My Natural Health Journey

I am not the most health conscious person in the world, nor even in my extended family, but I have made some discoveries over the last twenty or so years that have resulted in better health for myself, my husband and my children.

Am I alone in the belief that so many MD’s will yank out their prescription pad and order yet another drug to “treat” their patients’ symptoms?  In my experience, that’s what happens far too often, when the problem will not be “cured” by the new drug, but simply relieved for a time.

*DISCLAIMER: I am in NO way advocating that any of my readers arbitrarily stop taking the medications they have been prescribed, but merely take into consideration whether there might be an alternative out there and to do their research as to whether it is right for them.

Here’s my journey:

In early 2004, I was diagnosed with a Syrinx Cyst just below my brain which causes numbness to occur on the right side of my body, mainly in my extremities.  A short time later, perhaps four or five months, I began to experience pain (not severe, but persistent) in my rib cage from my spine around to my sternum on my right side.  My physician, whom I trust with my life, diagnosed possible gall bladder disease.  Now, I didn’t have the classic gall bladder disease  symptoms, but that was the most reasonable diagnosis to him.  In January of 2005, I had my gall bladder surgically removed.  The surgery, unfortunately, was not the repair my body needed because the symptoms persisted.  Later, my neurologist told me that my symptoms were a lesser known result of the Syrinx Cyst.

Now, you may ask, what has that to do with natural health?  Maybe nothing, or maybe everything.  My point in sharing that story is to show that even the best doctors are susceptible to error and have a tendency to prescribe surgery or pills without thinking outside the box at alternative ways of treating illness.

My introduction to chiropractic medicine came about as a result of this incident.  I had consistently suffered with a chronic fatigue that my physician wasn’t able to sufficiently diagnose, blood tests did not reveal a problem with my thyroid, or any other part of my anatomy that might cause fatigue, but I was fatigued none-the-less.  A concerned friend referred me to her chiropractor named Marcella.

Marcella introduced me to the fascinating world of Kinesiology and, after a dozen years of every three months maintenance visits, I don’t understand it, but I know what it does: it keeps my “structure” in line, making me feel less fatigued. Most recently she treated a knee injury of mine.  I preferred starting with her treatments because they are non-invasive, and because I had experienced the benefits of her skilled practice over the years.  After two adjustments, the first: the realignment of my knee, the second: a Category 2 adjustment on my pelvis, my knee is 90% recovered.  She freely admits that she can’t “fix” every injury.  I knew  going in that if she couldn’t “fix” my knee, my next step was my MD and I was good with that, but years ago, my MD would have been my first and only option.

Chiropractic medicine may not be for everyone, and there are certainly better ones and non-reputable ones, so do your homework.  My MD recommended that I not allow my chiropractor to do the traditional chiropractic adjustment to my neck.  I requested she not and she has respectfully used other gentler methods; if your chiropractor is not respectful of your needs, it’s time to find another chiropractor.

My next step is to find alternatives to the four prescriptions I am currently taking.

Food for thought.

Share your experiences in the comments.

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Active Ingredients Properties
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I Haven’t Gotten Rich (YET)

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

If you, like I, grew up in a home where accomplishment was discouraged, where finishing a project was scorned, then you understand how it is that one could feel hindered in their attempt at success.  For example, I was in my early twenties when I decided to make a hook rug with the image of a horse on it.  I was making fine progress on it when one day my father caught sight of it and said to me, “You’ll never finish that.”  This is only one example, but it illustrates my lifetime experience up to that point.

I have since matured and my father has grown old, and, thanks be to God, I have been able to leave his pessimistic ways behind. I married into a solid family where my gifts are affirmed, where persistence is a quality demonstrated and encouraged; not a perfect family, mind you, but a good family.

Early in our marriage though, I came to realize that, because of my primarily single parent upbringing, I had no earthly idea how to “do marriage.” I needed help desperately and I called upon He who designed a man to be with a woman in holy matrimony. It hasn’t always been child’s play, especially after the children came along, but we have persevered and grown closer in our 27 plus years together.

And, with age, comes new perspectives. Twenty years ago I’m not sure I would have had the tenacity to stick with a business like SFI, but, as I said, my perspective is now for the future, not the immediate. That mindset coupled with what I learned from my husband and his family, and from my Savior, I find myself able to take the long-view, to keep pressing on until I see the fruits of my labors.

I am particularly pleased with the Sponsor and Co-sponsor set-up in SFI. When I signed up, I was immediately put into relationship with two other SFI affiliates to whom I could go if I had questions. The Forum on SFI is another source to which I can turn with a question and tap into the wisdom of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of longstanding affiliates who “know the ropes” better than I. Now that I have been with SFI for over two months, I now have sponsored and co-sponsored affiliates that I can now share my expertise with. It is a win-win for everyone actively involved in SFI.

Sure, I haven’t gotten rich (yet), but with persistence, I am confident that one day my husband and I will be able to retire comfortably and pursue avenues previously unavailable to us.  I may even make a hook rug!

“The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.”
-Elbert Hubbard

The Name of the Game

Duplication is a big thing in MLM’s and other online businesses, but in SFI we go beyond just getting you on our team, we encourage you along the way.  Granted, there are poor leaders out there; there are nominal leaders; there are good leaders, but the best leaders lead by example and write stuff down to encourage those on their team.  Those kind of leaders also encourage and lead those who are not even on their team because SFI is designed so that we all encourage one another and we all profit from each other’s work and wisdom.  The following is a MUST READ post written by Laura S. from the United States that I came across as I worked through my tabs today.  She says it so much better than I could, so I’ll just paste it here for your reading enjoyment.

