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Wednesday 11th January 2012
I trust this finds you fit and well.
Here’s a story that, 11 days into the new year, could top anything I do for the rest of the year in terms of good advice to tip you over the edge into living the life you will look back on with pleasure. I hope so. Let me know what you are going to change in your life as a result of reading this will you?
Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed
For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.
I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.
It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.
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Google’s Search Results Get a Radical Overhaul
Google’s search results are undergoing their most radical transformation ever, as a new “Search Plus Your World” format begins rolling out today. It finds both content that’s been shared with you privately along with... http://www.linkedin.com/today/?trk=hb_tab_news
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Merck Paid Doctors $18 Million - IN 6 MONTHS!
Have you ever wondered why some doctors may be so rabidly in favor of promoting vaccines? Or, haven’t you considered that aspect? Well, here’s the answer: Pharmaceutical companies pay doctors to talk about the ’problem.’ http://vactruth.com/2012/01/09/document-shows-merck-paid-doctors/
Ginkgo May Soothe Dementia Symptoms
People with dementia suffer from more than just memory loss: they suffer from irritability, sleep disturbances, depression and more. While few medications fully relieve such symptoms, a study in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment found that an extract of the herb ginkgo biloba might be one natural option for relief.
For 24 weeks, 410 participants with mild to moderate dementia were randomly assigned to a daily placebo or 240 mg of ginkgo biloba extract (EGb761®), a product made by the company that commissioned the study.
Participants were given a questionnaire that evaluates dementia symptoms and the participants’ caregivers filled out questionnaires about their level of distress. Participants were not taking medications for dementia. Results showed:
Participants in the ginkgo group experienced small but statistically significant improvements in symptoms such as sleep disturbances, indifference, irritability, depression and motor behaviours compared with the placebo group.
Interestingly, caregivers’ distress also improved in the ginkgo group but not in the placebo group. Possibly because improvements experienced by the participants also improved the lives of the people caring for them.
The study authors comment that in people with dementia, such symptoms may result in “long-term hospitalisation, increased use of medication and a decrease in quality of life for patients and caregivers.” They suggest that ginkgo may be one alternative for providing relief. Large clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings.
What You Learn When You Watch the Cricket
I have a friend staying with me from the UK at present. He called me down to the TV when Hussey and Clarke were about to pass milestones in the test cricket match being telecast from the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In between overs the station managed to get some ads in from their sponsors. Every ad break contained one from KFC promoting how healthy their deep fried chicken in a bread roll was.
From page one of my Healthelicious web site:
“Unfortunately there is a great deal of misinformation, half truths, opinions passed off as facts and outright lies in the food industry. Based on the premise that if you hear it from multiple sources you are more likely to believe it, many lies are told by many people to get you to believe the poisons and toxins inserted into our highly processed and artificial food are beneficial. Nothing could be further from the truth!”
It became abundantly clear how much misinformation there is around to confuse and overwhelm people when they start looking for truth on the subject of a healthy diet.
More great data and the simplest diet ever at:
The Perfect Health Diet by Dr Paul Jaminet
Learnt some things reading this Doctor’s take on the best diet. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/07/dr-paul-jaminet-interview.aspx
How to detox aluminum and why it’s necessary
We are in the “Age of Aluminum”, this according to a lecture by Dr. Chris Exley, PhD at a January 2011 vaccine safety conference in Jamaica. Al is highly reactive with other chemicals and creates antigens to stimulate immune system antibody responses in vaccines. But the mechanics of these reactions are not understood by Big Pharma. Dr. Exley, has been focused on aluminum biochemical mechanics for two decades, and doesn’t claim to know all the answers. But he knows how wrong those who do claim to have all the answers are, and they are among the ranks of Al toxicity danger naysayers and the vaccine industry. http://www.naturalnews.com/034607_aluminum_poisoning_detox.html
Silicic Acid Chelates Aluminium From The Body
“... There are two groups of foods that provide unusually high levels of silicic acid. Thin-skinned fruits such as grapes and blueberries evaporate moisture through the epidermous, thereby concentrating the solubilized silicon within the fruit.
“And over the eons silicic acid endlessly concentrates in the oceans in the same manner as salt.
“Thus, the two food groups from which consumers can expect to elevate their blood levels of silicic acid are thin-skinned fruit and marine seafood. And the two foods for which epidemiological studies have indicated a protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease are red wine and fish.” http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GEO8bOt-wiQJ:alzheimers.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/762104261/m/707300634+foods+highest+in+silicic+acid&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au&client=firefox-a
Vaccinate or Boost Your Immune System?
