Monday, December 15, 2008

Marketing Prank Proves the Power of Social Media

Guru marketer Frank Kern recently shocked himself by creating a scam to spook his friend John Reese and discovered the awesome power of social media.

He created a bogus marketing course that closely emulated that of his friend John Reese. He then started a Facebook group to co-opt his followers to post to the new fake site, comment on specially created youtube videos, tweet to their friends about the course and post in forums.

It was started as a joke but soon spread far out past the social media network and people started taking it seriously, even talking about legal proceedings against 'Don Fleece'.

Of course Frank stepped in and owned up way before it got out of hand but I got a mail this morning from him saying he had been frankly shocked at the results and how quickly the message had spread via the social media network and beyond. And for an internet marketer of near 'guru' status that is saying something.

Social media has broken down the formal barriers and encourages people to communicate on their own level and where their passion lies and that is always going to have powerful consequences.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

How To Be Like A Secret Millionaire

The Secret Millionaire is a TV programme where millionaires go undercover into deprived areas, become involved in the community then give cheques to individuals who they feel would benefit, or who have an idea that needs some cash to realise, or just because they are great people they want to help.

The Secret Millionaires are philanthropists and use money to change the world but you have a mountainous resource somewhere too, something you can take out there and share with the world to make a real change.

Think now what your passion or resource might be. It could be a skill that you take for granted but nonetheless would impact greatly on someone's life should you choose to take the time to share it freely.

Giving is a great way to take the focus of attention away from your own troubles. It is extremely therapeutic which makes the concept a win win situation.

A local man with a passion for sport set up a club so that disabled children could play football too and he has now won the support of Sir Paul McCartney. What started as a small idea has now grown and is putting smiles on many youngsters faces.

If you are in business it doesn't take much to offer a part of your services for free to the community. Again, you can make a huge difference and also raise your profile locally. The internet marketing model of giving away free content really works and can easily be mapped over to the 'real world'.

If you're a therapist there are local clubs or meeting places that would gladly let you give a talk and some free treatments.

If you do printing and copying how about approaching a local charity and offering to print a run of fliers for free?

If you're upgrading your computer think about donating your old one to a worthy cause. My husband helps out in a day care centre and was giving a resident a reflexology treatment. The man had had a stroke a while back and was unable to speak or barely move and was looking very sad so my husband wheeled him over to the computer and gently laid one of his hands on the keyboard and the man slowly typed “Thank you Tim, this is the first time I have felt human in ages”.

Take some time today to think what you could give that would make a change to you and your community too.

And by all means leave a comment if you have some suggestions or if this is something you are already doing.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Social Media - Good for your Health?

Doctors first gauge mental health by the ability to look after yourself.

So when I popped over to mine this morning for a routine test, while sitting in the waiting room, I thought I must remember to mention my shower's broken and the plumber failed to show yesterday which is why my hair looks less than fragrant and also that the holes in these jeans are deliberate.

Anyway, he didn't notice, or was too polite to say, while scraping my cervix. Phew, got away with it...

Then when I got home, and even though I hadn't been out that long I got the classic 'return from holiday' view of my place, and it's a monumental tip.

Now mess doesn't normally bother me. I like piles of books and papers, manuscripts strewn all over the place, things I'm working on left out half done waiting for inspiration or a couple of quiet hours to finish but this was heaps of washing up and clothes on the floor, everywhere.

How did that happen? What have I been doing differently these past few weeks?

It has to be Twitter, Facebook and now FriendFeed. It's not just the time spent reading and responding, keeping up with the flow, but reading the great articles posted and trying out the cool resources too.

Still, don't get freaked out, if it's important it's obviously getting done. I must be eating, look at the piles of dirty plates in the kitchen and the cheques are still arriving on time.

But is this healthy? A near addiction to staying in touch online?

We all want to belong, isolation can be soul destroying though I personally love being alone, in my opinion a mother can never be alone enough, but does being drawn into this community give you a false sense of intimacy? A safer, cleaner less messy experience? A place where if someone upsets you you just hit unfollow with no confrontations or repercussions?

