Thankful for the Right to Vote

I voted Nov 06 2012 I am sitting here watching the election updates and feeling grateful that I live in a country where I can vote.

Did you know that there are 2 countries on this planet that have yet to allow women to vote?

What if you couldn’t have a say in the leader of your country simply because of your gender?

This is the third presidential election I have been old enough to cast a vote. Each election has felt more and more important. As a result I do more research, watch more debates, and listen to the opinions of others. Opinions, of course, can get quite ugly; but I listen anyway so that I can ask ‘why’.

I don’t vote straight ticket for democratic or republican or libertarian. In fact, my ballot ended up with a mix of all three. I study and try to vote for a candidate based on the individual and not any particular party.

Alternative Medicine for High Blood Pressure

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before trying any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

high blood pressure

The “cure”?
Green unroasted coffee bean
You can buy this unroasted green coffee in extract form.

Dosage:
Take 200 mg of this extract per day and it is supposed to help you actually lower your blood pressure.

Warning:
*** “This is a really new idea.” they said. – This alone should encourage you to proceed with caution. ***
Again, please talk to your doctor before trying this. – It’s your blood pressure.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Pain

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Pain

Apparently a natural extract called California Poppy is supposed to be able to help alleviate serious pain. It is also supposed to be non-addictive.

The way they described it, made it sound like something that you would take instead of a prescription painkiller. This could be one of those huge money savers for someone with chronic pain.

Dosage:
3/4 of the teaspoon of this extract before bedtime.

Warning:
The audience was warned not to take this while operating heavy machinery. :-)

I have no personal experience with this one.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Hypothyroidism

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show today.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Hypothyroidism

(This is poor thyroid function, it can cause tiredness, slow reflexes, poor focus, etc.)
L-Tyrosine 1500 mg twice a day ( preferably on an empty stomach ) can help your thyroid function better.

I tried this one. It didn’t work for me, but it turns out I actually have a low T3 count. L-Tyrosine didn’t help me at all. It actually made me tired… However, that’s unusual. It is supposed to give you energy and help your thyroid function.

I now take something called GTA Forte II now with lunch everyday and it’s really helping with the afternoon grogginess.

Other alternative medicines mentioned: