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Self Love Handbook Video Course

This 10-part video course will help you increase your understanding and awareness of self-love, respect, confidence, and appreciation.

The fact is that nothing matters more than self-love. If you do not learn to integrate yourself completely and love yourself fully, then you are no more than a walking shadow.

Everything you do will be at a fraction of your full potential.

Topics covered:

  • 3 Techniques to Build Your Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • 3 Things That Nobody Understands About Inner Confidence
  • 3 Ways to Recognize High Levels of Self-Love in Others
  • 5 Core Components of a Confident Individual
  • 5 Strategies to Start Developing Self-Love
  • 6 Reasons You Should Work On Self Esteem Above All Else
  • How to Develop Long-Term Unshakable Confidence
  • The 7 Secrets of Confidence And Well Being
  • The Psychology of Self-Love and Confidence
  • Why Self Love is the Ultimate Trait to Have

Categories Advice, Mental health

Stop Bad News Doom Scrolling

Bad news has always been around, of course. But why is it having such an impact on our mental health lately—and what can we do about it?

With this report you will learn about the practice of doomscrolling (otherwise called doomsurfing), how it may be impacting your mental health, and what you can do to replace this negative habit with positive, fulfilling ones that improve the quality of your life.

Topics covered:

  • The Truth About Doomscrolling
  • How Doomscrolling Impacts Our Lives
  • How to Break the Habit
  • And much more!

Get your life back and end this bad habit once and for all.  YOU CAN DO IT!

 

DoomScrolling
Categories Audio, Mental health, Success

Think Right Now Audio

Think Right Now! Accelerated Success Conditioning Programs

They use a special format to deliver the re-scripting statements.For over 40 years this completely effortless method, called Suggestopedia by its developer, famed Bulgarian psychotherapist Dr. Georgi Lozanov, has been the foundation of Accelerated Learning courses throughout the world. Suggestopedia, introduced to most of the world in the best-selling book, Superlearning, has the effect of literally installing information into the subconscious mind, speeding retention of materials 5-10 times compared to standard teaching methods while radically reducing stress in the body at the same time.

  • It is now being used extensively in universities in the US and throughout the world to help students effortlessly learn faster, more thoroughly and retain what they learn, as well as reduce exam anxiety.
  • It is now being used all over the world to teach people up to 1,000 foreign language words per day, allowing them to become fluent in weeks and months instead of years.
  • It has served as the basis for corporate training courses by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Bell-Atlantic, Eastman-Kodak, Westinghouse, and Safeway, to name a few.
  • It has helped athletes win Olympic medals.

SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS NOW!

It’s what you think that counts

While it’s true that there are proven steps and principles to setting and achieving even the most challenging of goals, you first have to be mentally ready and willing to do what you need to do to get all your outcomes in life.

Every day. Every hour. Every minute…

…And Setting and Achieving Goals Now! installs the inner drive of the world’s biggest goal achievers into your being.

To be effective and happy, you must become someone who can persuade yourself to do the “dirty work” so you can get the rewards you want.

Because it’s only when you can convince yourself to do what you must that those “7 Proven Steps” to effective goal setting will ever come into play.

Only then will you be able to persuade others to help you, make a difference, get what you want and become who you want to be.
That’s what Setting and Achieving Goals Now! is designed to do.

You could know all the steps.

You could plan it all out.

You could know what and who you need to work with.

You could have pictures of your goals all over the place.

BUT…

… If what you really want deep inside is to have the benefits without doing everything necessary… you’ll never ever come close to achieving even your smallest of desires.

** BEST TO LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT BEFORE BED **

FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE NOW!

Like all Think Right Now! Accelerated Success Conditioning Programs, Financial Abundance Now! was created by studying the unconscious mental patterns… the deep down, nitty-gritty differences between the haves and the have-nots; the dos and the do-nots.