On the other hand I've met a load of great people, picked up some interesting ideas and it's refreshing to be in such stimulating company. That has to be good for me surely?

Hmm, I'm still not sure and will have to monitor the effects on my hard relationships and bank balance closely.

Meanwhile I really must update a sales page and phone the plumber but only after I've checked out 10 Challenging but Awesome CSS Techniques...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Panic Attacks - 5 Common Mistakes Panic Attack Sufferers Make and How To Fix Them

I know what it's like, that feeling of panic as it sweeps over you in a flash from nowhere. The feeling that you have to run and hide though can't move because of the weakness. That you have to instantly go to the toilet yet can't bear the thought of using a tiny public lavatory (suppose I get locked in?) And the sheer terror of not knowing when any of this might happen again. It's exhausting, day after day after day.

It took me 15 years to find a cure but you can stop panic attacks now if you can correct these 5 mistakes that you are currently making.

1. Thinking You Have No Control Of Your Feelings

It's an easy enough assumption to make as the panic attacks seem to come from out of nowhere but the real problem is not that first flash of panic but the fact that you are terrified of the feelings. If you can take that fear out and not be scared of HOWEVER you are feeling they simply do not happen, ever again.

To solve this problem you need to learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). This simple technique will take your fear on any topic down to zero, very fast. It is a method which utilises tapping on the meridian points while saying out loud a statement of how you are feeling. You take a reading before and after so you can quickly verify your results which gives you confidence to continue.

You can find the free EFT protocol here:

2. Confusing The Feelings Of Physical Exertion With Panic

This is a big one and what stops most panic attack sufferers from getting excited or involved with anything. The symptoms of panic attacks are caused by an increase of adrenaline so any feelings that are similar instantly make you think you are about to have an attack. At one point I couldn't bear to watch game shows as the anticipation was just too much for me. Once you add even more adrenaline to the mix and increase your heartbeat by even a millisecond you start to freak out again.

The solution to this one is quite simple. Recognise this is what is happening and say to yourself, it's ok, I'm just feeling the symptoms of physical exertion/excitement, I am not panicking. And it's a good opening statement to get down to zero using EFT. You can use something like -

Even though the feelings of physical exertion make me feel like I'm going to panic...

3. Ignoring Advice To Take A Deep Breath

Your chest is clenched tight, you can't breath, and some well meaning person is saying, take a deep breath now. And all you can think is, are you mad, why would I want my head spinning even more?

The thing is that hyperventilation causes the exact same symptoms as panic. When you can't breath you are breathing from your chest, in essence overbreathing, and a few deep breaths from your abdomen will stop this almost instantly. The trick is to practise when you are feeling relatively ok and feel safe, so when you start to feel uncomfortable you can take a single deep breath, really feeling your abdomen pushing out, which will quickly rebalance your blood oxygen levels and et you breath easily again.

You can find out more about how to do that here -

4. Making It All About Your Panic Attacks

It's easy, I know, if you are suffering from panic and anxiety to let it completely overtake your life. After all, every little thing you do must be planned and your feelings taken into account which turns every activity into a major event.

Make today the last day this happens. Take time to project your interest and attention onto something else, maybe a hobby you used to like doing, reading a book you have been meaning to get round to, constructing the Taj Mahal out of matchsticks, whatever you once spent hours being immersed in without a second thought. Make a special effort to acquire the materials needed to direct your attention away from yourself. Phone some friends and resist the temptation to talk about yourself. Genuinely engaging with others has a profoundly healing effect on you and those around you who may be feeling neglected while you have been busy coping with your own feelings.

Do one thing today that has nothing to do with your panic.

5. Being Too Hard On Yourself

People who suffer from panic attacks constantly berate themselves for being weak and wimpy and this is just not the case. You are managing to manifest some major psychosomatic symptoms and that's powerful reality creation. Just think what you could do if your conscious and unconscious minds were working together, wow!

Be kind to yourself, even forgive yourself for what is happening right now and know that you have the strength to do something about this. And remember, while you are recovering do not push yourself or feel you have to do everything you are asked to prove yourself. Your biggest strength lies in being able to say NO loudly and without guilt.

