Problems Medical Professionals Face in Dealing with Their Own Chronic Pain

by Jackie Waters

Chronic pain is a problem that affects millions of people, and those who treat it on an everyday basis are not immune from developing pain conditions themselves.

Many will discover, however, than there are a specific set of roadblocks that medical professionals face when trying to seek help for their own chronic pain.

They don’t prioritize their pain

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals experience chronic pain just like millions of others, but since they’re intimately involved in the medical field they tend to downplay their symptoms – often on a misplaced sense of pride and other times because they don’t want to burden others. On top of that, the personality traits of highly-motivated medical professionals predispose them to exacerbating their own chronic pain.

“Generally, physicians are perfectionists. They tend to have a strong sense of responsibility and a need for both control and approval. They often are plagued by self-doubts and tend to defer or delay gratification. All of these traits can affect the course of their chronic illness—the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management,” says a study from the National Institutes of Health.

“Physicians often delay getting help when they first notice symptoms of an illness. The reasons for such delay include not wanting to appear weak or as if they are overreacting. They may be concerned about being wrong in their self-diagnosis or may not want to ‘bother’ colleagues. Some physicians may not think that self-care is a priority, perhaps assuming they will ‘get around to it later.’”

Medical professionals must not wait to begin to manage their chronic pain. Letting it get worse on the account of some sense of being “above it all” is a detriment to their personal health and the healthcare system in general.

Colleagues may not prioritize their pain

The same problem described above can influence the way other medical professionals react when their colleagues report chronic pain.

“Sometimes, doctors are often simply afraid that they can’t help you. That’s not a conversation any physician wants to have — after all, we’re wired to help our patients no matter what — so some may keep trying even though chronic pain isn’t really their expertise,” says the Randolph Pain and Wellness Center. “The opioid epidemic is putting doctors even more on the defensive, especially because many of them really aren’t trained in non-drug pain relief therapies. They’re very cautious about prescribing dangerous drugs, which is good — but they’re not sure what else can be done, either.”

This problem is magnified when it’s a doctor asking another doctor to help with their chronic pain.

What can be done?

You can’t rely on other medical professionals to be the be-all end-all of your treatment. You have to make numerous life changes at home to help you minimize your chronic pain. Proper diet and getting a good amount of exercise are paramount to mitigating the symptoms for your chronic pain. The latter may seem hard to do – as chronic pain can indeed limit exercise – but any little bit helps. Start small and work your way up to more strenuous exercise.

Above all, medical professionals must remember to take their own pain seriously and make time for self-care despite a hectic work schedule. The answer is not to load your body up with painkillers while continuing to move at the same pace. Not only is this ignoring the root problem, but it can potentially set one up for bigger addiction-related issues down the road. Painkiller abuse is rampant (and according to this study, this is the case even more so with women compared to men). Fortunately, there may be other options for medical professionals who deal with daily chronic pain..

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Using Goldmoney for Internet Payments


by Yohanan Burket

PayPal is an excellent way to make payments globally, and it is by far the most popular. If you have a credit card, you can make payments at the Out of the Box Remedies store as a guest of PayPal, meaning that you do not even need to open a PayPal account. There are two ways to purchase items:

  1. As a PayPal client: click PayPal Checkout

  2. As a credit card holder without PayPal account: click Checkout

Goldmoney Account options

Goldmoney is a recent newcomer to the digital payment world that has the added advantage of gold storage and retrieval, and is even Shariah compliant. Your account is in gold grams, which can be physically retrieved. All gold is allocated; it is not in some collective pool — it is yours alone. Out of the Box Remedies purchases can be made using Goldmoney by sending item descriptions and the total amount, in shekels, to the email yburket@gmail.com. Your account will automatically be deducted the equivalent amount of gold, in grams.

Goldmoney options, according to a recent email they sent to me:

  • Goldmoney Personal: Self-directed individual savings, payments, and global gold transfers; gold storage and insurance provided without charge up to 1,000 grams.

