Monday, April 16, 2007

Phentermine and Pregnancy

Obesity is the main problem during pregnancy and may lead to diabetes in pregnant women. As per the latest survey carried out by the various research teams, there are no side effects of Phentermine in case of pregnant women if it is taken as per prescribed doses.

But if the doses of Phentermine are consumed in large quantity, there is a risk of abnormal development of foetus, so to reduce these risks, prescribed doses needs to be followed in proper manner under strict vigilance of the doctor. But it is an advice to the pregnant women that they should avoid Phentermine during pregnancy period because it may lead to gestational diabetes. Sometimes Phentermine can cause various withdrawal symptoms in case of pregnant women. To avoid all these side effects, Phentermine should be stopped before start of pregnancy stage and doctor needs to be consulted for more information about Phentermine.

In case of breast-feeding mothers, Phentermine is to be avoided, so that the newborn baby is safeguarded from various side effects. As Phentermine is from the family of sympathomimetic amines and it is almost similar to the Adipex-P, pregnant women should avoid taking Phentermine. This may lead to an addiction if the doses of Phentermine are taken in large quantities. If doctor permits you to go ahead with Phentermine during pregnancy period, you should gradually reduce the dose to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal. Before opting for Phentermine, please go through the instructions and quantity of doses written on the leaflet. Do not follow self-medication practice, it may result in abnormalities.

Along with above stated abnormalities, there are various side effects of Phentermine during pregnancy period and they are as follows.
• Phentermine may lead to allergic reactions during pregnancy stage.
• You may feel abnormality in breathing.
• Throat choking in pregnant women is a common side effect of the Phentermine.
• It might lead in swelling of lips and face.
• Phentermine may lead to risk of abnormal babies.
• Phentermine may cause abnormal heartbeats and the risk of high blood pressure.
• Headache and the dizziness occur in case of pregnant women due to Phentermine.
• Diarrhea and constipation are other minor side effects of the Phentermine, in case of pregnancy.
• The common and minor side effects in pregnancy are soar throat, confusion, anxiety, insomnia and the abnormal taste.
• There is also a risk of impotency due to the Phentermine.

Basically Phentermine is a type of medication that is used for reducing the appetite and obesity as it simulates the nervous systems in case of pregnant cases.

In general, Phentermine is not recommended for pregnant women as losing weight may lead to under-weight babies or with abnormality such as neural defect in which the spinal has abnormality. In case of such problems, it is better to get examined to have a healthy baby. The examinations or tests recommended by the doctor are ultrasound examination, which enables to check the physical behavior of the baby in mothers’ womb. Even this ultrasound can provide complete details of the head and the spinal cord of the baby. In such cases Phentermine should be stopped immediately.

Women who breast-feed their babies should also avoid taking Phentermine as the contents may pass on to the baby through the milk and may affect the health of baby. Tremors and agitation may occur in baby due to breast milk because the main function of Phentermine is to stimulate the central nervous system and that may lead to side effects. Before breast-feeding, mothers who plan to take the dose of Phentermine, should consult with the doctor.

All of the above information regarding side effects and disorders during pregnancy is only a guideline and not to be treated as authority for the Phentermine users. Readers are advised to discuss the issues with their doctor before opting for Phentermine.

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Are Prenatal Vitamins Really Necessary?

One of the first things that happens when a woman visits a doctor either in a visit to discuss becoming pregnant or the first visit after becoming pregnant is that she will receive a prescription for prenatal vitamins. It is such a common occurrence that most women don't give it a second thought. Vitamin supplementation is generally a debatable topic, but medical doctors agree that it is imperative for women who are pregnant. Consider the last time you had a nasty cold, for example. It is probably the case that your doctor did not prescribe that you take high doses of vitamin C as a treatment method.

Quite often, doctors are reluctant to prescribe vitamins for any health condition. So, why is it that they don't hesitate to prescribe prenatal vitamins? Quite simply, pregnancy means that a woman has to consume enough nutrients for two lives (more if multiple births are expected).