You CAN do this, if I can, anyone can!

And if you need my help just mail me or sign up for my free anxiety course which contains all the information you need to know to stop having panic attacks now!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Sophie!!!

It’s my daugher’s birthday today and sitting here at 11.30am I remember at that time, 24 years ago, paying bills and making sandwiches for my husband to take to the hospital, in between contractions.

My labour started at 9am. Though at 5am I had woken and gone downstairs and remember my husband was sitting watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics so I have my suspicions it actually started then.

By midday I was getting very uncomfortable and decided it was time to go to hospital.

I was very relaxed and glad I had spent my pregnancy eating well, taking supplements, doing stretching exercises and had requested a natural birth.

When I got there they said I was 7 centimetres dilated and that it would probably only be another 3 hours before delivery, roughly one hour for every centimeter, which confirmed that I was right labour had started when I woke in the night.

Then it all went horribly wrong.

Because I had been admitted with pre-eclampsia a couple of weeks previously they immediately hooked me up to a drip and stuck a monitor on my baby’s head. In effect I was strapped down to the bed and unable to move as I had planned, to ease delivery and be able to choose the most comfortable position to be in.

I freaked and must have stopped the whole process as a result because I got stuck in the transition phase for four hours (that’s the time you’re fully dilated and ready to deliver and is also the phase when you start traditionally screaming obscenities at everyone!)

I remember how hot it was that day, steamy, humid, and I was completely naked and paced the tiny room while trying to drag the drip trolley thing around with me while staff kept trying to pin me back down in bed saying I would exhaust myself if I didn’t lie down.

It was more than I could bear, I had completely lost control, was in agony, and just kept screaming for pain relief.

Sophie was delivered at 10.13pm during a raging thunderstorm, a beautiful healthy, hungry baby. But that wasn’t the end of the torture.

During the actual birth there was a shift change, literally one midwife delivered the head and another took over to deliver the whole body. Then the wrong drug was administered and the new midwife yanked the umbilical cord too hard and it came away without the afterbirth so I had to have that scraped out of me with a huge metal spoon, without any anaesthetic and by a slightly tipsy doctor who had been paged during her leaving party! She also thoughtfully stitched me up without any anaesthetic either, saying it would just be one more painful procedure to have an injection there. That wound took 18 months to heal though obviously the wound of that whole day still remains very sore.

If I had had The Gentle Touch, Noesitherapy, EFT and EmoTrance then it all would have been very different. I would have had more control over my body and my emotions and would NOT have frozen and delayed labour making the whole experience more of a nightmare than one to cherish.

Which is why I am so glad I have put those four amazing self help techniques in one book and if it helps just one person to have a happy stress free labour it will all have been worth it :)

Alternative Pain Relief by Nicola Quinn

P.S. In my opinion ALL midwifes should be mothers themselves. They cannot know what it is like however many confinements they have attended unless they have been through it themselves. The lack of compassion and understanding from my midwives and constant admonishments to, be quiet, I was disturbing others, added to the horror of that day. That the joy of that day was cruelly snatched from me, I will never forgive them for. Not very holistic I know, but what can I say, I know many others out there feel the same…

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hot flushes/flashes, coffee and chocolate

There is a definite correlation between hot flushes, coffee and chocolate.

I hate being cold and it was over 6 months before I connected the wonderful warm surges I was getting periodically with the fact that this must be the onset of the menopause. Duh...

I don't get them routinely any more but when I'm feeling a bit chilly and want to warm up quickly I grab a fresh coffee and a piece of chocolate and hey presto, nice warm feeling.

The kick back is I get a bit of a restless sleep that night which again confirms the connection between the surges of energy and being wakened every 2 hours for years.

I used to spend time telling my body to stop it, there are no more eggs, stop trying to ovulate, which I'm not sure did much good but might have speeded everything up and certainly helped pass the time in the dark hours of night instead of thrashing around.

Anyway, the weird wonderful world of the change and a move into a whole new way of seeing and doing things, quite an adventure really.