  • Goldmoney Business: Global payment solutions; enhanced payout and invoicing capabilities; gold storage and insurance provided without charge up to 1,000 grams.

  • Goldmoney Wealth: Enhanced Goldmoney experience provides access to all precious metals, nine currencies, dedicated Relationship Managers, phone and live chat support, and Goldmoney Concierge services.

  • Goldmoney Physical: Physical gold redemption and delivery in the form of coins, GoldCubes™, and bars.

  • Goldmoney Mastercard® Prepaid Cards: Plastic cards available to Network users in USD, EUR, GBP and CHF; 18K gold and silver cards available to Goldmoney Wealth clients in USD, GBP, and EUR.

Instructions on the http://www.goldmoney.com website are clear and concise. I personally endorse Goldmoney because it makes an ideal savings account for your money in times of financial turmoil.

Nice features of Goldmoney include free sign-up, a minimum purchase of 1 gram of gold (~US$40), a free, chargeable credit card in the currency of your choice, and free gold storage from a selection of vaults around the globe.

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Natural Remedy for Herpes

by Yohanan Burket

All mainstream medical websites correctly claim that there is no cure for herpes. This is true in a qualified sense because mainstream medicine is limited in what they are allowed to offer to the public. Millions of dollars, years of research, zillions of double-blind studies, and FDA approval impede the process of making a workable remedy available to the public. Add to that the very high failure rate of vaccines, their favorite weapon.

Dr. David Brownstein found that 95% of people he tested for iodine are deficient in this nutrient. It is this very nutrient that is very unfriendly to viruses of any kind. Did you know that iodine was once the universal medicine a century ago?

 Iodine Discovered to Kill Herpes

Iodine is one of the most powerful virus killers on the planet, if not the most powerful. Think of surgeons spreading iodine over the skin just before surgery. Not only does iodine kill viruses, it is also unbeatable for bacteria and fungus as well. Since the medical establishment has not been of any help, people have reached out to each other on various forums, such as http://www.curezone.com, to find out how to eliminate this awful disease. So far, none of the garden variety remedies work (such as apple cider vinegar, honey, or coconut oil). Here is a link to a testimonial from someone who discovered the value of iodine: http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1994792

Ways to Take Iodine

Iodine can be taken either transdermally or orally, but oral ingestion is preferred for maximum results. People who cannot take iodine internally can use the transdermal approach, however. Only people that have Hashimoto’s disease need to worry about taking iodine internally. Other people need to increase their iodine dosage gradually, when taking iodine orally (in a glass of water). This is because people who are iodine deficient will experience itching if they take too much initially. For this reason, I have prepared a table to guide people on how to increase iodine dosage over time.

Protocol for Taking Iodine Internally

http://www.outoftheboxremedies.com is the website for the store.

Strong Lugol’s iodine is known as “External Tumor Remover” on the above website.

Note: Strong Lugol’s iodine contains 8.8 mg/drop. Lugol’s iodine is a water-based iodine solution, unlike the drugstore variety that uses toxic isopropyl alcohol. Drugstore iodine should never be taken internally.

Directions for Use

  1. On day one, take 1 drop (8.7 mg) of Strong Lugol’s iodine orally. If there is no itching anywhere on the body, then continue taking one drop/day for one week.

Note: If itching occurs, it indicates the presence of fungus. Iodine attacks fungus, and the fungus responds by emitting enzymes that cause itching. The enzymes emitted destroy your tissue in order to feed the parasitic fungus.

  1. Take 2 drops (17.4 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily for the second week.

  2. Take 3 drops (26.1 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily for the third week.

  3. Take 4 drops (34.8 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily for the fourth week.

  4. Take 5 drops (43.5 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily for the fifth week.

  5. Take 6 drops (52.2 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily from the sixth week to the 12th week.

  6. Take 2 drops (17.4 mg) of Lugol’s iodine daily thereafter, indefinitely (maintenance dose).

Note: If any local pain should occur after itching, it means that you have destroyed the fungus and the dead fungus is giving up its mycotoxins, which attack the nervous system temporarily, causing pain.

