Marijuana – The Pros and Cons

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Times have changed!

In days past, there were people who spent many years in prison because they had a little bit of marijuana on them.

Now in 2018, you can go to any one of 9 States and purchase legal marijuana to ingest or smoke. And medical marijuana is legal in 29 States.

But we ask, is this a good thing or bad? There are arguments on both sides, but it seems the biggest majority are for legal marijuana.

So today, I have decided to take the middle ground and give you pros and cons of marijuana:

  • ganja
  • reefer
  • pot
  • mary jane
  • etc…

Marijuana Con – Slow Down

Studies have shown that the use of marijuana slows down and hinders motor functions in humans. This results in lost production, auto accidents, and more.

Marijuana Pro – Creativity

While not a proven fact, many people believe that using marijuana does open up the creative side of the human brain. And from what I have witnessed, it does help people think outside the box. There have been some amazing art pieces and writings created from “high” people.

Marijuana Con – Possible Anxiety

Depending on the strain, some users could experience mild to severe anxiety. Some have even gone to emergency rooms with thoughts they were having a heart attack.

Marijuana Pro – Bonding

Marijuana is a great way for people to bond. Especially for introverts who have difficulty talking with others, marijuana can open their inhibitions and allow them to be a part of society.

Marijuana Con – Mentally Addictive

While it is shown that marijuana does not have addictive effects physically, it has been shown that many become mentally addictive. And like anything, if your mental faculties say that you must have it, there is a problem.

Marijuana Pro – A Safe Alternative To Painkillers

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Daily, people are overdosing on opioids. It has become a national epidemic. They believe they need them for pain, but many are discovering that marijuana can take pain away too. And there is really no chance of overdosing on marijuana.

Be sure to read this to the end because I will tell you how you can have the same pain killing system that is found in marijuana without having to drive to a State where pot is legal.

Marijuana Con – Smoking Marijuana Causes Worse Effects To Your Lungs Than Cigarettes

Studies have found that marijuana smoke puts a lot more tar in your lungs than does cigarettes.

It is probably best to keep from smoking anything.

Marijuana Pro – Weight Management

Maybe you have watched the Cheech & Chong movies where they smoke a bunch of pot and start eating everything in sight.

But a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that regular pot users actually maintain healthy weight on average. Heck, Cheech & Chong were not fat were they?

The study also shows that marijuana user’s insulin levels maintained a healthy balance.

Marijuana Con – Short Term Memory Loss

There has been study after study that shows marijuana users suffer from short term memory loss.

This can cause major problems in the work and school environment.

Marijuana Pro – Stress Relief

For mature people who are facing a lot of stress in their career and at home, marijuana can allow them to feel like a kid again. They can let go and enjoy some time with no stress.

Conclusion

So how do you feel about legal grass?

Have you ever smoked it or still do?

For those of you who have pains and aches and have considered marijuana but are too apprehensive to go against the Federal Government who still says marijuana is illegal, there is a substance made that uses the pain erasing benefits of marijuana without the ingredient that gets you high.

And it is legal!

It’s called CBD Oil and I know where you can try it at a 50% discount for the first time. Just click here to get CBD Hemp Oil at 50% off and take the pain away.

Thanks for stopping by and leave your questions and comments below.

7 Tips To Help Children Lose Weight

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Obesity is a major problem in today’s youth. And while we could point fingers at many of the reasons, I find that pointing fingers actually does nothing for solving the problem. After all, we will not shut down the thousands of fast food joints. We are just a feather in the battle against marketing fattening items to youth. And when parents or grandparents assume that a healthy child is a fat child, we have another issue.

I feel that I was put on Earth with a mission to help humans overcome weight challenges. It all starts with education. And some adults are set in their ways… But children… Children are the future. They are future leaders, doctors, scientists, etc…

If these children accept obesity as the norm instead of the exception, the future will turn dark. And when I look at today’s youth, I see amounts of obesity.

I figure that if I give some tips, those of you reading will share. And hopefully this can go viral and will help parents and children realize how obesity is bad. It causes more health problems and ultimately shortens life spans.

Here are 7 tips to help children lose weight.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #1: Make Slight Changes

By trying to change the diet pattern of children all at once, you are liable to leave them confused and feeling a myriad of emotions. Make small changes… And explain to your child why you are changing. For their good and your good.

