PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (PPIs):
Taking a PPI over a year, has been linked to an increased risk of hypomagnesemia. Hypomagnesemia has been reported with all PPI’s Severe hypomagnesemia can cause potentially serious effects including muscle spasm, tetany, arrhythmia, hypokalemia, hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, and seizures. Case reports suggest that up to 25% of patients who developed hypomagnesemia had to discontinue the PPI in order for magnesium levels to return to normal. In many cases, hypomagnesemia recurred when the PPI was re-initiated. Some experts speculate that the magnesium depletion caused by PPIs could contribute to the increased risk of fracture seen in some patients taking PPIs long-term.
PPIs include omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole, (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (AcipHex), and dexlansoprazole (Dexilant). Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI
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How to Locate and Sponsor Leaders Into Your MLM
You should always strive to be more efficient with your time and what you do. Some people make fundamental errors with their time management and focus of study. Before you learn to get traffic, you should learn to capture leads. Before you learn to capture leads or get traffic, you should learn how to sponsor and recruit people. Before you learn to sponsor and recruit people, you should focus on the perfect type of person you actually want in your business. If you want to become a major earner in your company, learn to get leaders to tell you yes and you are on your way.
Who is a Leader?
I would say a leader is someone of influence with a large social network. That does NOT mean they have to have a million followers a twitter that a software did for them, I mean, someone who either online or offline have a lot of people that know them by name and they have some amount of influence with them.
What Turns Leaders Off is what turns Followers on
People have different reasons why they will join your network marketing business. I have found that what turns lesser prospects on is the exact deterrent for leaders. One word, HYPE. The use of hype in your marketing may actually get you some signups but leaders very possibly could be turned off by this tactic. Let me explain:
A leader knows that WORK is the way to get wealthy. That doesn’t mean using a hammer and chisel but putting effort and time into something worthwhile should net them results. The promise of get rich quick immediately has them disqualify the opportunity. This is why you should have congruence in your conversations and marketing. Network marketing is a long term solution, period. Even the guys that make a lot of money took a long time to get there and if you are straight forward in your marketing and conversations, you will get more leaders to say yes.
Honesty and Brutal Candor is a major turn on for leaders
Yesterday I was on the phone with a pretty big leader. One of my teammates knew the guy and got me on a three way call (yes, I still do those, lol). This guy was sharp, he asked me several test questions, one of which was, if I shoot out an email to my big list will I get signups? I responded, probably to the cringing of my teammate, probably not. LOL. He said why and I responded that most people are pretty much over the big marketer without personal touch type recruiting. People have followed people from deal to deal and most people are up to date now that it doesn’t work unless you have some personal touch with a supportive upline, etc. I could tell he was blown away by my honesty and we really hit it off after that. Tell them the major hurdle when first introducing this business to people, they truly will appreciate your honesty.
How to tell if someone is NOT a leader
They tell you. They tell you how much money they made in the past and how much influence they have. They tell you how they could blow up this business and put hundreds of people in. They tell you who they know. They tell you how quickly they will reach the top ranks in the company. These are ALL sure-fire ways to know they are not a leader, they are a wanna-be. I have heard this, and even fell for this, many, many times and without fail, they did either nothing or very little. I now get massively disappointed when people tell me how big-time they are as I know it means, they probably won’t do anything.
How to Locate and Attract Leaders into Your MLM
Get inside their head. What do they want? Where do they hang out? What do they do? Who do they associate with, what books do they read? What functions do they attend? Take the time to write down your perfect person that you would love to have in your business and then pursue that avatar in all your marketing. Talk to them in your marketing as well as your conversations.
Word of Caution
Do not look as a leader as a lottery ticket and do not treat them like a piece of meat. You are going to attract who you are, not what you want. Be a person of value and constantly become someone that brings something to the table. One reason I enroll a lot of internet marketers is I do the things they don’t want to do. I help fill the holes in their marketing presence such as helping with three way calls, offline meetings, and coaching. You bring your value to the table and focus on how you can benefit them and do things they cannot do without you, and you will start getting higher quality people into your business.
Make it a great day
Three Keys to Greatness by Jim Rohn
Eight years ago I went into the studio and recorded a 56-minute video for teenagers called “Three Keys to Greatness.” Although my focus was for teenagers, the principles I shared certainly apply to adults as well.
