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Is This All There Is?
September 15, 2007
Midlife Wisdom For Men Issue #090, September 15, 2007
=========== TABLE OF CONTENTS ==========
· Letters From Readers
· Book Review: Your Body's Many Cries For Water
· Do You Want To Lose A Little Weight?
Written by Noel McNaughton
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Midlife Wisdom for Men.
Welcome to this issue of Midlife Wisdom for Men.
I have featured a couple of emails I got after the last newsletter, with my response to one of them. I thought you might find them useful.
I have often heard we should drink eight glasses of water per day. I don't usually drink that many, but I manage at least six on a fairly regular basis. I know many people who drink a lot of coffee, or several cans of soda pop per day, but not much water. The book review below will tell you why more water is better.
I know weight gain is a problem for many people at midlife. About a year ago I tried a herbal weight loss pill that helped me lose seven pounds in less than a month. More details below.
There are about 1430 words in the articles in this newsletter, which should take you about four minutes to read.
Letters From Readers
Here's the question: Why should I even worry about money or plan for retirement? I am in a rut both mentally, physically and in my business (even though its debt free). Its like the question "is this all there is", keeps popping up in my head. So how did you get over all this? Let me know what you think. Thanks, Joe - New Mexico
Here is my reply. I thought you might find it useful as well:
Regarding the use of meditation for pain, (from the book review of "Full Catastrophe Living" in the last issue - ed.), I too will do transcendental meditation if any kind of pain is affecting me, be it physical, emotional, etc.
However, about seven years ago I found a pain solution for pain that is left over from overuse and sports injuries. As a runner of 35 years my knees would ache every night as I tried to sleep. We were having our kitchen floor replaced and installer was a man of about 70 years of age. I asked him how he could keep bouncing up and down off his knees after all these years. He said he had retired from installing floors because his knees would not take the abuse but he was told about MSM and started taking it to address his arthritic-like pain. He found this health food store item to be a life saver and he was able to continue putting in people's floors without any pain.
MSM stands for methysolfonylmethane. It's a mouthful but I can tell you that it's kept me pain-free for the past seven years. I did a lot of research on this product before using it and found there to be no harmful side effects. I've told many about MSM and everybody has come back with appreciation for having learned about it. Your newsletter might be a great place to spread the word. Stay well, Don - Edmonton, Alberta
I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life, that is to say over thirty-five, there has not been one whose problem, in the last resort, was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. - Carl Jung
Book Review: You Body's Many Cries For Waterby F Batmanghelidj.
This book has been recommended to me by a few friends during the past several months, and I finally got around to checking it out of the library.
F Batmanghelidj, a medical doctor trained at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London Univesity, has spent most of his career researching the cause and cure of different pains in the human body. His research has brought him to the conclusion that water, the solvent that carries all the nutrients, hormones, and every other body chemical through our systems, is itself the greatest 'medicine' of all.
Here is a portion of a book review from Amazon.com:
(Dr. Batmanghelidj) has found chronic dehydration to be the cause of many conditions including asthma, allergies, arthritis, angina, migraine headaches, hypertension, raised cholesterol, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, depression, and diabetes in the elderly.
He even explains why drinking diet sodas can make you gain weight.
I did a tiny bit of 'research' on his theory myself. He says heartburn, and even ulcers, are caused by dehydration, and can be treated with water.
I get heartburn fairly easily if I eat too much of the wrong food (e.g. rich desserts). I had heartburn the other day, and rather than take tums, I drank a couple of tumblers of water. Presto - the heartburn disappeared.
If you want some interesting information that could save you a lot of money (water is cheaper than any drug), I recommend this book.
A sports reporter asked: "Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?" A footballer responded: "On what?" =========================================
Want To Lose A Little Weight?
About a year ago I was a few pounds heavier than I wanted to be, and it didn't seem to want to come of easily! (Ever since I hit forty, that seems to be the case.)
A friend told me about Skinnees, and I decided to give them a try.
Skinees is a herbal compilation in capsule form. You can read more about them here: Skinnees.
At any rate, I took six capsules a day for about three weeks, and lost seven pounds. That was all I wanted to lose, so I quit taking them. I have not gained the weight back, and it has been almost a year.
Skinnees is sold by Our World Network, which markets their products through network marketing. I was impressed with the product, so joined their company. Visit the website for more information: www.noelm.OurWorldNetwork.com
You know I think building a theme-based website is ideal for people at midlife and beyond. You can have fun, and make some pretty serious money: How to build a successful site
Wouldn't it be great to work less and play more golf? I do not of a better way to earn a part-time income, than a simple information Web site. I encourage you to check out Live My Passion. You'll be amazed at how you can turn YOUR hobby into online income.
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Got your copy of Picking Up The Burning Feather yet? It will help you on your spiritual journey.
Just go to Picking Up The Burning Feather: A Spiritual Guide For Midlife Men , and follow the instructions.
I Need Your Questions and Feedback!
Got comments? Questions? I'd love to hear from you.
Just email your suggestions and/or questions to
. I look forward to hearing from you. And thanks.
Well friend, that's it for now. Again, if you enjoyed this and/or found it useful, and know of anyone else who might like it, please pass it forward. And if you have questions or recommendations, I would love to hear from you.
All the best, Noel
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