Care and Health Insurance for your Pet Pot Bellied Pig

Care and Health Insurance for your Pet Pot Bellied Pig There have been lots of books written about dogs like Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows, Black Beauty is every girls dream horse after his memoirs were so cleverly translated, and a recent string of mystery novels featuring sleuthing cats have earned felines … Continue reading Care and Health Insurance for your Pet Pot Bellied Pig

Care and Health Insurance for your Pet Pot Bellied Pig

There have been lots of books written about dogs like Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows, Black Beauty is every girls dream horse after his memoirs were so cleverly translated, and a recent string of mystery novels featuring sleuthing cats have earned felines a place in the literary annals. Considering that isnt it interesting that some of the animal characters most people seem to remember the best are pigs. When book lovers think of pigs they smile as they remember the sweet innocence of Wilbur as he strutted around the barnyard, or they shudder with delicious distaste as they think about how George Orwell’s Napoleon ruled the farm after overthrowing the humans in Animal Farm.

Recently pigs have been finding their way into more and more homes as family pets. Many pet owners are delighted by the pigs keen intelligence and dynamic personality. Or they walk into a neat tidy barn and spot and entire litter of new piglets sleeping in a little pig heap on a bed of straw. The next thing they know they have purchased a young pot bellied pig and are taking it home.

The first mistake people often make is assuming that a pot bellied pig would make a good pet for their family is that they don’t really understand that the cuteness fades…fast. One minute they are holding a cute little piglet, the next they are looking at a short legged growing piglet with a strangely shaped skull, drooping jowls, and stiff hair.

The next mistake pet owners make when they purchase a potbellied pig is that they assume it will stay miniature sized. While it is true that the pot bellied pig is considerably smaller then its barnyard cousins pet owners need to understand that the pigs that are used for bacon and Easter hams are normally butchered at weight surpassing three hundred and fifty pounds. The full grown sows can weigh in at well over five hundred pounds.

Once you have purchased a newborn potbellied pig you need to start thinking about its health care. Pot bellied pigs need to be spayed or neutered, they need to have their feet trimmed on a regular basis, they need to have their long tusks trimmed, and they need yearly vaccinations. Purchasing a pet health plan for your new pet might help make veterinary care more affordable. If you decide to purchase a health insurance plan for your pot bellied pig make sure it is one that it will still be valid at the end of your pets life, which could bet twenty years away. If you are unable to find a pet health insurance company who is selling coverage for potbellied pigs try to get a deal through an insurance company that insure farmers valuable livestock.

In addition to health insurance pot bellied pig owners should probably consider getting some type of liability insurance in case their pot bellied pig accidentally hurts someone. For the most part pot bellied pigs are low key and amiable but once in a while you can stumble across one that gets irritated with people. Just like their larger, barnyard cousins, pot bellied pigs a re very strong they literally toss a full grown man to the side with just a little nudge of their snout.

How to Meet that Special Someone

Chances are unless you are very lucky you will go thru many different relationships before you find your special someone. Finding your sole mate is like gambling. In poker and blackjack you may have to play dozens of hands until you get a winning hand, and it is the same with relationships.

During your life you will probably meet some people who seem like they may be the one, or that they are close, but still have the feeling that something else is missing. My advice is that if you are not happy, because something seems like it is missing, then it usually is not right.

Before I found my special someone, I was in a relationship for over 10 years, and I thought everything was great, until I started to seriously consider getting married. Then I noticed that we had so little in common and in reality wanted so many different things out of life and one day we both realized there was much about each of us that we both wanted from someone, but it was not us that we wanted.

Then one day I decided I had enough of trying to go to clubs and bars to meet people. I was sick and tired of trying to find someone in the time it takes to finish a drink. It always seemed the ladies I would meet were all wrong for me, or they seemed great after talking to them for 5 minutes but they seemed to have no interest in me.

Then one day I had an idea, it was not an original idea but I decided to use the internet to try to find the right person for me. So I proceeded to make a myspace profile. On this page I tried to put the real me and not the funny guy trying to be charming that was looking for love at the bar.

And as I would at the poker rooms I went all in, I poured my heart and sole into this. I wrote what I wanted and wrote down who I truly think I am and not who I want to be, and I was rewarded by 1 email responding to my site.

It was amazing; the response I got was like a dream. Imagine you are sitting in a Las Vegas casino playing poker. You are down to your last few dollars, you go all in and you wind up being dealt a Royal Flush, and suddenly the sky is bluer, the grass is greener, and all your worries seem to just fade away.