For this program, we tore apart the daily thoughts, attitudes, core beliefs and actions, concerning money, of the most successful money earners, the best personal managers of money and the greatest investors in the world…

And we compared them to people who never seem to have enough money no matter how much they earn.

Mainly we studied the emotions and attitudes that led to the actions which led to the flow of the money, in or out.

So Financial Abundance Now! is a mental re-patterning program that is designed to install into the listener the moment by moment mental patterns consistent with the wealthiest self-made people on the planet (no inherited wealth).

So while it’s true that Financial Abundance Now! will instill you with the same core beliefs and attitudes about money as multi-millionaires and billionaires, you’ll also be infused with the core convictions of the most conservative money managers.

Categories Advice, Mental health, Videos

Get rid of bad habits video course

With this video course you will learn how to form new healthy behaviors and get rid of the destructive habits that are holding you back.

You will discover little-known techniques and principles that make it easy to kick bad habits and create new healthy habits.

Topics covered:

What are Healthy Habits? Lifestyle Choices
Quality of Life/Work-Life Balance
Getting the Best out of your Daily Routines
Health and Fitness Tips
Healthy Diet Hacks
How to Get More Quality Sleep
Benefits of Drinking More Water
And much more!

Methylation Cycle
Categories Advice, Health, Mental health

Functioning methylation cycle

Functioning methylation cycle is crucial to good health

functioning methylation cycle crucial good health

The majority of people take months, even years to properly understand how methylation works and why a functioning methylation cycle is crucial to good health.

Definition

A formal explanation of methylation describes it as… “Reactions in our metabolism that involve the transfer of a methyl group (a carbon with three hydrogen’s attached) from one compound to another.

These reactions are required for many of the most vital pathways in our metabolism.

The building or repair of every cell in our bodies requires methylation.” (Cynthia Schneider, MD).

This definition is great but unless you have a science background it will not help you to comprehend the importance of methylation and why it is so essential.

Methylation and our bodies

Methylation allows the body to take action against stressors in our environment, helping it to detoxify, adjust and rebuild.

It is involved in many of our most vital bodily functions, by offering support and/or managing, such processes as:

  1. Detoxification
  2. Controlling inflammation
  3. Maintaining DNA
  4. Immune function
  5. Energy production
  6. Mood balancing. [1]

Dr Amy Yasko (Ph.D., NHD, AMD, HHP, FAAIM) owns an integrative healthcare practice in America which specialises in chronic inflammation, immunological and neurological disorders, (including Autism and other spectrum disorders).

Dr Yasko has extensive expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology, and correcting damaged methylation pathways usually plays a prominent role in her treatment protocol.

She feels a significant portion of chronic conditions seen today are the result of a dysfunction in methylation pathways.

Dr Yasko writes how “methylation is involved in almost every bodily biochemical reaction, and occurs billions of times every second in our cells… (which is) why figuring out where the cycle can better perform its tasks contributes to health improvement, and reduced symptoms.”

Some of the conditions she says are linked to poor methylation include; cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, adult neurological conditions, autism and other spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, miscarriages, fertility, and problems in pregnancy, allergies, immune system, and digestive problems, mood and psychiatric disorders as well as the aging process. [1]

The two most effective biomarkers for methylation are whole blood histamine (an important protein involved in many allergic reactions), and absolute basophils (a type of white blood cell).

However, it is important to note that although whole blood histamine is a marker for an inherent methylation tendency, it does not indicate the wellness of a patient.

These biomarkers help distinguish patients between having tendencies of “under” or “over” methylation. [2]

Undermethylation

Methylation is a major factor in the production of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the body, and this is why undermethylation can lead to a depletion of these three essential neurotransmitters.

