Education in the Western World

We think that the education of our children is something that takes place in good faith by well-intentioned people who have no other agenda than the betterment of our next generation.

Perhaps it was once so, and perhaps with individuals, it is still the so. There are teachers who believe in the unique value of each child under their care, they believe in the future of the race, they believe in the nurturing and furtherance of the young mind, hoping to develop the best qualities of each individual, in the service of his own life, his future and the family and community he is part of.

But what of the outside forces that shape our education system, introducing labels with stigma attached.

There is the child who is not taught to read with phonics on a step by step basis, building up familiarity and recognition with the sounds and shapes of the letters he is seeing, how to combine, how different combinations are used to show different sounds, shape the way a word is pronounced, shifting its meaning slightly to tell us details such as when the action took place, now or in the far distant past, or still dreamed of in a future time, whether one or more people were involved and so on.

When the child didn’t spend enough time for that child to learn the letters all of the alphabet and know them cold, then is it any surprise that the same child sometimes can’t read a word that begins with a letter he or she can’t recognise.

What would you say? You would probably say the first thing that came into your head when the teacher asked you to read aloud in class. It doesn’t mean the child has dyslexia or has a mental disorder needing a drug to handle it or glasses so he can read.

It just means the child needs to practice recognising the letters of the alphabet a bit more and learn how to put the sounds together with other letters to make the sounds that words are made up of.

It’s a skill learned at school, at the mother’s knee or grandmother’s kitchen table, wherever it takes place. But it needs to take place, in every language with every student if that child is to learn to read and write.

It used to be called “The Three R’s”; Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic.

That’s a bit old fashioned nowadays, and sounds a bit boring.

But it’s still the backbone and foundation of a skillset that sets the child up for life.

And no amount of psychobabble or medication will substitute for doing the work and learning the basics.

Weston Price – A Man of Truth

When you look into how to take care of yourself and your health, there is an ocean of information out there. Where to start?

There are so many approaches and conflicting ideas, that it is hard to understand what works and who to believe. Wherever you look there are conflicts of interest.
Profit driven companies sell their breakfast cereals to children who love the taste. While the cereals are full of toxic weedkillers that the child consumes along with milk from cows pumped full of antibiotics.

Most doctors have little information about nutrition, it is not a part of their medical training, so when confronted by disease, they only have one route to take — the drug route.

So who knows what actually works or used to work before the scene got muddled by men with dollar signs in their eyes.

Real Nutrition — More About

There are a number of health of health improvements a person can make just by tweaking their nutrition. Now, I didn’t say diet, I said nutrition,

What’s the difference?Giving your body the building blocks it needs to be healthy and stay healthy is what really matters. Giving your body something you like because it tastes nice and you fancy eating some of it doesn’t mean it did your body any good. It doesn’t mean your body can take that stuff you just put in your mouth and use it to turn it into blood, beautiful silky hair, strong nails, teeth and bones and lovely skin.

It takes a variety of different things, all together, to add up to a strong, healthy body.

Some things we need more of, and some things we only need a little tiny bit of and it goes a long way to keep us in good health.

Minerals like copper, that lovely, shiny orange coloured metal, are vital for skin, and blood sugar levels. We only need small amounts, but when there’s not enough, it can really make a big difference.

Another simple element we need is sulphur. It’s in onions, garlic and similar vegetables. Your body loves it to make strong joints, to fight infections and it’s also good for our skin.

Manganese is something used to build the structure of bones, like scaffolding to support the work of other parts of the bones.

Some are well known like calcium and magnesium. They are stored in our bones so they are there like having money saved in the bank for when we need it when there’s not enough coming in. Where do you find these elements?
Surprisingly enough, there is loads of both these two nutrients in green, leafy vegetables.

Unfortunately, there’s not so much in donuts and biscuits, and a glass of coke.

So, mouthful for mouthful, when your food really works for all of your body and not just for the taste and the way it’s feeling good in your mouth, you’re heading in the right direction.

Diabetes. It is a scourge of modern life — a lifestyle disease.

It’s not a broken bone which hopefully can be fixed and you carry on with your life after a few weeks or months.

It’s not like having a baby which is a normal part of life for women.

It’s a condition that is relentless, progressive — and expensive.

It costs billions in direct health care costs in the UK alone.

Factor in the cost of a lifetime of multiple drugs after diagnosis, of annual screenings and monitoring patients in doctor’s surgeries and hospitals up and down the country.

Factor in the rising rates of people developing Type 2 diabetes as they grow older into middle age onwards.

Factor in the earlier and earlier ages at which Type 2 diabetes is now being found and being diagnosed. It’s now much more common in young adults and appearing even children.

It leads to complications. It brings about other medical issues which in turn are costly and life changing — leg ulcers, leading to gangrene and leg amputations, progressive blindness, kidney failure, impotence to list a few of the common and more severe ones.

