Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Top 40 Health Quotations

  1. "Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year." -- Franklin P. Adams
  2. "He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything." -- Arabian Proverb
  3. "To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth." -- Richard Baker
  4. "There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it." -- Josh Billings
  5. "Health has its science, as well as disease. " --Elizabeth Blackwell
  6. "Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. " --Erma Bombeck
  7. "Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do practice? " --George Carlin
  8. "The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. " --Charles Caleb Colton
  9. "As I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself." --Adelle Davis
  10. "Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady." --Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  11. "You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well." -- Wayne Dyer
  12. "Give me health and a day and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. "The first wealth is health." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." -- Benjamin Franklin
  15. "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing." --Redd Foxx
  16. "Health is not valued till sickness comes." --Dr. Thomas Fuller
  17. "A Hospital is no place to be sick." --Samuel Goldwyn
  18. "Health is not simply the absence of sickness." --Hannah Green
  19. "Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything." --Thich Nhat Hanh
  20. "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." --Hippocrates
  21. "The groundwork of all happiness is health." -- Leigh Hunt
  22. "The oneness of mind and body holds the secret of illness and health. " --Arnold Hutschnecker
  23. "Health is worth more than learning." --Thomas Jefferson
  24. "We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique." -- Benjamin Jowett
  25. "One out of 4 people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your 3 closest friends-if they seem okay, then you're the one." --Ann Landers
  26. "To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." -- William Londen
  27. "It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like." --Jackie Mason
  28. "Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away." --Robert Orben
  29. "What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease." --George Dennison Prentice
  30. "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results." -- Anthony Robbins
  31. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -- Jim Rohn
  32. "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." --Albert Schweitzer
  33. "A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools." -- Spanish Proverb
  34. "People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy." -- Laurence Sterne
  35. "Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring. " --Henry David Thoreau
  36. "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." --Mark Twain
  37. "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." --Fran├žois Voltaire
  38. "Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it." -- Unknown
  39. "Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." -- Denis Waitley
  40. "Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy." --Izaak Walton

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Buyer's Guide to Medical Insurance

It is important to shop wisely for trip insurance. Many people buy coverage that seems inexpensive only to find out that they are not adequately covered when a medical emergency occurs. Below are a few key questions you should ask your insurance provider before purchasing trip insurance:
o What is not covered by the policy? Insurance companies call these "exclusions," and every policy has them.
o Are there specific exclusions relating to sports or other activities?
o Does the plan have a deductible that you must pay each time you file a claim?
o Does the plan deny benefits if your medical emergency arises because of a "pre-existing condition or health problem"?
Knowing the answers to these questions can help you avoid unpleasant surprises when you make a claim. Make sure you understand exactly what your trip insurance plan covers. When in doubt, call your insurer. A reputable insurance company can give you straight answers to your questions. Most offer toll free numbers so you can call them directly from wherever you are.
If you find that a plan has too many restrictions and complications, or that your questions are not being answered satisfactorily, do not hesitate to look somewhere else.
A comprehensive travel health insurance plan usually covers the following emergency medical expenses:
o Hospital accommodations
o Medical bills such as those for a physician, surgeon, and anesthetist
o Ambulances
o Diagnostic services such as laboratory tests and x-rays
o Private registered nurses
o Medical aids such as slings or splints, and the temporary rental of wheelchairs or walkers
o Prescription drugs
o Cost of returning a deceased back home
Remember that when it comes to insurance, you get what you pay for. When shopping around for trip insurance, it is important to keep in mind that not all insurance policies are alike. Be aware of minor price variations between insurance companies (the cheapest may not be the best company to deal with when you have a claim.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Medicine from Recommended Pharmacies

With prescription medicines, there are so many choices to choose from and it is not easy finding cheaper and effective alternatives. Does your Government pay for all your healths cost, or are you uninsured and you have the burden of 100% of the cost for your family's health care. If you have health care coverage, what percentage do you have to pay?
Once you decide what category you fall under, you need to decide which medicine is right for you. Trying to save money on your prescriptions may not be for you but for the vast majority of us who are not well off, we have to shop around for a cheaper source of quality prescriptions.
This brings us to the internet with even more questions. A recent Google search for the word "pharmacy" came up with over 29 million possibilities. So out of the 29 million WebPages. Which pharmacies have good quality prescriptions, which ones are fly-by night and which ones have good customer service? That is where an online pharmacy review site comes in.
A good pharmacy review site will first find quality online pharmacies. Do background checks on the medical pharmacies and contact them to see if they respond in a timely matter. Some good websites will go to the extent of ordering prescriptions from pharmacies to see if the right prescriptions arrive on time and as prescribed.
There are thousands of online pharmacies to choose from and an online pharmacy review site can help users to start choosing their prescriptions from recommended pharmacies. This makes it easier for online users and starts them in the right path. Not only can they find good pharmacies from such a review site, they can also find medicine that are competitively priced and within their budget range. How often do people take their friends' recommendations in trying out Lose Weight programs and medicine anyway?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