Undermethylation can also result in some of the following characteristics – phobias, delusional behaviour, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), frequent headaches, denial of illness and non compliance, difficultly with transitions, seasonal allergies, high achiever, a strong will, highly motivated, addictive behaviour, calm demeanour with high inner tension, social isolation and sparse hair growth. [2]

The common biochemistry of UNDERMETHYLATION is:

  1. High blood histamine
  2. High basophil count
  3. Low plasma zinc
  4. Elevated serum copper
  5. Low homocysteine
  6. High heavy metals
  7. Low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norrpinephrine. [2]

Overmethylation

Overmethylation can cause some of the following characteristics – high anxiety/panic, poor achiever and low motivation, artistic/musical ability, low libido and overweight, easily frustrated, sleep disorder and paranoia, depression and self isolation, self mutilation and nervousness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), food/chemical sensitivities, high pain threshold, past history of ADHD, hyperactive psychosis, grandiosity, nil family history, hirsutism and eczema/dry skin. [2]

The common biochemistry of an OVERMETHYLATION is:

  • Low blood histamine
  • Low basophil count
  • Low plasma zinc
  • Elevated copper
  • Elevated levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. [2]

References

  1. Dr Amy. www.dramyyasko.com (updated: 2013, visited: July 2013)
  2. Dr Richard H Stuckey. Targeted nutritional treatment of metal illness. www.biobalance.org.au/_downloads/targeted-nutritional-treatment-of-mental-illness.pdf (visited July 2013)
Categories Mental health, Success, Videos

Power Of Visualization Video Course

Attracting your best life can be challenging. You are bound to face obstacles such as fear, failure, and disappointments that will make you feel like a hopeless failure.

However, it is not impossible.

The first step to transforming your life is having a vision.

And not just any old day dream but a vision that is so vivid and tangible that you actually feel and see it coming true.

This is the art of visualization.

In this video course you’ll learn how to use the tremendous power of your mind to attract your ideal life.

Topics covered:

  • What is Visualization?
  • Does Visualization Really Work?
  • How Visualization Affects the Brain.
  • Perks of Visualization
  • Common Inhibitions of the Power of Visualization
  • Visualization Techniques
  • How to Use the Power of Visualization to Achieve your Dreams
  • Habits that Optimize Visualization Power

 

Categories Advice, Business, Mental health, Videos

Program your Mind for Success Video Course

Most successful people share a range of mindsets that enable them to maintain their success habits. In fact, they scale these up over time.

This training teaches you to reprogram yourself for success by adopting 8 key mindsets.

Topics covered:

  • Do a Mental Detox Before You Seek to Adopt a Success Mindset
  • Assume That You Can Change
  • Failure Is Not To Be Feared, But Prepared For
  • Goals Reveal Your Objectives and Empower You To Achieve Them
  • Actively Take Control
  • Decide After Enough Deliberation And Stick To It
  • Believe That You Don’t Know Everything About Your Goals And Must Learn More
  • Believe And Act Like There Is Always A Way Through Any Problem
  • Successful People Relish Calculated Risks
  • Best Practices When Adopting A Success Mindset

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories Advice, Health, Mental health, Videos

Self Confidence Secrets Video Course

Hollow self-esteem only tends to produce impostor syndrome and, worse yet, an entitlement mentality. There is no consistent threshold of success and excellence.

Real self-esteem must be based on competence.

This 11-part video course will help you:

To be the best you can be in something
To become more confident
To learn that self-confidence must come from the right place
To have the chance to produce the right things to achieve the right results with the right people
To learn how to develop self-confidence that cannot be taken away from you
Topics covered:

Set Big Goals
Make Real Decisions
Consistency Is Key
Nothing Is Impossible
Be Accountable
Live In The Moment
Be Adventurous
Words Of Success
Be A Lifelong Learner
There’s No Such Thing As Failure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories Addiction, Advice, Alcohol & Drug Use, Gut health, Mental health

Effects of alcohol on your body

Importance of Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 is required for a variety of bodily functions including red blood cell production, normal thought processes, short-term memory, DNA synthesis and healthy metabolism. A small amount of B-12 is made by friendly intestinal bacteria, but your body needs dietary sources to function properly.

