13 things mentally strong people don’t do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.



1. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves
Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

2. They don’t give away their power
They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

3. They don’t shy away from change
Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

4. They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control
You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

5. They don’t worry about pleasing everyone
Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

6. They don’t fear taking calculated risks
They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.

7. They don’t dwell on the past
Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

8. They don’t make the same mistakes over and over
Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

9. They don’t resent other people’s success
Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

10. They don’t give up after the first failure
Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

11. They don’t fear alone time
Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

12. They don’t feel the world owes them anything
Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.

13. They don’t expect immediate results
Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

The Gladiator's Diet


The main aspect that influenced the production of the film Gladiator was the famous scene where the audience follows Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius as he walks through a field of BARLEY as he puts his hand out through the field.



"Contemporary accounts of gladiator life sometimes refer to the warriors as hordearii--literally, "barley men." Grossschmidt and collaborator Fabian Kanz subjected bits of the bone to isotopic analysis, a technique that measures trace chemical elements such as calcium, strontium, and zinc, to see if they could find out why. They turned up some surprising results. Compared to the average inhabitant of Ephesus, gladiators ate more plants and very little animal protein."


Interesting.  The top athletes, with their lives on the line, ate 'very little' animal protein compared to non-athletes. Consuming a lot of simple carbohydrates, such as barley, and legumes, like beans, was designed for survival in the arena.

The Spiritual Roots of Barley

Barley (Hordeum vulgare) grows in over one hundred countries in the world. It is a grain plant like wheat, cereal, corn and rice. Barley used to be the most important crop. In the ancient times, barley was regularly served in the variety of bread and porridge. It was Barley and neither wheat nor rice that was the primary grain of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Hebrews during the old ages. Egyptian workers during the ancient times refer to barley as nourishment having merely three loaves of barley bread and beer made from barley a day. One reason it is not surprising that it was mentioned several times in the bible both New and Old Testament.


The immense importance of the said crop in the olden times is irrefutable. A Vedic writing in the Indus Valley mentioned barley and rice as "two immortal sons of heaven." Emperor Shen Nung of China declared barley as one of the five sacred plants in his country dated 2, 800 B.C. Rice, wheat, millet and soybeans are the other sacred plants that he cited.

Barley is also much selected by the Athletes as the Greeks regard to it as the most strengthening grain. The gladiators of Rome are often named Hordearii or Barley Men since their diet relied on Barley. Sumerians also use barley as a form of money. Barley being used as a monetary exchange was also recorded in Babylonians, Code of Hammurabi dating 1750 B.C. An ancient town in Greece, Eleusis which is no longer in existence today rewards sacks of barley for game winners.

BARLEY by Dr. M.Laiq Ali Khan

The Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) recommended Barley to cure grief's of heart and ailments of kidney

By Dr. M.Laiq Ali Khan

Barley crops are cultivated throughout the country during the season of rabi crops and utilized in various forms including the Barley flour. The plants of barley are very similar to wheat and the seeds are elongated in shape in comparison to wheat with a covering of light yellow colour. Prophet Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) liked it very much and used it in various forms such as barley bread, gruel and dough.

During the period of the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) the people either used to eat the Barley bread or to mix the wheat flour with Barley flour to prepare the bread generally. One lad used to sell the preparation from Beet roots and barley at the gate of Masjid-e-Nabwi on every Friday and it is said that holy companions liked this preparation as much as they used to wait for Friday eagerly. Ummul Manzar states that the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) along with Ali came to our house, we had the dates and those were presented to them. Both of them ate from those dates. When  Ali (Ra) consumed a little of those, the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) said

"You recently recovered from illness, hence you are weak, hence don’t eat more. Therefore, that lady prepared a dish from barley and beet root. Then, the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) told Ali "eat from it, it is better for you". (Ibn-e-Maja, Sanad-e-Ahmed, Tirmizi)

This proves that after illness, the preparation made from barley and beet roots is very good tonic for weak persons.

