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Cancer – Do Not Accept It, Deny It To Win The Battle

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Late of 2018 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. It was not a crying moment hearing the Doctor’s announcement about me having cancer. I and my husband were just smiling I don’t know but our feelings are mutual. No fear, no sadness, there was just a positive drive within us that made the Doctor shook her head on our response. We were not in the state of denial but maybe our faith is just too big that cancer diagnosis could not even shake us.

Our faith to win the battle lead us to treasure hunt, finding the best cure for cancer. It was difficult on my part because my kidneys were somewhat damage due to the tumor blockage. I was not able to urinate normally. I found a herbal medicine sold locally and I religiously took it along with our ardent prayers. Miraculously, after 3 days of taking the herbal medicine, I discharged liquid, maybe a basin of clear discharges. I was relieved but still was not able to urinate normally.

I and my husband decided to go to an Oncologist to get a second opinion but with the same diagnosis. My sister took me to another OB-Gyne specialist but still with the same diagnosis too. The good thing about it is that fear was not there to control my will to fight. My mind was like being set to believe that I have no cancer and I want to prove the doctors they were all wrong.

I lose more weight in just a couple of weeks being so choosey with everything I ate. My sister fed me with supplements that really work like a miracle because in three weeks time catheter was removed. But I believed our prayers were answered then. God is a good God and He wants us to be healed. He is a giver of life, hope, and peace.

Though as far as I can remember I was tormented every time I go to the bathroom, I urinate but with pain. With so much faith in my heart, I survived. Then one day I found an evangelist in one of the YouTube videos and I prayed along, it was a healing prayer. I cried and cried while the prayer was played, it went down deep in my heart and in my spirit. I then surrender everything to the Lord. Right after the prayer, I had eliminated mucous and all sorts of discharges and I realized I was healed.

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A Real Wellness Perspective on the Satanic Temple

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The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Civilization

A MOVIE THAT’S DEVILISHLY ENTERTAINING AND INSIGHTFUL

I saw a movie in the S.F. Bay area recently entitled, Hail Satan?

Really.

As a youth in Catholic schools, at a time when parochial schools were virtual penal colonies for juveniles just waiting for opportunities to go astray, uttering the words Hail Satan would have brought tribulation and woe.

I was so indoctrinated into an Old Testament vision of a punitive god that being turned into a pillar of salt, like Lot’s wife, would have been too good for me. After all, that poor woman’s offense was but to look back to view the commotion, to catch a glance of her home being wrecked or perhaps to assess whether there was time to go back to save the family pet. But no, God was throwing a temper tantrum, raining destruction and death on an entire city because, well, every man, woman and child, even babies, I suppose, were behaving like Sodom and Gomorrahites, which evidently wasn’t pretty. Lot and his wife were fleeing because two characters, dressed as angels, had scared the bejabbers out them, urging the one virtuous couple to flee for their lives and, for some unknown reason, not to look back. Unfortunately, Lot’s wife could not resist a backward glance. Who among us would not have sneaked a peek? Lady Lot got the pillar of salt treatment for disobeying angels.

At the time, I would have expected a gruesome penance for saying the words Hail Satan, let alone attending a movie by that name. Come to think of it, it seems likely I would have expected spontaneous combustion, on the spot, not a second chance to repent and shape up. Fathers LaRue, Doyle and McGovern would no doubt have ceremoniously sprinkled holy water on my smoking ashes; Sisters DeChantell, Lucy and George would have marched their classes to the charred spot where I had been cooked in fiery flames. This daily field trip would surely impress my classmates to eschew blasphemous smart aleck salutes. There was no place for Little Satanists at St. Barnabas.

Despite my experience of a dramatically intense educational environment during twelve years of Roman Catholic schooling, I recently viewed Hail Satan?, 63 years since my last day of attendance at an institution run by the one true church, the one founded by St. Peter on a rock where I was immersed in the only religion that would render me eligible to appear one day in the dock at the high court of Heavenly Gates. Eligibility was one thing, admittance something else altogether. There were no guarantees that I or anyone else, even the pope, would be found not guilty of one or more transgressions (e.g., missing Sunday Mass, eating meat on Friday, touching oneself impurely, etc.) that would trigger a guilty verdict, after which I’d be unceremoniously dropped into a huge pit of fire to commence an eternity of suffering.

The merciful god of the Catholic Church had a mean streak.