Most animal products such as meat and dairy are good sources of B-12, although it needs intrinsic factor — a compound produced in the stomach — to be absorbed in the intestines. Lack of dietary B-12 and malabsorption are main factors associated with deficiency, which can take up to a few years to produce symptoms.

Common deficiency symptoms include anemia, fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, mouth sores, numbness and tingling in the limbs, unsteady gait, low blood pressure, depression, confusion and poor short-term memory.

Reduced Absorption

Alcohol — especially in large amounts — irritates the mucosal lining of the stomach and intestines. When the stomach lining is irritated — a condition called gastritis — it produces less hydrochloric acid and may secrete less intrinsic factor too, both of which contribute to reduced B-12 absorption from food.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol not only impairs nutrient absorption by damaging the lining of the gastrointestinal system, but it also prevents nutrients from being fully utilized in the body by altering their transport, storage and excretion.

Furthermore, decreased hydrochloric acid production can stimulate the growth of intestinal bacteria that use B-12, which further reduces the amount available to your body.

Depleted Storage

Vitamin B-12 is water-soluble, but unlike other water-soluble vitamins, it’s stored in the body — mainly the liver — for many months or more before it becomes unusable or gets flushed out. According to Christina Dye of the Do It Now Foundation, chronic consumption of alcohol tends to drain the body’s stores of critical nutrients such as B vitamins.

Alcohol consumption also increases your risk of liver disease and inflammation — also referred to as cirrhosis — which may also impact the storage or utilization of B-12.

Promotes Poor Nutrition

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that heavy drinkers and alcoholics tend to eat poorly and often don’t consume enough essential nutrients such as B vitamins. The reasons for poor nutrition are two-fold: intoxication impairs the ability to make healthy food choices, and alcohol is a good source of calories and often curbs appetite.

However, the Institute notes that moderate drinkers — two alcoholic beverages or less daily — seem to be at little risk for nutritional deficiencies and various medical disorders.

What alcohol does to your liver

The liver breaks down most of the alcohol you drink so that it can be removed from the body. This creates substances that are even more harmful than alcohol. These substances can damage liver cells and cause serious liver disease.

Alcohol causes 4 out of 5 deaths from liver disease.

Types of liver disease caused by alcohol include:

  • fatty liver (steatosis)
  • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • acute alcoholic hepatitis
  • scarring of the liver (cirrhosis)
  • liver failure and death

Fatty liver (steatosis)

Fatty liver is the most common type of alcoholic liver disease. Fat builds up in the liver, which stops the liver from working properly.

Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)

About a third of people with fatty liver will develop a mild or moderate inflammation of the liver. This is alcoholic hepatitis. Hepatitis may not cause any symptoms at first, so you may not realise that you have it.

Acute alcoholic hepatitis

More serious and life-threatening inflammation of the liver can cause:

  • a loss of appetite
  • sickness
  • tummy pain
  • jaundice (yellow skin) 
  • liver failure or death

Around 1 in 3 people who develop severe alcoholic hepatitis will die.

Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis)

Around 1 in 5 heavy drinkers have scarring of their liver (cirrhosis).

Alcohol changes the chemicals that break down and remove scar tissue. This means that scar tissue builds up in the liver.

Scar tissue replaces normal healthy cells. This means that the liver can’t work properly and can fail, leading to death.

Cirrhosis may not cause symptoms.

Symptoms of liver cirrhosis include:

  • feeling unwell
  • vomiting blood
  • swollen tummy
  • loss of appetite
  • itching
  • muscle cramps

Most people who develop cirrhosis and liver failure don’t notice symptoms until it’s too late.

Reducing the risk of liver damage

You can reduce the risk of liver damage by cutting down or giving up alcohol. All liver diseases improve from giving up alcohol.

If you have significant liver scarring or cirrhosis, you should not drink alcohol. 

