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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

THE RISKS OF MISMANAGED DIABETES


I've posted this article from the Daily Mail below as a warning to the risks diabetics take if they don't take care to manage their diabetes. It's often a problem with diabetics in their teens who feel isolated and want to be part of the crowd and be able to eat when they like, they just want to be the same as any other teenager. However diabetics aren't like normal teens as much as they would like to be and they think, "It won't happen to me that happens to other diabetics!" Diabetes is a serious condition so hopefully this article will raise awareness to the risks of not taking care.


Diabetic, 30, who skipped insulin jabs to lose weight fears she has been left infertile after having to terminate her pregnancy or risk death


  • Jeorgia Wood, from Hampshire, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 11 
  • Needed several insulin injections a day to control her blood sugar levels
  • But they caused her to gain 4stone in weight and she began skipping them
  • Is now suffering a series of health problems as a result - including infertility
  • Also faces going blind, losing a limb and undergoing a pancreas transplant
  • Said she wishes she could turn back the clock as being thin 'wasn't worth it'

A diet-obsessed diabetic who stopped taking her insulin to lose weight has suffered tragic consequences after having to terminate her pregnancy - or risk death.
Jeorgia Wood, 30, spent her teenage years and twenties dieting while battling diabetes because of her obsession to be thin. 
Like a growing number of young women with diabetes, she skipped vital insulin injections because they caused her to gain weight - a condition called diabulemia
But she is now suffering a number of serious health problems as a result.  As well as potentially destroying her chances of being a mother, she now faces going blind, losing a limb and undergoing a pancreas transplant.
Diabetic Jeorgia Wood, 30, withheld her insulin injections for years to avoid weight gain. She is now battling several serious health problems as a result
Diabetic Jeorgia Wood, 30, withheld her insulin injections for years to avoid weight gain. She is now battling several serious health problems as a result
Dangerous: As well as potentially destroying her chances of being a mother, she now faces going blind, losing a limb and undergoing a pancreas transplant. Pictured here having laser surgery to try and preserve her sight
Dangerous: As well as potentially destroying her chances of being a mother, she now faces going blind, losing a limb and undergoing a pancreas transplant. Pictured here having laser surgery to try and preserve her sight

Jeorgia, a reiki practitioner from Odiham, Hampshire, said: 'I would much rather be fat and have a baby than be skinny, blind and childless. If I could go back to being 16, I'd tell myself that being thin isn't important.
'I've realised the hard way that being thin is just not worth it.'
Jeorgia and her fiance Ross Fowler, 28, were told the devastating news that she would have to terminate her pregnancy at 10 weeks last November.
 
    Her battered body had reacted so negatively to being pregnant, she developed a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, or unrelenting morning sickness. 
    Causing her to be sick every 10 to 30 minutes, doctors said she wouldn't survive the pregnancy, nor would her baby. They added that her diabulimia was to blame. 
    The condition describes the process of insulin-dependent diabetics skipping injections to make themselves thinner. 
    It is usually linked to type 1 diabetes, where the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, rather than type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
    Insulin is a hormone that promotes fat storage, so avoiding taking it, or manipulating doses, can lead to weight loss.
    Jeorgia, pictured on her 12th birthday, shortly after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She spent her teenager years being paranoid about her weight
    Jerogia
    Jeorgia, pictured on her 12th birthday, shortly after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  As she began using insulin, she gained four stone in weight and began to worry about her diet 
    Worried: By the time she was 17, she was a size 18 and 5ft 6in. She started skipping insulin injections to lose weight
    Worried: By the time she was 17, she was a size 18 and 5ft 6in. She started skipping insulin injections to lose weight

    The condition means Jeorgia may never be able to have a baby, but the couple have not completely ruled it out.
    She said: 'It was incredibly distressing for us both. It's a risk and my doctors don't know for sure if I can carry a baby.'
    Jeorgia, who was always a plump child, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile onset diabetes, when she was 11 after she started losing weight, developed a raging thirst and suffered constant fatigue.
    She was told she would have to monitor everything she ate and regularly check her blood sugar levels and needed to inject insulin four to five times a day to mop up excess sugar from her bloodstream. 