Despite these educational advantages, I attended a production about an organization that did not believe in any gods or devils, including Satan, but which hailed him anyway for its own purposes.

I loved it but I had lots of company – the audience was enthusiastic (a standing ovation as the credits rolled) and it got a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes)

I recommend you discover for yourself how the Satanic Temple goes about hailing Satan for the purpose of promoting church/state separation. The bottom line about the Temple is that it artfully, satirically and often hilariously employs the boogeyman or, if you prefer, the apparition/evil spirit/phantasm/specter/spook or bugaboo of a devil figurehead, to promote an irreligious form of humanism. Or, in the areas of reason, exuberance and liberty, REAL wellness.

Despite years of religious dogma, supernatural rituals and threats of eternal punishment, I believe the brief Tenets of the Satanic Temple are superior to the voluminous teachings of the Catholic Church, Christianity and other religions with which I’m somewhat familiar. The Satanic Temple has no angry or other gods, no hellfires, no superstitions – just a set of beliefs that encourage an embrace of critical thinking and science, personal responsibility, individual and societal freedoms and a passion for justice, kindness, love, good works and other secular values needed today more than ever.

Consider the seven tenets of the Satanic Temple:

1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.

2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

3. One¹s body is inviolable, subject to one¹s own will alone.

4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.

5. Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world.

6. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.

7. People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.

The authors of these Tenets believe that each is a guiding principle that might inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

The Tenets do not square much with the kind of Satan the priests and nuns of my childhood described. Since watching the movie, I’ve not had a single nightmare. I can’t say the same about dreams endured as a child, concerned as I was about what Satan had in store for transgressors young and old in the scary afterlife.

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Natural Hair Products – Advantages and Disadvantages For the Average Consumer

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For many years, shoppers could only find natural hair products at health food stores and natural food markets. However, the consumer has become more aware of chemicals, synthetics, and products that are safe, not only for the environment, but for the hair follicles and the body.

One of the advantages of using a natural hair product is its availability at grocery stores, pharmacies, supercenters, and almost any place that sells hair products. Most herbal products are safe for the environment, are not tested on animals, and are better for your skin and hair.

The safest and best natural hair products, however, have a low sudsing factor, which for the average consumer may appear to be a disadvantage, because tons of frothy soap does not accompany the application onto wet hair. However, looking at a label of a natural hair product, you’ll notice that the harmful ingredients used by many commercial hair product companies are not utilized in natural hair products.

Another advantage is that they do not cost as much money and they are even less expensive when you mix the ingredients at home or when you buy natural hair products in bulk. Regardless of which type of hair you have, you can be sure to find a natural product for everyday use.

What can a natural product do for you? By using a natural herbal shampoo, you will not be putting chemicals onto your scalp or on your hair, and the natural ingredients are pure, which insures that your hair will go through a deep cleansing. There will be no filmy residue left on the hair either. In addition, your hair will look shinier and will retain its natural moisture.

Some people are under the misconception that baby shampoo is gentle for any person or for any type of hair. This is a false belief. Baby shampoo is one of the harshest shampoos for anyone’s hair. Why? Because although it is appealing to the consumer to have a product that will not cause a baby or child to cry, the consumer does not know or understand that the ingredients in the product contain a very harsh chemical that basically numbs the eyelids and the tear ducts. Yes, it’s great that babies don’t cry when the soap gets into their eyes. However, have you ever considered what that numbing agent does to a child’s eyes? So, be careful and be aware when a manufacturer or advertiser says that a product is gentle; that doesn’t mean that the product is made from natural and gentle ingredients.

There are a lot of people who are allergic to certain ingredients in a standard non-herbal product that contains chemicals, and some people are prone to losing their hair or having a similar reaction to hair products that are not pure and natural.

If you care about yourself, your body, your hair, and your environment, then environmentally friendly products such as natural hair products are definitely designed for you. In addition, remember that natural products are generally less expensive, and they will provide better results than synthetic and harsh shampoos that contain detergents.

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Common Types of Drywall Screws

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When it comes to hanging drywall, there are certain tools you must use to get the job done right. The same rule applies for even the tiniest detail, like drywall screws. There are several options for drywall fasteners, but not all of them are good choices. The most effective nails and screws are the ones that provide a sturdy, long-lasting hold, while at the same time allowing for the proper amount of countersinking. Continue reading to learn about a few of the most common and effective drywall screws, and how they are applied in drywall installation.