We have all heard it said that duplication is what will build a strong team, but are we all doing what we can to make our teams great?

Advertising is the number one step in building your team because if you don’t advertise this opportunity, nobody will know it is available. So, are you advertising daily, or weekly, or even monthly? If you don’t take the time and effort to advertise, what makes you think that your team would advertise?

Do you log in every day and complete your “To Do List”? With any commitment to your business, you should be able to log in daily, and take the 15 minutes that is required to complete at least your “To Do List”. Are you using your Stream posts for leading your team, or are you just posting anything for the VP that you can earn? How about your Leadership page? Is it set up so that new affiliates can see who you are, what you are doing, and how to go about succeeding here? All of these things will make or break your team as far as them duplicating you. Do you visit the Forum regularly and answer questions that may help another affiliate? Are you reading everyday and searching for training materials that maybe you have read, but need a refresher course on them? Never stop learning!!!!!

Besides my Standing Order for 125 TCredits, I also purchase individual TCredits throughout the month so I am never left without the 3 TCredits per day that I use to play a game, put a price on a PickThePrice future auction, and bid on a PriceBenders auction. I go for all Double Points (DP) auctions at PriceBenders, and I earn 10 MRP for each bid, and I keep a close eye on the Bid and Build game to the right, allowing me to spin for a chance at earning a PSA. Some weeks I choose to spend extra TCredits just to gain the 10 MRP for bidding, and in return, I have gained quite a few PSA’s through the Bid and Build option. As soon as I have 126 MRP, I purchase a single TCredit so that I gain 102 VP to add to my Versa Points for the month.

I also buy many items from TripleClicks, such as post cards to send to potential ECA’s, Wave3 post cards, and SFI hat, items for my new puppy, and most recently, a new wireless mouse for my computer. The price for the items that will help me advertise my business are extremely cost effective, even if I only get one sign-up by sending them out. I wear my SFI hat every time I am having a bad hair day, and I have had many opportunities to hand out my business cards when someone asks me what SFI is for on my hat. Perfect chance to explain the business, and also hand out some of my materials.

My next advertising venture is going to be placing fliers on every pizza box that goes out from our local pizza joint. I have yet to figure out the exact amount that would make it work with my advertising budget, but at least it is in the talking stages as of now.

Internet advertising is great, but in reality, how many of us are listed through the same Traffic Exchange sites, or Safelists? At this point, I think I prefer more personal advertising, and handing out materials while being able to answer any questions when I offer the opportunity. Obviously, advertising is widespread, and everyone will have a chosen method that works best for them, so don’t be afraid to try out different techniques to gain sign-ups or to make sales.

As a team leader, I want to share my techniques with everyone so that we can all become successful. Since SFI is worldwide, the chances of two people advertising in the exact same place are very small, but if we can all learn from others, we can all climb to the top and make the best of our business.

If you want to build a great business that makes you lots of money, then don’t be afraid to put continuous time and effort into making it the best that it can be. The tools and materials are all here for you, but it is up to you as to how you use them.

Choose to build something great and watch your team duplicate your moves.

If you are considering taking a closer look at SFI, I encourage you to go there today and get started building your business and sharing your wisdom with us while we share ours with you.  Click on the link below to be led to a sign up page.  There’s NO charge.

See you on the other side building something GREAT.

Join My Team at SFI

 

New Members Pack

The following is taken from the SFI News blog:

New Member Pack (NMP) now comes with Rewardicals!

Effective immediately, new members who purchase a New Member Pack (NMP) will receive 750 Rewardical Tokens! These tokens replace the MRP and EZ Tokens previously included with the pack. That means that now, New Member Pack purchasers will receive:

  • 750 Rewardical Tokens
  • 50 mighty TCredits
  • 30 free entries in the TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing

In addition to the above items, SFI Affiliates who purchase the New Member Pack will ALSO get:

  • 3 CSAs added to your team
  • 500 VersaPoints

This change is in concert with our companywide move toward awarding Rewardical Tokens for games, contests, and more. As you know, you can exchange Rewardicals for a variety of goodies and cool stuff at Rewardical.com.

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.

Is This For Real?

I am not the most internet savvy person, nor the techiest, but I know a good thing when I see it. I have looked at and tried several internet opportunities over the last several years, most of which were either cheap looking, too complicated or expensive, or just plain scams. But, I’ve not come across something quite like SFI, which stands for Secure Future International.
SFI or “SFI Marketing Group, [is] a division of Carson Services, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.” When someone joins as an affiliate, he or she agrees with the SFI Affiliate agreement which states, among many other things, “[an]SFI Affiliate is an independent contractor and not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative, or franchisee of SFI.”
At first glance, if one does not allow oneself to look deeper, it seems too good to be true: it’s free to join, free training, free games, etc. What’s the catch? It turns out, after several weeks of reading the training, communicating with my sponsor, playing games, sharing links, that there is no catch. It’s an honest-to-goodness business established in the late 1990’s by Gery Carson.
You can read more about it here: http://www.joinmysfiteam.com/18372293

and here: https://www.sfi4.com/18372293.0/saying?country=US
Ta ta for now!