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100 Benefits of Ozone Therapy

Major Effects Of Ozone

1. Ozone stimulates the production of white blood cells. These cells protect the body from viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer. If, deprived of oxygen, these cells malfunction. They fail to eliminate invaders and even turn against normal, healthy cells (allergic reactions). Ozone significantly raises the oxygen levels in the blood for long periods after ozone administration; as a result, allergies have a tendency to become desensitized.



2. Interferon levels are significantly increased. Interferons are globular proteins. Interferons orchestrate every aspect of the immune system, inhibit viral replication.

3. Ozone stimulates the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor. TNF is produced by the body when a tumor is growing. Ozone stimulates the secretion of IL-2. Interluekin-2 is one of the cornerstones of the immune system. It is secreted by T-helpers. T-helper causes it to produce more IL-2. Ozone’s main duty is to induce Lymphocytes to differentiate and proliferate, yielding more T-helpers, T-suppressors, cytotoxic T’s, T-delayed’s and T-memory cells.

4. Ozone kills most bacteria at low concentrations. The metabolism of most bacteria is on average one-seventeenth as efficient as our own.

5. Ozone is effective against all types of fungi. This includes systemic candida albicans, athlete’s foot, molds, mildews, yeasts, and even mushrooms.

6. Ozone fights viruses in a variety of ways. As discussed above, ozone also goes after the viral particles directly.

7. Ozone is antineoplastic. This means that ozone inhibits the growth of new tissue because rapidly dividing cells shift their priorities away from producing the enzymes needed to protect themselves from the ozone. Cancer cells are rapidly-dividing cells and are inhibited by ozone.

8. Ozone oxidizes arterial plaque. It breaks down the plaque involved in both Arteriosclerosis and Arthrosclerosis.

9. This means ozone has a tendency to clear blockages of large and even smaller vessels. This allows for better tissue oxygenation in deficient organs.

10. Ozone increases the flexibility and elasticity of red blood cells.

100 Benefits of Ozone Therapy

1. Improved circulation
2. Cell energizer
3. Vitality booster
4. Immune enhancer
5. Skin purifier
6. Oxygenates hemoglobin
7. Neutralizes acid
8. Liver cleanser
9. Kills parasites
10. Combats chronic fatigue syndrome
11. Corrects dizziness
12. Blood purifier
13. Relieves muscle aches
14. Builds muscle
15. Combats depression
16. Neutralizes stomach acid
17. Overcomes weakness
18. Corrects memory loss
19. Enhances immune system
20. Fights bronchial problems
21. Prevents tumors
22. Decomposes plague
23. Increases cellular vitality
24. Boosts energy
25. Fights flu
26. Releases tension
27. Burns fat
28. Protects against stroke
29. Kills virus
30. Blood booster
31. Speeds healing
32. Improves digestion
33. Clears out brain fog
34. Cleans mucus
35. Kills candida
36. Improves heart function
37. Fights infection
38. Prevents sudden heart attack
39. Kills bacteria
40. Relieves angina
41. Heightens alertness
42. Prevents colds
43. Stops cancer cells
44. Neutralizes chronic hostility
45. Calms nerves
46. Speeds recovery
47. Oxidizes poisons
48. Breaks up cholesterol
49. Eliminates lactic acid
50. Speeds athletic recovery
51. Improves mental quickness
52. Strengthens immune system
53. Improves vitamin uptake
54. Kills Candida
55. Improves mineral absorption
56. Destroys harmful microorganisms
57. Oxidizes morbific material
58. Balances acid/alkaline
59. Decreases stress
60. Improves amino acid utilization
61. Improves brain function
62. Oxygenates pancreas
63. Kills bad colon bacteria
64. Ignites carbohydrates
65. Help supplements to work better
66. Burns off excess sugar
67. Enhances mood
68. Purifies liver
69. Oxygenates spleen
70. Improves mental stability
71. Speeds up faulty metabolism
72. Clears out dirty fluids
73. Detoxifies the lymph system
74. Prevents degenerate diseases
75. Prevents premature aging
76. Prevents irregular heartbeat
77. Prevents gangrene
78. Prevents peripheral vascular disease
79. Fights herpes
80. Kills worms
81. Fights emphysema
82. Prevents angina pain
83. Prevents shingles
84. Prevents fever blister
85. Prevents asthma
86. Prevents lymes disease
87. Fights parasitic infection
88. Fights fibermayalgia
89. Prevents epsein barr
90. Prevents cluster headaches
91. Prevents cardiac arrhythmias
92. Disburses heavy metal toxicity
93. Prevents allergies
94. Neutralizes environmental toxicity
95. Prevents Alzheimer’s
96. Prevents constipation
97. Prevents nerve related diseases
98. Prevents gastro intestinal disorders
99. Prevent ms
100.Detoxifies every cell in the body