Choose the Right Screw for the Right Job

Drywall screws are a little more expensive, but they do provide a stronger hold. There are many drywall fasteners that come in the form of a Philips head, but they are not all the same in terms of performance and value. The screw you choose will largely depend in the drywall application you have in store, but also on the quality of screw you are looking for. Here are four of the most common drywall screws used to hang gypsum:

  1. Self-Drilling – Also used as pan head screws, these are effective for metal stud framing.
  2. Course – These have course threads that securely fasten drywall to its studs.
  3. Fine – These screws have smaller heads and finer threads that work well to secure gypsum board.
  4. Trim-Head – Use these screws to attach wood trim over drywall.

You May Also Need Drywall Nails

There are also several types of drywall nails that are effective for fastening smaller parts to a larger base. In fact, there are 3 specific type of drywall nails that are commonly used in drywall installation. These common gypsum board nails include:

  1. Drywall Nails – These are standard nails used to attach drywall to wood frames. They are designed with a large head and a barbed shank, giving them a stronger holding capacity. Some are even sterilized to protect against oil and dirt.
  2. Cupped-Head Nails – These have rounded heads that allow for easier countersinking and a smooth, flat finish. They are commonly used to secure drywall to wood framing. They require to use of joint compound to cover the exposed head.
  3. Cement-Coated Nails – These nails have a resin-coated shank that is smooth. This allows for stronger holding power. Their common application is to secure drywall to wooden framing.

Professional Drywall Installation

It is highly recommended to hire a licensed contractor for drywall installation and repair. They have the proper training, experience, and resources to provide professional drywall service in a convenient time frame. You don’t want to make the mistake of injuring yourself or damaging your property if you have never hung drywall before!

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Camouflage or Simply Camo

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Camouflage is another trend this fall. And not just camouflage, but color!

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As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips and makeup trends to hairstyles and home décor, we’re excited to see how these stylistas gear up for fall weather. This week, we’re welcoming Candace of Live Love & Read to share the five best ways to style camouflage – the trendiest print of fall 2017.

With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) behind us and summer making its official exit, I think it’s safe to say that we can officially focus on all things FALL. After all, for the budget-conscious fashionista, it is important to wait and see which trends get the most love from the NYFW street style scene, so you know which ones you need to invest in for your autumn wardrobe.

From the boldest of reds to couch print florals to velvet, there’s a lot of good stuff happening in the fashion department this fall. You may or may not be ready for this, but one of the most notable trends of the season is CAMO. The renaissance of this pattern started making its way down the fashion pipelines last fall and made an impressionable impact, which explains how and why camo is an IT trend for 2017.

I know, living on the “wild” side and wearing bold prints (like camo) can be scary. The good news is there are a variety of ways you can approach styling this trend without looking too “avant-garde.” Also, for my classic-natural gals who are currently thinking, “I would never wear camo,” I’m happy to report that this is your PERFECT print, as it combines all those great natural colors you love!

OK, enough shop talk, let’s get some visual inspiration. Here are 5 ways you can rock camo for fall 2017.

#1: CAMO WITH A TOUCH OF FEMININITY

As a stylist, one of the complaints I’ve often heard about camo is that it feels too masculine. Trust me, I get it – it’s hard to disassociate camo print from military toughness. But here are two things to remind yourself:

1. Incorporating masculine-esque pieces is totally okay. In fact, it’s encouraged to create some contrast in your look.

2. You can also add ultra-feminine pieces to soften a look or trend.

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Can You Get Skin Tags On Your Face?

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Can you get skin tags on your face, is a simple question to which there is a simple answer. Yes!

But if you find one that is quite long, or that one is starting to develop, should you be worried? No. Relax!

The answer is almost always, no! Only very rarely indeed is there a deeper problem. Skin tags are tiny growths of skin normally found on the face, hands or feet. The tags generally hang off the skin by a thin connecting stalk. You no doubt dislike having that thing, but skin tags are not normally a threat to your health. Read on to find out more.

Facial tags may be annoying, and more so on the face as they are likely to be seen by those that you meet, but there is no need to panic. The direct cause of facial them is a growth of flesh, which is also known as a “benign tumor”.

However, most people are not aware of this problem and hence do not think of the underlying causes with the result that they don’t look after themselves as they should. Most dermatologists say that keeping yourself healthy through a balanced diet is the best way to avoid them.

