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Optimum Nutrition Will Improve Your Overall Health In Less Than 30 Days

Article by Patti Blevins

Optimum nutrition is considered to be a revolution in health care. When you fuel your body with optimum nutrition, you are giving yourself the best possible intake of nutrients to enable your body to function and be as healthy as possible. The nutrition is what helps your body perform all sorts of basic functions…detoxification, strengthens your immune system, provides natural antioxidants, and provides digestive enzymes…to name a few.

Preventing or reversing disease-states is but one more function of optimum nutrition. Science is showing us every day that nutritional deficiency is contributing largely, if not actually causing, illness and disease in our bodies. But optimum nutrition is about more than just keeping disease and illness at bay. It is about living optimally, where we have room to stretch our physical, mental, and spiritual “muscles” to the full, without overstepping the threshold at which cellular health in any of the systems of the body becomes threatened.

Your nutritional goal should be to give yourself the best possible intake of nutrients to enable your body to function and be as healthy as possible. Optimum nutrition consists of eating the right amounts of nutrients on a proper schedule to achieve the best performance and the longest possible lifetime in good health. When you are providing the proper balance of nutrients to your body, your daily diet will consist of the right quantities of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to maintain a healthy body and to sustain the desired level of activity for the best quality of life.

Apart from being essential to general good health, optimum nutrition is so fundamental and powerful that it can speed healing and improve weight, energy, immune functions, sleep, mental acuity, feelings, attitude and just about any aspect of your being. It is a state of profound physical, mental and emotional well-being. Optimum nutrition is within all of our grasps; it starts with a commitment to a lifestyle.


Health is not merely the absence of pain or tension, but it is a joy in living; a real appreciation of what it is to have a healthy body with which to experience the many pleasures of this world. While it may sound simple…this isn’t an easy task.

Because of the nature of processed food and depleted soils, most nutritional experts believe that the current diet provides enough vitamins and minerals for survival, but not for optimal health. Minimizing the intake of processed foods is essential for restoring your digestive health.

Many health benefits are due to another group of health-promoting nutrients called phytochemicals, which are found in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Now, that’s coming back to the basics. Yet many people continue to be surprised that something as simple as coming back to basic nutrition, balancing your diet, and keeping healthy can go a long way to relieving daily aggravations such as skin problems, slowing down signs of aging, and keeping you looking better year after year.


So, the fact is that food is not only vital fuel, but also fundamental “medicine”…and it is vital that we pay attention to the quality and quantity of fuel that we feed our bodies. Optimum nutrition helps the body to cleanse and repair itself, restore energy levels, rebalance hormones, the blood sugar level, brain chemicals, and generally improve one’s quality of life. The quality and balance of our food intake is therefore a key factor in determining our overall health.

In whole foods, you will find the greatest concentration of quality nutrition per calorie of intake. Research has shown that optimum nutrition is achieved through the eating of a variety of natural foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It is about finding the foods and nutrients that will help you achieve better health and vitality, and avoiding those that may not suit you. Once optimum nutrition is in place, you can look forward to a consistent high level of energy, emotional balance, alertness, physical fitness, resilience against infectious diseases, and longevity.


In short, optimum nutrition is about providing the body cells and tissues with the vitamins and minerals they require to function to their best ability. I am now completely convinced that the concept of optimum nutrition is the greatest step forward in “medicine” for over a century, no less important than Louis Pasteur’s discovery of disease-causing germs or the discovery of genes. If this lifestyle of optimum nutrition is applied from an early age, it is likely to be your best guarantee for a long and healthy life.

You should, of course consult with your health care professional before starting any diet, exercise, or supplementation program. The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health care provider. Just make sure that you do your own health research as well…it will be a learning experience for which your body will thank you with improved health if you diligently fuel it with optimum nutrition on a daily basis.

About the Author

Patti Blevins is a wife, mother, and grandmother and is passionate about optimum nutrition for her family, friends, and you. Claim your free health book at http://www.PattiBlevins.com/recommends/nutrition

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Coaching and personal development – simply getting much, much, more out of your life, sooner than you thought possible.