    WHAT IS DIABULEMIA? 

    Diabulemia is not yet officially recognised as a medical condition but it is predicted that it affects as many as one third of young female diabetics. 
    It occurs when insulin-dependent type 1 diabetics skip insulin injections as a way of losing weight.
    Insulin is a hormone that promotes fat storage, so avoiding taking it, or manipulating doses, can lead to weight loss.
    It can cause blood sugar levels to surge causing fatigue, dehydration and the wearing of muscle tissue.
    In the longer term, the symptoms are the same as for poorly managed diabetes and include kidney disease and sight problems.
    Her diet was controlled as a child by her parents Charlotte, 63, and Peter, 68.
    But when her weight ballooned and she gained four stone on insulin, she started to skip her injections and began to obsess over every morsel of food. She also wouldn't eat in front of anyone.
    She said: 'From the age of about 13, I felt very unattractive. I hated the way I looked. I hated being different. If I dropped out of PE my classmates would say I was using it as an excuse, but I'd have done anything to be normal.
    'By the time I was 17, I was a size 18 and 5ft 6in. If someone walked past me while I was eating a sandwich I would throw it in the nearest bin and pretend I was done with it. I thought people would judge me for my size.
    'I started skipping my injections, losing weight very quickly, sometimes half a stone in a few days.'
    Jeorgia shrunk to a size 10-12 and started to enjoy her new slimmer frame and relished on the compliments people would give her.
    But cutting her insulin injections down to one a day left her constantly teetering on the brink of collapse. 
    She had to drink copious amounts of water to combat her unquenchable thirst while trying to hide her problems from her family and friends.
    Then, when she was 18, she collapsed on a night out with friends and was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with ketoacidosis, a condition where the body's insulin levels are too low to convert blood glucose into energy. Left untreated, it can cause a coma and even death.
    Jeorgia
    Jeorgia
    Stark implications: Even aged 25 (left), Jeorgia was still restricting her insulin injections. The damage she has caused herself meant she had to have part of her foot amputated last year (right)
     
    But even then, she did not stop obsessing and instead was even more careful to hide her diabulimia from doctors.
    'No one noticed what I was doing for ages,' she said. 'I was missing three or four injections a day and just doing one before bed to tide me over.
    'I felt like I had flu every day of the week. But the more compliments I got the more paranoid I became about putting the weight back on.'
    By the time she was 20, having noticed her monthly blood sugar tests were extremely high, Jeorgia's doctor warned her she would be blind and in a wheelchair by the time she was 30. But she still didn't start using insulin properly.
    'I know it sounds crazy, but being thin mattered more. I told myself I'd only do it for a few more months but I just carried on and on and on,' she continued.
    The turning point eventually came when she was 27 when, suffering from a stabbing pain in her hands and feet, she finally decided to seek help.
    Warning: Jeorgia, who now weighs 13st and is a size 14, hopes her poor health will be a warning to other diabetics
    Warning: Jeorgia, who now weighs 13st and is a size 14, hopes her poor health will be a warning to other diabetics
    'I went into rehab and it was there that it hit home how much I was hurting my family,' said Jeorgia. 'I was so wrapped up in my diabulimia that I'd failed to see anything outside myself. I knew I needed help.'
    But the damage had been done and Jeorgia needed morphine to manage the pain and has since had to have an operation to remove dead flesh from her heel after catching an infection.
    She's also been diagnosed with gastroparesis, paralysis of the stomach, and has had to have two vitrectomies to remove fluid from the inside of her eyeballs. Jeorgia also underwent a round of laser treatment to try to preserve her sight.
    Furthermore, she has had to endure injections in her eyes for macular edema caused by protein which has been deposited on the eye and doctors are still not sure they will be able to save what is left of her sight.
    The dangerous dieting has left her with permanent problems and Jeorgia now doesn't drive and needs Ross for even the simplest of tasks. 
    A condition called autonomic neuropathy causes her heart to race at random and affects her blood pressure.
    Now, aged 29 and weighing 13st and a size 14, Jeorgia is finally working to put her life right.
    Together with Ross, a businessman, she has decided to delay a pancreas transplant to give her more time to try and start a family and find out what her options would be for an IVF surrogate to help them.
    The transplant won't cure Jeorgia's diabetes, but will give her body a rest from the condition for eight to 10 years.
    She added: 'After the transplant, my body will have been through a massive trauma and the chances of carrying a baby would be incredibly slim, as well as dangerous. So we want to see what our options are before we go down that road.
    'I want to have a baby. I only hope I can hang on to the eyesight I have left in order to do that.
    'There have been times where I've tried to push Ross away because I don't think I deserve his love.
    'But he's asked me to marry him and all we can do is hope that one day we will have a child of our own.
    Looking back, Jeorgia said that her need to feel loved and accepted was a major driving force behind her diabulimia.
    'I felt worthless because I was overweight but I wasn't enormous, I should have seen that. Even when I tried to stop, the temptation to do it to lose a few pounds for the weekend was too strong.'
    She hopes her experience is a warning to other young diabetes sufferers not to go down the same path she did.
    Although not yet an officially recognised medical condition in the UK, diabulimia is a serious emerging problem that experts predict around a third of young female diabetics could be suffering from.
    Deepa Khatri, a clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, said: 'People need to know that abusing insulin out of a fear of weight gain is very dangerous.
    'Skipping insulin can lead to high blood glucose levels and devastating health complications like blindness, amputations and in some cases strokes.'