It can increase the risk and occurrence of heart problems and strokes, of blood pressure problems and cholesterol issues. And those in turn add to the list of medications a person can be prescribed by their doctor. Not to mention the side effects that medications have.

It has been said Diabetes is incurable.

And for the pharmaceutical industry, the life time dependence on the drugs and other medical supplies such as testing kits, syringes to inject insulin or draw blood samples for lab work, dressings for leg ulcers, creams and ointments for open wounds, the training of nurse practitioners, the production costs of supplies, equipment such as blood testing meters for patients on insulin, the scientists and technicians employed to produce all the drugs and paraphernalia needed — it spirals into a mind-boggling demand on health care budgets and it has to be said, health profits for the pharmaceutical industry.

Considering that for the most part, doctors do not study about nutrition and its relationship to health as part of their medical degrees, very few look beyond the conventional approach they are taught in university, to use a drug or medicine to get a result when presented with ill patient.

However, a medical researcher in Nottingham University, Professor Ron Taylor asked some different questions and took a different approach. He evolved a therapy based on a diet approach to help the body to resolve the issues which were contributing to patient’s diabetes. He achieved success with his program.

Another doctor, Michael Mosely, well-known from his work with the BBC as a presenter, was shocked to be given a personal diagnosis of diabetes. He didn’t want to start taking drugs or medication to handle his condition. He found the program of Professor Taylor, followed it and resolved his diabetes condition within a very short time without the need of drugs or medication.

Dr Michael Mosely has written a book about his experience popularising the pioneering work done by Professor Taylor, in the book “The Blood Sugar Diet”. It’s tough. There are many reviews online of people who are successful practitioners of the methods outlined in the book, who got off their diabetes medications, and got the all clear from their doctor.

If you want to do more, you can buy the book from Amazon or find out about the program here:
thebloodsugardiet.com/

All the best and I wish you every success if this applies to you or someone you know.

Aileen

Treasure Trove in the Public Domain

Public Domain.

So, what is it?

Technically anything out of copyright has passed into the public domain. There are slightly different laws about copyright in different countries relating to copyright. The general purpose of copyright however, is to protect the individual who created a work of art, an invention, a piece of music or some other product so that other people cannot profit from his or her work until he or she has had a reasonable chance to or claim it as their own.

Public domain is defined in “Whatis.com” as

“Public domain is a designation for content that is not protected by any copyright law or other restriction and may be freely copied, shared, altered and republished by anyone. The designation means, essentially, that the content belongs to the community at large. Copyright restrictions vary among types of content and different countries.”

There are limitless amounts of material in the public domain, available for recycling and reusing, reinventing or recreating into new, exciting and different forms.

Splurge on it.

Where to Start?

There are a lot of opportunities out there to increase your income or to start making an income on line. Sometimes, it seems the problem is not to find a way, a thing to do.

In fact, It’s the opposite. There are so many ways, so many opportunities, it’s hard to know where to start. How to choose? It takes understanding and data in order to decide. Until you do it, you don’t get enough data to make the decision.

Can I make a success of this? Or would that be a better fit ? Well, this is something I am interested in, but now I found out some more about it, I can see it won’t really work with everything else I got going on, but I need to keep going with them so ….. well, what about this? Oh no, that’s just a load of hype. Ok well this looks much better. I’ll look into this.

And before you know it a year or two or even more has gone by. No progress, nothing changed. A lot of ideas, no action. A lot of thinking, a lot of effort, a lot of expense checking things out, a lot of time spent checking things out… a lot of checking out.

One good thing that came of all the checking out is seeing who has stayed the course. Who has made a success, who continues to deliver, who gives value for money, whose methods work, who has won respect, earned a good reputation, who will be here tomorrow.
Names that come up again and again are Jim Cockrum, Skip McGrath, John Thornhill, Stuart Turnbull, Mark Ling.

Jim Cockrum is an experienced Ebay seller who went on to sell on Amazon. He has several training porgrams including the Silent Sales Machine and Proven Amazon Course.

Skip McGrath is another one of the original Ebay sellers. He has been selling on this platform for many years, and also now sells on Amazon, writes a regular newsletter, sells his training program and contributes to others success with advice, tips and wholesale sources for physical products.

John Thornhill joined the ranks of the Ebay legends. He sells and promotes internet marketing programs. His big ticket program is Partnership to Success. He is hard working, sincere, and helpful. The information he includes sets you up to build your own website, products and sales for information products.

Stuart Turnbull has a successful prints and public domain products business, which he shares with others. His is a fun method for a person looking for an additional bit of extra money in a creative way.

You need to work out what you want to do, name it and want it and take action to get it

Essential Oils for Health and Wellbeing

Essential oils have a role to play in preventing ill health
and disease — always the best option– or encouraging our bodies to heal and recover faster if disease has set in.

