The hair growth business is booming!

Hair is vital. We all want lots of it. Bald has never been cool (well, very few people can pull it off – many unfortunately think they can). That’s why hair growth medication, procedures and treatments have been growing every single year.

But what is the best hair growth treatment? And what are your options? Well, there are plenty of different methods, pills and shampoos available for you to try. Some work very well, while others are completely unproven. So it’s important to be very careful before you start popping pills or putting stinky creams on your head!

Natural Remedies For Hair Growth

castor oil for hair growthMy favorite treatment by far is natural homemade treatments for hair loss. For the simple reason that they work, they are inexpensive and they have minimal or no side effects at all. Especially compared to potentially dangerous over the counter products or surgeries.

One of the top remedies is castor oil for hair growth, which works amazingly well to help your hair grow quickly. Castor oil contains anti-microbial properties which makes it very well suited to get rid of any bacteria that cause hair loss in the first place. What’s more, for all kinds of boring science reasons we won’t get into here, it also promotes hair growth naturally. For these reasons, it is my favorite treatment and comes highly recommended by people who have actually experimented with this alternative cure to going bald.

Specialty Shampoos

There’s plenty of shampoos you can try. Some work, some won’t and other you won’t be sure. It’s a dangerous market out there, so make sure you pick a natural shampoo to minimize side effects. For a list of the best natural ingredients that a hair growth shampoo should contain visit http://naturesbestcures.com/home-remedies-hair-loss/

Hair Surgery

This is my least favorite, but I guess if you are desperate it is the quickest method to have a full head of hair without trying a bunch of natural treatments. The most popular being hair laser surgery. Unfortunately, it is expensive so some people won’t be able to even consider this one. Personally, I think it’s noticeable if someone has had some work done on their hair. It looks fake. So if you do go for this option, make sure you find a reputable doctor to do this for you.

I hope this article helps everyone who is losing hair or is in the hair growth business. Whatever the reason for reading this post, make sure you leave a comment to share your own opinions with all of our readers.

 

Can You Really Become Smarter?

In today’s modern world, we are so often caught up in a whirlwind of activity that now dominates our daily lives. Whether it is checking our phones every two minutes to check  emails or to look up the score of a recent baseball game. Our brains are now processing information more rapidly and in larger quantities than ever before. Although this new fast-paced society has its benefits, e.g. Google can tell us almost anything we want to know at anytime, our brains never benefited from the chance to adapt to the new demands we place on it today.

The Problem

Unfortunately, these new demands can really harm the health of our bodies and brains. Increasingly, people in today’s society are more stressed and more pressed for time than ever before. It is delusional and unhealthy to think that our brains do not suffer from all of the added pressure and strain that has been placed unexpectedly on our brains.

The Solutionsbecome smarter

Meditation

Fortunately, there are practices and strategies that we can employ that will help ease the burden of fast-paced information processing and rapid decision-making that our brains are tasked with daily. One practice that can help us maintain a healthy brain is the practice of meditation. Studies now show that the brain is capable of neuroplasticity; that is, the brain is pliable and adaptable. In other words, it can change. The practice of meditation allows individuals to “rewire” the neural networks in the brain.

Why is this a good thing? All of the bad habits we have, all of the fixed views that cause us suffering, and all of the negative thoughts that can induce pain, can be reversed with the practice of meditation. Through meditation, an individual can begin to incorporate more understanding, equanimity, and openness into their lives and through sustained effort the old neural networks can be replaced by new ones that allow people to respond more skillfully to stressful situations.

The less stress and strain the brain experiences, the easier it is for the brain to make logical connections and solve complex problems. Meditation is a very easy practice that significantly improves the overall health of the brain and it gives the brain a sense of relief from the incredible demands placed upon it.

Supplements

One of the more exciting and cutting edge developments is brain pills. We’ve all seen Limitless I’m sure, where a brain pill makes you in a temporary genius. Wouldn’t it be nice if this actually existed. Unfortunately it doesn’t. But there are a growing number of studies that show that certain ingredients in so called brain supplements can actually boost concentration and memory. If you’d interested in finding out more about nootropics (another word for brain boosters) then this ciltep nootropic review is a must-read.

Food And Exercise

In addition to meditation and supplements, eating specific foods (and not eating others) and exercising regularly can strongly influence the health of our brains. The consumption of large amounts of processed foods leads to lack of clarity, mental fogginess, and general fatigue. This in turn, slows our brain’s processing ability way down. In order to maintain a brain that can handle large quantities of information, it is important to eat mostly vegetables, raw foods, and fruits. Foods that do not have a long ingredient list and foods that have low sugar (or none at all) are good options. The healthier we eat, the healthier are brain is.

These are just a few practical tips any individual can incorporate into their live in order to maintain a healthy brain. Maintaining a healthy brain is well worth the sacrifice of putting down your phone for a few moments, choosing to eat a kale salad for dinner instead of a huge burger and fries, and getting outside for just ten or fifteen minutes a day. Try it out and see for yourself.

Let us know in the comments what you do to boost your own brain power.

 

Pros And Cons Of Private Healthcare?

private healthcare

Studies have shown that approximately 62% of people over the age of 65 have cover for health insurance in the US. Most receive this as a benefit from their employer.

Politically this is a difficult area and some are working on providing an adequate care program to all US citizens.

