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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sharing on Facebook to Make Money

Making money online may be effectively accomplished by sharing information on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Although starting an online business, such as affiliate or internet marketing, may involve much effort and endeavor, including searching for products to sell, setting up blogs and websites to advertise and promote them with relevant contents, these potential problems can easily be overcome by using the the cloud-based AFFILIATE CONTENT PROFIT APP.

Basically, this is how it works:

Find trending website content created by others.

Put YOUR OWN affiliate offer on other people's website content (by using the cloud-based


Share the website content on Facebook, or other social media websites or witth anyone to start
making money online without selling at all!

The reality is that you can actually make money online by just posting website
content on Facebook! SHARING is the key to this online money making.

In other words, finding CONTENT is no longer a problem. You can actually make money online by just posting website content on Facebook! And the best part is that you DO NOT need to have your own blog or website; you only post website content created by others, and start making money online for yourself.

Get the FREE Software and Training to start making money on Facebook.

Stephen Lau
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Understanding Depression

Depression is no respecter of persons. Millions and millions of people worldwide are afflicted with this mental disease.

You must understand the complications and complexities of this as-old-as-age mental disorder. First and foremost, you must know the depression basics.

The Depression Basics 

Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 15 million American adults, and nearly twice as many women (6.7 million) as men (3.2 million) suffering from depressive episodes each year.

Depression can occur at any age, including childhood, the teenage years, and adulthood. This debilitating disorder is more than an abnormal emotional experience of sadness, loss, or hopelessness – it can interfere persistently and significantly with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, activity, and physical health. We are living in a world of depression.

Depression may include anxiety attacks, panic attacks, mood disorders, such as bipolar depression. Different types may have different symptoms and varying degrees of severity, and there are significant individual differences in the symptoms and severity.

Risk factors

Some of the risk factors of mental depression may include:

  • A life-changing event, such as the loss of a loved one or divorce.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Certain medications, including some high blood pressure drugs.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • A history of child abuse.
  • Sustained problems at home or at work.
  • Physical trauma.
  • Other family members with a prior history of depression.
  • Chronic stress or anxiety.
 Causes of depression

There is no single cause of mental depression. Psychological, biological, and environmental factors may all contribute to its development. Generally, depression may be caused by one or more of the following:


There is scientific evidence of a genetic predisposition to mental depression. When there is a family history of the illness, there is an increased risk for developing depression. However, not everyone with a genetic predisposition develops mental depression.

Brain chemical imbalance

Norepinephrine serotonin, and dopamine are three neurotransmitters (chemical messengers that transmit electrical signals between brain cells) are implicated in the cause of mental depression.


According to a recent study, half of all people with advanced or terminal cancer suffer from some form of depression, anxiety or adjustment disorders. According to researchers, medical management of cancer has improved significantly over the past 10 years, but mental health care has not been fully integrated into cancer patients’ treatment plans. Research studies show that depression and anxiety can adversely affect a cancer patient’s quality of life and attitudes towards living and dying even more than physical pain.


Your mood, memory, and other cognitive functions depend on the efficiency of your neurotransmission, which is the communication between brain cells. Hormones in your body play a pivotal role in regulating chemicals in your neurotransmission —norepinephrineserotonin, and dopamine — which in turn regulates your moods. 

Your estrogen level has significant impact on your brain not only in enhancing the growth and survival of your brain cells, but also in regulating your emotional states, such as anxiety and depression.

As women age, their estrogen levels decline, and they are more vulnerable to depression. As men age, they, too, are at greater risk of major depression due to declining testosterone.

Your thyroid hormone regulates the metabolism of your entire body. Low thyroid hormone levels are both a cause and effect of low estrogen, thus leading to mental depression and mood disorders, such as bipolar depression.

Nutritional deficiencies

Depression may be caused by nutritional deficiency. For example, magnesium deficiency is responsible for neurotransmission abnormalities. All chemical reactions in the body require an enzyme system to initiate the biochemical reaction, and magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. In addition, magnesium is responsible for neurotransmission abnormalities — the precursors of different types of mental disorders.

 Environmental toxins

Research studies have linked environmental toxins, such as chemicals, pesticides, pollutants, to depression.

Even some commonly prescribed drugs, such as sleeping pills, high-blood pressure drugs, antibiotics, and painkillers are implicated in neurotransmission abnormalities.

New Perspectives of Depression

One of the aims of this blog is to change your perspectives of depression, thereby helping you as well as members of your family. In order to do this, you need not only to know the basics of mental depression, but also to educate yourself as much as possible. Empowering yourself with knowledge is the first step towards recovery from depression.