And if you suffer from hot flushes and hate them try cutting out coffee and chocolate, I think you will be pleased at the relief you get.

Update: Just received a link to a nice little article by Christina Laun about increasing energy levels without caffeine. Check it out.

50 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Panic Attacks and Blood Pressure

I was thinking the other day about how people who suffer from panic attacks are constantly being told their symptoms, however unpleasant, can't hurt them.

And in general this is true but only because the impending feeling of death and unreal feelings of terror are nowhere close to the actual experience one is having at the time.

However, blood pressure is certainly affected, not just from the stress of the situation but with elevated adrenaline levels, and over time this must surely have an adverse effect so the first thing to do when having a panic attack is to try to reduce your blood pressure as quickly as possible and this can be done by simply drinking a glass of cold water. It hydrates the body and has a calming effect on the whole system.

If dizziness is experienced there is a good chance this means your blood pressure has dropped and to normalise this a glass of fresh juice would do the job nicely.

I've also read somewhere that having a full bladder while your blood pressure is taken can give an elevated reading so it makes sense that going to the toilet would assist in reducing levels too.

It's surprising just how ghastly one can feel with a slight deviation either way so if you do suffer from panic attacks try this and see what a difference it makes.

Better still is to stop having panic attacks altogether which my book Life Without Panic Attacks shows you how to do very nicely!

Common Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Women are more likely to suffer the lesser known symptoms of a heart attack than men which is why they are often not diagnosed correctly and not given the right treatment quick enough which is essential for a better chance of survival and a life as close to normal afterwards.

For men, chest pain, with pain spreading to the left shoulder and arm together with shortness of breath are the most common symptoms of a heart attack.

Women too suffer this but are just as likely to have the lesser range of symptoms instead, including:

* Neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
* Shortness of breath
* Nausea or vomiting
* Abdominal pain or "heartburn"
* Sweating
* Lightheadedness or dizziness
* Unusual or unexplained fatigue

When I look at that list I think, well yes, a lot of women may feel they have one or more of those symptoms most of the time! BUT in general women know their bodies pretty well and know when something is not quite right.

You can have these warning symptoms for quite a while before having an actual heart attack. If you start suffering any of these symptoms without apparent obvious cause this is not the time to take a tranquilizer and/or pain killer and just get on with things. This is time for action.

If it is a heart attack and you seek help in plenty of time there are many simple treatments that will save your life. And it if isn't then they will be able to tell you exactly what is going on that caused them.

Do not hesitate. Go to an emergency room. They will not laugh at you, or tell you off for wasting their time. Just do it.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Pipex Rant

Please forgive the brief diversion though this can be considered a health issue as these people have put me under a severe amount of stress over the last few months. I had never before quite understood those people who complained about being treated badly by customer services, up until now I had considered that to be a character flaw!

But now I completely understand the helplessness and out of control feeling of being ripped off and not being able to do a damn thing about it and thinking that screaming down a phone will actually solve the problem....

Pipex used to be a brilliant ISP until they were taken over by Tiscali and then it all went horribly wrong. Billing discrepancies, charges for cancelling the contract when the service was obviously still in effect, promises of having sorted it out leading to more calls, emails, then back to square one.

I am not alone in this, I found several forums with similar Pipex grievances and finally complained to the ISPA which has prompted, what seems to be, positive action from them to sort out my account and refund my money though I'm not holding my breath

Not brilliant, and I will be switching at the end of my contract, or sooner if I can escape without being charged another cancellation fee!

On top of this my credit card company said they could not do a thing about it as I had given Pipex my card number and authorised them to take money out of my account. They would only act if someone had got hold of my number fraudulently. This is not right surely! Anyone taking out an unagreed amount without my consent is committing fraud in my book.

From now on I will only be using Direct Debits which I can cancel myself and will not be giving anyone my credit card number to do what they like with!

And while in ranting mode I'd like to mention premium rate telephone numbers, even my doctor has one now! I can perfectly understand them for things like technical support and advice lines but to call a company to buy something from them and pay a premium rate telephone charge on top for the privilege, that's just taking the piss.

