Amazing Health Benefits of Bee Products – Royal Jelly and Propolis

Bees are simply amazing. To date, scientists have not been able to replicate many of bee’s creations. Royal Jelly and Propolis ranks among the top of bee products that scientists have not been able to fully comprehend as they contain compounds that have not yet been identified yet the health benefits of these products are well documented throughout ages.

Royal Jelly — The Queen’s Food

Royal Jelly is a bee product that is manufactured for the nourishment of the hive’s Queen Bee. Royal Jelly is such a powerful and nutritious food that it extends the life of the bee from one to two months, the average life span of a worker bee, to one of approximately five years!

Royal Jelly is rich in natural hormones, minerals, B vitamins, folic acid, fatty acids, acetylcholine (a shortage in our bodies of this makes us susceptible to MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other nerve diseases), amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. It also contains aspartic acid, essential within our bodies for tissue regeneration and growth.

This food is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antibiotic, nutritive, tonic, and anti-aging. It is especially helpful to the respiratory, skeletal, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, and cellular systems.

Royal Jelly is a hormonal stimulant, and helps to keep the hormones and metabolic functions regulated and normalized. It aids in cell regeneration, a function that deteriorates as we age, and can help maintain skin tone and full hair, as well as treats skin problems. It is an energy enhancer for all ages, making it invaluable in treating chronic fatigue, sexual impotency, and revitalizing the body after a serious illness, surgeries, or trauma.

Royal Jelly is also used in cases of senility, anxiety, and depression of all kinds. It mimics the effect of amphetamines without any of the side effects or problems associated with them. Since this substance stimulates cell regeneration, it is believed to be invaluable in dealing with the brain’s particular chemistry. The jelly has proven to lower serum cholesterol and lipid counts, and can help to prevent arteriosclerosis. It has also been shown to be beneficial to protecting the liver, build tissue and muscle, enhance bone growth and health, aid in sexual vitality, stimulate the memory, to regulate weight, and to support wound healing. It also has serious use for staph infections.

Propolis — The Natural Defense

Propolis is a resinous substance that the bees gather from tree leaves and bark, and combine it with nectar, wax, pollen, and bee bread to make a natural “glue” type substance. This glue is used to seal hive cracks and holes. It is also placed at the entrance to the beehive, where incoming workers have to brush up against it as they enter the hive. This sterilizes the bees from infection, and may disinfect them upon entry as well. Beehives are more sterile than the most modern hospitals. Propolis is also used to line the birthing chamber where the queen lays her eggs, thereby providing a clean, sterile environment for the developing eggs.

Heart Health Hawthorn Berries Natures Tonic for the Heart

In the first century, the Greek herbalist Dioscorides wrote about the health-giving properties of the berries of the white-thorn, or hawthorn tree. Thereafter, Romans, Greeks and even Renaissance herbalists utilized the rose-like petals and red berries of the hawthorn tree as a powerful tonic for heart health.

In modern Europe, doctors regularly prescribe hawthorn extract to alleviate a variety of mild to moderate heart related symptoms. Hawthorn is listed as an official drug in the Pharmacopoeias (official drug compendium) throughout China, Europe and South America, as an effective treatment for heart ailments and cardiovascular disease. It is used in cases of angina pectoris (chest pains), arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat), aged related cardiac insufficiency, arteriosclerosis and to regulate both high and low blood pressure.

European studies indicate that hawthorn can reduce strains on the heart by dilating peripheral blood vessels (lowering blood pressure), while it simultaneously increases cardiac output as it strengthens the contractility of the heat muscle (allowing it to pump stronger). Angina cases are often relieved because it is believed to dilate coronary blood vessels, increasing the oxygen supply to the heart muscle. This may reduce the risk of having a heart attack and increase your chances of survival if one does occur. Studies have also shown hawthorn to speed the recovery of those who have suffered a heart attack.

Hawthorn berries contain cardiotonic amines, polyphenols and vitamin C with significant amounts of bioflavonoids. Universally considered to be safe even in long term use, hawthorn is non-toxic, not habit-forming and does not appear to interfere with any conventional medications. It is sometimes given concurrently with much more toxic allopathic medicines to reduce the dosage and necessity of the drugs. Over a dozen clinical trials have concluded that hawthorn berry extract can be a safe and effective option in cases of chronic congestive heart disease.

Hawthorns valuable clinical effects include:

A powerful antioxidant free-radical scavenger to reduce the plaques of atherosclerosis

An arterial dilator to infuse more oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle, alleviating angina (chest pains) while lowering peripheral blood pressure

An anti-arrythmic (steadies the heart beat by stabilizing the hearts rhythmic contractions) to prevent deadly, vessel-plugging clots

A cardiovascular tonic which increases cardiac output and endurance

Is mildly sedative, reducing some of the nervousness associated with angina or palpitations

Hawthorn taken in conjunction with other heart healthy supplements like vitamin E, Co Q10 and omega-3 fats (from fish oils), is a ideal way to support longevity, endurance and preventive heart health at any age.