Anas Bin Malik states that a tailor invited the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) to meals. He prepared the barley bread and meat with Pumpkin. The Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) very affectionately ate the pumpkin pieces from the curry. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Yousuf Bin Abdullah Bin Salam states that I saw the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) taking a piece of barley bread and put a date on it and stated that was bread’s vegetable (salan). (Abu Dawood)

The barley gruel was especially prepared after boiling barley with milk and sweetened with honey. That preparation was called as Talbina.

Whenever a person of the family of Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ) fell sick then it was ordered that the barley gruel should be prepared for him. Then he used to state

"it removes the grief of the patients heart, removes its weakness as any of you removes the dirt from your face after washing it". (Ibn Maja)

Aisha (R.A) used to order preparation of Talbina for sick person and used to say "though the patient dislike it, but it is highly beneficial for him. (Bukhari)

Another narration is found on record from Aisha Siddiqua (R.A). Whenever anyone complained of loss of appetite to the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ), He ordered to use Talbina and stated

"By Allah who hold my life, this removes the dirts of your abdomen as one of you removes the dirt of your face by washing it".

Powdered barley (Sattoo) was very much liked by the Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam ). At the time of victory of Khaibar, the Prophet agreed to marry to Safia, the very next day he directed to Anas Bin Malik to invite the people to attend the Dawat-e-Walima of Safia.

According to the narrations of Tirmizi and Ibn Majah the walima comprised of dates and sattoo, but according to Bukhari a confection was prepared from dates, barley and sattoo and served before the guests.

In Nisai, Abu Dawood, Bukhari, Ibn-e-Majah, Tirmizi and Ahmed Bin Hambal, there are 21 hadiths recommending the consumption of Sattoo. Besides this the description of Sattoo is also available in other Hadiths.

According to the scholars of hadith barley is very nutritious and provides energy for the body, besides this is also beneficial in pharyngitis and cough. It resolves the inflammation of the stomach (Gastritis), expels the toxins from the body and a good diuretic. It quenches the thirst. Barley water is a good remedy in kidney problem, to quench the thirst and provide the best nutrition for indisposed and weak persons. Preparation of Barley water is described by Ibn Al-Qayyim. According to him, barley with five times water should be boiled, till the contents become 3/4 and the colour of the mixture becomes milky.

Scientists have found the following items during the chemical synthesis of barley- albuminoids, starch, fat, fiber, ash and water. Chemical composition shows that it contains the fat in the form of Leucosine Gluten Albumen, the compound of Nitrogen as palmatic Acid, Salisylic Acid, Phosphoric Acid. Besides, it contains Hypoxanthens. British Pharmacopoeia recommends Malt extract for internal use. It contains 4 per cent Proteins, the enzymes for digestion of carbohydrates and vitamins. Some scientists also indicate the presence of Arsenic in the barley grain.

The ancient physician’s explained various experiences regarding the use of barley. Ibn Sina says that the blood produced by consuming barley is neutral, pure and of low consistency.

According to Firdous Al-Hikmat the suspension prepared from one part of barley and fifteen part of water until after boiling this volume becomes 2/3rd of its basic solution, is beneficial for at least hundred diseases of the body.

Source: http://www.missionislam.com/health/barley.htm

Deadly Pills: A National Epidemic

Drugs are now the No. 1 accidental killer in the U.S., with the vast majority of deaths caused by prescription meds.

An article published in PEOPLE magazine recently shared what every Chiropractor on the planet tries to share with their patients: Drugs are Deadly, Prescription or Over-the-counter.

“The statistics are staggering, the medicines powerful and highly addictive: This year more Americans will die of drug over-doses than in any other type of accident – including car crashes. In most cases, those deaths are caused by pills in many people’s medicine cabinets given to them by trusted doctors, left over from routine surgeries or prescribed to manage chronic conditions. ”

According to Dr. Leonard Paulozzi of the CDC, “Prescription drug overdoses are a serious nationwide problem for which we haven’t yet found a solution.”