But allow them to have those little junk items at times and slowly get rid of them from the home.

When your child can’t find that sugar filled junk item, keep bananas, carrots or other healthy snack items in plain view.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #2: Make It A Family Affair

Singling one child out can be demeaning. Make proper eating patterns a family affair. Don’t expect an overweight child to sit and watch you or siblings enjoy a plate full of brownies while he/she has nuts and berries.

Nuts and berries for all.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #3: Cut Out The Processed Foods And Extra Sugars

This is going to entail a little more work for you… But you need to check the ingredients of foods you are buying. Items that say they are healthy because they are low fat are usually full of extra sugars to help them have more flavor. Fruit juices, unless 100% juice, are full of all kinds of processed items that are fattening.

According to Dr Axe, the best bet is to make your own treats, so you know exactly what is in the recipe.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #4: Use Positive Approaches

How you say it makes a world of difference on whether you will get you child on board.

Instead of, “You need to lose weight,” try “I want to get healthy and take care of my body. I would like it if you helped.”

Instead of, “We need to exercise,” how about, “Let’s go to the park.”?

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #5: Make Sure The Child Is Getting Proper Sleep

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There is a direct link between improper sleep and overeating.

This goes for adults and children.

When we don’t sleep properly, we have a tendency to feel hungry, and we will eat whatever is available. But when we get proper sleep…

  • Consistent hours
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Good pillow
  • Low light and noise

We will tend to maintain a healthy weight.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #6: Eat Family Meals

I believe this may be one of the most important tips. There has been a huge decline in families eating together. And work and school schedules can be a big reason for this. But try to schedule some family meals together because one study showed that children who shared three or more family meals a week were 20% less likely to eat unhealthy foods and 12% less likely to be overweight.

Help Children Lose Weight Tip #7: Encourage Movement

No matter the activity, unless it is extremely dangerous, I suggest encouraging the child to “go for it.” Anything where they are moving their bodies. While I have nothing against iPads, X Boxes and video games, they have slowed down the movement of children.

Encourage extracurricular activities or even odd jobs that require more movement and the weight will come off.

Conclusion

Let’s all get on board bringing the pounds off children. And it starts with the person in the mirror. If we are not doing the proper things…

  • eating right
  • exercising
  • proper sleep
  • etc.

how can we expect children to do so.

That is what my book 50 Million Pounds In America is about. If you have not got a copy yet, order it here.

I hope this post helps you and the children you love… Please share it with others.

Thank you!

7 Great Ways To Maintain Healthy, Or Lower Blood Pressure

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The amount of people being seen in emergency rooms daily or even worse, in morgues from heart attacks is astronomical.

And if we were to examine these people’s medical charts before the heart attack, we would probably find a large percentage suffered from high blood pressure.

Simply defined, high blood pressure is when the heart has to pump harder to deliver blood from the arteries to various parts of the body.

When measured, there are 2 numbers given. The top number is the pressure when the heart contracts and the bottom number is when the heart relaxes. Normal blood pressure is 120/80.

Statistics show that around 1 in 5 humans has high blood pressure.

But there are natural ways to lower your blood pressure and maintain it in a healthy state. I am going to give you 7 ways to do so.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #1: Walk

Yep, walk!

Just get up, out and walk!

So many people have chosen to drive the car or ride a train or bus, just to sit in an office chair for hours and then go home and sit on the couch.

It is no wonder that blood pressure is elevated.

Just make a point of walking more and your heart will benefit greatly.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #2: More Omegas

The Omegas found in fish and fish oils are great for maintaining a normal blood pressure. But so many people do not eat enough fish to get these Omegas.

But, there are many supplements available to help you get the recommended daily allowance of Omegas.

One of my favorites is Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina. Not only does this water plant provide you with Omegas, there are other nutritional needs too. You can get the Blu-Lina Spirulina here.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #3: Deep Breathing

Simple morning and evening deep breathing exercises are an excellent way to both lower high blood pressure and keep it maintained at a safe level.

Each morning for 5 minutes just breath deeply in and expand your gut. Now exhale slowly and release all the stress. Use an egg timer and keep doing it for the 5 minutes.

Do the same formula in the evening.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #4: Eat More Garlic

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Not only will garlic keep those dreaded vampires away, studies also show that it is a great spice for lower blood pressure.

