellness industry so hot?

The economic downturn has affected peoples’ ability to spend money on insurance, doctor visits, and hospital stays. People are focusing on prevention of sickness and disease: According to cNMI (Natural Marketing Institute) President Maryellen Molyneaux:

“NMI research clearly shows that the current economic downturn is changing consumer behavior on many levels, including spending related to health and wellness. So while sales in each category continue to grow, consumers are becoming more discerning and are looking for real value in their purchases and not just the perceived value. This shift in behavior will impact manufacturers and retailers not just short-term but also in the future. With the economic future unclear, NMI projects that the health and wellness industry as a whole will remain relatively stable over the next five years at approximately 7% growth each year.”

More and more people are searching for ways to prevent illness and improve the quality of their life through better health. Many people feel that the nature of western medicine is treating symptoms, rather than preventing disease. They also feel that what traditional medicine does best is treating emergencies, not not keeping people from getting sick in the first place.

Many Doctors and scientists have dedicated their lives to finding natural “cures” for common “dis-eases” and have embraced a natural approach to treating peoples’ conditions.

Pharmaceutical concerns: There is growing mistrust in the general population towards the pharmaceutical industry. Side effects of medications are often serious, and sometimes even lethal.

Lawsuits and product recalls are making people leery of just taking a pill in hopes of getting better. The majority of prescriptions are merely to treat symptoms of sickness, not in curing or preventing disease.

This is creating lifetime customers. Pharmaceuticals are being designed to be taken for life – and people are becoming aware of the dangers of this to their health.

People are living longer. And they want to be healthy doing it. Life spans keeps getting longer, and people are willing to invest in their health more now than ever before. They are seeking ways to feeling good, staying well, and having health and vitality – and are turning to the Health and Wellness Industry for the answers.

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The Amazing Avocado

Have you noticed that avocados have an uncanny resemblance to the female womb? Research shows that eating one avocado a week helps balance hormones and prevent cervical cancers. What’s also amazing is that it takes exactly nine 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit! Mind. Blown. Right? Mother Nature has it all covered! Keep reading to find out more amazing benefits.

Nutrients Withinavocado benefits

Avocados are one of the friendliest fats you can consume and reap the many health benefits from. The avocado is jam packed with all kinds of wonderful nutrients that are important for proper function of the body. They are rich in monounsaturated fat which is easily burned up by our body for energy. Bananas are known for containing high amounts of potassium, but did you know that avocados contain more than twice the amount? Avocados are also high in fibre and contain around 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Some of these include vitamin E, B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K.

Importance of Nutrients

Vitamin K is important for healthy bones, tissues, and for blood clotting. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, promotes healing, and it is important for skin, connective tissue, and bones. In order to avoid blood clots and widen the arteries we need vitamin E. It also aids in boosting our immune system, and proper function of our cells.

Avocados contain five of the eight B vitamins which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. Each B vitamin has a different job. B2 works with the other B vitamins and is important for body growth, the production of red blood cells, and releasing the energy stored in carbohydrates. B3 aids the digestive system, nerve function, skin, and converting our food into energy. Another B vitamin that converts carbohydrates is B1 which also plays an important role in the function of our heart, nervous system, and muscles. B5 is used to break down and use food, important for growth, and in the production of cholesterol and hormones. It is important we have B6 which aids in making antibodies to fight disease it also aids in normal nerve function, makes haemoglobin, and helps to keep sugar in a normal range.

Potassium can aid in lowering blood pressure, and may reduce the risk of kidney stones and bone loss. If you feel weak, fatigued, or intolerance to extreme temperatures you could be low in iron. Iron is also important for carrying oxygen through our bodies to cells for the production of energy. Fibre is needed for healthy bowel movements, increases nutrient density, healthy lipids and glucose tolerance. Folic acid aids to produce and maintain new cells, makes DNA, RNA, creates red blood cells, and important for metabolism and maintaining regular levels of amino acids. All this in a simple avocado! Amazing huh?