    Sunday, 24 March 2013

    RESEARCH FINDS CHOCOLATE CUTS THE RISK OF STROKE






    Being a lover of chocolate myself this is further welcome news to endulge in something I enjoy. I've posted articles before on chocolate and the active ingredient again is flavonoids. So it's Easter Egg time of year again so go for it, it's good for you! Just remember not to go overboard though it's still high in fat and sugar. 
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    ARTICLE BELOW FROM THE DAILY MAIL

    Sweet
    ! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke

    New research shows that eating just a single chocolate bar has a direct effect on the brain and may cut the risk of stroke.

    Previous research has shown eating dark chocolate in moderation could be good for you. But the latest study, in the journal Neurology, shows for the first time how chocolate affects blood vessels.




    Research from Glasgow University shows that eating just a single chocolate bar has a direct effect on the brain and may cut the risk of stroke


    Researchers at Glasgow University measured the speed of blood flowing through the biggest artery in the brain while subjects ate chocolate lying down.

    They found that the chocolate had an effect on carbon dioxide levels which affected blood vessels, improved blood flow and, in turn, impacted on brain cells.


    Professor Matthew Walters, who led the study, told The Mail on Sunday: 'Consumption of a normal chocolate bar was associated with a change in stiffness of the blood vessels.

    'Our data is consistent with a direct effect of chocolate on the brain blood vessels.

    'It raises the possibility that there is a direct effect of some component of the chocolate on blood vessels. This is plausible because of the flavonoid molecules contained in chocolate.



    The study found that the chocolate had an effect on carbon dioxide levels which affected blood vessels, improved blood flow and, in turn, impacted on brain cells



    'We think a reduction in stroke risk may be caused by chocolate changing how brain blood vessels behave.'

    The beneficial flavonoids, found in the cacao plant and others, are antioxidants that contribute to the prevention of heart disease.

    However, chocolate also has a high sugar and fat content which can cause obesity – a definite risk factor for strokes.

    Tom Solomon, professor of neurology at Liverpool University, said: 'We have to take the findings with caution.'



    Thursday, 21 March 2013

    WORK STRESS IS NOW THE BIGGEST 'STRESSOR' IN OUR LIVES

    I have written many times about stress on this blog and what happens to the body when we are stressed so I won't repeat this again as my last article explained this. We don't have the stresses we once had as we evolved as our ancestors did and the body's reactions to stressors aided our survival but by far the biggest stressor in our life is work related. Stress evokes the sympathetic nervous system into action, blood pressure is raised senses heightened etc, short term as it was originally designed is fine, for in fact some degree of stress does motivate us, but it was not designed to be long term and when stress continues that is where it begins to affect or health.