Fatty liver can be reversed and further damage avoided by not drinking alcohol. 

There is no cure for cirrhosis. But cutting out alcohol completely gives a much better chance of survival. You can live for decades with cirrhosis, if you give up alcohol in time.

Things that reduce the impact of liver disease include:

  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • not smoking
  • getting regular, adequate exercise
  • eating a balanced diet and avoiding processed food
  • drinking coffee
  • getting sunlight – a low Vitamin D level is bad for liver diseases

 

Alcohol’s Role in Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

Among the many organ systems that mediate alcohol’s effects on the human body and its health, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays a particularly important part. Several processes underlie this role.

First, the GI tract is the site of alcohol absorption into the bloodstream and, to a lesser extent, of alcohol breakdown and production.

Second, the direct contact of alcoholic beverages with the mucosa1 that lines the upper GI tract can induce numerous metabolic and functional changes.

These alterations may lead to marked mucosal damage, which can result in a broad spectrum of acute and chronic diseases, such as acute gastrointestinal bleeding (from lesions in the stomach or small intestine) and diarrhea.

Third, functional changes and mucosal damage in the gut disturb the digestion of other nutrients as well as their assimilation into the body, thereby contributing to the malnutrition and weight loss frequently observed in alcoholics.

Fourth, alcohol-induced mucosal injuries—especially in the upper small intestine—allow large molecules, such as endotoxin and other bacterial toxins, to pass more easily into the blood or lymph. These toxic substances can have deleterious effectson the liver and other organs.

Over the past three decades, researchers have made major progress toward understanding alcohol’s manyacute and chronic effects on GI-tract function and structure.

ALCOHOL’S DAMAGING EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN

Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory: Clearly, alcohol affects the brain. Some of these impairments are detectable after only one or two drinks and quickly resolve when drinking stops.

On the other hand, a person who drinks heavily over a long period of time may have brain deficits that persist well after he or she achieves sobriety. Exactly how alcohol affects the brain and the likelihood of reversing the impact of heavy drinking on the brain remain hot topics in alcohol research today.

We do know that heavy drinking may have extensive and far–reaching effects on the brain, ranging from simple “slips” in memory to permanent and debilitating conditions that require lifetime custodial care. And even moderate drinking leads to short–term impairment, as shown by extensive research on the impact of drinking on driving.

A number of factors influence how and to what extent alcohol affects the brain (1), including

  • how much and how often a person drinks;
  • the age at which he or she first began drinking, and how long he or she has been drinking;
  • the person’s age, level of education, gender, genetic background, and family history of alcoholism;
  • whether he or she is at risk as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure; and
  • his or her general health status.

This Alcohol Alert reviews some common disorders associated with alcohol–related brain damage and the people at greatest risk for impairment. It looks at traditional as well as emerging therapies for the treatment and prevention of alcohol–related disorders and includes a brief look at the high–tech tools that are helping scientists to better understand the effects of alcohol on the brain.

BLACKOUTS AND MEMORY LAPSES

Alcohol can produce detectable impairments in memory after only a few drinks and, as the amount of alcohol increases, so does the degree of impairment. Large quantities of alcohol, especially when consumed quickly and on an empty stomach, can produce a blackout, or an interval of time for which the intoxicated person cannot recall key details of events, or even entire events.

Blackouts are much more common among social drinkers than previously assumed and should be viewed as a potential consequence of acute intoxication regardless of age or whether the drinker is clinically dependent on alcohol (2). White and colleagues (3) surveyed 772 college undergraduates about their experiences with blackouts and asked, “Have you ever awoken after a night of drinking not able to remember things that you did or places that you went?”

Of the students who had ever consumed alcohol, 51 percent reported blacking out at some point in their lives, and 40 percent reported experiencing a blackout in the year before the survey. Of those who reported drinking in the 2 weeks before the survey, 9.4 percent said they blacked out during that time.