Garlic increases nitric oxide in our bodies which creates a relaxation for blood vessels. This allows them to dilate and more blood flows through lowering blood pressure.

So add some more garlic to your dishes.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #5: Lower Your Salt Intake

It has been scientifically proven that less salt means lower blood pressure.

Tempted to sprinkle salt on that food? Try adding some other spices that do not contain salt.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #6: Drink Coconut Water

I’m not telling you to make a trip to the Caribbean just to get your blood pressure down. You can find coconut water at many health stores and even some grocery stores. But do read the ingredients. Some of them are no different than soda pop with a bunch of sugar added.

Look for true, organic coconut water and the potassium in it will help to level the sodium content in your system and helps maintain a level blood pressure reading.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #7: Less Alcohol

Alcohol and high blood pressure are directly related.

And while a small portion of alcohol can actually be good for you, we ask, what is a small portion?

Experts say that 1 alcoholic beverage for women per day and 2 for men is in the range of small.

Conclusion

There are many other ways to lower blood pressure… Grapefruit and Passion fruit juices are both known to help.

I will probably write more at a later time, but for now, use these and get that blood pressure at an optimum level.

If you have any questions, post them below.

Now I must say… Just Keep On Movin!

Learn About Investing In Cryptocurrency

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Not long ago, I attended a huge cryptocurrency investing seminar. I noticed that the biggest percentage of attendees were men. I wondered why so few on the female side and I wrote a post about why women should also consider investing in cryptocurrency.

As I studied the situation closer, I realized that we women, on average, are usually more cautious than men when it comes to money. But in retrospect, I must tell you that without risk, there is little gain. Sure, we can take our savings and put them in a savings account to make crappy interest rates that may get us a cup of coffee.

I don’t know about you, but I would rather take a little more risk and make a lot more money.

I believe cryptocurrency may be the answer

So in talking with other females, I have discovered that many would like to invest in the cryptocurrency phenomenon, but they just do not know how to.

I have decided to give some information that can help you decide if cryptocurrency investing would be the right move for you.

What cryptocurrencies should you invest in?

You may be familiar with some of the main cryptocurrencies. There is:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Ripple
  • Litecoin
  • Dash

But did you know, there are many, many others?

I am by no means a financial adviser, so I will not tell you which ones you should purchase. But you can go to Coin Market Cap and view all the cryptocurrencies in the world. You can see the current price, supply in circulation, 24 hour volume and percentages of rise or fall.

Now if you find one you are interested in, you will want to ask Google where you can buy it. I can lead you to a good place to purchase Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin, but you will have to search where you can buy others.

If you are interested in any of the above, you can buy them here at Coinbase.

Storing your cryptocurrency

What you need is a digital wallet to store your cryptocurrency. You can have either a hot wallet or a cold wallet. A hot wallet means it is connected to the internet and cold means it isn’t. The types of wallets are:

  • Desktop – They are downloaded and are on your computer. They can be accessed even if internet is not available.
  • Mobile – Similar to the desktop, these are for mobile devices.
  • Online wallets – These are wallets you can only get in with an internet connection. They are from 3rd parties and located “in the cloud.”
  • Paper – These are simply printed on paper and stored wherever you like, preferably, a safe.
  • And Hardware – A small device similar to a USB.

This link tells some of the best wallets available. Some wallets are expensive while others are free.

My recommendation is the online wallet Coinpayments. You can store over 75 different currencies and manage them easily

What you can do with your cryptocurrency

You can buy, trade or just save. As time passes, more and more online and offline merchants are accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option.

And, if you have your own business, you can set up payment gateways where you accept cryptocurrency. As a matter of fact, the Coinpayments link I gave you above allows you to do that.

Keep records

I suggest that you keep records of your crypto purchases and you can watch if it is gaining or losing value.

But always keep in mind that there can be huge fluctuations in value. You do not want to get emotionally stressed or elated. I have watched Bitcoin go up more than $1,000 in one day. It has even dropped that much in 2 hours.

The best tip I can give you is to not invest more than you can lose.

I heard one speaker say, “The second biggest mistake you can make is investing so much into cryptocurrency that if it fails, you will have to file bankruptcy. But the biggest mistake is, not investing in cryptocurrency at all.”

