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4 Important Steps in Starting a Barber School

The demand for barbers and beauticians will continue to increase over the next several years. This industry will always be in high demand as long as men, woman, and children grow hair. Individuals with a barber’s license from an accredited school will always have the potential to earn top dollar with in this industry. With the demand for barbers, beauticians and stylist continuing to grow, so will the demand for schools where a potential barber can enroll and attain ample knowledge and training in order to become licensed.

The First Step: Creating a Business Plan & Raising Capital

Taking the time out to write an in depth business plan for your barber school. With this step it is imperative that you include a description and mission statement of the school. Include your marketing strategy, researched facts regarding other barber schools in the immediate area and any information on the schools insurance coverage. It is important to provide all documentation highlighting the financial records and needs. These needs should include how much capital you will begin with when the school starts and how you plan to raise the additional needed funds.

The Second Step: Raising Capital

By contacting your states Department of Education you will be able to apply for government grants and loans that are available. This is an important step to begin the process of getting the money you need to raise your start up capital. Working with a bank to complete and submit your loan applications is a must, unless you have all the money you’ll need to get started.

The Third Step: Attaining Insurance Coverage

Begin this step by speaking to local insurance providers. Be mindful that you will need to purchase enough insurance to cover damages (fire, flood & theft), as well as sufficient liability coverage. Speak with your insurance provider about employee coverage, such as workmen’s compensation, disability and unemployment benefits. Doing this will guarantee your school has ample coverage your students and instructors.

The Fourth Step: inventory

Communicate with different beauty wholesalers to get the best priced equipment for you. Comparing the costs of styling chairs, work stations, hair products, mirrors, scissors etc., will be beneficial to you when making sure you purchase enough inventory to supply sufficient training

Once these first 4 steps are complete you will be able to breathe a little easier. Nobody said this was going to be easy; however anything you work hard enough to attain will posses huge advantage when it’s all said and done. Being the owner of your own barber school will be extremely rewarding if you give it your absolute best. Providing individuals with the knowledge they’ll need to succeed in a field they love will make all the hard work worth it in the end.

Medical Equipment – Development and History of Medical Equipment

At the doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic, patients rarely consider the medical equipment around them. Medical equipment is an integral part of diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Even the simplest physical exam can often require a variety of high-tech medical equipment.

In 15th century Europe, during and after the horrors of the bubonic plague, autopsies began to be performed at universities, and a primitive form of ‘scientific method’ began to take hold in the minds of the educated. Practical surgery and anatomy studies began. These curious medieval Europeans laid the foundation for modern science. They also laid the foundation for the well known process of identifying a problem, creating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis by most importantly observing and experimenting; interpreting the data and drawing a conclusion.

Medical equipment prior to and even during the scientific revolution was based on classical Greek and Roman theories about science, which were not based on science at all, but on philosophy and superstition. Human health was viewed as a balance of 4 internal ‘humors’ in the body. The 4 humors– blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm, were analogous to the 4 elements of the universe to the classical thinker, fire, air, water, and earth. Ailments, both physical and mental, were caused by an imbalance of humors. The ideal mind and body balanced all 4 humors, gracefully. To heal, doctors prescribed foods or procedures which would balance the fluids in the body. Some of the prescriptions seem to make sense– fevers were treated with cold, dry temperature to combat the hot, wet over stimulation in the body. But when that failed, often the next step was blood letting. Unnecessary purging and enemas were also common cures, which might have helped some people, but also might have caused more problems than they solved. George Washington’s death has recently been attributed, not to the strep throat he probably had as he died, but to the bloodletting and mercury enema given to him to cure it.Not-quite-scientific medical cures are still available and used by many, even today.

Since the 15th century, Western science has focused on examining and observing the body, and has created tools to make this easier. X-ray imaging and today MRI devices are merely extensions of the first autopsies and anatomical studies, which strove to understand how the human body actually operates. Diagnostic instruments like ophthalmoscopes, blood pressure monitors, and stethoscopes are likewise extensions of the medieval examination. Exam tables, gloves, and other medical accessories are simply the newest versions of tools that have been used for centuries. Medical technology and medical knowledge feed off of each other. Take for instance hypertension. Although devices for measuring blood pressure have existed for over 100 years, only in the last 20 years have the connections of blood pressure to disease, genetics, and lifestyle been fully explored. As the importance of measuring blood pressure increased, new technologies were explored to keep accurate measurements and records. It wasn’t until the prevalence of automatic blood pressure monitors that a correlation could be made between readings taken by a human and readings taken in a controlled, isolated environment. The medical equipment and the medical knowledge then form a constantly twisting Gordian Knot, one side tightening, as the other loosens, back and forth.