The students reported learning later that they had participated in a wide range of potentially dangerous events they could not remember, including vandalism, unprotected sex, and driving.

 

The pancreas

Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can lead to:

  • pancreatitis
  • inflammation of the pancreas
  • swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas

Pancreatitis can be very painful.

There are 2 types of pancreatitis:

  • acute pancreatitis
  • chronic pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis comes on suddenly. It can cause severe pain and can be life-threatening.

Acute pancreatitis can cause pain in the stomach area (abdomen), behind the ribs. It can spread through the back and cause nausea, vomiting and fever.

Chronic pancreatitis

Chronic (long-lasting) pancreatitis is when the pancreas becomes inflamed and stays that way. This causes it to stop working properly.

Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis include:

  • recurring, severe pain behind the ribs and through the back
  • weight loss
  • greasy, foul-smelling poo and loose bowel movements

It may cause complications that can be life-threatening, such as pancreatic cancer.

Treatment for chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is hard to treat. The main advice is to not drink alcohol. 

The pancreas produces enzymes that digest your food. When the pancreas does not function, these enzymes come in tablet form.

A third of people with pancreatitis develop type 2 diabetes.

Blood pressure and the heart

A lot of alcohol over a long time – or too much on a single occasion – can damage the heart or interfere with the way it works.

This can cause different problems, including:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • increased risk of strokes
  • cardiomyopathy (stretching and drooping of the heart muscle)
  • arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure is the most common alcohol-related health problem. Many people don’t realise they have it.

Drinking a lot of alcohol can affect the muscles in your blood vessels. This can cause them to become narrower.

The more alcohol you drink the higher the risk of developing hypertension. If you drink regularly you are at risk, especially if you’re over the age of 35. One drink a day can increase the risk.

When your blood vessels are narrower, the heart has to work harder to push blood around your body. This makes your blood pressure go up.

High blood pressure can significantly increase your risk of:

  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • vascular dementia – caused by not enough blood being able to get to the brain
  • chronic kidney disease

 

Sex life and fertility

Drinking alcohol can increase your:

  • confidence with sexual partners
  • sexual desire

But it can have a bad effect on what happens in bed.

Alcohol can also cause long-term problems with sex and fertility.

How alcohol can affect sex and fertility

Problems with erections

Drinking large amounts of alcohol can make it hard to get or keep an erection. This is called erectile dysfunction (ED).

Alcohol interferes with the messengers in the brain that tell the penis to fill with blood.

It can also happen because alcohol can reduce the production of testosterone. Testosterone is the hormone that controls male sexual functions.

ED is normally a temporary problem.

Problems with orgasms

Alcohol interferes with your ability to feel sexual stimulation. It does this by interfering with the signals between the brain and the genitals.

After heavy drinking:

  • men may find it hard to ejaculate (come) or may ejaculate too quickly
  • women may find it harder to orgasm or their orgasms may feel less intense

Sex drive (libido)

Drinking heavily over a long period of time can lead to a lower sex drive (libido). This is because it reduces your levels of testosterone.

Shrinking of sex organs

High-risk drinking over a long time can cause a man’s testes and penis to shrink.

Fertility

Lowered testosterone can affect sperm production. This can reduce fertility.

Women who drink heavily for a long time may find they stop ovulating.

Even small amounts of alcohol can affect fertility.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and affects your judgement. This increases your chances of having unprotected sex. This puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections

 

Categories Audio, Mental health

Eliminate Negative Self Talk Audio

For over twenty years Dr. Larry Iverson has educated, motivated and entertained audiences. From his work with Olympic athletes beginning in 1982, to the main platform of Fortune 500 conferences, he delivers motivation, persuasion and communication strategies you can apply right now. Larry blends vision with his background as a Clinical Psychologist in guiding you on an insightful journey, while you develop personal insights that assist your personal development. Larry masterfully uses enthusiasm and humor to help you gain control in your life.

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