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By Mike Selvon

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Being a pet owner is a wonderful opportunity to find unrequited love. There is just something about owning a pet that can bring out the best, or worst, in people. An animal is a huge responsibility and it is up to the pet owner to ensure that their animal is receiving quality medical care, food, water and attention. When these situations are not being met then animal cruelty is the result.

 

It is a sad state of affairs when animals are not receiving the help and care that they so desperately need. There are many animals that need love and attention that are simply not receiving it.

 

It is our job as the owners to see to it that animals are not abused and left neglected or roaming around on the streets as stray animals. This article will cover the basics of animal cruelty and hopefully by the end you will be doing your part to stop this travesty.

What are some of the laws that govern animal cruelty?

 

There are many laws that govern people who own animals as pets or livestock. The law ensures that people must take responsibility for owning an animal. The animal should receive proper nutrition, water, and medical care when necessary.

 

Should these laws be broken then the proper animal protection agencies of that area can step in and levy fines, arrest and take the animals away from the owners. There have been cases where offenders have spent prison time and faced stiff penalties and national censure such as in the cases involving dog fighting.

 

Is having too many animals considered animal cruelty?

There is such a thing as having too many animals. It can come in the form of hoarders or breeders. It all depends on whether or not the animals are being cared for properly. Hoarders do not realize that they are harming their pets.

 

They mistakenly believe that they are the only ones capable of caring for their animals. Having too many animals in many cities is against the law because having too many may limit the ability to care for the animals in the proper way.

 

Breeders will often house several animals so that they can make money on the puppies. The animals are kept in cages that often damage the soles of their feet in such a way as it makes it impossible for them to walk properly.

 

They are often not cared for nor provided with the proper medical attention. The goal of some breeders, not every breeder, is just to make money. There are some breeders who actually love and care for their animals properly.

 

How do animal cruelty laws affect breeders?

In the case of bad breeders the proper animal protection agencies will come in and seize all of the animals. They fine the breeder for having a) too many animals to be able to care for properly and b) not taking proper care of the animals.

 

Some cities limit the amount of pets that any one owner can possess in a household. This applies to breeders as well. The breeder can be fined and face possible prison sentences if they break these laws.

 

In the case of bad breeders, what happens to the animals?

In the case of bad breeders who are improperly caring for their animals the animal welfare unit will seize all of the animals. The animals are then placed in foster homes, put up for adoption or will be euthanized if they are in too bad of shape. It is a sad condition that any animal should have to be put down just because someone did not care for the animal properly.

 

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By Vikash Kumar Gupta

If you want to lose belly fat of your body to change your look without spending your hard earned money then you should consider this daily sequence of exercises which I follow on a regular basis.

With this daily sequence of exercises you can lose up to 200 calories every single day.

First one minute: Warm up your body. Do static jogging on one place without moving a single inch.

Second minute: Lie down on the mat and get you’re breathing back. Try to feel that you are losing your belly fat.

Third minute: Lie down again on ground and try to touch your left knee with your chest or breast with the help of your hand. However in this situation keep your lower part of your body touched on the ground and right leg should be straight.

Fourth minute: Repeat the third minute posture with the right knee. How ever in this situation your left leg should be straight.

Fifth Minute: Repeat the third minute exercise with both knees touching your chest or breast area of your body.

Sixth Minute: Again lie down on the mat and keep your both leg straight and touched with each other. Now, take a deep breath and hold. Now, try to lift your upper portion of your body at an angle of 30 to 45 degrees and hold on to that posture for 10 second and then slowly come down. Take a 10 second gap and do this again for 3 times.

Seventh minute: Stand up in straight position and try to touch your feet with your hand without bending your legs. Hold yourself for 10 seconds in this posture. Repeat this posture for 3 times.

Eighth minute: Jump for whole one minute with a rope.

Ninth and tenth minute: Relax. Hold your thoughts on feeling that now you have achieved your target of “lose belly fat”.

You may not feel the importance of the last posture on theoretical basis; however as per my experience this is as important as we put physical effort like exercises. This is because; we all have fluctuations in our energies from positive to negative within short span of time. Last two minutes of this daily routine will make you more positive about achieving your target.

One other very important factor in achieving your goal and doing the last two minute of exercise is the “law of attraction”. As per my own experience, this law is working for us beyond our conscious level without fail. This law states that whatever we want to achieve including this goal of fat loss, we can achieve, and the only requirement is to feel that we have already achieved our perfect body. Visualize yourself by doing the things after you have achieved your shape like you are now purchasing thinner pants for yourself and you are showing it to everyone, as well as feeling very happy about it. Write your goal in present tense and read it aloud for 5-10 times a day.

I can challenge you that within few weeks, you will feel the difference within yourself. It is my promise.

About the Author: To learn more read "How Fast You Can Lose Belly Fat?" I used many products in search of an ideal weight loss product. However, After several trial and errors, I found that it is a planned effort, which is required to reduce weight. Visit http://fatlossdietscenter.com to save time and money before you buy next weight loss product or any magic formula.
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By Svetla Bankova

Hyperthyroidism is a result of excess thyroid hormone production, causing an overactive metabolism and increased speed of all the body's processes.

Thyroid hormone generally controls the pace of all of the processes in the body. This pace is called your metabolism. If there is too much thyroid hormone, every function of the body tends to speed up. The thyroid gland regulates the body temperature by secreting two hormones that control how quickly the body burns calories and energy. If the thyroid produces too much hormone, the condition is called hyperthyroidism, but if too little is produced the result is hypothyroidism.