What does the future hold for this push and pull of technology and scientific inquiry? Recent developments in nanotechnology and genetics, along with more and more powerful supercomputers might create a situation where what it means to be human actually changes, due to technology. For example, scientists have actually created simple life forms out of previously non-living DNA material. While it doesn’t seem that dramatic at first glance, it’s an important development. Medical equipment acts as an extension for investigation of the how’s and why’s of the human body, and as science catches up and surpasses the investigations, completely new kinds of medical diagnosis, monitoring and therapy may result. Imagine the ability to grow new organs inside the body. Limb re-growth is possible in other organisms, why not in humans? And if it is possible, would the developments be truly ‘human?’ The future is unknowable; the only aspect about it we can understand is that it will look nothing like we could have previously imagined. In retrospect, we’ll see the signs, like we always do, but this is hindsight, not foresight. Presently, technology marches forward and it continues, as a process, to change human life.

Real Hair Wigs and Hair Extensions – Today’s Latest Fashion Trends

Today in the present scenario, having beautiful wigs is in fashion and also making a remarkable fashion statement for all, also people who are suffering from some kind of skin disease or disease like cancer, for them there are some wigs that will not going to let them feel complex when interacting with others. Also there are so many online stores that provide you with wide variety of wigs, as per the requirement. You can now find the top-of-the-line technology to best suit your needs; the importance of having human hair wig is that they best suits your personal taste and adds sense of style to you. Human hair wigs are appreciated by both men as well as women to get some different look which looks natural and yet stylish. Hair accessories are also available in the market to serves you with the best of it, every single person wants to have human hair wigs that will look and feel like real hair which is a goal of course.

There are so many people with the problem of losing hair, that is somewhere making them publicly complex, but now they will go to face such situations as they are having all kind of wigs to add style to their personality and also make them feel younger and good. Many people go back and forth weather to have the wigs or not but they can now go to have this, this is something that is inexpensive to have and also one can afford this. Talking about the varieties then, there is absolutely lot of varieties to have, the choices are virtually endless. Coming to the variety then there are real hair wigs that are in demand from most of the people, as they look natural and even better than synthetic hair wig, well there is a choice depends on what you want in your wig and how you will going to wear it and how much time you can spend to take care of.

The majority of real hair wigs are made up of Asian hair, and most of the wigs came from chin, basically, most of the high quality hair comes from India and Pakistan. The quality of hair that comes from these places are thick, soft and black, so as to best use in making straight black hair, though in case of curly hair it takes several steps of bleaching process. The best quality hair wigs comes from Russia and Poland, and it costs more than Asian hair wigs, they are softer and in demand too. As women are more likely to have the wigs, that look real and also feels soft to touch, and also easily manageable. It is important to make sure, while buying a wig you should know from where it is originated before spending too much on it. It is best to find European real hair wig so, that to feel like natural hair, with fine texture.

Real hair wigs are very much friendly to the skin as it breathes so that, it will not going to affect much more to the scalp. Another variety of wigs are Synthetic hair wigs, these are mostly used by so many people, and hence they are having different styles, for example the wigs that are used in some shows and theme parties like Halloween, in which lower quality fiber is used, these wigs are cheap and look like a wig. It is not for everyday usage, and for everyday use you need a wig that looks natural. All the designers use high quality fiber for the Synthetic wigs that looks very glamorous and also very beautiful to have as this is mainly used by the celebrities and also by the designers as it looks very realistic and also very expensive.

There are lot of good brands like Revlon, Aspen and many more to get that natural yet stylish look which gives your personality a different look at affordable prices. The synthetic wigs can be washed to keep the style and also it can get in lower prices. It is good for those who don’t want to wear the wigs every day, as they always go for synthetic wigs to add more style and also to try something new and to look different and it is also good to have different wigs of different hair styles and color instead of going for some regular wig.

Hair extensions are other yet very famous and popular hair accessories for women, as this is mostly used by the celebrities and models and it become very famous now a day’s amongst the youngsters and also become a part of style symbol and wearable to emphasize the fashion of modernity. Ii can be used to add volume, add length, and add highlights and also a style to the hair. Another thing to keep in mind is that; go for Remy hair, as this is the best hair extensions and also is used by maximum people. Remy hair comes from India and Europe as they are soft in texture and also as taken good care by them, as it can be fine textured and also styled in a way that it completely looks natural because it is made up of real hair and also adds style to it. Synthetic hair extensions are little not manageable, nor as soft as real hair; this is made from fake hair, and needs more care to manage, as this requires styling tools to manage and to prevent it from over-heating and this used for many purposes as sometimes, it is really hard to afford Remy hair extension, so this can be use in that case. This is all about hair extensions as these are the requirement of today’s modern society and also to keep the style status alive.

Heal Your Liver With Eden Energy Medicine

Your liver is the largest physical organ in the body. It is involved in digestion, metabolism, storage and distribution of nourishment, filtration, detoxification, and immune function.

You’d think having short legs wouldn’t be a problem. Less body to nourish and protect, right? But according to the online article, “The Ten Weirdest Clues to Your Body’s Health,” that’s not the case!

“If your legs are on the stocky side, you may need to take better care of your liver. In a 2008 study, British researchers found that women with legs between 20 and 29 inches tended to have higher levels of four enzymes that indicate liver disease. Factors such as childhood nutrition may not only influence growth patterns, but also liver development well into adulthood, say researchers.