Recently I was asked to list these three keys using a couple sentences for each. Now for your benefit here they are again.
1) Setting Goals. I call it the view of the future. Most people, including kids, will pay the price if they can see the promise of the future. So we need to help our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow. Goals help them do this.
2) Personal Development. Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives. I suggest having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening to audiocassettes, attending seminars, keeping a journal and spending time with other successful people. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says you will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the people you are around.
3) Financial Planning. I call it the 70/30 plan. After receiving your paycheck or paying yourself, set aside 10 percent for saving, 10 percent for investing and 10 percent for giving, and over time this will guarantee financial independence for a teenager.
If a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be assured success!
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Here is another article I found on statins and the damage they cause. In this article the author concludes that one should be taking CoQ10 along with the statin but as you can read form some of my other blog posts I question the validity of statin use in the first place.
|March 27, 2011, 01:00:00PM. By Gordon Gibb|
Washington, DC: It was a little more than a year ago that we were telling you about a concern with regard to statins and myopathy—or injury to the muscle—when taken above a certain dosage and in concert with other medications. To that point, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on March 19 of last year, released an updated warning for myopathy and rhabdomyolysis associated with statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that includes Zocor.
But there’s another concern. It seems that statins are not all they’re cracked up to be—especially in light of a potential link between statins and cardiomyopathy.
Zocor simvastatin, for example, has been previously linked to Zocor liver damage and Zocor muscle damage. As muscles go, the heart is the most important muscle we have. And apparently, according to various people in the medical profession, statins can also have an impact on the heart muscle as well.
Statins are used to lower levels of what is popularly known as ”bad cholesterol” thought to have a negative impact on heart health. However, there are various positions within the medical community pertaining to statin use and their effectiveness for heart health—and not everyone is a fan.
Peter H. Langsjoen, MD, submitted a paper to the FDA nine years ago on the relationship of statins and cardiomyopathy. In a tersely worded introduction dated July 8, 2002, Dr. Langsjoen points out that statins negatively impact levels of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an enzyme important to good heart health.
“In my practice of 17 years in Tyler, Texas, I have seen a frightening increase in heart failure secondary to statin usage, ‘statin cardiomyopathy.’ Over the past five years, statins have become more potent, are being prescribed in higher doses, and are being used with reckless abandon in the elderly and in patients with ‘normal’ cholesterol levels,” Dr. Langsjoen wrote in 2002. “We are in the midst of a CHF epidemic in the US with a dramatic increase over the past decade. Are we causing this epidemic through our zealous use of statins? In large part I think the answer is yes.”
It has been previously reported that the effectiveness of statins for heart failure patients continues to be hotly debated. Critics note that heart failure patients have largely been excluded from major, randomized clinical trails of statins. Thus, questions remain.
Dr. Langsjoen is more blunt.
“Statins kill people—lots of people—and they wound many, many more.”
Byron J. Richards, in a blog entry on Wellness Resources, refers to a 2007 study co-authored by Dr. Langsjoen. Richards says, “The issue of statins interfering with heart health—and the major rise in heart failure in older patients taking statins, is a problem medical people would prefer to think does not exist.”
The study, “Littarru GP, Langsjoen P. Coenzyme Q10 and statins: biochemical and clinical implications, Mitochondrion 2007” is associated with the Institute of Biochemistry, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Via Ranieri, 60131 Ancona, Italy.
As for Dr. Langsjoen, as part of his own peer-reviewed study in 2002 entitled, ”The clinical use of HMG CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins) and the associated depletion of the essential co-factor coenzyme Q10; a review of pertinent human and animal data”—he came up with his own black box warning for statins sold in the US. In his view, it should read…
”Warning: HMG CoA reductase inhibitors block the endogenous biosynthesis of an essential co-factor, coenzyme Q10, required for energy production. A deficiency of coenzyme Q 10 is associated with impairment of myocardial function, with liver dysfunction and with myopathies (including cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure). All patients taking HMG CoA reductase inhibitors should therefore be advised to take 100 to 200 mg per day of supplemental coenzyme Q10.”
If you have cholesterol problems or know someone that does then you MUST check out this video
Check out my other blog posts on cholesterol as well: http://pharmacistkeith.blogspot.com/2011/09/truth-about-cholesterol.html
Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI