Archive for April, 2009

The Secrets of Change

Someone once said that the definition of madness is doing the same things in the same way and expecting different results. If you are not happy where you are at right now then change what you are doing. This isn’t rocket science, you know. Do you remember when you were at school. Laws were absolute. Teacher said x+y=c and that was that. The problem is that life isn’t full of absolutes. Everything changes and if you don’t keep pace then you become obsolete.

I don’t want to sound harsh but I need to be blunt. If you are suffering from client drought, or business is beginning to drop off then that is nature’s way of letting you know:

“You had better start changing, because the world has moved on!”

Everyone wants to change and improve, but few understand how the process actually works. When you know the secrets to controlling motivation, like a light switch you can turn it on and off at will. Just imagine what your life would be like if you knew how to get and stay motivated at a moment’s notice for as long as you wished. It would be an amazing life, to say the least.

It’s decision time. You can continue hoping things will get better or, with our help, you can start the improvement process today.

You can download the 70 Points of Change here. Change-Points

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April 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

5000 Year-Old Medical Secret Unearthed!

When you get sick, you go to the doctor. And the doctor will, of course, prescribe medicines. You will go and buy medicines. You take them, and hopefully, you get well.

This is how the health profession goes on nowadays – a cycle of diagnosis and prescription, a sort of ‘Pill for All Ills’ approach.

However, if they were to suggest that you take a herb for your medicine, you would probably say that that they were a quack.

But nowadays, studies are being conducted to see if there are really is any merit to what is called natural medicine.

Natural medicine is the use of natural methods, herbal medicines, and traditional practices to heal ailments. Every culture has a form of natural medicine. In ancient cultures, village medicine men served as the doctors of the community, passing on medical knowledge to the apprentices that followed them.

Many categories of the healing methods fall under natural medicine. Among these are traditional medicine, complementary medicine, and alternative medicine.

Usually, natural medicine refers to medical practices that were in place before the advent of modern medicine.

This includes herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, which is prevalent in Chinese, Ayurvedic (or Indo-Persian), and Greek (Hypocratic) medicine.

Upon the advent of modern medicine, many professionals discarded the use of herbs in favour of man-made medicine. The fact that these treatments are based on the healing properties of some herbs was forgotten.

For example, opium, digitalis, quinine, and aspirin all have their roots in traditional medicine.

A lot of natural medicine can be considered as a lost art. This does not mean that it has lost efficacy over time. In some cases, natural therapy is actually better than modern medicine. This leads some doctors to seriously consider and study the possible uses of natural medicine

Before we continue, it is important to stress that not all the natural remedies are legitimate. It would help to only try those remedies which have been thoroughly studied and are relatively risk free.

Take herbal medicine for example. There are many well-documented and studied herbal remedies available. However, only those that deal with minor ailments such as cough, colds, fever, skin rashes, and its ilk are likely to be recommended by health professionals. These remedies are sometimes superior to synthetic medicine. This is because herbal medicines are less likely to cause negative side effects but like all remedies, even Allopathic (from our Physicians) it pays to be careful.

Currently there are numerous organizations that study the effects and advocacy of natural medicine – among which is herbal medicine. Some governments and health agencies openly advocate the use of natural methods since they are inexpensive and relatively risk-free.

As their studies compile, more herbs and treatments are added to the list of accepted medicines. However, many herbs and treatments have been proven to be bogus medicine. This represents a challenge for both the user and the agencies because they have to ascertain that the treatments they either use or advocate are legitimate.

There exist today many alternative medical treatments that fall under natural medicine. However, not all of them have been proven to be effective. You could mention homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and other alternative medical treatments. It would pay to consult the experts as to the legitimacy of these treatments.

Natural medicine should also be thought of as an accompanying medicine. Right now, the current collective medical thought suggests that natural medicine be used only to supplement accepted modern medical practices. In that case of minor ailments your expert we actually advise you to take natural therapies instead.

The practice of modern medicine revolves around diagnosing an illness and prescribing treatments for such. Natural medicine is helpful because it suggests that treatment be not necessarily given only when sick. Natural medicine strives to make each patient practice good health habits. These habits include good diet, healthy living, and the regular natural treatment.

It is this same line of thought that leads our parents to tell us to eat our vegetables. Yes, a healthy lifestyle and will do no harm to our well-being. And this is the foundation of natural medicine – may it be massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy or others.

It is funny but true that science, in its quest for excellence, is studying the knowledge of sages past. This, surprisingly, leads us back to the remedies nature offers. The possibilities of finding remedies to everyday illnesses in natural medicine are encouraging. So staying tuned to studying these remedies is worthwhile until we can verify that these therapies are truly helpful to our health and our society.

In conclusion. We can be relatively secure in our knowledge that natural medicines and remedies are safe. However, where we need to be careful is in choosing the right remedy, the right strength and the right mixture. To be certain we could concoct our own or we could rely on a third party to prepare them individual concoctions for us but when we create our own we need to study the right ingredients, parts of the plant (root, stem, leaf, etc) and the right harvesting time. When we rely on others then we must trust that they also know the most effective method for the creation of the remedy and these can be expensive and outside our affordable price range. This is why I strongly recommend Healthwise Online Health Stores. They are a reputable company that only deal in the best. Their juices are not pasteurised so they work. Their capsules are made from the finest ingredients and not full of bulker agents like talc.

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Wilf Archer

Wilf Archer is the only Professional Health Coach in the UK who holds two Royal Charters for his professionalism and service. He can be contacted through his website This article may be freely copied and distributed in its entirety.

April 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment


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