Scientific Discoveries for Health

The Hass Avocado Board has been supporting research on how avocados may help certain health conditions. The health concerns being focused on are diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular health, and the ability for avocados to aid in better absorption of nutrients. One study conducted by Dr. David Heber M.D. PhD, showed positive results for aiding in cardiovascular health. Another study conducted in 1990 on the effects of avocados on type 2 diabetics showed positive effects on blood lipids. Various studies on weight loss have been conducted utilising avocados in one group and no avocados in another. Due to the fact avocados are considered a fat, the study aimed to find out how it would effect weight loss. The study determined that because avocados are a good fat there was no difference in weight loss between the two groups.

Avocados as a Fat

Avocados are actually made up of 75% good fat with 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat.

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The ‘Fourth Phase’ Of Water And Its Amazing Health Benefits

Health award winning research scientist from his peer-reviewed work, Doctor Gerald Pollack, Professor of Bioengineering at Washington University, Seattle, Washington, says that besides the three solid, liquid and gas states, there also exists a ‘fourth phase’ of water. Unlike the usual states having the formula H2O2, this fourth phase exists as the negatively charged H3O2, and has a higher density, refractive index, pH, and viscosity than normal water and has been said to have multiple health benefits.

Unlike normal H2O2 the negatively charged fourth phase of water stratifies itself around charged surfaces like that for example on proteins inside the body’s cells. Besides existing inside most of our body’s cells Dr Pollack states that it is also in our extracellular fluid. This H3O2 stratified layer is called the exclusion zone (EZ) and is therefore termed EZ water (so called EZ because it does not allow other solvents or solutes into the stratified layer). Because of its negative charge EZ water has the ability to hold energy rather like that of a battery. This energy can be later released and used for metabolic function.

Our bodies have very high water content. According to Doctor Pollack it is the above properties and specifically the fact that our bodies contain EZ water having much involvement in vital functioning can give rise to some amazing health benefits when in abundance.

EZ water is made from various light sources. These light sources; ultraviolet, infrared, visible or invisible… are all around us, allowing EZ water to build up its stratified layers. The stratified layers can build up on hydrophilic (water attracting) surfaces in the presence of infrared light.

Excellent sources of EZ water include water from melted ice: Dr Pollack says that EZ water is formed from the melt-down of ice before it then further cools down to the next phase, normal water. Hence the reason why it has been said that glacial water is good for your health. Other excellent sources for your body’s EZ water build up include infrared saunas, getting good doses of sunlight or laser therapy. It was found that EZ water absorbs light at the 270 nanometre wavelength where it builds up its stratified layers most effectively.

It suggests that these circumstances could give rise to the explanation why light, such as, for example, sunlight, has so many health benefits. Dr Pollack also found that EZ water allows flow of liquid through capillaries more efficiently, which suggests that EZ water improves blood flow and cardiovascular function.

EZ water is said to increase during laser therapy which in turn increases mitochondrial activity, the body’s energy releasing sub-cellular component, which overall in effect promotes and improves wound healing.

That EZ water is alkaline and negatively charged gives rise to further good health. As I have written in previous articles the benefits of an alkalized body include: Feeling more energetic, alert, or on a legal natural high! Improved digestion, protection against: disease, arthritis and osteoporosis…

I hope I have inspired to look up EZ water and check out the said amazing health implications for yourself.

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Humana Health Insurance Plan

What is a health insurance?

Health insurance allows a person to get the medical treatment for any unexpected illness without having to pay the full cost. It is often confusing to choose the appropriate health insurance company. It would be wise to first decide on how much you can afford. Humana health care insurance offers various plans to suit each individual to cover your medical commitments.

All about Humana Health Care:

Humana health Insurance allows you to cover the costs associated with the treatment you undergo. Whenever you or any member of your family falls ill, all you need to do is go to one of the health care facility that is a participating member and show your Humana health care insurance card. You can get the required medical treatment at a discounted rate. In most cases, you need only to pay a co-payment while the rest of the amount is billed to Humana health insurance.