For several years I have used where you can find alternatives and they have a growing database of telephone numbers you can add to and I urge you to do this! There are still a lot of old fashioned numbers out there you can use and the site is doing a terrific job, good on you folks :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Man Has Operation On Hand Without Anaesthetic

I read a local news story recently about a man, Alex Lenkei of Worthing, undergoing an operation on his hand without an anaesthetic. The 80 minute procedure involved removing some bone and fusing some joints together and all carried out under self-induced hypnosis which the patient took about 30 seconds to induce. Granted the man is an experienced hypnotist but I have seen the exact same thing, orthopaedic operations carried out on conscious patients, conducted by Dr. Escudero of Valencia, Spain.

It is his extraordinary technique, called Noesitherapy, which makes this possible and it has fascinated me for years. I used it successfully to have a minor operation carried out on a very delicate part of my anatomy, assisted by Martin Dawes, who taught me the technique originally.

So amazed am I at its efficacy, and its many applications in daily life, that I have included the technique in a book I have just written on Alternative Pain Relief.

You can find out more here:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

How To Identify A Stroke And Why You Must Act Quickly

This is such important information that I have copied it here word for word including the initial story which emphasizes how critical it is to identify a stroke straight away and take action immediately.


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the afternoon. Ingrid's husband called later saying that his wife had been taken to the hospital and passed away. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some stroke victims don't die, they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within three hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke . . . totally. He said the trick was having a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medically cared for within three hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.

Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK, to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE. (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue . if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke

If he or she has trouble with any one of these tasks, call an emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

You also need to know that there is a three hour window to receive throbolitics after a stroke. If a person gets this medication in that time frame there is a bigger chance of them not having paralysis or brain damage.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Energy Saving Lightbulbs Contain Mercury!

So while they may be saving the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere and do help to slow down global warming they can potentially poison our water supply and environment.

I have never seen a warning on the box of one of these bulbs though I cannot guarantee it isn't there (when was the last time you read the outside of a light bulb carton?)

And yes it does make sense to use them, 9 million bulbs can save 1.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide being dumped into the atmosphere BUT there are no guidelines for disposal or any protocols in place to deal them once they have reached the end of their 10,000 hour lives.

Five milligrams of mercury, a neurotoxin than can cause kidney and brain damage, which is barely enough to cover a pen tip, can contaminate 6000 gallons of water and even the bulbs that are claiming low mercury, have enough in them to poison 1000 gallons, and that's just one bulb!

What is going to happen, say, in 10 years time when billions of these things have been dumped in landfill sites?

We can't know but can expect, as usual, the authorities to drag their feet and only act when a catastrophe has occurred.

I've heard of a woman in America who smashed one of these bulbs and when she called a local government agency for advice was referred to a private clean up company that wanted to charge her $2000 to contain the mercury and dispose of it!

So for anyone who should have such an experience here are the current guidelines for cleaning up a broken energy saving light bulb.

Before cleanup: Vent the room
1. Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more.
2. Shut off the central forced-air heating/air conditioning system, if you have one.

Cleanup steps for hard surfaces
3. Carefully scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and place them in a glass jar with metal lid (such as a canning jar) or in a sealed plastic bag.
4. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder.
5. Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes and place them in the glass jar or plastic bag.
6. Do not use a vacuum or broom to clean up the broken bulb on hard surfaces.

Cleanup steps for carpeting or rug
3. Carefully pick up glass fragments and place them in a glass jar with metal lid (such as a canning jar) or in a sealed plastic bag.
4. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder.
5. If vacuuming is needed after all visible materials are removed, vacuum the area where the bulb was broken.
6. Remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister), and put the bag or vacuum debris in a sealed plastic bag.

Disposal of cleanup materials
7. Immediately place all cleanup materials outside the building in a trash container or outdoor protected area for the next normal trash.
8. Wash your hands after disposing of the jars or plastic bags containing cleanup materials.
9. Check with your local or state government about disposal requirements in your specific area. Some states prohibit such trash disposal and require that broken and unbroken lamps be taken to a recycling center.