Prevent it: Avoid exposure to toxins your liver has to process, which will keep it healthier, longer. Wear a mask and gloves while cleaning or working with any type of harsh chemical. Limit alcohol intake to one 5-ounce glass of wine or 12-ounce bottle of beer daily.”

Eden Energy Medicine can be another easy way to support your Liver’s health. Massaging your hands and feet on a daily basis will keep your liver strong and healthy. It’s a lovely form of self-care as well, which can take place in a bubble bath, in bed, while watching a good movie or listening to good music. If you have a partner in your life, try trading foot and hand massages as a form of nurturing, nonsexual touch.

The acupuncture points on the feet that are most effective for keeping your liver clear are found at the “V” where the big toe meets the second toe on the top of the foot at the base of the metatarsal bridge. If nothing else, be sure to massage these “source points” of Liver chi several times a day.

Your liver is very important to hormonal health. If you have PMS, sedating Liver Meridian can help immensely with groin pain. The simplest way to sedate Liver Meridian is to lie down and place your fingertips where your legs attach to your body. Rest in this pose for two to three minutes.

You can also sedate your Liver Meridian by holding specific acupuncture points. This is known as acupressure and it is usually the most effective. Here’s how:

1. Simultaneously place the middle finger of one hand on Liver 2 (inside of big toe where it meets the foot) and the other hand on Heart 8 (make a fist; see where the pinky touches the palm? That’s Heart 8). Press in lightly. Hold for two minutes.

2. Repeat on the other side.

3. Then place the middle finger of one hand on Liver 4 (a little dip in front of the anklebone) and the middle finger of the other hand on Lung 8 (on the crease of the wrist just below the thumb).

Don’t panic about pinpoint accuracy. Meridian points have a range of a dime to a quarter. So if you have your finger in the general area, you’re probably fine!

Finally, our meridians respond to our thoughts. The emotional polarity of Liver meridian is the dance between guilt and self-acceptance. If this is an issue for you, try nurturing your Liver energy every day with the words, “I am kind to myself.”

If you do these exercises on a regular basis, you can expect to feel better physically and emotionally.

Lower Body Obesity – The New Epidemic

The average female in the UK weighs around 68kg (150 pounds – 10 Stone 9oz). She is a size 10-12 top, 14-16 bottom. Her weight loss goal is 10 pounds. To be below 10 Stone is the number 1 goal for most women in London.

How do I know this?

I have consulted with many women on their weight loss and fitness goals over the past 10 years and 90% have all said the same thing, “I want to drop 2 jeans sizes and at least 10 pounds in weight!”

How is it so many females struggle to lose weight from the lower body in particular the bum and thighs, despite many of them exercising regularly as advised, being on a strict diet etc?

I have seen many women in the gym exercising as much as twice a day yet never losing any “Lower body” fat.

Is it really possible to lose weight from the Bum, Hips and Thighs?

Well firstly it’s important to note that the problem is at a deep level, a fundamental problem locked in the hormonal and lymphatic system. To put it simply women with “Lower Body” Obesity have too much of the wrong type of estrogen, are full of toxins and more than likely have a less than optimally functioning liver.

“Wow” you might say “that’s a bit heavy”

Heavy it may be but it’s a fact. It doesn’t matter how much exercise a woman does or how strict with her diet she is, they won’t shift that fat unless they sort out their insides first. As Stephen Covey said “You must sharpen the saw before you attempt to cut the tree down!”

The facts that you need to understand:

* We all have 30 billion fat cells capable of storing 150 pounds of fat. The number is genetically set at birth and can not be altered.

* You can not remove fat cells without further repercussions from the body, that’s why its very common, for women who have liposuction, to require further treatments because they gain fat elsewhere in the body after the first procedure. Mother Nature allows the body to reproduce those missing fat cells.

* There are 2 types of enzymes that control these cells, Lipogenic (increases the size) and Lipolytic enzymes (reduces the size).

* Women need more fat to keep fertile and have more Lipogenic and Less Lipolytic enzymes.

* The female hormone Estrogen activates and multiplies Lipogenic enzymes.

* It’s a well known fact that female body fat increases during puberty and pregnancy; excess estrogens mimic this phase of life.

* Female lower body fat cells are larger than the upper body, they also have more Lipogenic and less Lipolytic enzymes

* Fat storage is increased by toxins.

Incidents of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even uterine cancer are on the rise. In fact, all estrogen related cancers are increasing as well as symptoms related to estrogen dominance like endometriosis, PMS, uterine fibroids and benign breast tumors…and estrogen is at the root of all these conditions.

How can estrogen be dangerous? Don’t we all make estrogen? Yes, we all do-but what really matters is what happens to it once you make it as well as how much your cells and organs are exposed to it. Obviously, as a woman, you are going to automatically have a much higher exposure rate from estrogens produced inside your body, but the environment we live in has so dramatically changed in the last 30 years that you are also subject to extraordinary amounts of estrogen coming from outside your body. Many man-made chemicals mimic estrogen in our bodies (these are called Xenoestrogens) and these act like the most potent and dangerous estrogens.