Conclusion

I hope this helped you understand about investing in cryptocurrency.

Remember, I am still learning too, but I have money in on the digital blockchain because I believe it to be one of the best investments there is.

But, I have not put my eggs all in one basket. Cryptocurrency has had some crazy moments. Some experts say it will fail completely and others say it will go through the roof.

It is ultra important that you take time to learn and understand the risk. There are a huge supply of tokens available, but it can be super risky. Before investing, take a deep dive to understand the risk you are taking.

I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below.

Thanks and keep on moving.

Bark Your Way To Good Health

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Most of us love dogs. But can’t they be annoying when they are barking at a bird, squirrel or another dog who is 4 miles away?

Today, I want you to bark your way to good health.

Now get down on all 4’s and let out a healthy….

I’m just joking my friends!

But while you’re down there, do a few push-ups… LOL!

I felt like a play on words today, because you CAN bark your way to good health. But not a canine bark, I am talking about tree bark.

Tree Bark Has Been Used For Centuries As A Diet Staple

You can find many survivalist articles on edible tree bark. We are not talking about that hard outside bark, but what is called the cambium. It is the inner bark that is softer and feeds the tree with water and nutrients.

Nearly any bark can be harvested and eaten.

There are special techniques for harvesting bark and I recommend you check out the links below on how to do so.

  1. http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-survival/edible-tree-bark-the-ultimate-survival-food/
  2. https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2011/11/survival-foods-can-you-really-eat-tree-bark
  3. https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/guide-to-edible-bark-using-trees-for-medicine-food/

What I want to do today is tell you the benefits from 3 different barks you will find in many locations:

  1. Pine bark
  2. Wild cherry bark
  3. and Willow bark

By the time you finish reading this, I bet you will want to go get some bark.

Bark Your Way To Good Health: Pine Bark Benefits

tree bark

Many people have discovered amazing results with pine bark extract. And we can find pines nearly anywhere.

Pine bark extract is known to be a super antioxidant.

Check out these cool benefits:

#1: Lowers Glucose Levels

Diabetes is a huge issue in the world. In a Chinese Medical Research study, diabetic patients were given a branded pine bark extract and the results were phenomenal. It lowered glucose levels dramatically.

#2: Elevates Endurance

Research indicates that pine bark extract provides an increase in endurance performance of trained athletes. It does this by improving the time it takes the body to reach a fatigued state. Additionally, athletes have endured less cramping and muscle pain when using the extract.

#3: Fights Off Infections

The pine bark extract has significant “anti-pseudomonas activity,” making it a potential natural remedy and possible preventive measure for infections.

Bark Your Way To Good Health: Wild Cherry Tree Bark Benefits

Why did George Washington cut down that cherry tree? Was it for the bark?

#1: Respiratory Issues

Wild cherry bark has excellent natural expectorant qualities which means that the bark can help to loosen up phlegm or mucus from the respiratory system. It will help you breathe freely.

#2: Parasites

While science has not proven it, the bark is reputed to be antiviral, antibacterial and anthelmintic in nature meaning that it has the ability to destroy parasitic worms.

Say goodbye to ringworm and other nasty pests.

#3: Digestion Issues

Many mothers have given their children and husbands wild cherry bark tea to relieve diarrhea, bloating, gas and indigestion. It has great astringent properties.

Bark Your Way To Good Health: Willow Bark Benefits

Before I go into the wonderful benefits of the willow bark, I must say that you should use this in moderation. Willow bark has the same properties as aspirin and can cause serious problems if abused.

I suggest consulting a doctor before using.

#1: Prevents Heart Attacks

Doctors have prescribed low doses of aspirin to thin the blood allowing it to travel to the heart easier. As I stated, willow bark extract has the same effects which lowers the risk of heart attacks.

#2: Relieves Headaches

Just like aspirin, willow bark extract reduces the tension that can lead to headaches.

#3: Relieves Lower Back Pain

Willow bark could be a natural remedy for lower back pain, neck, and muscle aches. A 2001 study published in the journal Rheumatology found in a group of nearly 200 people with low back pain, those who received willow bark showed a significant improvement in pain compared to those who received a placebo.

Conclusion

So, are you ready to bark?

Yes, nature provides what we need when we need it.

Let’s hear your thoughts!

Leave all comments and questions below and have a great day!