We are well under way in 2008 and with the new year comes new resolutions. How many of you have resolved to lose a few pounds? The start of a new year always sees a spike in the sales of hoodia diet pills and this year will be no different. What will be different, however, is the prices dieters pay and the type of hoodia they get in their supplements.
The prices of hoodia diet pills reduced significantly in 2007 and it looks as if they will continue to be relatively low in 2008. Hard to believe, isn't it? Since they were introduced on a mass scale in 2004, we have seen double digit increases in the prices but in 2007 and 2008 prices have actually come down.
Instead of paying almost $60 for a bottle of premium high-quality hoodia diet pills, as was the price earlier in 2007, you can now get that same bottle for just a little over $43 with various discounts and sales. That is significant price drop and it great news for dieters.
How has this happened? The introduction of cultivated hoodia gordonii has contributed to the slump in price. Originally all authentic hoodia diet pills were made from wild grown hoodia gordonii. The supply of wild grown hoodia was very scarce so the price of it was very high – almost $300 per kilo. Today, wild grown hoodia has been replaced with cultivated, or commercially farmed, hoodia so supplies have increased slightly. The result has been a slight decrease in the price of raw hoodia. The prices currently fluctuate around $200-$250 per kilo.
The other contributing factor to the price decline is that the popularity of hoodia has dropped significantly since its peak in 2005. When hoodia gordonii was introduced to the mass market in 2004 it was all the rage in the weight loss industry but after 2005 the demand for it dropped. With a slight increase in supply of raw hoodia and a decrease in demand the price of hoodia supplements could only go one direction – down!
As mentioned, the type of hoodia found in supplements in 2008 and in the foreseeable future will be different than in year's past. Up until recently, wild grown hoodia gordonii was the primary source of hoodia used in diet pills. With the wild supply all but gone for now, almost all supplements with hoodia contain the cultivated, or farmed, variety.
Some claim that wild grown hoodia is more potent, and therefore more effective, then the cultivated version. Others say there is no difference. Regardless of what the truth is, the implications could be that despite purchasing 100% authentic hoodia diet pills, their effectiveness could be less than they used to be. Dieters taking hoodia supplements will want to keep this in mind. If they find the supplements purchased today aren't as effective as they used to be, they may need to increase their dosage.
Overall, things look good in 2008 for those interested in hoodia diet pills. The prices have come down and will likely remain that way throughout the year. The only negative is that today's supplements may not be as effective as those in the past. That's not to say they don't work, it simply means you may need to take more to get the same effect.
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By Travis Van Slooten.
Most people who wear glasses don't maintain a regular schedule of getting eye exams. As long as they can see, they consider another eye exam a low priority. In fact, many only have an exam when their glasses break or wear out. By handling your eye care this way, you're not doing yourself any favors, and in the end you'll spend more money than you would have for annual exams.
Many spectacle wearers don't really pay too much attention to the frequency of their eye exams. Often they will only return to their eye doctor when their current pair of glasses is in need of repair or replacement. Contrary to belief, eye exams are very important for many reasons and it is critical to your eye health to have them examined once a year.
An optician or ophthalmologist is a health professional who is specially trained to look for and treat disorders of the eyes. Eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other problems can destroy vision, cause blindness, and undermine a person's overall health. If you are having problems with your eyes and think you might need glasses in Raleigh, schedule a professional exam right away.
During an eye examination, the optician or ophthalmologist may be the first to notice certain signs or symptoms indicating the possible presence of a serious medical condition or disorder. Your eye specialist can then refer you to a medical doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes or Bells Palsy, an optician or ophthalmologist can help monitor that condition's impact upon your eyes and ensure that they are minimally affected by that medical condition in the future.
Besides these important reasons to get an annual eye exam, it is also important to keep in mind that your prescription for lenses in Raleigh will not last forever. Your eyes are always in the process of changing, which is why it is important to get new lenses in Raleigh every year. Many people have such significant vision changes that their prescription changes from year to year.