Antibiotics have become less effective in recent years leading to fears that hospital operations may be affected or prevented due to the existence of bugs which can resist the strongest of antibiotics we now have.

There are on record some strains of bacteria which are completely resistant to all known antibiotics, meaning that the usual relied-upon medical treatment for patients who contract diseases caused by those bacteria won’t work. We have relied on antibiotics for so long and so heavily that we have forgotten earlier solutions and not developed new ones.

In the plant kingdom, living plants have developed the ability to produce chemicals within the plant which can help that individual plant to withstand attacks from insects, different kinds of fungus, bacteria and virus attacks.

Some of these uses have been known and used by our grandmothers, by traditional medical herbalists and healers down through the ages. Many of them have fallen out of use and even out of living memory in some cases.

To give some examples, from the neighbouring country of France a friend who grew up in Paris, told me how his mother treated colds; whenever he began to catch a cold, his mother cut a slice of bread, buttered it, spread it with finely chopped, raw garlic and gave it to him to eat. That was it.

A bit further south in Provence, another child told how when the winter season came and colds and flu were going around, if he was sick in bed, his mother would put a pot of water on the back of the stove, load it up with lavender and rosemary and let the beautifully scented vapour diffuse through the whole house. This was the traditional treatment in his part of the country.

This fragrant solutions sounds wonderfully rustic country cottage and quaint in our modern world of antiseptics and chemical sanitizers.

So, is there any scientific evidence to back up such an activity?

The skin is our first line of defence. It covers all the organs in our bodies to protect them from toxins and infections.

In the cases of burns, open wounds are a break in this protective barrier. However, they cannot be covered with bandages or coverings, leaving the layers below exposed to airborne bacteria.

Scientific studies done recently have shown that certain combinations of essential oils diffused into the atmosphere can dramatically lower the amount of infections in burn wounds.

Lavender is one such oil. It has been found lavender promotes healing while keeping wounds from developing infection. Another very effective oil is geranium oil. One of the strongest of oils is oil of oregano, the same herb we love to put on our pizzas and our Italian recipes. Perhaps the strongest essential oils is cinnamon,

Amazon Programs for Success in 2018

There are a number of Amazon programs out there at the moment.

One of them is run under the brand “Amazing” and is by all accounts pretty amazing. The program has been on the go for a few year now, and has a number of successful followers. It also comes in at an Amazing price so is not for someone who is just starting out with little income to throw at it and who can’t afford to wait for the income or waste some on the way to successs.

Fortunately there are some other extremely successful and worthwhile program out there. There is one I am thinking of in particular which is run by Jim Cockrum. He calls his program the Proven Amazon Course.

It comes in at a fraction of the cost of the Amazing brand program. Jim is a long time on-line entrepreneur. He started out himself in the early days of ebay and went on to achieve great personal success. Inevitably, he was asked how did he do it and this led to another line of success as a leader and teacher.

What is so wonderful about Jim’s program is that he practices what he teaches so it comes with a healthy dose of reality. As well as that, whenever a person signs up with Jim, they have access to all future developments as he evolves his training to keep up with changes in the market, rules on lines and fashions and trends in business.

Jim also has a loyal and devoted following who are willing to go beyond and help others to succeed. So with all these benefits and advantages, Jim has created an extremely valuable training resource and community who will help you with advice, answering questions, sharing results and experience.

Some of the people who have followed Jim have gone on to build million dollar businesses making sales on Amazon, both inside and outside America. His methods and advice are not confined to America and Americans.

Over the coming months, I will be looking at different programs and ways of making additional income on line.

New Year Resolutions 2018

As we come to the end of 2017, many of us will make New Year’s Resolutions for the coming year.

Common themes are to lose weight and live healthier.
Take out a gym membership. Get up early and go workout before we hit the day….
Buy a juicer and drink those greens we can’t stand any other way.

Say goodbye in January to the comfortable life of the couch potato. And dream about a new a better you

Well, here’s a video that describes a change that’s well worth making.

It gives a lot of return all for a change of routine. And the good thing is it won’t have to cost you a penny more. And it might just give you that last bit of information you needed to know to get the result you wanted.

So take a look.

I’ll be checking this out and putting it to use.

Looking forward to a new slimline you.

All the best in 2018.

How to Achieve Success

There are some keys to success in an online business or activity.

It starts with determination.

In order to succeed, you have to take action, and again, and again, and again. It isn’t a case of starting, doing something once and then doing nothing more. It requires continuous creation. Can be fun, sometimes just hard grind. But if you don’t do enough of it and keep at it, success will not be able to find you.

That brings us to persistence.

By doing a little often through time, we can achieve greater things. It takes time for action to build into volume. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It’s like exercise: going to the gym every day for a week, for 30 mins a day brings more result than doing 3 hours on a Friday.

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