No Help For Bajans Suffering With Fibromyalgia

Most people have never heard of Fibromyalgia (FMS) even though it is one of the most common ailments that affects your bones and muscles. The most common symptoms of FMS include deep aching, burning, stabbing or throbbing pain, extreme fatigue, joint stiffness, muscle weakness and brain fog, also known as fibro fog.

Despite being such a common condition, it is often misdiagnosed, misunderstood and often sufferers are made to feel that it is all in their head. Which isn’t entirely wrong. FMS once was thought to be a psychological issue but in recent times it has largely become a recognised neurological condition. It has now been proven to be caused by a problem with how your brain and spinal cord processes pain signals from your nerves. In essence, your brain sends out pain signals when there isn’t anything wrong with that area.

FMS is often regarded as a diagnosis of exclusion because there are currently no conclusive tests to diagnose Fibromyalgia. A person is often given this diagnosis after other possible and similar conditions are ruled out. Some conditions that are often confused with FMS are rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, lupus and hypothyroidism.

There are guidelines that usually help a doctor to diagnose FMS like the presence of trigger or tender points, pain lasting more than 6 months and usually the relief of this pain from the use of medications like Cymbalta or Lyrica.

There are other reasons that may make one more susceptible to developing FMS. For instance being a woman, pre existing anxiety or depression, of you have another painful condition like arthritis or an auto immune disease. There is also evidence that suggests that having a family member diagnosed with FMS can also increase your chances of developing this condition.

While getting a diagnosis can take months or even years and often after great expense from numerous tests and seeing multiple specialists, getting the diagnosis is only the first hurdle. The cost of treatment to keep pain levels at a manageable level, is often not covered by insurance companies in Barbados. Most insurance companies will only cover a percentage of prescription medication, which ranges from $70 to $175 monthly, depending on the strength prescribed.

There isn’t a cure for FMS and management varies for each person. Some utilise a mixture of diet, medication, exercise, massages and alternative treatments like acupuncture and herbal remedies.

Diet usually involves eliminating gluten, sugar and dairy and results vary between FMS sufferers. This comes at a cost and while gluten free options have become more readily available at most leading supermarkets in Barbados, most restaurants are yet to offer a variety of gluten free options beyond a salad.

Fibromyalgia sufferers know massage can be their most powerful tool to relieve pain, as long as the therapist knows how to handle clients with FMS. This treatment is usually most effective when done on a regular basis. In Barbados the cost of a massage by a qualified masseuse can range from $120 to over $200.



Going the alternative route is also very effective, but with the starting cost of over $200 per visit to a homeopathic practitioner plus the costs of medication that can cost over $500 per month, it is only available to the few who can afford this.

Likewise acupuncture and cupping which has been proven to eliminate pain using ongoing treatments at approximately $100 per session, is also not recognised by insurance companies and can prove to be unaffordable to most sufferers who may have already had to give up their full time jobs due to the fluctuations in their health.

There is a lot to be researched and discovered about this condition. Currently there isn’t a doctor on the island that specialises in the management of FMS, nor are there any charities or groups working to bring about awareness and support to sufferers. Although awareness is growing, it isn’t at the same rate of understanding. FMS is considered to be one of the “Invisible diseases” and most sufferers lack support and understanding from their employers, family and friends.

Hopefully with time, research and more sufferers speaking out, understanding will grow and measures will be put in place to aid those in need.

Selena Prudent Mayers

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Boost Your Powers Of Attraction Via Science

Boost Your Powers Of Attraction Via Science

We all know Darwin as the great man behind the theory of evolution, but despite having this feat under his belt, most of us probably wouldn’t rely on him for dating tips. But, guess what? By not doing this we’re actually missing out since dating, mating, and procreating all form part of the evolution process. It’s just how we’re wired.