Those who wear their same lenses in Raleigh many years after receiving their prescription without going in to see an eye care professional generally have trouble with many things such as blurred vision, trouble with focusing, eye and headaches, and various other difficulties. The reason for this is that when your prescription becomes outdated, your eyes have to struggle with proper focus, leading to the many physical consequences.
It is good practice to see an optician or ophthalmologist annually if you wear glasses. Continuing to wear glasses with an outdated prescription can cause your vision to worsen over time. When your eye care provider recommends getting new lenses or eyewear in Raleigh, do so as soon as possible.
By Tom Garimentis.
Can your Dreams Help you Succeed in Life?
Dreams are something that we all experience - even if we don't remember them. But are they really significant in the real world? Many people do believe that the ability to remember and interpret your dreams can help you solve problems in the waking world, confront and conquer repressed feelings and issues that you avoid or are afraid to deal with in the waking world, and can to put your best foot forward.
Throughout the years, dreams have played a significant role in the lives of many people. Military, political, and spiritual decisions have been made because of a dream. In some tribes, the crossover from childhood to manhood includes retreating into the mountains to commune with the spirit world through dreams. The dreams are believed to reveal to the young man what his mission in this life will be - the path that he should take for his journey through his life on earth.
Dreams are the brain's way of sorting all of the information taken in during your waking hours. Even though there are constant noises going on in the background, the brain only is alert to the most important events - everything else is stored away to be dealt with at a later time - and that occurs in our dreams.
Dreams offer you a chance to take a close look at yourself and see what you are really made of - what your true desires are. Dreams can also provide you with a means to face the things that you do not like about yourself and learn to alter these aspects of your personality into something that is positive and more productive in your waking life.
Some people base all of their personal, business, and social decisions on the meaning of their dreams. They learn to manipulate their dreams in order to focus on upcoming events that could change their lives.
Sigmund Freud, one of the greatest minds of the 19th century, revolutionized he study of dreams. He called dreams the "royal road to the unconscious". Freud's initial assessment of dreams was that all dreams were of a sexual nature. While he later gave up that theory, he clung to the theory that dreams are a wish fulfillment - a way for our conscious minds to become aware of the fears and desires buried in our unconscious minds.
Carl Jung studied under Freud. His views on dreams greatly contrasted those of Freud - to the point that they parted company and went their separate ways in their studies of dreams. Jung believed that dreams were more spiritual in nature. Like Freud, Jung believed that dreams were a "window to our unconscious" - a way of communicating and acquainting ourselves with the unconscious. Through our dreams, we can learn to understand our true feelings and find solutions to problems we are facing in our waking life. Jung believed that our dreams "serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness" - a unity of body, spirit, and mind.
Your dreams can help you reach a desired unity of body, spirit, and mind by revealing to you the path in life that will lead to happiness. Many times we may take a job because the pay is good, the benefits are good, and the "social status" we are searching for are a result of this job. But, if the job does not make us happy - if the job is not the career that we truly desire - are we denying ourselves the satisfaction that comes from feeling successful? Often, the answer is yes.
Being successful means different things to different people. But to most people, being successful means that we are achieving our goals in a personal, professional, and social aspect. Your dreams can actually help you to attain success. Dreams allow you to learn to understand your true desires and equipped with this understanding, you can begin reaching for your goals. Dreams can help you face aspects of your personality that you may not like - and once you have faced them, you have the power to allow the best you to shine through.
Throughout the history of man, even during Biblical times, dreams have played a significant role. God often appeared in the dreams of His people. Many people have been warned of medical problems in their dreams - and sometimes were able to make changes that helped them avoid the medical problem. Dreams are way to create a unity in mind, body, and spirit - thus creating a way for us to achieve success in our lives. Dreams are one of the free resources available to aid us in choosing the path in life that will fulfill all of our desires.
By Jim Eastman.
Medicine is the science and "art" of maintaining and/or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The term is derived from the Latin ars medicina meaning the art of healing.
The modern practice of medicine occurs at the many interfaces between the art of healing and various sciences. Medicine is directly connected to the health sciences and biomedicine. Broadly speaking, the term 'Medicine' today refers to the fields of clinical medicine, medical research and surgery, thereby covering the challenges of disease and injury.