At first things were a little awkward for the both of us. We decided to hold of on actually meeting until we got to know each other first. We spent a month just talking everyday on the internet. You can really open up to someone and show them the real you and not have to worry about rejection on the internet, after all you are just a faceless ghost, and if things dont work out you could be sitting next to her on the bus one day without ever knowing it.

The key to finding happiness is realizing you are going to bust more then you are going to get blackjack, but you must keep trying, trying to remember you only need to find the real thing once.

Medical Malpractice Defined

A patient comes to a medical professional to heal or treat an ailment. When the opposite happens, that the patient is injured or the situation worsens because of a mistake on the part of the health care provider, this is called medical malpractice.

Malpractice occurs when a doctor or a health care professional deviates from the standards which are accepted in the medical profession. It is mostly the doctor who has the final say in the procedure or treatment that a patient undergoes.

Once a medical practitioner veers away from the standard medical practice and it results to serious injuries or complications on the patient’s health, this is considered malpractice.

In cases where a medical practitioner is accused of malpractice, another health care professional is asked of the procedure that is applicable in the circumstances of the patient. He should have done what is expected of a practitioner who is under the same situation.

The worst case scenario is when a patient dies inadvertently due to the mistake on the part of the doctor.

First, take a look at the mistakes which classify as medical malpractice:

1. injuries relating to birth
2. incorrect dosage and dispersal of medicine or error with prescription
3. incorrect or delayed diagnosis of an ailment
4. improper treatment
5. surgery mistakes
6. failure to refer to a medical specialist
7. health complications from anesthesiologists
8. improper procedures performed on emergency rooms
9. abuse of patients in nursing homes, children’s ward and other medical institutions
10. mistakes with the general treatment of a patient

There are cases where a healthy part of the body is removed because of incorrect diagnosis. A delay in the delivery of a baby may result to more serious complications.

More specifically, malpractice occurs when the medical professional neglects to perform his or her duties on a timely and efficient manner. Just like with any other aspect in our lives, negligence would always have negative results.

In the medical profession, there should be zero tolerance for negligence because people’s lives and their health are at stake.

‘Medical Malpractice Laws and Cases’

The laws regarding malpractice in the United States may differ from state to state. They are changed from time to time and some laws may apply only to particular circumstances.

If you have a relative or a friend who may have suffered or died due to medical malpractice, then you may consult a lawyer in your state who specializes in such cases. Make sure that the lawyer that you will consult has an extensive experience in this field so that you will have the best legal support possible. You may also review past medical malpractice cases to learn more about
this.

If you have a medical malpractice case, it would be difficult to immediately recognize whether you have a good or bad case against the health care professional.

Just like in criminal or corporate law, each case is unique and has its own downsides and merits. Your lawyer may need to work through all the details about the case.

Most of these cases are dragging and consumes a lot of your time and expenses. Talk with your lawyer before deciding to file a case. Most legal practitioners would first consider t he financial and legal merits of your case before they formally proceed to court.

Medical malpractice is a growing problem in the United States. When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, make sure that you have a lawyer on your side who will adequately defend your rights.

The Mane Attraction

Of all the animals, the horse has probably shared the most of their existence in human adventures and has been intimately allied with human progress. For thousands of years, the horse has participated in the pleasures, the dangers, and the hard work that have marked human life. It has long played an important role in transport, whether ridden or used for pulling a chariot, carriage, horse-drawn boat, stagecoach, or tram. For many centuries, horses were primarily used in warfare. They have also been used for food. Indeed, horses have galloped through an important role in human life. Now, horses have also contributed an important product that was never thought will be used by men.

There have been a clamor for horse shampoos for many years now. There’s nothing so distinctively unusual about horse shampoos, except for the fact that it is used not by the quick and hard-kicking animals alone, but by men too. Horse shampoos that promises longer, thicker and shinier hair, and that it can even prevent hair loss some believed.

But can this shampoos really stop anyone from getting bald? Experts explained that horse shampoo only thickens the hair strands and do not stimulate hair growth. So why do people experience hair loss? Let us comb this issue strand by strand.

The hair’s normal cycle of growth lasts for two to six years. Each hair grows approximately one centimeter per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on our scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on the scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. After two to three months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive hair loss. This type can affect men, women and children.