Plans to choose from:

Humana health care plans vary from place to place. You have several insurance plans to choose from. Some of them like Autograph, Portrait, Monogram, and Annual Max Plan have their own restrictions. Each one has a different monthly cost and annual deductible. Some select plans have a separate deductible for prescriptions.

Advantages of Humana Health care insurance are many:

* Flexibility and control over your health care needs
* Option to customize your health insurance
* You can select the health care facility and doctors of your choice
* Even if you relocate within the coverage zone, you can still take your benefits with you

Although the benefits of Humana health care are many, it has to be kept in mind that it does not cover every state. People who live in places like New York, California, or New Mexico cannot enjoy the facilities of this wonderful insurance company. They need to find out other companies that provide medical coverage. Comparing the features of each one will help you to decide the right health care insurance for you and your family.

Also Humana health care plans are not the same for each area covered by it. While some areas have an option to choose from three available plans, others have access to all of the plans. You can select the one that best suits you by surfing online to find out the various Humana health care plans that are available for your area.

Specialty Benefits:

With some specialty plans, you will be able to protect the personal and financial health of yourself and your beloved ones. This includes Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Life Insurance, Workplace Voluntary benefits, and Disability coverage. We all know that dental health is an important aspect of our overall health. Human dental plans are well designed to prevent and treat dental problems. Humana Vision Care is a plan to protect your vision. Life Insurance plans makes sure you don’t sacrifice your dreams and goals in life. There are a host of others on the line such as Accident insurance, Critical illness coverage, and Supplemental health.

If you have the capacity to earn an income, you must have the willingness to ensure it is protected as well. Humana health insurance is a way to protect not only your health but also your wealth. Because we all know that Health is Wealth.

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An Inflammatory Foods List You Should Avoid

Nowadays, most people understand that inflammation is linked to many diseases such as arthritis, obesity, diabetes and fibromyalgia. Consequently, you are advised to resort to anti inflammatory diets which are critical for good health while some have the capabilities of reversing the effects of various diseases. Below is an inflammatory foods list containing some food types that should be avoided at all costs.

1. French Fries

French fries also known as potato chips should be avoided as much as possible. When food is fried in oil at high temperatures, a neurotoxin chemical is formed known as acrylamide also known to cause severe inflammation. The solution to such a problem is to bake food items at significantly lower temperatures and the same applies to potato chips. To prevent inflammation, bake potato chips in the oven. You could also search for baked potato chips that contain no oil. Organic corn chips when properly baked are also excellent substitutes particularly if you are after the crunch.

2. Grilled Sausages

Other foods that make it to the inflammatory foods list include sausages and bacon known to contain large amounts of nitrates. You have probably heard a lot about nitrates but you probably are not aware about the fact that they cause cancer and also contribute to inflammation. Worse still, animal fats cooked at extremely high temperatures on a griddle increases the risks associated with inflammation. Black marks caused by overcooking food known as creosote are also carcinogenic. However, the good news is that vitamin C has the capability of safeguarding you against nitrates. Therefore, if you indulge in these foods once in a while, consider eating an orange as well. You could also avoid these foods completely or bake them instead of grilling or frying.

3. Cola

The caramel color of cola has a chemical banned in many countries except for the US. It is known as 4-methylimidazole which has been proven to cause cancer. You are better off avoiding it although safety levels in humans are yet to be established. Furthermore, cola exposes you to more inflammation since each can has nine spoons of sugar added. Insulin is known to cause a surge in insulin levels which could also contribute to severe or chronic inflammation. This is the main reason why cola is included in the inflammatory foods list.

4. Microwave Popcorn

The artificial butter flavor used in popcorn is linked to severe inflammation which damages both the liver and the lungs. For this reason alone, fried popcorn is included in the inflammatory foods list. The fumes produced by the steaming bags produce an irritant that affects the lungs; so you can imagine the amount of damage it does to the digestive system. If you prefer to microwave certain food items, then consider microwaving popcorn to be on the safe side.