Understanding Estrogen

Estrogens are the dominant hormones for most of a woman’s reproductive life. Starting at puberty, the ovaries produce estrogen until menopause. Estrone (E1) and estradiol (E2) are considered “strong” estrogens; where as estriol (E3) (Pregnancy Estrogen) is a “weak” or “protective” estrogen. High levels of E1 and E2 are associated with increased breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer risk; whereas, E3 is associated with a decreased risk.

So what happens to estrogens in your body? The body treats estrogen as a toxin and tries to eliminate it. In the process of the liver trying to detoxify it, estrogen can be converted into some very dangerous metabolites, which research shows may be responsible for the damage to the DNA that can cause tumors and even cancer! Xenoestrogens are more easily converted down this carcinogenic pathway. These potent and damaging metabolites are also responsible for many of the hormone-related symptoms and conditions mentioned above: PMS, fibroids, etc. Pharmaceutical companies are trying to create drugs to block the action of these estrogens to prevent cancer and reduce estrogen-related symptoms, but the side-effects can often make things worse.

Estrogen Metabolites

Estrogen is broken down by enzymes in the liver and eventually excreted through the intestines by our stool. During the breakdown process, several metabolites are formed. C2 (good) estrogens are harmless. However, C16 (bad) and C4 (ugly) estrogen metabolites are harmful and carcinogenic. The C4 pathway is activated by pesticides, car exhaust, paint fumes, alcohol, caffeine, pharmaceuticals, sugar, a high fat diet and environmental estrogens such as

Xenoestrogens (usually petrochemicals) that have a very potent estrogen-like activity and can be considered very toxic. Sources of Xeno estrogens are commercial meats grown with hormones, pesticides, herbicides, plastic bottles, carpet fibers and Teflon coated cooking utensils.

Phytoestrogens – refers to plant compounds and botanical products that have estrogen-like activity. Plants rich in phytoestrogens include soy and red clover

Synthetic estrogens are those produced by pharmaceutical companies and have their molecular structure altered so they can be patented. Like the xenoestrogens, they tend to be more potent than the body’s own estrogens and more toxic.Examples are birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy drugs.

While this all sounds like bad news, the good news is that once the C4 estrogens are made, they can be inactivated in the liver. However if the liver is not functioning optimally then this won’t happen.

Certain vegetables, the cruciferous family (cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kale), contain anti estrogenic compounds known as I3C (Indole-3-Carbinol) that decreases the production of C4 and C16 metabolites unfortunately these compounds are not absorbed in the human gut without being first broken down.

They are broken down into another compound known as DIM (Di-indol-ylmethane). This is only possible if the digestive system is working optimally.

This phytochemical is also sensitive to heat, so these foods should be eaten raw or lightly steamed to get their beneficial effect. Boiling the vegetables destroys around 40% of the nutrients, microwaving destroys 97% of these powerful ant-estrogen compounds.

NB: Watercress is the Gold Standard of anti-estrogen foods.

Testing for Metabolites

A simple urine test, done through a private lab can tell the ratio of C2:C16 metabolites, since they are excreted through our urine. Women with a personal or family history of breast or uterine cancer may wish to look into this. This is a useful test to use when monitoring estrogen dominant conditions as well.

Here’s what the research says:

According to Charles Poliquin, the world renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach, whether you get estrogens from your environment or from yourself; you MUST get rid of them and you MUST protect yourself from them. Different nutrients can influence what type of metabolites of estrogen the liver creates. Certain nutrients can also protect your organs from the potent and dangerous metabolites. Some nutrients have even been shown to reverse damage that has been done and shrink tumors. According to the science, four of the most powerful nutrients that work together are Green Tea, Curcumin, Lycopene, and D-Limonene.

Green tea-acts to inhibit breast tumor growth, improves liver detoxification of estrogen, reduces aromatase and lowers levels of damaging estrogens, protects against estrogen-specific free radicals and carcinogens. Green tea can also help balance your blood sugar, increase your metabolism, and help you burn fat.

Curcumin-improves detoxification of estrogen by supporting safe, tissue-protective estrogen metabolites reducing oxidative damage and inhibition of the growth of breast cancer cells.

Lycopene-powerful antioxidant, inhibition of cancer cell proliferation, reduction of DNA damage from estrogen.

D-limonene-suppresses tumors, reduces tumor size, prevention of mammary, liver, lung and other cancers, carcinogen removal, reduction in breast tumor growth, inhibition of mammary carcinomas, breast carcinoma regression in both early and late stage development.

These nutrients in combination help the liver eliminate, or detoxify, the Xenoestrogens and the worst of the estrogen metabolites. Now you don’t have to take dozens of different nutrients, hoping that they might be helping-instead.

Additional nutrients that help to detoxify and lower body fat from the lower body:

Grapeseed Extract – has been shown to do the following:

* Compete with estrogen at the estrogen receptor.

* Inhibit the aromatase enzyme that converts intra-cellular testosterone into estrogen.

