Tropical Herbs The Secret Of Health Forever.

Health forevers Jobelyn health product is extracted from Sorghum, also known as Sorghum Bicolor which is a tropical herb that is grown on the Health Forever plantation. This plantation involves sustainable practices and fair trade CSR policies. Improved quality, effectiveness and energy can be guaranteed by administrating Jobelyn, right from the process of planting to packaging.

Along with cultivation, packaging and development process involved to achieve our own line of dietary supplements that support an array of fitness goals, we also indulge in supplying wholesale medicinal herbal ingredients. Most importantly, we are committed to use herbs in their most complete and natural form for all our finished products and raw ingredients. This way, the body is able to exploit the complete and amplified synergistic mix that has been naturally created. In addition, due to our cautious process of manufacturing, there is an added advantage of quality control and efficiency.

About Sorghum Bicolor

Sorghum Bicolor is a grass species cultivated for its edible grain. It is commonly known as Sweet Sorghum or Guinea-corn. Basically originated in Northern Africa, it is now cultivated widely in tropical and subtropical regions. Sorghum bicolor is a grain long known for its high nutritional value, however only a special traditional extract of the leaf sheath draws out the plants incredible health benefits. The decoction of the seeds is used in the treatment of kidney and urinary complaints. As herbal remedy, it is capable of boosting blood levels which cures anemia ,get rid of inflammation and pain, repeal cell damage (antioxidant) and raise cellular immunity in those who are gripped by Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and also widely in use in lots of herbal preparations.

Along with Northern Nigeria, the cereal is touted to be a staple food in more than 30 countries. South Western Nigeria has been making use of Sorghum bicolor for generations for treating complex diseases like multiple myeloma, leukemia, heart and other blood-associated problems even for trivial diseases like headaches. The herbal preparation is made in terms of an herbal non-alcoholic beverage, kunu-zaki (in Hausa), and thick porridge or porage, tuwo dawa (in Hausa) and tasty pap, akamu (in Ibo).

Health Forevers Core Competencies

Health Forever follows the below know-how from the process of planting to packaging.

Discovering and sourcing effective plants and herbs from diverse geographical sites.
Researching herbs and their active ingredients.
Conducting pre-clinical and clinical studies on the effects of herbal preparations.
Planting, cultivating, developing and packaging preparations for use and distribution.

At Health Forever, our comprehensive cultural knowledge of tropical plants and their conventional applications is matched up with the contemporary scientific testing. Moreover, we are persistently categorizing useful plants, developing new supplement formulas and exploring the ideas to conclude the worth of our health products. Our each and every natural remedy has been considered to be well accepted and successful.

Cigarette Smoking – Dangers on Health and Life!

Cigarette smoking is increasing day by day and there is dire need of smoking cessation. Smoking harms every part of body, millions of people around the globe have health problem caused by smoking. Smoking is a slow killer but it is also leading reason of cancer, heart diseases, headaches, nausea, and asthma. Smoking cigarettes mainly causes lung cancer and in most cases of lung cancer causes death, close to 90% in men and 80% in women. Smoking habit is not very difficult to quit when one knows the multiple disadvantages of smoking. If someone has thought towards his health and he seriously loves as well as cares for his family can quit smoking shortly.

Smoking makes a person irritating and argumentative; also research shows that a smoker needs more food and extra sleep because nicotine makes his body harder. Facts shows, smoker loses taste of food and his appetite and eventually smoking has been related to brain damage and mental depression. Smoking makes a person addicted to nicotine, nicotine is a drug which mainly a part of tobacco plant. Through cigarette smoking nicotine enters into the lungs and gets absorbed in the bloodstream, moreover travelling in direction of brain within seconds.

In pregnancy, if a mother smokes cigarette then there are higher chances of having a baby born too early or an unusual low birth weight of the baby. Effects of smoking on immune system includes it doesnt work well; also a person is more liable to infections like pneumonia as well as influenza. Smoking increases risk of hurting ulcers and decreases the capacity of smell and taste. Lower sperm count and genetic damage shows the effects of smoking on male body. In females, fertility gets reduced and one of most seen effects of smoking in females in age of 35 40 menopauses reached earlier than normal age of menopause.

