Perhaps Drug Rehab Slipped Her Mind?

An Australian member of parliament has called for the children of drug addicts to be permanently removed from their parents and offered for adoption. Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop wants to see adoption, rather than fostering, used to separate children from parents who are battling addiction. Excuse me, but has the honorable member completely forgotten about successful drug rehab programs?

Ms. Bishop, who is currently chairing an Australian parliamentary inquiry into the impact of illicit drug use on families, told the Australian Broadcasting Company’s Four Corners program that the current system is skewed towards the interests of drug-using parents, and not their children. She said there are hundreds of parents who are desperate to adopt children and give them love and good homes, but “there is this ‘biology first’ principle.”

By ignoring that successful drug rehab can keep a family together, and tossing “this biology first principle” on the trash heap, Ms. Bishop nullifies both the proven breakthroughs in the science of drug rehab, as well as one of the most primal urges of human history and experience – the urge for one’s own biological parents, and children.

Ms. Bishop’s detractors have been quick to speak up. Brisbane Youth Service spokeswoman Amanda Davies said there is no evidence that all people that use drugs are unable to parent their children. And Queensland Council of Social Service president Karyn Walsh said there is strong evidence that forced removals cause children long-term harm. “You can’t just go removing children simply because their parents have a drug addiction,” she said. “Children need to know their parents, and not all parents who have a drug addiction are bad parents, or incapable of parenting.”

Victorian Child Safety Commissioner Bernie Geary put it best when he said, “There is nothing in my experience worse than a child who’s sentenced to be without their parents for the rest of their lives. Children are better off with families in the long run.”

And let’s not forget the ultimate solution: if the parents do a successful drug rehab program that gets down to the bottom of why they’re taking drugs and resolves those issues, they won’t be addicts.

Male Organ Rash from Shingles? It Happens

Good male organ care is essential for maintaining a guy’s favorite body part in its best condition. Not only is a healthy manhood better positioned to perform at appropriate levels, but it also tends to be more handsome and appealing. And sine first impressions are important, a man wants to have a piece of equipment in his pants that looks good and healthy – not one that is sporting an off-putting male organ rash. Taking good care of member skin can help prevent a male organ rash, but there can be other causes of skin conditions, like shingles, which can still pop up unexpectedly.
For young guys, too?

But, wait – isn’t shingles an old man’s disease? Should a healthy young guy really be worried about it? Well, worried, no – but he should be aware of the possibility, because shingles is NOT something which occurs only in old age. True, about half of all shingles cases occur in people age 60 and over, but even children can come down with it.

So what is it?

People talk about shingles, but do they have more than a vague idea of what they are talking about? Shingles is a viral disease featuring a skin rash that tends to be localized but occurs in a fairly wide swipe. The rash can be anywhere on the body, including the member, sacks and general midsection area. Many people report feeling a tingling sensation in the affected area for a few days before the rash appears. In some instances, there may also be fever, headache or pains associated with the shingles outbreak. Many people find the rash, which may turn to blisters, to be painful to the touch.

Most cases of shingles clear up within a few weeks, but in some cases there may be lingering nerve pain which can last for months or even years.

What causes it?

Shingles is actually caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If a person contracted chickenpox as a child, the virus remains in their system in an inactive state – and it can be activated later in life and cause shingles.

A person can also contract the virus if they come into physical contact with the blisters on an infected person. For this reason, a person with a male organ rash caused by shingles should abstain from sensual contact with another person until the rash has cleared up, to prevent the risk of spreading the virus to a partner. Of course, since significant pain is often present in the area that is affected by shingles, the manhood may be too sensitive to withstand sensual contact anyway.

Treatment

A man with shingles on his member should consult with a doctor to determine treatment. Pain medications (often basic over-the-counter kinds) may be recommended, as well as antiviral tablets or corticosteroids. If nerve pain is present, the doctor may recommend wearing loose-fitting underwear and trousers. Some men find that cold compresses applied to the manhood can lessen the pain during an outbreak. Oatmeal baths and calamine lotion can help if the male organ rash results in excessive itchiness.

The male organ rash caused by shingles is but one of many potential skin conditions which can affect one’s male organ health. Rashes with a topical, non-viral base are more likely to be prevented by regular application of a top notch male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). It helps to find a crème that contains both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E, which together can create a moisture lock to keep member skin properly moisturized. A good crème will also include a powerful antioxidant; alpha lipoic acid is a superb example of one. The antioxidant helps fight excess free radicals which otherwise may cause oxidative stress that weakens sensitive manhood skin.

Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight

Did you know that more than 65% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese? That translates into a host of potential health problems caused by excess pounds. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke top the list. Many factors contribute to obesity. The number of calories you consume, your ability and willingness to exercise and your genes all coalesce to determine a person’s weight.

Hypnosis is an effective way to help people lose weight when it’s used in conjunction with other weight loss programs. Many people need six to eight sessions to benefit from hypnosis for weight loss. Hypnosis helps reframe the subconscious thinking that affects our eating behaviors. It helps people control non-hunger related eating.

If you eat too much of the wrong foods to reward yourself after a tough day or if you turn to food when you feel sad or lonely, you can change your responses. Hypnosis can strengthen self esteem, improve decision making, and help you manage stress. Studies have shown that people who combine hypnosis with healthy eating programs keep the weight off longer.

Finding the right weight loss and fitness program for you can make the difference between success and failure. Talk with your doctor about the many options available. Some people find it helpful to attend support groups. Others explore low fat cooking or order prepackaged food that takes minutes to prepare. Look at ways you can realistically increase daily exercise. Researchers have determined that several short periods of exercise during the week provides as much benefit as fewer longer exercise sessions. This is good news for people who find it hard to carve out an hour five times a week to go to a gym or fitness club. Maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise takes planning and commitment.

When you manage your weight you reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. You also feel and look your best. Many people find that weight loss eases depression and improves quality of life. Vitality and energy increase while symptoms of chronic pain and discomfort decrease.

It’s often subconscious thinking that creates the greatest obstacles to achieving long term weight management. You can turn the resentment that often slows or stops your weight loss strategy into feelings of success and well being by using hypnosis.