    So what can we do to alleviated stress? we evoke the opposite to the sympathetic nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system, this reverses the increased blood pressure, lowers levels of adrenaline and makes us feel relaxed. One of the best ways to do this is by Holistic Therapies, there are many to choose from. aromatherapy, reflexology, indian head massage, any kind of massage in fact, reiki and one of the easiest, and it costs nothing and you don't need to visit a therapist is 'Meditation'.


    There are various methods to induce a meditative state, some like to focus on something, such as the breathing or candle flame, but no matter which method is used, it is beneficial as it has be proven to reduce blood pressure, and reduce activity in the nervous system, namely by invoking the parasympathetic nervous system. Breathing slows and becomes deeper and more efficient, the heart rate slows down and as regards the brain it has been researched that even a small course of meditation strengthens connections between regions of the brain that regulate our emotional responses. In effect meditation has the opposite effect on the body as does Stress.

    To find out more about solutions to stress and other holistic therapies click here there you will find a guided meditation you can read and record it and play it back with some music or see the tabs at the top of this page.

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    ARTICLE BELOW HERE IS FROM THE DAILY MAIL

    Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression

    • A third of adults say their job is the most stressful part of their lives, according to a study carried out for Mind
    • 57% of adults admit to drinking after work and 14% say they even drink DURING the day 
    • 7% of adults say they have suicidal thoughts because of work-related stress

    Work stress is now the biggest factor in driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, according to mental health experts.
    More than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful aspect of their lives – more so than money or health worries.
    Six in ten (57 per cent) of these hit the bottle after work – with one in seven (14 per cent) even drinking during the day, a survey for mental health charity Mind found.

    More than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful aspect of their lives
    More than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful aspect of their lives

    The organisation also reported that workplace stress caused 7 per cent to have suicidal thoughts, rising to a worrying 10 per cent of those aged 18 to 24.
    Companies themselves are also affected, said Mind, as 19 per cent of workers have thrown a sickie because they could not face going in to work that day.
     
      Around one in 11 (9 per cent) have resigned from a job because of stress while a quarter (25 per cent) admit they have thought about quitting but have yet to do so, it was found. 
      Workers rarely feel they can talk to their bosses about being stressed, even though most employers say they would like to do more to help improve the mental wellbeing of staff, said the charity.

      Work is now the biggest factor driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, experts have warned
      Work is now the biggest factor driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, experts have warned

      Mind’s chief executive, Paul Farmer, said: ‘Work-related mental health problems are an issue too important for businesses to ignore
      ‘We know that right now, one in six workers is experiencing depression, stress or anxiety and yet our survey tells us that most managers don’t feel they have had enough training or guidance to support them.’
      While 34 per cent say work is the biggest cause of stress, 30 per cent say it is financial problems. And 17 per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed said health worries were causing them stress or anxiety.
      Other ways of coping include using sleeping tablets or anti-depressants, or smoking.




      Saturday, 16 March 2013

      WORRYING CAN MAKE YOU ILL


      This article below mine comes from the 'Daily Mail' and I have been saying this for years. The article talks about levels of C-reactive protein rising in the blood, but that's not all that happens in the body. Worrying and stress was nature's way of keeping us alert and reacting to danger quickly, however we don't have the same stresses today as way back in our ancestory.
       
      Well this goes way back to the times when we were developing as humans and in early periods in history. The body's chemistry was designed to protect us with "The fight or flight response". For example man sees a big bear approach what does he do? he either tackles it or he runs off. Nature is very clever and gives us the capacity to do this. However in 2011 we no longer have the bears, wolves, etc. (ok some of you may) like of yesteryear we have different stresses. Your work colleagues or your neighbours may annoy you but you can't fight them, nor can you run away, but you can learn to deal and dissipate your stress levels so that it doesn't impinge on your health.

