What to look for in good Health InsuranceWritten by Mike Spencer
Copyright 2005 Mike Spencer
Health insurance is a kind of protection that provides payment of benefits for covered sickness or injury. Included in health insurance are various types of insurance such as accident insurance, disability income insurance, medical expense insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Before sign health insurance policy make sure that you have read thoroughly benefit’s section. Take note of any health care service that is not covered by your health insurance policy. Also, pay specific attention to how health insurance policy is worded. Sometimes, health insurance companies hide health insurance coverage exclusions within definitions of words.
For instance, a health insurance company may define term ‘emergency’ as anything that is life threatening condition that cannot be reasonably treated by a primary care physician. Whereas, your definition of ‘emergency’ may be anything that requires quick medical attention.
Clearly, there is conflict for two definitions. If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you incur a broker arm, for instance, your insurance company may deny coverage for emergency room treatment of a broken arm for reason that broken arm does not fall under life threatening category.
Therefore, you should read over carefully health insurance policy definitions, paying close attention to seven key words:
Can Chronic Pain come from Food Additives?Written by Jane Oelke
Copyright 2005 Jane Oelke
It is always amazing to me when I find a food substance that when taken in excess can cause pain body. And sometimes these foods, and food additives that are regulated by government, are supposed to be safe. When I test clients and their supplements, or ask about their dietary habits, or chemicals in their work environments, we often discover chemicals or foods that are causing their chronic pain symptoms. When these chemicals are removed, much of their pain subsides.
When I talk to clients, I often ask if they can decipher what foods tend make pain worse or better, and if they crave certain foods in their diet. One of foods I am always listening for are diet soft drinks with aspartame (Nutrasweet). From personal experience, I have been relieved of constant headaches when I was convinced to stop drinking Diet Pepsi. I was a regular user and once I stopped drinking it, nagging headaches that I had for a long time totally cleared up. So if you are drinking diet soft drinks, STOP NOW, and see what difference it makes. I have had quite a number of clients feel much better just a couple weeks after abstaining from soft drinks.
Recently, we have been introduced to new fake sugar called Splenda. Advertising for Splenda says that is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar. But this doesn’t tell whole story. Splenda is made by taking out 3 of 6 molecules that make up sugar, and adding chlorine molecules. If you are avoiding chlorinated water because of chlorine toxicity, then you should be avoiding Splenda. You are getting chlorocarbons from Splenda that can cause immune system problems, such as thymus gland shrinkage, and other genetic and reproductive damage.
The FDA approved Splenda in 1988 as a sucralose sweetener that tastes just like sugar. But sugar flavor is artificial, since Splenda is about 600 times sweeter than natural sugar, so sugar flavor is forced out of partial sugar molecule. And our body cannot use sugar in Splenda as fuel for our brains. It does not turn into glucose we need for brain function and energy production. Early studies show many of same side effects, such as headaches and chronic pain, as found with aspartame.