Treating Graves' Disease or Hyperthyroidism will involve not only psychological and physical efforts, but also it is very important to monitor what you eat and drink. Besides the 3 popular options for treating Hyperthyroidism- anti-thyroid drugs, RAI treatment and surgery, there are many herbs that can dramatically improve your condition.

One of the most safety herbs that is used to treat Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease is Lemon Balm.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is frequently used also as an attractive edible garnish, and it can be made into a tea. The leaves give off a delightful lemony aroma when they are crushed or torn before the flowers appear, but the taste and odor are altered after flowering.

Lemon balm has been historically used for treating anxiety and heart palpitations, which are some of the most debilitating symptoms of Hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease.

Lemon balm lowers TSH levels and has been used to treat Hyperthyroidism and Graves disease. Rosmarinic acid in Lemon Balm apparently binds to thyrotropin (TSH) and keeps it from connecting with the gland. This action is relatively weak, but I guarantee you that it will calm you down, will help your insomnia and reduce your stress levels which is extremely important when treating Hyperthyroidism or Grave's Disease.

Lemon Balm is used also as a remedy for insomnia or for digestive discomfort and gas.

Lemon Balm is taken internally (usually as a tea) primarily for relaxation. Thus, The PDR for Herbal Medicines declares it is used for "nervous agitation, sleeping problems, and functional gastrointestinal complaints. "Functional" problems are those attributed in part to psychological factors such as stress.

The tea is made by pouring 1 cup of hot water over 2 g (about 2 teaspoons) of dried leaf, steeping five to ten minutes, and straining. Two to three cups daily are usually consumed, and there is no limit on the duration of treatment.

Another herb that is very useful for treating Graves’’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism is Bugleweed (Lycopus). Bugleweed has a considerable folk history for treating thyroid conditions, and modern research supports this use. This herb inhibits iodine metabolism and reduces the amount of hormone that's produced by thyroid cells.

Leaf extracts are more active than root extracts. The recommended oral preparation is a tincture (alcohol extract) rather than a tea.

Verbena (Verbena, various species). Often called vervain, verbena seems to have similar properties as Bugleweed and Lemon Balm. Extracts have been shown to suppress thyroid hormone production by influencing levels of TSH in the body.

A combination of the Verbena, Lemon Balm and Bugleweed can help tremendously people suffering from Hyperthyroidism or Graves’ Disease. No side effects or symptoms of toxicity have been reported with none of them, but these herbs are not recommended to be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women. In all cases - consult a herbalist before taking any of them.

About the Author: Svetla Bankova is a former Graves’ Disease patient and the author of "Life Manual for Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism" and "Thyroid Eye Disease and Its Healing" books. For more alternative methods, natural cures and herbal remedies visit http://www.gravesdiseasecure.com
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Yoga The Lifetime Practice Of Energy Renewal

By Helen Thomas

Yoga

Yoga in Sanskrit means “union” and derives from the Hindu religion. It can be a spiritual practice that incorporates meditation and other mental exercises. A yoga session combined with mindful breathing can be a “moving meditation.” There are many schools of yoga, but hatha yoga is the form most commonly practiced in Western countries, and classes and private lessons are available in health clubs, dance centers, yoga centers, and community centers. This form emphasizes physical postures called asanas and integrates them with breathing techniques.

Inactivity alone is responsible for much of the physical and mental deterioration I equate with illness, aging, and “feeling old.” Practicing hatha yoga regularly not only relieves tension and pain in your joints and builds strength, flexibility, balance, and grace; it helps you reach a state of awareness, tranquillity, and well-being. Practicing yoga regularly helps balance your nervous, endocrine, reproductive, digestive, and circulatory systems. Yoga knows no age limit – you’re never too young or too old, and adherents age seventy and over remain astoundingly strong and limber.

The calmness achieved during the practice carries over into the rest of your life. Yoga students and teachers tend to look and act younger than their chronological years, and new students of the practice say they feel more energetic after only a few weeks’ time. Although it can be strenuous, yoga is highly adaptable to your abilities and is suitable for people of all ages. You can learn yoga from books and videotapes, but it’s best to participate in yoga classes (or get individual instruction), especially if you’re new to the practice.

The basic yoga routine described on the next few pages is called the Sun Salutation. It is a full-body exercise that works on all the major muscle groups and joints and massages the internal organs. It should be performed joyously by everyone every day. I will be recommending additional specific yoga postures.

Yoga is best performed on an empty stomach, in bare feet, while wearing loose or stretchy clothing, on a non–skid surface. There are special yoga “sticky mats” you can buy to prevent slipping and give you the most out of your practice. Breathing is an integral part of yoga because it is thought that prana, the vital life force, enters the body with each breath. As you practice yoga, coordinate your breathing with the movements: inhale during movements that stretch the spine and open the body; exhale during movements that involve bending or folding of the spine or limbs. Imagine that each breath is an extension of the pose, and keep your movements fluid and precise as you work to open up and extend your entire spine. Be conscious of your hands and feet as the foundation of each pose; imagine they are lotus blossoms, and spread your fingers and toes as if they were lotus petals.

I recommend that you perform the entire Sun Salutation sequence twelve times each morning. Begin slowly, with fewer repetitions, if you are new to yoga or physical activity. Gradually build up to twelve sequences,.Vata types should continue to do these movements slowly, pittas should move at a moderate pace, and kaphas should aim to do them rapidly.

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