Vaccines... The word alone gives me the shivers. Enter any doctor’s surgery or pharmacy and you’ll be prompted to get your flu shot ’quickly, easy and at your convenience’ as soon as possible.
The fact is, that raising the convenience level for customers translates directly into raising the profit level for the pharmaceutical companies. Because, let’s face it, according to Big Pharma the target audience for these drugs is, well, just about everyone. Cha-ching.
But what’s the real cost here? What are they willing to put on the line for the good of their bottom line?
I mean, even before you get to the potential harms, we’re talking about something that could very well be completely useless. There’s no way of telling what vaccine strains will be active each season, so drug companies are literally playing a game of hit or miss. In fact, packaging inserts even make the confession. From GlaxoSmithKline’s 2011-2012 offering: “...there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”
What will prevent illness? A strong immune system. The number one way to strengthen it? Eliminate sugar from your diet. Eating even a small amount of sugar can impair your immune system’s white blood cells by up to 50 per cent. And that effect continues for hours after you've eaten the sugary snack.
Simple, but true.
From a newsletter I get from Dr. Jonathan V. Wright.
Robert Kiyosaki / Mike Maloney Discuss Preparing for the Coming Crash 2012
The statements that Robert Kiyosaki dicusses with Mike Maloney in this video are absolutely jaw-dropping. Once upon a time Robert was all about teaching people how they could get rich, but now he is talking about storing food, buying guns, investing in precious metals and preparing for the coming crash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5cgaKeJex0#!
Why silver and gold won’t protect you from the economic collapse that’s coming
There are a lot of people who seem to think that owning a few pounds of silver is going to be enough to protect them through the economic collapse... In this video I explain why it won’t. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgMnQYtF6U
Getting Rid of Fluoride From the Body
Just read a post at http://www.http://canadianawareness.org/2011/03/how-to-safely-detox-fluoride-from-your-body/ of how one person removed fluride from his body. A comment was made:
Detoxification is all well and good but as the environment is not getting any better, it seems probable that the detoxified people will NOT fare well in a rapidly becoming toxic world.
It seems to me the polluted ones will actually adapt to the future environment much better than the healthy ones. Below I quote Terry Wilson – author of this website article:
“I have now been doing it for 3 years, and have felt great! I am at the point that if I drink a cup of coffee that contains fluoridated water, or eat a processed food that has fluoride, I become physically ill.”
This was my response:
I don’t know why Terry’s body reacted that way but let me set the record straight for you.
I am just listening to some recordings given in 1957 by a radiation researcher. At that time he was looking into the increasing amount of atmospheric radiation from bomb testing and the effect it was having on people’s bodies.
He found that the opposite was true. The better off a person was health wise, the more likely they would be to survive a radiation exposure.
He found that the worse off a person’s health was, the more likely they would be to succumb if exposed to a large does of radiation.
This result seems to be borne out in how the body reacts to multiple toxins too. If you take a dose of aluminium enough to kill one out of every 100 people to whom you administer it, and combine it with a doe of mercury sufficient to kill one out of every 100 people to whom you administer it, the resulting combination will kill 100 out of 100 people.
Both antioxidants and poisons are synergistic. Put them together and you get a multiplicative effect.
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A Quote From Ludwig Von Mises
"My theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became the historian of decline."
Silver Back Gorillas
Fascinating video of a family of mountain gorillas enters a camp in Uganda. http://www.wimp.com/mountaingorilla/
In Transition 2
An upcoming movie about people in communities who are increasing their survival potential with self reliance techniques. http://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2012-01-05/transition-20
1958 Prediction coming true; America's Destruction from Inside
In 1958 Robert Welch founder of John Birch Society disclosed in a speech that America is going to be destroyed from within. Mr Welch goes on to tell how this will be done and destroying liberty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqXVYTKKMec
The Best Ever Answer to the Question What is an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.
Every time you want to make any important decision, there are two possible courses of action. You can look at the array of choices that present themselves, pick the best available option and try to make it fit. Or, you can do what the true entrepreneur does: Figure out the best conceivable option and then make it available. http://www.inc.com/eric-schurenberg/the-best-definition-of-entepreneurship.html
DEBT LIMIT - A GUIDE TO AMERICAN FEDERAL DEBT MADE EASY
Brilliant! Share far and wide because based on the first two primaries in the USA it will take a lot more people realising the insanity of this to change the situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL4FC380552B862107&v=Li0no7O9zmE
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Until next time,
dream big dreams,
think well of your fellow man,
eat food that's good for you
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!
How To Live The Healthiest Life
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