From a health standpoint, grape seed extract has been linked to reduced risks for breast/uterine and prostate cancer. It protects the DNA against mutagens, and reduces cancer cell proliferation. It has also been shown to protect the brain from strokes, neurotoxins and aging. For those with high cardiovascular risks, this supplement reduces LDL oxidation and plaque formation, reduces platelet aggregation, supports vessel elasticity, and reduces inflammation. This supplement also protects from glycation by reduced Advanced Glycation Entities. Grape seed extract is also a valuable adjunct in wound healing as it promotes healthy collagen formation.

DIM (Di-indol-ylmethane)

Plant indoles are found in cruciferous vegetables and provide a host of health benefits to humans. Cruciferous vegetables are known for their many roles in cancer protection.

DIM is not naturally present in these plants. It is released with the help of enzymes upon crushing of the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage or brussel sprouts during human digestion. Stomach acid, or HCl, can also aid the joining of two Indole 3 carbinols to make Di-indol-ylmethane. Lack of HCl will hinder one’s ability to make DIM from I3C. Basically, DIM is two molecules of I3C combined together. If you are deficient in stomach acid, getting rid of lower body fat may be an issue.

It has been suggested that a low level of the C2 metabolite and a high level of C16 is associated with an enhanced risk of breast cancer. DIM increases C2 and therefore improves the C2/C16 ratio, making it very protective for women at high risk for this condition.

Research also says that DIM reduces the aromatisation of 4-androstenedione to estrogen and that DIM is more potent than I3C at protecting against mammary carcinoma due to decreased formation of C16 from Estrone.

If your store higher fat around the thighs, DIM helps reduce this fat. It is common for female weightlifters to reduce their lower body fat significantly by adding DIM to their supplement protocol. DIM is a favorite of female physique competitors to help get their legs shredded.

Males who have elevated fat on their chest (manboobs) will also benefit from the use of DIM.

Flax Lignans – powerful anti-estrogen nutrient. Pulls bad estrogens out of the body

Calcium-d-glucarate – promotes the proper elimination of excess estrogens

So How Exactly Do You Reduce your “Lower Body” Fat?

Step 1 – Improve your digestive system;

* Clean out you gastrointestinal tract, seek advice from a Certified Nutritional Practitioner about an Epsom Salt Colon Cleanse. Once done then move onto the next step.

* Use HCl supplementation as needed to ensure you are able to break down the nutrients from your food.

* Then use good probiotics to ensure you have enough good gut bacteria. Important for ensuring a good elimination system.

Step 2 – Detoxify your Liver.

The Liver does a lot of work especially in modern day environments with high levels of toxins everywhere. If your Liver doesn’t work effectively you will continue to metabolite the Bad estrogens C4 and c16. The Liver is also responsible for metabolising fats and carbohydrates.

Having a daily sauna also helps to remove toxins from the body via sweat.

Step 3 – Consume a net alkaline diet comprised of lean meats and fish, plenty of fibrous vegetables, nuts, fruits and seeds. Also consume a green vegetable drink every day.

Step 4 – Use nutriceuticals such as Dim, Green Tea, Curcumin and Grapeseed Extract as mentioned before to prevent any aromisation of estrogens. Use flax Hulls and Calcium-d-glucarate to pull out and excrete bad estrogens.

Step 5 – Keep hydrated. Drink 0.04 x your bodyweight (kg) in litres of water every day. If you weigh 68kg, then drink 2.7 litres of water.

Step 6 – Get 8 hours sleep every night. This helps to keep the liver working properly, allows the production of Growth Hormone in women so they can increase lean muscle mass and become a fat burning furnace,

Step 7 – Avoid cardio exercise such as jogging and spinning. This only increases the fat storage in the legs due to the increase of intra-cellular triglycerides. Do High Intensity Interval Training instead.

Step 8 – Pump some iron. For every 10 pounds of muscle you gain, you will burn 1 pound of fat.

Your jeans will start falling off your bum and hips if you follow these guidelines!

Chromopathy Treatment (Ultra-Color)

My Grandmother wakes up every morning; she does a Suryanamaskar every day.

“Wake up every morning and pray to the sun (Suryanamaskar), and will always enjoy fine health through your life”.

My Grandmother always taught me all the natural method to be healthy. She then added, “Color has a very vital role to play in our life”. I myself witnessed and experienced in my life and then onwards had a different vision to look after the colors. Some of the amazing facts I learnt was motivating me to learn more about it. I studied a number of books and learnt online and was inspired by the role of color and sun rays. This was the fact that I was unaware of.

Chromo means color and pathy means the technique of treatment. Through chromopathy many ancient and chronic diseases can be treated. It is an alternative medicine method. It claims to use light in the form of color to balance Energy lacking in a person’s body.

There are many colors in the rays of sunlight which purifies the air and the climate, water and destroys the unwanted germs on the earth. The Veda declares that the color embedded in the sun ray can cure the diseases.

Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicines believe that body has seven chakras. In ancient days the sage and experts practiced the Suryaupasana (Pray to the Sun early morning) which proves that treatment is possible through Sunrays. According to this the chakra can become imbalance and result in physical diseases, but applying the color in the correct place can cure the imbalance in the body. In some part of Europe there is no sunlight for some months and therefore people take sun bath when it appears.