      But firstly we need to deal with the science bit for if we understand the physiology of stress we're half way there to solving the impact stress has on our lives.

      THE SCIENCE BIT

      Deep within the brain we have an area known as the Hypothalamus (1), its the home of our moods and emotions and a very primitive part of the brain. The Hypothalamus is also the area that maintains equilibrium in our bodies and it maintains and regulates every bit of our body's chemistry. It is the area that controls the Endocrine system, it forms part of the Autonomic Nervous System and part of the Limbic System. It is Hypothalmus that is the key to managing stress and all its detrimental effects on our mind and body. It is directly through this area that the holistic therapy Aromatherapy works and is managed by other holistic therapies.

      Since the Hypothalamus is the home of moods and emotions anything that affects these will influence the Hypothalamus, thus will have an effect on the body's equilibrium.

      Now if we are stressed and modern stressors are not the same as those stressors we had as we were evolving as humans, they still have the same effect resulting in "the fight or flight response"

      (1)The Role of the Hypothalamus

      The Hypothalamus is the part of the brain that controls the endocrine system.

      The Pituitary gland lies beneath the Hypothalamus and it is this that controls the other endocrine glands.

      The Hypothalamus receives information about the Homeostasis (balance) of the body, this is achieved by two means:

      The blood circulation i.e. temperature, blood glucose levels and hormone levels
      The nervous system i.e. The Autonomic Nervous system i.e. the part of the nervous system that regulates automatic functions e.g. breathing, heart rate etc. and mental and emotional states, our feelings: these influence ‘automatic responses’ e.g. ‘The fear, flight response’

      The Hypothalamus responds to these changes by:

      Secreting Hormones (chemical messengers) that regulate hormones to be released by the anterior lobe of the pituitary
      The hypothalamus also directly releases hormones via the Posterior Lobe of the Pituitary , Vasopressin (ADH) and Oxytocin
      And by stimulating a nerve response to the ‘Central Nervous System’ (Brain & spinal Cord)

      SO WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE?

      Moods/emotions affect the hypothalamus, the hypothalamus evokes a reaction on the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland produces Adrenocorticotropic hormone this in turn targets the adrenal glands causing them to secrete Cortisone, Cortisone in turn effects the kidneys causing a rise in blood pressure by causing changes in the amount of salt secreted, this hormone causes the body to retain salt. Now remember the Hypothalamus one of its jobs is to maintain the body's equilibrium, it detects a rise in salt levels in the blood so to keep balance it causes the body to retain fluid, it is this retained fluid that increases blood pressure. At the same time, the Hypothalamus being part of the Central Nervous System evokes what is known as the Sympathetic Nervous System this diverts blood away from the digestive system and to lesser important body structures such as the skin and concentrates the blood to the heart, lungs and muscles. Simultaneously this nervous response influences the adrenal glands to produce Adrenalin and Noradrenalin, it is these hormones that induces vasoconstriction (reduces the blood supply) to the skin and peripheral tissues, thus also raising blood pressure.

      Now this is putting it simply there are a few other processes also going on to increase blood sugar to give the body fuel to either run off or fight, Corticotrophic hormones influence the pancreas to secrete glucagon this has the opposite effect as insulin.

      When the stress is over the Parasympathetic Nervous reverses the process again it is the Hyptholamus that instigates this.

      Obviously its much more complex than this and I have focused on a few key hormones as it the action of these hormones that affects our well-being, the ageing process and blood pressure.

      The fight or flight response was not designed to last forever it was meant ti instigate an action to deal with an aggressor, be it a wild animal or in a fight with an attacker therein lies the problem modern stressors tends to be work, work colleagues etc. the stress becomes long acting, this kind of reaction is fine in the short term but very detrimental to the body in the long term.


