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Over Fifty at Risk for Shingles

shingles-featuredDid you have Chicken Pox when you were young? Many of us did. It's been said that you only catch it once. Perhaps I was just lucky. I had it three times; although people will tell you that's impossible. From this it would seem I am a prime candidate for Shingles.

The shingles vaccine is recommended for anyone 50 years of age and older to keep the varicella-zoster virus from re-activating and causing shingles. You see, although it appears one recovers from chicken pox, it can lay dormant in your body for decades and launches itself as Shingles in your senior years. Shingles, typically affects people whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV infection, cancers, or treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.

Shingles causes a painful, blistering rash that usually appears on just one side of the body, most often on the torso or face. The picture to the left, is an example of how it appears were you first contract it. Although it's possible, the pain and numbness (associated with it) may occur in the location of the rash two to four days before the rash.

shingles-ebookRyan Notch has written a guide, Shingles -- A Quick Guide to Symptoms, Treatment and Pain Relief. He says, "Doctors now estimate that 50% of us who live to the age of 85 will catch it at some point. What was once only a disease for the elderly is now attacking all portions of the population. Especially those whose immune systems are compromised by stress or age. This book is the simplest and most comprehensive guide to recognizing the signs of shingles, and ways to deal with both the short term and long term pain. Presented in terms direct enough for the common reader, but smart enough to get you the information you need to beat this disease for good."

The book is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. So click here and get it now so you can have it in your Library. There is a good chance you will need this information later.

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How to Grow Medical Marijuana

Marijuana-featuredThere isn't a person over fifty who doesn't know someone who has been affected by cancer. In another article on this site, Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer, there is a link in the comments section to a pdf file  is over 800 pages long, filled with links to medical studies that show the proactive use of cannabis in various forms for medicinal purposes. Still there are many people who are unaware of the medical potential of cannabis and how cannabis can supplement our body’s own healing endocannabinoids.

In most countries growing Marijuana is illegal. There have been some changes in the United States recently where two states have legalized it, but over-all it is still illegal. In Canada they are making changes to the laws too. Although it is possible to get a doctor's certificate to use it, the laws are changing so that those who need to use it, have to buy it from a government regulated source and can no longer grow their own.

grow-med-ebookEvan Reed has published a book, Growing Medical Marijuana: A Patient's Guide To Growing Your Own Meds For Less Than $100. The book is only 51 pages long and doesn't contain a lot of filler. This book is a "how to" guide -- not full of theory and complex discussions about science. It is very much a beginners guide to cannabis cultivation. It shows you step-by-step how to do exactly that: Grow your own quality meds for $100 or less. Complete with system setup instructions, perpetual grow cycle directions, materials shopping lists, and diagrams and photos of setup and equipment, you have everything you need for growing medical marijuana on a budget.

Evan doesn't mince words. In the first section of the book he says about the legality of it, "If you choose to use the information contained herein for the cultivation of cannabis, you do so completely at your own risk, and acknowledge that the author and publisher had nothing to do with your decision to grow."

The Kindle version of his book is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. If you miss this post and don't get this book now, you can still get it later, from the same link but the price is $2.99.

Note: I don't use Marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. But I advocate its legalization, so people who need it, can grow and use it to treat various medical conditions.

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Over Fifty and Taking Simple Steps

steps-featuredEven if you're over fifty, it doesn't mean you can't start over. And people over fifty are at a prime age to do it, because they still have still have the next half of their lives, to do, or be whatever it is they want.

Cheryl L Maloney, author, publisher and radio talk show host, is the author of  Simple Steps for Real Life and she also hosts a talk show about it on Empower Radio. You can listen to one of her shows in the video below.

Starting over can be quite a daunting task, but it is not impossible if you break it down into simple and positive steps. What are you focused on when faced with Starting Over? Cheryl and Kenny discuss how when you are forced to start over the regrets keep you in the past, the fears keep you in the future and they both rob you of your present. Explore the opportunities that present themselves with each new start on this edition of Simple Steps Real Change.

If you have decided to go the rest of your life without a partner, or exploring this possibility, it doesn't have to be a quick decisive move. You can ease into it by taking it one simple step at a time.

The book has received many positive reviews. One reader, Stormy Raine says "If you've ever felt stuck on life's journey this book is for you. Cheryl shows you how life's dissapointments and heartbreaks can be, not only fuel for yor journey, but actually blessings in the making. By the time you' ve finished you will have the insights needed to turn any situation around and go forward with a healthy and happier outlook on life. This book is not too short, or too long, and contains a wealth of knowledge learned from many experiences in the life of the author. You will feel as though she's talking directly to your heart. I highly recommend this book. You will be glad you got it."

simple-steps-ebookSimple Steps for Real Life  is that gentle nudge you need to move past your past, learn to trust your own instincts or break out of a rut. Sometimes the smallest action can make a huge difference-and Simple Steps for Real Life will show you how! It's up to you to decide if you are ready to move forward. This is about you, your real life and your choice.