The system of curing the diseases with the different color of cosmic rays and its benefits are immense and are explained in this way as the sun rays penetrate the body directly and does not too long, as Vitamin-D is formed when the ray of sun penetrates our skin. There are many rays in Sunlight the main colors are:

1. RED– It is used to gain energy and it’s useful in pigmentation of skin, Heart diseases when exposed in the sun help cure these diseases.

2. Yellow– It’s useful in activating the nerve sensation and provides shine to the body.

3. Blue– It gives the cooling and soothing effect in our body.

These are three major colors and there are also other colors like;

Orange, green, purple, violet, pink, bright yellow, dark blue, indigo and ultra-violet these nine colors are the combination of three main shades.

1. RED– color of love.

2. YELLOW– color of brainpower or intellect.

3. BLUE– color of truth and hope.

4. ORANGE– health, brain and power of spiritualism.

5. GREEN- hope, intellect and growth.

6. VIOLET- politeness.

7. PINK- mercy.

8. BRIGHT YELLOW- mental power.

9. DARKBLUE- peace.

10. INDIGO- melody, harmony.

11. ULTRA VIOLET- ability to work and diversity.

Other than these colors there are three more colors to mention and they are;

1. BLACK– darkness.

2. WHITE– power, purity, simplicity and clearness.

3. GREY– sorrow and anxious.

Color therapy and their effect in our body

Many different colors have the ability to treat multiple diseases, if penetrated or inserted in our body through lenses in the proper location of the body.

Red and pink increases blood flow in the Artery and increases warmth in our body.

Yellow and orange encourage the nerve action and it relaxes the swollen part of the body and gives energy, useful in heart diseases.

Blue and violet provide relief from nervousness, swelling, fever, and sharp pain and brain diseases.

Green treats in fever, diseases related to women, sexual problems and cancer.

Purple purifies blood, liver and nervous system.

Use of chromopathy in our daily life

1. Red and Pink– Veggies and fruits of this color provide warmth; it’s used in the form of tonics during weakness.

2. Yellow and Orange– the vegetables and fruits of this color provide fiber and avoids constipation and gastric and urinal disorder.

3. Blue, Indigo and Violet- vegetables containing this color are cool by nature and avoid insomnia.

4. Green colored vegetables and fruits prevent urinal problems.

Chromopathy and its advantages

It’s a safe, sensitivity free, non venomous it does not need anesthesia, no cut and surgeries needed during the treatment, no mark of scars and wounds on the body, no pain during the treatment. The color therapy with the help of sun ray can be penetrated directly into our body without wasting any time. It’s the most easy and low-priced treatment.

Proper treatment in perfect body part and correct medicines prescribed can cure the diseases without any hassle. Suryanamaskar is now the most imperative part of my life.

Professionalism Requirements for the Medical Assistant

A medical assistant is usually employed as an allied medical professional and as such required to maintain professional behavior in the medical office and work place. The medical profession has traditionally enjoyed a highly respected position in society. While knowledge and technical skills are crucial in medicine and science. The manner in which they are used is equally important. In addition to competence in their field, all medical professionals including assistants must strive to retain those humanistic qualities such as integrity, respect, and compassion that constitute the essence of professionalism.

The core of professionalism thus includes altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity, and respect for others. These qualities apply to all aspects of the professional’s life, including the relationships between medical professionals, between specialties, and between professional organizations.

Medical professionals should always strive to reach the highest standards of excellence in their profession practice and in the generation and dissemination of knowledge to patients. The medical assisting career is very versatile. Even though one can never really predict what may happen next in a busy office or clinic. However, one thing is for sure whether working with physicians and patients in the front or back office, in healthcare there hardly ever is such a thing as a typical day.

In any given medical specialty, everything needs to work together in the office. The medical assistant’s work could involve anything from cleaning a wound, to setting up an ECG, to administering medications, to cleaning instruments or an exam room. There are additional responsibilities in a group practice. The challenges medical assistants face there, clinically and administratively, are more complex. An excellent understanding of the office’s routines and workflow, the ability to work collaboratively with a number of different healthcare professionals and staff on all levels to back their doctor’s team is essential. Online classes covering office professionalism is now available online at from the St. Augustine Medical Assistant School.

Medical Assistants usually work in well lit, air-conditioned primary care, specialty medical offices, or various types of ambulatory clinics. They may also have to lift, stand, reach, stoop, and walk. Often assistants in medical office work under pressure, answering phones and always having to be ready when the doctor needs assistance. They also must be prepared to handle emergencies. As a member of a medical office team there is an expectation that office assistants will observe the values of the employer, office rules and code of ethics, and will embrace the philosophy and mission for optimal patient care.

Professionalization is the social process by which medical professionals transform into a true profession of the highest integrity and competence. This process tends to involve establishing acceptable qualifications with some degree of demarcation of the qualified from unqualified amateurs.