Removing Skin Tags Including from Your Face

If you want to remove a skin tag at home, follow these simple guidelines. The process is simple and safe.

Here Is How to Remove a Facial Skin Tag Without Harm

A “tag” on the face is basically harmless. They are only formed when the skin folds and the growth is outwards. The worst thing about them though is of course that they can so easily be seen on the face. Very few people will see them when, as they often do, they appear on underarms, armpits, your back, or your chest, let alone on the groin area!

However, you cannot just pick up your tag and remove it without the assistance of an expert. If the face skin tag becomes infected then you may have to go for surgery. The decision to remove a skin tag should not be taken in a hurry. If you remove it in haste, you may cause permanent scarring. Also, you really must wash your hands properly before you ever attempt to remove a tag.

More on How to Remove a Skin Tag on Your Face

There are many ways to remove a tag. The first way, and the most common way, is to use a thread around the base of it. We do recommend that in that way you remove it by cutting off its blood supply. A thread is pulled around the skin tag till it comes out of the skin. Once the supply of blood stops, it falls off almost immediately.

You should not use any sharp object to pull the thread. If you do so, there is a high chance of causing infection to the skin tag.

The second way is to make use of an aloe vera plant. Just take the leaf from the plant and tie it to the tag with a thread. Make sure that you do not leave any extra thread. When you tighten the thread, the aloe vera is known to go into the blood stream in it and reduce the tag. This method is said to be as effective as the first method in terms of effectiveness.

You should remember too that you should not use any sharp object to remove a facial tag. Nor should you grasp it with your finger nail. Some say that they carefully pull the skin tag with a fingernail to remove it, or use a pair of cutters or clippers. Using is not advisable, as a pair of cutters or clippers is too violent an action. We say that especially for a facial tag, it may tear off leaving a small scar when it heals.

They say that there is no need to worry about the pain as it is quite mild. But, that’s not the point. We have no doubt that the wound will usually heal in the due course of time all by itself. Maybe on some parts of the body a tiny scar would not concern you. But, for us, we would not risk it on our face. A dermatologist is the best expert to help you remove them.

It is also advised that you take good care of your facial skin tags or they may bleed if they rub against clothing etc. You should try to make sure that they don’t touch your clothes. Letting clothes rub them may make them bleed and you may create a bigger problem.

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MAC Makeup – Things You May Not Know About MAC Makeup and Cosmetics

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The best makeup on earth is MAC makeup, hands down. Created in 1985 by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo, MAC cosmetics were designed to hold up to the most grueling conditions. Ordinary drug store makeup doesn’t look good under bright lights, and most of it sweats off or wears off under normal circumstances anyway. The chemists who created MAC cosmetics, however, designed it to hold up to just about any challenge you can throw at it. It’s good for all ages, all races and all sexes, which later became the company’s motto.

MAC makeup is also a socially conscious brand. There are four social initiative problems that the company currently has in place: MAC Cruelty-Free Beauty, Back to MAC Recycling, MAC Kids Helping Kids and the MAC AIDS Fund. Even though MAC cosmetics was bought out by the Estee Lauder Companies in 1994 and the original founder Frank Angelo died in 1997, the MAC AIDS Fund has been continued by the new owners. The coolest thing about it is that every penny of the sale of the eight products under the Viva Glam name get donated to the charity. This has raised more than $86 million for the charity since 1994.

If you’re a makeup artist, you can get 40 percent off of the price of MAC makeup. Other beauty professionals can get a 30 percent discount. The brand is also extremely socially diverse. Spokespeople in the past have included everyone from RuPaul to Linda Evangelista. MAC Beauty Icons have included Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Raquel Welch and Catherine Deneuve. All in all, MAC makeup has done a lot for the industry as well as the community. They perfected makeup and are a great role model for other American companies. It can be said that part of their success is due to their acceptance of all things beautiful, and that’s something we can all stand behind.

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Foods to Avoid Causing Your Teeth Turmoil

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Many people don’t know that a lot of the foods we eat on a daily basis can actually cause our teeth a lot of unnecessary turmoil. While it isn’t exactly necessary to completely avoid these foods, it would at least be a good idea to know what they are, to cut them down in your daily diet.