This book is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. So you might want to add it to your Kindle collection while you can.

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Over Fifty and Taking Control

ron-featuredMany people over fifty are taking control of their own lives these days, but others are having a problem with it. If you have made a lifestyle choice that you're going to spend the next 50+ alone, then to some degree you've already started to take control. But, this is only one aspect of your life. There are other issues you may need to look at as well before you have complete control.

If you are recently divorced, or lost your life partner, lost your job, having money problems, have become indecisive -- these are all things that need to be addressed. Of course, it's entirely possible that there are going to be circumstances you can't control, but you can control how you choose to react to them.

It can take time to get over circumstances surrounding relationship difficulties. We all understand this. Part of the path to recovery is accepting this and giving yourself the time. There isn't a given, for the amount of time required. We are all different; it takes as long as it takes. Still, if you can shift your focus to other things you can control, it's possible the loss or hurt won't control your life. It's so sad when this happens to someone.

So where do you start?

control-ebookRonald Haines, author of I am Taking Control: Healthy Aging and Financial Security for Baby Boomers feels that by concentrating on our aging and money issues, that we can use this as a foundation. He says, "With retirement age bearing down on us it’s imperative for us baby boomers to take control of our own health and wealth now to ensure the next thirty to forty years or more truly are our best. The great news is that you can easily get to your ideal weight without some crazy diet and you don’t need millions of dollars socked away to live the life you want. The boomer generation has always rejected the established ways of doing things and if you’ve found yourself scratching your head about what is considered conventional wisdom, you’re already on the right track. Baby boomer retirement is going to be different, but it is going to be up to us as individuals to make it happen. Take control now and be as fit, active and carefree as you want while thoroughly enjoying the best time of your life on your own terms."

And we can really make it the best time of our lives. People fifty and over are often working less and playing more. But unless you are taking care of yourself, you will feel less like enjoying these years. That is defeating the whole purpose of getting to this age. Watch Ronald below as he talks about aging.

Of course, if you're going to live longer, as most of us boomers do these days, you need to make sure you're managing financially too. Ronald says he isn't rich, he's just an average guy like you or me. And his book I am taking Control offers some great tips on how you can make sure you have enough money to last you for the next 50+ years.

His book offers some great financial tips, that could be implemented by anyone, and it offers suggestions on how you may be able to supplement your income, should you need to.

I think everyone over fifty should read this book. And it won't cost you a cent to have a look at it if you get it today.  The Kindle version is being offered for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion, so download it now and read  "The Taking Control To Do List" that will start preparing you today for the next 50+ years.

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Spyware and Malware Removal

malware-featuredMost people have virus protection software installed on their computers. This does a reasonable job protecting them from viruses, but it doesn't do much in the way of protecting them from other malware programs. A virus is a program that can replicate itself and spread to other machines across the Internet.. I can do things like delete file sand reformat your hard drive.

Adware, is a program that gets downloaded onto your computer and starts displaying ads when you are connected to the Internet.

Spyware collects information about you and transmits it to interested parties.

Browser hijacking software, which is one many have been accustomed to being infected with installs toolbars and ads in your browser and changes your default search provider.

All of these programs are malware, but in most cases it's only viruses that get quarantined by your virus protection software. And while these others types aren't as serious, if you don't get rid of them they compromise your security and suck the memory out of your computer. Eventually, you see your computer taking longer to do certain tasks. It takes longer to boot up programs, browsers, and the computer becomes sluggish. Worse yet, errors start cropping up in programs you're running, all due to the fact that your computer is struggling to find enough memory to complete the operations, but the malware is using to much of your systems memory.

spy-ebookPeople will often take their computers into a tech shop every so often to have it cleaned out. But in most cases you can do this yourself and save yourself some money. A book being offered free today as an Amazon promotion is called DIY: Spyware Removal. It shows you how to install the 3 most popular anti-malware programs and gives you step-by-step instructions, with screenshots for every step. It's a very useful guide for anyone who finds it difficult to install programs.

The book provides links where you can download Spybot, Ad-aware Antivirus, and MalwareBytes. But do not download the programs from those links. The links all lead to the popular software repository called Cnet, and it isn't safe to download the programs from there. When you click on a link to download the program you want at Cnet, you are actually installing their installer program. It installs its own malware on your computer, so you're defeating the purpose. You're better off to the download the programs from here:

MalwareBytes requires you to register before you download their program, but it's safe enough to do so. They don't fill up your inbox with a lot of useless spam.

If you need the step-by-step instructions, get DIY: Spyware Removal while it's free today. But use it for a reference only. Download the programs from the links above.

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