Embarrassing warts scattered on your hands or feet that refuse to budge? You're not alone. Several years ago, I had this exact same issue. Five years of seeing a dermatologist for treatment (including freezing, as you would expect) and unfortunately, the results were not positive. Instead, the unsightly malformations began to spread. The next decision was to try burning, did that work? Sadly not. How about injections? Guess what? No luck, once again. Running out of options, cream was prescribed as treatment and low and behold, no joy. Finally, beetle acid was considered. After yet another failure, I was beginning to feel frustrated, annoyed and sadly; defeated.
The advice handed to me was that the best we could do was manage the condition. This was due to my immune system not being as efficient, caused by my kidney transplant. I wasn't settled here and decided to delve into some research of my own, there was no way this was going to beat me. Trawling through articles, forums and videos eventually led me to apple cider vinegar. Apart from being a curious alternative remedy, I have to be blunt; the stuff stinks. Honestly, the smell was off putting, however at this stage, anything was worth a try.
Naturally, I had my doubts, as anybody would. However, further investigation eventually gave me enough confidence to go for it, after all the application was simple enough. All you have to do is take a cotton wool ball and allocate a piece of it to match the size of your wart, then soak this in the apple cider vinegar. Once this is done, squeeze firmly to rid the ball of the excess and then place onto the affected area, sealing it in place with a band-aid. Changing it one or two times a day for two weeks will yield the desired results; that's right, it will be GONE!
I tested this out with one hand, just to see if it worked and you can only imagine my elation when it did. It's hard to describe my sheer joy when I was finally rid of these pesky warts but the best part? They didn't come back, or spread further. Imagine the feeling I had, after going through five years of gruelling procedures to see no results, but then after mere weeks I get them out of my life for good? It's truly a miracle and I urge anyone who is suffering with the same affliction as me to give this a try!
Being financially independent can be looked at as a pipe dream for some, and indeed, there is a heavy burden on one's shoulders, should the weight of monetary struggles bear down. However, it doesn't need to be this way. You can find solace with many guides and experts, and one such guru is Dave Ramsey. Not long ago, I stumbled across a clip on YouTube and was persuaded to purchase his book, out of curiosity. The pages within "The Total Money Makeover" were so enthralling that I simply could not put it down; everything made complete sense. Of course, there is always a degree of skepticism attached to any "revolutionary" self-help guide, however I have poured lots of time and effort into researching and inhaling as much information as possible so I can be fully equipped on my journey, which I will share with you on this site. Before that though, let's begin with the basics and investigate the "7 Baby Steps" which kick-start the expedition to financial safety;
There isn't! But here are 10 reasons on why you should!
1. Organ donation is an opportunity to help others. People who are on an organ waiting list typically have end-stage organ disease that significantly impacts their quality of life and may be near the end of their life. Receiving an organ can become a life-changing event for these people
2. 60 is the number. Up to 60 people can benefit and heal from your combined donations of tissue, organs, and corneas. You have the power to give a mother, father, grandparent, friend, and a child back to their loved ones for a second chance at life.
3. Movement is magical. By your donation of tissues, ligaments, and bones you are able to give the gift of movement back to a person. Think of a child taking their first steps, a mother being able to run, and a friend being able to dance. The gift of movement changes a life.
4. The organ waiting list continues to grow. Everyday, there are nearly 124,000 people on the waiting list for an organ and approximately 10 additional people are added each day.
5. It could be you in need. It could be you, or your family members. Wouldn't you want the gift of life to be given to you or your loved ones? To be given a chance at life again? Life is unpredictable and you never know when an emergency or health condition will arise.
6. The list is blind. Unlike what most people think, the organ donor list does not prioritize the famous or the wealthy. You can be from any state, from any racial background, or male or female. According to Trans Web's article, "Organs are allocated according to strict rules that take into account physical matching, tissue and blood type matching, medical criteria, waiting time, severity of illness, etc."
7. Organ donation can be a rewarding and positive experience. It can help a family work through the grieving process and deal with their loss by knowing their loved one is helping save the lives of others.
8. Tattoo? No problem. According to The Wall Street Journal's article, "Anyone who dies can be considered as a potential donor, and tattoos don't preclude organ donations... Potential donors and organs are tested by doctors before a transplant is made."
9. Live donations? Possible? One of the most needed organs are kidneys. Over 3,000 people are added each month to the waiting list and 13 people die a day waiting for a kidney (National Kidney Foundation). As long as one kidney can support your bodily function of removing waste, you can donate one kidney while you are living. You are also able to give two lobes of your liver because over time your liver is able to regenerate itself (Organ Donor Gov)!
10. Not ready to donate life? A less major donation you can make is a blood donation. Every two seconds in the United States someone is in need of blood. To put it in perspective, Red Cross Blood states that a single car accident victim can need up to 100 pints of blood, while the average donation is only one pint. Donating blood is a completely safe process. Your body will replace the blood lost in only a matter of hours.
Bonus: Becoming a donor is easy.When you register to renew your license, simply check the box that asks if you’d like to be a donor. You can also log onto https://organdonor.gov to register.