If the parents, whether mother or father continues cigars, cigarette smoking or any of the tobacco products during their first year of baby, the risk of ear infections, respiratory sickness like pneumonia, bronchitis and SIDS increases. Secondhand smoke is also extremely dangerous; it causes diseases and premature death in non-smokers and in children.

The poisonous elements of cigarette butts are dangerous for water, ecosystem as well as environment. It has a bad smell but cigarettes smoke ruins our environment, our land and water. It looks ugly, it is a main fire risk in dry weather conditions, and tremendously harmful to the atmosphere.

Everyone knows harmful effects of smoking and also how bad it is for health. But, if you decide to quit it, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose so, journey to smoke-free living will help you and give you many benefits towards healthy life like non-smokers have. One prime thing that people hates about smoking is its smell or you can call it ODOUR.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking: –

A research shows that within your first 20 minutes after quitting smoking; your blood pressure, blood flow, pulse rate, temperature of body come to normal.
Sense of taste and smell returns in about a month.
The stains on your teeth along with fingernails will also start to lighten.
You will soon be able to exercise like a non-smoker.
After quitting cigarette smoking within 10-12 years, risk of getting any sort of cancers as well as heart diseases returns to the normal position as non-smoker.
The quality and expectancy of life of a person increases after quitting smoking.

Various health benefits are there that one can gain after quitting smoking and act as an inspiring factor for a smoker to quit and stay smoke-free forever. To get a better future, kick the bad habit today, stop smoking and save yourself, your family and environment from the harmful tobacco smoke.

Positive Thinking – Can The Way You Think Affect Your Health Physically

Positive thinking sometimes can be perceived as a lot of “fluff,” but science has been able to prove that there’s more to it than just the “placebo effect.” In fact, this article answers the question, “How to be Positive Automatically” because it discusses one of the best benefits of positive thinking that makes maintaining positive attitude routine.

BECOMING ADDICTED TO POSITIVE THOUGHTS: Remember when you were upset as a kid and inevitably Mom would try to change your attitude by saying, “Everything’s going to be alright?” Whether Mom knew about the power of positive thinking or not, those words were the best thing for her to say at the moment. Today, if we can be that “Mom figure” to ourselves and use positive thoughts and positive phrases like, “Everything’s going to be alright,” then we are actually using a very old “home remedy” to ignite different biological reactions within our bodies.

So, what exactly does that mean? It means that science has discovered that you can use the power of positive thinking for maintaining positive attitude and actually get “hooked” or “addicted” to it on a biological level.

One way that this happens is that your mind puts out chemicals that coincide with your emotions. So, when you’re using positive thoughts to stay happy, your brain is actually flooding your body with “happy” chemicals. The interesting thing that occurs in this regard, though, is that your body may not be equipped to handle all the happy chemicals “coming down the pipe” if you’ve been depressed for a long time and are new to using the power of positive thinking to your advantage. So, your body has to make physical changes to adapt to the new flow of happy chemicals. Can it do this? Yes!

In fact, one of the best benefits of positive thinking is that as you get better and better at maintaining positive attitude, you are consistently putting out “happy” chemicals and your body produces more and more cell receptors – or portals – to receive the new flood of chemicals, and this is pretty exciting news if you need motivation to change your attitude. Why? Because the more positive you become mentally, the more “happy chemicals” your body prepares to receive and craves, so your body helps you stay happy in order to get its “fix” of happy chemicals. This is where you can say attitude is contagious because your body wants more “happy juice” so your mind puts out more “happy chemicals” to satisfy the “cravings” of your body for “happy juice” so you don’t have to think about “how to be positive” anymore. You’re on auto pilot!

POSITIVE THINKING CREATES A “SMARTER” BRAIN: Positive thinking also has a positive impact on how the brain itself functions. Research in the field of positive psychology has shown that when a brain is kept positive by maintaining positive attitude, it actually creates more neural pathways faster and has an increased ability to problem solve and “think better.” In other words, practicing the power of positive thinking and maintaining positive attitude are like feeding your brain “super food” to help it thrive.

So, can positive thinking affect your health in a positive way? Yes. In fact, when you’re super charging your brain with positive thoughts, it runs better and since it’s the central computer to your body, it floods your body with positive chemicals that keep you healthy and happy.