If people in general don't consume sufficient vitamins, it only makes sense that women would have a huge deficit of nutrients if they were to become pregnant. Not all prenatal vitamins are the same. While a woman will need sufficient amounts of all essential vitamins and minerals, the most important to a baby are folic acid and calcium. Folic acid is a B vitamin that is essential to prevent birth defects, especially those of the spinal cord and brain. A pregnant woman needs extra calcium so that the baby's teeth and bones can grow healthy and strong. The additional supply of calcium prevents the baby from the baby having to draw calcium from the mother's bone.

Of course, every woman has different needs. If you are a vegetarian, have a low tolerance for certain foods, or are on a restricted diet for health reasons, prenatal vitamins can provide you and your baby the nutrients you need that would otherwise not obtain. The exact vitamins you need is a determination that your doctor will make. Some women neglect to take prenatal vitamins and attempt to use a multivitamin instead. This is not a good idea since multivitamins rarely contain the additional nutrients that a woman needs when she is pregnant.
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The Advantage Of Niche Marketing

Copyright 2005 Patric Chan'Do You Know The Most Common Question I Get All The Time About Internet Marketing?'The question is ..."How Do I Make Money On The Internet?"Now - I want to be honest with you. It's a valid question but it's impossible to answer that question because there are just too many things to talk about in that topic!I mean, other analogies to that question are ..."How can you make a girl/guy likes you." or "How can I be a good parent."There are so many ways to achieve that!But ...If I can sum it all up to give you the secret of making money online fast WITHOUT competing with experienced internet marketing gurus, the answer is ..."Build an online niche business."What? Online niche business? What's that?It's niche marketing.For the record, I'll define an online niche business as a business that is not about 'How To' make money online or offline and internet marketing related topics.Here are a few niche marketing examples:A website about dog training ...A website about digital camera ...A website about wedding planning ...A website about baby sitting ...A website about fresh water fishing ...A website about Thai kickboxing ... etc, etc.You get the idea, don't you?However, I have to agree with you that the ‘How To’ make money niche market is a profitable market.No doubts about that.So, why am I still insisting to everyone who has asked me how to make money online to explore the income potential of niche marketing?Am I afraid of competitors?That’s silly.Does Anthony Robbins worry about the other 1000’s of motivational speakers in United States?I don't think so.The reason I highly recommend someone to build a niche business is because he/she will not be competing with experienced internet marketing gurus. Like, if you’re planning to build a niche market for martial arts, you can focus on ‘ninjitsu for women’ etc. Don’t build a niche market purely on ‘martial arts’. That’s too huge a market.Now -- How many experienced internet marketing gurus are you going to be competing with in ‘Ninjitsu for women’? Hardly any.But hey, don’t go and do ‘Ninjitsu for women’, ok? That’s just an example that I plucked from the air. But here’s the most important advice:It’s not about making $100,000.00 from a niche market or whatever amount of money you set yourself to earn.It’s how you’re going to make the first $1 from that niche. Once you have done that successfully, there’s nothing stopping you from improving that online niche business’s income.Let’s talk about ‘Ninjitsu for Women’ again.The first product that you sell might be an ebook titled,’10 Easy Ways To Master Ninjitsu Martial Art For Women’.Once you sell that, you can expand the business and start selling: i. More ebooks ii. Ninjitsu tools and gear (Sell as an affiliate to reduce the handling inventory and order fulfillment cost)iii. Ninjitsu classes iv. etc etcThe sky’s the limit for what else you can sell in the same niche market as long as you know how to make your first dollar online.

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Patric Chan is a direct response expert, internet infopreneur, marketing strategist and author. His product, Online Niche Secrets Audio Course reveals how he started a niche online business and make it profitable in less than 48 hours at

A Proven Way That Women Can Quit Drinking Without AA

A Proven Way That Women Can Quit Drinking Without AA
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has helped millions of people recover from alcoholism. For many women, however, AA may not be the best choice when it comes to the difficult task of quitting drinking. The main reason it may not be the best choice is this:

AA is based on the philosophy that self-centeredness is the root of alcoholism. In other words, AA's approach is to instill humility and minimize egotism in its members.