There are several different types of food that can damage and discolor our beautiful teeth. You may not even be aware that these foods are harming your teeth every time you eat, unless you’ve already had some experience with the pain that this damage can cause. Of course you can still go on and eat these foods, but with moderation and with proper care for your teeth. You’ll want to have an idea of the foods you’ll need to watch out for, and ensure that in addition to cutting them down or out of your diet, you also practice proper oral and dental hygiene each and every time you consume them. Here are the two main things you’ll need to look out for, as they can have the most damaging effect on your pearly whites.

Foods that are Loaded with Sugar

Drinking sodas or eating sweets once in a while is not actually a problem, as long as it is only once in a while. The problem occurs when you start taking these sweets regularly, as the regular consumption of these sugary treats can affect not only your overall health, but that of your smile as well. Obviously, sweet foods are rich in sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners, which are terrific energy sources to the bacteria that is always present in our mouths. These sugars can actually increase the activity of those bacteria, causing more plaque to form upon our teeth and gums. This plaque can cause greater issues with your teeth to occur, not the least of which being cavities and discoloration. Soda and acidic fruit juice, with or without sugar added, are the greatest culprits in tooth decay and discoloration.

Sugary drinks and foods every so often is often a wonderful treat, and there’s no need to cut them out of the foods you eat completely. It’s merely important that, if you’re one of those people who ‘indulges’ in several of these sweets per day, you begin to reduce the number drastically. Also, following a few simple steps can help to prevent teeth turmoil; brushing your teeth thoroughly after eating or drinking something with excessive sugar, flossing and rinsing your out your mouth will keep your teeth from taking the brunt of the damage these sugars can cause.

Foods that Dry Out Your Mouth

You may not know that maintaining a well hydrated mouth is essential in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but it’s true. A dry mouth is more susceptible to damage and decay. In order to prevent these conditions, you’ll need to ensure that you don’t have a dry, under-hydrated mouth.

Chewing gum and drinking alcohol can make your mouth dry, as can smoking cigarettes. There are also certain medications that can make the mouth dehydrated, which is of course bad for your teeth. What you can do here is to regularly rinse your mouth to keep it extra hydrated. You may also rinse it with fluoridated liquids for keeping your mouth hydrated and healthy. You should also see to it that you drink plenty of water throughout the day because, in addition to just being an overall healthy beverage, water helps to keep your mouth hydrated.

These are some of the foods that you should definitely avoid, or at the very least reduce your intake of, to prevent teeth turmoil. Keeping your teeth healthy will keep your smile happy. It will also help you save a substantial amount of money from getting treatments from the dentists, which will also keep your smile happy. But don’t forget that regular check-ups and a steady, thorough brushing, flossing and rinsing routine are irreplaceable in the fight to keep your teeth white and strong.

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Vogue Resort And Spa – Photographic Services

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Vogue Resort And Spa is based in Ao Nang, Krabi. This beautiful resort is known for its natural beauty, extraordinary spa services, and comfortable accommodation rooms. The resort has recently inaugurated their photographic studio. This article throws light on the photographic services that the studio offers. The photographic services are offered not only in Krabi but across the country for all occasions. However, they specialize in event photography.

The studio offers photographic services at all occasions and events; these include wedding parties, birthdays, corporate events, commercial events and all social and private functions. The studio is becoming known for its excellence in event photography, wedding photography, and portrait photography. All the photographic sessions are offered for both on-location photography and studio photography, depending on the ease of the customers.

Their staff includes professional photographers. They are all trained and highly qualified professional photographers with years of experience in their hands. These professional photographers are using latest style cameras and other required equipment to shoot photographs, in order to create beautiful memories in form of crystal clear images. The photographs are edited and treated before they are developed on the papers. The images can be presented either in CDs or as paper photographs in albums.

For wedding photography, party photographers hold pre-wedding meetings and discussions. In these discussions, the photographers try to understand the requirements of the couple. At the wedding day, the party photographers do not only try to take formal photos but also informal and casual photos to capture the real essence of the special day. The album at the end is presented to the couple, this wedding album is well decorated and given as a complimentary gift Vogue Studios. Event photography is available for all events and functions of private and even social and commercial nature.

Portrait photography is available for children, family, individuals, couples, siblings, and new born babies. These portrait photography sessions can take place anywhere outside or inside the studio; the photographers will be happy to travel with you at the beach side or gardens.