Deadly Combinations


The drugs that are killing the most people right now didn't originate on the street, but with a prescription.


The body of a prescription drug overdose victim arrives at the medical examiner's office in Largo.

 Prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs now kill about 500 people a year in the Tampa Bay area, triple the number killed by illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

Prescription drug overdoses killed 433 people in the bay area in 2006, up from 339 the year before. Though 2007 figures aren't complete, the area is on pace for about 550 deaths. That means prescription drug overdoses are likely to overtake car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death here.

"The numbers are pretty staggering," said Bill Pellan, director of investigations for the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office.

Statewide, prescription drug overdoses caused 1,720 deaths in 2006, up about 40 percent from just three years earlier. In 2007, the state was on a pace of about 2,000 deaths.



"It's almost like the same case every day. Multiple drugs, history of drug abuse -- at least once a day," said medical examiner Jon Thogmartin.

 Medical examiner Jon Thogmartin has made observations about people who die as the result of prescription drugs. "They don't take care of themselves, their home. (They are) barely employable. Generally, that's the type of person we see dead."

Michael Wood, 39, displays a picture of his fiance Sharon Simpson, in the Largo home he shares with his mother. Simpson died of an overdose on Jan. 1, 2006. "She had a lot of pain all the time," Wood said. Those pain pills were like candy to her."

"This has become an epidemic," says Circuit Judge Dee Anna Farnell, center, here speaking to a drug offender at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center. "It was cocaine in the '70s, crack in the '80s. Now it's the abuse of pharmaceuticals."

Debbie Curry of Seminole holds a picture of her daughter Marissa Curry, who died at 24 from a prescription drug overdose. "You do have people who have legitimate needs and they should be able to get their medications without having to suffer," she says. "But if you take one pill, you don't take four."


SOURCE: http://www.sptimes.com/2008/02/17/Worldandnation/Deadly_Combinations.shtml

The Deadly Truth about Prescription Drugs


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The Barley Grass

Barley grass has been cultivated since 7000BC, and is used as a food source in some parts of Asia. In the early 20th century, the juice made from barley grass was discovered to be a rich source of vitamins and minerals. This type is harvested at a maximum height of 9 inches and dried at low temperatures and then made into a powder.



Barley grass neutralizes free-radicals, pesticides and preservatives, making it an ideal detox food. It has been found to be one of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature along with the other cereal grasses in the same family.

Barley grass juice contains a rich assortment of vitamins, including a wide range of B vitamins, C, E and K - all vitamins have a greater absorption level when taken together than separately. Barley grass is rich in calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese and zinc, making it a great source of minerals.

It has been used to alleviate various conditions including arthritis, inflammation, asthma, anaemia, hypertension, diabetes, blood clots, obesity, impotence and kidney problems.

Barley grass also has very high living chlorophyll levels. Chlorophyll has been extensively studied and shown to aid rebuilding red blood cells, as it has a very similar structure to haemoglobin. For this reason, it can be beneficial to cardiovascular health as it reduces stress to the system by carrying more oxygen around the body. Chlorophyll also acts to detox the body from heavy metals and pollutants (such as cigarette smoke and heavy metal containing car fumes) ingested every day.

Barley grass can be taken as a juice, but it is more commonly taken in powder or tablet form. As a powder, it can be mixed into juices, shakes and smoothies or added to raw food recipes. Start with 1 teaspoon a day and gradually increase your dose to a tablespoon.

Barley Grass Improves Health in Type 2 Diabetics and Reduces Cholesterol

(NaturalNews) Barley grass (Hordeum vulgare) has been a favorite among health enthusiasts for centuries. It is usually consumed as a powder or liquid, but is also used to make barley malt. Barley grass is considered a superfood, because of its incredibly dense nutritional profile. It contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. Barley grass contains an abundance of chlorophyll, and is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, iron and calcium. It also contains high amounts of the electrolyte minerals potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Barley grass is rich in plant enzymes and antioxidants. Clinical studies involving the ingestion of barley grass powder show that it improves the health of diabetic patients. Barley grass has been proven to reduce cholesterol and can be used as a weight loss supplement.