Getting Insurance To Pay For Preventive Health Under The Aca

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that health insurance companies pay for preventive health visits. However, that term is somewhat deceptive, as consumers may feel they can visit the doctor for just a general checkup, talk about anything, and the visit will be paid 100% with no copay. In fact, some, and perhaps most, health insurance companies only cover the A and B recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. These recommendations cover such topics as providing counseling on smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, obesity, and tests for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes (for at risk patients), and some cancer screening physical exams. BUT if a patient mentions casually that he or she is feeling generally fatigued, the doctor could write down a diagnosis related to that fatigue and effectively transform the “wellness visit” into a “sick visit.” The same is true if the patient mentions occasional sleeplessness, upset stomach, stress, headaches, or any other medical condition. In order to get the “free preventive health” visit paid for 100%, the visit needs to be confined to a very narrow group of topics that most people will find vert constrained.

Similarly, the ACA calls for insurance companies to pay for preventive colonoscopy screenings for colon cancer. However, once again there is a catch. If the doctor finds any kind of problem during the colonoscopy and writes down a diagnosis code other than “routine preventive health screening,” the insurance company may not, and probably will not, pay for the colonoscopy directly. Instead, the costs would be applied to the annual deductible, which means most patients would get stuck paying for the cost of the screening.

This latter possibility frustrates the intention of the ACA. The law was written to encourage everyone – those at risk as well as those facing no known risk – to get checked. But if people go into the procedure expecting insurance to pay the cost, and then a week later receive a surprise letter indicating they are responsible for the $2,000 – $2,500 cost, it will give people a strong financial disincentive to getting tested.

As an attorney, I wonder how the law could get twisted around to this extent. The purpose of a colonoscopy is determined at the moment an appointment is made, not ex post facto during or after the colonoscopy. If the patient has no symptoms and is simply getting a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer because the patient has reached age 45 or 50 or 55, then that purpose or intent cannot be negated by subsequent findings of any condition. What if the doctor finds a minor noncancerous infection and notes that on the claim form? Will that diagnosis void the 100% payment for preventive service? If so, it gives patients a strong incentive to tell their GI doctors that they are only to note on the claim form “yes or no” in response to colon cancer and nothing else. Normally, we would want to encourage doctors to share all information with patients, and the patients would want that as well. But securing payment for preventive services requires the doctor code up the entire procedure as routine preventive screening.

The question is how do consumers inform the government of the need for a special coding or otherwise provide guidance on preventive screening based on intent at time of service, not on subsequent findings? I could write my local congressman, but he is a newly elected conservative Republican who opposes health care and everything else proposed by Obama. If I wrote him on the need for clarification of preventive health visits, he would interpret that as a letter advising him to vote against health care reform at every opportunity. I doubt my two conservative Republican senators would be any different. They have stand pat reply letters on health care reform that they send to all constituents who write in regarding health care matters.

To my knowledge, there is no way to make effective suggestions to the Obama administration. Perhaps the only solution is to publicize the problem in articles and raise these issues in discussion forums

There is a clear and absolute need for government to get involved in the health care sector. You seem to forget how upset people were with the non-government, pure private sector-based health care system that left 49 million Americans uninsured. When those facts are mentioned to people abroad, they think of America as having a Third World type health care system. Few Japanese, Canadians, or Europeans would trade their existing health care coverage for what they perceive as the gross inequities in the US Health Care System.

The Affordable Care Act, I agree, completely fails to address the fundamental cost driver of health care. For example, it perpetuates and even exacerbates the tendency of consumers to purchase health services without any regard to price. Efficiency in private markets requires cost-conscious consumers; we don’t have that in health care.

I am glad the ACA was passed. It is a step in the right direction. As noted, there are problems with the ACA including the “preventive health visits” to the doctor, which are supposed to be covered 100% by insurance but may not be if any diagnostic code is entered on the claim form.

Congress is so polarized on health care that the only way to get changes is with a groundswell of popular support. I don’t think a letter writing campaign is the correct way to reform payment for the “preventive health visits.” If enough consumers advise their doctors that this particular visit is to be treated solely as a preventive health visit, and they will not pay for any service in the event the doctor’s office miscodes the visit with anything else, then the medical establishment will take notice and use its lobbying arm to make Congress aware of the problem.