Article by Linus Xavier

We are all well aware of coaches working in sport but what exactly do they do and what is coaching outside of sport? Well the answer is that coaching is the action of improving personal knowledge and development and growth in any area. Just as with the sports coach there is a close alliance between coach and client that is dedicated to the outcomes of the client. Coaching enables individuals to look at their lives in the whole taking into account all areas of a persons’ life and reconsidering the goals, activity and direction in each area as well as the balance between competing demands. The main reason why people turn to coaches simply is to get more out of life, whether this is in terms of relationships, career, health, sport, well being, spirituality, learning, life-style, or creativity. Typically people turn to coaches when they are no longer getting the results that they are seeking. This point can be a crisis, period of transition, or it can even be a frustration in a particular aspect of personal performance. Many people, however, are now aware of the benefits of coaching and are realising that they can get more out of any aspect of their lives through working with a coach well before aspects of their lives begin to become problematic.A keen equestrian has a fall and looses confidence and works with a coach to rebuild her confidence. Realising the changes, she continues to develop her understanding of her work life values and relationships and makes changes in her life and work as a result.A highly successful businessman works with a coach to improve his golf game – realises the approaches are applicable to his business life and continues to develop his goals and motivation together with a breakthrough session to remove limiting beliefs which he found holding him back. His target – to double his business in twelve months. He takes an NLP Practitioner Course and develops a new range of approaches to working with himself and with others clearly confident in doubling his income which he does.A teacher takes a distance learning coaching course to work with students better, realises he has no life goals or targets himself and sets about transforming his life, doubles his salary, gets a new house and eventually lets go of old beliefs and values and embarks on a totally new career and life-style.Coaching is about personal transformation and growth. It teaches us that we have options in every aspect of our lives. It shows us why we live within frameworks of values, beliefs, behaviours, and habits and it gives us choice in every area.So why do so may people spend so much time and money on self help books with such limited impact? The reason is simple. When you are learning about your own mind, it’s far more effective to work with another, more skilled mind to get the changes you want. Coaches compel to action simply through natural human interaction. They challenge with skillful questions at the right time. They provoke within a context of rapport to challenge beliefs and values. They enlighten with a range of approaches and techniques to reveal to the client representations of the clients own experience which they simply were not aware of. Coaches work within what they call a framework of ecology. What this means is that they consider all the consequences of any course of action for a client. Yes a client could double his or her income but if this had a negative impact on their health or relationships the coach can easily lead the client to a deep understanding of all the consequences of their action so that they can adjust behaviour accordingly.The Coaching ProcessThe coaching process is focussed on you. It begins with a detailed personal history which is much more than it sounds. It’s not just a detailed personal history in terms of your upbringing relationships, career etc. It will start your internal unconscious processes working to re-evaluate your values and aspirations before any formal work begins.You may complete an audit and review of your current context and then choose an area to work on.BreakthroughThe coach then begins an intensive programme called a breakthrough process which elicits and ranks your core values in a chosen area of your life – typically these are broad contexts such as Relationships, Career, Wealth, Health, and can also focus on personal contexts such as creativity, spirituality, and sporting interests.Addressing limiting beliefs, behaviours and valuesIn order to be able to move forward in your life the coach works with you to identify the limits which your pervious learning, experience and upbringing may be placing on you. Having identified these the coach will use specific techniques which will then give you choice over whether to modify these or not. Learning that you have choice over these aspects of you make up is a tremendously liberating experience – hence the breakthrough tag on the process.Creating a new pattern to live toWe all work and life to our own internal patterns, goals and aspirations. We do this whether we acknowledge this or not. These patterns shape our