Barley grass powder improves the health of type 2 diabetes patients




Type 2 diabetes mellitus is by far the most prevalent type of diabetes among adults. In a 2010 medical study, it was suggested that medicinal plants might have therapeutic effects on complex diseases such as diabetes. Barley grass powder was selected because of its reported benefits. The experimental group of diabetics took 1.2 g of barley grass capsules every day for sixty days. The control group took no supplementation. No other changes were made, and no other alternative measures were taken. The patients' fasting blood sugar and lipid profiles were taken at the beginning and end of the study.

Supplementing with barley grass powder caused a significant fall in the fasting blood sugar level of the experimental group. No change was noted in the control group. There was a 5.1% reduction in overall cholesterol levels after two months. The researchers also noted that the risk of coronary heart disease was significantly reduced in the diabetics who took barley grass supplements.

Barley grass extract reduces cholesterol and scavenges free radicals

In a clinical study involving men with high LDL and total blood cholesterol levels, taking 15 grams of barley grass extract daily significantly lowered cholesterol levels. In addition, HDL, which is commonly referred to as "happy" or "good" cholesterol, was increased by taking barley grass extract.

In-vitro demonstration shows that barley grass extract scavenges free radicals. Scientists think this is due to an exchange of hydrogen ions which makes the free radicals weaker. Laboratory studies using the blood and spinal fluid of rheumatoid arthritis patients noted that barley grass extract does exhibit antioxidant properties.

Sources for this article include:

Greenpharmacy.info. Management of diabetic dyslipidemia with subatmospheric dehydrated barley grass powder International Journal of Green Pharmacy 2010: 4(4); 251-256 http://www.greenpharmacy.info/article.asp?issn=0973-8258;year=2010;volume=4;issue=4;spage=251;epage=256;aulast=Venugopal

Drugs.com. "Barley Grass" http://www.drugs.com/npp/barley-grass.html

US National Library of Medicine.gov. Dietary Supplements Labels Database, "Active Ingredient: Barley Grass" http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/dietary/ingredDetail.jsp?fulltext=&contain=Barley+Grass&id=1016

Effects of Barley Grass on Cancer

Effects of Barley Grass on Cancer
Studies show that barley grass extracts might possibly protect human cells against cancer-causing elements, Drugs.com reports. Research indicates that the chlorophyll content in barley grass interacts with carcinogens and causes them to become inactive. Aside from this, barley grass also has antioxidant properties. Superoxide dismutase, a chemical in barley grass and green barley juice, blocks the harmful effects of free radicals and radiation on your body, thereby reducing the risk of cancer.

 
Antioxidants and Cancer
Antioxidants such as those found in barley grass help to fight against cancer since they prevent free radicals from damaging the body’s DNA. However, recent research paints a contradictory picture, as Cancer Research UK reports. Harvard Medical School researchers testing breast cells found that antioxidants actually helped to keep cancer cells alive. This finding was countered by a clinical study in 2011, which showed that antioxidant medication could help to stave off cancer cells at the genetic level, as Science Daily noted. This conflict in results seems to suggest that the relationship between antioxidants and cancer is much more complex than it may seem.






LEUKONYCHIA

Have you ever wondered what those white dots on your nails are?



Those white dots are formed because of the formation of air bubbles between your nail and the nail bed. The medical term for this is "LEUKONYCHIA".

