Quantum Connection

Quantum is the Latin word for amount and is used to describe the smallest possible unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter. This framework is responsible for any number of bizarre phenomena—theoretical cats that are simultaneously dead and alive  and particles miles apart that can communicate instantaneously. [Read more…]

Sexual Activity and Hair Loss

In Chinese medicine, which has its roots in Taoism, it is widely accepted that there is a direct correlation between kidney/adrenal health and the health of the hair.

It has been recorded in both Taoist (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) medical texts for thousands of years that there is a connection between sexual activity in men and hair loss. It is maintained that excessive emission by men during intercourse or otherwise puts tremendous stress on the kidneys and results in pattern hair loss for those genetically predisposed. [Read more…]

Which Diets Works Best?

Which Diet Works BestThere are many different weight loss plans and products available today. Most will give you some results while others are strictly a temporary fad created by someone’s imagination. Most restrictions of high fat, high carbs and high sugar will temporarily work and could give you the desired results if you could only stick to it long enough and modify your overall eating habits.

Diets like the Atkin’s Diet, South Beach Diet, Dukan, Paleo and many others are based on restricting carbohydrate intake or at least eliminating processed carbs such as white flour and sugar. However the reality is that most diets will not eliminate the cravings for your favorite foods and do not allow you to fully enjoy social activities centered on entertainment and food.

The biggest problem is the psychological aspect of changing our habits from indulging in foods we love and the comfort we derive from them to a more disciplined approach of making choices and to plan for healthy meals in advance.

So – what is the best diet? … THE ONE THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

The search continues for a miracle pill to cure obesity which would allow you to have your cake and lose weight at the same time. And that is the reason we keep on searching for the newest and latest weight loss program with the hope to find an easy solution to one of the most widespread health hazards of modern times. In most cases restricting the foods we love would also take care of extra weight gain.

There is lots of information available on how to change your eating habits. A diet is a great way to start eliminating some unwanted pounds, but it is a change in lifestyle that will permanently keep you at a desired weight. More……

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Natural Probiotics and Superfood

Long before freezers and canning machines were available people in ancient times knew how to preserve fruits and vegetables in season for the long winters when food was scarce.

The fermentation process was accomplished through lacto-fermentation, converting the sugars into lactic-acid and giving the fermented foods its characteristic sour taste. It is also a natural preservative and inhibits putrefying bacteria, preventing these foods from rotting. Vegetables and fruits are converted into lactic acid by its many lactic acid producing bacteria. These lactobacilli are ubiquitous and are present on the surface of all living things and especially plentiful on all leaves and plants growing near the ground.

This makes some vegetables such as cabbage, cucumbers and beets ideal for the many digestive issues. Sauerkraut (sour white cabbage) or cabbage juice has a long history of providing benefits for a variety of health conditions.

This superfood is made from finely shredded cabbage and salt which preserves the cabbage for the first few days while the probiotic bacteria begin to grow. These probiotic bacteria are extremely beneficial to human digestion and are the mechanism that turns cabbage into a super nutritious food. Naturally fermented sauerkraut does not contain vinegar, the sour taste comes from the process of fermentation.

 

Doctor Talk

doctor talkIt is obvious that most of the information accumulated by your doctor comes from you.  Therefore you are best qualified to keep your own organized records in a notebook, a file or on your computer. These records should include any allergies, sensitivities, unusual bleeding or discharges, pain or other symptoms experienced by you and any unusual events in your life such as trauma (physical and emotional), falls and injuries.

The next step is to look at all your prescriptions and to record all the details listed on the label, including dates, dosages, contra-indications and other recommendations. Next record all medical treatments, hospital stays, procedures, surgeries, dental treatments and doctor visits and the reason for these in details.

When blood tests or any other testing is required a copy of the results should be obtained by you and a proper explanation by your doctor should be given. It is often beneficial to review these tests results and  to compare them to earlier test results.  By comparing them  to normal ranges and values,  you may have the opportunity to make lifestyle changes or add supplements before the issues become serious and must be treated with prescription drugs or surgery.

Keeping these records for you and your family does not eliminate any visits to your doctor but is very helpful in providing all relevant details when needed.

Born With A Silver Spoon

Most people know the saying “Born with a silver spoon”. This means that the child would never want for anything. Since the 17th century the silver spoon symbolizes great fortune and privilege and prosperous individuals would present them to newborns.

The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome have known for thousands of years that silver had anti-bacterial properties and used silver to control bodily infections and prevent food spoilage. Early American settlers dropped silver coins into their milk to kill bacteria and to keep it fresh until use.