While this method may have been appropriate for white males in the 1940's when AA was founded, it does not meet the very different needs of women. Here's why.

- Women who have a problem with alcohol oftentimes suffer from feelings of guilt and low self-esteem.

- Women already judge and berate themselves mercilessly.

- What women need to recover is to develop a sense of competency in themselves and rebuild their feelings of self-worth.

- Quitting drinking requires overcoming dependencies, forgetting the past and planning for the future.

I agree that it is necessary for a woman to have humility in order to accept that she has a drinking problem. But taking humility beyond this first step is actually counter productive for the woman alcoholic.

Jean Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., founder of the Women for Sobriety Program (WFS), writes that "to accept humility is absolutely the worst thing that could happen to a woman alcoholic." From long experience Jean understood that for women to overcome feelings of helplessness and powerlessness they must have a program that helps them to rebuild their self-image.

The main component of AA's program is spirituality. Specifically, they believe that in order to recover, one must surrender one's will to a higher power.

WFS, on the other hand, does not encourage reliance on a higher power or something outside yourself. Women for Sobriety believes that your power must come from within.

This new, empowering method for women to quit drinking produces concrete results. An interesting study was published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse by L. A. Kaskutas in 1996.

What the study found was that after women became really aware that they had to do something about their drinking, the percentage of women who were sober within 1 year after attending Women for Sobriety meetings was 38%. In contrast, the percentage of women who were sober within 1 year after attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings was 26%.

One of the reasons why AA meetings are so prevalent is the fact that one aspect of their spiritual philosophy is a strong emphasis on service. Specifically, AA members are encouraged to attend meetings for life, and be part of a sponsorship program where experienced members assist beginners.

In contrast, because WFS encourages self-sufficiency, it does not promote lifelong attendance at meetings. Also, although WFS does not have a formal sponsorship program, it encourages an informal support structure among the women. A result of this WFS philosophy of leading women away from dependencies is that meetings are not as widely found with the Women for Sobriety Program as they are with AA.

The Women for Sobriety web site does, however, provide support in the form of on-line meetings, chat, and a bulletin board. They also have a large collection of popular books on recovery as well as their own literature for sale. This contrasts with AA meetings where only AA approved literature is allowed.

I like that WFS permits a wide range of meeting topics. And one of the best aspects of the WFS meeting format is that conversation is encouraged whereas AA has a strict "no cross-talk" rule during meetings.

Another difference between WFS and AA is that one-third of WFS members also attend AA meetings because they need more frequent meetings to stay sober and they like the fellowship and support. Women for Sobriety is open to this approach and, in fact, states that their Program "can be used with or without AA."

AA, however, tends to discourage attendance at alternative programs. This can be seen through some of the wording in the introductory portion of the meeting where it is stated, "rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path," and, later: "many of us thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not."

Power comes from looking forward not back. It is very important for women to have a positive, proactive force supporting them when it comes to quitting drinking. This is different than the AA approach of focusing on negative memories of the past to prevent drinking in the future.

A classic example of this is I have had many women come to my Women for Sobriety group and tell me that after hearing a person's drinking story at an AA speaker meeting, they felt so badly when leaving the meeting that they just wanted to go out and drink. In contrast, many women share with me that they feel positive and hopeful for the future when they get out of our WFS meeting.

If you are curious about learning more about the Women for Sobriety Program, click on the link I've provided below. There you will find some resources that I have put together for you. Some of these resources include:

- Statistics on reasons why women like or dislike WFS and AA
- Specific details about the entire Women for Sobriety Program
- A revealing book describing the AA Program from a woman's perspective
- Why the Women for Sobriety Program may not be for you

AA has been responsible for helping women get and remain sober for many years and I applaud their efforts. However, I spent 3 years in and out of AA at the beginning of my sobriety and I was never able to get my heart into the program.