For more information on iodine, see articles here:

http://www.outoftheboxremedies.net/?s=iodine

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Results of Taking Natural Blood Pressure Reducer

by Yohanan Burket

My blood pressure today

My blood pressure today

Listening to the medical establishment, you would think that only they can provide the solution for high blood pressure, namely drugs with all their undesirable side-effects. What if I was to tell you that I used a completely natural formula that lowered my blood pressure from 130/80 to 99/66 in just a few days, without changing my diet or exercise habits? The results were unbelievable, so I asked a friend to try my Blood Pressure Reducer, and her systolic blood pressure dropped from 135 to less than 100 as well. Yet another friend told me that the Blood Pressure Reducer, sold by Out of the Box Remedies, works better than the meds she was taking. As with all natural remedies, there are no bad side effects. The main benefit is more energy.

Normal blood pressure is defined as 120/80 (systolic/diastolic), whereas high blood pressure averages 140/90 or higher.

New Ingredient for the Blood Pressure Reducer

Blood Pressure measured on wrist

Blood Pressure measured on wrist

A description of three of the ingredients of the Blood Pressure Reducer are described in a previous blog entitled “Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs”. The new ingredient, magnesium chloride, was added when I discovered that it also is beneficial in lowering blood pressure, while at the same time bolstering the circulation system via the heart. The heart absolutely needs magnesium (and potassium) to function. Magnesium is so important for the heart that even the medical establishment uses it for heart attack victims in emergency rooms. So why don’t conventional doctors recommend people take magnesium to prevent heart attacks? It is a sad fact that 68% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. We more frequently see young athletes in their 20s or even their teen years drop dead from extreme physical exertion. This is exactly what happens when magnesium is severely lacking in the body and sometimes leads to fatal heart attacks. Natural doctors are keenly aware of this fact and recommend magnesium for everyone. Although convenient to take in pill form, one can easily obtain magnesium in the right foods, namely almonds and greens.

Blood Pressure Reducer Formulation

Blood_Pressure_Reducer_captionOut of the Box Remedies offers a combination of the blood pressure reducing herbs mentioned in a previous blog entitled “Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs”, in addition to magnesium chloride.

  • Hawthorn Berry

  • Ginkgo Biloba

  • Olive Leaf

  • Magnesium chloride

The formulation, known as Blood Pressure Reducer, is modestly priced and more effective than drugs without any side effects. One must not even use drugs of this type at all when taking this natural solution.

Take advantage of free shipping worldwide on this product.

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Diabetes Remedy for Your Pet

by Yohanan Burket

Pet Diabetes Formula_captionA major reason for prevalence of diabetes in both people and pets is the widespread deficiency of iodine in our diets.

Dr. David Brownstein found that 95% of people he tested for iodine are deficient in this nutrient. It is highly likely that the same statistic would apply to pets.

What Causes Iodine Deficiency?

Since animal (and people) cannot produce iodine in the body, it must be introduced externally. The major cause of iodine deficiency is the low quality pet food, which does not contain any iodine.

Iodine Found to Reverse Diabetes

Iodine corrects the cause of diabetes, a disease that has become very prevalent in modern society. This remarkable observation was discovered by Dr. Jorge Flechas of North Carolina, USA, who accidently found out that administered iodine to a diabetic woman caused her diabetes to be reversed, requiring her to take less insulin. The details can be found on my other blog entitled Reverse Diabetes with Lugol’s Iodine.

Ways to Take Iodine

Iodine can be taken either transdermally or orally for pets, the same as for people. The easiest way to administer iodine to your pet is to put iodine drops in the pet’s water dish.

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Optimize your Oral Health

By Yohanan Burket

www.outoftheboxremedies.comThis might surprise you, but if you are over 30 years old, there is a better than 90 percent chance that you have oral health issues.

Typical oral health issues include bad breath (halitosis), swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, gingivitis, and loose teeth. Unfortunately, commercial products are ineffective as evidenced by the fact that 90% of people over 30 have oral health problems.