daily and lifelong behaviour. Becoming aware of the programmes we operate by through working with a skilled professional coach and giving ourselves choice over these is the key point of the whole coaching process.Working with your coach, using specific techniques, the coach will assist you in the development of a revised personal conceptualisation – plan – vision – sense of – schema – of your present and future life. The imprinting events which shape our lives for decades are acquired really quickly and can be revised just a quickly. In fact, when we realise where our imprinting events are we can be shocked at how casually we adopt these and the lasting impact they have on us long, long after they were relevant or served our personal needs.The coach knows how to develop your new internal aspirations and programmes with you so that they impact on your daily beliefs and behaviours and then works with you to achieve this.Follow upThis is the followed up by a process of clean up of any further limiting beliefs, less helpful behaviours or sustaining new changes.Ideally you will now have a very detailed written description of your future in every respect. The writing process is important to pattern unconscious learning into conscious thought – this directs the attention of the unconscious mind which then automatically matches actions, thoughts, opportunity taking to meet the new programmes you are working towards.Choosing a coachThere are no standard qualifications which coaches have to have but there are some standards which will give you a great deal of security in choosing someone to work with. You will see many coaching courses available however these may not give the coach the full range of skills needed. The main ones to check for, are that they have an advanced qualification in Neuro Linguistic Programming. You should know that there are three of four levels of qualification:NLP Diploma A Three or Four day Qualification which is an introduction. If you are interested in your own personal development then this would be a good place for you to start with yourself. There are though, far too any people operating as coaches with only a Diploma or Certificate in NLP.NLP Practitioner This is a qualification which take between seven to sixteen days to achieve and is the minimum standard you should work with. They will have a good grounding in the techniques and approaches needed to coach you. They might also have additional coaching qualifications but these are generally focussed on goal setting and low level rational processes which are limited in effectiveness without the Practitioner Certification. You will see Coaches with NLP Coaching Certification as well -such coaches are well prepared to support you in your development.NLP Master Practitioner This is the ideal training needed to coach you. Master Practitioners are able to work with values, beliefs, behaviours, limiting beliefs, early patterning issues and even significant trauma. Ideally they will have additional certification in Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy thought this is a useful bonus and not essential.NLP Trainer Such coaches have generally the highest level of capability of skills available and can work fluidly and flexibly to coach you to the outcomes you are looking for. They should be actively training and you should be able to assess their abilities by attending one of their shorter seminars.Coaching is about working with you to achieve personal excellence in any area of your life. Many coaches set themselves up in response to some sort of unwanted transition in their lives. Why model these people? Choose a coach who is successful and effective in their own lives. You may not personally like them but you are not looking for a friend – you may need someone who can lead you out of your comfort zoneWhat you can do on your ownThere are many ‘Be Your Own Life Coach’ books available which will give you a good introduction to personal development. Similarly there are many books available on Coaching and NLP which you may find useful. Free coaching course are available and a good introduction to personal development for participants as opposed to setting up a practice. You would certainly get a lot from taking an NLP Diploma or Practitioner course as this will give you considerable personal advantages and flexibility. Some coaching practices Charge less for a practitioner course than they do for a coaching package in the belief that it represents better value to the client. That is something you need to decide yourself.In practical terms today go online and look for a wheel of life exercise and complete this. Then spend some times writing out a set of goals for your future setting out in detail what you want your life to be like in three years time, one years time, and what you will do every week to achieve this.You are not stuck with the life you currently have. You have the life you have now because of your beliefs, values and behaviours. All of these can be changed so that they align with the life you want now rather than the life you wanted then.