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The Thymus Gland’s Role in Body Wellness

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Are any of you familiar with the Thymus Gland? It is located in our upper chest behind the breast bone. When we automatically slap our chest with our open palm in a moment of surprise, we are actually stimulating our Thymus Gland. But let us take a look at how this gland is tied to body wellness.

For many years scientists thought that the Thymus Gland served no function in adults. I know that sounds wrong because to my knowledge, organs and glands usually fulfill their own unique purpose. And the proper functioning of organs, glands and everything else helps to create body wellness.

What we do know now is that the Thymus Gland shrinks rapidly during times of serious illness or stress. And that if one were to conduct an autopsy of say a 50 year old healthy woman who died suddenly, say in a car crash, her Thymus would be much larger than the Thymus of a woman of the same age who died of a chronic degenerative disease.

According to John Diamond, M.D. in his book Your Body Doesn’t Lie evidence accumulated over the past 30 years on the Thymus Gland’s role in immunology is overwhelming. In cases where the Thymus has been destroyed or removed our body wellness is compromised because we become less effective in fighting infection and disease.

According to Patricia Ann Hellinger, natural healing lecturer, counselor and author of Hiatal Hernia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

“If the gland is not performing 100 % of its full capacity: It will cause the whole body to fall to illness, fatigue, and disease.”

Is it possible to strengthen and support the Thymus? According to Carson B. Burgstiner, M.D in his work on Thymus support protocol, he recommends ” a healthy diet, rest, water, exercise and learning to manage stress effectively is key to a well functioning Thymus. In addition, taking supplements like Vitamins C and E, beta carotene and selenium help to protect the Thymus from free radical damage.”

The Thymus gland appears to be a significant link in the functioning of our immune system and to our overall body wellness.

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A Simple Hair Loss Solution: Chasteberry (Agnus-Castus) – Will It Work for You?

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Agnus Castus, a ‘gentle’ herb,has long been effectively used as a hormonal regulator, against acne, for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), hormone-based infertility, menstrual disorders and even menopausal and pre-menopausal problems. In brief, Vitex has been known to effectively work against a large number of hormone-based imbalances and health problems.

Although I could write about how Agnus Castus Vitex can work really well against acne, since it’s often a hormone-based skin problem, in this article I am concentrating on how this natural supplement can help against hair loss. The type of hair loss I am referring to here, the type Agnus Castus can treat, is the hormone-based hair loss commonly known as androgenic alopecia: this is where the hormone testosterone is converted to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) on the scalp and skin; DHT then binds to hair follicles receptors, weakening them until the hair falls out. It is the most common form of hair loss and it affects men and women. Agnus Castus affects the pituitary gland (the ‘master’ gland of the endocrine system) and helps it regulate the productions of certain hormones, resulting in a shift in the oestrogen-progesterone ratio, increasing progesterone, a very important hormone (and factor) in the most common form of hair thinning. Why is progesterone important against the falling out of scalp hair? Because, simply put, progesterone on the scalp binds to hair follicles and, this way, it prevents DHT from binding to them.

The ability of Vitex to lower prolactin levels (or rather, to decrease the pituitary gland’s secretion of prolactin) also affects hair loss. Excess prolactin levels in your body (which can be due to stress, for example) causes a number of health issues such as loss of libido, hirsutism, weight gain and hair thinning. If you are a woman and you think that your (scalp) hair loss is connected to a number of hormonal problems, such as acne, irregular periods or ovarian cysts, pre-menstrual syndrome, excessive body hair (hirsutism), early menopause (and so on), taking adequate amounts of Agnus Castus may help greatly against (scalp) hair thinning. If you suspect your prolactin levels are high, even if only slightly, it may be wise to have a blood test. My levels were almost normal, almost marginally higher than normal: yet, by taking Vitex, I resolved my hair problem and, significantly, I no longer have the great difficulty I used to have in losing weight! This to me was a ‘bonus’ result.

Make sure the doses are adequate and not too low, otherwise it won’t affect prolactin levels enough to make a change. I took 4 pills a day of 80g each until I began to notice significant results, and continued to take a similar amount later on; that was my choice after a long research. However, I recommend you do your own research and consult your doctor before taking Vitex, especially because it can interact with certain drugs; also because, as a rule of thumb, before starting any supplement (no matter how safe), it is always best to talk it with your doctor. The more you know about Vitex Agnus Castus, the better you can utilize it to stop your scalp hair from falling out.

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