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Don?t Get SAD in the Winter — Brighten Your Mood With Full Spectrum Lighting

Posted in Zoloft on 28th November 2008

Don’t Get SAD in the Winter — Brighten Your Mood With Full Spectrum Lighting

(PRWEB) January 24, 2006

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of the #1-ranked natural health website Mercola.com, up to 12 million Americans suffer from SAD or seasonal affective disorder – but don’t have to. This medically recognized mood disorder is an episodic depression that affects people primarily during the winter months due to a lack of sunlight. Although many SAD sufferers, or those with the milder “winter blues,” are handed prescriptions for antidepressant medications, Dr. Mercola wants victims of these light deficiency maladies to be aware of a safe and effective non-drug treatment option for these winter maladies: full spectrum lights.

First, a little background on the problem. Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder vary from person to person. They can include feelings of hopelessness, despair, irritability and fatigue, weight gain, excessive eating or food cravings (especially for sweets or carbs), oversleeping, social withdrawal and loss of interest in sex or other activities. In some individuals, SAD symptoms may become quite serious and disabling. Milder degrees of these symptoms commonly affect those with the winter blues.

Dr. Mercola believes that natural sunlight exposure is absolutely crucial to everyone’s overall health and well-being. Sunlight is the key to controlling our metabolism, hormone production, reproductive function, internal clock or circadian rhythm and our moods. The fact that SAD and the winter blues come on when the days begin to darken and sunlight is scare is not coincidental. Rather, it is biological: the human equivalent of hibernation.

Serotonin, the brain hormone associated with mood elevation, rises with exposure to bright light, and falls with decreased sun exposure. Conversely, the hormone melatonin increases with decreased light, which explains that tired feeling that comes on when it begins to get dark outside — even if it is only 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a winter’s day.

Dr. Mercola’s top recommendation for dealing with SAD or the winter blues without resorting to Prozac, Zoloft or other pricey prescription drugs with potential side effects is to use full spectrum lighting in the home and office. He notes that the prevalence of SAD pioneered the discovery of an effective treatment method in the form of full spectrum light therapy, also known as phototherapy. A number of scientific studies have found that the effectiveness of full spectrum light therapy is comparable to the use of antidepressant drug therapy for mood disorders. But rather than having to use specialized “light boxes,” Dr. Mercola now recommends just trading in your ordinary light bulbs for full spectrum light bulbs.

Full spectrum lights offer all the health benefits of natural balanced sunlight — indoors. This type of full spectrum light therapy can help trick the brain into thinking it is spring or summer, even when it is snowing or blowing outside. Dr. Mercola cautions readers that many lights purported to be full spectrum are not really full spectrum at all. True full spectrum light must contain a complete spectrum of color, as well as infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths.

In addition to the use of full spectrum lighting, other recommendations from Dr. Mercola, bestselling author of The Total Health Plan, include:

1. Getting adequate exercise, which has been clinically shown to decrease depressive symptoms.

2. Taking a high-quality source of omega-3 fatty acids, also shown to have a beneficial value in treating depression.

3. Avoiding sugar and grains, which increase depression.

4. Optimizing your diet by learning your specific metabolic type, to determine the foods you need to be eating in their correct amounts.

For further information, Dr. Mercola encourages readers to take advantage of a free Full Spectrum Special Report at http://store.mercola.com/light.

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Austin Clean Water Activist Warns of Pharmaceuticals in Fresh Water Fish

Posted in Prozac on 26th November 2008

Austin Clean Water Activist Warns of Pharmaceuticals in Fresh Water Fish

Houston; Bellaire, TX (PRWEB) July 20, 2005

Texas Black Bass Unlimited’s clean water activist, Dwayne “Sparky” Anderson of Austin, warned local Rotarians of high concentrations of pharmaceuticals in area fresh water fish at a July 7 meeting of the Bellaire/SW Houston Rotary Club.

“Some fish tested are so heavily laced with drugs like Prozac and ibuprophen that eating them would be equivalent to taking a dose of those drugs,” Anderson said.