There are a number of things that can cause excessive hair loss. About 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, a patient may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.

It is also related to aging, heredity, and testosterone. Hormonal problems may also cause hair loss. If the thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, hair may fall out. This hair loss usually can be helped by treatment of the thyroid disease. Many women notice hair loss about 3 months after they’ve had a baby. This loss is also related to hormones.

Moreover, some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills, anti anxiety drugs and antidepressants.

Certain infections can cause hair loss too. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines. It may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.

There are treatments that are available, depending on your type of hair loss. If a medicine is causing hair loss, a physician may be able to prescribe a different medicine. It is likely that your physician will ask you some questions about your diet and any medicines you’re taking. Recognizing and treating an infection and correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.

If there are no available treatment for a certain type of hair loss, one may consider trying different hairstyles or wigs, hairpieces, hair weaves or artificial hair replacement. Or why nor try to put a new life in a man’s head and try to get some pony’s tail.

Five “Health Foods” That May Be Making You Sick!

There are many of us who are dieting and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. We exercise and go out of our way to eat the best foods we can. Most of us already know that trans-fats, white sugar and white flour are not the best health choices, especially if we want to keep our weight down.

Unfortunately some of the very foods that we think are healthy are ones that can cause a lot of trouble for our bodies, and even make us ill. Below is a list of some surprisingly unhealthy health foods.

Artificial Sweeteners
Many people who are dieting, whether it is low calorie or low carb diets, will opt for beverages with artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Admittedly sugar is certainly a troublemaker and should be avoided, but artificial sweeteners are actually worse for you and could even be dangerous to your health.

All the artificial sweeteners are bad, but one of the worst sweeteners for us is NutraSweet (Equal, aspartame). There are over 92 different health related side effects associated with aspartame consumption, including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. There are more adverse reactions to NutraSweet reported to the FDA than all other foods and additives combined.

A much better alternative to chemically derived sweeteners is stevia, which comes from a plant. It has been used for centuries with no know side effects. It can be purchased in most health food stores in the United States.

Sports Drinks
Although marketers would have us believe that sports drinks are what the body needs when exercising heavily, the truth is that sports drinks are filled with sugar (sucrose, glucose, and fructose) and salt (potassium and sodium) as well as artificial flavorings and colorings. Add a little salt to Cool-Aid and you have about the same thing. You would be much better off drinking spring water or diluted freshly squeezed juices while exercising.

Most Energy and Sports Bars
Most sports and bars are also filled with things that are not the best for our bodies, and are little better than candy bars. Many of them contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, chemicals, preservatives, and synthetic nutrients. Check the ingredients before you buy an energy bar. Try to find one that is made with whole foods, such as oats and flax seeds, fruits, and natural sweeteners.

Soy Products
This is one of the most surprising ones of all, after all soy has been used for countless generations in Asia. But the way we now use soy is very different than the way the Asians have traditionally used it. The ancient Asians knew that the soybean was hard to digest, so they had extensive fermenting processes that broke down most of the indigestible components, making it much healthier to eat. Examples of this would be products like soy sauce, tempeh, and miso. These were used in small amounts as condiments and flavorings, not as a meat replacement.

But the way we use soy as a meat alternative (texturized vegetable protein or TVP) can be very unhealthy, since soy contains large amounts of toxins or anti-nutrients. Some of the problems the anti-nutrients in soybeans cause are conditions of the pancreas, cancer and thyroid problems. Soybeans also can block the bodys absorption of essential minerals.

Granola (and Other Unprepared Grains)
For the last 30-40 years granola has been synonymous with heath food. But eating unprepared grains, or grains that have not been soaked, fermented or sprouted, has only come about in the last 50-100 years. People who lived before our time understood that unprepared grains could cause dietary distress.

There are anti-nutrients in grains (like there are in soybeans), such as phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, that make them harder to digest. These antinutrients can cause serious problems like Crohn’s disease, colitis, and even mental disorders. Our failure to prepare our grains properly is one of the reasons that celactic disease is so prevalent now.

So, stay away from the granola. Oatmeal is an excellent addition to our diets, but use whole rolled oats (not instant) and soak them overnight before boiling them for breakfast. Go to our recipe blog at for a good recipe for coconut oatmeal.

Good breads to eat are those that have properly prepared grains, including whole grain sourdough and sprouted grain breads. You can usually find these in specialty grocery stores and health food stores.