Causes:
- Nail injury or bacterial infection
- Lack of vitamins and essential nutrients like zinc and protein
- Ulcer in advance form can affect the fingernails
- Anemia
- Organ failure
- Hereditary factor
- People with diseases like typhoid, cholera, rheumatic fever, and colitis
- Chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Prolonged use of nail enamels and nail hardeners

Treatment:
- Include protein, zinc vitamins in your diet (You can eat nuts and green leafy veggies)
- Avoid changing nail polish too often and use trusted brands

In case if the white spots or white coloration on the fingernails does not improve for more than 2 months, you can consult your doctor who would help you to find the actual cause. Almost in many cases, the symptoms of leukonychia are due to deficiency of nutrients and zinc and only in rare cases, it will be due to underlying systemic disorders.

Study Exposes The Exact Effect of Energy Drinks On The Heart

Energy Drinks have been found to cause irreversible damage to tooth enamel and detrimentally affect the contraction of the heart. According to an ongoing study reported at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the popular drinks consumed by millions not only increase contractility of the heart, but they may cause long-term health risks.

 


At the annual Chicago meeting Jonas Dorner MD from the University of Bonn’s cardiovascular imaging section, who is working on the study, said that until now, no-one had worked out the exact effects of energy drinks on heart functioning.

Citing concerns over possible adverse side effects of energy drinks on heart function, especially in adolescents and young adults, Dorner said there was “little or no regulation” of the US market.

 A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth–specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel, the glossy outer layer of the tooth.

3 Times Higher Caffeine

Noting that caffeine levels in energy drinks are up to three times higher than in other caffeinated drinks including coffee or cola, Dorner said known side-effects included a rapid heart rate, palpitations, a rise in blood pressure “and in the most severe cases, seizures or sudden death”.

Manufactured by the chemical industry, synthetic caffeine is big business in many drinks that contain the drug.

THE CHICKEN WINGS

CHICKEN WINGS - Its Dangerous



Avoid eating chicken wings frequently - ladies, especially; a true story...!

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the cyst.

The cyst removed was filled with a dark colored blood. She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but! she was terribly wrong. A relapse occurred just a few months later. Distressed , she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation.

During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her.

He ask if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits. You see, the truth is in this modern day and age; chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met. This need is none other than the need for food. Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the neck or the wings.

Therefore, it is in these places that the highest concentration of steroids exists.

These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth..

It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb. Therefore, I advise the people out there to watch their diets and to lower their frequency of consuming chicken wings!

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Aspartame: Putting the DIE Into Dieting Since 1981

Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder "http://www.greenmedinfo.com"

 

Male rat with lymphoma following aspartame treatment.

Pushed globally as a beneficial to dieters since its approval in 1981, accumulating research indicates that aspartame may actually damage the brain and cause cancer, to name but a few of a wide range of adverse health effects consumers risk by using this 'no-calorie' sugar alternative.

Google "aspartame" and you will find http://www.aspartame.org/ in search result position #1.  Billing itself as an 'Aspartame Information Center,' this website opens with "The Benefits of Aspartame," discussing how as a 'low-calorie' sweetener aspartame helps consumers with weight control, diabetes and the prevention of tooth decay.

Aspartame in your Food May Cause Brain Damage

Written By: Anne Gordon, RN


Known as NutraSweet or Equal, Aspartame, is an artificial sweetener, and is 180 times as sweet as sugar. Present in over 6000 products, Aspartame itself does not occur naturally. It was discovered in 1965 and approved by the FDA in 1981. Many researchers have linked a host of health problems, including brain diseases, migraines and neurological ailments to Aspartame.

Due to potential adverse reactions, foods and beverages containing Aspartame are required, by law, to include a label statement indicating that the product contains phenylalanine. Phenylalanine can cause a rare disease, Phenylketonuria. Approximately one in 15,000 people get affected. These people have a hereditary lack of the enzyme necessary for normal metabolism of phenylalanine thus must avoid the ingestion of phenylalanine.

Aspartame is unstable if subjected to prolonged heating. In liquids, Aspartame decomposes during prolonged storage, reducing the shelf life of soft drinks. Furthermore, if left in the sun, in soft drinks for example, Aspartame could have additional unhealthy side effects.