Some manufacturers have recognized that essential oils are a powerful weapon in the war against oral health issues. Typical products now on the market include OralMD, OraWellness, and the featured Antiseptic Breath Freshener. The first two are only essential oils, whereas the Antiseptic Breath Freshener also includes colloidal silver, a known anti-bacterial that is effective against over 650 types of bacteria. The breath freshening properties of essential oils are second to none, and peppermint essential oil even causes one to feel exhilarated.

Colloidal (Ionic) Silver as an Anti-bacterial Agent

Colloidal silver has finally been recognized by mainstream medicine (again) as an effective anti-bacterial agent. I say “again” because colloidal silver was the antibiotic of choice before the so-called “miracle” drug known as penicillin. That penicillin is rarely if ever used means that it wasn’t quite a miracle. The fact is that most bacteria is now resistant to penicillin, along with other fungal-based antibiotics. Things have gotten so out of control in hospitals that the doctors are clueless in dealing with the new superbugs; they have essentially give up when faced with superbugs, even though the solution is right under their noses. You see, doctors are only allowed to prescribe specific drugs, and colloidal silver isn’t on the list, even though it has proven itself as a safe antibacterial agent. Fake sites such as “snopes” try to demonize colloidal silver by saying it turns you blue, but that is utter nonsense in low concentrations (such as 10 ppm) and in ionic form (as opposed to silver compounds such as silver nitrate). True colloidal silver is simply silver ions floating in a distilled water solution.

The clothing industry recently discovered that silver or copper strands in socks reduce foul odors, and that is because both of these metals have antibacterial properties.

Hospitals in Israel are investigating replacing door knobs with copper push plates, and replacing plastic trays with copper trays (probably copper plated for economy). Silver is even better, but is of course much more expensive than copper and silver items would be more likely to be “pinched” if in a public setting!

Essential Oils are Concentrated Medicine

The use of essential oils is well known in the natural health community, and Oregano oil is a prime example of a natural essential oil that is so powerful that it wipes out strep throat in short order. If you take Oregano oil immediately after acquiring a strep throat, you can completely eliminate it within 24 hours. If the strep throat has set in, you can still rapidly get rid of it within 72 hours. Compare these results with the typical two weeks required to get rid of strep throat by any other method (such as with Listerine, etcetera). Because Oregano oil is so powerful, it is often diluted with other cheaper oils, so let the buyer beware. Use only pure, 100% Oregano oil, and apply only one drop under the tongue every couple of hours to get rid of strep throat.

Peppermint oil, one of the ingredients in Antiseptic Breath Freshener, is known to have the following properties*:

  • Analgesic: Relieves pain

  • Antacid: Reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion

  • Antidyspeptic: Prevents or relieves indigestion

  • Antiemetic: A herb that prevents or arrests vomiting or one that controls nausea and vomiting

  • Antigerm: Antagonistic or opposing germs

  • Anti-inflammatory, Antiphlogistic: Reduces inflammation by acting on body mechanisms

  • Antiseptic: Prevents infection by inhibiting the growth of bacteria

  • Antiviral: Opposes viruses by weakening or abolishing virus action

Note: This property is also shared by “Listerine”, which contains Thyme essential oil.

  • Aromatic: Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, stimulating, spicy aroma

  • Astringent: Causes tissue contraction, arresting secretions and controlling bleeding

  • Carminative: Reduces gas and flatulence

  • Cordial: A sweet aromatic that aids digestion, stimulates the heart, and raises the spirits

  • Expectorant: Helps remove excess mucous from the lungs

  • Nervine: A sedative upon the nervous system

  • Parasiticide: Destroys parasites

  • Refreshing: Cooling, replenishing, and reviving

  • Stimulant: Increases vitality and promotes a sense of well-being; lymph drainage; stimulates nervous system

*The above properties of peppermint may be found in the following source: Herbal Property Dictionary, by Steve Blake, AHG, Dsc, Master Herbalist, available from LifeLong Press at http://www.NaturalHEalthWizards.com

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Wipe Out Nasal Viruses Instantly

By Yohanan Burket

Virus Terminator caption 200dpiEver notice how drugstore nose sprays only open up nasal passages temporarily, requiring repeated applications to keep the nose clear?