Wellness Spa A Health Tourism Portal

Health tourism has also become a primary strategy for expand one”s client base. Health tourism have recently experienced a quick growth, with the rising healthcare costs, overloaded public healthcare systems, increased interest in organic medicine etc., amongst the wellness seekers travelling for much better health care options.
Now days, Panama City has become a home to a plethora of new spas offering the deluxe treatments to revitalize your mind, body and soul. These wellness spas offer a wide variety of treatments and services such as aromatherapy, massages, soothing facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, scrubs and masques, hot stone therapy etc., with the help of extremely trained and professional estheticians and therapists.
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An Open Letter To President Obama On Health Care Reform And What It Means To My Family

Mr. President:

I know that you are a very busy man so I will try to keep my questions about health care reform and the recently passed legislation as short and simple as possible.

– I could ask you why you think this is a good piece of legislation even though I truly believe that it will be a failure and will come very close to bankrupting the country. The basis for my conclusion has nothing to do with political partisanship (in fact, I have never voted for a Republican for national office in my life.) From my perspective, “Obama Care” never effectively addressed the root causes of our escalating health care costs: Americans eat too much of the wrong kinds of food, they exercise far too little, they are overweight, they smoke too much, and they are getting older. This legislation does not address these causes, it just raises taxes and moves money around within the bureaucracy. I could ask you about this but I will not.

– I could ask you why you have not stepped forward and denounced those in your party that have likened Americans like myself, i.e. those that have legitimate and honest concerns about this health care reform bill, to the racists who fought against the civil rights movement from the 1960s. I thought that we lived in a free country where citizens could freely address their elected representatives without being slurred in the most debasing way possible, just for having a different opinion. Your lack of fortitude to oppose those Democrats who frequently use the term “racist” to malign myself and those Americans expressing their honest opposition, cheapens the bravery and contributions of those from long ago that fought actual racism. I could ask you about this but I will not.

– I could ask you why you felt it necessary to pass this legislation by the back door called reconciliation. This is a major, major issue in the country that will affect every American for decades to come. Sneaking it in the back door, without using the traditional, time honored method of passing laws in his country, belittles the approach and makes it look like it was forced through without the full weight of the democratic process behind it. I could ask you about this but I will not.

Here is what I will ask you about. But first, some background facts:

– Let me reiterate that both my wife and myself have never voted for a Republican for national office in our lives.

– We both spent several decades of our lives working hard for AT&T, retiring several years ago, secure in our thinking that AT&T’s promise of health care benefits and coverage for our long years of service was a good bet.

– We both try to eat well, we exercise at our local YMCA on an almost daily basis, neither of us smoke, and we rarely drink. In other words, we take personal responsibility for our health and our health care.
One reason for our personal responsibility behavior is that we are on a high deductible insurance plan with AT&T. We are each responsible for the first $1,200 of our annual health care costs before we get any insurance coverage at all. However, for this personal responsibility, we also pay nothing in annual premiums.

– During the debate leading up to the passage of health care reform, you reiterated more than once that those of us that currently had health care coverage would be able to keep it. However, in a recent article in Fortune magazine, the CEO of AT&T, Randall Stephenson, was interviewed (several pages of the article are attached). Towards the end of the interview, he was explicitly asked whether AT&T would consider dropping health care insurance coverage for its employees and retirees. His response made it clear that this was a very viable option for two reasons. First, from a business profitability perspective, under the new health care reform law, “you’re better off paying the government a fine and dropping health care coverage for your employees”, improving AT&Ts bottom line. Second, he talks about “economic gravity” which appears to be code words for “if others in his industry do it, AT&T will have no choice but to do it also.”

Thus, a few quick questions for you:

1) Were you just naive when you made the comments that we could all keep our current health care insurance, not realizing the simple fact that companies are in business to make money and if this bill makes it easier for them to make more money by not insuring their workforce, that is what they will do? Or were you being disingenuous, knowing that this would happen and deliberately misinforming the country to help get your health care reform bill passed? Naive or disingenuous, in either case you will be making millions of American voters unhappy in November and in 2012 when we are forced out of our current health care coverage and will blame you for either ignorance or arrogance in this situation.

2) I am 57 years old and my wife is 56 years old and if Mr. Stephenson does decide to terminate AT&T’s health care coverage for employees and retirees, where do you suggest that my wife and I get coverage? What insurance company is going to want to pick us up, and millions of other older Americans who lost their coverage, at our ages even though we are both healthy and taking personal responsibility for our continued good health?