5. Dairy Products

Milk is yet another common allergen which has the ability of triggering inflammatory responses like stomach distress, diarrhea, constipation, acne, skin rashes, breathing difficulties and hives. For this reason, milk products find their way into the inflammatory foods list. Inflammation dousing alternatives such as unsweetened yogurt and kefir are acceptable especially when consumed in moderation. They are a lot easier on your stomach if you are allergic to milk.

The inflammatory foods list provided above are just some of the food types that ought to be avoided although there are many more. Include anti inflammatory foods in your diet such as green tea, fresh vegetables, fruits and oatmeal. These are perfect for anyone who wants to prevent inflammation in a natural way.

The most important step to a healthier life is the change to a healthy diet. Get more information from the free copy of my e-book report to make better choices!

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Health Benefits of RMT Massage Therapy

The art of massage has been around the centuries. From ancient, it has been helping people deal with pain, stress and health issues. The benefits associated with massage therapy are endless. Massage has been refereed to as an important part of a health issues.

The benefits associated with RMT massage therapy are endless. Message has been referred to as an important part of the health maintenance plan. This alternative form of medicine can improve your physical condition, mental state and general well being. You can easily find RMT(Registered Massage Therapy) Massage Thornhill; experts that have knowledge and ability to treat your properly and professionally.

Listed below are 5 amazing health benefits of RMT Therapy.

Strategic Treatment: On your first visit, your RMT will sit down with you and give you a strategic treatment plan. Massage is an effective treatment for people of all ages, from infant to the elderly. Your massage will vary depending on your specific needs and habits.

Keep You Healthy: Massage therapy and your health go hand in hand. There are many health benefits associated with massage therapy. You can treat many cause through massage therapy such as headaches, tunnel syndrome, insomnia, asthma, strokes and some pain associated with cancer. You should visit expert RMT Massage Vaughan and Concord to ensure you get best result.

Refresh Your Mind: Massage therapy is a great method of dealing with mental and emotional stress. Massage can help destroy depression and stress. Massage is great way to get relaxed and take your mind of the pressure everyday life. Just a short massage can give you calm and refreshment. Every RMT in North York has a different method and style, but they all work towards one common goal; provide you great result.

Relief from Body Pain: If you are still dealing with that shoulder injuries from childhood is might be time to visit an RMT Concord at your near location. Massage therapy can help reduce, and often eliminate pain. Receiving regular massage can encourage your joints, muscles stimulation and circulation – that can help prevent future ailments.

Connecting: Sometimes’ it’s nice to just talk to someone and massage therapy is not only great at what they do, but they are also good listeners. You can talk to them that might cause you stress. Massage can be bring emotions to the surface that you didn’t realize what they are. They are usually friendly and willing to chat, they also k now when to let their clients enjoy the silence.

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Some Michigan Health Plans Lack Proper Coverage

With innumerable policy exclusions, out of pocket costs and premiums, it is quite apparent that Michigan health plans are unequal. Then, there’s the variation of plan offerings from different insurance providers and confusion terms; hence, the alternatives for choosing a Michigan health plan without being singed with a sky-high medical bill is an overwhelming feat for most Michiganites.

Market research data, collected from national agencies, regarding the health care industry, suggests that a high percentage of consumers subscribe to policies with inadequate coverage because they are incognizant of the insurance policy’s terms. Add on the uninsured individual, who has an imperfect medical history, purchasing a Michigan health plan and there’s a high probability that the consumer will be subjected to paying off a lifetime of medical bills.

President and publisher, Michael Novelli of Michigan Health and Life.com traces the Michigan health plan quandary on the fact that ‘the vast majority of laymen are not educated about what they are buying and with an unreliable insurance agent, trying to close a deal, the consumer is the victim.” The online publication, Michigan Health and Life.com features information about current news events, the health insurance reform bill, Michigan health plans, and complimentary medical quotes, serving as a concise resource for Michiganites in quest of viable health insurance.