Virus Terminator kills viruses instantly on contact as it contains elemental iodine, a proven antiseptic. The iodine penetrates the membranes, going after any viruses that embed themselves in membranes. Further, iodine is able to prevent the formation of more viral colonies. Thus, taking this product can actually fend off viral attacks for a few hours.

The active ingredient against viruses is the elemental iodine contained in Virus Terminator. Iodine was not called the universal medicine in the early 20th century for nothing; it cures many diseases and can easily destroy bacteria, viruses, and even fungus. Potassium iodide was added to the mix to allow the elemental iodine to be soluble in the distilled water base. For an extra punch, especially for bacteria, silver ions were added to the mix.

Virus Terminator comes in 30 ml (1 oz) nasal pump sprayers that conveniently fit into a purse or bag for traveling.

Iodine Is The Forgotten Weapon Against Influenza

A prominent iodine doctor, Dr. David Derry of Canada, writes:

“In 1945, a breakthrough occurred when J.D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal effects of influenza viral mists. The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses.”

Another doctor familiar with iodine, Dr. David Brownstein, writes:

“So effective is iodine that aerosols can be effective in sterilizing a room at levels not even detectable by humans.”

“I have suggested that people put iodine into a nebulizer [Virus Terminator] for aerosol treatment for transdermal effect into the lung tissues in the case of lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and tuberculosis.”

Thus, the Virus Terminator can alternatively be sprayed into the mouth while inhaling to stop lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and tuberculosis!  You can order the Virus Terminator here.

Iodine Enhances Brain Function

If one is severely iodine deficient, cretinism can occur. Cretinism is defined to be severe mental retardation,. Iodine is an essential nutritional mineral used by the body, and its ingestion results in clear thinking.

Iodine Also Promotes a Healthy Immune System

In the article “Iodine Metabolism”, by Dr. Donald W. Miller, he writes:

“The thymus gland has an iodine pump. Iodine strengthens the immune system.”

Dr. David Brownstein discovered that 94.7% of his patients are deficient in inorganic iodine, in a population of 500 patients. Thus, virtually everyone should be doing something to increase their intake of iodine.

Iodine and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Dr. David Derry, MD, wrote a very interesting article entitled “Iodine: the Forgotten Weapon Against Influenza Viruses”. The abstract of his article is shown below.

Abstract.

After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic which killed an estimated 30 million people, governments financed research on the Pandemic’s causes. Over 25 years, influenza viruses were isolated and methods for killing them with various agents discovered. Iodine was the most effective agent for killing viruses, especially influenza viruses. Aerosol iodine was found to kill viruses in sprayed mists, and solutions of iodine were equally effective. In 1945, Burnet and Stone found that putting iodine on mice snouts prevented the mice from being infected with live influenza virus in mists. They suggested that impregnating masks with iodine would help stop viral spread. They also recommended that medical personnel have iodine-aerosol-treated rooms for examination and treatment of highly infected patients. Current methods of dealing with influenza infection are isolation, hand washing, antiviral drugs, and vaccinations. All of these methods can be improved by incorporating iodine into them. When impregnated with iodine, masks become much more effective, and hand washing is more effect when done with mild iodine solutions. Isolation techniques coupled with aerosol iodine would make them safer for patients, medical personnel, and all persons working with the public. Public health authorities could organize the distribution of iodine and at the same time educate the public in the effective use of iodine. Oral iodine might also boost body defense mechanisms in the upper oral and respiratory mucus.

Conclusion:

Iodine incorporated into masks, solutions, aerosols, and oral preparations could help to kill influenza viruses and fight off an H1N1 Pandemic.”

See http://www.thyroidscience.com/reviews/derry/Derry.flu.iodine.9.19.09.pdf for the entire article.

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