Anderson, who specializes in drinking water policy and public health advocacy, is a founding board member of SMART (Sensible Management of Aquatic Resources Team). He has served as a Federal Advisory Committee Member for the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is a national coalition of over 1 million anglers, conservationists, and public health advocates who promote protection of watersheds and natural fisheries. Currently Governmental Director for TBBU, Anderson’s responsibilities include public education and lobbying at the state and federal levels for sensible legislative responses to water quality issues.

According to Anderson, “Pharmaceuticals are not on anyone’s radar screen, and they should be.”

“Wastewater treatment plants have little or no filtering effect on drug contaminants,” he continued. “They were designed for biological and solid waste filtering, and the cost of modifying them to filter pharmaceuticals would be significant.”

Anderson also announced plans to focus budding scientific talent on the mounting challenges of fresh water biology in Texas through addition of aquatic educational facilities at area high schools. Coalition partners are currently being sought. More information regarding SMART is available at www.Smart-usa.org, and more detail regarding the new fresh-water educational program will soon be online at tbbu.org.

Bellaire / SW Houston Rotary is one of 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries and provides humanitarian services throughout southwest Houston. More information regarding the group’s “Flags Over Bellaire” program, as well as other BSWH Rotary civic projects, may be accessed online at www.bellairesw.org.

Rotary International was founded in Chicago in 1905 as the first service organization of its kind, and its 1.2 million business and professional leaders provide humanitarian services and promote peace and goodwill around the globe. Rotary’s Centennial Celebration events and general organizational information are available online at www.rotary.org.


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Viagra’s Mega Billions Turn New Over-the-Counter Marketplace Full of Male Enhancement Products Says ManRelated.com

Posted in Viagra on 25th November 2008

Viagra’s Mega Billions Turn New Over-the-Counter Marketplace Full of Male Enhancement Products Says ManRelated.com

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 11, 2010

Over-the-counter male enhancements are starting to experience the profit margins that Viagra has known since its coming out in 1998. Investors claim that millions are to be made from over-the-counter alternatives as these natural remedies begin to take over the market once dominated by Viagra.

Pfizer made its first billion in 1999-2001, and the over-the-counter marketplace is following right in their footsteps as consumers start to shift their attention to non-prescription formulas. Paul Anthony from ManRelated.com states, “I research and receive consumer male enhancement reviews everyday. Men are starting to realize that not only are these natural products working, but they are far more accessible to men because of the practical pricing, internet availability, and the fact that a prescription is not required to use them.” It sounds like Viagra may be losing the spotlight, and Pfizer is in competition with non-prescription product engineers worldwide.

Doctors worldwide are opening their eyes to this new opportunity in the over-the-counter market, and thousands of natural remedies have flooded the internet as a result. The problem that arouses consumers is the trust factor that goes with shopping online because of scams and products that do not work. Paul Anthony advises that as long as men are being cautious, doing their research, and reading reviews, they should be able to see which products are trustworthy or not.

The question then stands, where is the profit going to be made? Already Viagra is seeing a drop in sales and their stock value is not as desirable as it used to be with new comers like Cialis and Levitra taking a big slice of the pie. While this excites many new investors and gets men excited for newer, safer solutions to solve erectile dysfunction, it is not exactly enjoyed by the people at Pfizer. Pzifer brought in $ 1.7 billion dollars of revenue in 2004 alone, and over-the-counter solutions are out to make some of that wealth.

The almost instant popularity and billionaire capital that Viagra generated has sparked the interest of herbalists worldwide. Not only are over-the-counter alternatives taking over the marketplace, but their investors are making millions, and consumers are getting affordable, accessible, and real results.


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USHorse.biz Announces Sponsorship by Ambo Health LLC, Makers of the Omega Cookie

Posted in Lipitor on 20th November 2008

Omega Cookie

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2009

USHorse.biz and Ambo Health LLC team up to encourage good nutrition for equestrians with the Omega Cookie. This easy breakfast or snack is easy to take to horseshows and a great way to experience the health benefits that one effective daily dose of Omega-3 fish oil provides. Without any “fishy” taste, this cookie will win over children and adults alike.