Throughout the “Middle Ages” in Europe, it had been noticed that royalty, who consumed most of their food and drink from silver tableware, utensils and cups, tended to develop a bluish skin tone (Blue bloods). That was due to the silver that entered their bodies during consumption.

Furthermore the lower rate of plague related deaths among royalty led to the inference that silver has protective properties.

The Amazing Benefits of Oil Pulling

Astonishing results have been accomplished by practicing the age old Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. The exciting factor of this healing method is its simplicity. All it takes is a tablespoon of cold pressed sesame, sunflower or unrefined coconut oil to get to some of the root causes of chronic conditions and health problems.

It is most beneficial to practice oil pulling in the morning before brushing your teeth, before breakfast – on an empty stomach. The art of slowly swishing the oil around the inside of the mouth and by sucking and pulling the oil between the teeth for five to twenty minutes, mixing it with your saliva, creates an interaction to activate enzymes needed to draw toxins from your body.

As the oil is being swished back and forth mixed with saliva, it becomes more watery and white and very toxic and under no condition should it be swallowed. Once the process is completed, remove the oil by spitting and thoroughly rinse your mouth afterwards to eliminate any trace of it. Normal activities can be resumed at this point.

For chronic conditions the oil pulling process can be repeated one or two more times during the day, but always on an empty stomach and before meals and always with proper rinsing afterwards.

One of the most striking results is the fastening of lose teeth, the elimination of bleeding gums and bad breath. The benefits can be far reaching since studies show that oral health is linked to general health and well-being.

Health Benefits of Sulfur

After calcium and phosphorus, sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body. It is concentrated mostly in muscles tissue, skin and bones. A shortage of sulfur contributes to loss of elasticity in connective tissues and cartilage leading to stiff muscles, painful joints, sagging skin and wrinkles.

Sulfur is also needed for insulin production, detoxification on a cellular level and is part of one of the most important anti-oxidants the body produces – glutathione. Glutathione cannot work without sulfur.

Getting enough sulfur in the diet can be challenging, since there is a transition away from traditional foods such as bone broth for soups and stews from organically raised animals. A good alternate source is MSM known for reducing pain and inflammation and is widely used for arthritic conditions.

MSM is 34% sulfur by weight and is in almost all raw foods, especially in leafy green vegetables, raw milk and beer, coffee and port wines.  Due to food storage, transportation, processing, cooking, excessive washing and drying, the amount of available MSM is often reduced are lost. To get the most benefits, the foods must be raw or minimally heated and processed.

With its amazing anti-allergenic and anti-parasitic properties MSM is also a natural, safe histamine inhibitor without the negative side effects of traditional anti-histamines.

How Long Will You Live – 3 Tests

hMost people have a desire to live life to the fullest with a combination of quantity and quality.

There are many parameters that may determine how long you live, however, this short article presents the findings of five researchers who identified three simple tests you can do at home to measure your ability to increase years to your life.

The medical paper published in the British Medical Journal in 2014 revealed a 13 year study where they took 1,355 men and 1,411 women in 1999 when they were 53 years old and then checked to see who was alive and well 13 year later in 2012.

The following are the three tests that were evaluated.

Standing on one leg with your eyes closed for 10 seconds or longer, having a strong grip, and being able to stand up and sit back down in a chair many times in a minute.

According to the researchers of this paper, these tests clearly represented tell-tale signs of longevity.

Performed well in all three tests at age 53 or so and you should be healthy and vibrant 13 years later, when you are 66.

Researcher from University College London estimate that a 53 year old who can complete these tests successfully is up to 5 times more likely to be alive and well at 66 than someone who couldn’t complete the tests or who did them poorly.

Officially the tests are called the Chair Test (Standing up and sitting down in a chair 39 times in a minute for a man, and 36 times for a woman), the balance test (standing on one leg for 10 seconds or longer with eyes closed), and the grip test (ability to apply a pressure of up to 54.5 kg)

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Allergies At An All-Time High

With allergies being at an all-time high the need for high quality products promoting the elimination of dust, mite, mold, mildew, fungus and pet dander is an essential step in keeping allergies under control.

The materials most likely causing the distress are the pillows and mattresses saturated with dust mites and other allergens after an exposure during time spent in bed. Often a runny nose, watery eyes or asthma like symptoms in the morning, are the results of a night long exposure of inhaling these particles.

Many of the pillows and mattresses in homes have been in use for periods of more than three years without proper cleaning and sanitation practices to eliminate harmful bacteria. The alternative to buying new expensive pillows and mattresses is proper care and protection.     Read more…