During that 3 years I purchased and read all the WFS literature and finally engaged the help of a private therapist. When I finally got empowered enough to start a WFS meeting in my area, my ability to stay sober became permanent.

I have been sober for 8 years now. I attribute my continuous sobriety to several things that the WFS Program revealed to me:

- The importance of getting to know myself and the reasons why I drank
- How to develop a lasting positive self-image
- The power was within me to pursue my true interests
- That long-term sobriety is possible with the support of like-minded women in my WFS group

Jeannie Long

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About the Author Jeannie Long now enjoys 8 years of continuous sobriety. She leads a weekly support group for women using the Women for Sobriety Program. She helps women achieve better physical and mental health through her health related web sites and newsletters. To read about the subjects covered in Jeannie's Commit to Recovery newsletter, click on the following link:

New loan Website for Small Business Startups Provides Entrepreneurs Financing Resources

Toronto, ON February 26, 2007 – All Startups begin with a dream or an idea. Perhaps a need for independence, or freedom from conventional corporate restrictions is wanted. is an on-line community that connects entrepreneurs with investors who are looking for new opportunities to invest their funds.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005 data, 370,000 young people from 16-24 were self-employed, the occupational category that includes entrepreneurs. The Bureau of Labor statistics further indicate that the self-employed category will grow 5% from 2004 to 2014.

Not only are today’s young people finding new avenues to support themselves, many others seeking a work life balance are leaving the corporate world behind to explore new opportunities that provide them with a greater sense of autonomy and satisfaction.

According to the Centre for Women’s Business Research, between 1997 and 2006, the number of majority women-owned businesses increased 42%. Further, the Centre states that in 2006, majority women-owned businesses are expected to generate $1.1 trillion in revenues.

Unquestionably, the desire and passion to start a new business exists but many don’t have the financial means to turn their ideas and plans into reality. is an on-line community that connects entrepreneurs with financers who are looking for new opportunities to invest their available funds. Finally, a one-stop solution to satisfy the needs of both parties is here.

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Marriage Is An Assignment

We need to examine our lives as men and women. The pain we have in life is the direct result of the breakdown of family. Marriage is an assignment. Two people are to look at one another and recognize who each is in God and understand that they are supposed to build each other in that. But what happens today is that many women wake up every day trying to figure out what my man should be doing for me. And men, what is really corrupting society is that there are no fathers and mentors. There has to be a patriarch who understands that he must be an example. He must provide leadership and teach. Young people are lost because there is no covering, no wisdom. We, as men, have to come outside of our homes and spread ourselves; these boys and girls need to be touched with truth, not lies.

Men, Take Heed…
In the beginning, God fathered man. He mentored man. He taught man before He gave him a woman. We need to do something about mentoring men. In Genesis, it says, she took its fruit and ate it, and she also gave to her husband and he ate. At this moment, Adam failed to protect his wife. God has lifted us up to protect what has come out of us; when we fail to do that, we loose a curse. Adam knew what was right, but he didn’t speak up, and he didn’t do anything about it. Adam was more concerned, at that moment, with keeping harmony with his wife rather than keeping harmony with God. There are times you have to take a stand. You know that you are led by God, and you understand what His word says, so you have to stand in that direction. It’s a lot of pressure. Men, I charge you today, if you need to read and study anything, it needs to be scripture. To turn this nation around, a man must study the word of God, and say when the scripture is misquoted.

Men, we are responsible for standing up and taking our rightful roles…as mentor, father, role models. God is going to hold us accountable. All of the pain going on in society… women have been abused by us, used by us, all of this AIDs stuff…. We’ve got to give an account to God. And the children…we’re responsible for wherever they end up. I don’t care if it’s your child from birth or not.

We’re responsible.

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Bishop Eddie L. Long is an acclaimed teacher, entrepreneur, author, and modern day prophet to the nations. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia just outside Atlanta. Visit him at or go to