Omega Cookie provides vital, restorative benefits to every cell, organ and system in your body. Experience measurable improvements to your heart, joints, muscles, brain, eyes, skin, sex organs and metabolism. But for people with serious chronic conditions or disease such as heart illness, arthritis, diabetes, depression, ADHD/ADD, menopausal side effects, Alzheimer’s and even – according to recent studies – autism, the results are so compelling that many in the medical community are being forced to rethink their treatment plans. Recently, omega 3 made headlines worldwide as scientists found it to be more potent than statins like Lipitor or Zocor in reducing heart-related death.

“USHorse.biz is proud to announce member Ambo Health LLC and their Omega Cookies,” said Judy Walker, “Promoting our Members and Quality Products is our Mission.”

Ambo Health LLC offers their Omega Cure Omega-3 Fish Oil for humans and horses, with astonishing health benefits for both! Visit http://www.omega-cure.com/ to find out more information about Omega-3 and their products.


Attention Women: PMS Relief Herb Pac Stops Cramps, Back Pain, and Bloating Naturally

Posted in Motrin on 12th November 2008

Attention Women: PMS Relief Herb Pac Stops Cramps, Back Pain, and Bloating Naturally

Los Angles, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2009

Pac Herbs announced today the release of its newest product, PMS Relief Herb Pac, created to help women suffering from mild to severe cases of PMS. PMS Relief soothes and naturally balances the body, aiding women to feel better quickly and for the duration of their period.

“I used to have horrible cramps with my period,” Linda S., said. “If I didn’t take a Tylenol or Motrin every hour I had a hard time functioning for the first two days because my cramps were so bad. Since I found PMS Relief Herb Pac, everything is better. I barely have cramps, I’m not an emotional mess and life is just easier. I love these herbs especially knowing it’s all natural ingredients.”

As many as 90% of all women deal with various degrees of PMS ranging from moderate to severe aches, pains, bloating, and emotional stress during their reproductive years. Reports show that as many as 40% have symptoms that are distressing enough to interfere with their daily lives.

There are various ways to manage the symptoms of PMS on an ongoing basis. Eating a well balanced diet, getting sufficient exercise, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep are all factors that can decrease PMS symptoms. Sometimes, even when we are trying to do everything right we still need additional support. PMS Relief Herb Pac is the perfect supplement to use at the onset on your menstrual cycle – one packet per day.

Many women suffering from PMS turn to over the counter drugs that only mask symptoms for a few short hours. The herbal ingredients found in PMS Relief Herb Pacs have several main functions. First they help move blood and energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pain is the symptom that manifests when energy is stagnate, this includes menstrual pain. PMS Herb Pac includes herbs like cordyalis to help relieve the pain as well as frankincense and myrrh which relieve the blood stagnation. Licorice is included because it moderates spasms and alleviate pain, especially in the abdomen and legs.

Taking Chinese herbs is a natural way to boost the body’s ability to cope with the fluctuation of hormones as well as the natural rhythmic cycle. Herbs don’t mask PMS symptoms such as pain, cramps, and moodiness, but instead help the body work better by complementing the natural process. Herbs have all of the chemical constituents the body craves such as flavonoids polysaccharides, glycyrrhizin and tannins.

PMS Relief should be taken at the onset of pre menstrual symptoms and as necessary during the menstrual cycle. One packet a day is usually sufficient, but it is safe to take up to three times per day. Dissolve PMS Relief in warm water and drink as a tea, or place directly on the tongue and swallow. PMS Relief is fast acting and generally takes effect within 30 minutes. PMS Relief comes pre-measured and packed in 20-individual servings to ensure quality and freshness and can be purchased for $ 24.95 online at www.PacHerbs.com.

Pac Herbs is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founder Cathy Margolin, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, L.Ac. Dip. OM, MTOM, BBA, BA, has been committed to bringing health and wellness to the general public through complementary herbal medicine for over 30 years.

Pac Herbs products are the most potent on the market, using the highest quality herbs available that are both safe and effective. Its manufacturing facility has the most advanced equipment to test the raw products and to cook and dry raw herbs. Pac Herbs factories’ scientists and researchers have produced several patented technologies and have acquired the most sophisticated equipment to test raw herbs for pesticides and other contaminants. Pac Herbs manufacturing is under strict Current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP).

For more information about PAC Herbs or to order its products please visit its website, www.PACherbs.com or call 877-818-9990. You can also email pacherbs(at)gmail(dot)com.

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