3) If we are forced out onto the market for health care insurance coverage, our new coverage is likely going to be much more expensive. Our annual health care costs will go from a maximum of $1,200 each to a minimum of several thousand dollars each. Is this how you planned to reduce health care costs for middle class America? Is so, then you need to explain the math to me. Maximum of $1,200 to a minimum of several thousand dollars, does not make sense out here in the real world. How does this reduce the escalating health care costs for the 90% of Americans that already had health care insurance prior to the passage of this bill?

Thus, I am not going to ask you about why you and the rest of Congress did not address the root causes of high health care costs in your legislating process. I am not going to ask why you have sat back and been silent while those Americans with legitimate and honest dissent against this bill have been likened to racists by members of your party. I thought you represented all Americans, not just those that agreed with your policies. I will not ask you about why you did not have the courage and guts to pass this legislation the right way, through the front door like every other piece of legislation, but instead snuck it through the back door of reconciliation.

However, I will ask you or your staff to contact me and explain where and how I can get health care coverage at my age if AT&T and the rest of corporate America decides it is a better economic choice to pay a government fine than to cover their employees and retirees with health insurance. I will ask you to explain whether you were naive or disingenuous when explaining that we would be able to keep our current health insurance coverage. And finally, please explain how paying no more than $1,200 a year under my current coverage (with many years paying nothing for coverage during healthy years) is a better deal then finding new coverage at my age and paying several thousand dollars a year for the privilege.

Although I have written to the White House many times, I have never received any answer to my questions on a wide variety of topics even though you promised to have the most open and responsive administration of all time. That has not happened yet. However, in this case I do require, in fact I demand specific answers to my three questions above. For your political sake I hope to receive those answers before early November and certainly before 2012.

Thank you for your time,

Walter “Bruno” Korschek

[Follow up note: a month after sending this to the White House, no answers to the questions have been received or even a simple confirmation that this letter was received has been forthcoming from the Obama adminstration.]

A Little Ignorance About Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Can Spell Doom for You

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer, it does metastasize and usually grows very slowly. It usually begins with a circumscribed solid elevation of skin also known as papule. It enlarges that can develop into crater-like image that erodes, crusts and bleeds. It is a common condition of male 45 years old and above. Sun exposure and skin pigmentation are the common risks factors for basal cell carcinoma. There are three types of BCC and these are nodular basal cell carcinoma, pigmented lesion and superficial type. Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of this condition, a fresh-colored nodule is present with overlying of blood vessel. Meanwhile, Pigmented Lesion is a type of BCC has a darker shade compared to the nodular basal cell carcinoma. It can be confused with malignant melanoma. However, superficial type usually appears scaly and red in color. There are different types of basal cell carcinoma treatment depending on biopsy information.

Here are some of the most common and effective means of treatment:

1. Electrodessication and curettage – This type of treatment uses electrocute device that scrapes the tumor through a curette. This has to be repeated several times and several sessions to be completely assured that the tumor is completely eradicated. It is also advised that this method should be used for smaller tumor less that 6mm.

2. Simple Excision – This method involves surgical excision of the lesion through the normal skin. It is usually used for larger tumors in the cheek, trunk, forehead and legs. This is also a quick and inexpensive method, however, differentiation of normal skin tissue to cancerous tissues are observed and evaluated through the naked eye.

3. Moh’s Micrographic Surgery – This treatment needs an expert and experienced Moh’s surgeon in order to be performed. With this method, excision of the tumor and tissue are examined under the microscope. This can help determine the definite area of cancerous tissues, thus it can aid the residual cancerous tissue to be excised. Although, this type of basal cell carcinoma treatment can be expensive, the best advantage of it is being definitive and effective in treating the condition. Hence, recurrence of skin cancer is very rare.

4. Radiation Therapy – This method requires radiation treatment to the patient who has inoperable tumor or to refrain the loss of important tissue surrounding the affected area. It can also be used when the tumor is difficult to excise or there are health risks that may follow open surgery.

5. Cryotheraphy – Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the affected area, thus destroying the cancerous tissue. This is highly advised for patients who have superficial type of basal cell carcinoma and for those who have pre-malignant condition. This is usually inexpensive but it can only be used on certain condition and state.

With a wide array of available treatments for skin cancer, patients have a very big chance in leading a normal life. And it is also take into consideration that to prevent diseases, one must be healthy in mind and in body.

If you are not able to speak to your doctor immediately, manage to go through the website of Elisa Pouding that will present you with various crucial information on do’s and don’ts of basal cell carcinoma treatment and basal cell carcinoma.