Future cleaning of carpeting or rug
10. For at least the next few times you vacuum, shut off the central forced-air heating/air conditioning system and open a window prior to vacuuming.
11. Keep the central heating/air conditioning system shut off and the window open for at least 15 minutes after vacuuming is completed.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Aspartame - The World's Best Ant Poison

I read an appalling thing on a forum the other day. Someone was asking how to get rid of ants and the topic of aspartame and how poisonous it is raised its ugly head once again.

Here is the full article from the Idaho Observer, 2006, lifted directly from the post.

"We live in the woods and carpenter ants are a huge problem. We
have spent thousands of dollars with Orkin and on ant poisons
trying to keep them under control but nothing has helped.

So when I read somewhere that Aspartame (Nutrasweet) was
actually developed as an ant poison and only changed to being
considered non-poisonous after it was realized that
a lot more money could be made on it as a sweetener than as an
ant poison, I decided to give it a try. I opened two packets of
aspartame sweetener, and dumped one in a corner of each of our
bathrooms. That was about 2 years ago and I have not seen any
carpenter ants for about 9 to 12 months. It works better than the most deadly poisons I have tried. Any time they show up again, I simply dump another package of Nutrasweet in a corner, and they will be gone for a year or so again. Since posting this information I have had many
people tell me of their success solving ant problems with this substance, when nothing else worked.

We found later that small black ants would not eat the
aspartame. It was determined that if you mixed it with apple
juice, they would quickly take it back to the nest, and all
would be dead within 24 hours, usually. I have found that
sometimes it will kill them, and sometimes it does not. Not sure
why, may be slightly different species of ants or something.

Fire Ants: We got our first fire ant hill about 2 weeks ago.
Poison did not work. We tried aspartame and the ants ignored it
until we got a light rain. It was just a sprinkle, enough to
moisten the Nutrasweet and ground, but not enough to wash it
away. They went crazy, hundreds of them grabbing it and taking
it back into the mound. When I checked the mound 2 days later, there was no sign of the fire ants. I even dug the mound up some, and still saw none of them.

How it works:
Aspartame is a neuropoison. It most likely kills the ants by
interfering with their nervous system. It could be direct, like
stopping their heart, or something more subtle, like killing
their sense of taste so they can't figure out what is edible, or
smell, so they can't follow their trails, or mis-identify their
colonies members, so they start fighting each other.

Not sure what causes them to end up dying; just know that for
many species of ants, it will kill them quickly and effectively.
As with any poison I recommend wearing gloves and washing any
skin areas that come in contact with this poison, and avoid
getting it in your mouth, despite anything the labeling may
indicate. I suspect it will work for other insects such as
yellow jackets as well, but have not tested that yet.

More information on this fantastic poison can be found
at: "

I remember years ago seeing a program about how the initial results on rats had been tampered with and literally hundreds of bags of dead rats were disposed of secretly.

And now please watch a short vid about the manufacturers and the power they have over the media and market place and you will see why the rise and use of this powerful poison (which I am convinced attacks and adversely affects the nervous system of humans from my observations over the years), aspartame, has gone unchallenged.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Public Apology

To all Americans I may have been rude to, or about, or thought badly of, at some, or any point, in my life.

After watching Michael Moore's Sicko I can now understand how stressed out you all must be, all the time. Constantly on the edge of wondering if you, or any loved ones, become sick, how you will manage.

It is a disgrace, and not just through neglect, but with blatant volition. Careers and fortunes built on actively denying basic healthcare.

Shame on your legislators.


I read an article the other day that said detoxing was a load of nonsense and just a fad and that if you drink enough water and exercise it's totally unnecessary as our liver is quite capable of handling everything.

Duh! Isn't that the point! The fact that few of us DO drink enough water or exercise and that our poor liver does need some help from time to time when we've overdone things?! Or is that just me?

And it doesn't have to be strenuous. A few drops of Tachyon Water a couple of times a day and some added to a bottle of mineral water is all that is needed.