If you are trying to lose weight and/or eat healthier, remember that just because a company markets a healthy product well or a health food store sells it, it doesnt mean that it is really healthy for you. Do some research before you grab that sports bar, or better yet, reach for an organic apple, cherries, or some other natural (not processed) food. Your body will thank you and reward you for it.

Fitness Pros, Health Nuts, Office Slaves, And Home Bodies –

Fitness Pros, Health Nuts, Office Slaves, And Home Bodies – Cash In On The Wellness Revolution!

Do you know anyone who needs to lose weight?

HAHAHAHA! Stupid question, right?

Let’s try this one: Do you know anyone whose health needs some improvement?

HAHAHAHAHA! Stop it – this is supposed to be a serious article!

How about this one: Do you know anyone who is financially set, and never has to worry about money again – for the REST of their lives?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay, now this is getting ridiculous. Do you see the madness or the pattern yet in these questions?

Every SINGLE person that you know needs to either lose weight, clean up their health, or make more money. Name one person who doesn’t fit into one – if not all – of those descriptions.

You can’t do it, can you? Of course not!

So, all of that being said, who do you think is in the best position to take advantage of this horrific state of affairs?

Personal trainers and other fitness professionals? Maybe, but only to a certain degree. Your average personal trainer, nutritionist, or weight loss coach has exactly 24 hours in their day just like you do. If they aren’t doing what they do, they are aren’t getting paid.

If you know a personal trainer or other fitness professional, I challenge you to ask them if they feel like they spend enough time with their family, or if they love the hours that they work, or if they think they can keep up their present schedule for another 20 or 30 years, or if they feel financially secure and independent. I don’t even need to know the answers that you’ll be getting, because I’ve already been there and done that.

Okay, what about your average health nut, a.k.a – gym rat, body nazi, health food junkie, etc. How are they benefitting from all of this? They’re not, that’s how. In fact, with the increasing number of exercise modalities and nutritional supplements available today, even the die hard health freaks are having trouble maintaining a straight and true course.

Only those who are rock solid with their plans and their follow through are seeing the personal success of their efforts, but they aren’t getting any further benefit from the sad state of affairs with the rest of the world.

Let’s look at your average corporate worker bee, a.k.a. – corporate slave. How are they benefitting from a world that is falling apart in terms of health, quality of life, and physical fitness?

You guessed it – they’re not! They are stuck behind their desks, in their warehouses, out on their job sites, and strapped to their paychecks. They barely know and certainly don’t take action about the fact that a health and wellness revolution is literally happening all around them, every minute of every day.

What about the Home Bodies? You know, those lucky few who either stay home with their families, or who own their own businesses? Are you one of those people? If so, what are you doing with your time? Are you taking a crack at getting your piece of the Wellness Revolution, or are you too busy taking the kids to soccer practice?

By now you must be wondering just what is the point to all of this.

This has all been about making a very important point. That point is that our world is literally on the brink of the most incredible health and financial revolution that has ever happened – or will likely ever happen again.

Only those individuals who act now by utilizing “out of the box” thinking can truly improve their own health and quality of life, and also make a fortune helping others to do the same.

No career in the health and fitness industry is going to net you the same result as actually getting out there in the trenches and making a difference.

No amount of exercise or attention to just your own health is going to net you the same result as becoming a Soldier in the Wellness Revolution.

No corporate job – even for a health related company – is going to get you as big of a slice of the pie as simply taking charge of your own efforts to effect change during the revolution.

No amount of encouraging your kids and the local sports leagues to “Go Team!” is going to make a bit of difference in your own checking account, or in your own level of health.

So how CAN you get a piece of all of this action?

Join the Revolution! There are systems in place right now – as you read this very article – that will allow each and every one of you to grasp the details of the Revolution, and to get a handsome piece of the action by taking that information to others.

The ability that you have – at this very moment – to effect a positive change while making good money is available to everyone of any age, and from every single walk of life.

Let’s recap:

Your present lifestyle and financial plan will likely leave you with just enough money to go through your Golden Years counting every penny that you spend until you die, and hopefully in the meantime you won’t have become a victim of the ever-growing ignorance about truly effective health and fitness solutions.

Or, you make a stand RIGHT NOW. Learn how you can improve your own health, help literally thousands of other people, and make a small fortune in the process by joining the Wellness Revolution.

Are you going to be a part of the future, or a victim of it?