Numerous red flags portend the futile Michigan health plan, including the following:

Insufficient -Miniscule benefits. “Not major medical” and “limited benefit” insurance are two terms, which indicate the potential of an insufficient Michigan health plan. These policies typically do not cover the cost of a major illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or diabetes. With the average treatment for colon cancer being $250,000, it is quite apparent that health care costs are exorbitant. Michigan health plans with a $250,000 lifetime are significantly deficient in medical coverage benefits.

* Medical service exclusions. Consider any undisclosed medical benefit to be an uncovered service in the plan. Verify that the policy includes in-hospital-stay; doctor patient consults, as well as any outpatient medical treatments. Also, review whether the medical policy has sufficient per-day benefits. Some Michigan health plans impose ceilings for specific benefits. For instance, $800 per day is insufficient daily hospitalization coverage.

* Countless out-of-pocket costs. Depending on the Michigan health plan, the policy may not place a limit or maximum dollar on the out-of-pocket costs. This signals that any co-payments are not counted toward physician’s visits, prescribed drugs and certain diagnostic procedures do not count toward the out-of-pocket expense.

* Amazingly economical premiums. Anytime the premiums for a Michigan health plan seem abnormally low to be accurate, be sure to assess the cost of other plans (i.e. comprehensive and managed care plans. For example, Michigan Health and Life.com supplies several quotes to analyze the best-sized Michigan health plan.

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Luxurious Saratoga Spas, Pores and skin Care Studios, Nail Salons & Saratoga Well being Spas

www.plus.google.com/101813059849024663371/about?gl=us&hl=en Check with the salon to verify nail technicians are utilizing model new recordsdata, buffers, toe separators and flip flops. Also, make sure the trimming instruments are heat sterilized between each use and foot spas are sanitized 10 minutes between each use. Flexible hours. You may offer night and weekend appointments for people who are at work through the day or want to get their nails completed when their accomplice is at dwelling to take care of the children. You can also offer an emergency repair service. Texas and Iowa are the only two states that require nail salons to make use of autoclave machines. Oklahoma is contemplating it.

Raleigh, N.C. – Leftover nail clippings and residue in the foot spa will not be what clients need to see once they get their nails done, however those are among the problems state inspectors say they generally find at salons. For those who do have an an infection requiring care from a podiatrist or some other nail salons doctor, it’s best to report the incident so inspectors in your state can investigate the enterprise to prevent different people from gettinga similar or worse an infection. At a nail salon in South Boston, a buyer holds out each arms and waits for the young technician sitting in entrance of her to perform her magic.

There is so much used nail equipment that folks can reap the benefits of to be able to save their business money because there are elements of this enterprise that you have to buy new and not used. There are a lot of types of cosmetic provides with this enterprise corresponding to acrylic nails, recordsdata, sticks, polish, lotions and oils that basically ought to be introduced model new as a result of these are the provides which are used directly on the shopper and these products must be new sufficient with a view to give an awesome result to your consumer so that you just keep that client.

Nail salons are supposed to make sure their clients’ safety, however Wilder says consumers ought to take their own precautions to scale back the danger of infection: According to the reviews submitted by the shadow buyers, the majority weren’t asked to scrub their palms earlier scottsdale AZ than the treatment, and solely 8% of nail technicians were truly noticed washing their arms straight before starting the manicure. sixty four% of nail salon staff did not wash their hands and in 28% of the visits, the consumers reported not being positive whether or not the nail technician had cleaned their arms or not.

Sometimes, doctors don’t have any selection however to cut deep into your finger or toe to take away an infection just like the one 14-yr-outdated Virgie Peterson developed beneath one among her acrylic nails. Utilizing unsanitary instruments is how most nail infections and ailments are transmitted, which is why customer Paige Gupton says cleanliness is the number one factor she seems to be for in a nail salon. It’s not simplyit’s a health downside,- Wilder mentioned, adding that dirty tools and questionable procedures can result in shoppers getting fungal and bacterial infections, MRSA and hepatitis C. more info

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