COMMENT: Should there not be an agreement up front between both parties on what actions that will be taken if said item is found or said event should be seen or occur? Should their be a box on the pre-surgical form giving the patient the right to denying the doctor to take proper action (deemed by whom?) if they see a need to? Checking this box would save the patient the cost of the procedure, and give them time for a consult. If there is not a box to check, why isn’t there one?

There are two separate questions posed by the checkbox election for procedures. First, does a patient have a legal right to check such a box or instruct a physician/surgeon orally or in writing that he does not give consent for that procedure to be performed? The answer to that question is yes.

The second question is does it serve the economic interest of the patient to check that box? For the colonoscopy, in theory the patient would get his or her free preventive screening, but then be told the patient needs to schedule a second colonoscopy for removal of a suspicious polyp. In that case, the patient would eventually have to pay for a colonoscopy out of pocket (unless he had already met his yearly deductible), so there is no clear economic rationale for denying the physician the right to remove the polyp during the screening colonoscopy.

But we are using the much less common colonoscopy example. Instead, let’s return to preventive care with a primary care doctor. Should a patient have the right to check a box and say “I want this visit to cover routine preventive care and nothing more”? Certainly. There is way too much discretion afforded physicians to code up whatever they want on claim forms such that two physicians seeing the exact same patient might code up different procedures and diagnostics for the exact same preventive health screening visit.

When I expect to receive a “zero cost to me” preventive screening, I do not imply that I am willing to accept a “bait and switch” change of procedure and payment due to the doctor from me. The “zero cost to me” induces consumers to go to the office visit; it is actually paid for out of the profits earned by the health insurance firms to whom consumers pay monthly premiums. Consumers need to hold doctors financially accountable for their claim billing practices. If you are quoted a “zero price” for a visit, the doctor’s office better honor that price, or it amounts to fraud.

It is all too easy to find any little old thing to justify billing a patient for a sick visit instead of a wellness visit. However, it is up to the patient to prevent that kind of profiteering at his or her expense.

It would be wonderful if HHS would give carriers the proper code or specify that other diagnostic codes cannot negate the preventive screening code used for a wellness visit. That is not happening now. DHS has been bombarded with so many questions and suggestions for health care reform that the department has a fortress like mentality. So realistically, consumers cannot expect DHS to address the coding issue for preventive health screenings any time soon. That leaves the full burden to fall on each consumer to ensure the doctor’s billing practices match the patient’s expectations for a free preventive health office visit.

I investigated the web site http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html and discovered some inconsistencies. For example, the site purports to list the services covered under the “preventive health” coverage benefit, yet it omits the annual physical exam. Also, the site states that colorectal cancer screening are provided for people age 50 or older. However, I have been advised in writing that United Healthcare will cover preventive screening colonoscopies for people under age 50. In essence, that government web page is a good start to learn about preventive health care benefits, but a better source would be each consumer’s own health insurance carrier. For those with temporary insurance or who are without any insurance coverage, unfortunately, the preventive health benefit of the ACA will not have any practical consequence.

Where will the money come from for the preventive health screening visit to a primary care doctor as well as the screening colonoscopy? We have to look at different scenarios. If the patient indeed has preventive health screenings with no other medical diagnoses, then the patient will be charged $0 for these services, and they will be paid for by the insurance carrier. The insurance carrier will pay these costs out of its operating income or profits. There is simply no other source for payment. The government has not offered to pay the insurance companies for these services.

If the patient is hit with various medical diagnostic codes during these preventive health screenings, then he or she will pay his customary charge for the primary care doctor’s office visit and the contract-negotiated price for the diagnostic colonoscopy. In that scenario, the consumer will be paying most of these costs, although the visit to the primary doc may be limited up to any applicable copay amount.

It is not a big shock or surprise to say preventive health care is going to be borne by health insurance carriers. The extent to which these carriers can pass along costs to consumers through higher rates depends on the degree of competition in their markets. Ehealthinsurance.com advises me that for the vast majority of states, the insurance carriers have NOT been able to shift these costs onto consumers through higher rates. That may change in 2013 or 2014. However, the trend is clearly moving in the direction of more power for consumers, more options and carriers available to supply health insurance in their states, which means greater competition and lower prices.

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