About the Author

Andy Lee is a certified NLP Coach Master Practitioner and Trainer with 30 years experience in people development in education working with hard top reach individuals and families. He is an expert in people development in a range of contexts and achieves outstanding results in a very wide range of contexts. He contributes to leading on line forums and leadership and personal development sites. He operates in the North of England as a Coach and trainer. He offers the NLPremium Practitioner which is believed to be the most exciting personal development opportunity in Europe. He has an international reputation for excellence in coaching, training and people development.

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How Wealth Tax Is Better Than Income Tax

Article by Jim Thio

Wealth Tax

Do you want to move money from the wealthy to the poor? Well, tax wealth.

Wealth tax causes far less market distortion, and hence, much fairer than income tax. Wealth tax hurt productivity less. If you live in a capitalistic country, then your income is yours fairly. However, Bob’s wealth might not be traceable to productivity. Bob might have gotten his wealth through inheritance gained through slavery, or genocide. The link between wealth to productivity is less than the link between incomes and productivity. Hence, wealth tax discourages productivity less than income tax.

Wealth tax also has meritocratic justification that can actually increase productivity. Property rights are effectively contracts between a person and the society. Part of the contract is that the society will protect the person’s property.

Well, if you protect Bob’s land, you should get paid right? Wealth tax is then effectively protection fee we pay to our local gangs we call governments. How much a society should get paid for protecting wealth? Natural pricing schemes will be of course something proportional to the amount of wealth protected.

Let’s examine this issue.

Wealth Tax as Protection Fee

The year is somewhere in 13th century. Kublai Khan attacked China. The peasants don’t bother fighting. Why? Because all they have, their life, they can take with them in refugee. The lands belong to landlords anyway. So just let the landlord fight.

The Sung emperor realized this. So, the Sung court provided land sharing to peasants. Now the peasants have something worth dying for, land. However, it’s kind of late. Also, that enraged the land owning landlords who switched side to the Mongol. There goes Sung dynasty, the most prosperous country in the world at that time.

Say a foreign investor puts 1 million dollars in 2 countries each. The first 1 million go to, hmmm… Let’s see…, Somalia, where the money just goes away through local warlords. The next 1 million goes to Singapore with its strong laws and commitment to meritocracy. In which country the $ 1 million produce higher return? In Singapore of course.

Now, say Singapore taxes wealth by 1% but gives 16% return. Say Somalia has no wealth tax but provide 0% return. Where do you want to invest your money? In Singapore…

At the end, any country that can provide return on to investors will motivate investors to invest money on that country.

Countries will compete with other countries in trying to give better protection for investors. Countries that do it well can get away with more wealth tax and still be very attractive for investors. Investors will still put money in that country even though the country taxes a small percentage of wealth tax.

If governments’ spending can be slashed, the rest can be given as dividend to all citizens in equal share for everyone manner. Karl Marx would love this, am I a commie or what? That’ll provide incentives for citizens all over the world to vote in favor of free market, privatization, or anything that gets money in. The more investor-friendly the countries are, the more money gets in, the more dividend those citizens will get.

Some special arrangements should be around to prevent citizens from abusing the system by just making more kids to collect more dividends, but that’s easy to solve.

Less Market Distortion

Back to our sample. Say you’re equally poor. However, you’re more diligent than your peers. Then you wouldn’t pay much higher tax than your peers because you’re equally poor. Hence, wealth tax do not punish the diligent as much as income tax.

When you’re richer, you can build factories rather than mansions. You don’t pay extra penalty for gaining income. So, you will pay the same amount of tax whether you build factories or mansions.It takes the same amount of military power to protect a mansion and a factory. So why in the earth factories pay more tax?

Less Repulsive Than Income Tax

Will you invest money in a country with 30% income tax or in a country with 2% wealth tax? Well it depends. If you have a good business plan, then wealth tax is preferable than income tax. Good business plan means good returns on your investments, which means high productivity, income or profit. However, if your business plan is lousy or you just want to put your money for mansions that produce no return then income tax is preferable.

Exchanging income tax into wealth tax will hurt incentives for good business plan much less. You’re not going to be penalized for having better business plan and earning more profit.

Higher return of investments are better not only for investors but for everybody. When businesses collapse, the ones that collapse first are usually the ones with lower returns that’s just above the margin. Things go a little wrong and those bad business plans will collapse. Income tax encourages all businesses to be like that. Wealth taxes do not penalize profit and hence will increase profit.

If wealth tax is done in exchange of income tax, good investors would love it more and invest more money. Bad investors that governments will end up bailing out with IMF’s help can invest somewhere else.

Doesn’t Go Berserk

No people in any country, in their right minds, would demand too much wealth tax. Why? Because too much wealth tax will simply drive investors away. Some countries can demand bigger wealth tax but only if they do their homework well, such as maintaining security and explicit consistent rules.

At the end, there will be a nice supply and demand relationship where all countries try to provide the best capital protection and efficient economic and capital growth at the least possible cost or tax. The citizens in such countries can simply pocket the difference, which will be called profit. When citizens think like stock holders, then politicians will think like CEOs.

About the Author

Jim Thio is a silver medalist in International Physics Olympiad. He uses his Math skills to provide free financial, business, and marketing advices in http://FasterFinancialFreedom.com/art.390.0.html

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