South Beach Diet Effects on Sales

Watching the big amount of "low-carb", diet-friendly versions of foods that appear on the market, one would say that the South Beach Diet has not affected only people who want to get slim and healthy. Companies involved in the food industry have also been feeling the South Beach Diet effects: some of the products in great demand have brought profit while sales for high-carbs, diet unfriendly ones have drastically fallen. The owners of many businesses have taken measures to adapt their range of products to the needs of the market, offering low-carb versions of their products.
* Some pizza owners have introduced into their menus the low-carb pizza, inventing new dough recipes: Donatos Pizzeria from Columbus, Ohio makes a pizza dough of soy protein and other ingredients and it is said to be very tasty too. Others just offer "pizza in a bucket" - no dough at all, only the topping ingredients (Escondido, California, Pit Stop Pasta).
* Doughnut producers have been experiencing serious inconvenience - The New York company, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. has registered a serious decrease in sales that diminished its quarterly profit by more than half and lowered 17 percent of the value of its stock. It plans a change in menu - offering sugar-free, low-fat products.
* Bakeries are at a pinch. George Weston Ltd. has halted the production of an Entenmann's baked goods factory in Northlake, Illinois in the process of cutting costs. The company produced bagels, pastry and other goods. The flat-bread maker Damascus Bakeries substituted the flour with grains such as flax, soy and added oat fiber. Healthy sandwich roll-ups with reduced amount of carbs resulted and a high fiber content.
* Citrus producers introduce low-carb drinks. Florida is the second world oranges producer after Brazil and most of the production is transformed into juice. With the South Beach Diet book advising people against the consumption of orange juice because of its high fructose levels, the State Department of Citrus, Florida's $9 billion industry, has every reason to be concerned. The consumption had a noticeable drop since these diets reached a critical mass. The state Department of Citrus tries to direct its marketing strategy to convince consumers that orange juice can be compatible with dieting and to emphasize its benefits for health. The introduction of low-carb drinks will cause wholesale prices to rise.
* Even chips producers find a way out of the "diet situation": Jays Foods LLC has created "Sweet Baby Jays" - chips made from sweet potatoes which are South Beach diet friendly. Strategically, they also raised the prices, as a healthy item is a costly one! And it seems that this strategy works!
* Kraft Foods Inc. has already created South Beach Diet friendly products and has come to an agreement with Dr. Agatston to use the South Beach Diet trademark to promote them. In 2003, Kraft had already begun its campaign for encouraging healthier lifestyles, offering the consumers low-calorie, reduced carbs products.
Beer producers try hard to regain the lost ground because of the diet's claim that the beer contains carbohydrates, its consumption leading to "beer bellies". Important beer producers such as Anheuser-Busch Inc. say that this theory is inaccurate and sustain that all beer is "low-carb" being thus suitable for the diet. They have launched ad campaigns urging people to "Have a Beer With Your South Beach Diet". On the other hand, companies that have as business object poultry, meat and fish trade and those that process dairy products have increased their profit lately:
* It seems that the US chicken industry has benefited more than the beef or pork industries. In the top of preferences, poultry comes first, followed by beef and pork. The sales of beef also boasted significantly and the variety of the products offered for sale increased accordingly.
* Fish industry is certainly favored by the South Beach Diet, but apparently seafood is friendly to all diets.
* Another boost in sales was registered by the producers of "Laughing Cow" cheese, warmly recommended during the diet. The demand has reached as far as to surpass the power of supply.
The low-carb diets seem to gain more and more ground and their influence spreads faster and stronger than anything the food industry has ever seen and probably on a long-term basis too. Food-consciousness has acquired new meanings together with the power of leading businesses towards success if adopting the latest nutritional directions, or towards failure if not responding to the market demand.