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You Can Stay Young – Ten Things That Make it Possible

by Karen Brooks on August 25, 2010


Young people rarely think about growing old. Like it or not, though, everyone ages, and before you know it you’re middle-aged, or older. If you look around, though, it’s easy to see that some people age much slower than others. They look years younger than their physical age. How do they do it? Is it possible for you? Indeed, it is. The first thing to remember is that “age is just an attitude — a state of mind.” You don’t suddenly become old at a certain age. Many people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s act and look quite young, and are still very active and healthy. Age doesn’t have to be associated with weakness, deterioration and illness.

But how long you live depends mainly on your genes, you say. And this is, indeed, true to some extent, but lifestyle, diet, exercise, attitude and so on play a very large role. It’s important also to remember that a long life isn’t necessarily a good one. Many older people live for years with diabetes, depression and are miserable. You not only want a long life, you want a good life — free of illness, filled with happiness, good health and optimism.

Everyone ages; you merely have to look at pictures of yourself a few years back to see that. Some of the characteristics of growing older are: grey hair, wrinkles, weakness, deteriorating eyesight and hearing, weight gain and forgetfulness. You can’t stop these things, but you can minimize them using the ten strategies I list below. They are as follows: [click to continue…]


Focus on Healthy Skin Not the Eczema

by Karen Brooks on December 30, 2009

Skin Care

Skin Care

You may have heard the adage “What you resist persist.” Well I learned that it was not until I decided to change my focus on my son’s eczema condition that I started attracting the treatments that stopped his eczema. See we live in a country, USA, where our medical system is based on a cure. You know when someone gets sick just take that person to the doctor and get a cure. Our entire medical system is based on that model. Therefore, we are conditioned to believe that creams and medication the doctors are prescribing for our child’s eczema will “cure” it.

Well here is my story. One morning I was laying in bed just exhausted and fed up with the scratching and isolation my son and I felt due to his eczema condition. As my son laid asleep, I turned to look at him I saw a beautiful, peaceful child who relied up me to help him deal with his uncomfortable, itchy skin. I then started brainstorming on what I must do to meet his expectations, and it was in that moment I realized that eczema was not a disease but a way of communicating to me what my son’s body did not like about our current environment and food I was feeding him. I needed to translate this communication to my understanding in order to stop his eczema. I soon was educated on dehydration, food allergies, household chemicals, laundry detergent, and materials that my son contacted often that triggered his body to react the way it did. Once I got those under control I was introduced to two amazing alternative health care practitioners who used their respective treatments to rebalance my son’s body to stop the scratching and thus stopping the eczema.

You have the same options as I have. Regardless of where you live in the world. You can either choose to look at your child’s eczema as a incurable disease and continue searching for a cure, or you can decide to translate what your child’s body is telling you and finally put a stop to the eczema. Trust your parental instincts and it will guide you.

My newsletter was created to give you guidance in translating your child’s eczema. It is up to you to choose which options works for your child. It is not intended that you implement every treatment. Sign up for the newsletter at my website.

About the Author

Sandra Hurd has her Master’s degree Holistic Nutrition Consulting and specializes in helping parents find the most effective eczema treatments that stops their child from the constant scratching associated with eczema. You can sign up for her free Eczema Newsletter at