      Take Cortisone, it has a damaging effect on specialised cells within the dermis (the skin), fibroblasts, these cells produce collagen and elastin, it is collagen and elastin that gives our skin elasticity and support. Adrenalin reduces blood supply to the peripheral tissues, such as the skin and hair, therefore, these structures do not receive adequate nourishment from the blood. So the effect of long term stress affects the skin resulting in ageing of the skin. However the skin is the least of our problems, those same hormones are responsible for raising the blood pressure, (fine if its short term) long term it put's strain on the heart having to pump harder, this in turn puts stress on the arteries and the tiny arteries (arterioles) within the kidneys and can cause damage to them. The raised blood pressure can lead to strokes and the circulating Cortisone as well as damaging the fibroblasts in the skin damages specialised white blood cells the T-lymphocytes which are instrumental in keeping our immune system healthy and enabling us to fight infection. The immune system is also responsible for destroying rogue mutant cells that can induce cancer. 

      This stress response was only designed to be for the short term and it works very well in this way to protect us from danger. But you need to ask yourself what are you worrying about? what will it achieve? My personal philosophy is this: if I can do something to alleviate my worry, I will strive to do this or seek help if I can't do so myself, if however no one can help what is the point of worrying, what will it achieve? as we can see ill health and we don't need this as well. The other part of my philosophy is this: thoughts are energy and like attracts 'like' in the universe, so negative thinking will attract negative energy and situations to us and likewise positive thoughts attract positive energy and situations to us. So it is true dwelling on stressful events can weaken your immune system and make you ill. However 'Daily Mail' and researchers us in Holistic Medicine have known this for decades

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      Article below from the 'Daily Mail'


      Are you a born worrier? Just dwelling on stressful events can weaken your immune system and make you ill

      • Researchers at Ohio University studied 34 healthy young women
      • They were asked to give a speech about her candidacy for a job
      • Half of the group was asked to contemplate their performance
      • For this half of the group levels of an inflammatory marker rose

      Worrying too much about stressful events can trigger inflammation, according to a new study.
      Researchers found dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body.
      They discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose.
      The study is the first time to directly measure this effect in the body.
      Worrying too much? Researchers found dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body
      Worrying too much? Researchers found dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body

      Study lead author Peggy Zoccola, an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio University in the United States, said: 'Much of the past work has looked at this in non-experimental designs.
      'Researchers have asked people to report their tendency to ruminate, and then looked to see if it connected to physiological issues. It's been correlational for the most part.'
      The research team recruited 34 healthy young women to participate in the project. 
       
        Each woman was asked to give a speech about her candidacy for a job to two interviewers in white laboratory coats, who listened with 'stone-faced' expressions.
        Half of the group was asked to contemplate their performance in the public speaking task, while the other half was asked to think about neutral images and activities, such as sailing ships or grocery store trips.
        The researchers drew blood samples that showed that the levels of C-reactive protein were significantly higher in the subjects who were asked to dwell on the speech.
        The study found that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose
        The study found that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose
        For these participants, the levels of the inflammatory marker continued to rise for at least one hour after the speech.
        During the same time period, the marker returned to starting levels in the subjects who had been asked to focus on other thoughts.
        The C-reactive protein is primarily produced by the liver as part of the immune system's initial inflammatory response.
        It rises in response to traumas, injuries or infections in the body.
        C-reactive protein is widely used as a clinical marker to determine if a patient has an infection, but also if he or she may be at risk for disease later in life.
        Doctor Zoccola said: 'More and more, chronic inflammation is being associated with various disorders and conditions.
        'The immune system plays an important role in various cardiovascular disorders such as heart disease, as well as cancer, dementia and autoimmune diseases.'
        Now Dr Zoccola is working with Fabian Benencia in Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lauren Mente, a registered nurse and graduate student in the School of Nursing, to investigate the effect of rumination on additional inflammation markers.
        She also hopes to study the issue in other populations, such as older adults, who might be vulnerable to rumination and health problems.
        She was due to present the findings at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Miami.



        Friday, 15 March 2013

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        IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO FORECAST THE FUTURE AND OTHER QUESTIONS?

        I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

        Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
        A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
        Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
        A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
        Q. What is free will?
        A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
        Q. How does free will affect a situation?
        A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
        Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
        A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
        Q. So what is the Aura?
        A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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