Destined to Fail – Study of Brand Launch Failure in Healthcare OTC Category

Master Sun Consulting has done a study of the “Brand Launch Failures in the OTC Healthcare Category”. The OTC products in the healthcare sector can be defined as the products which help in curing any day-to-day therapeutic ailment like cough, cold, fever, headache or body ache, weakness, tiredness.

Some of the brand launches that were studied were the launch of Savlon, Disprin Plus (later Disprin Paracetamol), Chawan Junior, Duractin, Crocin Pain Relief, Crocin Syrup for Children, Dettol Plaster, Dettol Extra (almost a beauty soap), Vicks Cough Syrup, Gacidity (an antacid), Pediasure (an adult nutrition brand).

Some of the major reasons for failure observed by Jasravee Kaur Chandra, a Healthcare Branding Specialist were “Failure to understand usage of product by consumers, consumers’ attitudes and beliefs, consumer’s relationship with a brand and positioning of the brand vis-à-vis competition”.

One of the most notable failures was the Savlon launch campaign. Savlon, a Johnson & Johnson brand, could not succeed since it went against the grain of consumer beliefs about the category. It was widely held belief that for an antiseptic to be effective it has to be perceived as making an effect- the sting of Dettol. Therefore Savlon’s no-sting & sweet smell went against the basic consumer attitudes to anti-septic category. According to Sarvajeet Chandra. Managing Partner, Master Sun Consulting, “the clinical smell of Dettol enhanced the perception that the anti-septic was working. Consumers were not expecting to spray a perfume on their wounds; they wanted an anti-septic lotion which was seen to be waging a war”

The other notable example was the failure of Disprin Plus by Reckitt Benckiser. The marketers extended Disprin brand into the Paracetamol category to launch Disprin Plus. Since Aspirin comes under price control the profitability of Disprin was very low. Even today the brand is sold at less than one rupee per tablet. To circumvent this issue, company launched Disprin Plus in 2001. It only had Paracetamol as the active ingredient (instead of Aspirin). The idea was to leverage the Disprin brand equity and also maximize the profitability of the brand (as Paracetamol is out of price control).

Again we see that the marketers dug their own graves without paying much regard to customer beliefs and attitudes. Jasravee observes “The core benefit of the brand was tinkered with a view to leverage the equity of the Disprin mother brand. What was ignored was the fact that ‘ingredient’ was part of the equity. Re-positioning efforts as Disprin Paracetamol also did not work. By 2005, the writing was on the wall”. Again the results were akin to the Savlon disaster. Sarvajeet remarks light heartedly that “It was like introducing a Bacardi brand of beer. A similar mistake was initially made when Crocin was extended into pain relief to take advantage of the analgesic market”.

Similar example of marketers not doing their homework properly was the launch of Chawan Junior by Dabur. The consumers couldn’t connect with the product as one of the key ingredients of Chawan junior was Amla which doesn’t go well with milk – a common knowledge which was overlooked by Dabur marketers. Jasravee observes “This is a failure at the product formulation stage and again stems from inadequate understanding of product usage by consumers”. Certain beliefs that are deep rooted in psyche will well serve if respected.

In some cases the companies did not demonstrate adequate understanding of consumer purchase behaviour. An example of this was the launch of pediatric range of Crocin. Crocin syrup containing 125 mg of Paracetamol for 5 ml was introduced for kids to cure cold, cough and light fever. The syrup was introduced directly as an OTC product. Crocin syrup was not very well accepted by the parent community as they did not have the confidence on the product. Jasravee observes that “As with all the Pediatric drugs given to children, the parents always want to take any drugs only after the doctor’s consultation. Even parents who tend to ask chemists for an appropriate medicine of common ailments for themselves will not risk buying anything without the doctor’s advice”. The company had to remedy their strategy and ensure that Crocin Syrup was categorised as a prescription drug by GSK and doctors started providing prescriptions for Crocin Syrup for children.

The study also looks at various other case-lets of launch of Dettol plaster, Dettol shaving cream, and Dettol Extra soap (with moisturiser and a glycerine variant launched as a beauty soap). Sarvajeet observes “I am surprised that they didn’t launch a Dettol toothpaste to fight the germs in the mouth. Imagine using the toothpaste with a pungent taste and a clinical smell early in the morning. Makes you think you have woken up in a hospital bed”.

The Difference Between Supplements and Diet Pills

What is the difference between supplements and diet pills? It’s true that they are very alike; that’s probably why many people think that they are even the same thing! But, the benefits of each are distinct enough to be categorized as separate aids to dieting. The thing that remains the same for both of them is that they each contribute to the effectiveness of your weight loss, but differ in functionality (why they are taken).