It is YOUR responsibility to educate yourself to know what is going on in your body, in particular, your mind (visit my blog: Increase Mind Power) Your knowledge of your mental conditions will go a long way in inspiring and fostering better doctor-to-doctor and doctor-to-patient communication, which holds the key to success in the recovery progress.

One of the greatest challenges in modern medicine is how to improve communication among doctors in different fields. For example, a cardiologist may tell his or her patient to stop taking an antidepressant deemed necessary by the psychiatrist. Given that your mental state is indivisible from the functions of your nervous, endocrine, and immune systems, doctors and specialists from various fields must speak the same language for the sake of improving your overall well-being.

Garry Vickar
 (psychiatrist) remarked: “Doctors have a tendency to close their minds to anything other than what they read in their literature.”

Help your doctors become a part of your healing process. Help your doctors and specialists become more open and communicative. You will ultimately benefit the most.

Stephen Lau
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Relax to Sleep

Sleep relaxes and rejuvenates both the body and the mind. Natural sleep is a natural human instinct for relaxation of muscles. According to Chinese medicine, natural sleep is holistic health and wellness. .

In a CNN news report, sleep deprivation affects the size of your brain. In the article, Dr. Neal Maru, a neurologist and sleep specialist with Integrated Sleep Services in Alexandria, Virginia, says: “Poor sleep can affect our immune system, our cardiovascular health, weight, and, of course, memories.” Indeed, insomnia is an immune system wrecker. Therefore, it is important to have natural sleep to protect your immune system to alleviate, if not to cure, your myasthenia gravis disease symptoms. 

Given that sleep is a natural process, it is against nature to artificially induce sleep with medications. Do not use sleep medicine to overcome insomnia. The reason is that all pharmaceutical drugs are loaded with toxic chemicals that further damage your compromised immune system.

Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry: is an informative and inspirational book by Elaine Hollingsworth, the movie-star-turned-heath-crusader, who explains in detail how understanding dangerous drugs, unreliable medical tests, and often-times unnecessary procedures may help you escape the sickness industry through healthy sleep and natural health. Do not fall into the trap of the sickness industry by taking more dangerous drugs, such as sleep medications, which not only are dangerous but also create the drug-dependence.

To overcome insomnia or get natural sleep, perform this simple Chinese Taoist exercise:

  • Lie on your back. Bend both knees.
  • Use both hands to pull your knees towards your chest, and breathe naturally.
  • Hold for one to two minutes, and relax.
  • Straighten your legs, putting your arms and hands at your sides. Relax for one to two minutes.
  • Take a deep breath, and stretch both arms upwards above your head.
  • Then, slowly bring your hands down while you breathe out.
  • Massage your body from your chest to your abdomen for a few minutes.
  • Bring both hands at your sides, and relax.
  • Repeat as necessary until you feel drowsy and fall asleep.
This exercise is good not just for insomnia, but also for your lower back pain, if it is performed on a hard surface.

No ego, no stress,  and no insomnia! Get rid of your ego may help you get rid of your stress, thereby instrumental in making you sleep better.

Stephen Lau
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Happiness and Self-Healing

Self-healing begins when you are wise and happy. Mental happiness and body wellness are interrelated. If you are happy, your body will heal faster. It’s just that simple.

But happiness is not easy to come by, especially when your mind is not prepared to receive it. The mind needs wisdom to create happiness thoughts to stimulate the brain cells to produce chemicals that make one happy. Genuine human happiness comes from human thoughts that are the components of human personality. Therefore,  understanding personality development may throw some light on why you are happy or unhappy.

According to the famous psychologist Erik Erikson, your personality has evolved through several decades of changes and experiences, resulting in who and what you have now become. Therefore, profound wisdom is to understand how those changes in your life have occurred and shaped your personality, and how adapting yourself to those changes now may still benefit you in the long run. In other words, human wisdom plays a pivotal role in human happiness, without which self-healing of the body and the mind is difficult, if not impossible. 

The Happiness Smoothie

This is a powerful Green Smoothie recipe for happiness, that naturally boosts your feelings of energy and happiness to a level that many people never get to experience. Is this for real? Each ingredient in this smoothie targets various areas of your brain to positively effect your mood, energy levels and overall well being. Imagine waking up tomorrow with a joyful, abundant, potent energy flowing through you.

Stephen Lau
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Weight Management Resources

Nowadays, everybody wants to lose a few pounds, or eliminate his or her body fat, especially around the waist line. Unfortunately, it is easier said than done, and many are lost in the battle of the bulge. The explanation is that weight management is not an easy chore, and it requires not only determination, perseverance, but most importantly the know-how, which is the resources.

Click here to get the resources.

Stephen Lau
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