So let’s consider what the pros and cons of private healthcare actually are:

Pros:

  • The most obvious benefit to private healthcare is that if there is a problem and you need admitting to hospital or need to see a doctor, no waiting will need to be had. The treatment will be provided as quick as possible.
  • You can choose your physician.
  • You obtain a private room in a single sex ward in a hospital. You may also have your own en suite.
  • Visiting hours are unrestricted for many private healthcare patients.
  • Care is provided by experienced doctors, rather than new qualified or medical students.
  • Specialists can be requested without a referral from a doctor.
  • No matter what medical condition occurs, the insurance will cover most medical problems.
  • Physicians with the best and most advanced equipment can be selected by patients.

Cons:

  • Private healthcare can be costly. If you don’t get it provided through an employer, you are likely to spend a significant amount on purchasing a policy as an individual.
  • With so many options, the costs can be significant as mentioned. The more the patient wants, the more they have to pay.
  • Some policies only pay up to 80% of the costs.
  • Some policies only allow patients to choose physicians or hospitals within a network. (Sometimes additional costs can be incurred if you choose outside of this network)
  • Some provides allow patients to save money for any medical conditions. However, the catch can often be that you need to use or lose the money. As you never know when you’ll need the cover, it can be wasted money.
  • Insurance is paid every month whether you need the services or not.
  • If you have a pre-existing condition you may find some policies will not cover you for any care required for that condition.

So clearly some very strong arguments for either case. Hopefully this article is helpful and provides some more clarity when you’re making a decision on whether you should get private health cover or not.

 

How is technology transforming healthcare?

Technology is having a huge impact in the healthcare sector and we believe this will continue for the foreseeable future.

Here are 5 ways in which we see the healthcare sector being impacted by technology:

1) Digitalising healthcare records

Electronic health records help leverage and improve the way health care is delivered. The ability to have information at your finger tips is crucial for accurate decision making. We see the benefits of this in our daily lives, so why would we not want the ability to have it when we are talking about our most important asset, our health.

The efficiencies of holding the data electronically are also massive. It is both financially beneficial as well as creating a more productive environment. This also leads to a more motivated workforce!

2) Utilising ‘apps’ for a healthy lifestyle (fitbit as a example)

Most smart phones have some ability to count your number of steps…the pedometer. Fitbit have gone that one stage further by producing a bracelet (or equivalent) style object which can count your steps and will ‘beep’ when you have done the recommended 10,000 steps in a day. It can track other aspects of your health as well such as heart rate, calories burned, sleep tracking and number of ‘active’ minutes.

It is common knowledge that obesity is a huge issue around the world. Studies show that over two thirds of adults are classed as overweight or obese. Fitbit (and other equivalents) aim to get people more active in a passive way.

3) Making better and quicker diagnosis

Linked to digitalising records, having a full medical history available at the click of a button means that diagnosis and decision making is improved.

Technology can help find trends within individuals and historic cases and this actively helps doctors find quicker ways of making the right diagnosis.

4) Helping communication between doctors and patients

Ensuring that doctors and patients communicate is essential to an improved healthcare service. Ensuring a patient can liaise with doctors more easily, is a way of helping ensure doctors see the right people at the right time.

Online information has meant that patients can self diagnose and know how to deal with their condition without attending a surgery. CLEARLY, this needs to be taken with caution and ensuring you get the right advice is imperative. Always check the website you use for authentication.

5) Encouraging doctors to share knowledge via social media

Difficult cases/diseases/conditions often require more than one brain. Ensuring that doctors can communicate across borders will help and hopefully provide solutions to some very cruel and difficult medical issues.

 

Is your work life in order?

work life balanceHealthcare starts at home. So it’s important to ensure your employees are working in the ‘right’ way.

What do we mean by this? In an organized fashion. Everyone knows the saying ‘a tidy desk is a tidy mind’. Well, are your employees organized enough to ensure they are not missing deadlines, are proactively helping your clients/customers and most of all, not stressed.

Stress in the workplace is common, more common than most people would like to believe. So in order to make sure you get the most from your team and yourself, consider using the following tips.

Work out where you need support

This is crucial. It shouldn’t be seen to be a failing if you ask for help. We believe it’s a sign of strength.

We recommend you analyze your time spent throughout the day and for a ‘normal’ week. Where do you spend your time. In meetings? At your desk answering emails? With the team?

Whatever it may be, some of it may be unnecessary and some may be able to be delegated. Consider your options.

The dreaded inbox

Some people can stress at the sight of an email list of more than the size of your computer screen. Some people won’t find this is feasible to remove.

So again, choose tips and tricks that help. If you have support staff, utilise a separate inbox or tagging system whereby you let your teams respond and deal with queries. (Obviously being cautious to make it relevant and possible) Consider setting up folders for ‘urgent’ tasks, ‘important’ tasks, ‘general reading’ etc., It will help put the emails into manageable chunks.

Get support from others

Make sure your diary is completely up to date. Ensure it links to your smartphones where possible. If you have a support team, make sure they help by providing information ahead of meetings for you, like prospective client information etc.,

Create a ‘to do’ list

This should be a minimum of weekly, but sometimes daily as well. Don’t let it stress you out further though. Set yourself realistic targets. What can you feasibly get done in a day? Can you delegate some of the work to someone else to ensure you leverage your time?

Find a way that works for you

Everyone likes different methods. Don’t assume because Mr Bloggs uses one system that it will automatically work for you. Consider your own style and listen to what is helping your body.