Let’s begin explaining the difference between supplements and diet pills by describing what a supplement is and what it’s for. Supplements can be taken as a liquid (mixed in with a beverage), a capsule (to be swallowed as a pill) or a powder. The reason you would take a supplement is to boost a particular vitamin or mineral in your body that is deficient, and to support your body with certain things it needs to function, that your body may not be producing enough of naturally. For instance, let’s look at the most common vitamin calcium. The natural properties of this vitamin specialize in muscle growth. Now, if you find that you exercise very often, but fail to see much change in your muscle size, it is possible that your body suffers from slight calcium deficiency. In this case, you would take a calcium supplement to make up for your lower calcium levels. Doing so will boost the calcium in your body to its proper levels, helping you to get more out of your workouts and begin to see muscle growth at a faster rate. For another example, I’ll suggest potassium (the mineral that holds the number 3 spot of importance and amount in your body). The sole function of potassium is to regulate digestion and is what is burned to extract energy from the food you eat by converting certain elements. A situation where the need of a potassium supplement would arise can be found if you easily get fatigued when exercising. Taking a potassium supplement on its own however will not give you energy, it only helps deliver more energy to you when you eat something like a… what’s a good snack when exercising… a granola bar. When you take a break to get a bit of energy from your granola bar, you will find that little snack gives you much more to go on with the aid of a potassium supplement.

After those two examples of supplements, let’s move on to explaining what a diet pill is so you can easily see the difference between supplements and diet pills. Diet pills (as well as supplements) are completely safe to take, and utilize natural elements to trigger certain responses in your body. The effects of taking a diet pill are much more practical and can be easily felt, rather than the subtle ‘boosters’ that supplements are. Still, both are important and vital to an effective and healthy weight loss. The different effects of a diet pill are many, where almost any weight loss aid you need can be found in a different diet pill. For example, if you are dieting and are at a point where you cannot eat anything or are allowed to eat very little, just as there’s always ‘an app for that’, there is a diet pill for that. You can find appetite suppressant diet pills that simply relieve you of that stinging emptiness in your stomach so that you can pass through those hungry nights without so much as a belly grumble. It essentially tricks your body into thinking that you have just had a full meal by providing all the right vitamins and minerals to your body that it asks for when hungry. It costs you next to no calories, but don’t tell your stomach that. You may have heard about this other popular diet pill, one that increases your fat-burning capabilities when exercising.

There are many different supplements and diet pills out there that you can find that will tailor to your personal needs while you lose weight. Remember that they are safe to take, and only make your difficult task of losing weight more bearable. Once again, supplements are vitamin and mineral boosters, and diet pills provide more practical effects on your body to aid in losing weight. So now that you are aware of the difference between supplements and diet pills, you can use your new awareness to benefit from these great tools that help you lose weight faster and more easily than ever!

Dental Insurance Vs Health Insurance

If you’re old enough to have been employed in the 1960’s, you might remember when your company began to provide dental insurance as part of your health benefits package. Like many consumers, you may have thought-and perhaps might still believe-that your medical and dental coverage were similar, but that is not the case. Understanding the differences between these types of insurance can be a vital tool as you continue to seek the highest quality, lowest cost oral care.

General Medical vs. Oral Health Concerns

To understand why health insurance and dental coverage are different from each other, it is helpful to think about the nature of the problems each addresses.

Most non-dental, medical conditions we encounter cannot be predicted, and can be considered uncertain or random. Quite often, their occurrence results in significant and even catastrophic expense. Take a look at an itemized hospital bill or a receipt that shows how much your insurance covered when you needed an MRI or extensive blood tests, and you will understand just how quickly health costs can spiral out of control, as well as the key role insurance coverage plays in cushioning many of us from bankruptcy.

Contrast these health problems with dental issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. While oral diseases can be found in people from all walks of life, races and creeds, their prevalence has markedly decreased in recent years. This positive trend is due, in part, to community water fluoridation, as well as to the fact that more people are seeing the dentist regularly for preventive care. But unlike many health problems that may disappear unexpectedly, dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease only worsen over time, resulting in extensive and costly care.

How the Dental System Structure is Unique

Interestingly, the average per person expenditure for dental care in 2002 was $513.06, compared to $3,302 per person in the same year spent for standard medical care.

These figures suggest that these systems operate very differently from each other. Technological advances in the field of dentistry have enabled oral practitioners to be more efficient and to bring their costs down. Innovations in standard medicine, however, tend to result in higher costs.

When you visit your dentist, he or she can address most of your needs right in his office. In fact, 80% of dentists are general practitioners, with specialists like oral surgeons making up the other 20%.

This stands in direct contrast to the medical profession, where specialists comprise 80% of the field. In addition, most if not all of the dental care you ever receive in your lifetime will be on an outpatient basis, whereas a good portion of general healthcare takes place in hospitals or other in-patient settings. Finally, a much lower percentage of dentists are allied into larger groups or partnerships than are doctors. All of these factors combine to separate dentistry from general medicine.

Dental Insurance vs. Health Insurance

There is one final factor that sets dental care apart. Because most oral conditions are not of a life-threatening nature, you as the patient can have the luxury of time and choice. You can go online and consult family and friends or get a second opinion to find the dentist who will best meet your needs.

This time to shop around for oral care could give you the chance to research helpful coverage options known as discount dental plans. These alternatives to dental insurance enable a patient to save significantly because large groups of dentists band together and offer quality care at reduced prices. Insurance has come a long way since the 1960’s, and obtaining the coverage that will save you the most money for the best care is one of the best things you can do for yourself.