Sjan Devshi, a probation officer and psychology teacher, purports, “Sexiness is basically the combined effect of characteristics the opposite sex is innately programmed to see as ‘markers’ or ‘signals’ for good genetic fitness and reproduction.”

Darwin’s sexual selection theory expounds on this, and the basic idea is that we are “programmed to look for certain signs (physical and behavioural) in prospective mates that help us discern whether or not they’ll make a good partner…These biological predispositions shape our preferences for a mate irrespective of whether we actually WANT children.”

Due to their different biological make-ups, men and women look for different markers.

Here are some tips to be sexier to the opposite sex.



1. Get in shape (a no-brainer).
One of the best things you can do to make yourself more appealing to the opposite sex is to improve your physique. Although men tend to place a greater emphasis than women on appearance, it’s not the sole consideration.

That said, the way you look isn’t only a clincher for superficial people. It points to good hygiene and personal care – in essence, survival skills, if we look far back enough in history.

But this doesn’t mean women need to be waif-thin or built like runway models. On the contrary, it’s noteworthy that the most famous sex symbols – Beyoncé, Scarlett Johannsson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, our own Rihanna and the legendary Raquel Welch – all have curves. An hourglass figure is, no surprise, a sign of fertility, so having a little cushioning actually shows you’re healthy.

Of course, we all have different body types, and different people have particular preferences, so take care of yourself, and the rest will follow.

2. Be confident.
Both sexes are attracted to confidence – and for obvious reasons. Men, as hunters and gatherers, view independent women who are quite happy without them as a challenge, which makes them more desirable. Women, on the other hand, deem strong, decisive men sexy because a go-getter attitude was a crucial life or death factor for cave-dwellers.

Even if you feel insecure, you can develop confidence and self-esteem by improving yourself in some way. It could be starting a new fitness regime, as suggested above, or choosing to have positive people who are supportive in your sphere.

If any people in your life denigrate you more than they encourage you, it’s time to re-assess their place. Be sure to strengthen the more positive relationships.

3. Be curious and keep learning.
The key difference between human beings and lower forms of animals is our intelligence. We’re also wired to look for a keen intellect in a partner, since research suggests genetics influence intelligence to some extent. Theories on the establishment of relationships suggest we seek out people who are similar to us, but a bit better.

One way to measure this is intelligence. And there are myriad ways to improve ourselves intellectually – or at least make ourselves appear smarter. We can travel to enhance our cultural appreciation and knowledge, but, more accessible, we can read more to improve our vocabulary and job market prospects.



4. Upgrade your wardrobe.
Our choice of wardrobe says a lot about us, and is one of the indicators of our creativity. A creative mind is another sign of intelligence, and another prerequisite for potential mates. This is one of the reasons artists and celebrities in general tend to be trendsetters. They have a unique, creative style we find appealing. If you haven’t revamped your wardrobe lately, consider doing so.

5. Learn to trust yourself and others.
The ability to trust and allow your partner freedom shows you have a secure attachment – you feel positive about yourself and trust that you won’t be betrayed or abandoned.

Being a control freak, on the other hand, isn’t very endearing. It suggests you’re not open-minded or trusting, and can pose challenges to developing a healthy relationship. If you learn to approach life a bit more graciously, people’s attitudes to you will change greatly. Plus, being easygoing makes you that much more approachable – not to mention, fun, to the opposite sex.

6. Laugh more.
Humour is another critical marker for both sexes, but tends to rate somewhat higher among women. It can be associated with the individual concerned, and is known as conditioning. This is the phenomenon where a person or thing is associated with a particular feeling – in this instance, engendering positive feelings about the person.

These points can make a difference in the dating world and help you stand out in a positive way. So, make the necessary adjustments and watch your romantic horizons expand.

*Rosemarie Layne, who is certified in 2nd Degree Reiki, is a wholistic health advocate and the owner of Rose’s Wellness Hub.

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How To Heal Your Gut

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While not everyone may be au fait with the term “Leaky Gut Syndrome”, we know its symptoms only too well – bloating, food sensitivities, thyroid conditions, fatigue, joint pain, headaches, skin conditions like acne and rosacea, digestive issues and weight gain. 

Considered “the number one health problem facing our generation”, what is most disturbing, according to New York Times best-selling author and talk show host, Dr. Oz, is that millions have it unknowingly. 

Our gastrointestinal system is crucial to our overall health. It comprises 80 percent of our immune system, and problems in this area are linked to many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.